Bamboo Sailing through Karst Mountains

4-Day Karst Mountains, Yulong River Sailing Tour & Cycling Tour - China

Prices from £258 pp

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Duration4 days / 3 nights (flexible)

LocationGuilin - Yangshuo

Suitable for families

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Cycle between Karst Mountains and drift lazily downstream aboard a bamboo raft through the gorgeous scenery of Yangshuo. It’s a scenic trip that’s second to none. Sailing along the Yulong River between gnarly forested hills and a patchwork of rice paddies is a sure-fire way to feel the spirit of rural China. You’ll spend three nights in the area, cycling, hiking and floating through the idyllic landscape.

What's included

  • Accommodation with breakfast – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Arrival Transfer
  • Bike ride/boat ride with English speaking guide

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Arrival in Yangshuo

First, you’ll travel to the city of Guilin, where you’ll be collected and transferred to your hotel in Yangshuo. You’ll stay in a beautiful retreat tucked between Karst Mountains, surrounded by rice paddies and farmland. It’s a hugely warm and friendly place. You can rent mountain bikes and kayaks, or simply explore the area on foot.

Arrival in Yangshuo

Cycling trip and bamboo rafting

Today you’ll set off on a cycling tour and bamboo rafting trip with a local guide. The scenery here is extraordinary, with forest-topped Karst Mountains and small rippling rivers snaking through bright green paddies. You’ll cycle to the river with your guide, starting off on the main roads but you’ll soon leave these behind and pedal through farmland and rice paddies.

Man cycling past karst mountains

Next you’ll hop on a traditional bamboo raft and drift downstream, soaking up the scenery and lazing in the sunshine. After the boat trip, you’ll get back on your bike and cycle to Moon Hill, with gorgeous views from its peak. When you return to the hotel, you can relax with a cold beer on the terrace and watch the sun sink between the Karst Mountains.

Customers sitting on bamboo raft in China

Light show

Yangshuo’s light show is a must for one of your evenings out in the countryside. We’ll book the tickets for the evening of your choice and will make sure to pick you up and return you to your hotel. With spectacular Karst Mountains and the river as the backdrop, you’ll be spellbound by the lights, music and artistry of Zhang Yimou’s show.

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Free Time and Departure - Yangshuo

Day 3 is completely your own and you certainly won’t be short of options. Rent a kayak and twist along the rivers, cycle past paddies and stop for a riverside picnic. The following day, you’ll check out of your hotel and hit the road again.

Customer posing with local woman
Man at Great Wall of China

Speak to our China specialist, Rob

"I was lucky enough to travel across China for two months and the more I explored, the more I loved; from its ancient towns to its futuristic cities. My top highlight has to be the mountainous scenery of Yunnan."

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