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  • Guanyin Bodhisattva
  • Fayu Temple
  • Huangshan Pine Tree and Cloud Sea
  • view from the Bund
  • west lake in summer

11 Days Tour of Shanghai, Huangshan, Jiuhuashan, Hangzhou, and Putuoshan

Tour Code : CT-SH-13

Destinations : Hangzhou, Huangshan, Putuoshan, Shanghai,

Duration :11 days

Travel Style :Private Tour ( Mountain/ Ancient Village/ Buddhist Art/ )


Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai, arrival flight at your own expense

Our guide will meet you at Shanghai Pudong Airport/Hongqiao Airport or Train Station with a welcome sign bearing your name and will transport you directly to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Relax at the hotel and enjoy your free time.

Note: For morning arrival, we will customize the day tour according to your time.



Day 2 Shanghai - Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Market, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Pujiang Cruise

Experience the best of Shanghai in one day. Begin your journey at Yuyuan Garden, a renowned southern Chinese garden. Wander through its intricate design featuring pavilions, ponds, trees, and rockeries. Adjacent to the garden lies Yuyuan Market, a bustling marketplace offering souvenirs and delicious local cuisine.


Visit the Jade Buddha Temple, home to two exquisite jade Buddha statues brought from Myanmar. Marvel at its intricate Buddhist artwork and serene courtyards.


Take a walk on the Bund, an iconic waterfront promenade along the Huangpu River, boasting impressive European architectural styles from the city's colonial past. Here, 52 historic buildings house a "museum of buildings," offering a glimpse into Shanghai's history.


End your day with a Pujiang Cruise on the Huangpu River, providing breathtaking views of both old and new Shanghai. Witness the city come alive as its buildings illuminate the night sky.



Day 3 Shanghai to Huangshan by train, visit Shanghai Museum, Fuxing Park in the morning

After a hearty breakfast, your day in Shanghai kicks off with a visit to the remarkable Shanghai Museum, renowned for its vast collection of over 120,000 precious artifacts, including jade, furniture, costumes, pottery, calligraphy, and currency, making it one of China's most incredible museums. Situated conveniently near People's Square in the city center, it pairs well with other nearby attractions. Its engaging displays and profound historical items make it an educational and enjoyable destination for families.


Following your museum exploration, proceed to Fuxing Park, an exquisite urban park nestled in the heart of Shanghai. The park's lush green landscapes, tranquil lakes, and vibrant flower beds provide a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Here, you can savor leisurely strolls, picnics, tai chi sessions, and various recreational activities, all while immersing yourself in the park's peaceful ambiance.


Later in the day, you'll transfer to the station after a delightful late lunch. Upon your arrival in Huangshan, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where you can unwind in preparation for the exciting Yellow Mountain tour scheduled for the following day.



Day 4 Huangshan - Hongcun Village, Yellow Mountain

Embark on a captivating journey that begins with a visit to the enchanting Hongcun Village, an ancient town nestled in the mountainous region, boasting its heritage dating back 900 years to the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Revered as one of China's top 10 charming villages, Hongcun enchants with its picturesque scenery of historic houses, stone bridges, tranquil water lily ponds, and majestic hills as a backdrop—a haven not only for visitors but also a muse for artists and filmmakers.


Following this, venture to the iconic Yellow Mountain (Mount Huang), celebrated as one of China's most renowned peaks. Situated in the scenic south Anhui Province, this majestic landscape features awe-inspiring pine forests, rugged rock formations, ethereal seas of clouds, and invigorating hot springs. It has long been a muse for traditional Chinese art and literature, as well as contemporary photography, making it a must-visit destination for travelers seeking to capture the essence of China's natural beauty.



Day 5 Huangshan to Jiuhuashan/Mt.Jiuhua

Delve deeper into the captivating landscapes of Yellow Mountain, offering a plethora of outdoor adventures. For those with a penchant for exploration, embark on a full circuit hike through the picturesque West Grand Canyon, also referred to as Xihai Grand Canyon. This extraordinary natural wonder in Huangshan, China, will enthrall with its magnificent peaks, deep valleys, distinctive rock formations, and awe-inspiring vistas, providing an unforgettable hiking experience enveloped in breathtaking beauty. Following your adventure in the West Grand Canyon, descend via cable car in the north before setting your sights on Mount Jiuhua.

Upon arrival, transfer to Jiuhua Street, where you'll explore Huacheng Temple and Qiyuanshi Temple before checking in at a hotel on Mount Jiuhua.



Day 6 Explore the Jiuhuashan Bodhisattva Hall,Sandalwood Forest, Tiantai Scenic Area

Mount Jiuhua: Mount Jiuhua, located in Anhui Province, is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism. It is renowned for its breathtaking natural scenery, ancient temples, and serene atmosphere. The mountain is a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists and offers opportunities for hiking, sightseeing, and exploring the spiritual heritage of the region.


Spend a whole day to explore the Jiuhuashan Bodhisattva Hall, a sacred temple housing a revered Buddha statue. Wander through the tranquil Sandalwood Forest, known for its fragrant trees, and visit Bai Sui Palace, a place of spiritual significance. Then, hop on the scenic area's shuttle to reach the Tiantai Scenic Area, known for its breathtaking landscapes and spiritual atmosphere.


Day 7 Visit Dayuan Cultural Park, take train to Hangzhou

After breakfast, descend the mountain using the scenic area's shuttle service. Discover the Dayuan Cultural Park, a place rich in cultural heritage. Finally, transfer to the train station for your train to Hangzhou. Evening hours can be a leisure walk through the beautiful city or optional tour to see the Show of “Impression Hangzhou”.



Day 8 Hangzhou - The West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation

Explore Hangzhou's iconic and cultural treasures in a single day. Begin at the stunning West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its poetic charm and historical significance. Visit Lingyin Temple, a renowned Buddhist complex featuring ancient stone carvings and pagodas.

Enjoy a meal at local restaurant. Finish your day at Meijiawu Tea Plantation, a historic village with over 600 years of tea-making heritage. Here, you'll witness the Longjing Tea production process and absorb the area's cultural richness. This comprehensive tour encapsulates Hangzhou's natural beauty, spiritual depth, and tea culture in a memorable day of exploration.


Day 9 Hangzhou to  the Buddhist Site of Putuoshan by car or bus

Transfer by car or public bus to Putuoshan, with the drive lasting approximately 3.5 hours. Arrive in Zhoushan around noon, and then board a ferry to reach Putuoshan Island.


Putuo Mountain, in Zhoushan, Zhejiang, is one of China's Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains with Wutai Mountain, Emei Mountain, and Jiuhua Mountain. It's known for Guanyin Bodhisattva's enlightenment teachings. A small island among the Zhoushan Archipelago, it resembles a serene blue dragon. Covering nearly 13 square kilometers, it faces Shenjiamen of Zhoushan, earning names like "Pure Land by the Sea" and "South Sea's Holy Land." Surrounded by sea, it's renowned for its natural beauty, often called the "purest place on Earth." Three ancient temples, Fayu Temple, Puji Temple, and Huaiji Temple, grace the island with their rich religious history.



Day 10 Take ferry to Luojia Mountain and discover more of Putuoshan

Luojiashan, traditionally linked to Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva's practice, is renowned alongside Putuoshan, forming a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site historically known as "Putuo Luojiashan." Buddhists say that a pilgrimage to Putuoshan isn't complete without visiting Luojiashan. Situated southeast of Putuoshan's main island, it's considered Putuoshan's "small satellite." This island, resembling a reclining Buddha when viewed from Putuo's main island, holds spiritual significance. Accessible by a short boat ride, Luojiashan covers 0.63 square kilometers, featuring peaks like Yuantong Zen Temple and Dajue Zen Temple, with the highest point at 97.1 meters above sea level.



Day 11 Depart Putuoshan

Travel to Ningbo for your flight or train journey home or to your next destination. The tour concludes.

Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Price Inclusions

    a) All sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

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

    c) Lunches (as specific) at local restaurants with a cup of soft drink per meal.

    d) Hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on double occupancy).

    e) Local licensed & experienced English-speaking guide.

    f) Accident insurance during your travel in China.

  • Price Exclusions

    a) Chinese visa.

    b) Personal expenses.

    c) Transport to Shanghai and from Ningbo to next destination.

    d) Tips to driver and tour guide.

Additional Info

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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