Full/Half-day Xingping Photographic Sunset tour with the Fisherman

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Guilin, CN
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Guilin, CN
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Experience the magic of the Li River at sunset with the Xingping Photographic Sunset tour. Capture the iconic "fishing lights on the Li River" as local fishermen paddle their bamboo rafts and cast their lanterns on the water, creating a breathtaking scene. Immerse yourself in the intimate relationship between humanity and nature as you witness the traditional lifestyle of a Lijiang fisherman and his cormorant bird. Get up close and personal with the fishermen and their birds, capturing incredible photos as the sun sets over the 20RMB note area. This unique tour allows you to witness the beauty of nature and the skill of the fishermen firsthand. Don't miss this opportunity to create memories and photographs that will last a lifetime.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Enjoy the Sunset of the 20RMB note area
  • Take photos with fishermen on bamboo rafts
  • Capture photos with fishing birds
  • Experience the traditional lifestyle of a local fisherman
  • Witness the intimate relationship between humans and nature
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • The charge of the Fisherman
  • The other option plus tour with the tickets before the sunset
  • The Private car & private guide

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Take an enchanting journey along the picturesque Li River with the Full/Half-day Xingping Photographic Sunset tour with the Fisherman. This extraordinary experience allows you to witness the magical moment when the fishing lights illuminate the Li River at sunset, creating a mesmerizing sight that showcases the harmonious connection between humans and nature.

What to expect?

During this 4-hour tour, you can expect to capture breathtaking photographs and immerse yourself in the traditional lifestyle of the local Lijiang fisherman. Witness the fisherman's unique techniques as he skillfully uses his cormorant bird to catch fish, without the need for hooks or bait. Marvel at the fishing man casting nets, wearing his hat and raincoat, and lighting the lantern during the sunset.

Who is this for?

This tour is perfect for photography enthusiasts, nature lovers, and anyone seeking a unique and authentic cultural experience. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour promises to leave you in awe of the stunning scenery and the intricate bond between man and bird.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Li River as you embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey. Capture extraordinary photos of the famous "fishing lights on the Li River" scene, which will transport you into a magical world. Interact with the friendly fishermen, take pictures with them on their bamboo rafts, or even join them in photos with their fishing birds. This tour provides an opportunity for you to create timeless memories and connect with the raw beauty of nature in a way that is truly unforgettable.

Good to know

Ensure to book this tour in advance and check for the availability of a fisherman, as they may be fully booked on certain days. The tour duration is approximately 4 hours, including transportation to and from your hotel. The show itself lasts around 1.5 hours, providing ample time for you to witness the traditional fishing techniques and capture stunning photographs of the sunset. Prepare your camera and be ready to be amazed by the captivating beauty that unfolds before your eyes.


Travelers who have experienced the Xingping Photographic Sunset tour with the Fisherman rave about the incredible cultural immersion and natural beauty they encountered. Many highlight the breathtaking sunset over the Li River and the unique fishing techniques of the local fisherman. Visitors were amazed by the fishermen's bond with their cormorant birds and the serene atmosphere that enveloped them throughout the tour. This captivating experience is highly recommended for those seeking a genuine connection with nature and a truly memorable adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Xingping Town

The "fishing lights on the Li River" is part of the traditional lifestyle of a local Lijiang fisherman. around 17:00pm at the later afternoon, he uses only a paddle, bamboo leaf, lantern, and his cormorant bird to catch fish. He doesn’t need hooks, or bait — just a mutual trust with the cormorant. The fisherman show tour duration around 1.5hrs, during the whole show time you will see the traditional fisherman wearing a hat and rain coat, the cormormants how to catching fish, the fishing man casting nets, the fishing man smoking on boat and lighting the lamp during the sunset and so on. Itinerary: 16:00-17:00: Our guide meet your Yangshuo hotel lobby/Yulong river park gate and transfer to the Xingping river pier.(The Guilin hotel pick up at 15:00). 17:00--18:50: Enjoy the FISHERMAN show and beautiful sunset at Li-River. 19:00--20:00:Back to Yangshuo hotel or Guilin hotel.

Admission Included

Li River

You will stop at Li-river--Xingping section of the 20RMB view point for the sunset tour with the fisherman.

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I had a great evening tour with Andy taking a road trip from Guilin city to Xingping fishing village. Andy was punctual, personable, and knowledgeable. He explained about the local culture and customs and we had enjoyable conversation on various topics as well. His planning was impeccable and thoughtful in that the fisherman he arranged for the evening was in a convenient and clear location away from the crowd and in clear view of the background mountains and sunset. He even looked up and gave me directions to a delicious Xinjiang restaurant in Guilin for supper after the trip. I highly recommend Andy and the fisherman tour.


Andy (the tour guide) was very accommodating and friendly. We spent two days with him and he was very flexible in terms of scheduling and itinerary. It rained the first day when we were supposed to climb Xianggong Mountain for a sunrise hike so he took us to Cuiping Hill to see the sunset instead. He didn't rush us, and is a very easygoing person. He's also a really good driver so you can rest assured. We highly recommend him for your Guilin and Zhangjiajie tours!

Leo R

Andy was our guide for the evening he collected us promptly at hotel in yangshou at 5pm as arranged drove us to Xingping and quickly arranged a fisherman with boat and commerants to pose for sunset photos in the river. He the drove us back to our hotel in Guilin. He is a first class guide with very good english. During our 4 hours with him he gave us the best insight to life in china that we received in our 6 week visit. His care for his customers is exemplary and he allowed us all the time we needed to take our photos. We had a very enjoyable and successful evening which would not be possible without Andy unless you are fluent in Chinese and hold a Chinese driving licence. Full marks to Andy for the way he runs his business. 5 star's


This was an amazing experience. Getting to see the fishermen up close and being the only ones with him made it a memory we will never forget. The fishermen was so friendly and excited to show us. Andy the guide, was beyond fantastic. He took us to see the fishermen and the 20 yuan mountain. His English is great so you can ask questions. It was raining when we went and Andy made sure we had umbrellas and took great care of us. I would highly recommend doing his tour


Andy our guide was excellent, he was helpful and prompt. We had a good time with him, unfortunately the weather was so cloudy and we couldn't catch sunset. However, the setting was beautiful and we captured nice photos during afternoon.


This tour was AMAZING! You get stunning pictures out of it! Scenic, fisherman and the birds are exceptional! Andy, the guide, is also super nice! A must do when you are in the region!


We did the Longji Rice Terrace and sunset with fisherman combo tour. Our guide Jacky was knowledgeable, helpful, and had good and timely communication. We especially enjoyed the sunset photography with fisherman tour by Li River. The Longji Rice Terrace area was a bit over commercialized and less enjoyable. Overall good trip and tour guide. Would recommend this company.


Stunning views and pictures. Excellent guide. Andy knows everything about the area, works to find you the best spot and has great English.


My partner and I enjoyed an incredible day with Andy. He created a day tour based on the main things we wanted to see plus more. It was absolutely amazing and one of the highlights of our trip to China. I absolutely loved the old town visit and hearing about the history and culture of the area. He’s a fantastic guide and has a great sense of humour. Thank you Andy!


We enjoyed capturing the local fisherman with his flock of fishing birds. The evening we selected was during the October National Holiday when many Chinese travel during the week-long celebration. Our local guide, Leo, requested we meet an hour earlier than schedule to accommodate the extra travel time and he took extra measures to make sure we got to the perfect spot to capture the sunset. We recommend this tour but advise to avoid visiting over the National Holiday the first week of October.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-29 20:41