3 Days Hangzhou Highlights Extended to Yiwu

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Tour Code: CTG-HZ04

Tour Description

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.

Day 1 Arrive in Hangzhou ( Lunch )
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.
Highlights
Lingyin Temple West Lake West Lake          
Lingyin Temple in Mist West Lake Cruise Winter View of West Lake          
Day 2 Hangzhou - Yiwu ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by vehicle
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.
Highlights
Dragon Well Tea Village Tea Ceremony Hefang Ancient Street          
Dragon Well Tea Plantation Tea Ceremony Hefang Ancient Street          
Day 3 Yiwu - Hangzhou Departure ( Breakfast )
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.
Highlights
Yiwu City Yiwu Market Hangzhou Tour          
Yiwu City View Market in Yiwu Hangzhou City View          
Package Details
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.
Hotels in Hangzhou
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake is located on the banks of the city's famous West Lake, and close to the central business district. The hotel features 200 elegantly furnished rooms, 2 restaurants, 1 bar, an indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center and beauty salon. The executive lounge offers panoramic views of West Lake.
Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Haihua
The 4-star Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Haihua is only 2 minutse' walk from West Lake,2 km from Hangzhou Railway Station and 30 minutes driving from Hangzhou airport. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms and facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre and foot massage. Various dinning options appeal to different appetites.
Lily Hotel Hangzhou
Lily Hotel Hangzhou enjoys a pleasant surroundings with Hangzhou's top landmark West Lake some 15 minutes walking distance away. And it's just 3km from the city centre, 5km from train station and 30km from airport. The 180 guest rooms are well furnished with a host of modern amenities to ensure the comfort of guests.
Hotel in Yiwu
Yiwu Hotel
With an advantageous location, Yiwu Hotel is a modernized banquet hotel, close to train station and just 15-minute drive to Yiwu airport. Equipped with 210 guest rooms with free Internet surfing, the hotel provides dining rooms serving Chinese and Western cuisines and cafes, as well as many entertainment facilities. High quality service ensures you a comfortable stay in Yiwu.

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

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
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Hi Sara!

Thank you for everything! We had a wonderful time in your 'Beautiful China'. I am sending a few pictures from our stay in Hangzhou and Suzhou. That's me with Daniel in Hangzhou at the Ling Yin Buddhist Temple site, the Impression West Lake Show:-) and Suzhou photos of Sebastian and me at the beautiful and serene Lingering Garden. I wish I could have met you during our trip but I feel that I know you.

The coordination and efficiency of China Tour Guide was excellent. The local guides were prompt and took care of us from start to finish. We didn't experience any problems with the China Tour Guide travel plans. Our only problem was with Air China and our luggage. Our bags were delayed in Beijing and didn't connect with us on our flight to Shanghai. We had to spend our first 2 days in the same clothes we wore on the flight from NY and we were hot. Our bags arrived before we left Shanghai so it all turned out okay.

Here are a few comments about the services you provided: Tour guides and drivers were excellent! All tour guides were very knowledgeable about their locations. We loved meeting people, our tour guides, from the cities we toured.

Hangzhou--Daniel was exceptional, really smart and sweet. Restaurant for lunch wasn't very good and we ordered extra food from the menu. Dinner restaurant was better since we were allowed to order from the menu. Hotel (West Lake Golden Plaza) was nice but the location was not convenient and took a long time in traffic.

Suzhou--Mike was extremely knowledgeable and taught us a lot about Suzhou. We had lunch at the silk factory and didn't enjoy the food. We ate in a separate room and Mike helped us order but the restaurant staff wasn't very friendly or helpful.

The train transportation went smoothly and it was a pleasant experience to ride with local people. The most important thing is that we visited the main attractions which was the purpose of our trip. My favorites were the Ling Yin Buddhist Temple park, the Impression West Lake Show and the Lingering Garden.

It's nice to have friends in China now. I am on facebook and have visited your account. I added a LIKE and viewed the beautiful photos. I'm not sure how to add you as a friend on the company account but will try to send you a friend request. I will definitely recommend your services to my friends who plan to visit China.

Thank you again!

Customer: Mr. Joann Update Date: Sept. 3, 2013

Destinations: Hangzhou - Suzhou

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Vicky was wonderful! Very helpful and she was so nice and patient with our daughters. We would recommend her to others without any hesitation. We had a great time!

Customer:Mr. CramerUpdate Date: Apr. 9, 2013

Destinations: Hangzhou

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