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Tour Overview

On this 3 days tour, you will travel from Shanghai to Huangshan to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Huangshan Mountain and Hongcun Ancient Village. Huangshan Mountain is a classic Chinese gem with rolling sea of clouds, unique pine trees, irregular rocks and hot spring. Hongcun is a picturesque village just like that in a traditional Chinese painting. Join us to embark on a journey which will surely leave a mark in your heart.

Highlights of this tour:

*Appreciate the natural landscapes in “the most fantastic mountain in the world”—Huangshan Mountain.
*Stroll on Tunxi Ancient Street to search and bargain for trinkets.
*Explore the ancient traditional Chinese culture in Hukaiwen Ink-stick Factory.
*Enjoy an in-depth visit to Hongcun, a dreamy little village with the mountains as its backdrop.
*With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. AM: You will be picked up by Shanghai local driver at your Shanghai downtown hotel and then transferrred to catch a high speed train to Huangshan. After about 3 hours train ride, you will finally get to charming Huangshan. When you arrive at Huangshan North Railway Station, your local driver will greet you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sign and transfer you to your downtown hotel. Before getting off the train, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collet all your stuff.

    Noon: After check in at hotel, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant.

    PM: Head to Tunxi Ancient Street where you will find many ancient Hui style architectures and learn the knowledge from your tour guide. Next site you will visit is the Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory which was founded by Hu Kaiwen in 1765 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty to see how the ink stick is made. Ink stick is one of the four treasures of Chinese study (writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper), and the best ink stick in China comes from Anhui Province, the home of Huagnshan Mountain.

    At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will take you to downtown hotel for a good rest. BTW, you can prepare something for the hiking in advance. Highly recommend you prepare some snacks to keep your energy up and bring a jacket even in summer. And don’t forget hiking pole, rain coat and rain boots regardless of the time of year considering the mountain is notorious for rainfall.

    Accommodation: Huangshan city local 5 stars hotel

    Huangshan Tunxi Ancient Street
    Tunxi Ancient Street

  2. AM: After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive directly to Hongcun Ancient Village. More than 800-year-old Hongcun is a typical representative of Hui-style building, mainly in black, white and grey colors. It was listed as World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. You will see many original residences from Ming and Qing dynasties here, among which Chengzhi Hall is an architectural masterpiece and enjoys the name of “Folk Forbidden City”. It has a lot of complex wood carvings with great artistic value. We will also stroll along the South Lake and absorb in the picturesque scenery.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    Hongcun Village
    Hongcun Village

    PM: We will drive to Huangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain). Upon arrival, we will take a shuttle bus first and then take a cable car up the mountain. Your guide will lead you to see the beautiful scenery at Beginning-to-believe PeakBrush Pen Peak and enjoy sunset at Cloud-dispelling Pavilion. Along the way you will see many uniquely shaped pine trees growing out of the steep cliffs as if someone trimmed them. There will be many staircases that go up and down, but all the tiredness of climbing will be gone when you are rewarded with the breathtaking scenery. Please do not watch your camera or phone while walking.

    Tonight we will stay at a hotel on the mountain so as to catch sunrise next day.

    Accommodation: Huangshan Mountain 5 stars hotel

    Mt. Huangshan
    Mt. Huangshan

  3. AM: Today you will get up in the early morning to witness the incredible sunrise. When the mountain is still sleeping under starry sky, we will leave the hotel to occupy a vantage point and quietly wait for the thrilling moment. With the passage of time, the color of sky will change slowly. The sun finally show its head and the peaks are bathed in dazzling gold. After you enjoy the sunrise, we will go back to hotel and have breakfast. Then move on to explore Bright Summit, the second highest peak of the mountain, and continue to Flying-over Rock.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After the exploration, we will hop on cable car and descend the mountain to the train station. You will take the bullet train back to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, you will see your driver waiting for you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sign and transfer you to your downtown hotel.

    Mt. Huangshan
    Mt. Huangshan

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $779 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.


Kind Notice: Please note the above price is not applicable for weekends and Chinese public holidays. For each weekend, there is an additional USD46 per pax, and the same for Chinese public holidays like National Holidays, and May Day Holiday, please inquire us.

Price includes

  • Train station pick-up and drop-off in Shanghai and Huangshan
  • Round ways 2nd class high-speed train between Shanghai and Huangshan
  • Comfortable transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with experienced driver
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Cable cars up and down Huangshan Mountain
  • 2 nights local 5 stars hotel with daily breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • Fuels, tolls, and parking charges

Price excludes

  • Dinners
  • Shanghai accommodations
  • All personal expenses and optional activities
  • Single supplement (USD115/per pax)
  • Tips to the tour guide/driver
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