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5-Day Huangshan and Huizhou Villiage Disvovery Tour

Tour Code:HS-YC-02
Duration:5days
Destinations:* Hangzhou West Lake * Tunxi Old Street * Ancient Village - Xindi & Hongcun * Mount Huangshan
Tour highlights:
Xidi and Hongcun are two traditional villages located near the southwest slope of Mount Huangshan in southern Anhui province, eastern China. They both are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, because they preserve to a remarkable extent the appearance of traditional non-urban settlements created during a feudal period. Their street plan, architecture and decoration patterns, and the integration of houses with comprehensive water systems are unique surviving examples. Hongcun is called the "village in traditional Chinese painting" and was a location where the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was shot.

Day and day itinerary

Day01:pick you up from Shanghai to Hangzhou.
Place & Transport:Shanghai-Hangzhou
Today's Activities:This morning, our driver will pick you up from Shanghai; it will take us about 2 hours get the heavenly city on earth - Hangzhou. Hangzhou West Lake and Traditional Longjing Tea Garden Landscape has been submitted to the list of World Heritage in the year 2008. However, the beauty of the city had been discovered to the world in the 14th century because the famous Italian traveler Macro Polo described Hangzhou as “the most beautiful and splendid city in the world”. Upon arrival in Hangzhou, we will have a West Lake cruise and pay a visit to the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. At night, a grand show of Impression West Lake which is performed in the open air on the lake is waiting for you.

Day02:Transfer to Tunxi.
Place & Transport:Hangzhou-Tunxi
Today's Activities:Today, we will transfer to Tunxi, the city of Huangshan. The most interesting place in Tunxi is the Old Street. It is considered as a live Chinese painting. Wandering along the street, you will feel like go back to the ancient times, and here you can find all kinds of local snaker and souvenirs. After sunset and lights  on, we will go to the Century Square, where there is the pier for Xinanjiang River night cruise. Xinanjiang River is the mother river for Mount Huangshan, and here in Tunxi is where it starts.

Tunxi Old Street, located at the center of Tunxi District of Huangshan City, has been the distribution center of south Anhui Province knowing for the production of green tea and ink. It is the witness of the flourish of Anhui merchant's for a period of time. The street is 1.5 kilometers long and 7 meters wide with double-floor wooden houses built during the Ming and Qing dynasties at two sides. So far, over 100 movies have been shot in the old street. Here you can buy featured souvenirs such as traditional Chinese medicine, Qimen Black Tea, Anhui ink stick, Shexian ink stone and Anhui Four Carvings.

Day03:Full day discover the ancient villages.
Place & Transport:
Tunxi-Shexian
Today's Activities:Today we will have a full day tour to discover the Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun. The two traditional villages of Xidi and Hongcun preserve to a remarkable extent the appearance of non-urban settlements of a type that largely disappeared or was transformed during the last century. Their street plan, their architecture and decoration, and the integration of houses with comprehensive water systems are unique surviving examples. It has been authorized to be the World Heritage Site in the year 2000.

Xidi Ancient Village is known for its unique and elegant wooden houses with prettified walls preventing rain infiltration, black tiles recording the history of the town, and decorative gate towers standing for the particular flavor of the architecture. The exquisite wood carvings, stone engravings and tile carvings are also can be found in Xidi. Walking into an ancient house, you will find yourself in a well-arranged garden with rockeries, fish ponds, stream and cobble-paved ground.
 
Hongcun Ancient Village is an ancient village with a history over 400 years. The original residential style and features of the Ming and Qing Dynasties were preserved perfectly there. Hongcun Village has a cattle-like plan, a stream passes by every door in the village like cattle's gut, a semi-lunar pond looks like cattle's stomach, and the four bridges over the stream from the cattle's feet. With marbled ground, black tiles, fresh red lanterns, elaborate woodcarvings and amazingly comprehensive water system, Hongcun Village is known as ‘the folk imperial palaces'.

Day04:Transfer to Mount Huangshan Scenic Area
Place & Transport:Shexian-Huangshan
Today's Activities:This morning we will transfer to Mount Huangshan Scenic Area. It is one of the few World Natural and Cultural Heritages. We will take a cable way up to the hill. Huangshan, known as 'the loveliest mountain of China', was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g. the Shanshui 'mountain and water' style of the mid-16th century). Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers who come on pilgrimage to the site, which is renowned for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds.

Mt. Huangshan Scenic Spot  (Yellow Mountain) is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Having all the features of mountain scenery, Mt. Huangshan is known as the No. 1 Mountain under the Heaven. Because of the mists and clouds, natural scenery in the area changes beyond prediction. Xu Xiake, a noted Chinese geologist and traveler in Ming Dynasty, praised Mt. Huangshan as the best of all mountains. 
 
Because of the limited water and food resources, the price climbs high on mountain. Please be careful while sight-seeing and environmental-friendly to the beautiful scenery. Take a good rest for tomorrow's soul-stunning sunrise

Day05:Transfer back to Shanghai
Place & Transport:Huangshan-Shanghai
Today's Activities:This morning, we will take the cable way down the mountain, and transfer back to Shanghai.

Tour Price:

 Group Size

 2-4 passengers

 5-7 passengers

 8-10 passengers

 Single Room Supplement

4 Star Hotels

 860 USD /pax

 580 USD /pax

 480 USD /pax

 150 USD

3 Star Hotels

 830 USD /pax

 550 USD /pax

  450 USD /pax

  120 USD

Price Inclusions
1. Entrance Fee to all the tourist attractions listed above
2. Private car with chauffeur for all the transfers
3. Service of English speaking tour guide
4. Meals involved in the itinerary(five lunch four dinner)
5. Four nights accomodation with daliy breakfast

Price Exclusions
1. Gratuity for tour guide and chauffeur

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3. The date that you would like to take this tour.
4. The number of persons in your group that take this tour.

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