12 Days of Selected Picturesque China Tour

Tour Route: Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong

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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai

You’ll get all the comfort to wipe out travelling weariness and restore strength at the cozy hotel after we pick you up from Shanghai airport. Tomorrow will be the first exciting day of your tour in China, just get ready!

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Shanghai

Your tour of Shanghai begins from Yuyuan Garden, the backyard garden of Shanghai city. It impresses you with featured elegance of South-China garden, for instance, easy breezy pavilions, lotus ponds and winding corridors.

The real thrill launches from the second spot Nanjing Road to the last Oriental Pearl Tower. Nanjing Road, with its endless array of shopping plazas, represents prosperity of the great Shanghai together with towering army of European style skyscrapers at the Bund. The last stop Oriental Pearl Tower, where you can feast on the whole Shanghai scenery, brings your enthusiasm to the utmost.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Shanghai-Mt.Huangshan

Shanghai Municipal History Museum shows you a vivid panorama of Shanghai’s development from a remote fishing village to an international metropolis. The part of old Shanghai during 1920s to 1940s is the most attractive. All the images of the Pearl of the East you get from movies and books, like rickshaws, Longtang, Peace Hotel and Miss Shanghai, are presented in front of you.

At noon you’ll leave Shanghai for Mt. Huangshan. After the airport pickup and hotel transfer, we suggest that you stroll along the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street. It's interesting to immerse in the local life which mixes perfectly traditional lifestyle and the modern one. Abundant local products and souvenirs are available in this ancient street.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Mt.Huangshan

Start your journey to Mt. Huangshan, an UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Site from which the city drew its present name. Drive about 1.5h from the city centre to Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area and then take a cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station. Feast your eyes on the fabulous pines and bizarre rocks nearby Beginning-to-Believe Peak and Lian Li Pine (Couple Pine).

After lunch, get ready for a hiking to West Sea Grand Canyon, let your soul get wild in the less trodden region of Mt. Huangshan. Stay overnight at the mountain hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 5 Mt.Huangshan

Get up early, or you will kick yourself for letting go of the awesome sunrise on Mt. Huangshan. Just imagine that the sun comes out from a floating sea of clouds and shines through the dreamy morning mist. Later, have a visit to the 1,690m (5,544.62mi) high Lion Peak and the surrounding areas, and then take cable car down the mountain.

After lunch, you’ll begin to explore the mysterious ancient village that lies at the foot of the unbelievable mountains. Drive about 1.5h and you get Hongcun in your arms, the World Cultural Heritage Site. Free yourself in this tranquil village and enjoy wonderful moments of the pure local life.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 6 Mt.Huangshan-Hangzhou

The coach at Huangshan bus terminal will send you to Hangzhou within 4h. If you don’t like to kill time in the hotel, you may as well have an exuberant stroll along the Hefang Street, a unique pedestrian street displaying Chinese crafts and local snacks. You can have fun appreciating paper cutting and hand-made dough figurines, or feast on dazzling local snacks like roasted walnuts and dragon-whisker candy.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 7 Hangzhou - Guilin

All Hangzhou tours can only be launched with the leading attraction West Lake. This elegant scenic spot has been bearing thousands of odes since the 9th century ever. Have a boat cruise on the serene lake while learning the representative romantic love story of the White Snake, you’ll be addicted to West Lake every inch of which is graceful!

Then let’s move on to Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda), a masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture built to calm the tidal waters of Qiantang River and aid in navigation. Later you will take a side trip to Meijiawu Tea Village, where you could know more about tea-making process and Chinese tea culture.

In the late afternoon you’ll leave for another picturesque city Guilin, waving goodbye to Hangzhou. After airport pickup and hotel transfer, you’ll spend the first night in Guilin by appreciating outside limestone mountains and lakes, which become so mysterious when immersed in night.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 8 Guilin

Farmers in Yangshuo know how to create manmade attractions on the basis of natural force and Longji Rice Terraces offers the strongest demonstration. It’s so amazing to see layers of rice winding from the riverside up to the top of the hills, forming a huge picture of seven stars surrounding the moon.

Near the gorgeous painting of Longji Rice Terraces there is a famous ethnic village Ping’an Village. You’ll find scattered Yao Women with the longest hair around the world and heavily adorned Zhuang women there.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 9 Guilin

Guilin can’t last without Li River as Hangzhou can’t leave out West Lake. Cruising down to Yangshuo County from Guilin puts you into a moving scroll of Chinese ink painting .Parading are towering array of limestone mountains, crystal-clear rivers and streams, shades of clouds and fogs, idyllic countryside on both banks.

The end of Li River Cruise sends you a lovely spot, West Street. You can hardly imagine the existence of such a perfect melting pot of traditional Chinese and Western character. Like Hefang Street of Hangzhou, West Street is a shopper paradise. You don’t have to spend a lot yet your bags will be overstuffed with plentiful cute souvenirs!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 10 Guilin - Hong Kong

Today’s Yangshuo country cycling is an extension of what you saw along both banks of Li River during the cruise yesterday. You would addict yourself to the immense Karst mountains, serene streams and ponds, tranquil huts and lovely cattle.

Yangshuo never falls short of standout works of nature. Moon Hill will present a look of crescent moon whatever angles you view it when climbing up along the “Appreciating Moon Path”.

So far your Guilin playbill is finished and you’re headed for Hong Kong by flight. Get ready to bump into the dazzling world of the metropolis Hong Kong!

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 11 Hong Kong

Victoria Peak is the best bird’s view point of Hong Kong the way. The car ride will take you up at the peak and your eyes will be engaged with the overview of prosperous Hong Kong city, including Victoria Harbor.

When you reach Repulse Bay and look into its delicate golden sand beach, sapphire-blue sea water and pervasive romantic tone, you’ll understand why it’s entitled to the favorite scene in thousands of Hong Kong movies.

Then let Aberdeen take you back to the old fishing village Hong Kong once was. Besides, Aberdeen presents you the most delicious seafood with scores of floating restaurants.

After touring the classic Hong Kong attractions, you’ll spend the latter half of the day as you prefer. Visiting economic shopping streets, tasting local snacks and try other add-on activities are all recommended.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 12 Hong Kong - Departure

We believe the 12 days have successfully infused you with an ever-shining memory. We’ll see you off at Hong Kong airport and hope for your next tour!

Meals: Breakfast
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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