Longjing River Rafting
If you would like to experience the feeling of adrenaline rising through rafting around Guilin Area, you can get it on Longjing River. Situated about 5km from Li River and 30km from Yangshuo County, Longjing River runs through Yangshuo National Forest Park where you have chances to experience rafting in the valley, explore the mountains, and hiking through the forest in an area of about 8,533 hectares. Among all the activities, rafting is the most popular.
The section for rafting is some 6km long and takes about 2 and a half hrs to enjoy. The difference of the highest point and the lowest point during rafting is around 240m. Undoubtedly, you will feel that your adrenaline rises quickly because you will pass through 108 bends during rafting. When rafting, you also can appreciate the landscape along the river. After rafting, you would feel relaxed and refreshed.
Many lifeguards stand along the section for rafting and keep an eye on the visitors. Rafting timings are as follows:
The first rafting: 10:30
The second rafting: 13:30
The third rafting: 16:30
Time for rafting is subject to the Yangshuo National Forest Park.
Children lower than 1.4m (included) and younger than 10 years old, people older than 55 years old (included), pregnant women and those with heart diseases, mental disorder, epilepsy, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure are not allowed to enjoy rafting.
Transport: Take a bus from Guilin Bus Station to Yangshuo Bus Station if you stay in Guilin. Then, take a bus to Xingping. Take the shuttle bus from Xingping to Yangshuo National Forest Park. It takes about half an hour to get the rafting spot. Or take the shuttle bus from the parking lot of Yangshuo Park. Time for bus: 09:00, 11:30 and 14:30.
If you stay in Yangshuo, take the shuttle bus from Xingping to Yangshuo National Forest Park. It takes about half an hour to get the rafting spot. Or take the shuttle bus from the parking lot of Yangshuo Park. Time for bus: 09:00, 11:30 and 14:30.
Please search for weather before go rafting.
Gears for rafting, including helmet and life jacket are prepared for you at the entrance for rafting. You yourself needn’t prepare them.
Before rafting, please deposit your belongings, such as camera, cellphone, passport, cash and jewels in the lockers and keep the key. Remember to take another suit of dry and warm clothes to get changed after rafting. You’d better eat enough food to get enough power before rafting.
After rafting, you could enjoy hot water shower and ginger tea at the ticket office to warm yourself.
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