Book the best of 5 Days Shanghai to Mt. Huangshan Trekking Tour with Xin'an River to appreciate the stunning and peculiar natural scenery on Mt. Huangshan. Linger at the profound culture of Hongcun & Shexian ancient villages. Trekking along the Xin'an River, you'll get an oppotunity to enjoy the picturesque water landscape, just like you were in a beautiful Chinese painting. A local English-speking guide and experienced driver are included.
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Hongcun Village, Mt.Huangshan, Shexian County, Xin'an River
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Greet your driver at your Shanghai hotel lobby and head to Shanghai train station, you'll take bullet train from Shanghai to Huangshan (around 2.5 hours). Upon on your arrival, your local guide will meet you at the exit of the train station with a welcome signage "Huangshan Private Tour".
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 → Hongcun Village → Back to Tunxi.
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. Then, drive to Hongcun Village. Before the sightseeing, the tour guide will lead you to the local restaurant for a simple lunch (at your own expense). He/She will teach you how to order.
Hongcun was founded in the Song Dynasty (960-1276). It is one of the first 12 famous historical and cultural villages in China. Hongcun was listed in the world cultural heritage list by UNESCO on November 30, 2000. Hongcun is known as "the village in the painting", a large number of art lovers come here to draw every year. Hongcun Village' s layout was designed very well, acting up to both China's Geomantic Omen and actual natural environment. The whole village is well preserved with more than 140 Huizhou style buildings in Ming and Qing Dynasties. The architecture, culture, history and food here attract a large number of tourists. Famous Oscar-winner film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" were filmed in Hongcun.
After the tour, return to your hotel in Huangshan (Tunxi).
After breakfast, drive you to the Shexian County (1hour). Shexian is a famous historical and cultural city, the political, economic and cultural center of ancient Huizhou, and also the birthplace of Huizhou culture. It is famous for its unique regional culture and distinctive Huizhou style architecture, known as the "hometown of Chinese archways". Today, you will visit the most representative villages and scenic spots, such as: Tangyue Memorial Archways, Tangmo Ancient Village, Huizhou Ancient Town.
Upon arrival, you will discover the Tangyue Memorial Archways first. Tangyue archway is a representative work of ancient Huizhou architecture in Ming and Qing Dynasties. It not only embodies the general picture of the basic ethics of Huizhou culture, but also includes the human history of "people-oriented" with rich connotation. Each archway has a touching story with mixed emotions and carefully designed. If you are interested, our experienced professional guide will tell you the story behind each archway in detail.
Then, move on to the Tangmo Ancient Village, Tangmo Village was rated as one of the top ten 'must see' famous scenic spots in Huangshan City. It was constructed originally in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) according to the architectural styles of that time. It reached its height of prosperity in both the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. You will be captivated by the quiet rural life style of this particular culture, and the natural beauty that is incorporated within this famous historic and cultural village.
You will have a lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to visit Huizhou Ancient Town, Huizhou Ancient town, also known as the Shexian Ancient Town, is the birthplace of "Hui style literature", one of the three major local clique in China. There are 7 representative scenic spots, such as: Hui Garden, Xuguo Memorial Archway, Yuliang Dam, Doushan Street, Xin’an Stele Forest, and Tao Xingzhi Memorial Hall, more than 400 memorial archways. Follow your guide and immerse yourself in this charming cultural ancient town to learn more about Huizhou culture.
After the Shexian day tour, transfer you back to your hotel in Huangshan (Tunxi).
Check out from your hotel and put the luggage in the coach. Then, drive to the Xin'an River Bank for your half day Xin'an River trekking tour.
Upon arrival, the first stop is the Rape Flower Field, The rape fields along the Xin'an River will open in early April, which is also the best season for hiking. Follow our professional tour guide to experience the vigorous scene on both sides of Xin'an River and the most simple rural scenery.
During the hike, you will see some picturesque ancient villages，listen to the old story the guide told you. If time allows you can go in and chat with local residents, you will feel the relaxation brought by the slow pace of life. This is a completely isolated "Landscape Gallery", far away from the noise of the city, you don't have to worry about crowding and noise at all.
After the half day trekking tour, drive you to Huangshan train station, you'll renturn to Shanghai. When you arrive, your Shanghai driver will take you back to your hotel in Shanghai.
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