Standard Seating

The Superior (3 Star) Li River Cruise – operating daily! See the Li River’s iconic scenery from our superior boats.
USD $78 per adult / USD $39 per child

Superior Li River Cruise (3 Star Boat) Guilin to Yangshuo

The Superior Li River Cruise (3 Star Boat) is the standard Li River Cruise boat operating on a daily basis. It’s regularly referred to as the Deluxe Boat among tour operators (although that status is reserved for the 4-star Deluxe Li River Cruise). There are multiple 3-star boats that depart daily offering a cost-effective cruise option for visitors. Visitors can only choose standard seating on-board.
(Adults: USD $78 per ticket / Children USD $39 per ticket)​

The Standard Seating on the Superior 3-Star Li River Cruise is the most cost-effective option across all the reasonable standard boats to experience the Li River on-board a boat!


The Superior Li River Cruise is the most common and popular Li River Cruise boat. It’s the most commonly booked cruise boat for foreign visitors among local Guilin tour operators. There are multiple boats (all of the same design, facilities and interior) departing daily from the Zhujiang Wharf on the outskirts of Guilin City.


The interior of the boat facilities and overall cleanliness is at a reasonable level and is the best option for a cost-effective, comfortable Li River Cruise. We never sell tickets to the low-level cruise boats available so you can be assured that if booking this option, you will experience an enjoyable cruise.


These boats depart in the morning from Guilin Pier to Yangshuo Pier.


What is included in this Li River Cruise

What is NOT INCLUDED in this Li River Cruise


***Please note, times are indicative-only, subject to change and rely on Marine bureau confirmation***

8:10 am

Our Vehicle will pick you up from your Guilin Hotel Lobby
​Private Transfer from your hotel to Guilin Pier

08:55 am

Arrive at Guilin Pier

09:00 am

Ticket Collection with Cruise Manifest name check

09:05 am

Security Check with passports (please bring onboard)

09:30 am

Superior Li River Cruise departs from Guilin Pier

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Chinese Set Lunch is available between this time

1:30 pm

Arrive at Yangshuo Pier & Disembark Cruise


Things to Know

  • ​Stunning Panoramic Views of the Li River & Karst Scenery in Southern China

  • Cruise the 83 kilometer route from the city of Guilin to the town of Yangshuo

  • #1 ​Top Rated Activity in Guilin and Yangshuo on Tripadvisor

  • Onboard café serving hot coffee and tea (available for purchase)

  • Onboard amenities including outdoor upper deck space, air conditioned indoor seating with large windows made for sightseeing, and restrooms

  • Child tickets available for children between 120 – 140 cms tall (with allocated seat). For infants, no charge (no allocated seat)

Cruise Route

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