10-Day Wonderful Eastern China and Putuoshan Mountain Tour

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10-Day Wonderful Eastern China and Putuoshan Mountain Tour Highlights

  • The great panoramic view of Shanghai from Shanghai Tower.
  • The giant Guanyin Buddha on Putuoshan Mountain.
  • Leisurely cruise on romantic West Lake.
  • World Heritage Site, Yellow Mountain.
  • Well-preserved ancient village in Huizhou. 

Price Per Person: Available upon request

Notes:

  • We suggest you do not travel during the National Day holiday (Oct. 1-Oct. 7) because the tourist attractions will be very crowded and tour prices will increase.
  • This tour is a private tour with private English-speaking guide, private car, and driver
  • No shopping stop is included.

Services Included:

  • Entrance fees to tourist sites as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Experienced English-speaking guide in each city.
  • Activities/performance as listed in the trip.
  • Cable car on Putuoshan Mountain.
  • Ferry boat ride to Putuoshan.
  • Private car and driver for transfers in each city.
  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy basis).
  • The bullet train ride as listed in the trip.
  • Daily Free mineral water (1 bottle per person)
  • Government tax.

Services Not Included:

  • International flights.
  • China visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Tour Schedule by Day


Day 1 Arrival at Shanghai

Meals included: N/A

Accommodation:

Shanghai Narada Boutique Hotel on The Bund**** or similar class

 Welcome to eastern China, one of the most beautiful regions in China, which consists of numerous wonderful cities, and majestic natural landscapes. On the 10-day tour, you will expect to see the famous stunning city view in Shanghai, the spectacular Putuoshan Mountain, the charming West Lake, sensational Yellow Mountain and the well-preserved ancient villages in Huizhou.

Upon arrival, our local experienced tour guide and driver will hold a pick-up sign with your name and meet with you at the Arrival Hall of Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Then be transferred to your hotel in the city downtown. The rest of the day you are free to explore at your leisure. You will stay in Shanghai for 2 nights.

 The night of Shanghai

Day 2 Shanghai

Meals included: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Shanghai Narada Boutique Hotel on The Bund**** or similar class

This morning, you will start your full-day tour to explore the incredible metropolis. Firstly visit the People Square which is the city center of Shanghai. Then walk to the nearby Shanghai Museum, one of the TOP 3 museums in China, which features the large collection of bronze artifacts. Afterward, stroll around the famous Nanjing Road which is considered to be the most popular pedestrian street in Shanghai.

Lunch will be authentic and tasty Shanghai cuisine.

In the afternoon, drive along the famous Former French Concession, which is lined with trees and European style architecture. Continue on to visit the famous Jade Buddha Temple where you will see the graceful reclining Jade Buddha. After that, visit the famous Yu Garden which is the most famous private garden in Shanghai, constructed in 1559 A.D.  Stroll around the nearby bustling Yuyuan Bazaar where you can do some shopping. You will also get to taste the delicious street food-Long Xiang Baozi (steamed stuffed-bun). The last stop is the romantic Bund which is a famous waterfront with 52 buildings of different architectural styles. You can enjoy a beautiful skyline of the city.

The Bund

Day 3 Shanghai-Putuoshan (by ferry, upper deck seat)

Meals incl.: N/A

Accommodation:

CITIC PUTUO HOTEL**** or similar class

In the morning at the appointed time, our local guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Then transfer to Shanghai Nanpu Bridge Transportation Center and interchange the bus (departing at 08:20 am) to XIAO YANG SHAN Port where you will board the ferry to Putuoshan (schedule time: 10:20am-1: 00 pm).

Upon arrival, our local guide in Putuoshan will pick you up at the pier. Then start your tour with visiting Western Hill Scenic Area. Many numerous unique and beautiful rock formations can be found there.  The most famous are Qingtuo Rock, Rock of Two Tortoises Listening to Preaching, Rock of Buddhist Heaven on Sea, etc. Then, you will explore Puji Temple, covering 11,000 square meters, which is one of the largest temples in Mount Putuo. It is the main temple devoted to the Goddess of Guanyin. Overnight at Putuoshan.

 Huijisi

Day 4 Putuoshan

Meals incl.: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch.

