Guilin Information and Travel Tips to Plan your Vacation | Ritz Tours


Standing on the banks of the River Li, modern Guilin sits around two beautiful lakes and boasts a history that stretches back more than 2,000 years ago. Relatively small and compact, the city is best known for its idyllic surrounding scenery: the conical hills and limestone karsts clustered around the Li’s waters. River cruises carry visitors along the river’s winding waters to soak in this otherworldly landscape, while other popular attractions include the Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, and more.


Lijiang River (Li River)

The poetic Li River is one of Guilin s most famous scenic locales, renowned for its striking natural beauty and unique topography. Floating along the peaceful waters, you can get a taste of life outside the hustle and bustle of the neighboring metropolis. Like a jade ribbon, the river flows from Mt. Cat in northeast Guilin and winds its way southeast to meet the Xi River in Wulin. The landscape is adorned with rolling hills, caves, steep cliffs, and leisurely boats meandering down the river.

Reed Flute Cave

Like an underground paradise befitting of an emperor, Reed Flute Cave, is renowned for its magnificent natural rock formations illuminated with colored lighting. The sprawling cave is filled with massive stone pillars, stalagmites, and stalactites that create a hauntingly beautiful landscape. Sticking to tradition, the Chinese have given many of these formations poetic names, including Dragon s Pagoda, Crystal Palace, and Fruit and Flower Mountain.

Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill, one of the most famous hills in Guilin, rests majestically on the western bank of the Li River. The rock formation has long been regarded as the symbol of Guilin and has even appeared on Chinese currency bills. It earned its moniker for its striking resemblance to an elephant dipping its trunk into the water and its beauty has inspired great poets throughout the years.


The ending point of a Li River cruise, the charming city of Yangshuo offers visitors idyllic landscapes of soaring limestone peaks, lush rice fields and peaceful waters. An ideal destination to soak up the local flavor would be the famed Xi Street, lined with traditional handicraft stores as well as a sprinkling of modern cafes and bars.

Based on your interest, we suggest the following tour packages which will provide you with the greatest enjoyment

Scenic Yangtze Discovery 16 Days 14 Nights[RDR]

  • Tour Code: RDR          Date: 05/27/2018 ~ 11/18/2018       Price From: $2699 Land Only
This voyage is a must for any adventurous traveler who aspires to explore China and the mighty Yangtze River to its fullest. A journey to China is incomplete without this impressive itinerary that covers it all - memorable explorations to ancient civilizations, comprehensive guides about the history and culture of each city, sampling of traditional cuuisines, and admmittance to spectacular entertainment.

China Scenic 12 Days 10 Nights[RDZ]

  • Tour Code: RDZ          Date: 06/08/2018 ~ 11/16/2018       Price From: $2099 Land Only
This journey showcases China’s breathtaking natural scenery without missing its cultural and historical wonders. Sail along the Li River and witness breathtaking landscapes straight from ancient Chinese paintings. Explore the dramatic rock formations in Guilin’s caves, walk in the footsteps of warriors on the Great Wall and gaze at the futuristic skyline of Shanghai.
Visiting: BEIJING(3 nts) - XIAN(2 nts) - GUILIN(2 nts) - YANGSHUO - GUILIN - SHANGHAI(3 nts) 

Guilin 2 nights 3 days[KWL PKG]

  • Tour Code: KWL PKG          Date: 04/01/2018 ~ 02/28/2019       Price From: $440 Land Only

Situated in southern China, the lush city of Guilin is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes which inspired the ancient saying, "Guilin's scenery is unmatched under Heaven." A cruise down the emerald waters of the Li River displays Guilin's beauty in its purest form – mist-shrouded hills, unique karst formations and leisurely boats meandering by.

Visiting: GUILIN(2 nts)