VIP Seating

A Deluxe (4 Star) Li River Cruise – operating daily! See the Li River’s iconic scenery from our deluxe boats.

USD $139 per adult / USD $139 per child

VIP Seating (4 Star Deluxe Li River Cruise) Yangshuo to Guilin

The VIP Seating is at the front of the boat on the upper deck in a slightly enclosed area. It has the best inside views looking directly out the front of the boat on the Li River during the cruise and there are only 8 – 12 x tickets per boat available *subject to availability*.

USD $139 per adult / USD $139 per child

(Adults: USD $139 per ticket / Children USD $139 per ticket)​

The VIP Seating is located in a semi-private section, on the upper deck at the very front of the boat, offering the best views & seats of on this Li River Cruise boat!

4 Star Deluxe Li River Cruise VIP Seating

4 Star Li River Cruise Schedule

Or choose from other reserved seating types…

Please note: we have 1 x newly constructed boat with all upper deck VIP seating. The seating type is comfortable VIP seating with panoramic window views and the same VIP facilities as our other cabins. Usually, this boat isn’t allocated to clients but on occasions it’s the only ship sailing and if this boat isn’t an acceptable option, please advise us when you’re booking.

LI RIVER CRUISE OVERVIEW (Yangshuo-Xingping to Guilin)

The Deluxe Li River Cruise (4 Star Boat) is the only deluxe Li River Cruise boat operating on a daily basis . It’s commonly referred to as the ‘best boat available’ (although that status is reserved for the Luxury Li River Cruise (4.5 Star Boat). There are multiple 4-star boats that depart daily offering a mid-range option for visitors.

The interior of the boat facilities and overall cleanliness are at a good level, with larger, comfortable seats as well as clean bathrooms. The number of person’s on-board is approximately half the Superior 3-Star Boat Cruise and there isn’t as much micophone usage on-board. This option is a much more comfortable and enjoyable experience compared to the Superior Cruise Boats but it’s also more expensive.

These boats depart  in the afternoon from Yangshuo Pier (Xingping) to Guilin Pier.

*Note: Guilin Pier is located approximately 40 x minutes from Guilin City. We recommend arranging a transfer beforehand as there are no passing taxis to/from the pier. We can arrange transfers from Guilin Pier to any hotels in Guilin City for 300 CNY per MPV Van (this can be booked online).


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***

11:45 am

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

12:30 pm

Arrive at Yangshuo-Xingping Pier

12:40 pm

Ticket Collection with Cruise Manifest name check

12:45 pm

Security Check with passports (please bring on-board)

01:00 pm

Escorted to Seating on Deluxe Li River Cruise

01:20 pm

Luxury Li River Cruise departs from Yangshuo-Xingping Pier

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Afternoon Tea is available between this time 

5:40 pm

Arrive at Guilin 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 town of Yangshuo to Guilin Pier

  • #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

Li River Cruise Map
Li River Map