6 Days Huangshan Photography Tour

Tour Route: Huangshan

With the very rich in tourism resources, Huangshan is known as a paradise for photographers and photography enthusiasts. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide and a professional photography guide in Huangshan, you can concentrate on photography and do it in an efficiently way. You will not miss wonderful shoot opportunity.

Private Tour
Day 1 Arrive in Huangshan

Our local professional guide will meet you at the Tunxi station and help you to check in the hotel.
After that, you will proceed to visit the best-preserved commercial street named the Ancient Street of Tunxi, built in Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Meals: No meals
Day 2 Yellow Mountain

Today we'll drive to the foot of Mt. Huangshan before ascending mountain by Yuping cable car. The breath-taking scenery of Mt. Huangshan has attracted numerous painters and artists across the country ever since the ancient time. It was listed as world natural and cultural heritage by UNESCO. We really can not find out the right words to describe the stunning beauty of this mountain.

Photography is surely the best way to share with your family members or friends the marvelous views. Visit Jade Screen Peak, Guest-greeting Pine, Lotus Peak (the highest peak of Huangshan with an elevation of 1,864 meters), White Clouds Scenic Area, Tianhai Scenic Area, Bright Summit, Flying-over Rock etc.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Mt.Huangshan-Yixian County

Today we continue our exploring and photographing of Mt. Huangshan at the views of the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, one part of the Xihai Grand Canyon, the Lion Peak, the Flower-scattering Valley and the Beginning-to-believe Peak. Descend the Mountain by the Yungu Cable Car in the afternoon and drive to Yixian County, which is praised as a veritable Garden of Eden on earth, visiting and photographing in the village called Hongcun Village (a world cultural heritage site, the unique buffalo-shaped village, one of the shooting locations for the Oskar-awarded movie “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”). 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Yixian County

Today we continue to photograph in Yixian County, including Lucun Village with its beautiful woodcarvings, Mukeng Village with its amazing bamboo forest, Tachuan Village with its beautiful autumn scenery and Pingshan village (a peaceful, simple and beautiful mountain village, real countryside with small bridges and flowing water).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Yixian County-Tunxi

Today we continue to photograph in Yixian County, including Xidi Village (a world cultural heritage site, the boat-shaped village, which is reputed as “A Living Ancient Residential Museum in China”), Nanping Village (which is just like a labyrinth, with eight ancient ancestral temples and 300 buildings of Ming and Qing Dynasties interconnected by long and narrow alleys. It is also a famous movie-shooting site, where the movie “Judou” was shot) and Guanlu Village (the magical ancient dwellings are interconnected with each other). All those villages mentioned above still preserve a lot of old Huizhou-styled residential houses built in Ming & Qing Dynasties, characterized by white-washed walls, gray-tiles, horse-head eaves and beautiful carvings.

In late afternoon, drive back to Tunxi, the downtown of Huangshan City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Tunxi-Shexian County-Tunxi-Departure

Pay a visit 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 Ming and Qing Dynasties), the Bao’s Family Garden (the largest bonsai garden of Huizhou School in China,) Chengkan Village (built in the Ming Dynasty, a so-called mysterious “Eight Diagram Village” with its layout just in accordance with the traditional Chinese Fengshui theory) and Tangmo Village (which was honored as “the Model Village of Tang Dynasty” for its honest and simple life style).After seeing all those above, you may get some idea of the spirit of the architecture style in Ancient Huizhou Prefecture. Then, drive back to Tunxi and go to the next destination by plane or bullet train.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$901 US$647
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$953 US$699

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 or dinner 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. Three-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified. 
5. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
6. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
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. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
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.

How long does it take in a car from the base of Huangshan to Xidi/ Hongcun?
Asked by Gary (Aug.31, 2012)

Lead to China Trip Advisor (Aug.31, 2012) replied:
It will take you about 40-50 minutes by car and the distance between these two places is 10 kms.

I want to visit Huangshan next year. When can I get Huangshan's best scenery? Please give me some tips, thank you!
Asked by Donna (Aug.13, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Aug.13, 2012) replied:
April to November is the best period to Huangshan. Characteristics display changes through time at Huangshan. Spring is probably the most propitious season for visiting Yellow Mountain and is certainly the best time to view the many waterfalls due to the abundant precipitation. You can enjoy peaks which covered by plant and peaks with a green blanket when cooling breezes to sooth you in Summer. Autumn on the mountain is colorful due to the blue sky, white clouds, red maples and yellow fruits. And snowy Yellow Mountain is like a crystal palace.

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