Day 1 Arrive in Tunxi (downtown of Huangshan City)
Upon your arrival, you'll be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Since you'll have to carry everything yourself up Huangshan unless you hire a porter, it is advisable that you leave your big luggage in the hotel in downtown and bring only a small handbag or backpack with you up mountain.
Day 2 Tunxi--Huangshan Scenic Area (B, L, D)
Huangshan, which means "Yellow Mountain", is named after Huangdi, or the Yellow Emperor who is considered the progenitor of the Chinese people. According to legend, he once lived on the mountain in search of enlightenment and immortality. We take a bus ride to Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area and take the Yuping Cable-car up the Mountain from the western side. A three-and-half-hour hike will take you to sightsee the fantastic and unforgettable views, including the Jade Screen Peak, Welcoming-guest Pine Tree, Lotus Peak, Turtle Peak, Heavenly Sea Pavilion, Bright Top Peak, Flying-over Rock, Cloud-dispelling Pavilion and Grand Canyon of the West Sea. Overnight up mountain.
Day 3 Huangshan Scenic Area--Yixian County--Tunxi (B, L, D)
Watch the brilliant sunrise in the early morning. Sightsee the Lion's Peak where the "Stone Monkey" is just perched on a peak. You will also do the Beginning-to-believe Peak and Fairy Maiden Peak before descending the Mountain by Yungu Cable-car on the eastern steps. A bus ride to Yixian County--a place praised as the Eden's Garden on earth. You will visit two fantastic villages of Hongcun and Nanping. They are regarded by many western scholars and experts as a living museum of Chinese traditional residential houses. The Oscar-awarded movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" was just filmed in Hongcun Village while "Judou", another famous movie directed by Zhang Yimou and starred by Gong Li, was produced in Nanping Village. Back to Tunxi (downtown) in the late afternoon.
Day 4 Tunxi--Shexian--Tunxi (B, L, D)
Today, we'll spend time visiting Shexian, a county well known for its long history and rich cultural legacy. There you can see the unique Xuguo Archway with eight pillars and splendid craftsmanship, Doushan Street which is a small zigzag alley in the downtown, Tangmo Water Village and Tangyue Archway Complex - a group of 7 arches built in the Ming and Qing dynasties and erecting in order of loytitley, filial piety, chastity and righteousness. The Complex is the only one found in China now. Back to Tunxi in the afternoon. After dinner, we can arrange for your attendance at the attractive performance of local Huangmei Opera if it is available for the day. However, there is a fee you need to pay. Overnight in the downtown.
Day 5 City tour--Departure (B, L)
After breakfast, we'll take a leisure trip to the Old Street, the best-preserved ancient street in China built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was originally the center of the old town section. We'll pay a visit to Wancui Mansion--a private museum with a lot of valuables; the unique Hukaiwen Ink Stick Factory where inkstick, one of the Four Treasures of Study for ancient scholars, is produced; as well as Huangshan Municipal Museum, which collects many precious cultural and historical relics, before departure in the afternoon or evening.
||Huaxi Hotel ***
||Huashan Hotel ****|
||Paiyunlou Hotel ***
||Beihai Hotel ****|
||6 Pax or more
Low Season: December, January, February
High Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
Note: The above package price includes local land transportation, accommodation, meals, admission and cable car fees (roundtrip), special permit and English-speaking guide service throughout trip (See our guides). It does not include personal expense and/or gratuity to the guide and driver (See: Policy of Payment).