|The View of Lingyin Temple|
|The View of West Lake|
|The View of Hefang Street|
|View of Huangshan Mountain|
| Xidi and Hongcun Villages|
Day 1 - Arrival in Hangzhou (-/-/-)
Accommodation – Joyor Hotel (3 stars)
When arrive in Hangzhou airport or train station, you will be greeted by our guide and then transferred to your hotel in downtown area. On the way, our guide will introduce some basic information about Hangzhou. After checking in, take a relaxation, by the way, before our guide leaves, some details will be talked with on the next day’s trip.
Day 2 – Travel in Hangzhou (B/ L/D)
Accommodation – Joyor Hotel (3 stars)
After breakfast, your today’s trip starts with visiting Lingyin Temple. Lingyin Temple is the oldest, the most famous and influential Buddhist monastery in Southeastern China. Also named Yunlin Temple, Lingyin Temple is Chinese famous Buddhist monastery of Buddhism welcomed and believed by innumerous Buddhist believers. In their mind, Lingyin Temple is their shrine and the place to talk spiritually to Bodhisattva and Buddha. Lingyin Temple located at the northwest riverfront of the West Lake in Hangzhou, and generally, it is considered to be a part of the West Lake Scenic Area. Exactly, Lingyin Temple is situated in the Lingyin Mountain between Fei Lai Feng (Peak Flying From Afar) and Bei Gao Feng(Peak of North Highness). Lingyin Temple in China is considered to be one of the wealthiest monasteries, and the top one in Jiangnan region.
And then, we have a cruise trip on West Lake. West Lake of Hangzhou, as the calling card of Hangzhou, is a beautiful and elegant destination for traveling and leisure due to its uniqueness and enchantment formed over the past thousands of years. In 2011, Hangzhou West Lake officially inscribed on the list of World Cultural Heritage and becomes the 41st World Heritage Site in China. Therefore, travel professionals may always say it will not be the real China tour if the itinerary excludes West Lake Scenic Area of Hangzhou. In a word, Hangzhou West Lake to a most degree is the representative or visualized reflection of Chinese spirituality and interiority of Chinese culture.
Afterwards, we move to Hefang Old Street. Hefang Street in Hangzhou is an attractive place for those Chinese antique fans. This street is full of art hawkers, candy sculptors, pillow shops, caricaturists, old-fashioned movie players, storytellers, bonsai shops, teahouses, an array of small eateries, and a really great snack street just to the east of the obnoxiously located McDonald's (they do have the only soft serve chocolate cones in town though). The street stretches from Wushan Square all the way down to Zhonghe road. Hang a right and you'll end up at the Drum Tower Antique market. On the way to check out the old stuff, you can pick up some new. There are the touristy tidbits: swords, masks, paintings, chops, tea, etc. But, you can also find some interesting stuff. Be prepared to bargain. Wish you can find something you love!
Day 3 – Hangzhou – Huangshan Transfer (B/L/D)
Accommodation – Paiyunlou Hotel (3 stars)
This morning we drive about four hours to Tunxi and to the World Heritage Site of Mount Huangshan, one of China's most famously scenic mountain landscapes. With its imposing peaks, mysterious clouds, and ancient wind-sculpted pines, Huangshan has inspired painters and poets for centuries. The famed Chinese poet Li Po gave the range its name, Yellow Mountain, in 747 AD. The range has more than 70 peaks, most over 3,000 feet. We'll view the Beginning-to-believe Peak, Lion Peak and Refreshing Terrace after taking cable car up mountain from the eastern steps. Since you'll have to carry everything yourself up Huangshan unless you hire a porter, it is advisable that you leave your big luggage in the hotel in downtown Tunxi and bring only a small handbag or backpack with you up mountain.
Day 4 – Travel in Huangshan (B/L/D)
Accommodation – White Clouds Hotel (3 stars)
Watch the magnificent sunrise in the early morning. Today, we'll explore for half a day the Grand Canyon where the scenery is just breathtaking. Later, we'll be trekking from the eastern steps to the western steps of Huangshan to explore fully the sublime views of the whole mountain, including the Flying-over Rock, Bright Summit, Narrow Cliff, Stone Monk in Meditation, Lotus Peak which is the highest with an elevation of 1864 meters, Sleeping Beauty and Celestial Capital Peak. The "Long March" takes about 4 hours before we reach White Clouds Hotel where we'll stay overnight.
Day 5 - Huangshan – Shanghai Transfer (B/L/D)
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Today we will be visiting Hongcun and Xidi Villages--a world cultural heritage site. Those two villages, which were included into the list of world heritage site by UNESCO in 2000, display to visitors charms of delicate residential houses of the Ming and Qing dynasties in East China, featured by white wash walls and horse-head eves. We advise you to bring with you enough memory cards since those villages are so photogenic. Back to the downtown in the afternoon and have a pleasant stroll along the famous Old Street, center of the old town section. Leave Huangshan for Shanghai by public bus in the afternoon or by flight or train in the evening.
||10 passengers & above
| What Is Included and Excluded
Hotel accommodation (or similar class, double occupancy)
Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
Experienced English speaking guide in each city
Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
Domestic flights (economy class), airport tax and fuel charge
Service Charges & Government Taxes
Travel Agency Liability Insurance
Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide
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