3 Days Huangshan Huizhou Culture Experience Tour

Tour Route: Tunxi, Xiuning County, Shexian County

Huangshan City, formerly known as Huizhou Prefecture, also known as Xin'an in ancient times, has a long history with many celebrities. Huizhou merchants advocated Confucianism, dominating state business as long as 300 years during the Ming and Qing dynasties. With the prosperity of Huizhou merchants, economic and cultural schools like Xin'an Neo-Confucianism, Xin'an Medicine, Xin'an Painting, Huizhou Bonsai, Huizhou Architecture, Huizhou Cuisine, and Hui Opera, were all developed profoundly. Huizhou Culture, alongside with Dunhuang Culture and Tibetan Culture, becomes China’s three regional cultures, being an important part of Chinese civilization.

HS-05
Daily
Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive at Tunxi

Arrive at Tunxi District of Huangshan City by plane or bullet train. Greeted by the local guide and transferred to the hotel. Visit the best-preserved commercial street-the Ancient Street of Tunxi, built in Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Tunxi-Wan'an-Yansi-Tangyue-Tunxi

After breakfast, drive to Xiuning County to visit the century-old shop of compass. Compass, also known as compass needle, was widely used in ancient navigation, aviation, exploration, adventure, travel, military and other fields to determine the orientation. For private purpose, it is mostly used for determination of house facing. Compass is one of the four great inventions in ancient China. Wu Luheng's compass shop, founded in 1723, has nearly three hundred years of history. In order to produce good quality compass, the old shop workers selected rare wood in Huizhou, using ancestral craft of seven manual processes, especially the ancestral unique natural meteorite magnetized pointer is of high sensitivity and of never demagnetization. People cleverly combined compass, calligraphy, fine arts and Hui-style sculpture into integration, as has made their products filled with more "cultural taste" and being unique. Here in this old shop, you may listen to the Master's presentation and learn the seven-step process of hand-made compass.

Afterwards drive to Yansi Town of Huizhou District for a visit to Zhuxitang Art Museum of Hui Carvings. The museum focuses on the production and development of mid and high grade handmade crafts of bamboo and wood carvings, being a protection and research base of national intangible cultural heritage. Here, you may enjoy bamboo and wood carvings like brush pot, bamboo root carving, classic mahogany furniture, decorative 

ornaments, paper weights, etc. The contents are mainly classical figures, beautiful landscapes, flowers, birds, fish and insects, which have presented profound cultural connotation, proficient modeling language and exquisite carving art and are deeply loved by art collectors. During your visit here, you may learn the fabrication processes of Huizhou traditional bamboo and wood carvings and then to learn how to produce them under the guidance of the master craftsmen.

In the afternoon drive to Shexian County-one of the historic and cultural counties in China, which is well-known for its long history and profound Culture. There, you may appreciate the unique Tangyue Archway Complex (the largest one in scope so far in China, comprising as many as 7 arches constructed in the Ming and Qing dynasties), the Bao's Family Garden (the largest bonsai garden of Huizhou School in China). Then, drive back to Tunxi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Tunxi-Departure

After breakfast, drive to China Hui-culture Museum, which is located in the western suburbs of Tunxi, where you will visit each exhibition hall of the museum to systematically learn about the constituent part, the rich content of Huizhou Culture as well as its glorious history. Then, go to Tunxi Hukaiwen Ink-stick Factory, visiting the workshops for engraving, smoke collecting, ink-stick modeling, drying and gilding to learn about the production flow of Hui Ink-stick. In the workshop of ink-stick production, you may fabricate a piece of ink-stick personally under the guidance of the master there. Hui ink-stick is one of China's four treasures of study, being one of the main tools for the Chinese calligraphy and painting. 

In the afternoon, you will go to the Sanwei Tea House in Tunxi Old Street to experience Chinese calligraphy and painting by using four treasures of study (absorbent paper, brush pen, ink-stick and ink-slab) under the guidance of a teacher there. Depart for your next destination by plane or bullet train in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$449 US$319
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$499 US$369

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. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels. 
4. Four-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds.
5. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. Flights/trains to/from Huangshan.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.
6. Cable car in Grand Canyon of Weat Sea.
7. Single room supplement.

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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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