9 Days South China Explorer: Guilin, Hangzhou, Yellow Mountains, Shanghai

    Tour Code:yct-33

    Start: Hong Kong

    End: Shanghai

    Duration: 9 Days

    Reversed Itinerary: 10 Days South China Explorer: Shanghai, Yellow Mountains, Hangzhou, Guilin

    Stroll along the picturesque West Lake; appreciate the sunrise at the World Natural and Culture Heritage - The Yellow Mountains; enjoy the best waters and mountains of China in Guilin; have a mega shopping in the shopping paradise Hong Kong...This wonderful trip to South China will bring you undescribable joy.
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    Day 1, All 1 Night in Hong Kong
    Day 2, All 1 Night in Guilin
    Day 3, All 1 Night in Yangshuo
    Day 4, All 1 Night in Hangzhou
    Day 5, All 1 Night in Huangshan
    Day 6, All 1 Night in hotels on Top of Yellow Mountains
    Day 7, All 1 Night Overnight on the Train
    Day 8, All 1 Night in Shanghai

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    Hong Kong
    Arrive in Hong Kong. Pick up from Airport/Railway Station in Hong Kong
    Overnight in Hong Kong
    Hong Kong - Guilin
    Visit Victoria Peak, Visit the Aberdeen, Repulse Bay.
    Hong Kong to Guilin by Air in the afternoon (air ticket included).
    Overnight in Guilin
    Guilin - Yangshuo
    Guilin to Yangshuo by Cruise in the morning (cruise ticket included; lunch served on board). Visit Li River, West Street, Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree. Enjoy the show of Impression Liu Sanjie (ticket included).
    Overnight in Yangshuo
    Yangshuo - Guilin - Hangzhou
    Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin in the morning. Visit Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill. Guilin to Hangzhou by Air in the afternoon (air ticket included).
    Overnight in Hangzhou
    Hangzhou - Huangshan
    Visit West Lake (cruise ticket included), Lingyin Temple, Feilaifeng Peak. Drive to Huangshan.
    Overnight in Huangshan
    Yellow Mountains
    Drive to the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area and spend a full day visiting there.
    Overnight in hotels on Top of Yellow Mountains
    Huangshan - Shanghai
    Appreciate sunrise on Yellow Mountains. Visit Tunxi Ancient Street. Take a soft sleeper train to Shanghai (train ticket included).
    Overnight on the Train
    Visit Shanghai Museum, Town God Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Nanjing Road, Xintiandi Area.
    Overnight in Shanghai
    Transfer to Airport/Railway Station in Shanghai and Departure.
    Day 1 Hong Kong

    Our tour guide meets you at the airport or railway station and escorts you to the hotel. Shopping in Hong Kong is a dream every ardent shopper desires to fulfill.

    Hong Kong shopping malls are always bustling with shopaholics, who are looking for every object in their imagination in the shopping paradise.

    Day 2 Hong Kong>>Guilin

    Take a half-day tour to Victoria Peak, which is the highest peak in Hong Kong Island and also the best spot to have a bird's eye view of the Victoria Harbor and the whole thriving island.

    Visit the Aberdeen, the largest satellite town in Hong Kong, attracts lots tourists both at home and abroad. The intriguing fishing life and delicious seafood definitely are quite worthy a visit!

    Then visit the sun-drenched Repulse Bay for its relaxed resort-like atmosphere. The crescent-shaped stretch of sand is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hong Kong. The wide, wave-lapped beach is popular with locals and visitors, and great for sand strolls at sunset when all is at peace.

    Later transfer to the airport for the flight to Guilin (air ticket included).

    Day 3 Guilin>>Yangshuo

    Take a cruise on the meandering blue waters of Li River and view the limestone rock formations along the banks (cruise ticket included). You will agree that "Guilin waters and mountains are the most beautiful under heaven. Lunch is served on board.

    Arrive in Yangshuo as you go ashore. You can choose to rent a bicycle to tour the countryside of West Street if you want to get a taste of the laidback rural life of the farmers there.

    Appreciate the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Moon Hill is a limestone pinnacle with a moon-shaped hole in the middle.

    Big Banyan Tree has become famous for its long history, towering beauty and the moving love story of Liu Sanjie.

    Then enjoy a local folk dance show of Impression Liu Sanjie (ticket included) before transfer to hotel in Yangshuo.

    Day 4 Yangshuo>>Guilin>>Hangzhou

    Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin in the morning.

    Visit the Reed Flute Cave in the morning. Reed Flute Cave is one of the most egregious underground scenery in China. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave, you will see a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition .

    Visit one of Guilin's best attractions, the Elephant Trunk Hill, which really looks like an elephant drinking from the river.

    Transfer you to the airport for your flight to Hangzhou (air ticket included).

    Day 5 Hangzhou>>Huangshan

    Start today's tour by cruising on the West Lake (cruise ticket included), the symbol of Hangzhou. It's one of the most famed tourist attractions in China. The islets and temples, pavilions and gardens, causeways and arched bridges of this jade-like lake have constituted the supreme example of lakeside beauty in China.

    Head for the Lingyin Temple, one of the most prestigious Buddhist temples in China. Its highlight is the Great Hall with its 65 foot camphor-wood statue of the Buddha.

    Appreciate the Feilaifeng Peak with quaint photogenic scene. There are many legends about the peak's name. It is a pure limestone mountain scattered with lots of large stones like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a fleeting monkey. The caves shelter many stone Buddha statues in a variety of poses ranging from standing, to sitting, to sleeping.

    In the afternoon, drive to Huangshan.

    Day 6 Huangshan

    Drive about an hour to the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area.

    Spend a full day exploring the Yellow Mountains Scenic Area (round trip cable car included). Marvel at the five unique views - the legendary pines, oddly-shaped rocks, phantasmagoric sea of clouds, hot springs and winter snows. You have no wish to visit any other mountains after viewing the Five Mountains You do not even wish to visit them after you come back from a trip to Huangshan Mountain. Stay overnight in the hotel located on the top of the mountains.

    Day 7 Huangshan>>Shanghai

    Get up early in the morning to appreciate the magical sunrise before going down the mountain.

    Then visit Tunxi Ancient Street, which is paved with maroon stone slabs and typical ancient buildings stand on both sides. This old trading street is lined up with shops where you can find antiques, green tea of Maofeng and ink stones,etc.

    Take a soft sleeper train to Shanghai (train ticket included).

    Day 8 Shanghai

    After breakfast, drive to the Shanghai Museum, the exterior design of the round dome and the square base symbolizes the ancient idea of a round heaven and a square land.

    Then, arrive at Yuyuan Garden, which has the exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of Chinese private gardens.

    Explore the Town God Temple (Chenghuangmiao), a Taoist Temple. The street is also known as Old Chenghuangmiao, where you cannot miss typical Shanghai snacks such as steamed stuffed buns.

    Have a look around the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road, the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets.

    Strolling along Xintiandi Area, which was built and re-orgnized on the basis of Shanghai's unqiue characteristics-Shikumen architectural structures, is well-known as a new stylish pedestrain street for Cuisines, Commerce, Entertainment and Culture tourism spot.

    Day 9 Shanghai

    Transfer to Shanghai Airport/Railway Station in prepare for departure.

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    Pricing Policy
    • The price is set as four travelers together, usually more people more discounts. See Price Calendar on top right corner.Please fill out Tailor-made form for free if you have over 10 travelers, and we will calculate a more favorable quoted price.
    • The quoted price contains Standard Tour Class lodging, and we offer hotel upgrade service. You can choose to upgrade hotel when booking, the price will change accordingly.
    • Not all hotels can provide Standard Triple Room if you want three travelers in single room, they may arrange extra bed service. The additional fee for an extra bed is Single Supplement, and it is included in the final price.
    • Your earlier arrival to Hong Kong and later departure from Shanghai can be adjusted on line; but the extra charge is not included in the original charge.
    • The single supplement is not included in the quoted price except single traveler's price.
    • We choose only centrally located hotels with western standard service and breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotels with lower prices. Please inquiry for details.
    • The breakfast is subject to hotels' arrangements, they may offer western food or Western & Chinese Buffet in the morning.
    • Child's breakfast is included only when he/she occupy a bed. Otherwise the hotel may charge an extra fee for the breakfast.
    Lunch and Dinner (Optional)
    • The original price excludes lunch and dinner unless particular illustration. Usually, dinner and lunch are optional Chinese food with local flavor, and the meal price is charged based on the group size.
    • If you have some preferences on meals such as vegetarian meal and diabetic meal, please make us know in Special Requirements.
    • Please also fill the Special Requirements if you want other choices such as Hindu meal, Halal food or Western food, etc. You are suggested to uncheck lunch and diner when booking. We will try to arrange it and your meal price is charged by the local restaurant.
    • Our guide will lead you to your favorite restaurants when you don't select meals, the meal fee is at your own. Besides, your group should pay an extra 100RMB per day in cash to the driver and guide.
    Transfer Service
    • We offer free airport/railway station transfer service as specified in the itinerary. As for earlier arrival or later departure, you will be charged a bit of service fee and guide service is not provided. Please provide train/flight number, arrival time and contact information in Special Requirements.
    • Usually, local guide will drop you off at security checkpoint of airport or railway station without guide serve on the flight or train. And the transfer guide may be not the same of that on the tour.
    • We promise to offer flights operated by major airlines such as Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airline, etc. or local big airlines such as Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Shandong Airlines and so forth. And the aircraft type is Airbus A3XX Series or Boeing 7-Series. Any change due to objective cause, we will ask your permission in advance.
    Scenic Spots
    • Children, between 2 to 12 years old and under 1.3 meters (4.3 feet), can get discount.

    • Airport or hotel pick-up and drop-off service in cities listed in the itinerary.
    • Private English-speaking tour guide, driver and car service as indicated in the itinerary.
    • The admission tickets for scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
    • Service charge and government taxes.
    • The air ticket of economic class, taxes and dues for the flights as listed in the itinerary.
    • Ticket for soft sleeper train from Huangshan to Shanghai.
    • Seven-night hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
    • One-day accommodation on the overnight train without breakfast.
    • Meals: a lunch and a dinner on Yellow Mountains,a lunch on board.


    • International flight tickets or train tickets.
    • Hotel single room supplement.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
    • Tips to local tour guide and driver.
    • Estimated group surcharges for excess baggage.
    • Fees for entry visa to China.
    • Cable car, sightseeing bus and cruise unless explained specially.
    • Meals (L & D) not listed in the itinerary.

    Terms / Condition

    Cancellation and refund policy for Tours reservation
    If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you must advise us in advance. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation letter within 24 hours. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received.
    To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your cancellation notice or letter or how you would like us to deal with your payment providing that we have received your full payment for the tours.
    No Cancellation Fees if written cancellation notice is received more than 30 days prior to tour departure!
    Cancellation in advance & Cancellation penalty
    More than 30 days, no Cancellation Fee
    30-10 days, 50% of the full payment
    9-0 days or no show, 100% of the full payment

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