Yangshuo is one of China’s most family friendly destinations. There’s dozens of activities to keep the kids happy and stimulated, as well as plenty to do for the parents whether they prefer things adventurous, relaxed or a bit of both. With beautiful rural karst mountain scenery and clean fresh air, Yangshuo is a perfect family holiday.

  • Day 1: Arrive Yangshuo


    Arrive Yangshuo. Transfer from Guilin airport to your hotel in the centre of Yangshuo or in the surrounding countryside – just let us know your preferences for accommodation when you book. The drive takes approximately 75 minutes. A driver will be at the arrival terminal holding a Bike Asia sign with your name on it. We’ll meet you when you arrive in Yangshuo to go over the coming days, answer any questions you may have and orient you to the area. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. In the evening we’ll meet for a dinner featuring delicious Chinese dishes.

  • Day 2: Hiking

    Lunch 20 km

    Guided by a local expert, you’ll cycle to Moon Hill, 7 kilometres from Yangshuo. We highly recommend the climb up to the top for the magnificent views of the valley and the surrounding karsts. Following lunch, we explore inside one of the local limestone karst caves. Depending on the age of your children options are a lit up cave featuring colourful stalagmites and stalactites or a water cave where you’ll be able to jump into mud baths, underground waterfalls and hot springs, so bring your bathers! We finish the day with a gentle ride back into Yangshuo town. In the evening we’ll visit the spectacular Liu San Jie Lightshow.

  • Day 3: Cooking

    Lunch 15 km

    Today we kick off with a morning class at Yangshuo Cooking School, set in a beautifully renovated traditional mud-brick courtyard home in Chaolong village, where you’ll cook and eat your own local creations for lunch. Before the class you will be picked up at your hotel to take a visit to Yangshuo market before returning to Chaolong for your class. After the class you will be returned to your hotel to relax before we cycle to Fuli village. This ride takes us through beautiful countryside to the Li River where we cross by boat and settle in for a session of Chinese fan making with a local master. You’ll get to take your own hand painted design home with you. We’ll board a bamboo raft for the ride back to Yangshuo. The evening is yours to explore.

  • Day 4: Cycle then Bamboo Boat Ride on the Yu Long River

    Lunch 20 km

    Back on the bikes again for a ride along the bamboo-lined Dragon River, visiting the Ming Dynasty Dragon bridge. This is the most scenic area in Yangshuo region and gives you access to Chinese rural farm life at its most picturesque. After having lunch in a Farmer’s restaurant we’ll visit one of the local markets. The afternoon will be spent punting down the Yulong river on a bamboo raft before we jump on the bikes for the ride back to the hotel.

  • Day 5: Departure day

    Departure day. You are free to leave any time today. If you have the time to extend your holiday, chat to us about staying on in Yangshuo or check out the many activities on offer.