li River Hiking

Full Day Li River Hiking Tour: Hike along One of the World’s Most Beautiful Rivers

A cruise trip through the Li River is an otherworldly experience in its own right, but our hiking trip offers you an opportunity to slow down and see the river from a point of view seldom seen by others.

The journey begins in a village that hidden in the mountains, and travels through a classic landscape of mountains and rivers, rice fields, small villages, and ends on a mountain which offers a panorama view of the Li River.

You will admire the unrivaled karst scenery and witness firsthand the traditional lifestyles of the locals.

Come along! Let us show you the natural marvels hidden from the main roads. Our friendly and experienced hiking guides are eager to share the beauty of the area.

From US$129
1 Days
11 km

Why you'll love this trip

  • Explore Yangshuo's unspoilt and remote villages, yet to be discovered by mainstream tourism.

  • Hike along the essence of the Li River and enjoy intimate views of some of the most spectacular landmarks in Yangshuo.

  • Hike along the essence of the Li River and enjoy intimate views of some of the most spectacular landmarks in Yangshuo.

Itinerary Details

  • Private Transfer from Guilin hotel/airport/train station to the trailhead.

  • The scenic hike along the Li River and stop for photos.

  • Arrive Xingping and climb up Laozhai Mountain.

  • Have lunch in a local restaurant.

  • Transfer to Guilin or Yangshuo.

In the morning, you will be met by a friendly guide and transferred by car to Quanjiazhou, a remote village only visited by hikers like you. Most part of the drive is scenic with beautiful mountains and lush orchards.

The pick-up time is around 8 am. It can be earlier or later based on your requirement.

Lace up your hiking shoes and set off the scenic hike.

Escorted by our professional guide, you’ll hike alongside the river, hop on the stones in the stream, traverse through bamboo forests, step over rice fields, pass lush orchards and villages.

Get your camera ready for continuing picturesque views: green mountains, crystal-clear water, water buffalo grazing in the field, ducks paddling in the water, fishermen fishing, and peasants working in paddies.

Have a rest at Nine Horse Mural Hill and admire the gorgeous scenery. Your guide will lead you to the best spot for photographing.

Take a ferry crossing the river and continue your hike to Xingping.

En route, stop to take pictures of the famous Yellow Cloth Shoal, the inspiration for the beautiful painting found on the back of every 20 Yuan RMB bank note.

On arrival Xingping, energize yourself for a steep climb up Laozhai Mountain. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama view of the rolling hills and the Li River.

Have lunch and then you can wander a bit around to see the ancient Xingping town if you want.

In the end, you’ll board our waiting car and be transferred to Guilin or Yangshuo hotel.

What’s Included?

  • The professional hiking guide

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Transfers provided by private vehicle

  • Lunch at a local restaurant

  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

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