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Yellow Mountain Climbing Tour - 7 Days

Destination: Shanghai / Suzhou / Huangshan
Duration: Seven Day
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Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:All the year
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Our Eastern China tour provides you a perfect romantic backdrop with exquisite Jiangnan-style elegance.Tour the dynamic modern metropolis Shanghai, view the peaceful China Water Town Tongli, visit the classic Chinese Garden in Suzhou, and enjoy the marvelous natural beauty in Mt. Huangshan - a lifetime experience is waiting for you!


Highlights of this tour:Embrace China's traditional elegant beauty through those ancient water towns in Jiangnan;Dazzle yours sense with the spectacular beauty of Mt.Huang that only nature can create;Experience the excitement of Shanghai's vitality with the tranquility of Suzhou's canals and gardens;Amazed at the contrasts of busyness and quietness, as well as man-made wonders and scenic spots in the historically and culturally rich Yangtze River Delta.

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US$900/persons

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival
Upon arrival, you will be met by local tour guide at the arrival hall of the airport and escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.
Optional Evening Activity - Enjoy an entertaining and breathtaking Acrobatic Show at Shanghai Circus World or other acrobatic theatres.


Day 2 Shanghai ( B, L )
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to start your Shanghai exploration. The first stop is to visit Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky, square earth", has collected many international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, jade from more than 5,000 years ago to the Qing dynasty. It is an ideal place to learn about the profound Chinese history and culture.
Then, take an interesting walking through the charming Former French Concession which used t be designated for the French and residential and as the premier residential for expats and retail district of Shanghai during the settlement period(1849 until 1943) and the Republic of China era(1912~1949). Its juxtaposition between the ultra-modern and the colonial past,tree-lined streets, boutique shops, historic lane houses and villas make it a window into the city's up-and-down history.
After lunch, drive a few kilometers to Lujiazui Area of Pudong New District to visit visit ※the eye of Shanghai§ - Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) where you can have a panoramic view of the whole Shanghai and Huangpu River area. Ascend yourselves to 474 meters on the 100th floor to experience sky walk on the transparent glass-walled walkway and feel Shanghai lying under your feet and blue sky hanging above your head.
Later, move to another popular landmark of Shanghai - Nanjing Road which is shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the local modern atmosphere. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund. Originally the towpath for transporting, the Bund transformed into a feverish trading district during European concession period. Stroll along the Bund, feel the perfect fusion of Chinese culture and Western culture, and seize the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes.
Optional Evening Activity - Take a relaxing Huangpu River night cruise to see the city's most significant edifices and streets sparkling under the atmospheric cover of darkness (about 50 minutes).

 

Day 3 Shanghai - Suzhou (B)
In this morning, you will be taken to the train station to take an early high speed train to Suzhou (0.5 hour). 
After arrival at Suzhou, start today's trip with an interesting visit to Lingering Garden, one of the Four Greatest Gardens in China as well as the perfect representative of traditional Suzhou Gardens. The Lingering Garden has synthesized almost all the classic features of Suzhou gardens. It is composed of residential areas, shrines, family temple and garden, making fully use of the changings between big and small, bend and straight, bright and dark, tall and low, tight and disperse, with the surrounding landscapes, such as trees, flowers, lake, sky, as backgrounds to create an ingenious system of space. After visiting Lingering Garden, move on to next site 每 Shantang Ancient Street, a wonderful place for a relaxing walking or leisure cruise on canals. It used to be an important trade and culture center during Ming and Qing Dynasties, and now is famous as ※the miniature of old Suzhou and the window of Wu culture§. Enjoy the ornate water-town style architectures, marvel at the bustling streets and savor at local snacks.
In the afternoon, you will go to explore the most historical site in Suzhou 每 Tiger Hill. The hill is only 36 meters in height, but covers about 3.5 acres areas with a number of historical sites some of which have history over 2,500 years. The most famous site is the Yunyan Pagoda which is an over-1000-year-old pagoda with seven stories in height and famously leans much the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Apart from the history, the Tiger Hill is also an amazing place to go for a walk, enjoy natural scenery and experience local custom. Next, transfer to Suzhou No.1 Silk Factory where you could not only see how the silk is processed from worm to the final product, but also learn some history and culture of silk in China.
After the tour, go to check in your hotel. Have a good rest!

