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Pearl River Tours

The Pearl River stretches for 1,376 miles (2,214 kilometers) from Xi Jiang to the Pearl River Delta where it pours into the South China Sea. It’s the third longest river in China and the second largest by volume. According to local legend, the river got its name from a huge boulder in the middle of the river, smoothed by water erosion to resemble a round pearl in the middle of the river.

The most famous portion of the Pearl River flows through the heart of Guangzhou, and the waterfront is home to many of the city’s top attractions, White Goose Pool and the behemoth Canton Tower among them.

One of the most popular ways to enjoy the Pearl River in Guangzhou is by cruise. While boats ply the waters throughout the day, the best time to experience the sights of the river are at night, when the Guangzhou skyline is colorfully lit up. No matter when you cruise, you’ll likely pass beneath the 10 bridges that span the river within the city.

Practical Info

Set aside about 2 to 3 hours for a cruise along the Pearl River.

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Pearl River Night Cruise in Guangzhou with Private Transport, Guangzhou, null
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Pearl River Night Cruise in Guangzhou with Private Transport

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Let the magical beauty of the Pearl River enchant you on a night cruise in Guangzhou. You’ll be captivated by the romantic atmosphere as you admire the ...  Read more

Location: Guangzhou, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with Transport, Hong Kong SAR, Night Cruises
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7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with Transport

This independent 7-day tour takes you to three of China’s most sought-after destinations: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau. In addition to sightseeing tours in ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,745.00
6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including ... 
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6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including Pearl River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience the best of Southern China, beginning in Hong Kong and then followed by its famous mainland neighbors - Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng - ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

From USD $1,584.00
4-Night Hong Kong and Guangzhou Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Multi-day Tours
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4-Night Hong Kong and Guangzhou Tour

Independent extended multi-day tour of Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China with four star hotel accommodation, daily breakfasts and single entry China Visa all ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,385.00
6-Day Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau Tour, Hong Kong SAR, Multi-day Tours
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6-Day Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

See Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau on a 6-day tour with 4-star hotel accommodation, breakfasts and single entry visa into China all taken care of. Enjoy a ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $1,695.00

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