Huangshan Private Day Tour: Hongcun Village+Mukeng Bamboo Forest
Huangshan is most famous for the amazing Huangshan Mountain. If you have more than two days in Huangshan, the surrounding villages definitely worth a visit, which will make your trip more special and add so much history and culture. This tour combines the picturesque Hongcun Village and dense bamboo forest. Join this tour to appreciate classical Hui-style buildings and embrace nature.
Your guide and driver will pick you up at about 9:00 am from your Huangshan downtown hotel and drive about 1.5 hours 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 drive about 15 minutes to Mukeng Bamboo Forest, only 6 kilometers away from Hongcun. Upon arrival, we will start exploring the bamboo forest with the West Sea and walk along the West Sea Corridor to the Viewing Deck on which we can have a panoramic view of the large bamboo forest and Mukeng Village. The village is tucked away in the forest, like a retreat away from the turmoil of the world. Then walk down the mountain to the village. There are about a dozen families still living here. We can have a glimpse of the villagers’ life. They use long bamboo pipes to divert the spring water to their houses for washing clothes and drinking. Then continue to South Sea. We will pass by a Bamboo Monster City in which you can see various monsters made of bamboo (optional with extra fee). Walking to the end, you will see a beautiful small lake. There is also cable car available and optional. In nice weather, visitors even can see the sea of clouds like that on Huangshan Mountain.
After a whole day of fun, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.
Our expert consultant will have your booking confirmed in 12 hours. We accept the last-minute booking for most of time even if time is pressing. After your booking is confirmed, we will send you a confirmation email which includes the agreed 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-USD200; deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). Balance is acceptable via PayPal at least 3 days ahead of the tour or with cash paid to the tour guide on the tour. 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!
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.
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.
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 an important part of Chinese culture. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us include breakfasts. Lunches are arranged at restaurants which are popular among the real locals with good environment (You might be a little worried about using washrooms in China, please rest assured that all restaurants have western style washroom). Dinners are mostly left for yourself to allow you more freedom on your own discovery to local food or having some familiar hometown food.
If you are vegetarian, Muslim, or allergic to any kind of food, please feel free to tell your travel consultant in advance. We will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.