Explore the Nature and discovery ancient villages and ethnic minorities villages

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Tour type

Tour Level: Mid to High

Tour Comfort: Comfortable

Tour Period: 5 Days

Tour Highlight

Visit to Hongcun,is a World heritage wonder of Chinese history and culture/Climb Huangshan to enjoy Pines, rocks, clouds,  springs

tour details

Our guide will transfer you from Shanghai airport take a  train to Tunxi.Upon Tunxi, you will transfer Yi Country, Hongcun, Nanping Village, Guanglu Village, then transfer to Huangshan, and transfer from Huangshan to Wuyi, and departure at Tunxi.

Pick up from your hotel in city center in the afternoon around 16:00 PM in Shanghai, transfer to railway station for overnight train K8418 (1749-0905+1) to Tunxi. Accommodation on train (softer berth 4pax share one compartment)
Arrival Tunxi at 09:05, meet your guide and have breakfast. Then drive for an hour to reach Yi County (Yixian), which offers a dazzling landscape of rice fields and classical Ming and Qing architecture. We will leave the paved road for a bumpy trail as we approach Hongcun, the main village in Yi County. We will spend the rest of the day exploring old houses that are several hundred years old; each piece of intricate wood carving or exquisite piece of furniture here is a true sample of a living antique. We recommend you to bring enough film, as this is definitely one of the most photogenic villages in China. Then continue to visit the Nanping Village(is located in the southwest part of Yixian County, is a town with broad scales and a thousand years history.The Village still preserved 300 ancient buildings of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It features well-preserved ancestral halls; this is a place with mysterious atmosphere. "Kuiguang Hall", "Xuzhi Hall" is magnificent halls, while "Shensi Hall" and "Bingling Hall" are simple, elegant dwelling houses. In "Wang Song Ling", ancient trees line up to the sky, ancient bridge lies down silently. There are seventy-two ancient alleys, crossing one after another within walls and buildings; this is a place with mysterious atmosphere. On the southern part of the village is the famous Mt. Linli, where was battlefield during the Three Kingdom Period) and Guanglu Village. Then drive back to Huangshan City in the evening. Accommodation at hotel.
Starting the day early, we will take a 1.5-hour drive to reach the foothill of Huangshan. We will ascend the western side of Huangshan by cable car, and then begin our 7 km hike to the eastern side of the mountain. On our hike we will take in Huangshan's most spectacular vistas and reach its highest peak - Lotus Peak (5,900 ft/1800 m). Huangshan is one of China's most famous landscapes, so be prepared to share the trails with others. While the scenery is truly striking, this is not the place to come for quiet contemplation! We will overnight at the summit, and weather permitting, take in a beautiful sunset and sunrise. Accommodation at Hotel.
After sunrise, we'll descend the mountain by cable car and begin our journey to Wuyuan in northern Jiangxi province. On our 1.5 hour drive to the Jiangxi Province, we'll take in beautiful countryside scenery with ancient villages set in the mountains and valleys, rice paddies, tea plantations, farmers ambling down the road, water buffalo in tow. The landscape here is stunning - a favorite of photographers - and offers a genuine experience of what life is like in China's countryside. We will stop by to visit the Likeng village of Qiukou county. With all the house building along a clear brook, this village is quite photogenic. We'll take a break in the beautiful village and have cup of local green tea.Accommodation at hotel.
Early departure for a 1.5-hours drive to Jiangwan, a place that few people have visited. Here we'll start our 3 hours hike. If you're traveling in March, you'll see the most beautiful scenery with golden rape flowers all around. Also, the rice terrace will be breathtaking and unforgettable at any season. Along the old village tracks, we'll pass by ancient villages one by one. For lunch we'll sample simple countryside fare in a local farmer's house. After lunch, we continue to visit Xiaoqi. There are two villages with the same name - Upper Xiaoqi and Lower Xiaoqi; in-between is a 1km long stone paved track. Hanging around these villages, you will find Ming / Qing old houses and have a chance to communicate with people living in the ancient villages. We'll drive back to Huangshan in the late afternoon. In the evening take overnight train K8420 (1915-0940+1) back to Shanghai. Accommodation at Train (soft berth, four pax share a compartment).

Includes

• Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotel
• Lunch and dinner as mentioned in the program
• Transfers and tours mentioned in the itinerary by private A/C vehicle
• Entrance fees on the site mentioned in the itinerary
• Services of local English speaking guides for transfers, visits and tours mentioned in the itinerary
• Service charge, room tax and baggage handling

Excludes

• Flights to/from China
• International airport tax in Kunming
• Personal insurance
• Chinese visa fee
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
• Drinks, tips and personal expenses
• All the services not mentioned in the program
• Porter age services at hotels & airports

Tour code: CNHP-03
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