Scenic Mountains & Xiamen Tour

120: 11 Days Private Shanghai - Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) - Wuyishan (Wuyi Mountain) - Yongding - Xiamen
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Hike on Yellow Mountain & watch the sunset or sunrise over the mountain
  • Take a bamboo raft down the Jiuqu Stream while enjoying the beauties of Wuyishan
  • Visit Gulangyu Island in Xiamen & appreciate the unique Hakkas Tulou of Yongding
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Yuan GardenZhujiajiao Water TownHongcun VillageYellow MountainMount WuyiGulangyu IslandYongding Hakka Tulou
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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Yuan Garden
Yuan Garden
Photo by our client Ms. Karen Turner
Your amazing China tour starts when your international flight touches down at Shanghai Airport. Our thoughtful tour guide will meet you at the baggage claim site and help you check into the comfortable hotel that we have reserved for you. The rest of the day is left free for you to get familiar with your surroundings or to rest at the hotel to recover from jet lag.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and Nanjing Road. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will head for the Shanghai Museum, the first stop of your 11-day China tour package. At the museum, you will get a general overview of China's rich culture and history. Then continue your visit to Yu Garden, a well-known traditional Chinese garden that offers exquisite architectural sights. After that, our guide will lead you to the nearby Yuyuan Bazaar, a thriving open-air market for souvenirs like wood carvings and calligraphy.

An a la carte lunch will be served at a good restaurant where you can try authentic Shanghai cuisine. In the afternoon, you will take a refreshing cruise on the Huangpu River. Afterwards we will take a relaxing stroll along The Bund, which is the best way to catch the beat of this modern metropolis. Finally, you will have an opportunity to go shopping on the bustling Nanjing Road before returning to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Shanghai
Zhujiajiao Water Town, Jade Buddha Temple, Tianzifang Art Street. (B)
Zhujiajiao Water Town
Zhujiajiao Water Town
Today, our guide and driver will take you to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town on the outskirts of Shanghai. Endowed with natural canals, the town boasts exquisite dwellings, bridges, pavilions and corridors in the Ming-Qing style. The refreshing and tranquil air of the old town will provide an excellent escape from the bustle of city life. Lunch is on your own, and there are a lot of delicacies available. Your guide can provide you with information about where to eat.

Upon your return to Shanghai, you will visit the Jade Buddha Temple (Yufo Temple), where a giant jade Buddha statue is enshrined. Then continue the tour to Tianzifang, an artistic quarter for creative artworks and ornaments. After that, the guide will take you back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Shanghai - Huangshan
A high speed train to Huangshan. Railway station to hotel transfer. Hongcun Village. (B)
Hongcun Village
Hongcun Village
You will catch a high speed train to extend your Shanghai tour to Huangshan. The train ride will take about 3 hours. Upon arrival in Huangshan City, our local guide will be waiting for you at the train exit and escort you to a boutique hotel in Tunxi. After a short rest, we'll drive to Hongcun Village located at the foot of the Yellow Mountains. The village showcases captivating scenery and preserved residences of southern Anhui characteristics. This is a fantastic photography site where you can capture the breathtaking sunset.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Friendly Tips

Tomorrow night you will stay overnight on the Yellow Mountain. We suggest that you pack light using your carry-on and store the rest of your luggage at the hotel in Tunxi.
Day 5 Huangshan
Cable car up to Mt. Huangshan. Overnight on the mountain. (B+L)
After breakfast, we will drive to the foot of the Yellow Mountain. It takes around one hour. Upon arrival, your Yellow Mountain hiking tour starts with a 10-mins Yungu cable car ride, which offers splendid views. The trekking today goes from the White Goose Ridge (Bai E Ling) to Beginning-to-Believe Peak (Shi Xin Feng). Around noon, you will enjoy a buffet lunch at Paiyunlou Hotel. After you check in at the Beihai Hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore on your own. If you are tired, you can rest in the hotel, or you can hike a bit to watch the sunset.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Huangshan - Wuyishan
Cable car down the moutain. A high speed train to Wuyishan. Railway station to hotel transfer. (B+L)
Yellow Mountain
Yellow Mountain at sunset
After breakfast, accompanied by our guide, you will continue your Yellow Mountain exploration from the Falling Rock from Sky, and trek forward to the Bright Summit, the best site to see the surrounding rolling peaks, and then to Lion Peak. Hiking at the West Sea Grand Canyon will be thrilling and enable you to admire the most majestic landscapes. The hiking ends with the Yungu cable car down the mountain. From there you will take a bullet train for 1.5 hours to Wuyishan, where you will be picked up from the East Railway Station and escorted to the hotel which has been booked by us.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Wuyishan (Mt. Wuyi)
Tianyou Peak, Bamboo raft along Nine-bend River, Song Street and Wuyi Palace. (B+L)
Mount Wuyi
Mount Wuyi
Mount Wuyi is a prestigious attraction with ravishing Danxia landscape and profound religious culture. First, follow your guide to Tianyou Peak by cable car. It is one of the most magnificent peaks of Wuyi Mountain, and the viewing deck on the top has an amazing panoramic view of the nearby peaks. If the weather is good, you will be able to glimpse the stunning sea of clouds. After the lunch break, we move on to the highlight of Mt. Wuyi, Nine-bend Stream, where we will take a bamboo raft for a memorable experience of a lifetime. The rafting usually lasts about 2-3 hours. After debarkation we will explore the Song Street and Wuyi Palace.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Wuyishan - Xiamen
Dahongpao Scenic Area, Xiamei Ancient Village. A high speed train to Xiamen. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B+L)
The morning we will visit one of the essences of Mt. Wuyi, Dahongpao Scenic Spot, famous for Dahongpao rock tea trees. On the way, you may see tea gardens in terraces, and our guide will brief you on the history and culture of tea. After that, we will visit Xiamei Ancient Village consisting of densely clustered folk residences of the Ming and Qing styles with fine tile engravings and wood carvings. You will have some free time here to explore the old docks, wells, markets and alleys at your own pace.

At the end of the tour you will hop on a high-speed train bound for Xiamen, where you will be picked up and escorted to a comfortable hotel by our professional guide and driver.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Xiamen
Gulangyu Island, Island Ring Road, Zengcuo'an Village. (B+L)
Gulangyu Island
Gulangyu Island
This morning, we will take a boat ride to Gulangyu Island. This is an ideal place to appreciate the seaside landscape, boasting lush plantation, old-styled architecture, and exquisite dwellings. The guide will show you Shuzhuang Garden, a delicate traditional Chinese villa, and the Piano Museum.

For lunch, you will have local cuisine at a fancy restaurant. After a short break, you will visit Hai Tian Tang Gou, a century-old villa combining traditional Chinese and European styles. There are bars and cafes available, and at the Performance & Art Center, you will be entertained by the wonderful hand puppet show and Fujian Nanyin music show. After returning to downtown Xiamen, we will head for the Island Ring Road to experience the Golden Coast, and drop by Zeng Cuo An Village, one of the most artistic fishing villages of Xiamen.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Xiamen
Xiamen-Yongding transfer. Hongkeng Cultural Village of Yongding. Yongding-Xiamen transfer. (B+L)
A 3-hour car ride will take you to the renowned Hongkeng Tulou Cluster in Yongding to start the tour from Shanghai to Fujian Tulou. Hongkeng Village is famous for Hakka earthen towers in round and square shapes. Our guide will show you the most typical ones, including the Zhencheng Tower, Kuiju Tower and Rusheng Tower. Most of these dwellings could accommodate over 1,000 people. While you are here you can chat with local residents to learn more about Hakka culture. Finally, we will take you back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Departure from Xiamen
Jimei Study Village, South Putuo Temple, Hulishan Battery. Drive to airport & see you off. A nice onward trip! (B)
Yongding Hakka Tulou
Yongding Hakka Tulou
Today is the last day of your 11-day private China tour, our guide will maximize your time before you leave. In the morning we will visit Jimei Study Village where you can admire the charming coastal university and the former residences of celebrities. Then you can experience the religious culture at South Putuo Temple and the hint of war at the Hulishan Battery.

Your memorable odyssey journey of China is over. Our guide will escort you to the airport and see you off. If there is no direct flight from Xiamen to your next destination, we suggest you transfer at the Hong Kong airport.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Sunrise On The Bund
HuangshanCrowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng Huangshan International Hotel
Mt. HuangshanBeihai Hotel Beihai Hotel
Mount WuyiDays Inn Days Inn
XiamenPan Pacific Xiamen Park City Hotel (Xiamen Fengyue)
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book by Feb 28, 5% off - book from Mar 01
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2589 $2330$2159 $1943$1819 $1637
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2399 $2159$1959 $1763$1619 $1457
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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