7 Days Hunan Discovery Tour
Tour Code: CTCS03
Tour Duration: 7 Days
Attractions: Fenghuang Ancient Town, Southern Great Wall, Former Residence of Mao Zedong, Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong, Yuelu Hill Park / Yuelu Acadamy, Hunan Provincial Museum, The Tianzi Mountain, Water-dripping Cave / Di Shui Cave, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Huangshizhai / Huangshi Village, Jinbian Brook Scenic Area
- Tour Summary
- Day by Day Itinerary
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
Arrive in Changsha, be met and transferred to hotel.
Drive to Shaoshan. Visit Water-dripping Cave / Di Shui Cave , Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong , Former Residence of Mao Zedong .
Visit Yuelu Hill Park / Yuelu Acadamy , Hunan Provincial Museum , then drive to Zhangjiajie.
Visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Area , The Tianzi Mountain .
Visit Huangshizhai / Huangshi Village , Jinbian Brook Scenic Area .
Morning drive to Fenghuang. Visit the Southern Great Wall .
|Day 7||Fenghuang/Zhangjiajie||Today we will have leisurely tour in the Fenghuang Ancient Town . Afternoon you will be transferred to Zhangjiajie airport for your flight leave. Details...||B, L|
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Price IncludeA. Entrance fees：To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price ExcludeA. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Day 1 Arrive in Changsha
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Upon your arrival, your local guide will pick up at the airport and drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day will be yours to relax and wander around the city.
Day 2 Changsha / Shaoshan / Changsha (B, L)
Transfer via: Private Vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Water-dripping Cave, Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong and Mao Zedong's former house
After breakfast, we will drive to Shaoshan, the hometown of Chairman Mao.
First we will have a visit to Dishuidong Cave (Water-dripping Cave), About 3 km northwest of the village, it is a very popular destination, possibly because of the fact that former leader-Mao spent 11 days here in the early days of the Cultural Revolution Years (1966-76), contemplating the unknown. Combining the spirit of nature and civilization of man, this scenic spot attracts tourists from home and abroad.
Visit the Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong and Mao Zedong's former house. The Memorial Hall exhibits there include 100 pieces of Mao Zedong's manuscripts and 72 items of Mao's personal belongings. The former house is a very common farmhouse built with mud bricks and tiles, exhibiting Mao Zedong's family photo, daily household utensils, various dead stocks and photos and materials displaying Mao Zedong's engagement in the revolutionary activities, and the shoulder poles, pails and hoes used by Mao Zedong during his boyhood. The furnishings in the rooms are all collocated in accord with the original appearance as Mao Zedong lived here.
Later afternoon, you will be transferred back to Changsha.
Day 3 Changsha / Zhangjiajie (B, L)
Transfer via:private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Yuelu academy, Hunan Provincial Museum
In the third day of the trip, you will visit the hidden culture, charm and history of Hunan in Changsha.
We will first have a visit to the Yuelu Academy. It was the most important of all the four academies of the Song as well as China's earliest government-funded institution of higher learning. The buildings extant on the premises are mostly a Qing legacy. Since the Song many famous scholars had lectured and studied in this academy.
Then we continue visit Hunan Provincial Museum. First built in 1951, the museum was opened to the public in July 1974. It has gathered together most curios unearthed in Hunan Province, unfolding the cultural development of Hunan Province throughout thousands of years.
After the tours, we will drive to Zhangjiajie.
Day 4 Zhangjiajie (B, L)
Sightseeing: Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain
In the morning we take a gentle hike through the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Located at the north of the park, Yuanjiajie is a mesa that overlooks a deep valley and a chain of mountain peaks. Later in the morning we transfer to the Tianzi Mountain and have fun enjoying lunch at the peak. The time after lunch is for leisurely exploration around the peak, take photo shots.
Day 5 Zhangjiajie (B, L)
Sightseeing: Huangshizhai, Jinbian Brook Scenic Areas
After breakfast we walk into the national park and hike through the beautiful scenic spots like the South Heavenly Gate and the Star-gazing Platform. Located in the west of the park, at 1,200 meters above sea level, Huangshizhai is the park's largest viewing terrace. Photograph the beautiful landscape. Explore Jinbian Brook in the afternoon, along which we stroll with chirping birds and singing cicadas.
