5 Day Guilin and Yangshuo Tour with Huangyao Ancient Town

It is said that Guilin’s landscape is the finest under heaven. Guilin and its neighbouring Yangsuo is endowed withh unique and fascinating green peaks and winding rivers and waterways. Li River is a must-go highlight in Guilin tour. At Huangyao Ancient Town, you will appreciate the ancient folk houses, ancestral halls and other buildings.


  • Visit all the highlights in Guilin city.
  • Enjoy the relaxing Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangsuo.
  • Experience the tranquility of the countryside in Yangsuo.
  • Appreciate the Huangyao Ancient Town.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Guilin Arrival
  • Day 2: Guilin
  • Day 3: Guilin – Yangsuo
  • Day 4: Yangsuo – Hezhou – Yangsuo
  • Day 5: Yangsuo – Guilin

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Guilin Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Guilin

Upon your arrival, tour guide will pick you up from airport and then transfer you to your hotel. Feel free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Guilin

Sightseeing and Activities: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Fubo Hill
Accommodation: Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) in Guilin

In the morning, visit Elephant Trunk Hill. It is the symbol of the city of Guilin, which got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water. The round opening that would be under the elephant’s trunk is known as Water-Moon Cave which extends into the Li River.

Then head to Reed Flute Cave, Also known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, it is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. Reed Flute Cave is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations.

Afterwards, walk through Seven Star Park. Located in the east bank of Lijiang, it is one of the largest park in Guilin with the theme of rock caves.

After that visit, we will stop at Fubo Hill. This is another wonderfully scenic spot in Guilin, which has both natural beauty and historic art. If you climb to the summit, you will have a wonderful bird’s-eye view of Guilin city.

Day 3 Guilin – Yangshuo

Sightseeing and Activities: Li River Cruise, West Street
Accommodation: Yangsuo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

West Street in Yangshuo County, Guilin

After breakfast, we will take Li River cruise to Yangsuo for about 4 hours. On the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo, it covers hundreds and thousands of grotesque peaks. Breathe the fresh air, feel the gentle breeze and enjoy the spectacular landscapes here. Have lunch on board.

In the afternoon, disembark at the old town Yangshuo. Then explore the ancient town – Yangsuo. It has a history of over 1400 years. Walk around West Street to find a lot of unique shops selling traditional handcrafts, hand-made scarfs, snacks of local flavor etc. Then your driver will transfer you to the hotel in Yangsuo.

Day 4 Yangshuo – Hezhou – Yangshuo

Sightseeing and Activities: Huangyao Ancient Town
Accommodation: Yangsuo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, head to Huangyao Ancient Town. With a history of nearly 1000 years, it houses many ancient folk houses, ancestral halls and other buildings mostly in Ming and Qing Style. Most people in the town have the family name Huang or Yao, and therefore the town is named Huangyao. After the visit, drive back to Yangshuo in the afternoon.

Day 5  Guilin Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy some leisure time in Yangsuo. And then your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.