3 Days Exploration Tour to the Hometown of Chairman Mao

Tour Code: CTCS02

Tour Duration: 3 Days

Tour overview:

Tour Summary

Day by Day Itinerary



Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1

Arrive in Changsha, be met and transferred to hotel.

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Sheraton Changsha Hotel Furama Hotel Friendship Hotel Changsha
Day 2

Drive to Shaoshan. Visit Water-dripping Cave / Di Shui Cave , Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong and Former Residence of Mao Zedong .

Hotel: First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
  Gangyue hotel Shaoshan Desheng hotel Shaoshan hotel
Day 3

Visit Yuelu Hill Park / Yuelu Acadamy , Hunan Provincial Museum , and then be transferred to airport for your flight departure.



1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.

2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.

3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Includes

A. 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 Excludes

A. 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)

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 / Departure (B, L)

Changsha / Departure (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Yuelu academy, Hunan Provincial Museum

In the last 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 you will be taken to the airport for your flight departure.

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