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Southern China Camper Tour - 16 Days

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Shanghai - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Huangshan - Jingdezhen - Shanghai
This camper tour deeply explores the southern part of China, which is reputed as paradise on earth. Along this fabulous driving route, you will not only visit the vibrant metropolis but also visit the picturesque water towns and mountains. Appreciating spectacular natural beauty, experiencing colorful urbanism, and enjoying the pleasure of driving will let this 16-day camper tour be unique and unforgettable.

Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai

Upon the arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Appreciate the Huangpu River in the night. It is the perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous night view of Shanghai.

Day 2 Shanghai

Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing in Shanghai. You will visit the Yu Garden and Shanghai Museum by tourist bus. Owing to its ingenious design in Ming and Qing dynasties, the Yu Garden becomes a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture. The Shanghai Museum has a collection of 120,000 pieces of Chinese ancient treasures.

Day 3 Shanghai – Suzhou (100 km)

After breakfast, pick up the campervans and have a test drive. Your self-drive journey will start with a ride to Suzhou. Take a visit to the Grand Canal, also known as the Beijing - Hangzhou Grand Cana, which is the world's oldest and longest canal.

Day 4 Suzhou – Tongli (30 km)

In the morning, visit the Master of Nets Garden, the smallest and most proportional of all the beautiful gardens in Suzhou. Suzhou Gardens is reputed as the symbol of Chinese garden culture and listed on the world heritage sites. Afterwards, proceed to Tongli, which is an age-old but well preserved water town with a history of more than 1,000 years. Tongli is on the eastern shore of Taihu Lake, 18 km from Suzhou.

Day 5 Tongli - Nanxun - Hangzhou (150 km)

Set off to Hangzhou in the morning. Visit the Nanxun Ancient Town en route. Known as the ‘silk market’, the town is a charming tourist destination. A large number of ancient houses, gardens and other ancient buildings are well preserved.

Day 6 Hangzhou

Enjoy your stay in Hangzhou today. The West Lake (UNESCO) is famous for its natural beauty and historic relics and it has influenced numerous painters, poets, and garden designers throughout Chinese history. You will take a short cruise on the picturesque West Lake.

Day 7 Hangzhou - Huangshan (220 km)

Today, drive to Huangshan. Upon arrival, pay a visit to the Tunxi Ancient Street and the Tangyue Memorial Archway. The Tunxi Old Street has many featured shops and good restaurants, and makes it one of the favorite tourist spots. As a complex of seven arches, the Tangyue Memorial Archway is a famous representative of archway architecture of Ming and Qing Dynasty. It is the biggest existing and best-preserved complex of arches in Anhui Province.

Day 8 Huangshan

Enjoy a full day to discover the beautiful scenery of Mount Huangshan. Listed as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, Mount Huangshan is reputed for its strangely-shaped pines, unusual stones, cloud sea, and hot springs. It’s said that you won’t want to visit any other mountains after seeing Mount Huangshan as it’s so magnificent.

Day 9 Huangshan – Jingdezhen (200 km)

Leave for Jingdezhen, which is known as the "Porcelain Capital” because it has been producing  pottery for 1,700 years. The city has a well-documented history that stretches back over 2,000 years. Guo Moruo, a famous historian and scholar of China once said: “China is well known in the world for its porcelain, and Jingdezhen is the most well-known centre, with the highest quality porcelain in China”. Enjoy your day in Jingdezhen.

Day 10 Jingdezhen – Wuyuan (140 km)

Drive to Wuyuan and appreciate beautiful views along the road. Wuyuan is said to be the most beautiful countryside of China. It is home to some of the best-preserved ancient architecture in China.

Day 11 Wuyuan

Today, enjoy your stay in Wuyuan and appreciate the picturesque landscapes.

Day 12 Wuyuan - Qiandao Lake (190 km)

In the morning, take a visit to Jiangwan, which is beautiful ancient village with a history of 1000 years. Then, enjoy the picturesque landscapes along the route to Qiandao Lake.

Day 13 Qiandao Lake

Spend the whole day in Qiandao Lake, which is an artificial lake formed by damming the river. There are 1,078 islands scattering around the lake, hence the name of Qiandao means thousand island lakes. Sailing on the lake by a boat, tourists can enjoy fishing and get relaxed.

Day 14 Qiandao Lake - Yiwu - Fenghua (320 km)

Set off to Yiwu, the world known market. In a report issued by United Nations and World Bank in 2005, Yiwu is reputed as the biggest small commodity trade and vibrant market in the world. Then, drive to Fenghua, which is most famous for being the hometown of Generalissimo and President Chiang Kai-shek. Geographically, it is dominated by the Tiantai and Siming mountain ranges.

Day 15 Fenghua - Ningbo - Shanghai (250 km)

Today, have a visit to Xikou, where Chiang Kai-shek once lived. Chiang Kai-shek was a Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China between 1928 and 1975. Later, drive to Shanghai and return the campers at the hotel.

Day 16 Shanghai departure

Today, transfer to the airport for your departure.

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