The Yellow Mountain, or Huangshan as it is known, is popular for its spectacular four wonders: beautiful clouds, oddly shaped pines, majestic rocks and imposing peaks but there is a lot more to explore there.
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You will meet your tour guide outside the luggage claim area at the airport, holding your name signboard with China Travel logo, and then the driver will escort you to your hotel. Your guide will help you check-in.
Since this is your first time to Huangshan, your Huangshan guide will tell you as much as possible about things to see, local culture and taboo, and how to avoid tourist traps.
Safety: it is quite safe in Huangshan as the security are well organized, but like other countries in the world, should take care of your belongs in the crowded and densely areas.
Meet Your Guide in the Airport
Pick Up and Transfers
The Yellow Mountains, Yungu Cable Car (up) and West Sea Grand Canyon
In the morning, you will be transferred from central Huangshan City to the foot of the Yellow Mountain. The ride takes about 1 hour. Then you will take a shuttle bus (a round-trip included) of the scenic area for 20 minutes to get to Yungu Cable Car. It takes about 10 minutes up the mountain. Your knowledgeable guide who spends over half a year on the mountain every year will customize the most suitable route for you. You will stay overnight on the top of the Yellow Mountain.
As a Huangshan tour insider, we recommend a less-explored trail from Back Hill to Front Hill.
Get a light pack and leave your not-needed luggage in your hotel in Huangshan city, which is a key to full enjoyment and exploration of Huangshan. Then collect your language on the way back
Go to bed early and sleep tight if you'd like to catch the sunrise in the morning.
Short cut: A monorail is available running between the main peak and the bottom of the West Sea Grand Canyon, stairs between which are very narrow and steep. It takes about only 5 minutes down to save you 1 hours and energy , and costs about US$13 (80 yuan).Notes: The monorail in West Sea Canyon is close for maintenance since Sep.21, 2018, the opening time is unknown, expect to walk down and up by the same way.
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Beginners, children, and seniors' choice: After descending the cable car and walking for about 30 minutes via mostly down stairs to the hotel, you will firstly have a buffet lunch. You will see Black Tiger Pine and Dream Flower Pine along the way. The exploration of West Sea Grand Canyon begins after a short break. You can decide how long you would like to walk for: reaching the 1st ring and returning takes about two hours, reaching the 2nd ring and returning takes about 2 hours or take a monorail down. Notes: The monorail in West Sea Canyon is close for maintenance since Sep.21, 2018, the opening time is unknown, expect to walk down and up by the same way. Enjoy the sunset at Cloud-dispelling Pavilion. Then take half an hour to go back to your hotel.
Energetic hikers' choice: Getting off the cable car and walking about half an hour, you will arrive at hotel to have a buffet lunch. The 30 minutes’ walk is mostly down stairs and on the way you will see Umbrella Pine and Black Tiger Pine. Explore the West Sea Grand Canyon after a short break. The exploration hiking takes about 3 hours. You can always use the short-cut to save time and energy. If time and physical condition permit, you will see more when taking another 3 hours to further explore Flying-over Rock and watch the sunset at Bright Top. Getting back to the hotel from the Bright Top takes 1 hour.
Flying Peak and Sea Cloud
West Sea Canyon
Hongcun Village, Sunrise and Yungu Cable car down, Tunxi Ancient Street, Hotel to airport Transfer (Huangshan)
Rise up early to see the sunrise of the Yellow Mountain and take photos. After breakfast in the hotel, you will head to Beginning-to-Believe Peak. You will see the Dawn Pavillion, Black Tiger Pine and Harp Pine along the road. Then you will take cable car down the mountain and finish the Yellow Mountain Exploration. You will enjoy an authentic Hui style lunch in a local restaurant.
Then you will visit ancientHongcun Village. The beautiful Hongcun Village is located in Yixian County, around 10 kilometers away from the northeast part. This ancient town stands leaning against the majestic Mount Huangshan, is engulfed in the fog of the mountain, making it look like a mountain and river picture. This ancient village enjoys a history of 800 years and is believed to the picture perfect rendition of a traditional Chinese Village. One of the interesting facts about the village is that it is distributed much like a cow, making it China’s World Culture Heritage site. The village has also been featured in the “Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon” movie.
Next, you will be transferred to Tunxi Ancient Street to enjoy a leisure walk and see ancient buildings. You will then be transferred to the airport, bus station or railway station for your departure.
Shanghai for 3 Days: Transportations between Shanghai and Huangshan are usually one flight, five bullet trains and one overnight train every day. If you need, we can book tickets for you with the best-possible price. Please contact us.The Bund, Huangpu River Cruise, Yu Garden, Chenghuang Bazaar, The French Concession Area and Zhujiajiao are considering must-does in Shanghai.
Suzhou and Hangzhou for 3 days: these are two neighboring cities that has rich culture heritage, Suzhou are famous for its classical private gardens and elegant water towns, and Hangzhou famous for West Lake.
Sunrise in Huangshan
What's Included & Excluded
Meals listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking guide and driver.
Hotels listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Taxes.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
China Entry Visa Fees.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.
Good to know
West Sea Grand Canyon, Celestial Capital Peak, and Lotus Peak is closed from December to March of the following year due to the snowy weather. Your guide will choose other highlights for your Huangshan tour
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