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[5-Day Tour] Huang Shan, Qiandao Lake & Hangzhou Highlights (Private)

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Multi-Day Tour | No-Shopping | Private Tour

Daily | Book 3 days before

Huangshan | Hangzhou

#D2 Huang Shan | #D3 Hongcun village | #D4 Qiandao Lake | #D5 Lingyin Temple & Feilai Peak | West Lake

Per guest prices are based on a group of 4.

Huang shan (Yellow Mountain, 黄山)

The craggy rock faces, hanging mists and clustered pines of Huang Shan create a lovely and distinctly Chinese landscape, one instantly recognizable from countless images on silk, paper and porcelain. The mountain range, consisting of some 70 peaks over 1,000 m (3,300 ft), spills across the southern province of Anhui in an exquisite jumble of scenic highlights—twisted lone pines clinging to stony spires, seas of clouds filling rugged valleys, and crystalline mountain spring-fed pools.

Tunxi Old Street (屯溪老街)

Located in Túnxī (屯溪), the central district of Huangshan City, Tunxi Old Street is a stone pedestrian street lined with old shops and restaurants in restored buildings, some originally dating back to the Song Dynasty, done in the traditional style of the region's Huizhou culture.

Hongcun village (宏村)

A charming traditional Huizhou village, Hongcun is best known as the film site of the Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. You'll be able to bike around the village with your guide (additional fee applies) and also visit a local family where you'll have the chance to gain a better understanding of the life and traditions of the local people.

Qiandao Lake (千島湖)

A visit to Qiandao Lake quickly reveals the source of the name. Literally translated, it means "Thousand Island Lake" and indeed, at last count the 573 sq km (221 sq mi) body of water is home to 1,078 large islands and thousands more smaller ones. It is a unique landscape that was intentionally flooded to create the massive and impressive island-filled body of water from which celebrated Chinese brand Nongfu Spring sources its water. Each island, from Snake Island, Monkey Island, to Bird Island, is home to a brand new sight for you to explore thanks to this dramatic transformation.

West Lake (西湖)

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011, Hangzhou's premier tourist attraction, West Lake and its surrounding gardens, hills, rockeries, temples, pagodas and parks have for centuries inspired poets, officials and tourists with their beauty. This beauty pulls an estimated 12 million domestic tourists and half a million foreign tourists annually making it—and, consequentially, Hangzhou—one of China's most tourist-heavy locales.

Its placid waters and lush tree-lined shores, praised by emperors and poets alike, have been the setting of many famous events in Chinese literature and history. Board a vessel and cruise across the lake to view famous sights like Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, the Bai and Su Causeways and Solitary Hill. Flower Harbor Park, located next to Su Causeway, houses many of Hangzhou's most well known attractions, including Red Carp Pond and Peony Garden.

Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺)

The Lingyin Temple, which literally means "where the divine rest in seclusion," has long been considered one of the ten most famous Buddhist temples in China. Originally founded in AD 326, Lingyin Temple has been rebuilt no less than 16 times. Listen as your guide discusses its pagodas and pavilions and introduces you to some of the 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures on Feilai Peak, which date back to the 10th to 14th centuries.

Feilai Peak (飞来峰)

The Feilai Peak, 209 m (686 ft) tall, is a limestone mountain which is distinct from the sandstone peaks around it. Famous for its Buddhist grottoes and caves, the mountain also offers wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. Large stones scattered along the peak are said to resemble animals like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a fleeing monkey.

Longjing tea plantation (龙井问茶)

The Longjing tea plantation is home to dragon well tea (longjing cha) one of China's most famous types of tea. Located in Meijiawu, the plantation is a legendary Hangzhou attraction where you can tour the grounds, learn about the complexities of tea and experience a traditional tea ceremony.

Hefang Street (河坊街)

A bustling center of commerce since the Song Dynasty, this pedestrian street is lined with shops and restaurants occupying traditional Ming-and-Qing-style buildings and stalls selling various souvenirs.

Details

Day 1 Huangshan arrival

Your driver and/or tour guide will pick you up from the airport or station and then transfer to downtown.

• Please note: Free pickup/drop-off available for downtown hotels with flights/trains arriving between 9AM-10PM, otherwise additional charge applies.

Tunxi old street (about 2 hours)

Stay overnight at the hotel you've arranged in downtown (at your own expense).

Day 2 Huang Shan (includes lunch)

Huang shan (about 5 hours)

Climb up the mountain by Yungu cable car.

Enjoy stunning views from several viewpoints such as Shixin Peak, Lion Peak and A Monkey Gaping at the sea.

Lunch on top of the mountain

After lunch, it's time for more spectacular views from Paiyun pavilio, Feilai Stone and Brightness Summit.

Stay overnight at the hotel you've arranged in Huang Shan (at your own expense).

Day 3 Huang Shan-Hongcun-Downtown (includes lunch)

Early in the morning, enjoy a breath-taking sunrise over Huang Shan.

After that, go back to hotel and enjoy breakfast (at your own expense).

Descend the mountain by Yungu cable car, and then drive about 1 hour to Hongcun.

Hongcun village (about 2 hours)

Lunch at a local restaurant in Hongcun

Back in Huangshan city (Tunxi) you'll visit the Hukaiwen Chinese ink stick factory to find out how Anhui's famous calligraphy and painting ink sticks are made, or the Huizhou Culture Museum to learn about the local region's distinctive Huizhou culture.

Stay overnight at the downtown hotel you've arranged in Huangshan (at your own expense).

Day 4 Huangshan Downtown-Qiandao Lake-Hangzhou (includes lunch)

After breakfast, your guide will accmpany you to Qiandao Lake by bus.

Qiandao Lake (about 5 hours)

First boat ride around Qiandao Lake and islands.

Then visit Bird Island, Lock Island and Meifeng Island. Round way cable cars on Meifeng Island are included.

After lunch in the boat, you will drive to Hangzhou.

Hefang Street (about 1 hour)

Stay overnight at the downtown hotel you've arranged in Hangzhou (at your own expense).

Day 5 Hangzhou (includes lunch)

West Lake (about 1 hour)

Lingyin Temple (about 1 hour)

Longjing tea plantation (about 1 hour)

After the tour ends, you'll be transferred to hotel or station for departure.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking guide service

2) Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in details

What is excluded?

1) Accommodation

2) Cost of bike rental in Hongcun

3) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

Cancellation Policies:
Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Modification is not accepted, please cancel your booking first and rebook the product. Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 72 hours in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.
*For departure dates during national holidays, Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 7 days in advance. If you cancel 4-6 days prior, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days prior, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

How to Join the Group:
On departure date you will be picked up from airport or station (please check the pickup range as specified in details). You will be contacted about 3 days before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. We may contact you via phone (if provided), hotel reception, or email. If we cannot reach you before this time, please call the emergency contact number which you will find listed on the confirmation email.

Emergency Contact:
Please call Nancy @18905591122 for any urgent matters.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.