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Having Local Breakfast on Clear Calm West Lake

Hangzhou Shi, China

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Experience hosted by Ningyi

2 hours
Includes food
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Early in the morning, we sit on a creaking paddle boat punted by the master from the water management office, crossing the ancient bridge holes to enjoy the tranquil west lake. Between the mountains, the water vapor rises from the lake, the ancient pagoda and Cheng-huang tempo stand out from the lake, which may be something you have never seen before. It has the artistic conception of classical Chinese aesthetics. Here and now, you may really be the master of lake & mountain for a day, to feel the charm of Tang and Song dynasties.

From late autumn to early spring, swarms of black wild cormorants return from Siberia to take shelter from the cold. They plunge into the water to fish and dry their wings in the cold wind. Sometimes you will meet a mother duck and her ten children, or a family of egrets learning to hunt. They are living in a wild reeds deep in the west lake.

We will have local breakfast together on the boat,to boil this year's new tea in Hupao spring water, and share some traditional tea pastries. If you'd like to know more about Hangzhou, I will tell you the local way of life here .
Early in the morning, we sit on a creaking paddle boat punted by the master from the water management office, crossing the ancient bridge holes to enjoy the tranquil west lake. Between the mountains, the water vapor rises from the lake, the ancient pagoda and Cheng-huang tempo stand out from the lake, which may be something you have never seen before. It has the artistic conception of classical Chinese aesthetics. Here and now, you may really b…

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What's included

  • Food
From £28
/ person
Mon, 21 Dec
06:30 - 08:30
£28 per person
£28 per person
Fri, 1 Jan
06:30 - 08:30
£28 per person
£28 per person

Meet your host, Ningyi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 18 Reviews
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Hi, it's Claudia. I am a super host and community leader of Airbnb in Hangzhou. As a local who lives by the lake for 12 years, I believe those beautiful mornings on the lake shall never be missed . For the past 6 years, I travelled around the world to explore different cultures of cuisines . For this experience, I will bring you some local Hangzhounese breakfast, traditional tea and pastries . Let's share the morning on a small boat while everything around the lake is covered in light mist. That's the artistic conception of classical Chinese aesthetics. Wish you enjoy it .
Hi, it's Claudia. I am a super host and community leader of Airbnb in Hangzhou. As a local who lives by the lake for 12 years, I believe those beautiful mornings on the lake shall never be missed . For the past 6 years, I travelled around the world to explore different cultures of cuisines . For this experience, I will bring you some local Hangzhounese breakfast, traditional tea and pastries . Let's share the morning on a small boat while everything around the lake is covered in light mist. Th…
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Where you'll be

Starting from the shore of yanggongdi causeway, we will pass a grove of red trees, then go through the bridge hole in the middle of the Su causeway to Xiaoyingzhou, to get deeper into the lake.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

January 2020
清晨体验西湖是从未有过的体验!在湖上荡舟和在岸边观望完全不一样,可以静距离看到一些不一样的景象,特别安静。三潭印月上的鸬鹚可太有意思了😆荷花酥也很好吃!!!就是天气太冷啦,还是推荐天气暖和的时候体验比较好😂
Jung Eun
January 2020
It was an amazing experience to have breakfast on the boat surrounded by beautiful scenery. Ningyi is the best host. I am so grateful to have a lovely memory with her. She is a good communicator and a very caring person, I could feel she tried her best to help me to enjoy this experience fully. If you want to have a special experience in Hangzhou, I will definitely recommend this unique way of enjoying East Lake.
It was an amazing experience to have breakfast on the boat surrounded by beautiful scenery. Ningyi is the best host. I am so grateful to have a lovely memory with her. She is a goo…
远钧
January 2020
在烟雨绵绵的西湖,从业28年的掌船师傅载着我们四人从断桥洞口穿过,途径三潭映月、苏堤、白堤、杨公堤。在旅程过程中,我一度丧失对时间和空间的感知:远处悠扬的笛声夹杂着凛冽的寒风让我沉静下来,时不时路过的古色古香的建筑和它们独有的传说像西湖面荡漾的波浪将思绪的小船逐渐推入北宋时期,直到从俄罗斯飞来的鸬鹚扇动翅膀发出声响,才将我拉回现实。感谢Ningyi和同行的九回,尽管相处时间不长,但同行的短短2h足以让我感受到她们的真实洒脱,这次体验对于我来说也许只有一次,但足以刻骨铭心~ 十分推荐大家参加。
在烟雨绵绵的西湖,从业28年的掌船师傅载着我们四人从断桥洞口穿过,途径三潭映月、苏堤、白堤、杨公堤。在旅程过程中,我一度丧失对时间和空间的感知:远处悠扬的笛声夹杂着凛冽的寒风让我沉静下来,时不时路过的古色古香的建筑和它们独有的传说像西湖面荡漾的波浪将思绪的小船逐渐推入北宋时期,直到从俄罗斯飞来的鸬鹚扇动翅膀发出声响,才将我拉回现实。感谢Ningyi和同行的九…
Jie
January 2020
作为一个土生土长的杭州人从未有过在雾色茫茫的湖中央吃早餐的体验,厉害👍哈哈哈!虽然“早起毁一天”,但此中美好值得你“浪费”掉睡懒觉的时间,跟随宁轶的脚步去承包整片西湖。游船师傅很有喜感,热乎乎的糯米粉配乌龙茶慰藉了冬日寒风中的我们。推荐给每位来杭旅行的小伙伴们,也非常适合住在杭州的朋友们换个角度感受西湖。
金衡
January 2020
很难得的一次体验,很优秀的一个小姐姐,这次带爸妈出来旅游,本来爸妈对早上六点起床很大的抱怨,数次要求改时间。幸好,我们参与了这次活动,爸妈对这次体验的评价很好,刚还和我夸这个小姐姐,说他会有很光明的前途,是一个很优秀的人。另外小姐姐做的早餐特别好吃。最后祝小姐姐生活顺利❤
野生菠萝
January 2020
首先提醒下小伙伴们去码头的途中好好享受杨公堤那条路,起伏之大非常刺激。我们有幸碰上了一个雾锁西湖的清晨,一切都是朦朦胧胧的,像极了山水画。宁轶会指给我们看她喜欢的路,给我们解释一些建筑的由来。你会从她说的话感受得到她的善良及爱心。船夫也非常幽默。小伙伴们一定要参与一下呀!如果能在深冬时看到雪漫西湖那得多美呀。

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

comfortable shoes

warm coat . It is quite cold in mornings