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

Most Beautiful Mountain and Village in China


Visit Yellow Mountain in just one day? Yes, it is totally doable and money-saving. You will not only save a lot of budget and time, but also make fully use of your trip to visit the best highlights of Yellow Mountain in a single day. Lion Peak, West Sea Grand Canyon, Greeting Guests Pine... you won't miss any of them in this trip.

Highlights of this tour

  • Three 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

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:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Huangshan Arrival - Tangkou Town

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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 Tangkou Town, nearest base to Mount Huangshan. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of the day is on your own to relax.

Arrival ideas: Currently, there are non-stop flights to Huangshan from Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Xian and Chengdu, usually 2 daily flights from each city. You can also take high speed trains from Shanghai (5hrs), Hangzhou (3.5hrs), Beijing (6.5hrs), and Guangzhou (7hrs).

Tangkou Town
Day 2 Mount Huangshan Day Tour (B)

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Get up early around 6:00 AM, then transfer by park bus from the Tangkou Town 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 move on to see the famous Dawn PavilionStone Monkey Watching the Sea on the Lion Peak (1690m). Nextly, hike about 40 minutes to Dispelling Cloud Pavilion to look down 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. Then take the monorail cable train to Baiyun Hotel.

After lunch, walk for a while from Baiyun Hotel on an even path to visit the Turtle Fish Peak from which the stone steps descent suddenly to a lower valley and then rise up along the One Hundred Cloud Ladder to a high ridge on the half hillside of the highest peak on Mount Huangshan - Lotus Peak (1864m). Keeping walking about one hour, you will get to the symbol of Mount Huangshan - Greeting Guests Pine. It's time for farewell. Walking a few minutes to the cableway station to take a cable car to Mercy Light Pavilion. Your driver will be ready to pick you up and drive to Huangshan City for accommodation.

(Please Note: from December to the late March of next year, West Sea Grand Canyon is usually closed for the cold weather and heavy snow. Please feel free to contact us to adjust your itinerary.)

Greeting Pine in Yellow MountainBreathtaking Scenery of Yellow Mountain - West Sea
Day 3 Huangshan Departure ( B )

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Today, you are going to visit one remarkable ancient village - Hongcun and an exotic ancient street - Tunxi before you departure.

Hongcun Ancient Village is a famous UESCO 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 backt to Huangshan city to catch your flight/train to next destination.

Tunxi Ancient Street, with hundred years history, is the best persevered old street in China in the style of the Southern Song Dynasty, Ming and Qing Dynasties. During Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Hui merchants began to rise, making Tunxi Ancient Street develop rapidly. Till the late Qing Dynasty, it became prosperous with the old-style Chinese private banks, pawnshops, silverware shops, pharmacies, tea, silk, porcelain, salt, sugar, grocery, restaurants… In the Republican of China, it was called “Little Shanghai” for its prosperity. 

Lastly, transfer to catch your flight/train to next destination. Tour ends.

Hongcun Old TownTunxi Ancient Street in Sunny Day

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