4 Days Huangshan Extension Tour to Beautiful Xin'an River

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-- Xin'an River
-- Chengkan Village
-- Mt. Huangshan
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Tour Code: CTG-HS07

Tour Description

Up to the top of the "World Geo-park" - Mt. Huangshan to relieve yourself from the bustling of modern life. Mt. Huangshan changes color and appearance with the alternation of seasons and weather. If you happen to go on a rainy day, don't sigh! You are so lucky 'cause you will meet with a miraculous floating mountain of clouds!

Also you will take a cruise tour on Xin'an River of Huangshan City, feasting your eyes on the local styled countryside houses, and verdant loquat and orange forests on the hills extending in front of you. Just to feel the pastoral tranquility reaching into your heart.

Taking a cruise tour on Xin'an River with pastoral landscapes all around

Try not to get lost at the 99 alleys of Chengkan Village!

Immersing into local life at Tunxi Ancient Street

Day 1 Arrival in Huangshan City
Today's Activities Upon your arrival in Huangshan City, our local guide will meet you at the airport or train station, and send you to your hotel for checking in. The rest of the day is for you to relax or get over jetlag, or to get a first look at the Huangshan City.
Day 2 Xin'an River - Chengkan Village (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Drive 1-1.5h to Shendu Pier and take a cruise along the attractive "Gallery of Water and Mountain" Xin'an River with breathtaking sceneries around you. Different charms will come to your sight in different seasons. In the springtime when rape flowers bloom, all villages along the Xi'an River are colored in golden yellow.

Then drive to the tranquil ancient village Chengkan for a leisure stroll in the maze-like alleys. The old housese, quiet lanes, sometimes a sound of the livestock... all brings you a peaceful and worry-free afternoon.
Highlights
Xin'an River Xin'an River Chengkan Village          
Rape Flowers Booming Xin'an River & Rape Flowers Chengkan Village          
Day 3 Mt. Huangshan (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Start at 9:00am after breakfast, drive about 1.5h to Mt. Huangshan, then take cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station. Have a tour to Beginning-to-Believe Peak, Lian Li Pine (Couple Pine) for the famous wonders of Mt. Huangshan - fantastic pines & grotesque rocks.
After lunch, let's head for West Sea Grand Canyon and enjoy the less-beaten beauty of Mt. Huangshan. Stay overnight on the mountain.
Highlights
Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan West Sea Grand Canyon          
Morning in Mt. Huangshan Beginning-to-Believe Peak Hiking path          
Day 4 Mt. Huangshan - Tunxi District (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Get up early to admire the glory of Huangshan's sunrise and then tour the 1,690m (5,544.62ft) high Lion Peak. Take cable car down the mountain and drive back to Tunxi District. A stroll along the Tunxi Ancient Street for either an appreciation of the Hui-style builsings or an experience of the local lifestyle is surely worthwhile. Also a visit to the 200-year-old Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory, which is the oldest and most famous factory for Hui Ink Production in China. At the end of the day, our driver will see you off at the airport or train station for departure.
Highlights
Mt. Huangshan Tunxi Ancient Street Tunxi Ancient Street        
Lion Peak Specialty store at Tunxi Ancient Street Old Residence at Tunxi Ancient Street        
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Huangshan city and on the mountain
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 Huangshan City
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan International Hotel
Located in Huangshan City's central district – Tunxi, Huangshan International Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ideal location for getting around the city. Facing beautiful Xin'an River, standing in front of Xiao Hua Mountain, the hotel is of ancient Hui-style in accordance with the ancient looking of the streets.
The hotel consists of over 400 rooms of different standards, 7 well-equipped conference halls, Chinese and Western Restaurants, a bar, and other entertainment facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Surrounded by ancient Hui-style gardens, the 4-star Xin'an Country Villa Hotel stands at the intersection of three rivers and affords scenic mountain views for guests. It's very convenient to get to the airport and Tunxi Ancient Street from the hotel.
The hotel boasts 64 rooms with first-class amenities. The Zhuxiangju Restaurant serves local Anhui cuisine. Modern conference centers offer various business services.
Hotels on Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Hotel
Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel is a 4-star hotel in North Sea (Beihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It's one of the best locations for catching the sunrise or sunset of Mt. Huangshan under or over the almost constant sea of clouds.
The hotel provides 245 well-equipped rooms, Chinese and Western Restaurant and other facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at the foot of Danxia Mountain in the West Sea (Xihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is close to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyunlou), which is one of the best places for enjoying Mt. Huangshan's sunrise and sunset.
The hotel has well-designed guestrooms and suites for guests' comfortable stay, and also a business center for not leaving off business. Restaurant provides delicious Chinese cuisine.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to local culinary Anhui Cuisine and highly-praised local restaurants.

Anhui Cuisine - Local Food of Huangshan City

As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Learn more about Huangshan Dining or Anhui Cuisine.


Recommended Local Restaurants:

To savor the most original Anhui food, tourists are recommended to take one of the local restaurants. Below are some excellent restaurants offering Hui-style dishes and cuisine, each with its distinctive features and specialities.

     
Laojie Diyi Lou (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Built in traditional Hui-style
-- Offer both buffet and sit-down meals
-- Feature: Traditional Anhui Cuisine
   Meishi Renjia (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Two-storey Hui-style building
-- Open kitchen
-- Feature: Local specialized foods & snacks
  
     
Leigang Restaurant (Hongcun Village)
-- Hui-style architecture dating back to the year of 1131
-- Surrounded by trees and bamboos
-- Feature: Local food, homely dishes
   Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village)
-- Well-preserved old house of traditional style
-- "Jushantang" means a mansion inhabited by kind-hearted people
-- Feature: Anhui Cuisine
  
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Comments

Dear Sara

Our tour group greatly enjoyed our trip to Huangshan and Jingdezhen. The weather in Huangshan was perfect and the views spectacular. We also enjoyed the hotel (great location and good food) and the crowds were OK in the early morning and the evening, so staying the night was the right decision.

We enjoyed our visits to Xidi and Hongcun, one well developed and commercial, the other in a more "natural" state, so a good contrast. We could have done with more time, as our visits were a bit hurried.

Jingdezhen was interesting, particularly the old kiln and museum and we had a great time shopping. The hotel, KaiMenZi (which I chose) was not good. Poor food, poor service and no possibility of buying either a drink or a coffee after 6pm. The location also meant we could not wander around the town in the evening which we would have liked to do. I'm not sure what the alternatives were. The visit and lunch at SanBao Ceramic Centre was the highlight.

The driver was excellent and the coach comfortable. Our guide's English was good and we had no trouble communicating. He was also very open to our suggestions and flexible enough to change plans. His food ordering was excellent, as we had specific requirements for lots of vegetables!

Kind regards,

Customer: Mr. Scarf

Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) - Jingdezhen

Related Tour: 4 Days Huangshan Tour with Extension to Jingdezhen

Dear Sara & Cherry,

we enjoyed Huangshan very much and our guide, Peter, was excellent, so thank you for his service. The accommodation was fine and the food was also very good. We felt the tour was value for moeny and would travel with you next time we are in China.

Customer: Mr. Teoh

Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Related Tour: 3 Days Huangshan Mountain and Ancient Villages Tour , 4 Days Huangshan Cultural Heritage Tour

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