 

Day 4 Tongli & Flight to Huangshan ( B, L )
Today after breakfast, you guide and driver will pick you at your hotel to explore Tongli Water Town, 25 kilometers away from Suzhou downtown (40 minutes). This charming typical water town in China is very ancient of over 1,000 years old and well keeps its authentic old buildings, antique bridges and pure folk customs. Visit Retreat & Reflection Garden (World Cultural Heritage Site), Gengle Hall, the Three Bridges, the Pearl Tower, and other featured sights that are the highlights of Tongli Water Town. Afterwards, wander on the old lanes and walk on the stone bridges to get numerous wonderful sceneries of the ancient Tongli.
The afternoon is free for you to transfer to Shanghai to catch your flight to Hangshan. 

 

Day 5 Huangshan Hiking ( B )
Route: Greeting Guest Pine - Bright Summit - West Sea Grand Canyon
Length: about 10km/7 hrs
Today after breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, then drive about 80 kilometers (1.5 hours) to the foot of Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the most beautiful mountains in China. Your memorable Huangshan hiking starts! 
To save more time and energy to explore the highlighting mountain top area, you will directly transfer by park bus from the mountain foot to Mercy Light Pavilion to take a cableway to upper Jade Screen Scenic Area (Yuping Scenic Area), also known as the Front Mountain. After a few minutes' ascending walking from the upper cableway station, you will reach the symbol of Mount Huangshan - Greeting Guests Pine. From the Greeting Pine, the uprising stone steps take you to a fork where you have to decide to hike two hours to the highest peak on the Mount Huang - Lotus Peak(1864m) or not. Walk down the One Hundred Cloud Ladder from the fork to a lower valley, then climb the steeping path of One-Line-Sky to get to Turtle Fish Peak. From the peak, an even path leads you to the middle way of today 每 Baiyun Hotel. After a short rest, keep on hiking about 500 meters to the Bright Summit, the second highest peak on the mountain. Walk around for sightseeing from the centrical location, then you have to walk about one and a half hour from the Bright Summit to the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion which is the entrance for the dreamland 每 West Sea Grand Canyon. The famous Flying-over Rock is a MUST-SEE along the road.
Generally speaking, it takes about 3 hours for energetic hiker to hike from the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion, via 1st Ring and 2nd Ring to the bottom and return to the starting point. For beginners, children, and senior travelers, you can decide the hiking length on your own according to your, usually 2 hours for the 1st Ring and 2.5hrs for the 2nd Ring. In the bottom of the canyon, there is also a monorail cable trains for those who don't want to return by walking to transfer back to the peak area. 
(Please Note: from December to the middle March of next year, the Lotus Peak and West Sea Grand Canyon are usually closed for the heavy snow. Please feel free to contact us to adjust your itinerary)

 

Day 6 Back to Shanghai from Huangshan ( B )
Route: Greeting Guest Pine - Bright Summit - West Sea Grand Canyon
Length: about 9km/4 hrs
 Get up early (usually around 5am to 6am) to enjoy the magnificent sunrise from Huangshan. In good-weather days, you can see clearly the golden light of the sun piercing the mists, and rocky peaks rising above the frothy, ever-changing sea of white clouds. After the sunrise, get back to your hotel for breakfast.
Continue on your wonderful sightseeing on the Yellow Mountain to see the famous Dawn Pavilion, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea on the Lion Peak (1690m). Then walk to another legendary peak -Beginning-to-Believe Peak (how the name come - an ancient traveler began to believe that Mount Huangshan was the most beautiful mountain after seeing the stunning landscapes on the Beginning-to-Believe Peak). The famous Black Tiger Pine locates along the road to the Beginning-to-Believe Peak.
Lastly, you will descend the mountain from the White Goose Ridge to Yungu Temple, which is an easy walking of about two and a half hours along wide but a bit precipitous stone steps. After reaching the Yungu Temple, the park bus will transfer you to the Tangkou Town where your driver is ready to pick you up. The rest of today is free until being transferred to catch your flight back to Shanghai.

 

Day 7 Shanghai Departure ( B)
Today, tour guide and driver will escort you to the airport, railway station or port to catch your flight/train/ship to your next destination.

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