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Tour Overview

Rated as the last secret place in Jiangnan (regions south of the Yangtze River) by National Geographic

Songyang County is located in the mountainous region of southwest Zhejiang Province, with a history of more than 1,800 years and many cultural relics and monuments.

There are many historic ancient villages hidden among the peaks and rocks. The scenery here varies from season to season. Don’t miss experiencing the early morning and evening of the ancient villages. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take your time to enjoy life.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Go for a leisure cycling in Damushan Tea Garden
2. Walk into a typical stepped ancient village and catch a glimpse of the internet-famous century-old couple tree
3. Have a hiking adventure in Ruoliao Primitive Forest Scenic Area, enjoying the unique natural scenery

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to our 2-day Songyang leisure tour! Please take the high-speed train from Shanghai to Lishui (Suggested: G7325/08:20-11:28). Upon arrival, your driver will pick you up at the exit and transfer you to Damushan Tea Garden, where we will have a 20-minute bike ride.

    The scenic spot provides tourists with interesting experiences such as sightseeing, tea tasting, and tea picking. Besides, you can also learn a lot about tea.

    Songyang Damushan Tea Garden
    Cycling in the Damushan Tea Garden

    After that, proceed to Songyang Old Town, where numerous ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties have been preserved. Check in at the hotel and then move to dinner near the hotel on your own.

    Note: You are suggested to prepare a lunch box in advance.

    Accommodation: in Songyang

    Songyang Old Town
    Songyang Old Town

  2. After breakfast, drive about 20 minutes to Yangjiatang Village, known as the Golden Potala Palace. The dwellings built on the mountain are layered on top of each other, forming a typical stepped ancient village. There is a very century-old couple tree in this primitive village, which is very famous on the internet.

    Songyang Yangjiatang
    Yangjiatang Village

    After the visit, return to Songyang Old Town for lunch.

    In the afternoon, have a hiking adventure in Ruoliao Primitive Forest Scenic Area, enjoying the unique natural scenery - breathtaking mountains, strange rocks, dramatic pines, and small waterfalls along the way. The rhododendron is widely spread in this area, forming a magnificent sea of flowers in May every year.

    There are more than 30 streams and waterfalls, among which the Dajibei Waterfall has a drop of more than 70 meters and cascades down into three levels, which is quite spectacular.

    Ruoliao Primitive Forest Scenic Area
    Ruoliao Primitive Forest Scenic Area

    The 2-day Songyang tour comes to an end. Your driver will escort you (2 hours) to the train station for your return to Shanghai. We suggest you buy a ticket for G7340/19:15-21:54.

    Note: If you want to extend your hike, you can buy a ticket for your return train G7462/20:23-23:00.

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price Includes

  • Private land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers
  • 1 night in the hotel with daily breakfasts
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cycling experience in Damushan Tea Garden
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day
  • China Travel Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Trains to/off Lishui
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions, such as tea tasting.
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others
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