5 days' excursion to Hangzhou and Mount Huangshan

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In this 5 days' tour, you are able to visit the highlights of Hangzhou like the West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea village and explore the gorgeous Yellow Mountain or Mount Huangshan together with Chinese traditional villages of Hongcun and Xidi.

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Welcome to Hanghou

In the morning, your local guide will greet you at Hangzhou train station and then you will be transferred to visit the Former Residence of Hu Xueyuan, a billionaire trader of the nineteenth century. He built a house that is up to par with the most beautiful palaces of China in the heart of Hangzhou. With a miniature West Lake and a miniature artificial karst cave, this old residence combines Chinese traditional charm with the modernity of its time period. Close to the residence, visit the ancient Huqingyutang Pharmacy, which is now a museum of traditional Chinese medicine. If you have any problem, employees will find you a miracle herbal remedy in honor of tradition. Then exit with your guide as you stroll freely in one of the nicest streets in Hangzhou, the Hefang Street. This area is lined with houses that showcase beautiful traditional walkways and offer an ideal setting for any souvenir shopping if you wish. You can also enter one of the establishments that are run by the local population. Feel free to explore the shops offering local specialties such as ham or spices.
In the afternoon, stroll along the banks of the West Lake to appreciate its incomparable ancestral beauty. Enjoy the charm of this natural park as it stands as a grand symbol of Hangzhou. Remember to take pictures while relaxing on a peaceful cruise on West Lake's gorgeous waves. Feel free to look all around and admire some of the most beautiful panoramas of China too. The beautiful sights and fun experiences available here are ones to treasure. Then visit a former private housing garden with peaceful ponds of fish and flowerbeds of peonies.
After the cruise, take a pleasant walk around the West Lake. The eastern shore offers a unique setting for walking freely. Enjoy acrobatics jets of water from the Musical Fountain before skirting lake to Xihu Tiandi where you can enjoy a drink under the trees. Come and discover the original and cool works exhibited at the Chine Academy of Art. Finally, stroll through one of the havens of tranquility of emperors, the garden of Orioles Singing in the Willows.
 

Meals/Accommodation

Lunch Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe


Inside Hangzhou

This morning, first visit the Lingyin Temple, shrine of the sect of Zen Buddhism in China. Nestled in the hills of a huge park, this site gives an opportunity to soak up the natural environment of this setting and the spirituality of this place while learning of its eventful past. Stroll within this site to discover a beautiful statue of the founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni. Wander the paths of the park and see its magnificent Buddhist sculptures that were formed within the hollow spaces of its hills. There are more than 300 Buddhas that were carved into the rock of these hills, which is a rare sight in this part of China. Then, go for the Dongshanlong Farmer's Market in Hangzhou. Here, you will discover varieties of fruits and vegetables that are unknown in the West and observe quite specific practices of the Chinese in terms of meat and fish. More importantly, this visit will open the doors of Chinese daily life.
After lunch, visit the Yunqi bamboo forest. As you enter this oasis of freshness, take notice of the thousands of bamboo around you. The promenade will take you to a small valley containing a peaceful pond. Then, go into the surrounding hills of Hangzhou and discover one of the main places for harvesting Dragon Well tea, the Meijiawu Tea Village. Any visitor may initially get the impression of being lost in the middle of nowhere, considering how removed this tranquil environment may appear. Here, you will learn how to select the best leaves and conduct techniques for drying the tea leaves in the traditional Chinese way, which is in large bamboo baskets. After learning such techniques, an authentic tea ceremony will be offered. This experience will show you how to prepare and serve tea, which is a distinguished Chinese art. And finally, of course, do not forget to taste this Dragon Well tea, one of the most popular in China.
Tonight, relax in the aisles along the beautiful lotus ponds in the Lotus Garden on the edge of the West Lake. Then attend the fabulous "Impression West Lake" show on the shores of the lake. Let yourself be taken by the actors walking on the water while melodious music plays in the background. These actors trace the ancient history and legends of the ancient capital of Song, Hangzhou.
 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe

Mount Huangshan

This morning, the guide picks you up at your hotel and take you to the bus station in Hangzhou where you take a coach to the Yellow Mountains, one of the most famous mountains in China. After 3 hours' drive, you will arrive at the foot of the Mount Huangshan and then the local guide will meet you there and you will be transferred to have lunch.
This afternoon, visit one of the most famous mountains of China, Huangshan Mountain. The mountain mentioned in the poems and depicted in Chinese paintings of 'mountain and water' is of unparalleled beauty. After you ascend by cable car up to 1800 meters above sea level, stroll on winding trails between the peaks. Then pass pavilions, especially in front of some of the most beautiful panoramas of these places, Tiandu peak and Yupinglou Pavilion, Flying Rock as well as the Paiyun Pavilion. After the walk, instead of descending to the foot of the mountain, you could stay overnight in a hotel at the top of Yellow Mountain.
 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Accommodation
  • Economy
  • Superior
  • Deluxe


