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  • Location:Shanghai, China
  • Duration:14 hours (approx.)

Guilin in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

Explore China’s most beautiful mountains and waterways on a day trip to Guilin from Shanghai. Guilin is renowned for its famous natural scenery, and was a source of inspiration for Chinese brush paintings. This day trip is the perfect option for those seeking an escape from the busy city life of Shanghai.


  • Guilin day trip from Shanghai by air
  • Visit Elephant Trunk Hill and see the unique formation resembling an elephant dipping its trunk into the water
  • See the Buddhist sculptures at Fubo Hill
  • Discover the Reed Flute Caves, Guilin's most extraordinary sight
  • Round-trip airfare from Shanghai to Guilin

What You Can Expect

Guilin in One Day: Day Trip from Shanghai by Air

Guilin Scenery

During your time in Shanghai, take a day trip to discover the beauty of Guilin. The scenery of Guilin has been called ’the most spectacular under the heaven.’ Come here to experience the beauty of the karst mountains soaring into the sky, with mists and haze dancing in the background. You’ll also see intricate limestone carvings, stalactite formations and waterways.

After flying into Guilin from Shanghai, you’ll be picked up and brought to the Elephant Hill, located on the western bank of the Li River. The shape of the hill resembles a large elephant drinking water through its trunk. Climb up the stairs for a bird’s-eye view of Guilin.

Next, visit Fubo Hill, a peak that stands in the middle of the Li River. Fubo Hill soars up 203 feet (62 meters) and is 700 feet (213 meters) high above the sea level. The hill resembles more of a vertical rock eruption than a hill, and its peak affords beautiful views of the countryside. Walk to the Returned Pearl Cave and the Thousand Buddha Cave to see etchings of Buddha dating back to the Song and Tang Dynasties (618 - 1279).

Finish by visiting the Reed Flute Cave, a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting. Wander inside and you’ll be amazed by the large number of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations. The fascinating Reed Flute Cave dates back 180 million years.

After seeing the best of Guilin in a day, you'll return to Guilin airport and head back to Shanghai.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our plane was delayed three hours and we sat on the tarmac in a very noisy plane, but when we got there Maggie was there with a smile and ready to go. she took us on an amazing tour. We got to see everything we planned and she was a delight after a not too good start. it was well worth the trip.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2014

The Guilin mountains are worth a visit but the tour should include a trip into the mountains. Viewing them only from view points within Guilin and leaving us about 4 hours time to spend on ourselves was very unexpected. Not a good value for the price paid.

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