green wonderland swallowed, hiking on island, enjoy suntan at beach, party with bonfire, seafood for dinner
Let’s go to Gouqi Island located at Zhoushan of Zhejiang province, explore the beauty of China's seaside ghost town: Stunning images show how an abandoned fishing village became a green wonderland swallowed up by mother nature. Besides, we will have a chance for hiking on island, enjoy suntan at beach,party with bonfire and seafood for dinner.
Destination: Gouqi Island, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province (浙江省嵊泗枸杞岛)
Date: Fri. 13th - Sun. 15th Sep 2019 (Mid-Autumn Festival 2 nights 3 days)
Number of Travelers: maximum around 40 people of various nationalities
Cost: 1890 RMB /p
Accommodation and Meals: 2 nights at a local inn with daily breakfast, Chinese group meals, western breakfast
Bus pick up 6am Fri. 13 Sep At Kunlun Hotel Jing An, Ext. 1 of Jing An Temple Metra station.
Please note that the organizer will book ferry tickets in advance, please offer your real full name and passport/ID number for registration, the bus will departure before 6:10am ON TIME of D1 to catch up the ferry, the deposit is not refundable if you get late and didn’t catch up the bus.
Spots are limited to around 40 pax maximum due to tight space of ferry tickets booking.
About Gouqi Island:
Gouqi Island is famous for its well-preserved fishing villages and cultures, the largest aquatic farm in China and the Mountain and Sea Wonders (山海奇观) rock that was believed to be left by General Hou Jigao of Ming Dynasty, who defended the south-eastern coast against the raids from wokou. Gouqi Island incorporates nearly 400 islands known as Shengsi Archipelago, which is purported to be the largest archipelago of China. Being part of the municipal area of Zhoushan city, the tourism and service industry of Gouqi Island has generated considerable economic values for this rural region. Due to the rapid advances of its diversifying industries, many fishing villages of Zhoushan have been abandoned today. Some of the best preserved villages are located in Gouqi Island.
People meet up at 6 a.m. and depart from Shanghai at 6:10 a.m. Please kindly note that we need to catch the ferry so be punctual!
We will arrive at Xiaoyangshan Dock after an hour’s coach ride.Take a ferry to 【GouqiIsland】 at 9a.m. Enjoy the refreshing breeze and the breath-taking coastal skyline.
After a 4-hour journey on the sea, you will have a picnic lunch prepared by yourselves. Our coach driver will pick you up to a local inn whererooms will be allocated.
In the afternoon,【The Mountain and Sea Wonders】willbe in the schedule. Along the coastal hiking route recommended by us, you will be guided to appreciate 【The Aquatic Farm】 and the beautiful sunset. In the evening, you will head back to the rural inn andenjoy delicious local dishes for dinner.
When darkness falls, the fun social party begins with flickering bonfire, alcohols, chit-chat, and cosy sea breeze. We promise you a memorable experience at this romantic starry night!
Breakfast: N Lunch:N Dinner: Y
Accommodation: guest house on island
Enjoy your free time in the morning, watch the glamorous sunriseor take a relaxing walk along the coast. A Chinese and western style buffetbreakfast will be ready for you at the inn. Travelers will visit 【Abandoned Fish Village】,which is a village called Houtou Bay abandoned by the residents due to the inconvenience of transportation. The deserted village is now totallyen compassed by flourishing vines. You will feel peaceful and detached in that this fairyland has remained intact.
Heading back, travelers may taste some local snacks or have a brief lunch at the café nearby.
We will also lead you to 【The King Beach】, the largest beach on Gouqi Island, where you can either swim or play other watersports.
In evening, the bonfire party will be offered after dinner!
Breakfast: Y Lunch:N Dinner: Y
Accommodation: guest house on island
Enjoy your free time in the morning, watch the glamorous sunrise, after breakfast take a relaxing walk along the coast, or go hiking at East Cliff with exgtra 100rmb/person with entrance ticket and transportation fee. Afterlunch we will head to pier after lunch at 13:00 and take ferry back toXiaoyangshan harbor.
Our bus driver will take you back to the downtown Shanghaiaround 7pm
Breakfast: Y Lunch:Y Dinner: N
Trip Cost 1890rmb/person :
The travel package includes:
1/ Accommodation with local guset house on island
2/ Tickets of the aforementioned tourist sites, and a one-offentry ticket of the beach.
3/ 2 Breakfasts + 3 lunch&dinner, western breakfast andparty alcohole &snacks
4/ Transportation: Tour bus from Shanghai to Xiaoyangshan Dock
5/ Ferry to Gouqi Island back and forth
6/ Local tourist guidance, travel insurance, mineral water
7/ Bilingual tourist service
The travel package excludes:
1/ Two Lunches and Personal expense
2/ One-off tickets to the beach: 25 RMB/p
3/ Single room supplement 500rmb/person
4/ Dongyajuebi East Cliff hiking with 100rmb/person if needed
5/ Other personal expense.
GouQi Island (枸杞岛) is an island in the East China Sea, just south-east of Shanghai and east of Hangzhou. The name "GouQi" derives from the plant which grows on it, GouQi (Goji; Wolfberry). The island has a number of small townsites around it, and little in the way of resorts or other major tourist developments. It is primarily a fishing island, and the mussel farms draw huge revenues for China (from Japan and South Korea). The tourism industry is based around DaWang Beach (a beach on the east of the island) -- although there is not much there besides some small 4-5 story hotels and a single street of seafood restaurants. The other attraction to GouQi are the abandoned fishing villages, which can be found around the island (with perhaps the most famous being in the north-east).
The guest house is located in the most developed area of Gouqi Island. Meanwhile, it is only a stone’s throw away from the King Beach, the largest and most beautiful beach of Gouqi Island. The rural inn is a satisfactory place to live in compared with other guesthouses on this island. It is furnished with LCD television, AC and a toilet. Free Wi-Fi is also available. As for meals, the enthusiastic and hospital A-yi with culinary proficiency will treat you with authentic local special dishes like extensive fresh seafood.
The rural inn is 5 mins’ walk away from the beach, 15 mins’ walk away from the Mountain and Sea Wonders.
To reach the Deserted Lush Green Villas, you need to take our chartered bus through a bridge to another island, which takes 40 mins.
The tickets to the beach are one time-off. Guest need to pay extra 25rmb for beach re-entry if needed.
To simplify the financial process and tour leaders work , we will take the full payment of short distance trips prior to departure from 2019, if you cancel the trip 7 days before thedeparture, full refund will be offered. And if you cancel less than 7days before departure day, we will keep 50% of the payment as bus/hotel/tour leaders compensation fee.
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Hi Ginger, the meeting point will be around Jing An temple area close to Jing An Temple Line 2/7, the specific address will be informed to you in 2 days before departure
Hi Ginger, this route is pets friendly,you can bring your dog