1-Day Thousand Island Lake Tour From Hangzhou

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1-Day Tour to Thousand Island Lake from Hangzhou Highlights

  • Explore the Thousand Island Lake

Price Per Person

2 pax3-5 pax6-9 pax
USD 247USD 150USD 120


  • The prices are not applicable to the National Day holiday which lasts from Oct. 1, 2017 to Oct. 8, 2017 and the Chinese New Year which lasts from Feb. 14, 2018 to Feb. 25, 2018.
  • This is a private tour with private English speaking guide and private driver.

Services Included:

  • Admission fee to Thousand Island Lake and cruise
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide.
  • Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers.
  • Service Charges & Government Taxes
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance

Services Not Included:

  • Chinese visa
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses such as: beverages, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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  • Groups allowed
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Tour Schedule by Day

Thousand Island Lake Tour Overview

Also known as Qiandaohu Lake in Chinese, the Thousand Island Lake is a massive reservoir spanning across 580 square kilometers along the upper echelons of the Xin'an River, or 160 kilometers from Hangzhou and Huangshan Mountain.

It's an artificial lake consisting of 1,078 islands, both small and large, that was formed after Xia'an River hydroelectric station was completed in 1959.

The Thousand Island Lake has gained widespread notoriety for its crystal clear and at times, drinkable water.

Its breathtaking landscapes and gorgeous views make it a magnet for photographers from all over the world.

Day 1 Hangzhou/Thousand Island Lake/Hangzhou

Meals: Lunch

Accommodation: null

Day 1 of your Thousand Island Lake tour starts off easing you in from the morning, you will be escorted from Hangzhou to Thousand Island Lake.

From here, we will hop on a cruise ship and take a nice trip along Thousand Island Lake to visit three islands: Meifeng Island; Yule Island; and Longshan Island.

Meifeng Island

From the top of Meifeng Island, you will get to appreciate the scenic panoramic view of all the smaller islands situated along the lake -- it's truly a breathtaking view.

Remember: Cable car ride is not included.

On this island, you can also do grass sliding, which is also worth the extra cost.

Thousand Islands Lake

Yule Island

From Meifeng Island we hop to Yule Island. It offers many optional activities such as jet-ski, motor boat, water bicycle, performances, etc.

These optional activities are not included in the tour but available.

Thousand Islands Lake

Longshan Island

When we move to Longshan Island, we will visit Hairui Temple, Shixia Ancient Academy, and Ninggu Bell Tower.

Thousand Islands Lake

After that, you will be driven back to your hotel in downtown Hangzhou.

Note: The islands you visit are subject to change as per the schedules offered by the cruise company. 

Themes: Nature
Attractions: Thousand Islands Lake, Xixi National Park
Cities visited: Hangzhou
Provinces visited: Zhejiang
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Bahá'í
Type of transportation: Cruise, Private Car
Budget: Affordable/Cheap