Create a new page of your travel log by a close touch with Hangzhou with a reputation of poetic fairyland. The unique frozen-in-time flavor melts into pumping modernization, forming a blend of history and natural beauty. What's more, Yiwu, a shopping paradise, adds more diverse elements to your Hangzhou tour.
Boat on West Lake and Xixi Wetland to view natural beauty and discover wildlife.
Find out your own elements of Yiwu by touring local markets.
Give yourself a treat of physical enjoyment and spiritual relaxation in primitive village and ancient street.
|Today's Activities||Upon arrival, you are picked up and transferred to hotel for check-in. Then go for a visit to one of China’s largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples - Lingyin Temple, also called Temple of Soul’s Retreat, housing a large number of grottos and religious rock carvings.
Enjoy your lunch at 12:30, then board a vessel to cruise across West Lake, Hangzhou’s most famous attraction with many impressive sights such as Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Bai and Su Causeways and Solitary Hill, endowed with dazzling natural beauty and colorful historical and cultural meanings.
Later tour Flower Harbor Park, right next to Su Causeway, housing many of Hangzhou's most well-known spots including Red Carp Pond and Peony Garden. Drive back to the hotel about 4:30pm.
|Today's Activities||Enjoy your leisure morning time by a visit to Xixi National Wetland Park from 9:00am, where you can appreciate distinctive wetland scenery, abundant cultural heritage, silkworm feeding and silk production in water village, if possible, you can even witness a traditional Dragon Boat Contest.
You are served a delicious lunch at 1:00pm, and then at 2:30pm transfer to Dragon Well Tea Village, housing a plantation of Dragon Well tea, one of China's most famous types of tea. In addition to a tour of the grounds and the museum, you can also catch a glimpse of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
At 4:00pm, take a stroll along Hefang Ancient Street, a bustling commerce center since the Song Dynasty. You can pick up some souvenirs and snacks before taking the bus to Yiwu.
|Today's Activities||As a regional tourist destination, Yiwu is famous for its small commodity trade and vibrant free markets. Fit in an interesting tour to discover the distinctive market in the city from 9:00am. The International Trade Mart (Futian market) is the main one and the biggest, covering an area of 4 million square meters, with 62,000 booths inside. 100,000 suppliers exhibit 400,000 kinds of products almost every day from 9 am to 5 pm (except the holidays of Chinese Spring Festival). It is more like a permanent fair instead of a traditional wholesale market. Afterwards, you are escorted back to Hangzhou for your next destination.|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotels: Accommodation in Hangzhou and Qiandao Lake|
|Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 2 breakfasts provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
Hangzhou dishes are best representative of Zhejiang cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China. Hangzhou dishes are noted for its elaborate preparations, sophisticated way of cooking and its most refreshing taste.
-- Dongpo Pork: A little fatty but not oily. Named after Su Dongpo, a famous man of letters of Song Dynasty.
-- West Lake Sour Fish: featuring tender fish meat with sweet and sour sauce.
-- Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea: Sliced meat and crispy rice with fragrance of Longjing Tea
|Dongpo Pork||Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea|