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

Most Economical Way to Visit Huangshan


How to visit Huangshan in an economical way? You can choose not to stay the night on the mountain, which will help you save some money. There is no doubt you will miss out some in-depth experiences, such as walking deeper down the West Sea Grand Canyon, sunset and sunrise, etc. But the essential highlights can be enjoyed in a single day if you plan your itinerary well as this 3 Days Yellow Mountain Essential Tour on which you can not only save money and time, but also explore the most highlighting parts of Huangshan, including Lion Peak, West Sea Grand Canyon, Flying-over Rock, Bright Summit... Also take a side trip to nearby Hongcun Ancient Village. It is a valuable private tour with your own tour guide and driver. Hotels, breakfasts, train (flight) pick up, attractions tickets are fully included.

Highlights of this tour

  • Two cable way transfers are covered to shorten your trip largely;
  • Enjoy the natural wonders of Yellow Mountain - Cloud Sea, Fancy Peaks, Beautiful Pine Trees in a brief day;
  • Spend an extra leisure day to explore World Heritage Site - Hongcun Ancient Village.

Basic Trip Information

from $389
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to 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
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Full Itinerary Day by day

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
Day 2 Mount Huangshan Day Tour (B)

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

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 cable way 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 and Stone Monkey Watching the Sea on the Lion Peak (1690m). Leave the Lion Peak, and walk about 40 minutes to explore the Sky Sea Scenic Area where you can see the second highest peak - Bright Summit (1840m) and incredible Flying-over Rock. Continuing on your wonderful hiking, you will get to the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion to discover the Dreamland - West Sea Grand Canyon. Spend some leisure time enjoying the rising rock peaks, unfathomable cliffs, bizarre stones and tenacious pine trees.

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.

Stone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak)  Jack and Emily from UK visited West Sea Grand Canyon, Yellow Mountain in October, 2019
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 was filmed in Hongcun.

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

 Jack and Emily from UK visited Hongcun Village in October, 2019

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