Visit Zhangjiajie 4 days in row to see the most must-see sites - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie Grand Glass Bridge and Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, of which featuring a variety of terrains with eluding mountains, upland, plains and Karsts areas. Experience the world’s longest cable car to the mountain top, see the pillar-like formation where movie Avatar get inspired. Worth a journey！
Meet your local guide in Zhangjiajie airport/train station, he/she hold your group’s name sign wait at the arrival. if for some reason your guide doesn't show up, please contact your travel advisor for help. Transfer to your hotel by private van.
Good to Know
We will also send you guide's phone number a week before your tour. don't worry about pickup.
The vehicle we provide is well-maintain with air-condition.
If you want to head out for a walk or look for a place to eat, ask your guide for help.
Airport pick up
Yuanjiajie, Mt.Tianzishan, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Jinbian Brook
Explore Stunning Scenery in Tianzi Mountain ( 3 hours )
We are going to visit the largest and most popular site in Zhangjiajie – Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Pick up from hotel after breakfast and takes 40 minutes’ drive to get there. Take a cable car up to Tianzi Mountain, you will have a breathtaking view under your feet along way. The mountain known for 4 natural spectacles - the clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountain, the amazing views of the rising sun, the moonlit nights and snowcapped winter peaks.
Lunch will arrange at a local restaurant.
Track Through Famous Avatar Hallelujah Mountain in Yuanjiajie ( 3-4 hours )
Then move forward to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. This area is famous and popular for its pillar-like formation Hallelujah Mountain, named after Avatar's floating rocks. Hike up to some of the photography locations for a great panoramic view. To make sure you get the best experience, if your physical permit, your guide will lead you track though the hidden path to the stunning scenery without tourist crowded.
Get Awesome Experience by Taking World’s Highest Outdoor Elevator Down (66 seconds)
Experience the longest sightseeing Bailong Elevator down to the bottom, it built onto the side of mountain, stretches 335 meters high (1099 feet) and can takes 50 passengers per ride, it runs 5 meters per second and takes 66 seconds from top to bottom.
Stay overnight at Wulingyuan Scenic Area.
Tianzi Mountain Cable Car
Yuanjiajie Scenic Area
Bailong Elevator built onto the side of cliff
Garden in the sky
Baofeng Lake, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge
Pack up and check out today. We arrange to stay overnight in downtown of Zhangjiajie tonight.
The World's Longest Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge ( 3 hours )
Today’s tour starts from Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, renown as the longest glass bottom suspension bridge that enable panoramic the whole canyon, take a thrilling walk that prove your courage.
Follow the walkway down to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is a recently–developed natural wonderland. It incorporates mountains, streams, caves, cliffs and forest.
Lunch in the local restaurant, your guide will help to pick dishes that you like.
A Scenic Boat Ride on Baofeng Lake ( 2 hours )
Baofeng Lake is in a basin created by the terrain in the middle of hills. A shuttle bus will send you from the entrance to the pier before you reach the lake and board on a wooden ferry for a leisurely ride and soaked into the tranquility, you will hear people singing the local folk songs alongside.
Then drive to Zhangjiajie hotel in the city center.
Good to Know:
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge - to prevent big heavy objects falling and make damage to the glass, cameras are not permitted to be carried when you on the bridge, cellphone or gopro are allowed.
Grand Canyon Glass Bridge
Grand Canyon Hike
Ferry boat ride in the Lake
Tianmen Mountain (Tianmen Cave) including Glass Walkway and Cable Car, Hotel to airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie)
Take the Longest Cableway and Explore Tianmen Mountain ( 40 minutes )
After breakfast, we will visit Tianmen Mountain which is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie city center. Take the world's longest cable car (about 30 minutes) from the city center to the mountain top. You will get views of karst hillocks, couple of villages and farmland, long roads that are carved from the sides of the cliff and famous 99 Bends’ mountain road.
Climb Up To Tianmen Cave ( 1 hour )
It is a natural mountain-penetrating karst cave hanging on the cliff. Walk up 999 steps (“Stairway to Heaven”) and be greeted by the colossal entrance. Escalator is available if your physical strength is limited.
Walk Along The Glass Skywalk ( 2 hours )
A glass skywalk around the cliff edge which can be very exhilarating. The 1430 meters tall. The 1.6-meter-wide, 60-meter-long walkway offering breathtaking views and feel the world of nature.
Thrilling Bus Down through 99 Bends’ Mountain Road ( 30 minutes )
Then take the bus ride down the longest most dangerous drift racetrack in the world- famous 99 bends’ mountain road, try to calm down and breathe deeply, the driver is experienced and you will be in safe hands.
After a later lunch, Your guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for board your onward flight/ train.
Good to Know:
Tianmen Mountain cable car will be under construction from November 1st to 30th. Shuttle buses will be used instead during this period.
Walkway built at the edge of cliff
The glass skywalk
99 bends’ mountain road
1 more day in Zhangjiajie:
Hike around Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to Jinbian Brook, Huangshizhai Senic Area, and follow the hidden path up to stunning scenery.
Get to Furong Town, home to Tujia ethnic group, the traditional Tujia houses and lifestyle are well-preserved there + The Red Stone Forest National Geopark, the park features of deep caves and miles of red carbonate rocks.
2-3 more days in nearby cities:
Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang: located in western border of Hunan Province, 3 hours by car from Zhangjiajie. The ancient town famous for well-preserved Tujia minority culture, the old wooden houses lie on the bank of Tuo River with mountains as backdrop.
Zhangjiajie to Changsha: Changsha is capital city of Hunnan Province, which takes 3 hours by bullet train from Zhangjiajie. Renowned as the national historical and culture city, witness many historical events in the past centuries.
Zhangjiajie to Guilin: take a train to Changsha (3 hours), then Changsha to Guilin (3 hours), no direct train between two cities. Li River Cruise、Yangshuo countryside tour and Longji Rice Terraces (April – October are best time) are must-sees.
Tony is an amazing guide! He speaks good English and is a local who shares his growing up experience in the forest and daily life with us. Thanks to his great grasp of time, we were able to tour Zhangjiajie with very little crowd and having a quiet enjoying private tour ? thank you for your friendship and see you next time!