Kayaking is a very relaxing option. Paddle by yourself down the Li River from Fuli to Liugong. Or, for a longer trip, paddle all the way to Puyi. Life-jackets are provided, along with transportation to/from Yangshuo. Groups of 6 or more people may travel with a guide for no extra charge. Duration: About 2-3 hours
Bamboo rafting on Yulong River
Bamboo rafting is one of the most popular activities in Yangshuo. Lean back and relax in a comfortable chair on a bamboo raft, floating slowly down the peaceful and clean waters of Yulong River. We can arrange a trip down the most beautiful part of the river, where you will see farmers working in picturesque rice paddies, water buffaloes and cows, and the reflection of the mountains in the clear water. Life jackets are provided.
Cycling on quiet roads
Cycling is a fun, convenient, and healthy way to explore Yangshuo and see the sights. There are many good-quality bikes for rent, including mountain bikes, women's bikes, tandem bikes (double seat, for one adult and one child), and small children's bikes. The price ranges from 10 RMB to 30 RMB per day. If you wish, helmets can be provided for a small group (fewer than 10 people). Cycle along quiet roads for a few hours to experience the country atmosphere, see local people, and take in the fantastic landscape.
More information about bike tours is available on our Tours page.
Drifting down the Longjing River in two-person paddleless boats makes for an interesting and relaxing diversion. From beginning to end, the trip is 4 kilometers (2.5 miles), over which the river falls a total of 220 meters (720 feet); it takes about 2.5 hours. Life jackets will be provided.
Yangshuo is a world-famous site for the popular sport of rock climbing. A number of rock climbing operators offer more than 200 available routes locally. Whether you are a beginner or an expert climber, you'll find adventure in Yangshuo! We can arrange a tour with an experienced local operator who can provide the necessary safety equipment.
Learn to cook real Chinese food. Yangshuo Chinese Cooking School has friendly teachers who can impart the secrets of Chinese cuisine in a friendly and fun atmosphere. The teachers will guide you to pick ingredients from the local market. You will then select your favorite dishes and the teachers will provide one-on-one instruction to teach you to cook them. The food you cook will be your meal!
The cormorant is a bird with the ability to stay in the water for a long time looking for fish. For about a thousand years, Chinese fishermen have been using cormorants for subsistence fishing, and some locals still fish this way. Evening is the best time to watch cormorant fishing. If you wish, you can even fish along with the fishermen and fisherwomen.
Impression Light Show
Impression Light Show
Impression by Liu Sanjie is a spectacular light show over the water and mountains that takes place every night from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The show is designed and directed by Zhang Yimou, the famous film director known for his visually stunning films (e.g., Raise the Red Lantern and Hero) who also directed the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Impression is a major production with a cast of 600 singers and dancers, bamboo boats, and cormorant birds. However, the star of the show is definitely nature itself: the stage set is the Li River with the karst mountains as the background scenery. The lighting of the karst peaks is truly breathtaking.
We can arrange everything: ticket purchase and transportation to/from your hotel. Tickets range from 198RMB to 680RMB.