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2 Day Hangzhou and Qiandaohu Thousand Island Lake Tour

“Are you coming from Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, Huangshan or other neighboring city and want to have both Hangzhou and Qiandao Lake visited in less than 2 days? If yes, this tailor made Hangzhou city and Qiandao Lake tour can be a great fit!"

- Roy Jia, Manager of the Inbound Travel Department

Main Content List:
  1. Day 1: Hangzhou City Tour
  2. Day 2: Qiandao Lake Boat Tour
  3. Food and Accommodation
  4. Service Includes and Exlcudes
  5. More Tour Packages

☞ Day 1: Half Day Tour in Hangzhou

In the morning, tour guide meet and welcome you at the railway station or airport and then escort you to the private car to go directly to the West Lake, an iconic tourist attraction in Hangzhou.

Hangzhou West Lake
The West Lake of Hangzhou

The experienced tour guide will firstly accompany you to make a loop tour around the whole West Lake on the sightseeing bus to be able to see the West Lake's natural beautiful scenery through different viewpoints, then show you around the Feilai Peak (Peak Flown from Afar) and Lingyin Temple which is renown as the biggest and oldest temple in southeast China full of the Buddha culture, and lastly guide you to visit Hangzhou China National Tea Museum to learn and discover the profound Chinese tea history.

Hangzhou Lingyin Temple
Entrance of Hangzhou Lingyin Temple

In the late afternoon, we will take the private car and travel around 2 hours to get to Qiandaohu Lake or Thousand Island Lake in Chun'an County. Tour guide will help you to check into the hotel before saying good night.

☞ Day 2: Qiandao Lake Boat Tour

In the early morning, tour guide and driver are waiting you in the hotel lobby. After checking out of the hotel, we will drive to Qiandao Lake Central Lake Area. There, you will admire the real beauty of Qiandao Lake by having a fabulous lake cruise.

Qiandao Lake
A Bird's Eye View of Hangzhou Qiandao Lake

Qiandao Lake was created in 1959 in building the hydroelectric station on Xin'an River. As the largest artificial lake in china, it has an area of 580 square kilometers with the water storage capacity of 17.8 cubic kilometers. Locals have made great sacrifices in making such a huge dam as two ancient cities including the Lion city and the He city as well as innumerable ancient villages were submerged in water. Since diving is not permitted here, travelers have no chance to see the lost underwater city of Shicheng (Chinese name of the Lion city) at all. But this can't prevent Qiandao Lake to be one of the top 10 vacation destinations in Zhejiang province with more and more tourists from Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and etc coming to Qiandao Lake to relax themselves and spend their holidays.

Hangzhou Qiandao Lake
The Maple Tree Scenery of Qiandao Lake in the Late Fall

Qiandao Lake is dotted with 1,078 green islands large and small. These islands are actually the tops of mountains submerged in the lake. Best way to tour Qiandao Lake is by boat as the stunning views of the lake are actually hidden in its crystal clear water. The narrow and wide water surfaces, the low and high tides, it makes you even doubt if there is a path out when the boat is passing through countless endless islands. Intended tourists please try your best to explore the lake on the sunny day when Qiandao Lake is in its best view. Best time of year for traveling to Qiandao Lake is in April, May, September, October and November.

Hangzhou Qiandao Lake
Sun Jian, a famous Chinese Actor is Spending Holiday in Qiandao Lake

It has three boats at 8:00 am, 9:00 am and 10:00 am respectively in the morning. We will try to take the first one to be able to return earlier. The boat would take us to three main islands including Moonlight Island, Happy Fishing (Yule) Island and Plum Peak (Meifeng) Island where you can join in fun activities, shopping and eating, tours and sightseeing and etc. Plum Peak Island has the highest altitude where tourists can have a bird's eye view of the whole lake which makes it especially popular with photographers.

Rafting on Qiandao Lake
Rafting on Qiandao Lake

The cruise trip can take up to 6 hours and we will then drive back to Qiandao Lake Railway Station or Hangzhou so that you can catch the train or flight to return.

☞ Food and Accommodation

It's said that only in Qiandao Lake can you get the real taste of fish. Unless otherwise required, we don't arrange meals for guest even though we can recommend some very delicious local food as well as some best restaurants.
As for accommodation, guest will relax in the lakeview room in Kaiyuan Resort Qiandao Lake, a local hotel of 5 star standard.

Kaiyuan Resort Qiandao Lake
New Century Resort Qiandao Lake

✍ Services Included

✔ Private car with driver throughout the journey
✔ Private English-speaking guide
✔ Entrance fees listed in the itinerary, sightseeing bus ticket, boat ticket
✔ Five star hotel with breakfast
✔ Service Charge & Government Taxes.

✘ Services Excluded

✖ Personal expenditure for food, shopping, communications, entertainment activities and sightseeings that are not included in the tour itinerary.
✖ Our tour package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase your travel insurance in advance through some other channel.
✖ Tips to the tour guide and driver

💰 Price Quotation

Please contact us to get the quotation as it differs with traveler number, time to visit and etc. To bring you best travel experience, We offer small group tour that is 2 pax minimum to 8 pax maximum.

Qiandao Lake Fish Head Recipe
The Fish Head Recipe Is a Very Famous Local Food in Qiandao Lake

📧 Other Tour Packages You May Have Interest

We actually offer various Hangzhou tours such as Hangzhou City One Day Tour, Hangzhou Night Foodie Tour, Authentic Hangzhou Cuisine Cooking Experience Tour, Half Day Hangzhou Tea Cultural Tour, Hangzhou Fan Making Factory Tour, Half Day Jinghang Grand Canal Tour and many more. We also offer tailor made tours according to your specifications. Please send enquiry to service@chinatrainguide.com or leave message in the comment box below to contact us.

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