The Li River Cruise in May is very popular among domestic Chinese tourists as it is neither cold nor hot. However, it’s also normally during the height of monsoon season where the rainfall in Guilin is substantial. Thus, the water level in the Li River is high and the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo may last for around 3.5 hours (or less), depending upon waterflow speed.
Usually, there are many domestic Chinese passengers taking the cruise during May Day from the 1st to 3rd of May. If you are planning to take the cruise during the period of time, it is strongly recommended that you book the cruise ticket 1 month in advance.
Along the Li River, the karst mountains are decorated with a variety of plants and maybe some colorful wild flowers. The 3 types of the Li River Cruise boat – 3 star, 4 star and luxury boats will be able to take you to enjoy the picturesque karst scenery in May.