Guilin Tours

Customize Your Trip to the Real China

Guilin is a destination known for its exceptional natural wonders and rich cultures. A professional and reliable tour operator based in Guilin, Easy Tour China provides authentic Guilin tour packages that go beyond the ordinary.

In the southwest of China, lies the magic land of Guilin with beguiling natural beauty, diverse ethnic cultures, and centuries-old history. "East or west, the Guilin landscape is the best." This well-known old Chinese saying may explain why Guilin is one of the top travel destinations in China for both travelers and expats.

Guilin is a year-round destination. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a Li River boat cruise to see the surreal karst landscape, cycle through serene rural countryside while observing farmers working in the fields, or engage in a little adventure like bamboo rafting, kayaking, rocks climbing, etc. You can also shop at the wet market, learn to cook Guilin food like a local, stroll through the beautiful terraced rice fields of Longji, and explore the ethnic cultures of the Yao and Zhuang people. Yangshuo has something to offer everyone.

What Our Customers Say?

Meeting Customer
I have just completed an 11 day tour of Shanghai, Guilin, Xian and Beijing all booked and organised by Easy Tour China. Jackie at Easy Tours China did all my bookings and made all the arrangements Jackie was fantastic throughout the whole process, making sure I was happy with the arrangements checking with me reach day to see if I enjoyed each your and if I needed any assistance.
- Mr. Bernard, Ireland
Enjoy Bike Tour in Guilin
Our experience was so good I wanted to take the time to sign up as a reviewer. My husband and I did a three day self-guided tour in Guangxi Province through Easy Tour China and it was a flawless experience. Easy Tour China provided us with the type of route I requested (we are grandma and grandpa weekend cyclists), a cell phone pre-loaded with a route (you should be pretty proficient with gps if you go self-guided), great bikes, and the best trip coordinator ever, Robert Liu.
- Anne, USA

1. When is the Best Time to Visit Guilin and Yangshuo?

Generally speaking, Guilin is suitable for travel year-round. The best time to visit Guilin and Yangshuo is from May to October. This is because during this period, you can experience the most attractive highlights of Guilin, such as its picturesque Li River, karst mountains, rural countryside, and natural beauty. The golden period to visit the Guilin Longji rice terraces is during the months of May and June in the spring, and September and October in the autumn. You can find out more details about Guilin weather by month.

2. What are the Best Things to Do in Guilin?

The top things to do and best places to visit in Guilin include:

  • Cruise the Li River: A gentle and relaxing Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo offers a mesmerizing landscape with jutting karst peaks, bamboo groves, and clear waters. It is one of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of the Li River.
  • Explore Yangshuo countryside: Absorb the rural beauty by taking a bike ride through paddy fields and tranquil villages, or embark on a bamboo rafting experience on the Yulong River. Alternatively, you can enjoy the excitement of a thrilling rock climbing adventure.
  • Discover the Longji Rice Terraces: Experience the stunning scenery of the Longsheng and Longji Rice Terraces fields (Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces) and explore the distinctive cultures of the local minority groups, such as the Zhuang and Yao peoples.
  • Visit Reed Flute Cave: A landmark in Guilin and one of the most famous and spectacular natural limestone caves in China.
  • Try Guilin Rice Noodles: Take your taste buds on an adventure with the most popular local street food in Guilin.

  • 3. What are Li River cruise boats like?

    There are 2 levels of cruise boats available for service from Guilin to Yangshuo: 4-star and 3-star cruise boats. In order to have a better Li River cruise experience, we recommend the 4-star cruise boat because it provides modern facilities, a less crowded environment, and better food (buffet lunch). If you prefer a more affordable 3-star boat, we can also arrange that for you.

    4. Can I apply for the 72-hour visa-free or 144-hour visa-free transit for a layover tour in Guilin?

    Yes. You can apply for the 72-hour visa-free transit for a Guilin tour as long as you meet the requirements. The 72-hour visa-free transit policy allows nationals from over 50 countries to have a short stay (3 days) when passing through Guilin on their way to a third country or region. Click our 72-hour visa-free transit policy to find out if you are qualified or simply leave us a message.

    Tourist groups from ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries can enjoy a 144-hour (6-day) visa-free stay in Guilin. The group should be received at Guilin Liangjiang Airport by a local travel agency such as Easy Tour China, and depart from Guilin Liangjiang Airport. During the 144-hour period, all group members must remain in Guilin.