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Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour provided by Lily's Beijing Tour Guide & Car Service

Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour

Longqingxia Gorge Cruise and Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat on the river
  • Escalator up
  • Entrance ticket
  • Gasline, Parking and Toll fees
  • Entry/Admission - Longqing Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Guyaju Caves
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expense
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You will pickup in your hotel lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat on the river
  • Escalator up
  • Entrance ticket
  • Gasline, Parking and Toll fees
  • Entry/Admission - Longqing Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Guyaju Caves
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expense
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • You will pickup in your hotel lobby
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Longqing Gorge
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Guyaju Caves
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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41 reviews
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Nvr2Late2Live
La Quinta, CA150 contributions
May 2018
Had a full day in Beijing with nothing to do so I scheduled this tour to fill up the day and BOY DID IT! It was a WONDERFUL way to start our adventurous trip. It was a private tour in a nice dependable car. The tour guide and driver were very nice and the tour guide spoke very good English. It was about a 45 min drive to this region and it was kind of cool because on the way to the location we got to see the great wall from the freeway. We walked a bit to the location from the parking lot and got on an average size tourist boat and went down the gorge, it was beautiful! It was a short boat ride but we loved it. After the cruise, we were driven to the Guyaju cave dwellings and those were amazing. A word of caution, getting to the cave dwellings is strenuous. If you are from Colorado - no problem, but us sea-level folks who are not used to a little elevation, steep paths, and humidity, it was kind of tough but I hung in there. It was well worth seeing the cave dwellings and surrounding vegetation. This tour is for folks who are in good shape. After the tour, we had a wonderful traditional Chinese lunch that was included in the price of the tour (so we ate well). So yummy! As we headed home, I asked if we could stop at the market so I could order some custom made Chinese jackets and they happily accommodated my request. They took us to the market and introduced me to a tailor that made me three floor-length silk jackets. She measured me then, came to my hotel, the next day for a fitting, then delivered the finished jackets the next night. What an amazing full day. I would certainly use this travel company again, they were so accommodating. It is a little pricey, but I was more than happy to pay for a good private car, a great, safe adventure for two in a foreign country, great meal, and a great shopping trip. Give me a like if this helps you plan your trip. Thank you!
Written 5 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

hereticcats
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
My wife and I recently did the day tour to Longqungxia Gorge and Guyaju Caves and we quickly realized this tour was a step up above the rest. Picked up from our hotel promptly on time our driver handed the morning Beijing traffic with expert ease and our guide Lisa told us about the history of the city as it passed in perfect and understandable English and were quickly in the country side enjoying the sights of the approaching mountains which we were in in no time at all. The caves are interesting and gorge is spectacular. That's why you there, and that's where you go. There is no stopping at magic carpets salesmen or dodgy dealers of this that or the other that you don't want and take up your time away from the sights that you really want to see. Everything from lunch to boat cruise is taken care of, and if there is anything you need or are interested in just ask and they can organize the best of the best of what you need at a great price, And this tour is pricey, but you get what you payed for , and if you do it, you will get one of days in China that you will never forget.
Written 2 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Phina G
Manila, Philippines6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
Longqingxia & Guyaju were both spectacular! The river cruise along Longqingxia was peaceful and relaxing, we were quite stunned at the beauty that lay an hour and a half away from Beijing. At Guyaju we took an easygoing hike towards rock hewed houses made by an ancient Chinese civilization. Not too many tourists were at these locations, and those that were seemed to be locals.

Our guide Lisa had a strong grasp of the English language and took the time to take wonderful photos of us. She provided an unforgettable experience for both me and my friend. Unlike most tour guides you will encounter on trips to tourist attractions, she took the effort to provide a custom experience. We never had to wait in line and she never pressured us to buy things at unreasonable prices, and even helped haggle with some fruit vendors we met at the side of the road.

Her guidance and knowledge on the areas she took us to are commendable. She truly is one of the few good guides you will meet on your journeys abroad.
Written 26 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy K
9 contributions
Sep 2019
Highly recommend going to this tour, and its very valuable to have a driver and guide to get you there - otherwise, it's pretty remote and could be very hard to find. Truly a beautiful area. I am a woman travelling alone and usually like to get a driver and guide for this reason but in this case, I did not feel comfortable with the guide and driver I was given through this excursion - to the point that I messaged my hotel and family with all my details in case I did not get back by a certain time. Also disappointing, I was charged a much higher price than was advertised on the sales page, and viator/trip advisor did not refund the difference. BIG PICTURE: VISIT THIS AREA BUT NOT WITH THIS TOUR
Written 26 December 2019
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Dear customer, Thank you taking your valuable time to review this tour. It's very happy to know that you had enjoyed this place. It is one of the most beautiful landscape place in Beijing. And this tour is not available for winter season. This is private tour service, The price per person for 10 Pax group is much lower than the pirce for 1 Pax tour. The more people you have the lower price per person you could get. For a solo traveller, we will also provide a licensed tour guide and a driver with private car service. The price on the sales page is from the lowest. For a full refund, cancel 24 hours of the start date of the experience. Everyone could see the price before you book the tour. And No refund after you experienced the tour. Our licensed tour guide and driver are very friendly and professional . You will be back to the hotel savely. That is obvious. Please feel free to book this wonderful tour. Regards Lily
Written 28 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