Accommodation:

CITIC PUTUO HOTEL**** or similar class

Today, you will take a boat around 30 minutes to reach Luojia Island. Mount Luojia lies in the Lotus Sea to the southeast of Putuoshan. The legend has it that it was the place where Bodhisattva Guanyin practiced Buddhism. Viewed from near the Cave of Tidal Sound on Putuoshan, Mount Luojia sits just like a grand Buddha with its back in the sea.

After lunch at Luojia Island, you will take a boat back to Mount Putuo. In the afternoon you will visit Huiji Temple. Here you could take a cable car around 10 minutes or climb around 30 minutes to reach the top of the mountain. Upon getting down from the temple, pay a visit to Fayu Temple. Next, you are walking on the Thousand Step Jin Sha, which is the second-largest sandy beach on the island. Lunch will be served as a local Chinese meal.

Day 5 Putuoshan-Hangzhou

Meals incl: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Hangzhou Xinqiao **** or similar class

After breakfast, you will visit Nanhai Guanyin Buddha, then visit Zizhu Science Park. Lunch will be served as a delicious local Chinese meal. After lunch, you will take the ferry boat to Zhujiajian and take the car to the romantic and beautiful city of Hangzhou (around 3.5 hours). The rest of the day, free to explore at your leisure.

Day 6 Hangzhou

Activities: Cruise on West Lake

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Hangzhou Xinqiao **** or similar class

After breakfast, start your full-day tour to explore the fascinating “City of Heaven”, Hangzhou. Firstly stroll along the famous Su Causeway and have a leisurely walk on of the best causeways on West Lake. Then visit the famous Flower Harbor Viewing the Red Fish. Continue on to take a leisurely cruise on West Lake and enjoy the picturesque lake view.

Lunch will be served with authentic Hangzhou cuisine at Weizhuang Restaurant.

This afternoon, you will be driven to visit the world-renowned Lingyin Temple which was originally built in 326 A.D. in the East Jin Dynasty. Then visit the stunning Feilai Feng which is famous for the hundreds of Buddhist sculptures and natural caves. The last stop today is the Huqingyutang Chinese Medicine Museum. Afterward, drive back to the hotel.

 

Day 7 Hangzhou-Huangshan-Mount Huangsha (by bullet train, around 2 hours )

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Beihai Hotel **** or similar

 After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to the railway station for the bullet train to famous Huangshan. Once there, be picked up at the railway station and transfer to the incredible Mount Huangshan (translated as "Yellow Mountain") which has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990. It features majestic landscapes, a sea of clouds, hot springs and awe-inspiring vistas. You will take a leisurely cable car (Yungu station) from the backside of the mountain. Depending on your physical condition, you will visit the highlights of Yellow Mountain including Beihai Scenic Area, Xihai Scenic Area, Paiyun Pavilion Scenic Area, Lion Peak, and Shixin Peak. Lunch and dinner will be served with local Chinese meals on the mountain. Tonight, stay upon the mountain.

 Beihai

Day 8 Huangshan-Hongcun-Huangshan.

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Accommodation:

Huangshan International Hotel **** or similar class

Early in the morning, depending on the weather, you will have a chance to see the fabulous sunrise on your own. Then return back to your hotel for breakfast. After breakfast and check-out, you will hike from the backside to the front of the mountain and enjoy the other famous sites. You will end the hiking on Yuping Tower. Then, take the cable car down the mountain. (You can also discuss the hiking route with our local guide based on your requests and physical condition.) Lunch will be served as a delicious Chinese meal during the trip.

This afternoon, head for the famous Hongcun Ancient Village, which has been inscribed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its well-preserved traditional Hui-style architecture and local lifestyle. Afterward, transfer back to the hotel in Huangshan.

 

Day 9 Huangshan-Shanghai (by bullet train, around 3 hours)

Meals: Buffet Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Today, continue on your trip to explore the historical traditional villages of Shexian County. Firstly, visit Tangyue which is well-known for its ancient memorial arch. All the ancient buildings were built in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Then drive to Chenkan, considered to be one of the best ancient villages in China. You can see the well-preserved and different styles of ancient architectures from the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties. It is absolutely a must-see attraction.

Afterward, drive to the railway station for the return bullet train to Shanghai. Once there, be picked up and transferred to the hotel. You are free to relax, or explore on your own.

 

Day 10 Shanghai-departure

Meals included: Buffet breakfast

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for the departure flight. Thus, the end of the awe-inspiring tour of China.