When planning a tour to China few people think about river cruises but usually know about the Yangtze River because of the famous Dam site there. Actually one should consider a river cruise perhaps in the middle of their tour to take a short rest during a 17 to 21 day tour. Touring in China can be tiring and a few days of relaxation is helpful. Most people know of the Yangtze River Cruise from Chongqing to YiChang or reverse for 4 or 5 days. Or there is a longer cruise all the way from Chongqing to Shanghai or reverse for 7 to 9 days. Another Cruise which few people know about is the Li River Day cruise from Guilin down to the small town of Yangshuo on smaller river boats shown above but one of the most beautiful cruises in the world. Yangshuo is also known for the fantastic Night show, Impression Liu Sanje, on the river with over 900 local people taking part in it. In Guilin there is an evening cruise on the 4 city lakes lined with many beautiful lighted sites and a close up view of fishermen fishing with their birds. All cruises are an excellent way to enjoy China and relax a bit during your tour and travels in China. For more information contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Tour Operators for China and Tibet only for over 25+ years working with local Chinese Associate Partners.
Most people know about the Yangtze River and the famous cruise through the beautiful Gorges and the new Yangtze River Dam Locks. Few people know about another cruise which is equally beautiful but just a day cruise. Near what use to be a sleepy little town along the Li River, Guilin is now a thriving city mostly because of the Li River Cruise there and the work of the local Tourist Bureau. The Guilin area in ancient days was actually the bottom of the ocean now pushed up with the many hay stack like hills for many miles around. Snaking through these beautiful carst hills is the narrow and shallow Li River. The cruise on these many small boats includes lunch and lasts about 4.5 hours of fantastic scenery through the countryside to the village of Yangshuo once visited by Presidents Carter and Clinton. The real attraction of Yangshuo village now is a wonderful evening show on the river with over 900 local people participating along with many animals. Having been produced by the man who did the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, it is not to be missed. If you like caves some of the boats stop at Crown Cave on the way but you must book that specific cruise to include the cave tour. The area around Guilin has much to see also and as a Tour Operator and China Travel Agency, I have worked several years in developing tours in that area to include hiking, biking, art, and many other wonderful things to see and do. Check out my web site for more information. Click on the photo for a full screen view!