10 Days Eastern China Buddhism Mountains Tour

Tour Route: Shanghai, Mt. Putuo, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Qiandao Lake, Huangshan, Mt. Jiuhua

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Private Tour
Day 1 Shanghai

After you arrive in Shanghai, our local guide will pick you up and then drive to hotel for a good rest.

Meals:
Day 2 Shanghai

In the morning, picked up by the guide, after warm greetings to you, you will begin your Shanghai day tour with a visit to Jingan Temple, famed as the oldest shrine in Shanghai(45 minutes). Afterwards, you will see the Jade Buddha Temple, home to two jade Buddha statues imported to Shanghai from Burma by sea(40 minutes). Next you will pay a visit to the only ancient architectural complex combining temple and school in downtown Shanghai to worship China's great thinker and founder of the Confucian culture - Shanghai Confucian Temple(40 minutes).


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Shanghai to Putuoshan

Take a fast boat to Mt. Putuo, one of the four most well-known Buddhist mountains of China. Mt. Putuo is located in the Zhoushan Islands of Zhejiang Province. Legend has it that Guanyin, also known as Goddess of Mercy, once showed her bodily presence here and left a number famous historical sites. People have given the beautiful names to the island: Buddhist Paradise on the Sea, Land of Peach Blossoms and Mount of Immortals on the Sea. You will visit Fayu Temple built in the Ming Dynasty, Huiji Temple, Puji Temple built in the Northern Song Dynasty and Unwilling to Leave Nunnery and etc.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Putuoshan to Ningbo

After breakfast you will go to Ningbo by fast boat, one of the industrial cities of Zhejiang Province and a city well-known for a long history of culture. You will visit Tianyige (the First Hall Under Heaven). It has survived from more than 400 years with its history, unique architecture design and particular valuable collections of ancient books and texts of past dynasties. You also will tour Seven Pagoda Temple, Moon Lake scenic area and Tianyi Square.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Ningbo to Hangzhou

After breakfast, we drive to Hangzhou. Hangzhou is praised along with Suzhou as "paradise on earth". Enjoy a cruise on the beautiful West Lake with stops at a typical teahouse. Visit the centuries old Lingyin Temple, Mausoleum of General Yue Fei.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Hangzhou to Qiandao Lake to Mt. Huangshan

Drive to the Thousand-Islet Lake. Take a cruise on the lake. You will tour the snake island, the monkey island and Xinan reservoir. The lake has been a popular tourist attraction and a home to more than 1800 varieties of plants and 2100 wild animals. In the afternoon you will drive to Mt. Huangshan, one of the four most famous mountains of China. In the evening you may take a walk at the Old Street of Tunxi, built in the Song Dynasty. Have a local flavor dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Mt. Huangshan

Mt. Huangshan is extolled for its "our Ultimate Beauties--unusual rock formations, pin trees, sea of clouds and hot spring. Take a cable car up to the top of the mountain for a sightseeing tour of the area. You will tour Flower-Dream out of a Writing Brush Rock, Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, the Magic Scenic Area, the Rock that Flew from afar,the Bright Light Peak and etc.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 Mt. Huangshan to Mt. Jiuhuashan

View the sun rise. Tour Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Hongcun Village known as the ¡§ cow-shaped village, inscribed on the List of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. More than 800 years old, the village was first constructed during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). The Crouching Tiger and the Hidden Dragon was shot. Drive to Mt. Jiuhua.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Mt. Jiuhua to Shanghai

Ksitigarbha(Dizang) (the Bodhisattva of Salvation) is enshrined on the mountain. Mt. Jiuhua is one of the four Buddhist shrines. You will visit the Centenarian Palace and the Precious Hall of the Bodhisattva Incarnate. You will descend the Mountain by cable. After dinner you will fly back to Shanghai via Mt. Huangshan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 Shanghai

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. End of tour.

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28
Mar.1- Nov.30

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. Transportation inside China as specified in the itinerary;
2. Sightseeing tickets as specified in the itinerary;
3. Five-star hotel accommodations and three meals a day in China as specified in the itinerary;
4. Travel accident insurance;
5. English speaking tour guide services.

1. Tax;
2. Chinese Visa fee; 
3. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
4. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
5. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

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