Famous for its dramatic landscape of limestone karst hills and the gently undulating Li River, Guilin is one of the most scenic destinations in China. The subtropical climate makes this rural corner of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region incredibly lush, with bamboo forests covering the entrances to vast subterranean cave networks and lining the beautiful waterways.
With history dating back to the Northern Song Dynasty, Guilin’s history is as rich and diverse as its awe-inspiring landscapes. Chinese literature has long described this stunning terrain as the ‘best under heaven’, with its soaring limestone hills and peaceful river scenery. Ethnic minorities, river cruises, rice terraces and mountain villages make Guilin an essential destination for keen photographers and nature lovers alike.
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin
Guilin, Guangxi & Around, China
Overlooking the Li River with its breathtaking rock formations and surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, the Shangri-La Guilin provides the perfect base from which to explore the stunning scenery of the surrounding area.
China with Kids
Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai
From ancient culture to buzzing cityscapes; dramatic scenery to intimate local villages China is the perfect destination for families. With plenty of adventure, mystery and culture this itinerary provides an educational adventure of a lifetime. With stops in Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai and plenty of unique and interesting activities thrown...
GBP £5,400 pp
Shanghai, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Guilin, Longii and Hong Kong
This itinerary is perfect for those that like to be more active, with plenty of opportunity to get out and explore China’s beautiful countryside in a more adventurous way. Starting the journey, you’ll find your feet in the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai before venturing through the stunning landscapes of Yunnan and Guilin before finishing the trip...
GBP £9,300 pp