3 Days Best Shanghai Huangshan Tour for Yellow Mountain by High Speed Train
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.
Mt. Huangshan; Tunxi Ancient Street; Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory; Hongcun Ancient Village
Tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Hotel + High Speed Train
Attractions: Tunxi Ancient Street and Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory (L)
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. After check in at hotel, you will have a lunch at a local restaurant, then 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
Day 2 Hongcun Ancient Village and Huangshan Mountain
Attractions: Hongcun Anicent Village, Yellow Mountain (B+L)
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.
After a Chinese style lunch, we will say goodbye to the village and 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 Peak, Brush 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
Day 3 Huangshan Mountain and Huangshan Departure
Attractions: Mt. Huangshan (B+L)
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. 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.
Kind Notice: Please note the above price is not applicable for weekends and Chinese public holidays. For each weekend, there is additional USD46 per pax and the same for Chinese public holiday like National Holiday, May Day Holiday, please inquiry us.
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
All personal expenses and optional activities
Single supplement (USD115/per pax)
Tips to the tour guide/driver
Please send your travel request via e-mail [email protected] to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via paypal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD100; Deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
Our Tour guide
Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
Our Driver and Vehicle
Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby.
Inside Looking of Our Vehicle
Our Driver and Car
Food is a part of the important culture for Chinese people. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us will include breakfast. Lunch is chosen at restaurant which is popular among locals, and with good environment. (All restaurants have Western styled Washroom available if this is what makes you feel headache about China) Dinner is mostly left for yourself, so you enjoy more freedom on your local food adventure or some familiar hometown food. If you are a Vegetarian, or Muslim , or allergy on any kind of food, you are suggested to inform this to your travel consultant, they will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.