7 Days Hunan Discovery Tour
Tour Code: CTCS03
Tour Duration: 7 Days
- Tour overview:
- This in-depth Hunan tour will bring you to mainly see Chairman Mao’s hometown, Fenghuang Ancient Town and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, to enjoy both the profound cultures and beautiful world geo-park in Hunan province.
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Day by Day Itinerary
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
Arrive in Changsha, be met and transferred to hotel.
Day tour in Changsha, visit the Yuelu Hill Park / Yuelu Acadamy , Hunan Provincial Museum .
Drive to Shaoshan, visit the Water-dripping Cave / Di Shui Cave , Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong , Former Residence of Mao Zedong .
Be transferred to train station and take bullet train to Huaihua, be met at Huaihua and driven to Fenghuang, visit the Fenghuang Ancient Town .
Drive to Wulingyuan in Zhangjiajie, visit Jinbian Brook Scenic Area , Huangshizhai / Huangshi Village .
Visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Area , The Tianzi Mountain . Drive to downtown Zhangjiajie.
Visit Tianmen Mountains and Tianmen Cave. 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 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.
Arrive in Changsha
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel. The rest of the day will be yours to relax and wander around the city.
Changsha (B, L)
Sightseeing: Yuelu Academy, Hunan Provincial Museum
We will first have a visit to the Yuelu Academy. It was the most important of all the four academies of the Song Dynasty 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 Dynasty 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.
Changsha / Shaoshan (B, L)
Transfer via: private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Water-dripping Cave, Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong and Former Residence of Mao Zedong
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 3km 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 (1966-1976), 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 Former Residence of Mao Zedong. The Memorial Hall exhibits there include 100 pieces of Mao Zedong's manuscripts and 72 items of Mao's personal belongings. The Former Residence is a very common farmhouse built with mud bricks and tiles, exhibiting Mao Zedong's family photos, 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.
Shaoshan / Huaihua / Fenghuang (B)
Transfer via: bullet train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Fenghuang Ancient Town
Check out the hotel, you will be transferred to the train station and take bullet train to Huaihua, upon arrival you will be met at Huaihua and then be driven to Fenghuang. Visit 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.
Fenghuang / Zhangjiajie (B, L)
Transfer via: private vehicle on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Huangshi Village, Jinbian Brook Scenic Area
This morning you will be driven to Wulingyuan in Zhangjiajie. You will visit 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, Huangshi Village (Huangshizhai) is the largest viewing terrace of Zhangjiajie National Park. Photograph the beautiful landscape. Then explore Jinbian Brook, along which we stroll with chirping birds and singing cicadas.
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 we head for the Tianzi Mountain and this afternoon is for leisurely exploration around the peak, take photo shots.
After the tour you will be driven to downtown Zhangjiajie.
Zhangjiajie / Departure (B)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Tianmen Mountains, Tianmen Cave
Further explore Zhangjiajie by visiting the Tianmen Mountains. Authorized as a national forest park in 1992, Tianmen Mountains is also known as Heaven Gate Mountains due to the unique natural miracle Tianmen Cave on the mountain, many Chinese believe that the Tianmen Mountain is the “Closest Earth Landmark to God”.
Today you will also visit the Tianmen Cave. Looks like the junction of man's world and the heavens, Tianmen Cave is the highest altitude natural cave in the world. With some 1260 meters elevation, it is on the precipices and has a height of 131.5 meters and a width of 50 meters or so. Visitors need to walk up 999 steps to reach the cave.
After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight departure.
I hope this letter finds you well. We finally arrived home from our trip last Thursday the 17th. As promised I am writing to you about our experience in China and we thank you very much for your organizing. On the whole we had a wonderful time and were very well looked after by both guides and drivers we would especially like to thank Linda and Cynthia which we would highly recommend. They both gave really excellent service in every way including punctuality, information and restaurants that were chosen for lunches, the food was delicious. The cruise on the Huangpu River was cancelled because of bad weather which couldn't be helped so the guide offered us an Acrobatic Show which we enjoyed very much. We had a lovely time on day 3 to Tongli water town. Our stay in China was wonderful. Best regards, Kathleen Pam
- Booking Code:VOC-20190905-S
- Tour Starting Date:Thursday, 5 September 2019
- Client's information:Kathleen & Pam, Australia
Dear Molly, Hope you have been well. We will be returning to Singapore in a couple of hours. Would like to commend on the tour guides, drivers and accommodation that VOC has arranged for us. The guides and drivers are very professional,very helpful, thoughtful, caring and experienced. They practised good ethics as well. We definitely have a wonderful touring experience and I will definitely recommend your company to my friends. Regards, Mrs Wee
- Booking Code:VOC-20190605-M
- Tour Starting Date:Wednesday, 5 June 2019
- Client's information:Chew Huay Huay, Singapore
Hi Sandy, 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. Best regards, Brod
- Booking Code:VOC-20190528-S
- Tour Starting Date:Tuesday, 28 May 2019
- Client's information:Brod, Australia
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. Best, Jayne
- Booking Code:VOC-20190517-S
- Tour Starting Date:Friday, 17 May 2019
- Client's information:Jayne Ellen Wilgus, USA
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- Booking Code:VOC-20190428-M
- Tour Starting Date:Sunday, 28 April 2019
- Client's information:Arnold Demeyere, Belgium
Hi Molly, 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. Best wishes, Brandon
- Booking Code:VOC-20190426-M(A)
- Tour Starting Date:Friday, 26 April 2019
- Client's information:Brandon Michael Driggs,USA
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