Yangshuo is one of China’s most family friendly destinations. There’s dozens of activities to keep the kids happy and stimulated, as well as plenty to do for the parents whether they prefer things adventurous, relaxed or a bit of both. With beautiful rural karst mountain scenery and clean fresh air, Yangshuo is a perfect family holiday.
Arrive Yangshuo. Transfer from Guilin airport to your hotel in the centre of Yangshuo or in the surrounding countryside – just let us know your preferences for accommodation when you book. The drive takes approximately 75 minutes. A driver will be at the arrival terminal holding a Bike Asia sign with your name on it. We’ll meet you when you arrive in Yangshuo to go over the coming days, answer any questions you may have and orient you to the area. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. In the evening we’ll meet for a dinner featuring delicious Chinese dishes.
Day 2: Hiking
Guided by a local expert, you’ll cycle to Moon Hill, 7 kilometres from Yangshuo. We highly recommend the climb up to the top for the magnificent views of the valley and the surrounding karsts. Following lunch, we explore inside one of the local limestone karst caves. Depending on the age of your children options are a lit up cave featuring colourful stalagmites and stalactites or a water cave where you’ll be able to jump into mud baths, underground waterfalls and hot springs, so bring your bathers! We finish the day with a gentle ride back into Yangshuo town. In the evening we’ll visit the spectacular Liu San Jie Lightshow.
Day 3: Cooking
Today we kick off with a morning class at Yangshuo Cooking School, set in a beautifully renovated traditional mud-brick courtyard home in Chaolong village, where you’ll cook and eat your own local creations for lunch. Before the class you will be picked up at your hotel to take a visit to Yangshuo market before returning to Chaolong for your class. After the class you will be returned to your hotel to relax before we cycle to Fuli village. This ride takes us through beautiful countryside to the Li River where we cross by boat and settle in for a session of Chinese fan making with a local master. You’ll get to take your own hand painted design home with you. We’ll board a bamboo raft for the ride back to Yangshuo. The evening is yours to explore.
Day 4: Cycle then Bamboo Boat Ride on the Yu Long River
Back on the bikes again for a ride along the bamboo-lined Dragon River, visiting the Ming Dynasty Dragon bridge. This is the most scenic area in Yangshuo region and gives you access to Chinese rural farm life at its most picturesque. After having lunch in a Farmer’s restaurant we’ll visit one of the local markets. The afternoon will be spent punting down the Yulong river on a bamboo raft before we jump on the bikes for the ride back to the hotel.
Day 5: Departure day
Departure day. You are free to leave any time today. If you have the time to extend your holiday, chat to us about staying on in Yangshuo or check out the many activities on offer.
Can we change the itinerary or customise the tour?
Not for publicly listed dates, but if you have your own group or date in mind, Yes. If you want to make a private booking we can help design a tour that suits you. You may have ideas based on any of our tours or something in mind that you can't find on our website. Just get in contact with us and let us know what you have in mind and we'll try our best to make it happen!
Do you cater for vegetarians?
Yes we do! If you have any dietery requirements just let us know when you book in the space provided (Additional Requests). For any severe alergies or other conditions it is best that you let us know in advance so that we can prepare and/ or advise you on what we can provide or what you might need to bring so that are well catered for.
What about Covid 19?
Covid restrictions have passed for most countries and it is now possible to obtain tourist visas for China. For China you may need to provide a personal Covid test within taken 24 hours before your departure, these are only checked randomly, and can also be taken on arrival.
During all our tours we take care to avoid any transferring of any viruses, such as Covid, through providing hand sanitisers and minimising exposure. As with any illness, all care will be made for the participants well being during the tour and we will help with any arrangements that need to be made if the participant needs to leave the tour (this will be at the cost of the participant). Costs for unused segments of tours cannot be refunded, for any reason, as all tour costs are paid in advance.
How to I make a booking and payment?
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Upon completion of your booking form we’ll send you an acknowledgement email and invoice for a deposit. All long trips (7 days or more) require a deposit of 300USD to guarantee your place. Trips departing within 60 days at booking will require full payment. Once your deposit is received, we’ll also send you a pre-trip information pack that will give you added information about the tour, the region you’ll be travelling through, a checklist of things to prepare, suggestions for packing, training tips and more. For shorter trips and day tours we require full payment 30 days prior to the commencement of the tour or as soon as convenient if booking within 30 days of departure.
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