4 Days Exquisite Experiences in Shanghai

4 Days Exquisite
Experiences in Shanghai

An elation of how local cuisine and outstanding hospitality go hand in hand in Shanghai

WHY THIS TOUR?

Shanghai’s Nanxiang steamed stuffed buns are renowned in a metropolis where a multitude of culinary cultures are blended together. With a dough-wrapping so translucently thin it almost feels like you can touch the meat inside, these snacks provide a divine experience. This finger-sized food requires a special technique to eat: bite carefully, sip the soup and dip them in Zhenjiang vinegar. You may need to queue at highly-recommended venues such as Shanghai Guyiyuan or the Nanxiang Mantou restaurants but the wait is worth it just to sample Shanghai’s finest creation served in the heart of the steamed stuffed bun civilization.

Aman has clearly had a clear path in mind with bringing literally pieces of ancient history into the Shanghai region with the 2017 opening of Amanyangyun into one of the multi-cultural food hubs of China. With food choices of a local kind aplenty, we bring you the pinnacle of exquisite experiences deep into the heart of Shanghai’s food Valhalla.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Day 1 | 4 Days Exquisite Experiences in Shanghai

Day 1

Arrival Shanghai – Shanghai                                                                                         [-]

Guests will be warmly welcomed upon their arrival at Shanghai’s International Airport our own Asian Trails’ representative before guided to their air-conditioned vehicle. The comfortable ride from Hongqiao International Airport in Pudong to one of Aman’s sanctuary for the senses outside one of China’s largest metropolis will take approximately 40 minutes (approximately 20 kilometres, depending on traffic)

A new world has opened up outside Shanghai where the hustle and bustle of this frantic metropolis is left behind on arrival at the tranquil oasis of Amanyangyun. The residences are stunningly crafted remnants of the once mighty Ming and Qing dynasties and have been erected in a forest and lake setting on the city’s outskirts. The resort offers a serene atmosphere, intertwined with modern amenities including a spa and pool. Saved from destruction, the dwellings were reassembled, brick by ancient brick to create peaceful, refined spaces that have been finished with relaxing traditional interiors of wood, stone and bamboo.

Private check-in procedures from the Amanyangyun team is followed by an afternoon completely at leisure. Depending on your guests’ arrival flight, an oasis of peace flows through the whole resort, amplified by the spacious suites and knowing that guests are cared for from the moment of arrival until their last night in China.

Accommodation is offered at one of the sanctuary’s suites

Day 2 | 4 Days Exquisite Experiences in Shanghai

Day 2

Shanghai                                                                                                                                [B, D]

As morning traffic moves at a slow pace, far away from the smell of camphor forest, your slow-paced day arrives with that feeling of total seclusion and ample moments where your mind will drift away. The team assigned to welcome you at the daily ritual of serving breakfast is one that embodies what Amanyangyun stands for – a relaxing pace with quality assured. All this leads to a day where exquisite experiences will introduce a new meaning of culinary exploration.

From a small seaside fishing village to becoming China’s largest city, Shanghai has turned into the undisputed financial capital of the country. More than 20 million Chinese consider Shanghai their home, and this exciting, multicultural metropolis blends the modern and the traditional without any effort. Split into two parts by the meandering Yangtze River the city has maintained its importance in China for those seeking a slightly more cosmopolitan destination to explore. Temples still play an integral part for its citizens, often overshadowed by modern architecture and skyscrapers as far as the eye can see. Fast-paced, Shanghai still has some secrets that one simply cannot ignore.

There is hardly any better sojourn opportunity within the vicinity of Shanghai’s hustle and bustle. Officially opened in 2018, Aman’s philosophy of delivering space and privacy at the most captivating regions in the world has also found its way into the design of Amanyangyun. Cherishing this concept from the beginning until the end will be at your disposal the entire day before our exquisite experience in China’s largest metropolis becomes a reality.

It is recommendable to enjoy a light lunch, in avoiding not thoroughly enjoying local delicacies with all your senses.

