Mountains and Lakes Tour

7 Days: Shanghai | Huangshan Mt | Hangzhou

On this China holiday, experience the contrasting of Old and Modern China in Shanghai. Discover China's most beautiful mountain - Huangshan, a UNESCO world heritage site for its magnificent scenery of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of the sea of clouds. Visit Hangzhou, described as "Heaven on Earth" by Marco Polo, cruise on the charming West Lake, and explore temples and pagodas.

Day 1 - 2 Shanghai

Start your Shanghai tour in being greeted by your guide at Shanghai International Airport, and then transferred to your hotel. The next day take a morning walk around the beautiful Fuxing Park that mixes Chinese and French styles, watch locals singing, dancing, practicing tai chi, calligraphy and other leisure activities, and then stroll along the historic riverfront Bund to see magnificent colonial buildings and the contrasting view of “Old and New” Shanghai on both sides of Huangpu river, and then drive to Shanghai’s landmark - Oriental Pearl Tower for the panoramic city view from the glass bottom Skywalk, In the afternoon step back in time in the Old Quarter of Shanghai; visit the exquisite Yu Garden and neighbouring Bazaar. Sample the famous snack "steam pork bun" at your dinner. (B/D)

Day 3 Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Visit China's first world-class modern museum: Shanghai Museum - to see an extensive collection of ancient Chinese art, more than 120,000 art pieces representing thousands of years of rich and colourful Chinese history and culture. Afternoon flight to Huangshan (known as “Yellow Mountain"), which is acclaimed as 'the loveliest mountain of China' through art and literature in Chinese history. It is famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds. (B)

Day 4 Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Today take a cable car to the summit of Yellow Mountain, get your camera ready! enjoy nature walking and spectacular scenery of elegant pine trees, soaring peak and sea of clouds, heavy clouds rolling through every now and then to give the mountains their mystic feel. Take a cable car down. Sample a local speciality dinner. Evening free time to explore the Old Street in ancient town of Tunxi. (B)

Day 5 Yellow Mountain / Hangzhou

Today visit another World Heritage site - the ancient village of Hongcun, surrounded by mountains and lakes, where the movie of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was filmed. Stroll narrow stone paved lanes, unique black and white houses, beautiful ancient halls and ancient stone architecture, explore the wonderful water system bringing fresh water from the lakes to every home. Feel the romantic atmosphere! Transfer to the bus terminal for a shuttle bus to China’s “Paradise on Earth” Hangzhou. (B)

Day 6 - 7 Hangzhou

Unwind yourself during your China tour while cruising on the West Lake surrounded by mountains, where you get to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery, arched bridges, pagodas and tree lined walkways. Visit the peaceful and calm Lingyin Temple to see Laughing Buddha carved from the rock and 8 metre high Buddha carved from the Camphor wood. Learn Chinese tea culture at Longjingshan Tea cultural village. Visiting Six Harmonies Pagoda - one of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architectures, overlooking the beautiful Qiantang River and the West Lake. Enjoy a breathtaking Impression West Lake show, where the entire cast performs on the platform built just inches from the lake, creating an impression that the performers are dancing on the water. The next day transfer to the railway station or the airport for your next destination. (B2)
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Trip Grading: Easy

Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and good mobility.

Pricing

* Private Tour Package price from $1798p.p.

Inclusions

Associated entry fees
Private English speaking guides
1 domestic flight
6 nights selected hotels
Listed meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 dinner (B-Breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner)
All private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle
Impression West Lake evening show
Sightseeing
Associated entry fees
2 way cable car rides to Mt. Huangshan

Exclusions

International flights
Travel insurance
Tips and personal expenses
Meals not listed
Chinese visa
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