Multi-Day Tour | Private

China's Living Heritage (7 days)


Yixian, China To Hangzhou, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018


Day 1
Yixian, China
Pig’s Heaven Inn (Bishan) Dinner

- From Beijing or Shanghai, take a direct flight to Huangshan city. Upon arriving in Huangshan Airport, your WildChina guide willmeet you at the arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby

- Your WildChina team will drive you to your hotel in Yixian to check in and relax

- If time and energy permit, set out on bike along the rustic back roads of Yixian, passing by local sugar plantations, tofu shopsand silkworm farms

Day 2
Yixian, China
Pig’s Heaven Inn (Bishan) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Spend the morning strolling through the quiet lanes of Guanlu village, a petite merchant village built around a cluster ofinterconnected manors, before travelling to Nanping village, known for its ancient ancestral halls which were depicted inCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

- Imagine yourself back in the time of the Ming Dynasty when wandering granite-hewn paths past ancient wooden residences inthe UNESCO World Heritage Site Xidi

Day 3
Yixian, China
Huangshan Xihai Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

- In the morning, head north to Huangshan (“Yellow Mountain”), which has been immortalized in the elegant brushstrokes ofChinese landscape paintings

- Take a cable car up the mountain and hike through the staggering peaks and deep valleys of Xihai Grand Canyon, a naturalmasterpiece less frequented by tourists

Day 4
Yixian, China
Huangshan, China
Pig’s Heaven Inn (Bishan) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- In the morning, take a cable car down Huangshan and head back to Yixian

- Make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hongcun village, where ancient waterways snake through villageresidences

- Enjoy a late picnic lunch before heading to the secluded village of Mukeng, where scenes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragonwere shot

Day 5
Yixian, China
None Breakfast, Lunch

- Visit the frozen-in-time village of Chengkan, set against a backdrop of cobalt slopes and surrounded by ancient waterways

- Make your way to Qiankou Residence, an eclectic collection of Ming-era arched bridges, pavilions, ancestral temples anddwellings

- In the afternoon, take a three hour drive to Hangzhou airport for departure

Day 6
Hangzhou, China
Yixian, China
The Four Seasons or Amanfayun Breakfast, Lunch



- Visit the frozen-in-time village of Chengkan, set against a backdrop of cobalt slopes and surrounded by ancient waterways

- Make your way to Qiankou Residence, an eclectic collection of Ming-era arched bridges, pavilions, ancestral temples anddwellings  

- In the afternoon, take a three hour drive to Hangzhou - Upon arriving in Hangzhou, check into your hotel and relax


- Learn about the preferred tea of emperors at the undulating “Dragon Well” tea plantation

- Following a filling lunch of Hangzhou cuisine, sit back with a cup of tea in a classical garden near West Lake

- Enjoy a boat ride across Hangzhou's West Lake, so beautiful that it was recreated for the emperor in Beijing’s Summer Palace

- Brush past the elegant golden walls of Yongfu Temple and admire the rock carvings in Lingyin Temple

- Gain a deeper understanding of Buddhism by attending a prayer session and listening the melodic chanting of monks

Day 7
Hangzhou, China
None Breakfast

- In the morning, your WildChina guide will drive you to the train station for your speed train to Shanghai or assist you with whatever departure plans you have arranged

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Embark on a journey back in time in the UNESCO World Heritage villages of Anhui province, home to some of the most successful businessmen during the Ming Dynasty. While hard to believe today, these ancient stone villages on the banks of the Yangtze River were once important economic centers that facilitated trade between China and the outside world. Explore the history and natural beauty of this area, where much of the original Ming and Qing dynastic architecture has been preserved. Nearby, the misty peaks of Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain, have inspired the brushstrokes of artists for generations. Experience times long gone by traveling through China's living heritage.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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By: Angie

Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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By: Lisa580

Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

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By: Bookstaver

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy

Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer