3 Days Yellow Mountain Essential Tour (Without Overnight on the Mountain)

Most Economical Way to Visit Huangshan

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Want to visit Huangshan in an economical way? Here is our best offer! You can hike the Yellow Mountain in just one day to save money, at the same time without missing the best highlights of Yellow Mountain, such as Lion Peak, West Sea Grand Canyon, Flying-over Rock, Bright Summit... but of course you need to depart early from your hotel in Huangshan city. After the Yellow Mountain tour, you will also visit nearby famous ancient village of Hongcun.

Highlights of this tour

  • Two cableway transfers are covered to shorten your trip largely;
  • Enjoy the natural wonders of Yellow Mountain - Cloud Sea, Fancy Peaks, Beautiful Pine Trees;
  • Spend an extra leisure day to explore the famous Hongcun Ancient Village.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from $389
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Yellow Mountain - Hongcun
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-HST-03B
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureHikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Huangshan City Arrival

Welcome to Huangshan! Upon arrival, be greeted by our local tour guide who is holding a sign with your name in the Arrival Hall of Huangshan Tunxi Airport or Huangshan North Railway Station. Then a comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel in Huangshan downtown. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of the day is on your own to discover this beautiful city. 

Arrival ideas: Currently, there are non-stop flights to Huangshan from Beijing, Guangzhou, Xian and Chengdu, etc., usually 2 daily flights from each city. You can also take high speed trains from Shanghai (2.5~3.5hrs), Hangzhou (1.5~2hrs), Beijing (5.5~7hrs), and Guangzhou (7hrs), etc.

Tunxi Ancient Street in Sunny Day
Day 2 Mount Huangshan Day Tour (B)

Leisure Walking: about 7~9km/5~6 hrs

Today after breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, then drive about 80 kilometers (1.5 hours) to the foot of Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the most beautiful mountains in China. Your memorable Huangshan trip starts!

To save energy and time, you will directly transfer by park bus from the mountain foot to Yungu Temple to take a cableway to upper beautiful sightseeing area of Huangshan Mountain – North Sea Scenic Area which is famous for marvelous precipitous peaks, beautiful giant pine trees and far-reaching vision. Walk to lofty Begin-to-Believe Peak (1668m) to stretch your eyesight over cloud seas to far distance, and then hike about 30 minutes to see the famous Dawn Pavilion, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea on the Lion Peak (1690m). Leave the Lion Peak, and walk about 40 mins to explore the Sky Sea Scenic Area where you can see the second highest peak - Bright Summit (1840m) and incredible Flying-over Rock. Continueing on your wonderful hiking, you will get to the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion to discover the Dreamland - West Sea Grand Canyon. Walk down along the stone steps to the bottom of the canyon while enjoying the Avatar-like rising rock peaks, unfathomable cliffs, bizarre stones and tenacious pine trees.

Generally speaking, it takes about 3 hours for energetic hiker to hike from Dispelling Cloud Pavilion, via 1st Ring and 2nd Ring to the bottom and return to the starting point. For beginners, children, and senior travelers, you can decide the hiking length on your own according to your physical condition, usually 2 hours for the 1st Ring and 2.5hrs for the 2nd Ring.

Lastly, you will descend the mountain by Taiping cable car near Dispelling Cloud Pavilion. Your driver is ready to pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel in Huangshan city.

Breathtaking Scenery of Yellow Mountain - West SeaHappy Tourists in Yellow MountainStone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak)
Day 3 Huangshan Departure ( B )

Today, you are going to visit the remarkable ancient village - Hongcun Ancient Village which is famous as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its layout, landscape, architectural form, decoration, and construction techniques are the best examples of ancient Huizhou-style architecture. Originated during Song Dynasty (960-1276), is praised as the most beautiful village in China. It is famous as the ancient village in the Chinese painting. The most beautiful sites are the Moon Lake, the crescent-like pond surrounded by several grand dwellings, and Southern Lake Academy, a private ancient school served for the village. One interesting fact is that the whole village is arranged in the shape of an ox. The famous Oscar-winner film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were filmed in Hongcun.

After the ancient village trip, drive to catch your flight/train to next destination. Tour ends.

Hongcun Old Town

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