For a most convenient transfer, we can arrange a taxi or mini-van for you to pick you up anywhere near Guilin, airport, rice terraces or Yangshuo. This way it is much easier to get to our retreat and you do not have to worry about being cheated. These pick-ups can be arranged day or night so with very early or late arrivals you do not necessarily need to spend a night in Guilin, the taxi ride to Yangshuo would only take about half an hour longer.
Important note: We had numerous travelers who waited until their arrival at the airport and arranged their taxi there and experienced problems with overcharged fares and explaining directions to our village because the majority of drivers just know the location of the bus station in Yangshuo which resulted in numerous phone calls to us for directions, to bargain down to a fair rate, and a prolonged journey. Often they were just dropped off at the bus station and left on their own. So we recommend all travelers in China to have their pick-up arranged by the hotel of destination.
1 - Highway route (1h20m)
scenic, fast, safe and comfortable journey, hence Recommended!
2 - Main Roads (1h40m)
cheaper option by bumpy, less scenic and generally high traffic main road
In order for us to arrange your pick-up efficiently, please provide us with your full flight number and the scheduled arrival time in Guilin
1 - Main Road (1h20m)
To organize your pick-up from the Guilin Bus station efficiently, please provide us with the departure city you would be coming from, full train number and the scheduled arrival time .
Unfortunately pick-ups from the docks cannot be arranged from beforehand as arrival times of boats and buses differ too much from the times estimated beforehand. Sometimes boats arrive up to 2 hours early or later then their scheduled arrival times, and drivers are not allowed to wait and park that long
So only when you call us upon arrival
in Yangshuo it is possible for us to arrange this pick-up service. You then only need to tell us where you are (name of the dock, nearby landmark, hotel...) and we will have someone to pick you up soon.
Please call us upon arrival in Yangshuo during reception hours (7.30am-23.00pm), tell us where you are (there are phone shops near the bus station in case you did not bring a phone) and we will send our driver to pick you up soon. Most commonly you will arrive by bus at the Yangshuo bus station
* A taxi (sedan type) can fit maximum 4 people with light carriage. If you carry more luggage than can fit in an average sized trunk and on top of your laps, hiring a mini-van is recommended to ensure a comfortable journey
Taxi prices in Yangshuo are among the most expensive in China, they are operated by only a few, it is hard to obtain such a license and none of the drivers has a meter installed or will be willing to use it. The minimum 'get in' fee is 20Y, even if the ride is only a few hundreds meter and any taxi ride between a countryside hotel and Yangshuo town will be 60Y return fee. To eliminate this high cost for travelers who prefer to stay in the countryside we provide a free shuttle service in and out of the center multiple times a day. This new service will take you within 5 minutes of the center in a most comfortable, easy and quick way, cost-free. When you can call us on shuttle times upon arrival we can have our driver to pick you up in Yangshuo, free of charge. Outside fo these hours we can arrange a mini-van for just 20Y. Alternatively, we are located within a beautiful walking distance from the center (15-20 minutes), or a 7 minute bike ride along the river.
For more detailed information on all pick-up options and ways to best get to our hotel please check here