5 Days Huangshan Most Welcomed Hiking Tour

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-- Xin'an River
-- Mt. Huangshan
-- West Sea Grand Canyon
-- Hongcun Village
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Tour Code: CTG-HS06

Tour Description

Get prepared and set out on an energy-challenging hiking tour, along the attractive Xin'an River, and through trails of the West Sea Grand Canyon of Mt. Huangshan! Xin'an River is reputed as "Gallery of Water and Mountain" for the magnificent rural landscape alongside, while the West Sea Grand Canyon is the best-kept and less-trodden area of Mt. Huangshan. The beauty of Nature will surely sooth your tiredness from the strenuous trekking.

The tour will also take you to Tunxi Ancient Street where you can dive into the local life for a better understanding of the city. Also a visit to one of the ancient villages – Hongcun will lead you closer to the brilliant history of Huangshan City.

Hiking along the "Gallery of Water and Mountain" – Xin'an River

Trekking across the less-trodden West Sea Grand Canyon of Mt. Huangshan

Day 1 Arrival in Huangshan City
Today's Activities Our local guide will meet you at the airport/ train station and take you to the hotel for checking in. You are free to arrange your own activities at the rest of the day. You can lounge about the city centre to get a first impression of Huangshan City.
Day 2 Xin'an River (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After breakfast, we will drive about 1.5h to Nanyuankou, the source of Xin'an River. Let's start a strenuous hiking journey along this beautiful "Gallery of Water and Mountains" - Xin'an River! Different seasons you can witness different charm of the river and its surroundings. During the journey, we will also visit the farmer houses or local school of the vilalge to get a closer look at the local life.
Highlights
Xin'an River Xin'an River Xin'an River          
Rape flowers by Xin'an River Sailing on Xin'an River Loquat picking girl          
Day 3 Mt. Huangshan (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Spend about 1.5h's driving to Mt. Huangshan after breakfast, and start hiking to the mountain top. The amazing sceneries along the way will surely relieve your tiredness. Then tour the North Sea Scenic Area before hotel check-in and lunch.

In the afternoon, trek to the less-beaten hiking paradise - West Sea Grand Canyon for an energy-consuming but exciting journey. Tonight we will stay on the mountain hotel.
Highlights
West Sea Grand Canyon West Sea Grand Canyon West Sea Grand Canyon          
Winding hiking trail Hiking trail to the canyon Energetic hiker          
Day 4 Mt. Huangshan - Tunxi District (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Try to get up early to catch a spectacular sunrise at the summit of the 1,690m (5,544.62ft) high Lion Peak and tour the surrounding areas. Then at about 11:00am, hike down from White Goose Ridge Station to Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station, which will take about 1.5-2 hours. Transfer to scenic spots' bus to the mountain foot and after lunch, drive back to the city centre Tunxi District.

Take a stroll along the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street for exploration of ancient buildings and local lifestyle as well as some shopping for souvenirs. Also a visit to Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory, which has a history of 200 years and is the oldest and most famous factory for Hui Ink production in China.
Highlights
West Sea Grand Canyon Tunxi Ancient Street          
A distant view of Mt. Huangshan Huangshan specialty - Huimosu          
Day 5 Hongcun Village - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Start at 8:30am and drive about 1.5h to Yixian County. Take a leisure walk in the "Chinese Village in Picture" - Hongcun, which together with Xidi Village was inscribed onto UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List in 2000. Have lunch in Leigang Restaurant which is of Hui-style architecture, and then return to the city centre. At the end of today's journey, our driver will escort you to the airport/train station for your departure.
Highlights
Hongcun Village Hongcun Village          
Stone door drum in Hongcun Village Goose swimming on calm lake          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts, 4 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 4 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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