Exquisite East China Package

The Exquisite East China package takes you through the scenic cities of the south east, where the emperors of old China themselves vacationed! The cities, which are several hours by road from Shanghai, offer the best of Chinese culture, tradition, scenery and cuisine!

The trip starts from Hangzhou, but you can choose to fly into Shanghai if you so desire (Hangzhou is a 45 minutes high-speed train ride away from Shanghai). The trip typically covers Hangzhou, Qiandao, Wuzhen and Zhoushan, but can be customized to your taste!

All our packages include pick up and drop from airports, 4 star hotels, local travel by bus or taxi, complimentary breakfast and a traditional Chinese lunch. An English speaking guide will accompany you throughout your travels! The price does not include dinner and tickets to local attractions.

Hangzhou Arrive in Hangzhou,
Days 1 & 2: Visit local attractions
Qiandao lake Day 3 & 4
Wuzhen Day 5 & 6
Zhoushan Day 7 & 8
Hangzhou Day 9: Back in Hangzhou. Relax, experience the traditional tea & local cuisine!
Day 10: Depart to airport
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Wuzhen

Wuzhen is a "water village" located along the Grand Canal in south east China. One of the six ancient towns in China, Wuzhen is full of history, warmth and charm! The running waters, the small bridges that crisscross it and the old houses make it seem like time had stood still at Wuzhen!

Wuzhen has a 1000 year history. Since the time it was established in 872 A.D, Wuzhen has never changed its name, address, system of waterways or lifestyle! At wuzhen, you can experience the traditional way of life. In the early mornings a thin mist rises from the waterways and creates a dream-like realm. At dusk, when the sun sets, a lively Wuzhen appears before your eyes.


  • Wuzhen tour
  • Wuzhen tour
  • Wuzhen tour
  • Wuzhen tour

Wuzhen has a long history of brewing alcohol! As early as the 14th and 15th centuries, there were already more than 20 distilleries here! It produces Sanbai Wine, a famous alcoholic drink that pleases the palate with its soft, lasting mellowness. Sanbai Distillery currently produces three products: Sanbai Wine (55% alc./vol.), Sticky Rice Wine (12% alc./vol.), and Sweet Wine (4% alc./vol.). All are handcrafted through traditional methods. Made primarily from white rice, white flour and water, these products are collectively known as Sanbai Jiu


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Zhoushan

Situated on the East China Sea, on the Yangtse Rive Delta and facing the Pacific Ocean, Zhoushan is a paradise on earth. The fan shaped water way, solely consisting of islands is one of only two prefecture-level cities in China.

The archipelago was inhabited 6,000 years ago during the Neolithic by people of the Hemudu culture. In 863, the Japanese Buddhist monk Hui'e and a Putuoshan local Zhang-shi placed a statue of Guanyin at Chaoyin Cave that would later become a popular pilgrim destination. During the Ming dynasty, between the years 1530 and 1560, Japanese and Chinese pirates used Zhoushan as one of their principal bases from which they launched attacks as far as Nanjing!!

Mt. Putuoshan, is of one of four in the country that are held sacred by Buddhists. Even today visitors to the island will encounter monks in their traditional robes as they walk along the many paths that crisscross the picturesque landscape. The center of the island is covered with rich green forests that form a tranquil setting appropriate to a place of quiet religious contemplation. It is here that the magnificent and protected hornbeams as well as the famous one-thousand-year-old camphor tree grow. The sandy shores of the island are also a special feature with its long 1.5km bay known as "The Thousand-Step Sands".

Nearby Shengsi Isles is particularly famous for its stretches of golden beaches, deep and quiet caves, cliffs and fishing ground. Endowed with natural landscapes such as vast sea, beautiful reefs, odd rocks and steep cliffs, this islets are a traditional fishing base. If you want to experience the fisherman’s life style, you cannot miss visiting Shengsi!

Zhoushan map Putuoshan, Zhoushan Zhoushan Island

Qian dao

Qiandao, also known as the Thousand Island Lake, was formed after the completion of the Xin'an River hydroelectric station. 1,078 large islands dot the lake and a few thousand smaller ones are scattered across it, making it the place of every explorer’s dream! The lake covers an area of about 86 km². You can easily find many uninhabited islands to trek during the day! Qiandao Lake is known for its clear and potable water. The renowned Nongfu Spring water is bottled right here!! It is also home to lush forests. Its more popular attractions include Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island and an Island name the “Island to Remind You of Your Childhood”!

Qiandao lake

At the foot of the Wu Shi mountain (Five Lion Mountain) lays an ancient city known as Shi Cheng (Lions City), built in Dong Han period (25 - 200 AD). The underwater city remains undisturbed at a depth of 26-40m.

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  • China south cuisine

Qiandao Lake is also known for its delicious freshwater fish. The lake is rich in marine life and is home to over 80 different types of freshwater fish. The fish are caught in the lake and cooked fresh in the traditional local fashion called qingzheng guiyu. One of the most popular restaurants in the area serves up prized local cuisine, such as Xiushui Emperor fish head, fish head soup,Qiandao jade turtle and silver-fish chowder.

Package Price

Adult $1800
Child < 7 years $1000
Child < 3 years Free

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