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Day 1 Arrival at Huangshan-Tangmo
Attractions: Tangmo, Tangyue, Chenkan
Meals: Chinese Lunch
France Family Hostel or similar class
This morning, upon arrival at Huangshan, you will meet with your tour guide there and start your day tour to explore the historical traditional villages of Shexian County.
Firstly, visit Tangyue which is well-known for its memorial arch. All the ancient buildings were built in Ming and Qing dynasties. Then drive to Chenkan, considered one of the best-preserved ancient villages in China from the Ming dynasty. You can see the well-preserved and different styles of ancient architectures of the Song, Yuan, and Ming dynasties.
After that, you will drive to visit Tangmo which was originally built in the Tang Dynasty (923A.D.) and prosperous in Ming and Qing dynasties. The village features well-preserved ancient architecture and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Tonight, you will stay at a lovely, local family hostel in Tangmo.
Ancient Memorial Arch group, Tangyue
Day 2 Tangmo-Yellow Mountain
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Beihai Hotel**** or similar class
After an easy breakfast, you will be transferred to Yellow Mountain which has been inscribed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Its features include curiously-shaped pines, a sea of clouds, hot springs and unique stone formations. You will drive 55 km (70 min) to the mountain. Upon arrival, you will hike up the mountain (2-3 hours) from the backside of the mountain which is much easier for tourists. You will have the chance to see the sunset on the mountain depending on the weather. Tonight, you will stay at the 4-star Beihai Hotel.
Day 3 Yellow Mountain-Yixian-Departure
Visits: Yellow Mountain, Hongcun, Nanping, Laojie (Tunxi)
Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Early this 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 that, you will descend the mountain on foot and head for the famous ancients villages in Yixian. Hongcun is the most famous site which has been inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its well-preserved traditional Hui style architecture and local lifestyle. Continue on to Nanping Village originally built in Yuan Dynasty, which is home to around 1000 people. There are around 300 ancient buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties spreading along 72 alleyways.
After that, you will return back to Laojie (Tunxi)，the famous ancient street in Huangshan, which is lined with souvenir stores and workshops. You will have time to stroll along the street and get some local souvenirs.
Afterward, you will be transferred to Huangshan Airport for your departure flight. Thus, the end your memorable tour in Huangshan.
Ancient Village, architecture, Historic, Outdoor Activity, UNESCO, Walking Tour, World Heritage Site
Attractions: Chenkan, Hongcun Ancient Village, Laojie, Nanping Village, Tangmo, Tangyue, Yellow Mountain
Cities visited: Huangshan City
Provinces visited: Anhui
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Bahá'í
Type of transportation: Private Car