Yangshuo – the tour guides you need to use

So finally, I’m almost finished with rambling about our fabulous trip to Yangshuo. Other posts about it can be found here, here, here, here and here.

After we finished rafting down the Li River, we visited the little town of Xingping. We went to a farmers market (where the picture of the guy having a dental exam was taken). Gary, our guide during our whole week in Yangshuo, insisted on carrying my backpack – and my baby – so I was free to take photos.
Gary and Arlo
Meeting the locals in Xingping
After we had been through the town, Gary invited us to his home for some tea, where we got to meet two of his three children. We were invited there again the next day for lunch, where we dined with Gary, his wife Sofia, and their three girls, Lanlan, Xiaxia and Lily. Lunch was delicious and the company was fabulous.
Gary's girls with Arlo
If anyone is planning a trip to Yangshuo (and if you come to China, you really should consider Yangshuo – it’s fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!), please consider Gary and Sophia as your tour guides. They picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel. Then each day they met us at the hotel and took us to all the things we saw. Their English is excellent and we actually learnt so much Chinese while we were there, just through everyday conversation (our Chinese teacher was very impressed when we got back to Suzhou!). I think one of my most frequent phrases became, “Hey Gary, how do you say XXX in Chinese?” Anyway, they can tailor your trip to what you want to do. They offered us cycling days (we didn’t do that one because of Arlo mainly) and a visit to the nightly light and sound show (we didn’t do that one either – we’ll blame Arlo again), and much more. Their website is www.winwintravels.com/yangshuo/. If you want more info, let me know.


3 thoughts on “Yangshuo – the tour guides you need to use

  1. Sounds like a fabulous trip with a lot to ramble about!
    The scenery is spectacular and I like the idea of the quiet raft. Too bad about the noisy motors on the Li.
    The photo of the 4 girls is truly beautiful. What a bunch of cuties!
    Glad you found such wonderful guides and had such a great time.

  2. Pingback: Richard and Frances visit Yangshuo « The Purple Giraffes

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