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The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery and taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis, the scenery along the Li River become one of China's top tourist destinations.


Li River photography by our staff Liu Huanyu

to see our cruise types and enjoy the beautiful Li River.




Before booking:

1. Is it possible to do the cruise in the opposite direction from Yangshuo to Guilin?

No. The river flows in the direction from Guilin to Yangshuo. With tourists we only go from Guilin to Yangshuo.


2. My flight/train arrives in the morning on the cruise day or later than the pick-up hours.  Can I still take your cruise?

For the passengers who will arrive by flight or train the best pick-up point is Guilin (NOT north)train station(we do NOT pick up passengers from Guilin north train station but you can catch a taxi for about 25mins and CNY30 from there to Sheraton Hotel where we can pick you up for free). If you can not reach Guilin train station(NOT Guilin north train station) by 8am you are not able to catch our luxury and ordinary cruise; If you can reach train station between 8am and 10am you can take our bamboo cruise. It takes you about 40mins from the airport to train station by taxi or shuttle bus.

3. What are the differences between Luxury Cruise and Ordinary Cruise?

On luxury cruise you enjoy English language guide, a delicious lunch and soft comfortable seat in allocated AC cabin.Ordinary cruise is mainly designed for the big Chinese tour group.


4. Why is the bamboo boat on river period shorter?

Our bamboo boats run only along the most beautiful part of the river, from Yangdi to Xingping. Then, the bamboo boat customers will be arranged to take a bus from Xingping to Yangshuo.


5. Do you have student or senior citizen's discounts?

No. But children who meet certain requirements enjoy discount and details are written in Cruise Type page. And infant who is blow 1.1 meter height and below age 11 enjoys free of charge.


6. Does the fare include the transport from Yangshuo back to Guilin city?

No, the cruise serves as a sightseeing and transport for most tourists to Yangshuo. If you wish to be guided in Yangshuo countryside and transfer back to Guilin or airport on the same day, please contact us with your booking ID for your private transport arrange.

Alternatively, you can take the express bus from Yangshuo bus terminal to Guilin. The buses depart every 20mins between 6AM to 8:30PM, the journey takes 1hour and 20mins and costs 15CNY/person.


7. Can I bring my luggage on board?



8. How to book on your website? Do you have tickets available for X(date)?

As long as you can book online our tickets are available for all days. To learn how to book check how to book


After booking:

1. Why haven't I received the confirmation?

Maybe it is the problem of your internet browser but don't worry. As long as you have the payment reference code your information is already in our system.You can email us(find our email at the end of this page) with your payment reference code then we will send confirmation to you. If you don't get our reply you can call us on (+86) 151 773 084 88 one day earlier of your cruise day(no need call us earlier because we won't print out the passenger list until one day earlier) and we will explain to you how to get free pick-up service. 


2. Can I change my cruise day? What is the cost?

It is free of charge to change your tour day 3 days earlier than your original cruise day. Please call us on (+86) 151 773 084 88. If it is within 3 days you will need to buy a new ticket on our website.


3. My plan has been changed. Can you refund my deposit?

The deposit is non-refundable.


4. What language do your customer service staff speak?

We speak both Chinese and English.

If you can not find the answers to your questions after reading the FAQs above please email us at and our customer service team will get back to you shortly.


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