Day 6 Zhangjiajie / Fenghuang
Transfer via: Private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Southern Great Wall
This morning we will drive to Fenghuang, enjoying the beautiful landscape en route. After lunch we depart to visit the Southern Great Wall. Built during the Ming dynasty (1622 AD) with a length of 382km, it was a major ancient project that served as a wall defending against Miao tribe uprisings. It also had the effect of cutting off the exchange of trade and culture between the Han nationality and Miao tribe.
Day 7 Fenghuang / Zhangjiajie / Departure
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Fenghuang Ancient Town
Today we will have a leisurely tour in the Fenghuang Ancient Town, tasting its air of mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity. The bridges over the water and unique houses built on stilts displaying a harmony that is so often portrayed in traditional Chinese paintings.
Drive to Zhangjiajie airport in the late afternoon, take flight leave.
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Booking Code: VOC-20190605-M Tour Starting Date: Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Client's information: Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Hope you have been well.
We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours.
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We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends.
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Booking Code: VOC-20190528-S Tour Starting Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Client's information: Brod, Australia
Thank you for a great first tour together. I appreciate that it was a big commitment for you to be away from your office & family for such a long time. I know you would have missed your young son a lot. I am also very grateful for your huge personal effort that you put into the detailed planning.
The local guides were all great - Sally, Amanda & Benny. Regarding the itinerary, I think we have an excellent itinerary for the beginning and the end, but the middle of the tour needs to be changed.
Thank you again for all your excellent work. I look forward to visiting you in your home town for our first Tibet tour in August 2020. Jo & I might travel up one day ahead of the group to meet you and have dinner with you.
Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was v... Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20190517-S Tour Starting Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Client's information: Jayne Ellen Wilgus, USA
Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was very accommodating and helped us see as much as possible in the two remaining days.
We enjoyed our guides, the food, and the hotels.
Thank you for all of your help in putting together this trip.
Dear friends of visitourchina, We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter. For us, it would be the fi... Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20190428-M Tour Starting Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Client's information: Arnold Demeyere, Belgium
“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.
Dear friends of visitourchina,
We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter.
For us, it would be the first visit to China and we needed some support to organise this as I wanted to organise it all by myself (hotel, plane, visa, …). But as I was organising everything I felt the need of some extra support and help from people of China (for instance English talking guide, English talking organiser in China to take us around in a personal tour).
“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. And they “give” us Molly Mo as contact person. It was a winning number from the lottery !
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It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.
So, we came back from Nanning after a too short stay with very positive feelings, hoping once more to visit China again.
We’re very grateful to Molly in the first place. She is the ideal person to represent Visitourchina. She take care of my many, many questions with a great heart, she had many patience with us and she never disappointed us, her answers give us the extra love for China and it’s people. Visitourchina must be happy with her.
It's a pity we couldn’t see her to transform our personal gratitude to her. Many, many, many thanks !
I hope this is not my least mail to you, I would miss our contacts,
Arnold en Rattana Demeyere
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Booking Code: VOC-20190426-M(A) Tour Starting Date: Friday, 26 April 2019
Client's information: Brandon Michael Driggs,USA
The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.
The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes.
We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.
Hi Stella, I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter (Hope i didn't get his name wrong) . The trip was fun and informative... Read more »
Booking Code: VOC-20190425-Y(A) Tour Starting Date: Thursday, 25 April 2019
Client's information: Serene Zhou,Philippines
I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter. The trip was fun and informative.
I must extend our thanks to you and the Tour Guide for this trip Peter (Hope i didn't get his name wrong) .
The trip was fun and informative. Peter is extremely caring and helpful to all the guests who participated in this group trip to Mutianyu great wall & Ming Tombs tour. He made sure nobody was left out of left behind. He is very polite and attentive to our needs.
Peter also made sure we are safe, he was concerned about the distance if the guests could find their hotel or find their way back to their hotel. I must thank Peter for insisting to drop us near our hotel where we CAN see our hotel building at least.
I hope you can let Peter know that he's an awesome guide and the Americans and the rest of us had so much fun.
Serene Zhou & Ernest
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