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  • Location: Yangshuo, China
  • Duration:  4-5 hours (approx.)
Looking for a relaxing outdoor adventure in China? Travel by kayak down the Li River from Yangshuo, and connect with nature and the countryside. Paddle along the river with your skilled guide and enjoy stunning views of the towering karst mountains and dense bamboo forests; then discover rural, riverside life on a visit to the fishing village of Puyi. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people.


  • Kayak tour along the picturesque Li River in Yangshuo County
  • Enjoy the tranquil waters and the gorgeous surrounding scenery of mountains and forests
  • Learn about riverside lifestyles in the village of Puyi
  • Morning and afternoon departures are available to fit your schedule
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized and inclusive experience with your kayak guide

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What You Can Expect

Yangshuo Kayaking Adventure on the Li River

Kayaking on Li River

Meet your kayak guide in Yangshuo and board a shuttle for the drive to the old town of Fuli. After collecting your kayak equipment, your guide will lead you to the river to begin your exciting Yangshuo adventure!

Leisurely row your way south from Fuli (or paddle faster for a more challenging workout!) and enjoy the beautiful views of the immense mountain range and lush woodlands on either side of the river. As you drift through the less-traveled channel of the river, see local fishermen on bamboo rafts practicing an old-fashioned way of fishing, watch water buffaloes wallowing in the river and eating by the bank, and observe farm animals grazing on the riverside pasture.

If you get tired of paddling, grab hold of the support boat for help moving down the river. After about three hours on the water, disembark in the old fishing village of Puyi. Explore the small town with your guide and discover well-preserved ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties. If you get hungry, grab a snack (own expense) before boarding the waiting shuttle bus that will take you back to Yangshuo.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

I cannot compare it to other parts of the Li River - the landscape was not too amazing and the ride not too adventurous - good for families though! there was promised to have a guide with us to carry the bags on another boat, so that if we needed something (food/drink etc.) he would be behind us all the time and we can ask for our bags - he just disappeared and waited at the end of the track...luckily I had everything I needed with me...others not. So take everything with you! Otherwise good organisation! Nice and friendly people (Driver, she was really nice!)

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

The trip on the river was great, very relaxing. We loved it. It was a good length. We were with another couple who booked locally and had paid half the price we had through Viator. We paid for a guide who didn't do anything/communicate with us. Very overpriced as customer service was not good.

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