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This Scenery China Tour starts from Hong Kong and make the impressive Karst mountains of Guilin & rural villages in Yangshuo as the first scenic sites. You will cruise on the Li River then hike the Yellow Mountain for strange pines, grotesque’s rocks, stop for the classical beauty of Hangzhou. And it ends in the dynamic Shanghai. You will visit other highlights like Reed Flute Cave, Longji Rice Terraces, Ping'an Zhuang Village, Huangluo Yao Village, Wuzhen, Yellow Mountain, West Lake, Linyin Temple, Feilai Peak, Meijiawu Tea Plantation...

Best for: Couples, Family, First Timers

Duration: 12 days & 11 nights

Destinations: Hong Kong - Guilin - Yangshuo - Longsheng - Hangzhou - Huangshan - Shanghai

Travel Type: Private tour - FlexibleFree to customize

Highlights:
• Top China's scenic sites Li River, Longji Rice terraces and Huangshan Mt.
• Real China experiences in countryside and villages
• Outdoor activities of biking, walking and cruise

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style

Day

You will be met upon arrvial in Hong Kong airport by our English-speaking driver guide to hotel check in. Free at leisure for rest of the day to explore Hong Kong.

 Suggestions for Your Leisure Time 

Wont Tai Sin Temple: It's a Taoist Temple established in 1921 and probably the most well-known Temple in Hong Kong. Most people visiting the temple come to assess their fortune by using fortune sticks. There are some English speaking soothsayers who can help visitors interpret the fortune sticks. Enjoy the sincere atmosphere of praying and kau com for good fortune. (MTR Wont Tai Sin Temple, Exit B2 and turn left)

Victoria Harbour (Victoria Bay): A natural landform located between the beautiful Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. It is the largest harbour in China and famous for its stunning panoramic views. Trip aboard ferry at night is a great way to appreciate the splendid night view. (MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit F. Or Central Station, Exit D)

Avenue of Stars: Located on the east area of Tsim Sha Tsui, the Avenue of Stars has more than a hundred celebrity handprints, such as Jackie Chan and Andy Lay, these will take you on a dazzling "journey to the stars". Walking along the Avenue of Stars, you can enjoy the stunning night view on the other side of Victoria Harbour. (MTR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Exit J or Star Ferry from Central or Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui)

Transfer to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station for high speed train to Guilin. Upon arrival in Guilin, you will be picked up at the airport or train station, and transfer to the hotel. It's convenient to take a walk around city lakes or pedestrian street at Zhengyang Road and Dong Xi Xiang (East and West Lanes).

Meal: B

Pick up from hotel and transfer to pier after breakfast. Take a leisurely cruise down Li River to enjoy spectacular natural sceneries. Disembark at Yangshuo after lunch on board and transfer to hotel check in. In the afternoon, you will go for an excursion to the countryside to see the local farmer’s life and beautiful landscape by bike.

Meal: B, L

cruise down Li River

Free at leisure today for your own exploration.

Optional tours for your consideration:

  • Bamboo-rafting on Yulong River (around 1 hour)
  • Half Day Countryside Walking along Yulong River
  • Taichi Class (1 hour)
  • Cooking Class include lunch or dinner

Meal: B

Transfer to Guilin in the morning, and visit the famous Reed Flute Cave, also called “Natural Arts Gallery”, which is filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes. After lunch, transfer to Longji to see the stunning Dragon’s Back Rice Terraces and colorful minority lifestyle. View sun-set on the rice terraces if weather permits. Overnight at the local guesthouse at Ping An Village.

Meal: B, L

Reed Flute Cave

Walk up to a platform on the mountain to have a panoramic view of the rice terraces, and explore the Zhuang people’s village. In Yao village at the foot of the moungtain, you will have chance to watch Long-hair Yao ladies to make their unique hairdo. Transfer to the airport and fly to Hangzhou in the afternoon.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, visit one of the best scenic parks in China, the West Lake. The Lake is located in the south-west of Hangzhou, and with its beautiful lakes, mountains and many attractions, it has become the world-famous tourist destination and is known as the "paradise on earth". Then proceed to Lingyin Temple-- one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China. Next to the temple, go to the Feilai Peak, 209 meters (about 700 feet) tall, is a pure limestone mountain that is very distinctive from the sandstone mountain around it. Later, go and see the Meijiawu Tea Plantation to enjoy a leisure time there. 

Meal: B, L

West Lake

Drive to Wuzhen, a famous water town 86km northeast to Hangzhou. Wuzhen is a historic scenic town, and is the permanent host place of the annual World Internet Conference, an international Internet conference held in China, since 2014. There are six districts of the town, including the traditional workshops district, the traditional local-styled dwelling houses district, the traditional culture district, the water township customs and life district, etc. You will have chance to witness reenactment of traditional practices and cultures. Gondola boat is available and optional to ride to experience the original life of local people. After the visit, transfer to train station for high speed train to Huangshan City. 

Meal: B, L

Full day excursion to the Yellow Mountain. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Huangshan and take a cable car up to the top. Walk to enjoy amazing Huangshan sceneries including Xihai Grand Canyon. In late afternoon, descend by cable car transfer back to hotel. 

Meal: B, L

Visit Xidi and Hongcun villages, where the Oscar Winner "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was filmed. Then proceed to visit Chengkan, and old street at Huangshan city, transfer to take high speed train to Shanghai. Be met and transferred to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

Xidi and Hongcun villages

After breakfast, go to the Shanghai World Financial Center, a super high skyscraper in Pudong New Area, which is a multi-functional skyscraper and consists of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and shopping malls on the ground floors. Then visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall to appreciate the old, modern and future designs there. Yu Garden is the following spot, an exquisite small garden nestled in the old quarters of Shanghai. Then stroll at the Bund to see the new and old Shanghai. 

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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