David K
1 contribution
Sep 2019
Lisa our guide showed us around and we had a great day, we ended up booking her for 2 more days and other tours as it made our short stay in China that much easier. She even arranged private transport for a night tour of the Great Wall.
Written 21 November 2019
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Pany
14 contributions
Thank You “Lisa” and driver “Tschai” for an informative and enjoyable final full day in China. Our two week adventure in China completed in the Beijing area with an culturally informative two hour drive to the outskirts of Beijing to the Longqingxia area next to where the 2022 Winter Olympics will be held. The quaint mountain tourist village houses a host of activities including various rides, a cable car to the peak, hiking trails, and an unusual ride up the long curving Dragon escalator to the top of a 60 meter dam that closes a narrow gorge with sharply rising canyon walls with small trees in beautiful Fall colors. Lisa was flexible with our desire to not do the peak hike today as we were still a bit sore from 3 days of serious hiking including a 7 mile stretch of the Jianjou to Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. The short boat tour in the cool shadowed waters of the gorge required we wear jackets to stay warm in the damp 50 degree F temperature. She guided us up to the 600 year old Buddhist Temple where we rang the old bell three times for peace, luck, and success. If you are inclined to paddle a boat in one of the canyons or bungee jump over the greenish gorge waters, you can join the adventurous few. We chose to take photos of a group of young Chinese chefs take the leap.

My wife and I were disappointed in the lunch provided. It was a simple villager meal of rice, fried eggs, cooked lettuce, and fried bits of chicken.

Lisa and our driver took us to the unusual 1000 year old Guayana man made Caves for a moderate hike of paved paths and stairs in and around “apartments” carved deep into the natural granite of this unique canyon.

All in all we enjoyed our day with “Lisa” and would recommend.

Written 23 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lizhiying
Dear John Thank you for taking your valuable time to write such a long review for us. I can tell you were really enjoy the tour. No one will not fall in love with Longqingxia Gorge beautiful landscape and mysterious Guyaju ancient dwellings. About the lunch, it is a honest feedback too. One of you was vegetarian, so we ordered 3 vegetable dishes. Fried local organic eggs, cooked lettuce, fried bean sprout. And 1 fried chicken meat. It's simple but very tasty, We finished most the food. And I remember you had 3 bowls of rice too. By this chance, I would happy to recommend our Royal food experience tour to Baijiadayuan to you. It will give you a special experience for Chinese food. Thanks again Lisa
Written 24 October 2019
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Clark and Marty A
Glenwood15 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
After 1.5 weeks in china (shanghai, suzhou, hangzhou, beijing), this was one of my favorite days. Perhaps I was just ready for some great scenery, this certainly fulfilled that with the river cruise. And the caves were very interesting, as well as scenic, a little like USAs anasazi cave dwellings of mesa verde. Also, our guide, Jerry, was truly excellent ... spoke great English, letting us set the pace, asking what we wanted, as well as filling in with history and explanations. He also helped get us a delicious traditional meal even though we had very challenging diets. Additionally, he suggested a great evening show (Golden Mask Dynasty) and helped us procure the tickets. Also, our driver, mr. Hu, could not have been better. He was conscientious to make sure we always had water, used a translate app while jerry was getting tickets, to see if we needed facilities, plus waited for us after the evening show to take us home. Both were a great team. Just be aware, it is about 2 hours each way given Beijing traffic ... but plenty to see and talk about along the way. Highly recommend this tour
Written 23 October 2019
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TBlue
Moscow, ID5 contributions
Oct 2019
I really enjoyed my day visiting the Gorge and cave dwellings. Lisa was a terrific guide. Very personable, easy to converse with and a delight to be around. The driver was also excellent and spoke English. The clean newer minivan was a bonus!
Written 22 October 2019
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jdorana
New York City, NY2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
Private tour with Maggie from Lilly’s tour company. Beautiful scenery mountains, great hike. Was a bit cold in the morning.
Written 21 October 2019
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GobalTravelwFamily
Denver, CO42 contributions
Sep 2019
I booked this tour directly with Lily’s Beijing Tours. Our group of 5 (4 adults and 1 child-age 8) enjoyed the scenery. I wish I had known it would be a little cool in the morning (we weren’t prepared), but after a couple of hours it warmed up.

Our guide was Lisa and she was knowledgeable and spoke great English. We were mesmerized by the ancient cave dwellings and wish we had more information about the place. It was incredible. So many question about those that lived there and then what happened. My son really enjoyed the cave dwellings.

The gorge boat ride is about 15 minutes each direction with some nice views. You feel like you are someplace far from civilization- it was just what our group needed after 5 days in Beijing.

This is a great option to get outside of the city and see some nice scenery, do little hiking, and get some fresh air.
Written 9 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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My wife and I had two great tours with Sherry
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The best guide
When life gets back to normal and you want to explore Beijing Jerry will take care of you. He was great, informativ
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Very well organised, excellent guide
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Amazing Day!
Our tour was comprehensive and Sherry was great and easy to communicate with!! Sherry was knowledgeable and accommo
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Great Day!
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GREAT WALL AND TOUR
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Disappointed
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Great tour and amazing place!
Linda was our guide and was very professional and informative. Most of the time her English was great but at times
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Best possible layover in Beijing!
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Great service!!
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