17 Days $7995 per person

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Southern China Tours

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Join our extraordinary guides on this truly unique view of Southeastern China, its people, holiest mountains, and its history.

Beginning in Shanghai, you catch a train to Qufu to visit the birthplace of Confucius. From Qufu, you continue to Tai Shan, the most famous of the five Taoist mythological mountains and the symbol of the Chinese culture. At Tai Shan, you will join the many pilgrims who come to this area and walk to the top of the mountain. Continuing on your journey through Chinese history and philosophy, you head via Xiamen to Yongding, famous as the home of the Hakka, one of China’s most fascinating ethnic groups. Leaving Yongding, you voyage next to the area of Jiuhua Shan and the sacred Buddhist mountains of China, and Huangshan City. Here you can visit villages relatively new to tourists and take a cable car or climb Huangshan Mountain, declared a World Natural and Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Leaving Huangshan, you travel to Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China. After meeting with the porcelain artisans, the next step is Hangzhou and West Lake. You end up finally in Shanghai, the most modern of China’s cities.

NOTE: It is important to understand that this trip visits areas where 5* hotels do not exist. Often, you will stay in very simple, clean, local hotels.


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Planning

Trip Dates & Pricing
Join Us On Our Next Adventure

March 17, 2019 - April 2, 2019

November 3, 2019 - November 19, 2019

Custom Dates and Prices Available • 800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454

Land Cost: Starting At $7995 per person*

*Based on 4-6 People (excluding international air)

Activities

Trip Overview
Experience & Explore

Day 1

Arrive in Shanghai

Day 2

Train to Qufu. Visit Confucius Temple and Kongfu Family Mansion

Day 3

Drive Taian and cable car up Tai Shan Mountain. Return to Qufu

Day 4

Drive Jinan and fly Xiamen. Afternoon walk around Zhongshanlu.

Day 5

Visit Gulangyu Island. PM visit to Nanputuo Temple

Day 6

Drive Yongding via Zhangzhou. Visit Hong Keng Tulou

Day 7

Continue visiting Chuxi Tulou cluster

Day 8

AM transfer to Zhangzhou. Train to Huangshan

Day 9

Explore Xidi and Hongcun. Walk through Bamboo Forest in Mukeng Village

Day 10

Drive Huangshan Scenic Regional Park. Climb or take cable car up. Overnight on top of the mountain

Day 11

Sunrise on Huangshan. Descend and head to Tunxi. Visit Old Street. Ink brush and calligraphy workshop with master

Day 12

Drive Jingdezhen. PM visit to Jingdezhen Ceramics Museum. Visit ceramics workshop and learn how to make ceramics. Late return to Huangshan

Day 13

Visit Green Tea Plantation and pick tea with locals. PM train to Hangzhou

Day 14

Boat on West Lake. Visit Hefang Pedestrian Street. Learn about Chinese Medicine. Visit Lingyin Temple. Evening Impression West Lake

Day 15

Train to Shanghai. Visit Shanghai Museum. Walk around Xintiandi and Tianzifang. Visit Yuyuan Garden

Day 16

Zhujiajiao Water Town and visit to Shanghai Tower. Farewell dinner

Day 17

Transfer to the airport for flight home

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