In the morning, meet your guide in the lobby of your downtown hotel in Guilin and depart for the pier. You'll board a comfortable vessel for a cruise upstream on the picturesque Li River all the way to Yangshuo. Your guide will point out natural and cultural features around every bend. Pass by towering bamboo groves and limestone peaks with whimsical names like Elephant Trunk Hill, Sword Cut Cliff, and Reclining Flower Vase Hill.
Keep an eye out for water buffaloes cooling off in the river and pulling carts alongside farmers tending rice paddies. Watch the graceful art of fishermen using cormorants to help with their catch from narrow bamboo rafts that glide along this tranquil waterway.
Arriving at your destination, visit Yangshuo's oldest street (West Street), renowned for its ancient architecture. After a brief visit in search of souvenirs and snacks, you have the option to end your tour at Yangshuo or be transferred back to your hotel in Guilin.