Wild Hubei: Taoist Mountain, Golden Monkey & Primeval Forest
Wuhan, Mount Wudang & Shennongjia
based on 6 nights & daily experiences
Shared tourist bus while in Wudangshan and Shennongjia
per person based on two sharing.
Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Holiday
At a Glance
Discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Mount Wudang and Shennongjia
Enjoy a one-hour kung fu, tai chi or martial arts course at Mount Wudang, the birthplace of Tai Chi and Taoism
Come face-to-face with the golden snub-nosed monkeys in Shennongjia's protected nature reserves
Explore Taoist temples, palaces and monasteries at the magnificent Tianzhu Peak
Optional extension to Enshi Grand Canyon or Yangtze River Cruise from Yichang to Chongqing can be arranged
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The vast province of Sichuan has a diverse and varied climate. The eastern lowlands of the Sichuan Basin have a tropical monsoon climate, characterised by humidity and fog. Winters are mild, summers are scorching, autumn is wet, and spring is dry and pleasant. The cities of Chengdu is famed for its fog, with the weather often likened to a damp day in London. The mountainous gorges and forested plains along the Yangtze River make autumn and spring the prime time for a Yangtze Cruise, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures making ideal sightseeing weather. Winter can be spectacular, despite the cold, when the water level is lower in the Three Gorges and the soaring cliffs even more dramatic.
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.
Discover China's hidden gems in the often-overlooked Hubei province. Starting from its charming capital of Wuhan, we continue to Mount Wudang which is the birthplace of Tai Chi and Taoism and concluding in Shennongjia with its protected forest reserves and golden snub-nosed monkeys.
Days 1-3: Wuhan, Sichuan and Yangtze Cruises, China
Spending two nights in Wuhan, the capital of the Hubei province, you will explore the key highlights of the city, including the Yellow Crane Tower, Qingchuan Pavilion, Hubei Provincial Museum (closed on Monday) and the East Lake.
On your final day, you will be transferred to the station where you will board your train to Shiyan.
Accommodation: Wanda Reign Wuhan (2 nights)
Days 3-4: Mount Wudang
Arriving into Shiyan, you will be transferred into Mount Wudang. Mount Wudang is home to famous Taoist temples and monasteries, renowned as the birthplace of Tai Chi and Taoism.
You will explore the Qiongtai Palace before boarding a cable car to Tianzhu Peak, which is the highest peak in Wudang. Explore the Golden Palace and the Taihe Palace before overnighting in your mountain villa.
Accommodation: The Original Mountain Villa 33 (1 night)
Days 4-5: Mount Wudang
Greet the next morning with a one-hour kung fu, tai chi or martial arts course at Taoist Kung Fu Academy. Afterwards, we will embark on a full-day Taoism tour, visiting the Prince Slope, Purple Cloud Palace, Nanyan Temple and the Carefree Valley.
In the evening, you will enjoy a performance of Fantasy Wudang at the Tai Chi Theatre. The show is typically performed at 8-9pm on Friday and Saturday only.
You will overnight a hotel at the foot of the mountain, before transferring the next morning by car to Shennongjia.
Accommodation: Wudangshan Jianguo Hotel (1 night)
Days 5-7: Shennongjia
Listed on UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves. Shennongjia is a key conservation area in China, including the protected species such as the famous golden snub-nosed monkey.
Discover key highlights including the Shennong Peak Scenic Area, Shennong Valley and Banbi Rock. Afterwards, you will visit the Longtan Valley where you will come face-to-face with the golden apes.
Afterwards, we continue on a half-day visit to the lesser-known Tian Yan Scenic Area, filled with lush forests and you may have the chance to encounter some wildlife if Lady Luck is with you.
On your final morning, you will be transferred by car to Yichang airport or train station depending on your flight arrangement.
For those with more days, we recommend adding 1-2 more days in Shennongjia so that you can visit attractions such as the Shennong Altar Scenic Area, Mount Guanmen, Tianshan Bridge Scenic Area or hike the Shennonding nature trails. Other alternatives include a visit to Enshi Grand Canyon or boarding a Yangtze river cruise from Yichang to Chongqing.
Accommodation: Kande Grand Land Hotel (2 nights)
Wuhan, Mount Wudang & Shennongjia
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