Best of Eastern China

Hangzhou, Qiandao Lake & Yellow Mountain

From $4500 Per Person in low season
From $4900 Per Person in high season

based on 7 nights & daily experiences

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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 Vacations.

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  • Embark on a boat ride on the picturesque Westlake, the icon of Hangzhou and voted as one of the top ten most beautiful sites of China

  • Make a visit to the China National Tea Museum, which is the only tea museum in the entire country!

  • Step back in time to historic Hangzhou in a stroll along Qinghefang Old Street, lined with well preserved ancient architecture and traditional shops

  • Be pampered and indulge with a stay in top luxury hotels such as Four Seasons and Banyan Tree, as well as the local ultra lux brand of Ahn Luh

  • Enjoy the spectacular sunrise and sunset views from the peak of the majestic Yellow Mountain

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Shanghai and eastern China’s subtropical climate brings with it four distinct seasons. The weather is generally mild and temperate, with a great deal of rainfall even in the drier months of the year. The frequent monsoon showers and scorching temperatures of June, July and August can make it uncomfortably humid, with the mercury regularly rising over 35°C. Winter is overcast and chilly, although snow seldom falls in this eastern region of China. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to visit Shanghai and eastern China, with pleasant temperatures and fewer tourists.


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Capture the essence of traditional China and discover the best of Eastern China - picturesque Hangzhou, magnificent Yellow Mountain and the tranquil Qiandao Lake. Indulge in top luxury hotels in this week long itinerary and immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of dramatic nature and rich cultural heritage of Eastern China.

  1. Fly into Hangzhou

  2. Days 1-4: Hangzhou

    Start in Hangzhou, the charming city just 2 hours car ride away from Shanghai boasts of the perfect combination of rich historical sights and picturesque surrounds. Go on board a boat and sail along Westlake, the icon of Hangzhou and voted to be one of the top ten beautiful sights in China. Take a city tour to visit sites including the Guo Classic Garden, Leifeng Pagoda and the China National Tea Museum, the only tea musuem in the entire country. Not forgetting Lingyin Temple, a famous ancient Buddhist monastery and the delightful bamboo-lined path at Yunqi to get away from the crowds and immerse in the peaceful surrounds amidst bustling Hangzhou. End your three night stay in Hangzhou with a stroll along Qinghefang Old Street where the ancient architecture are still very well preserved and takes you back in time to the atmosphere of ancient Hangzhou.

    Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel, Hangzhou at West Lake (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-5: Qiandao Lake

    The next day, transfer to Qiandao Lake, a scenic man-made lake home to lush forests and over 1,000 exotic islands. Enjoy a boat ride through the lake to admire the beautiful view and explore numerous famous islands of the lake namely Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island and more.

    Accommodation: Ahn Luh Qiandao Lake (1 night)

  4. Days 5-6: The Yellow Mountains

    Take a cable car ride and enjoy a night stay up the Yellow Mountains,a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its captivating scenery of rugged granite peaks and ancient pine trees, complemented by the sea of clouds. If weather permits, catch the stunning sunset and sunrise view from the peak of Yellow Mountain. Spend a full day to explore Xihai and Beihai Scenic Area of the Yellow Mountains.

    Accommodation: Xihai Hotel Huangshan (1 night)

  5. Days 6-8: The Yellow Mountains

    Spend two nights in Huangshan City at the base of Yellow Mountains and discover another UNESCO Heritage site of Hongcun Village. The ingenuity of the village structure and layout that blend in harmoniously with the natural setting as well as its well preserved Ming and Qing architecture makes it a must-see site in Huangshan.Visit Tunxi town, once a small fishing village and wander along the charming Tunxi old street before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

    Accommodation: Huangshan SU House Chengkan (2 nights)

  6. Fly out from Huangshan


  • Chengkan & Lingshan Villages

    Today's excursion brings you to the overlooked but amazingly well-preserved Chengkan and Lingshan villages, which looks frozen-in-time.

  • Evening Water Spirit Performance

    Enjoy the only water stage performance in China, with performances combining ethnic and modern styles over dances, waterfall curtains and 3D displays.

  • Guanlu, Nanping & Xidi Ancient Villages

    Today, make an excursion to Guanlu to visit the Eight Family Houses, Nanping Village and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Xidi Ancient Village.

  • Helicopter Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a helicopter.

  • Hike Yellow Mountain's Grand Canyon

    After morning sunrise in Behai, we hike Grand Canyon for approximately 2-3 hours, continue into the Funicular and passing through Bright Summit and Flying Rock.

  • Hongcun Village & Mukeng Bamboo Forest

    Visit Hongcun Village, one of Yellow Mountains' must-see communities. Be mesmerized by the charming ancient town as you stroll the traditional streets and learn more about Huizhou local culture and history. Afterwards, wander Mukeng's Bamboo Forest.

  • Hot Air Balloon Over Qiandao Lake

    Admire the magnificent Thousand Islets Lake from a bird's eye view as you soar with a view of the lake and surrounding mountains on a hot air balloon.

  • Qiandao Lake Boat Tour

    Take a boat ride through Qiandao Lake. With more than 1,000 islands on its clear waters, explore some of the famous islands including Bird Island, Snake Island and Monkey Island.

  • Tunxi Old Street

    Stroll along the Tunxi Old Street and enjoy the Huizhou Culture. Surround yourself with the fragrance of tea and indulge in local snacks while admiring the beautiful Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures.

  • Yellow Mountain Scenic Tour

    Discover the beauty of Xihai and Beihai Scenic Area of Huangshan Mountains. Soak in the spectacular view while exploring Bright Peak, Flying Rock and Lion Peak, to name a few. Enjoy the stunning sunset before heading back to Huangshan City.

  • Yunyan Lake & Qiyun Fairy Mountain

    Discover some of the best-kept secrets in the region, starting with a two-hour boat tour of Yunyan Lake and a cable car up to Qiyun Mountain to visit Dengfeng Bridge, Wangxian Pavilion, Yueyuehua Street and Xuantian Taisu Palace.


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