Spend 6 days to fully explore east China: Hangzhou & Huangshan and Qiandaohu Lake with our experienced local tour guide. Experiencing the exquisite Jiangnan-style elegance in Hangzhou, taking a boat to explore numerous big-or-small islands with distinctive sceneries in Qiandao Lake, being amazed at the four wonders of Huangshan. You will appreciate this deep exploration of China, and also the amazing experience of taking the high-speed train.
Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
Hanghou, Huangshan, Qiandaohu
Huangshan train station, airport
Hangzhou train station, airport
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Upon your arrival at Huangshan, your personal guide will greet you at the airport (or train station) holding the board with "Huangshan Private Tour" on it.
Your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the car. The rest of the day is on your own to relax, if you need any help, you can contact the guide at any time.
Today, your guide will take you to the most famous scenic spot in Huangshan-Huangshan scenic area(Lunch is not included in this trip, you can prepare some dry food in advance). The general itinerary today as below: Drive to Huangshan Scenic Spot ? Take cable car to Jade Screen Scenic Area ? Greeting-Guests Pine ? Lotus Peak ? Xihai Grand Canyon ? Cloud-dispelling Pavilion ? Stay overnight at Summit.
Pick up from your hotel in the early morning (The tour guide will inform you of the pick up time in advance). Then, drive you to the Huangshan Scenic Spot (about 1 hour).
Upon arrival, you will take the park bus from the mountain foot to Mercy Light Pavilion to take a cable car up to the Jade Screen Scenic Area. After a few minutes' walk, you will reach the Greeting-guests Pine. It is the landmark landscape of Huangshan and one of the symbols of Anhui Province. Here you can spend some time taking pictures with this most famous pine trees in China, and enjoying the beautiful view of the grandiose Celestial Capital Peak.
After an hour's walk, you will arrive at Lotus Peak, Lotus peak is the highest peak of Huangshan, with an altitude of 1864.8m. There are some bridges, plank roads and viewing platform on the lotus peak, which is undoubtedly the best place for photography. Here you will have an hour to stop and enjoy your lunch.
After lunch, walk for an hour and you will arrive at Xihai Grand Canyon, because of the high altitude, when you stand on the canyon, the clouds flow like a stream from the peak under your feet, so it is also called "White Cloud Canyon". The total length of Xihai Grand Canyon is 15km. Here you can take the photo according to your own preference and within the time allowed, and feel the most magnificent scenery of Mt.Huangshan. If the weather is good enough, you will have a chance to enjoy the sunset at the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion.
Lastly, move to your hotel on the summit. Your guide will help you check in.
Hotels on mountain top (for reference only): Huangshan Shilin Hotel | Beihai Hotel | Xihai Hotel |
The general itinerary today as below: View the Sunrise (recommended option) ? Bright Summit ? Flying-over Rock ? Down to the mountain ? Drive to Qiandaohu Lake.
Get up early (usually around 5-6am) to enjoy the magnificent sunrise on Mt.Huangshan. If the weather is good, you can see clearly the golden light of the sun piercing the mists, and rocky peaks rising above the frothy, ever-changing sea of white clouds. After the sunrise, get back to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, you will visit Bright Summit, the second highest on the mountain and see a wonder of Huangshan - Flying-over Rock.
After the hiking tour, take a cable car down to the mountain. Have lunch at the foot of Mt.Huangshan, then drive about 1.5 hours to Qiandaohu Lake (Thousand Island Lake). Upon arrival, taken to your hotel in Qiandaohu Lake directly, your guide will help you check in. The rest of the day is on your own to relax.
Today, you will visit the Qiandaohu Lake. Qiandaohu Lake, also known as the Thousand Island Lake or Xin'an river reservoir, it was an artificial lake built for the construction of Xin'an River hydropower station and the storage of the upper reaches of Xin'an River. Built in 1955 and completed in 1960. It is known as the "three largest thousand island lakes in the world" together with Kingston Thousand Island Lake in Ottawa, Yangxin Xiandao Lake in Huangshi, Hubei Province. In addition to being a reservoir, Qiandao Lake has also become an ecological nature reserve, where countless animals and plants are bred. It is called the paradise of birds and the fertile soil of fish by the local people. The annual catch of fresh water fish is over 4000 tons.
You'll spend about 5 hours in lake excursion, the tour covering the most beautiful island in Qiandaohu Lake, such as: Five Dragon Island, Strange Stone Island, Dragon Mountain Island or Magic Dragon Island (by boat). During which you'll get aboard a few islands for sightseeing.
In the late afternoon, drive you to the Qiandaohu train station to catch your train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, our Hangzhou tour guide and driver will pick you up in the train station, you will find a welcome sign "Hangzhou Private Tour", then bring you back to your hotel.
Firstly, take a boat cruise in the beautiful West Lake, West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. On the boat you can see one of the Ten Best Views of West Lake- Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.
After that, visit the Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park). This spot is located at the southern end of Su Causeway. A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake here, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in, so it called "Flowery Harbor". This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish.
Later, visit the Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancientBuddhist temples in China. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures situated in front of the Temple, and is famous for its more than 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which dated from the 10th to 14th centuries.
Drive to a village in the mountain side, our guide will pick a nice place for you for lunch!
After lunch, drive to Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery.
The last stop is The Song Dynasty Imperial Street: Has been renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan, but still leads to the Palace of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127AD). The road that stretches 400 meters (1,310ft) is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others.
After the tour, back to your hotel in Hangzhou.
The first stop today is the Guo's Garden: Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance.The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda. The villa has two sections (1) Living in Quietness, where the owner lived (2) the Sky in the Mirror garden, with a pond surrounded by roofed corridors (lang), bridges, rockwork, trees and flowers.
Continue your tour to the Leifeng Pagoda. Leifeng Pagoda as an important cultural and historic attraction in the West Lake Scenic Area is quite familiar and well-known both in Chinese folk culture and Chinese literature history.Leifeng Pagoda is one of the ten sights of the West Lake because of the Legend of the White Snake.The legend was existed as oral traditions long before any written compilation.It has since become a major subject of several Chinese opera, films and TV series. Standing on the top of the pagoda,you can appreciate the nearby Jingci Temple, enjoy the landscapes of West Lake, and even see the city of Hangzhou from a distance.
After lunch, head to the Qianjiang New City, located in the southeast side of downtown Hangzhou, next to the Qiantang River. It is 4.5 km away from the West Lake Scenic Spot. The central area of the Hangzhou CBD (total area 3.29 km2) will serve as Hangzhou’s future business, political and cultural center. Overall development plans include 650m2 of Grade-A offices, hotels, shopping malls and luxury residences. This place will give you a different impression about Hangzhou and show you the future of Hangzhou.
We'll transfer you to Hangzhou airport, train station and finish this happy and memoriable tour!
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