3 Days Huangshan Mountain and Hongcun Ancient Village Private Tour
This three days tour combines the awesome Huangshan Mountain, Tunxi Ancient Street, Cloud Valley Temple and the quaint and picturesque Hongcun Village (Tangmo Ancient Village, Lingshan Village). You will follow an experienced guide to hike up the mountain to enjoy the most amazing scenery and visit the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Hongcun Village to appreciate the beautiful Hui-style buildings. You will be taken good care of from the moment of meeting your guide and driver at airport to sending you off on the last day. Join us to have an enjoyable and meaningful trip.
Highlights of this tour: *Stroll on Tunxi Ancient Street to search and bargain for trinkets. *Have a glimpse of the Cloud Valley Temple hidden in the east of Mount Huangshan. *Appreciate the natural landscapes in “the most fantastic mountain in the world”—Huangshan Mountain. *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.
Tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Hotel
AM: Upon your arrival at Huangshan, your local guide will greet you at the exit of airport/train station by holding a name sign and take you to have a lunch. Before getting off the plane/train, please double check your belongings to ensure you have collet all your stuff.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After the lunch, we will visit Tunxi Ancient Street, China’s most well-preserved ancient street combining architectural style of the Southern Song Dynasty, Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. Just stroll on the street leisurely and appreciate the Hui-style buildings. You can optionally try some local snacks such as sesame seed cake (Shao Bing) and hair bean curd (Mao Dou Fu). Then your guide and driver will transfer 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.
Today is all about the Yellow Mountain. Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in the morning and drive to the mountain. Upon arrival, we will take a shuttle bus to Cloud Valley Temple and then take a cable car up the mountain. Then hike to enjoy the beautiful scenery at North Sea, Beginning-to-believe Peak, Cloud-dispelling Pavilion and West Sea Valley. 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 see the breathtaking scenery. Please do not watch your camera or phone while walking. At about 16:00 pm, we will take the cable car down to the foot of the mountain and transfer back to your hotel.
AM: Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby in the morning after breakfast and check out as you will leave Huangshan directly after the tour. Please pack your belongings in advance.
We will visit Hongcun Village today. 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 at local restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon, your guide and driver will transfer you to the train station/airport for your departure train/flight. Our service will end here. Wish you a pleasant journey.
Considering Hongcun is very famous, there are many domestic and foreign visitors. If you want a less-visited & crowded village, we can arrange Tangmo Ancient Village or Lingshan Village insted of Hongcun Village for you.
Tangmo Ancient Village could be dated back to the Tang Dynasty, and its name means “model village of the Tang Dynasty” (Tang refers to the Tang Dynasty, and mo means model in Chinese). Tanganyuan Gardendefinitely cannot be missed here. The garden was said to be built by a rich businessman for his mother who wanted to visit the famous West Lake in Hangzhou but was restrained by her physical conditions. Her son spent lots of money building the garden by imitating the West Lake. There’s a 400-year-old camphor tree which was once in a Chinese movie Marriage of the Fairy Princess. Couples usually make wishes under the tree and tie red ribbons with each other’s name on the tree. The garden also is a good place to appreciate calligraphic inscriptions of famous Chinese calligraphers from Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. You can learn rubbing art from a teacher and try to make a piece by yourself to feel the charm of calligraphy culture.
Lingshan Village, surrounded by endless bamboo forest, seems far away from the bustling world, and the people here live a simple life. Just immerse yourself in the pastoral scenery. Walking along the Water Street, you will see old residential houses, stones bridges and even villagers washing their clothes in the river. Lingshan people make full use of abundant bamboo resources. They can make basket, hat, dustpan, and other things with bamboo. Marvel at their excellent skills and learn to make things by using bamboo.
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.
Huangshan train station/airport pick-up and drop-off
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 5 stars hotel with daily breakfast
Professional English-speaking tour guide
3 Chinese style lunches
One bottle of mineral water per person per day
Fuels, tolls and parking charges
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Single supplement (USD60 p.p)
Arrival flight/train on the first day and departure flight/train on the last day
All personal expenses, optional activities and additional hotel services
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.