Visit to two tourist cities in Hunan province: the capital city of Changsha and scenic cities of Zhangjiajie. Changsha rich in historical cultures, tomb sites, largest time-honor academy school in China. The city of Zhangjiajie is famed for the stunning landscape of pillar towering peaks for its Hallelujah Mountain, named after Avatar 's floating rocks.
Meet your guide and driver in Changsha Huanghua International Airport, and takes 40 minutes’ drive to your hotels in Changsha. Your guide will give you briefing introduction and gives you first impression of this city.
Zhangjiajie Airport pick up
Meet your guide in the airport
Yuelu Academy, The Loving Youth Pavilion (Aiwanting), Mawangdui
Pick up from your hotel in Changsha at appointment time. The tour today starts from Yuelu Academy, it is situated on the campus of Hunan University at the base of the Yuelu Mountain Scenic Area, here you will get to know education system in China, how it reform from a traditional academy to a modern university. Have a walk around and see the hundreds year old classroom buildings and courtyard.
Aiwan Pavilion, A romantic and pretty pavilion at side of the Yuelu academy, enjoy the ambiance of gardens around, locals come here for recreation, play Chinese cheese or play traditional instrument with friends. it was worth to spend 20 minutes for a photo and move on to next stop.
Taste local flavors for lunch in a nice restaurant.
Continue your trip to Mawangdui Mausoleum, exhibited with thousand pieces of cultural relics, including silk books, silk paintings, other silk made articles, as well as bamboo slips used for writing before paper was invented, lacquerware, etc.
Traditional Chinese instrument performance in Yuelu Academy
Aiwan Pavillian at foot of Yuelu Mountain
Changsha to Zhangjiajie by Train No. C8036 (Changsha Railway Station - Zhangjiajie Xi(west) Railway Station) Dep 12:15 - Arr 15:27
Hotel to Train station Transfer (Changsha), Train station Transfer (Zhangjiajie), Zhangjiajie Airport or Train Station to Hotel Transfer, Yellow Dragon Cavern
Take 3 hours high-speed train trip from Changsha to Zhangjiajie, meet your guide in Zhangjiajie West Train Station, transfer to Huanglong Cave (Yellow Dragon Cave).
You will see large scale of stalactite and stalagmite raised from ground and dropped down from top, the rock lit up by many colors enhanced the effect of the formations. There are more than 500 steps up and down the cave, and a boat ride through the cave is quite an exiting experience.
Yellow Dragon Cave
Lit up on the rock
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator, Mt.Tianzishan, Yuanjiajie
Today’s tour will take you to Zhangjiajie National Park. It is a huge park with amazing nature spots, first catch the shuttle bus to Bailong Elevator, earn reputation as the world’s highest outdoor sightseeing elevator, It stretches 335 meters high (1099 feet) and can takes 50 passengers per ride, it runs 5.25 meters per second and takes about 66 seconds from top to bottom.
Walk around the mountain top to reach to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, it famous and popular for its Hallelujah Mountain, named after Avatar's floating rocks, the way down you can see a natural stone bridge stretch out as the junction of two peaks, how amazing of this nature artwork.
Having simple lunch at a local restaurant on the mountain.
Continues the trip to the Tianzi Mountain, it is a fabulous location for seeing Zhangjiajie pillars among the sea of clouds. The platform on the mountain top offering great photo opportunities to the spectacular views. Get down from Tianzi mountain by cable car.
Bailong Elevator from Distance
Yuanjiajie Scenic Area
Baofeng Lake, Tianmen Mountain including one way trip cable car and shuttle bus, Tianmen Mountain Glass Walkway, Tianmenshan Cable car
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge and Tianmen Mountain are highlights today. Head to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, counted as the world’s largest glass bridge that made of glass at multiple intervals, walk on it to see the 300 meters’ drop down to the bottom of valley.
Note: For prevent the heavy stuff drop down and make damage of the glass, no cameras allowed, only phone cameras.
Enjoy Chinese lunch in a local restaurant.
Back to Zhangjiajie City and arrive at cable car station, take a cable car ride to the top of Tianmen Mountain. I guess you may wonder why it start from the city but not from the bottom of the mountain? This cable car ride offering a bird-eye view of the city as well through a couple of villages, grand landscape scenery and reach to Tianmen Mountain. Need to walk up (or escalators up) 999 steps to reach the cave on top, take escalators down to the cave.
Take a glass skywalk at the edge of sheer cliff is thrill and awesome experience, it has 60 meters (196 ft) in length and 1430 meters (4691 ft) in height from bottom, see the stunning scenery at very close to you.
You can choose to take shuttle bus down through 99 bends or cable car down to the original departure point.
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
999 steps up to Tianmen Mountain
Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang, Fenghuang Ancient City
Transfer to Fenghuang Ancient Town (Phoenix Town), 230 km (143 mi) away from Zhangjiajie and spend 3 hours in total.
As a national historical and cultural ancient city, Fenghuang ancient town once was entitled "the most beautiful ancient town of China" by a writer Louise Alley. It is at the western border of Hunan and by the riverside of beautiful Tuo River. You can see the wooden buildings, arches stone bridges, holy temples are setting in the beautiful landscape, a great combination of human and nature.
Stay overnight in Fenghuang.
Fenghuang Ancient Town
Tujia Minority lady
Our guide and driver will escort you from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie, Transfer to Airport or Train Station for Departure, Airport Transfer (Zhangjiajie)
Pick up from your hotel in Fenghuang Ancient Town and transfer to Zhangjiajie Airport to catch your onward flights.
What's Included & Excluded
Meals listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking guide and driver.
Hotels listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Taxes.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
China Entry Visa Fees.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.
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