Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou Tours

Hangzhou is rich in cultural and historical sites. There are a large number of natural and cultural landscape relics, representative of which are West Lake, Liangzhu Archeological Ruins, Silk factories, Tea Plantations, and many stories and legends handed down. It is known as "Paradise on Earth", a reputation earned by its beautiful scenery around West Lake and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.

Hangzhou has benefited from the convenience of the Beijing-Hangzhou canal and treaty ports, as well as its developed silk and grain industries, and was an important commercial distribution center in history. And now the Internet economy has become a new economic growth point in Hangzhou with Alibaba and other high-tech enterprises. We have some sample tours to Hangzhou for your reference. You can also click here to make your own Hangzhou trip.

Half Day Tour of Grand Canal World Culture Heritage

Half Day Tour of Grand Canal World Culture Heritage The Grand Canal

Half Day Tour in Hangzhou

The famous Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is the longest and one of the earliest man-made canals in the world. Together with the Great Wall and the ‘karez’ irrigation system, it has been called one of the three great projects of ancient China and has remained functional till now.

CET Advantages:

  • Learn about Chinese handcrafts
  • Draw a picture on an umbrella
  • Get to know about the historical development of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal
  • Tour along the Grand Canal by boat

Half Day Tour of Southern Song Dynasty Culture

Half Day Tour of Southern Song Dynasty Culture Southern Song Dynasty Culture

Private Half Day Tour in Hangzhou

Hangzhou was the capital city of Southern Song Dynasty for 138 years after the emperor was forced by the enemy to abandon the northern capital. He then went all the way to the south and founded the capital in Hangzhou. That made a perfect combination of southern and northern culture there.

CET Advantages:

  • Get to know about Chinese ceramics culture
  • Walk around the ancient street of Hangzhou
  • Appreciate a panoramic view of the lake and mountains
  • Enjoy a traditional Chinese music instrumental performance

City Tour of Paradise on Earth

City Tour of Paradise on Earth Culture and Landscape

2-Day Hangzhou City and Tea Culture Tour

With a history of more than 2,200 years, Hangzhou boasts numerous cultural relics. You can learn about Buddhism by visiting LingYin Temple, which was built in 326 and survived the ups and downs of Buddhism. Flying Peak is in front of it, with grotto art in southern China. On the second day, you will go to Meijiawu Tea Fields, which is one of the main tea producing areas of West Lake Dragonwell. Also you will not miss the famous West Lake before departure.

CET Advantages:

  • Admire the ancient religious buildings and architecture in Lingyin Temple
  • Appreciate more than 470 Buddhist grottoes on Flying Peak
  • See traditional Chinese workmanship and intangible cultural heritage
  • Draw a picture on an umbrella
  • Taste local tea at a farmer's home
  • Cruise on the West Lake and visit its island – Three Pools Mirroring the Moon

Water Town and City Tour in Hangzhou

Water Town and City Tour in Hangzhou City Tour and Water Town Combo

3-Day Private Tour in City and to Nanxun Water Town

Hangzhou is an ancient city with a history and culture of more than 2,200 years. You will visit the popular attractions, such as LingYin Temple, Flying Peak, Meijiawu Tea Fields and West Lake. Compared with other famous water towns, Nanxun is less touristy and has kept its original look.

CET Advantages:

  • Learn about Buddhism in Lingyin Temple
  • Marvel at more than 470 Buddhist grottoes on Flying Peak
  • Get to know about Chinese workmanship and intangible cultural heritage
  • See the wedding show in Nanxun Ancient Town
  • Taste fresh tea in Meijiawu Tea Fields
  • Cruise on the West Lake to its island

A Two-Day Trip to Mount Putuo from Hangzhou or Shanghai

A Two-Day Trip to Mount Putuo from Hangzhou or Shanghai The Ashram of Avalokitesvara

Mount Putuo: Buddhist Pilgrimage

Mount Putuo is one of the famous Buddhist mountains. There is also a legendary saying that it is an ashram for Avalokitesvara to educate all living beings. During these two days, you will be totally immersed in Buddhist culture and the beautiful natural landscape.

CET Advantages:

  • Away from the cities and enjoy your quiet moment on this island
  • Listen to the historical allusions that happened on this mountain
  • At Mount Putuo south, admire a Buddhist goddess Guanyin Statue that is 33 meters tall
  • Explore the oldest Buddhist art on Mount Putuo
  • Make a wish at the temples