Special Tours

Moganshan Tour

2 Day Trip

Thinking about getting out of the city for a couple of days with Destination???

Good idea! Check out what we have planned.


Moganshan was a popular summer retreat for wealthy Chinese and foreigners in the first half of the twentieth century. It's bamboo forests and breezy mountain top were a welcome retreat from Nanjing, Hangzhou and Shanghai summers.

Chiang Kai Shek put the place on the map when he brought his new bride Soong Mei Ling here in 1929. His home is one of the many luxurious homes built on the mountain-top. Today, Moganshan is still a great place to get away from the city and relax. Parts of the mountain are packed with tourists, but much of the mountain is practically deserted. Great for hiking and enjoying nature.

Moganshan is about 4 hours from Shanghai and is an excellent opportunity to take a look at life in China outside of the big city. Learn about rural life in China, take in the fresh air and beauty of the Chinese countryside and enjoy a meal in a small village complete with rural dishes and an American barbecue!

Day 1

  • 6:45 AM for our departure

  • Breakfast at Destination or on the road

  • Arrive at Moganshan around 11 am and check into the Mogan Mountain Hotel

  • 12 noon - Lunch

  • After lunch rest in your room or explore on your own

  • 2 PM - Mountain tour including a visit to a tea plantation where we will learn about tea production and have a chance to pick our own tea!

  • After the tour, you have more time to relax or explore the Mountain on your own

  • 7 PM - We meet for a big ol' Chinese Banquet! Moganshan style! A good time will be had by all.

Day 2

  • 8 AM Breakfast in the hotel

  • 9:30 AM - we head out on a magnificent 3 hour hike up the mountain, down the mountain and through the rice fields

  • ~12:30 arrive in a small village and be welcomed by a BARBECUE

  • After the barbecue we head back to Shanghai returning at about 7 PM

Price (based on dual occupancy - USD$ 30 single supplement):

20 people - USD$150 / person

Includes: Hotel (Spectacular views from The Moganshan Villa, meals (light breakfast, lunch & dinner on Day 1, breakfast & barbecue on Day 2), transportation, guides and entrance fees

Not Including: Alcohol



1. Good Walking Shoes - We will do a three hour hike up and down the mountain. Some of the hike is on stairs. Sturdy, comfortable shoes are necessary.

2. Clothing - The temperature on the mountain will be cooler than Shanghai and may be quite cool at night, so be prepared.

3. Rain coat - Although it should not rain, it is always possible.

4. Camera and film, film, film for the green scenery.

5. Sunscreen & Mosquito Repellent

*** These items and other items you may wish to bring (backpack, compass, etc.) can all be found in DTS - Destination Travel Shop located in our office.


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