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Best Coastal Cities and Beautiful Mountains in South China

Buzzling city of Hong Kong.

Natural beauty of Guilin.

Beautiful beach, island view of coastal city Xiamen.

Architecture wonder – Tulou clusters at Nanjing.

China most beautiful mountain – Yellow Mountain.

Modern face of China -Shanghai.

Tour Code : CT-17

Destinations : Guilin, Hong Kong, Huangshan, Shanghai, Xiamen,

Duration :15 days

Travel Style :Private Tour ( River Cruise/ Mountain/ Great Wall/ Water Town/ Garden/ Tulou/ Island/ )


Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Hong Kong

Our English-speaking guide will greet you at airport according to your landing time. Look for a sign of your name out of the luggage claim area (if not specific). Transfer to hotel and check in.

Day 2 Hong Kong – Aberdeen, Repulse Bay, Victoria Peak

Tour starts from a pickup at your hotel. Then head to the famous fishing village of Aberdeen. The traditions here are well-kept as you find the hundreds of junks and sampans, old-fashioned boats crowded in the narrow harbor, though numerous new buildings spring up. You can take an optional sampan tour for a close view of waterborne life.
Next is a picturesque visit of Repulse Bay boasting a long beach, soft sand, clear blue water and warm temperature. It is a great place for locals and visitors alike to escape the heat.
A journey to Hong Kong is not complete without experiencing Victoria Peak. It is the most famous place in the region and perfect spot to take in harbor view, Kowloon Island and other small islets in the south. The peak is easy to reach via road, foot path and a very classic way of tram ride (optional).

pic de victoria Baie de Repulse site Wulongquan Village Tianxincun
Day 3 Hong Kong to Guilin (bullet train)

Transfer to Kowloon West for train to Guilin (Train No. G408 Dep 12:05 - Arr 15:25). On arrival, meet and transfer to hotel.

Day 4 Guilin - Longji Rice Terraces Field

After an early breakfast, we drive about 1.5 hour to Longji Scenic Area which covers several villages featuring terraces fields. Since Yuan Dynasty, people here began to construct the fields innovative on the mountains. Now, the existing paddy fields covers an area of 66 square kilometers. Local People still grows the rice and the whole rice terrace fields take on green color in Jun and August, and become yellow layer of rip rice in late Sep and Oct. And that was always considered as the most beautiful scenes. However, we are sure the fields are impressive at any time. The cascading terraces are astonishing when covered with snow in winter or filled with water in Spring. 

We will spend 4-5 hours in Ping’an village to have home visit and take pictures of the typical wooden architectures. Continue a walk for about 20 minutes onto the top of the hill to have panoramic view of the Terraces Fields. Start the drive back around 3:30pm.

rizières en terrasse de Longji en automne Longji Rice Terrace
Day 5 Guilin to Yangshuo - Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Countryside Visit

We start from hotel around 8:15am to Mopanshan cruise pier and board the newly decorated 3-star ship for a 4-5 hours journey on the Li River. Guide will accompany you for the whole journey, sharing you interesting legends of the hills, villages alongside, and helping to shot with the picturesque scenery.

We reach Yangshuo around 2pm. If weather permits, we will immerse in the countryside beauty along the Yulong River which is reputed as the “Little Li River” for its enchanting natural landscape of “Karst” mountains. The best way for the trip is biking, hiking or taking battery car as no private motor vehicles are allowed into the scenic area.
Evening hours is free on your own or enjoy an optional show – Impression Liu Sanjie.

Day 6 Guilin to Xiamen (flight)

Back to Guilin to take afternoon flight to Xiamen. Enjoy visit of Xianggong Hill en route. Xianggong hill is a small karst hill on the west bank of Li River in Yangshuo area, making a great base to take a panoramic view of the hills and the bend of Li River.

Move onto the airport for 1.5 hour flight journey to Xiamen, China’s most beautiful coastal city.

Voyageurs dans la balade à Yangshuo yangshuo countryside Xianggong Mountain
Day 7 Xiamen - Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple and a Ride on the Coastal Cycling Trail

Today we will visit the most beautiful parts of Xiamen city. Begin the morning with the journey to Gulangyu, an islet with 15 minutes ferry ride off the coast of Xiamen. Touch the white-sandy beaches, feast your eyes on the numerous aged mixed-style architectures, and learn story of its history.

Back to Xiamen Island, visit South Putuo Temple, an important Buddhist Temple to worship Avalokitesvara. Enjoy a ride along the coastal cycling trail (or drive if you prefer) in gentle breeze.

Day 8 Xiamen to Nanjing by car – Yunshuiyao Old Town, Tianluokeng Tulou

Depart Xiamen to Nanjing for the Tulou architectures. It is around 2.5 hours to arrive our first stop Yunshuiyao Village which is said to be one of the most beautiful villages. In the neighborhood, there are many famous structures including Hegui Tulou, the best decorated and preserved one; Huaiyuan Tulou, the highest in square shape, and built on marshland.


Then we move to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, it is one of the most magnificent and well-preserved Hakka Castles in the area. The four round and one rectangular structure beautiful settle on the mountain slope. There is an observation platform offering nice panoramic views. 

Gulangyu Xiamen Tulou Tulou Tulou
Day 9 Yongding to Huangshan (Train: G1604 1530-1856)

We will discover some more Hakka Tulou Architecutres in the neighboring town, Yongding. The structures in Yongding have longer history than those we visit in Nanjing. Our stop will be the Chengqi Tulou, King of the Hakkas Tulou, and Chuxi village with the most picturesque Tulou cluster. 


Transfer to Longyan, the nearest Railway station to Yongding for train Yongding to Huangshan (Train: G1604 1530-1856) to Huangshan.

