Highlights

Steeping in this 5-day Huangshan Culture Tour, you can get a comprehensive feeling of fabulous natural scenery and charming culture in Yellow Mountain and villages around. Hiking in this top mountain to explore the beauty with the sea of clouds, sunrise, unique shaped pine trees and other natural wonders. Local culture cannot be missed in this trip. Appreciate the exquisite architectures in Xidi and Hongcun Villages, making handicrafts in Lingshan and Tangmo Villages. It’ll be an unforgettable tour in Huangshan. Try it!

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Arrive in Huangshan city in the afternoon, your private guide and driver will meet you at airport or rail station, and then transfer to your hotel at Bishan Village directly. Enjoy the rest time at the charming village on your own.

Today, let’s enjoy a leisure hiking tour from Xidi Village to Hongcun Village. The hiking route follows Xidi-Hongcun Ancient Pathway, with a total length of 8 kilometers, and duration of 3 hours. Explore the primitive villages for unique folk culture, and enjoy the beautiful scenery all the way along. The Xidi-Hongcun Ancient Pathway is a national trail for mountaineering and fitness, being one of the most beautiful hiking trails. Wander around the famous Hongcun Village after you reach there. With 900-year existence, it was listed into UNESCO as World Culture Heritage in 2000. The morning mist, gray tiles, white walls, stone bridge, lotus ponds, hills are all perfect elements selected to Chinese painting. So Hongcun Village is reputed as "the village in Chinese painting". While what makes it special is the village's interesting ox-like architecture composition. Stay overnight in Hongcun.

Meal: B, L, D

Hongcun

Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel, and then drive for about one hour to reach the foot of Huangshan Mountain. Take Yungu Cableway up to White Goose Ridge. After that, you can enjoy hiking and admiring at the Celestial Capital Peak, Lotus Peak and Bright Top where they are the ideal places to gaze over the breathtaking seas of clouds. In the afternoon, continue hiking to Flying-Over Rock and visit the most spectacular West Sea Grand Canyon. Stay overnight on the top of Yellow Mountain, you can enjoy the night view on your own arrangement.

Meal: B, L, D

On this day, try to get up early in the morning to catch the magnificent sunrise in Mt. Huangshan. After breakfast in hotel, continue the exploration of the mountain. Afterwards, you will take the cable car down and transfer to Lingshan Village. Have stroll in this tranquil village, you will find the village surrounded by vast and boundless bamboo groves, and that is the famous Lingshan Bamboo Forest. The local residents are good at Bamboo weaving, such as bamboo basket, bamboo hat, dustpan, etc. Today, you will have chance to learn how to make bamboo handicraft at local workshop. Later, have a leisure walk among bamboo forest and terraces (around 1 hour), enjoying the fresh air in the wild, listening to the birds and putting yourself into the embrace of the beautiful nature here. Finally, take a short ride to Tangmo Village and check in hotel.

Meal: B, L

Lingshan Bamboo making

In the morning, wander around Tangmo Village.  It's a small peaceful village, famous for both its noticing natural landscape and cultural glamour. Unlike Hongcun and Xidi Ancient Villages, it is tranquil and away from crowds of tourists. The highlight of the day must be the special Chinese cultural experience- making rubbings from stele. It’s a kind of printing technology from ancient China. You will get to know the knowledge and try to make the rubbings personally. Afterwards, go to Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory, which is the oldest continually operating ink stick factory in China. Ink stick is one of the Four Treasures of the Study of ancient China. Walking on the small lane to Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory, you will gradually smell the ink's fragrance. The most highlight part must be see the process of making Ink-stick, and you can even experience making Ink-stick personally.

In the end, transfer to the airport or rail station for your departure. Farewell to Huangshan city.

Meal: B, L

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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 Suite Your Preference

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

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