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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.