Day Tour to Enjoy the Ture Essense of Hangzhou

Historically, Hangzhou was an epicenter of trade, culture, and also the location where the biggest man-made waterway, the Grand Canal, turns north towards Beijing. Marco Polo described the metropolis as being “the most magnificent and dignified city in the world”. Indulge yourself in its picturesque West Lake, one of China’s most memorable natural wonders and .Take a stroll along the Su Causeway filled with peach blossoms, willows trees, plum blossoms and beautiful flowers. Admire the legendary Buddhist culture at Feilai Peak and the Leifeng Pagoda.

per adult from

$325

NZD

Duration

7 to 9 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Downtown Hotel and Railway Station Pickup and Drop-off in Hangzhou
    • Professional guide
    • licenced driver
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Admission tickets
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Leifeng Pagoda
    • Entry/Admission - Fei Lai Feng
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities(optional)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Leifeng Pagoda, 15 Nanshan Rd, Xihu Qu, Hangzhou 310000 China

    Your trip starts with a pickup at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station. Then count on our comfortable vehicle with licensed driver who will help you with your luggage and take you to the first attraction-Leifeng Pagoda, which was an octagonal, five-storeyed structure built of brick and wood. The body of the pagoda was made of brick, but the eaves, balconies, inside landings and balustrades were made of wood. Stones with the Huayan Scriptures inscribed on them were inlaid on the inner walls of the pagoda. There used to be sixteen sculptures of vajra arhats at the foot of the pagoda, but they were later moved to Jingci Temple. The pagoda became a household name in China thanks to the popular folk tale, "The Legend of the White Snake", a touching love story about a girl who changed into a snake and a young man. The story has been repeatedly adapted for traditional operas and also for modern movies and TV series.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: 苏堤, Xihu, Hangzhou, China

    Then take a stroll along the Su Causeway. The peach blossoms, willows trees, plum blossoms and beautiful flowers make the causeway a fairyland, which entices a consistent flow of modern tourists as it did in the ancient times.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: West Lake, Xihu, Hangzhou, China

    After the wander, relax yourself with a 40-minute private boat sailing on the picturesque West Lake to enjoy and appreciate the beautiful scenery with its islands, causeways, temples, pagodas and ornamental planting. More luckily, you can catch the rare chance to enjoy “Three Pools Mirroring the Moon”.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: 花港观鱼, China, Zhejiang Sheng, Hangzhou Shi, Xihu Qu, 苏堤

    Later, head to Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor wgich is one of the top10 scenes of West Lake. Featured with flower harbor, red carps, flowers, lawn and forests, Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor is one of the most enjoyable leisure activities for you visiting the West Lake. Then you have ample time to go to a local restaurant to try any authentic food you are interested in and take a rest.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Fei Lai Feng, Lingxi South Road, Xihu Distict, Hangzhou 310000 China

    In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to visit adjacent Feilai Peak, about 3 km west away from the West Lake. It's also known as Peak Flying from Afar, which flew to China to spread Buddhism from India according to the legend. It features in uncountable Buddhist carvings lining the riverbanks and hillsides and tucked away inside grottoes. Being 168 meters tall, Peak Flown From Afar (Feilai Peak) is composed of limestones and is home to various fantastic caves owing to the long-term ground water solution, including Longhong Cave, Jade Breast (Yuru) Cave, Shooting Sun (Shexu) Cave and Roaring Ape (Huyuan) Cave. The grotesque rocks of the caves are of various shapes, and some are like flying dragons, some like running elephants, some like frightened apes and some like crouching tigers. After the tour, escort you to catch your train or back to your downtown hotel.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Elephant Tour

Activity ID: V-184839P91

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