Day 1: Xuanyuan farm and Xidi Ancient Village tour (L)
Wait for your private guide and car to pick you up after breakfast at your hotel booked by yourself. It takes about 30 minutes to arrive at Xuanyuan Family Theme Farm before reaching Xidi Ancient Village.
During the half day spending here, you will have a new understanding of chopped chili dips, hand-made sesame seed candy, peanut brittle, soy sauce, and freshly squeezed tea-seed oil being made in indigenous methods by local residents.
If lucky, you can see the production runs of Tofu. Learning some related Chinese tradition and culture in the process is a god-given experience.
Enjoy different Tofu dishes made with fresh-made Tofu for lunch. Leave for Xidi Ancient Village afterwards which is right in describing itself as “a village in Chinese oil painting”.
Go back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 2: Mt. Huangshan- the most fantastic mountain under heaven (L)
Mt. Huanghsan about 80 kilometers away from city center is famous for its strange pines, the grotesque rocks, the sea of clouds and the hot springs. Follow your guide to take cable car from Yungu Station up to the top of the mountain. You will enjoy the grand scenery along the way. Check in and have lunch at Xihai hotel (Deluxe 4-star, standard room, booked by Odyssey Tours).
Start hiking to view the most of the main scenic points including Brush Pen Peak, Lion Peak and Xihai Grand Canyon. Get to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion at the right time. Watch the fantastic sunset if weather permits.
Return to the hotel.
Day 3: Sunrise above the clouds and Tunxi Old Street (B)
Get up early in the morning if you want to catch the magical sunrise. After breakfast, next stop begins. Plenty of grotesque pine trees will be accompanied with you on the way to the top of Begin-to-Believe Peak. After a short break on the top of the peak, it is time to ride a cable car down to the foot of the Mt. Huangshan. In the meantime, a look around the mountains gives you different impressions with that viewed in the mountains.
Come back to Huangshan city and visit Ink Stone Factory. Make your own ink stone if interested. In the remaining time, it is recommended to stroll on Tunxi Old Street and go inside some old houses and stores.
You will be transferred to the airport or hotel booked by yourself afterwards.