SH13: 2 Days Private Putuoshan Tour from Shanghai

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Day 1 Shanghai - Zhujiajian Port - Mount Putuo
Fayu Temple in Putuoshan
Fayu Temple in Putuoshan
In the morning, our experienced driver will pick you up from your hotel in downtown Shanghai, and transfer you to Zhujiajian Port. After 3.5 hours' drive, our private vehicle will reach the port, where our local guide will meet you and accompany you to take a ferry bound for Putuoshan. After disembarking, you will check into a hotel for a short break under the help of our guide. The lunch is at your own expense. As there are many boutique restaurants around the hotel, our guide will be glad to offer you some recommendations.

Your Mount Putuo tour starts with a short walk from the hotel to the Puji Temple. As the largest and oldest temple in Mount Putuo, it is the site which holds the most significant religious rituals and activities. Afterwards, we will take a sightseeing bus to the Thousand-Step Beach to enjoy the gorgeous beach view. Lying along the eastern coast of Putuoshan Mountain, it is the largest beach of the area with super soft sand. Besides, the seashore is also a fantastic place to capture a distant view of Luojia Mountain, which looks like a giant Buddha lying on the sea.

After that, we will hop on the sightseeing bus to continue the Putuoshan tour package to the Violet Bamboo Grove (Zizhu Lin), the earliest place to build a temple in the mountain. Here you will visit the Unwilling-to-go Guanyin Temple to learn about the legend of the Guanyin statue enshrined inside. Bordering the seashore, the temple is also a wonderful photography site for shutterbugs. Afterwards, we will take a relaxing walk to reach the 33-meter-high (108 feet) tall statue of the Guanyin, which is the most iconic spot of Mount Putuo. Finally, you could choose to walk or take a sightseeing bus back to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day freely. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Citic Putuo Hotel
Day 2 Mount Putuo - Zhujiajian Port - Shanghai
A graceful pavilion in the scenic area
A graceful pavilion in the scenic area
After breakfast, our guide will accompany you to take the sightseeing bus to the Fayu Temple, the second largest temple on Mount Putuo. The main building of the temple consists of 6 grand halls aligned along the mountain slope. The nine-dragon caisson ceiling is the most eye-catching spot inside the main hall and is viewed as one of the three treasures of Putuo. At lunch time, you will have meals at your own expense and our guide will be glad to recommend you some nice restaurants nearby.

Next, we need to walk up the stairs for a 1.5-hour trekking trip to Huiji Temple perched at the top of Mount Putuo. As climbing the stairs requires some physical strength, you could also choose to take the cable car to reach the summit. The price for the cable car is CNY40 for a one-way ride and CNY70 for a round-way trip. You could pay it on the spot. 

After touring the Huiji Temple, we will take the sightseeing bus back to the pier and transfer to a ferry to Zhujiajian Port. Then return to your hotel in Shanghai by our private vehicle. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Friendly Tips

1. As the ferry service in Putuoshan might be delayed or canceled due to severe weather, you are advised not to book the departure flight or train from Shanghai on the same day in case you miss it due to the change of the ferry schedule.

2. We will arrange a private car for the round-way transfer between Shanghai and Zhujiajian Port, while inside Mount Putuo Scenic Area you need to take the public sightseeing buses. However, you would probably need to queue for the sightseeing bus during the public holidays, special religious festivals and weekends. If you want to avoid the queues and have an easier trip by using our private car inside the scenic area, please turn to your travel consultants who will be delighted to arrange for that.

3. In addition to Putuoshan tour from Shanghai, we can also arrange for a Mount Putuo trip from Hangzhou or customize a tour of Shanghai-Mount Putuo-Hangzhou. For more itinerary options, please contact your travel consultant.
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Ferry ticket fares of Zhujiajian Port/Mount Putuo and Mount Putuo/Zhujiajian Port
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares & train fares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Cable car fees at Mount Putuo
  • Peak season surcharge (public holidays, special religious festivals)
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