The Li River cruise begins from the wharf South of Liberation Bridge in downtown Guilin. There is also the option of a one-hour bus ride to the Bamboo River Wharf (Zhujiang Wharf) or the Millstone Hill Wharf (Mopanshan Wharf) to start the cruise from its most scenic start.
All tourists taking a Li River cruise are required to show passports when booking ship tickets and boarding. You will also need to be at the wharf at least 30 minutes before departure to leave enough time for passport inspection. Those who can't provide valid passports should go to the police station near Zhujiang Wharf to ask for a temporary ID proof 30 minutes before departure.
The Li River cruise is over 52 miles (83 kilometers) long and takes over four hours. The other-worldly scenery is amazing at every turn in the Li River.
Please communicate with the boat company guide during the cruise that for your pickup, they need to call Village Inn reception (15977364111) 15 minutes before arrival. That will allow us to arrange the driver for pickup.
When you get off the boat at Yangshuo wharf (Longtou Shan Wharf), please walk up the steps and turn Right (the opposite way that the Chinese tourists are departing) and walk for about a minute. Our driver will know to look for you there.