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“bamboo raft”(40 reviews)
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Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China
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All reviews the river bamboo raft great fun beautiful scenery water buffalo starting point a lot of fun an absolute enjoy the scenery two hours take photos visiting yangshuo karst mountains rafts weirs ride boat
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Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Yea the scenery on this rafting trip is beautiful. But the engine is so loud and boat bumpy it kind of ruined it. Scenery becomes a bit repetitive too. Way too many boats out at the same time

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Joe_Macpherson04
Reviewed 5 January 2019

You get onto a raft with chairs strapped to it. It looks flimsy but is very tough and safe. The river area is shallow and smooth with small weirs that the rafts flow over as well. All with your own boatman(woman) safely poling you along...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lyberg
Reviewed 27 December 2018

You'll notice from the other reviews that the comments get better the later in the season. If you go to China in the late fall you will have a much calmer, quieter and intimate visit. Mind you, China has a huge population and you will...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cosmopolitan800968
Reviewed 3 December 2018

the bamboo rafting in the river in yangshuo is a must if you ever visit here. so peaceful with an amazing landscape to admire while sitting in the raft. cant be compared to anywhere else in the world. its like a half an hour or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank sans_gh
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

it was raining, head covers, very cold, but nice views and great pictures along the river. recomended on a nicer day. meutermedia

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MeuterMedia
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Make sure not to leave this one behind. You are going to spend about 2 hours in a extremely relaxing boat, with some small drops of water and huge mountains in the back.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarcosVellinho
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This isn’t the sort of thi g we usually do, a bit too touristy, but we loved it. It was included as a part of our tour and we thought a bit tacky but it was a most peaceful half an hour on the water...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We spent one of our mornings bamboo rafting on the Li River while visiting Yangshuo. It’s an experience not to miss. We went on a rainy day as this activity goes rain or shine. The rafts have umbrellas to block from Rain or shine hot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TMCinSC
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Took the long ride of an hour and a half. Was a bit too long The 40 min. One would have been enough. Seems nicer than the fake li river bamboo rafts. Should bring passports to ticket booth.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sw0000
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of my highlights of my trip in Yangshuo. Very enjoyable and peaceful raft with 8 dams at 160 yuan for 1.5 hours. This has to be a must go with scenery everywhere and great fun!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank AndrewTsuiTravels
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16 March 2019|
Response from sw0000 | Reviewed this property |
Hi no problem buying tickets on the spot. Not sure about bus but taxis are super cheap. Like 10$ per 30 min. Ask for meter otherwise will b ripped off.
5 June 2018|
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Response from cyriltobinz | Reviewed this property |
yes, there is a booth close
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Response from hiltoncharlie | Reviewed this property |
The Yulong River is a smaller tributary, much nicer for bamboo rafting. The Yi gets very crowded with bigger boats. Tickets can be bought on the spot or through all hotels.