8-day tour to Hangzhou, Huangshan, Xiamen and Yongding

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The gorgeous West Lake cruise in Hangzhou is highly recommended. Moreover, you will be fascinated by the picturesque Yellow Mountain in Huangshan and the unique earth buildings in Fujian.

 

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West Lake Heritage

In the morning, 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 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.
Then, 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. Admire some of the most beautiful panoramas of China. 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. During cruise on the beautiful West Lake, stop at the island of Xiaoying. This artificial island is the symbol of Hangzhou with its three towers protruding from the surface of the West Lake. As a classical Chinese garden, the island consists of four small basins around which you can walk.
In the afternoon, 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 rare in this part of China.
After then, visit 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 broadness in the middle of nowhere, considering how remote this tranquil environment is. 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.

 

 

 

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Mount Huangshan

This morning, the guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you to the bus station in Hangzhou where you take a bus to the Huangshan Mountain, one of the most famous mountains in China. After 3 hours drive, you will reach the foot of the mountain and your local guide will meet you there and will take you to lunch. 
After lunch, go for 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.

 

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Traditional Village of Huangshan

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, you can 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.

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Village of Xidi

After breakfast, go through one of the rare villages of China where traditional architecture of the feudal era is preserved, 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 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 flight to Xiamen. Upon arrival, your guide will pick you up at the arrival hall and then be transferred to the hotel in Xiamen.

 

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Culture of Earth Buildings

This morning leave for Yongding County, a 3-hour drive from Xiamen. Wander the cobbled streets of the village and discover the most beautiful Yongding Tulou. These Hakka earth buildings will be available for visitors. Real architectural heritage classified under UNESCO, these houses circular or square, large or small, are a marvel unmatched. Midday, you will take your meal at a restaurant in the Hongkeng village. Here you can enjoy local specialties such as rice and vegetables that have been grown in the region. During your walk in this county, admire the largest Yongding Tulou, “Chengqi Lou” as well as the prince of Tulou, “Zhengcheng Lou”. After these imposing circular earth building go for the square Tulou “Kuiju Lou” and one of the smallest earth building, “Rusheng Lou”. Some are these areas are still inhabited by locals, so you can observe the daily life of the Hakka people. Moreover, you will have even the chance to sleep in one of these fortified farms in order to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the scene.

 

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Fortified Dwellings

Today, located 70 miles to the east of Yongding, the Nanjing Tulou is the first destination, Fujian true architectural heritage. Find a set of the most impressive Hakka earth buildings, Tianluokeng. This Tulou group will surprise you with their beautiful decoration and splendid panorama from a hill overlooking. Then head for the Tulou of Yuchang Lou whic has the distinction of having the pillars not perpendicular. This has also earned the nickname building zigzag.
Then, visit the small Taxia village. Follow the river through the village to see the old Hakka fortified farmhouses. Here, people have kept their traditional way of life and open the cover of their house so that you can appreciate the special architecture. You also discover the hall of ancestors Zhang, true cultural relic of the region.

By late afternoon, you will return to Xiamen.

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European Styles with Traditional Chinese Style

This morning, take the ferry to Gulangyu Island. Being isolated, the quiet reign in this haven of peace is far away from hustle and bustle. Stroll in the Garden Shuzhuang and rainforest. You will enjoy beautiful view of the sea and can even visit the museum of piano and instruments of great rarity. Then enjoy a ride on the Sunlight Rock where you will enjoy comprehensive and breathtaking views. Finally, as you stroll through the peaceful streets of the island you can admire some of the most delightful western houses of the early twentieth century. You may even visit one of them, the Haitian villa where you will see a puppet show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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End of the trip

Free until be transferred to the airport for the flight home.

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No Hotel

5 destinations

Travel 1650km

12 attractions and activities

Include

  • Natural and cultural heritage ( 12 )
  • The Constructions ( 11 )
  • Chinese Lifestyle ( 11 )
  • Chinese Art ( 4 )
  • Culture of Ethnic Minority ( 2 )


West Lake Heritage

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Hefang Street,West Lake,Xiaoying Island,Lingyin Temple

Activities:Meijiawu Tea Village

Accommodation

Superior: Haihua Resort

Deluxe: Grand Metropark Hotel

Mount Huangshan

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Huangshan Mountain

Accommodation

Economy: Shilin Hotel

Superior: Shilin Hotel

Deluxe: Huangshan Resort


Traditional Village of Huangshan

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Huangshan Mountain,Hongcun Village

Accommodation

Economy: Long Lane Inn-Beyond The River

Superior: Long Lane Inn-Beyond The River

Deluxe: Hongcun Jushantang Hotel

Village of Xidi

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Xidi village

Accommodation

Economy: Wujiayuan Boutique Guest House

Superior: Gulang Villa Hotel

Deluxe: Gulangyu Yangjiayuan Hotel

Culture of Earth Buildings

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Yongding Tulou

Accommodation

Economy: Fuyulou Changdi Tulou Lodge

Superior: Fuyulou Changdi Tulou Lodge

Deluxe: King Tulou Hotel

Fortified Dwellings

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Nanjing Tulou,Taxia Village

Accommodation

Economy: Wujiayuan Boutique Guest House

Superior: Gulang Villa Hotel

Deluxe: Gulangyu Yangjiayuan Hotel


European Styles with Traditional Chinese Style

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Gulangyu Island

Accommodation

Economy: Wujiayuan Boutique Guest House

Superior: Gulang Villa Hotel

Deluxe: Gulangyu Yangjiayuan Hotel


End of the trip

Breakfast Included 

 

 

Accommodation

No Hotel

  • West Lake

  • Huangshan Mountain

  • Hongcun Village

  • Xidi village

  • Yongding Tulou

  • Nanjing Tulou

  • Xiaoying Island

  • Lingyin Temple

  • Meijiawu Tea Village

  • Taxia Village

  • Hefang Street

  • Gulangyu Island

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
Economy 0
Superior 0
Deluxe 2,017

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. Domestic flights (economy class) or internal trains as mentioned in the itinerary. All taxes such as airport and fuel are included. 
7. Service Charge and government taxes. 
8. 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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