Enjoy the sunrise and traditional viilage

To admire the beautiful sunrise on the Beihai, get up at dawn and go for the terrace of the cool breeze. From this vantage point, youcan fully enjoy the stunning views of the sea of cloud of the Huangshan Mountain. Then continue the discovery of the Huangshan Mountain before returning to the cable car that takes you to the foot of the mountain. 
Then the guide will take you to visit the Hongcun village, upon arrival, you will first take your lunch. Stop at the Hongcun village which is filed to UNESCO for the rarity of its traditional houses of the feudal era. When you went to the Lake and in the alleys of Hongcun, admire the ingenious water system that supplies all of the homes for more than 400 years. Enjoy your visit to one of the worthy of real finest Chinese paintings.

You will spend a night in this peace and traditional village.

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 


picturesque village

After breakfast, go through one of the rare villages in China of which still preserve traditional architecture of the feudal era, the small village of Xidi. Wander the maze of streets paved in stone and visit some of the most beautiful and best preserved homes within the region. What's more, enjoy the splendor of places and even feel free to take a photo or two of the real finest Chinese panorama painting. These white houses with black roofs blend to perfection in an enchanting natural landscape.
You have the rest of the day to discover the village then you will be taken to Huangshan airport in the late afternoon for your return flight.

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

No hotel

2 destinations

Travel 460km

12 attractions and activities

Include

  • Natural and cultural heritage ( 11 )
  • The Constructions ( 9 )
  • Chinese Lifestyle ( 10 )
  • Chinese Art ( 6 )


Welcome to Hanghou

 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Hefang Street,Former Residence of Hu Xueyuan,West Lake,Pleasant Walk around the West Lake

Accommodation

Superior: Tea Boutique Hotel

Deluxe: Liuying Hotel


Inside Hangzhou

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Lingyin Temple,Farmer's Market,Yunqi Bamboo Forest

Activities:Meijiawu Tea Village,Impression West Lake

Accommodation

Superior: Tea Boutique Hotel

Deluxe: Liuying Hotel

Mount Huangshan

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Huangshan Mountain

Accommodation

Economy: Beihai Hotel

Superior: Beihai Hotel

Deluxe: Beihai Hotel


Enjoy the sunrise and traditional viilage

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Hongcun Village,Huangshan Mountain

Accommodation

Economy: Hongcun Jushantang Hotel

Superior: Long Lane Inn-Beyond The River

Deluxe: Long Lane Inn-Beyond The River


picturesque village

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Xidi village

Accommodation

No hotel

  • West Lake

  • Huangshan Mountain

  • Hongcun Village

  • Xidi village

  • Impression West Lake

  • Pleasant Walk around the West Lake

  • Lingyin Temple

  • Meijiawu Tea Village

  • Yunqi Bamboo Forest

  • Hefang Street

  • Former Residence of Hu Xueyuan

  • Farmer's Market

Prices

Prices: Price may vary depending on the season, the price of transport and other external reasons. (Quoted in U.S. dollars and based on per person)

Classes 2 persons 3-5 persons
Economy 691575
Superior 751631
Deluxe 810688

General Price Inclusion of Private Tours

1. The entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.(Including any cruise). 
2. Professional and private english-speaking guide for airport transfer (train station transfer) and sightseeing. 
3. Private and well-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver for airport transfer (train staion transfer) and sightseeing. 
4. Meals as stated in the itinerary. Chinese meal in a tourist restaurant or a local restaurant. The number of dishes varies according to the number of persons in the group. The meal also includes a glass of softdrink or beer.
5. Accommodations usually with breakfasts as state in the itinerary. Prices given are calculated on the basis of a double room or a twin-bed room for one night. When requesting a single room, a supplement will be required. Usually,the room is available from 11 am and must be vacated by noon the next day. 
6. Service Charge and government taxes. 
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance. 
Your entire tour is covered by the travel agency's liability insurance, the insurance is directly regulated by the National Tourism Administration of China. This insurance covers accidents that transpire as a result of any services caused by a travel agency. It doesn't cover any incidents or physical problems occurring outside of the tour period caused by clients themselves. We, therefore, recommend you purchase additional travel insurance in your home country before departure. 


Excluded from the General Price of Private Tours

1. Chinese visa application fee. 
2. International flights fee 
3. Overload luggage fee. 
4. Tips for guides and drivers. 
5. Personal expenses. (such as room service, laundry, telephone bill...). The settlement of these expenses will be done when you check out. The deposit, which will be requested when you check in, will be returned on departure.

 


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