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
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
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.
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.
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
Customer: Mr. Scarf
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Customer: Mr. Teoh
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