The heart of China
As well as visiting some of China’s most cherished and spectacular cities and sights, with this unique tour you’ll get to know Hunan province- the heart of China. Hunan is only just being discovered by Chinese tourists, so you’ll be the envy of all you know back home in years to come when you can say you’ve been there.
A tour of real China wouldn’t be complete without having your breath taken away by its great outdoors, and that’s particularly true of a trip to Hunan. From the dramatic and other-worldly Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to the Tianmen Mountain, this awe-inspiring tour will capture your imagination like only China can.
Hunan cuisine is one of the handful of regional cuisines recognised as distinct and traditional in their own right. Hot peppers are the star of the show, and nearly always paired with garlic, shallots and seasonal produce. Fresh, exciting and bold, this is food that well and truly rivals China’s best.
Discover Hunan Tour Overview
Days 1-3: Flying & Hong Kong
Fly to Hong Kong and marvel at the iconic skyline from afar or feel alive in the lucid buzz of its colourful streets. Visit one of the unmissable night markets to get your trip started in style.
Shenzhen is China’s dazzling tech hub, often dubbed the silicon valley of the East. Take to the streets to get a feel for this global city, and gaze into the future in this stunning and exciting emblem of a bold new China.
Welcome to Changsha, the capital of China’s beautiful Hunan Province. Hunan cuisine is one of the 8 distinct cuisines across China, renowned for its love of chillies. Tantalise your taste buds as you explore this fascinating city.
Changsha- Mount Yuelu
Stretch your legs with a scenic walk in this Mountain Park. Peek down at Changsha through the trees at the summit or take in the view on the chair lift back down. Just make sure you work up an appetite!
This incredibly preserved and beautiful ancient town will certainly charm you. Stroll the river banks, take a boat ride and enjoy every nook and cranny on the charming streets. To top it off, the food here is as delightful as the views.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Soul, senses and cameras at the ready. Spend the day in Zhangjiajie, the jewel in Hunan’s glimmering crown, with its enchanting and captivating sandstone and quartzite forest.
Zhangjiajie- Tianmen Mountain
Reach the top on the world’s longest cable car, then follow the glass walkway as it impossibly hugs the side of the mountain, looking down if you dare. Finally ascend the 999 steps to reach Heaven’s gate.
Dongting/ Yueyang Tower
Take a tranquil boat trip on China’s second largest freshwater lake, surrounded by fish, birds and mountains. Look back across the lake from Yueyang Tower, a distinctive and historic piece of ancient architecture.
Travel to this diverse ancient Capital by high-speed train. Stroll or cycle along the ancient city walls, potter around the beautiful Muslim quarter, take in the lights by night and channel your inner artist in this creative and special City.
Often cited as one of the world’s most significant archaeological discoveries, the Qin Terracotta Warriors, arranged in battle formation around the giant mausoleum, are a powerful, evocative and hard-to-believe necessity on your China tour.
Unwind at your own pace in China’s bustling capital. From Silk Street to street food, palaces to pearl markets, Beijing has plenty on offer to keep you busy. Get out and about at both day and night to see how this city lives in different ways.
Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square
Feel centuries of history all around you at this impressive and splendid Beijing must-see. Take in every corner of these vast grounds, the site of many historic and important events.
The Great Wall & Fly Home
Seeing really is believing with China’s Great Wall. Walk and climb your way up and down this magnificent structure, looking out across mountains around you like people have for thousands of years.