To get the true taste of culinary authenticity, one has to venture away from the distinctive comfort of Amanyangyun’ peaceful surroundings. It is the excitement of diving deep into a food culture that brings friends together, binds the country in all wind directions, and gives visitors the introduction of what one may need when it comes to deliciousness on a local level. Your English speaking guide warmly welcomes you at the entrance of Amanyangyun as he/she slowly guides you through the thriving paradise for connoisseurs of distinction. A walking tour of around 4 hours meanders through Shanghai’s most ‘delectable’ quarters where you will be seated among the friendly locals, showing what the exact meaning of Chinese family-style food entails. Accompanied by your guide, you will enter four local eateries and taste no less than 12 authentic local dishes, eaten primarily by hand, all washed away at the end of the evening with a cold beer. And where else that ending this food festivity at a local pub where one hardly sees meets or mingles with foreign visitors and residents. The evening ends with a comfortable transfer back to your pristine sanctuary outside the city borders, where your bed is made up with plenty of exquisite experiences in your travel bag.

Overnight at your booked suite at the Amanyangyun

Day 3 | 4 Days Exquisite Experiences in Shanghai

Day 3

Shanghai                                                                                                                                [B]

Birds chirping, the sound of silence and the odour of breakfast floats through the air as you and your travel companion enjoy the delicacies from the team of Amanyangyun. Deeply engulfed in the art of serving you a collection of western and Chinese delicacies, mornings at this Shanghai retreat for the senses are something truly mesmerising.

The day is all yours – whether you prefer to enter the realm of what Amanyangyun has to offer for pure relaxation after a day out and about seeking out the culinary secrets of Shanghai’s thriving street food scene. Or perhaps your desire for further exploration draws you back to the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Optional tour options are at your disposal and cater to the needs of even the most discerned explorer.

Guests who are eager to stay among history are gladly guided through the guest experience team of Amanyangyun through a plethora of activities and wellness packages. Aside from having no less than five food and beverage outlets, ranging from its signature ‘Avra’ Italian dining experience to bringing the taste of authentic Chinese to the table in the form of ‘Lazhu’, inner wellness via culinary degustation may not be sufficient.

Redefining rejuvenation and relaxation Amanyangyun’ s courtyard offers ample opportunities to also work in alignment with the needs for seeking a moment of serenity through its presented leisure facilities. Its Spa is designed to bring balance to its guests, aligned with using ancient traditions and means to respect the healing power of China’s vast knowledge to nurture the inner soul.
Whatever you choose the feeling of time flies and time standing still, emphasizes the feeling of an exemplary sanctuary of the distinctive service levels of Aman and the amazing journey through the culinary delights with us.

Your final day at Amanyangyun, after perhaps a celebratory drink at the resort’s bar or deep into the heart of Shanghai’s 24/7 vibe marks the last night.

Day 4 | 4 Days Exquisite Experiences in Shanghai

Day 4

Shanghai – Shanghai Departure                                                                                   [B]

Matching breakfast with your scheduled departure time from Amanyangyun to our next destination will be something worth considering on the final day of this culinary package. Following the resort’s check-out times and conditions, the deluxe vehicle, accompanied by an Asian Trails representative, will be waiting for you at the resort to bring you in comfort back to Shanghai’s International Airport.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • Tours and transfers with licenced English-speaking guiding services / assistance. Other languages are on request and are subject to availability
  • Accommodation in sharing twin/double at mentioned accommodation as outlined in the itinerary
  • Transportation for tour and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle, unless otherwise stated
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the program
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • All meals as indicated in the program (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as other meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours/ visits, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement
  • Any domestic / international airline tickets, airport taxes, visa fees, specific camera / video fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general pick-up / drop-off regions (such as airports, out-of-town resorts, ports, harbours and accommodation in surrounding towns)
  • Any accommodation expenses of a personal nature. This includes (compulsory festive) meals and drinks, mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • International travel and medical insurance coverage for customers.

GOOD TO KNOW

  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this tour; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant
  • This food-themed tour along local restaurants and food stalls may not be suitable for customers who are vegetarians or have specific food allergies
  • Guests traveling over and during local holidays may experience longer waiting times than normal, may see certain sites being closed down, and this program may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the tour in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests
  • Tours and excursions often include obstacles of various kinds that may not make this excursion suitable for wheelchair users or guests with limited mobility
  • The protection of the country’s flora, fauna and its historical and cultural treasures is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • Guests traveling over and during local holidays may experience longer waiting times than normal, may see certain sites being closed down, and this program may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us. Even when it is cloudy, the sun still has an immense power
  • All mentioned times, durations and stops are based on approximations and may change due to unforeseen circumstances, weather and traffic conditions beyond our control

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