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No.46 Liuhe Road, Qixing District, Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang, China
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Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

by sfcutelyn

Hi there,

Can I know the charges for any tour service for 1 day in Guilin and another day in Yangshuo for 2 person? As, we are going to stay in Yangshuo(hotel booked) but we need at least a day trip tour service in Guilin. Any recommendation for a nice & budget local tour guide?

Please note that we only need tour service. (Exclude accommodation)Thx!

Re: Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

by ellyse

Charges would vary according to what you're looking for. It would be reasonable to at least say what you want on the itinerary, otherwise it's the same as asking "how long is a piece of string?"

Re: Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

by sfcutelyn

Ellyse, thx for prompt response.Please see below for our plan-itinerary.

1) Need transportation from Yangshuo to Guilin & vice versa back to Yangshuo on the day itself.
2) Attractions to visit:-
- Elephant Trunk Hill
- Reed Flute Cave
- Seven Star Park
- Two Rivers and Four Lakes
- Half or quarter of Li River cruise

Anyway, can you email me back to my personal email address at smashlyn_83@hotmail.com

Thx.

Re: Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

by nada1712

I found the guides in the Guilin area a total rip off. Be very careful. Our guide told us that his boss was in the drugs dealing business, It was quite a shock! They give you mixed messages about what they will do for you and where they will take you. Give Seven Stars park a miss.

Re: Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

by sfcutelyn

Hi Nada,

Thx for your tips & awareness. Anyway, do you have any budget/ average but nice recommendation for tour service? I saw Seven Star Park seems to be nice place when I surf net. Is it really that worst? Do you have any advise to share with me?

Re: Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

by nada1712

I don't have any recommendations for a tour service in Guilin. As I said there are alot of problems there. Our guide told us that his boss was involved with drugsand that many companies were. Seven Stars Park is a very ordinary, nothing special park that you would find anywhere in the world. There is a terrible zoo there with animals which are not kept in good condition. That is what I saw anyway. I really would not go there again to the Seven Stars Park and I would not recommend it. The Li river of course is very beautiful but normally there are huge amounts of boats on it at most times of the year. I was lucky I saw it in January 2008 when there had been a huge freeze in China and there were no tourists so to speak and we saw the Li river in extraordinary beauty. The mountains were covered in rime and frost and it looked surreal. I will never forget it.

Re: Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

by albaaust

I think that you will find that the hotel you stay at in Yangshuo will offer you a tour service. Where are you staying in Yangshuo? If you are going straight to Yangshuo I really would not bother going back to Guilin. The sights are far better in Yangshuo and its surrounds.

Travel Tips for Guilin

Stalagmites and stalactites

by herzog63

Stalagmites are the ones that appear to be rising from the cave floor and stalactites are the ones the are growing from the ceiling as the mineral deposits are dripping down. They sure look cool. The lighting in the caves is a little tacky at times but at least it's possible to see the cool formations.

Waterfall Climbing

by yipsufen

There are six waterfalls in Gudong National Park and all are suitable for climbing. You don't need any climbing gear just a pair of shoes made from grass will do. It only costs RMB5 per pair and is non-slippery. Along the way, there's a metal chain hanging on all the waterfalls. Use it as a guide and also for support in climbing.

I'm a bit doubtful on the safety of waterfall climbing as I don't see any park personnel standing in guard. The climbers are mostly locals and university students from other parts of China. Climbers roll up their pants and jeans and carry a bag on their shoulders. Perhaps it's not so difficult to climb up all the six waterfalls by pulling up the chain and with all the guided steps on waterfall rocks. You don't need any climbing gear just a pair of shoes made from grass will do. It only costs RMB5 per pair and is non-slippery.

Try the dog...it's on a separate menu...

by BikkleYunker about (Can't Remember)

I walked into the local tourist office to find out a restaurant where at least one employee spoke English, so the agents there informed me of a place right near my hotel. At first when I was walking to it I was distracted by a local Chinese person who was interested in talking to a foreigner, so I bypassed the place completely. After looking at the map I was given, I went to the front and this nice man said "you must be the one looking for English,"...yes, I was.... He gave me the menu, and I ordered some leeks, a bowl of rice, bottled water, and dog. That's right, dog. I asked if the restaurant served it, so the man gave me a different menu, that showed an English description of the way it is prepared. He said it would be more expensive, but I took that to mean less than $5 bucks, so I agreed. It came cooked with a bitter vegetable, I can't remember what, but in any event, the dog tasted "game-y." All in all, a meal well done, and just under 10 bucks. DOG

Seven Star Park - Cool Caves

by herzog63

Within the Wixing Gongyuan ( Seven Star Park) you can find 6 caves that have interesting formations all with pretty cool names like Monkey scratching his butt or Big Dragon breathing fire...well I made those up but the real names are similar to those. One of the Grottoes called Crystal Palace of the Dragon King can hold 1000 people in it. It's a great place to spend a few hours.
It cost 6 FEC (US$1.60) for foreigners to get in and for locals it was .80 Fen (US$.16 cents) not FEC's so being the cheap traveler that I was. I spotted the sign in English that the student rate was the same as the local rate so I put one of my passport photos inside of my health certificate and showed that and it worked for my discount...I know most of you are saying Whoopie!! ahha You just saved $1.44 what a loser. Well as you may have read on some of my other pages I was on a 7 month trip and had to watch how I spent my money or the trip would come to an end!

Glass Bridge

by Guantanamera

The bridge pictured here, a stunning architectural achievement, is made almost entirely of glass...! It is located at one end of Rong Hu, and crosses to a tiny island... Fortunately or unfortunately, the glass bridge is forbidden to walk on and the entrance to the bridge is fenced off...

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