Day 10 Yellow Mountain

Drive from the city to Yellow Mountain and arrive an hour later. Then take cable car at Yungu station up to the mountain top. Before reaching our Hotel, we take short hikes to some iconic viewing points for mountain shot including Beginning to Believe Peak, Black Tiger Pine, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea and Lion Peak.

Cloud Sea of Huangshan Mountain Huangshan Mountain Sunset of Yellow Mountain Birds on Huangshan Mountain
Day 11 Yellow Mountain - West Sea Grand Canyon

Get up early to enjoy sunrise. After breakfast, hike the first ring of West Sea Grand Canyon and descend Yellow Mountain to visit Hongcun


If weather permits, we can get up early to catch up a sunrise at lion peak or Danxia Peak where you can take good photos as the book shows. For the rest of the day, we will continue some exploratory hikes in the eastern of park or go further into the West Sea Grand Canyon to have a sky walk depending on your physical condition. Yellow Mountain hiking trails are designed smartly for hikers at different levels. The first ring route of West Sea Grand Canyon with total length about 3 km is truly worth the time and efforts. You can expect the awe-inspiring views that will attract you to stop every few steps.


Back to the hotel for lunch. Then we move to the cable car station to descend the mountain and drive directly to Hongcun village. It is a very typical and shining pearl in Huangshan area. It has been on the list of USECO heritage sites and famous world-wide. It is not only attracted to visitors but also painters and photographers. You will find it full of art students in summer holiday.

Day 12 Nanping Village and depart for Shanghai (bullet train)

With a drive not far from our hotel, we arrive a less-visited ancient village, Nanping. Their exquisite homes and ancestral halls also draw your attention when step into the villages. Another highlight today is to experience the local life as that shown in Li Ziqi’s videos (you can find her on Youtube).

Take afternoon train to Shanghai (train G7192 1504-1757). Pick up service is included in.  

Hongcun Village Hongcun Village Nanping Village
Day 13 Shanghai - Yuyuan Garden, Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, The Bund, Pujiang Cruise, Xintiandi

Enjoy a day fulfilled with highlights of Shanghai. Start from Yuyuan, a classic garden in South China. It is very exquisitely designed retaining some of best Chinese traditional architecture and culture. Outside of the garden is a market full of local flavors and crafts. The Urban Planning Exhibition Hall showcases a fascinating insight into Shanghai's future.

Then move onto the Bund area, take pictures with the aged European style architectures on the west bank of Pujiang River, and the skyscrapers on the East Bank. A leisure cruise will show you more of this city. We also stop at Xintiandi, a former Shikumen alley but now a fashion street, to touch the real life of Shanghai.

Note: Transfer back to your hotel when tour end or you can stay at Xintiandi if the active nightlife is the right thing for you. Then manage your own way back to hotel with taxi.

Day 14 Shanghai - Zhujiajiao, The Shanghai World Financial Center

Zhujiajiao, a 1700-year old water town, is one of the popular villages near Shanghai. The town has many well-preserved historical buildings, 36 bridges and numerous streams. Walk along the street, you will come across attractions such as rice shops, banks, pharmacy, a Qing dynasty post office and gardens. A relaxing cruise provides great opportunity to soak in the landscape of a real Chinese village.

We will also visit the Shanghai World Financial Center, a 492-meter high building facilitating an amazingly glass on the 100th floor. Many people come for a challenge and a panoramic view of Shanghai.

Yuyuan Garden Bund of Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town Yuyuan Garden
Day 15 Depart Shanghai

 Transfer to the airport/train station for your transport home. 

Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Price Inclusions
    1. All sightseeing as indicated in the itinerary.

    2. Inter-city transport: high-speed train from Hong Kong to Guilin, Longyan to Huangshan, Huangshan to Shanghai; flight from Guilin to Xiamen (airport tax is included).

    3. Ground transfers with air-conditioned vehicle (car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group).

    4. 11 Lunches at local restaurants with a cup of soft drink per meal.

    5. 14 nights hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on double occupancy).

    6. Local English-speaking guide accompany you throughout each city.

    7. Accident insurance during your travel in China.

  • Price Exclusions
    1. Chinese visa to Hong Kong and mainland China.

    2. Flight to and from China.

    3. Tips to driver and tour guide.

    4. Personal expenses.

Additional Info

Hotels (or similar) Suggested

Hong Kong: Metropark Hotel Kowloon 3*, Prudential Hotel 4*, Harbor Grand Kowloon 5*

Guilin: Hotel Universal Guilin3*, Guilin Bravo Hotel 4*, Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel 5*

Yangshuo: Starway hotel xinfuan 3*, Moondance Boutique Resort 4*, Green Lotus Hotel 5*

Xiamen: Books Hotel 3*, Huaqiao Hotel 4*, Millennium Harbourview Hotel 5*

Nanjing: Tulou del Pueblo Taxiacun

Yellow Mountain:Beihai Hotel 3*, Beihai Hotel Huangshan 4*, Xihai Hotel Huangshan 5*

Huangshan City:The Laojieyuan Boutique Hotel 3*, Huangshan International Hotel 4*, Huangshan Golf Hotel 5*

Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express Putuo Shanghai 3*, SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund 4*, Grand Central Hotel Shanghai 5*

Services You Can Expect

  1. Private tour, just your party only.

  2. No set date, you set the date your tour begins and ends (if possible, avoid the two crowded public holidays - National Day and Chinese New Year).

  3. Follow this well-designed sample tour, or request a tailor make based on your own preferences on hotels, travel pace, interests of sights, means of transport, etc.

  4. We begin with moderate hotels and adjust to your request.

  5. A little deposit to confirm the tour.

  6. Continuous customer support until you fly home.

Change and Cancellation Policy

  1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.

  2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.

  3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.

  4. Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.

  5. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

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