4-Day Huangshan Classic Tour with Ancient Villages from Shanghai
Huangshan Mountain was included in UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site List in 1990. This mountain is most famous for queer pines, grotesque rock, sea of clouds and hot spring. Since ancient times, it has been a frequent subject of Chinese poets and painters’ works. This tour will lead you to explore the spectacular natural scenery and profound culture of this amazing place. Just join us to have an once-in-a-lifetime traveling experience.
Cloud Valley Temple; Mt. Huangshan; Tunxi Ancient Street; Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory; Hongcun & Xidi Ancient Village
Tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Lunch + Hotel + High Speed Train
Attractions: Tunxi Ancient Street; 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 HuKaiwen 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. Finally you will be dropped off at your hotel. Have a good rest tonight.
Accommodation: Huangshan city local 4 stars hotel
Day 2 Huangshan Mountain
Attractions: Cloud Valley Temple; Mt. Huangshan (B + L)
Today your Huangshan Mountain tour will officially begin! Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby after breakfast and drive about 1 hour to the mountain.
Upon arrival, you will take the 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. 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. If you are still in good shape and time & weather permits, you can continue to Sky Sea Scenic Area to enjoy gorgeous sunset at Bright Summit and explore Flying-over Rock. Please do not watch your camera or phone while walking.
Tonight you will stay at a hotel on the mountain so as to catch sunrise next day.
Accommodation: Huangshan Mountain 4 stars hotel
Day 3 Huangshan Mountain
Attractions: Mt. Huangshan (B + L)
Today you will get up in the early morning to witness the incredible sunset. 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 sunset, we will go back to hotel and have breakfast. Then move on to explore Lion Peak which got its name from the look like a crouching lion. You will visit Dawn Pavilion and see an interesting rock called “Stone Monkey Watching Sea”. Next we will hop on cable car and descend the mountain and meet the driver at mountain foot. You will be transferred back to Huangshan city afterwards.
Accommodation: Huangshan city local 4 stars hotel
Day 4 Hongcun Ancient Village and Huangshan Departure
Attractions: Hongcun Village, Xidi Ancient Village (B + L)
Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby in the morning after breakfast and check out as you will take departure train directly after the tour. Please pack your belongings in advance.
We will visit two special ancient villages today. More than 800-year-old, Hongcun Village 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. Then move on to explore the ancient houses and 99 cobblestone-paved maze-like lanes in Xidi Ancient Village. When you arrive at the village, a magnificent archway, Hu Wenguang Memorial Archway, will stare at you at the entrance. The archway, built in the Ming Dynasty, is over 400 years old and has become a landmark of the village and a witness of the village’s history. You will marvel at the delicate stone carvings on it and how sturdy it is, still in good condition after so many years.
After saying goodbye to the village, your guide and driver will transfer you to the train station for high speed train back to Shanghai city. Still, there is a Shanghai local driver will pick you up from Shanghai Train Station to your Shanghai hotel. Our service will end here. Wish you a pleasant journey.
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
3 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 (USD145/per pax)
Tips to the tour guide/driver
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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.