Your friendly guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in the morning and make your way to Zhuijajjao, the grass-roots hometown of Shanghai. Enjoy a private lunch at a local farmer's home in the countryside before seeing the sights. Before the meal, you will be ushered around the cottage to be familiarized with its serene and natural ambience, composed of a creek, a swamp, some livestock and fields of various seasonal vegetables. Make yourself at home and join the hospitable host and hostess in picking vegetables, cooking and making dumplings.
After lunch, head to the wet market, where you will see hundreds of stalls in a large trading hall, selling fresh foods. Foods include items such as spices, noodles, rice, and seafood. Next, take a 15-minute gondola ride in the water town, taking pictures of the town as you go. Once your cruise is over, head to the market to do some souvenir shopping. Then, move on to Hexin Garden and tour the Hexin Pavilion. Admire the antiques and architecture of the 200-year old structure before re-boarding the vehicle and heading back to Shanghai