You will have your own tour guide speaking English, he/she will escort the whole sightseeing and trekking tour.
For the transfers from Yangshuo to Yangdi, Xingping to Yangshuo, you wll take bus with our tour guide.
Pickup time and back to hotel time
At 08h30 from your hotel lobby, the time back to the hotel is 17h30 usually. If extra hour is requested, please tell us in advance. We might charge for extra working hours, accordingly to labor law.
Our tour guide will find you via eye contact from the crowd in the lobby. Please do not worry! We will recognize you!
Plan A: 4 hours hiking from Yangdi to Xingping
In the morning, take the first Yangshuo-Yangdi bus at the Yangshuo bus station. The bus drives through large areas of rice paddies, villages and landscape of beautiful mountains. 1 hour later, you arrive a valley where Li River runs through. This is our hiking start point - Yangdi.
We will walk 4-5 hours along the bank of Li River, take local ferry boat for 3 times when the trail ends up before steep cliffs. Lots of good chance to take marvellous photos.
Most of people end their trek at Painted Cliffs. There are many bamboo rafts here, local fisherman asks you to take a ride for the last portion from Painted Cliffs to Xingping. Generally speaking, it is a good idea! The fisherman takes care of the paddling and he tells you lots of interesting stories happening on the river. The optional cost of rafting is about USD 10 - 15 for renting a raft. It will be paid by yourself.
The hiking ends at Xingping, a time-honored ancient township. Dating back to the Three Kingdom Period, it boasts a long history of thousands of years.
Recommend you to try Fried rice with wild duck egg for lunch, you can smell it miles away. The lunch cost will be paid by yourself.
We will take local bus for 40 minute back to Yangshuo in the afternoon.
Plan B: 1 hour cruise + 1 hour hiking
For people who do not want to hike 3-4 hours, we can take 1 hour bamboo raft ride from Yangdi, the cruise ends at Painted Cliff. Then we will start to walk through villages and rice paddies for another 1 hour to Xingping. Later We will take local bus for 40 minute back to Yangshuo in the afternoon.
Map of trekking route along Li River
Click to check trekking map from Yangdi to Xingping.