7-Day Guilin to Zhangjiajie Nature Landscape Tour

This is a world’s UNESCO heritage tour to southern China, immerse in the Karst landscape of towering peaks when cruising on the Li River, cycling in the Yangshuo countryside.

See Guilin's neighboring city of Zhangjiajie, which is famous for the Avatar Hallelujah Mountains.

From US$
Per person for 2 travelers

Contact us via WeChat

for any inquiry

Scan ChinaTravel QR Code



Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Guilin Arrival
  • Sheraton Guilin (5-star) / Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel (4-star) / Guilin Park Hotel (3-star)
  • None

Arrive in Guilin, your guide welcome you to the arrival hall at the airport. Transfer and check-in to your hotel, the guide will introduce the things to do/eat nearby your hotel if handed out on your own.

Good to Know

  • Your flights/trains to Guilin are not included in this tour. You can book on your own, or our travel advisor can help you to reserve it at the best price.
  • Guilin is safety and relatively low-crime city, as the tourists like in other countries in the world, should take precautions and use common sense, particularly in crowded places like markets.
DAY 2 Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Daxu Ancient Town
  • Breakfast and lunch

You decide the starting time. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby after breakfast.

Your trip starts from Daxu Ancient Town (38km from downtown), famed as the trade center by its flourishing waterway. A visit to the local resident Mr. Zhou’s family, sit down and listen to the fun story of this town.

Visit Reed Flute Cave, you can see the dramatically lit numerous stalactites and stalagmites.

The last is Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of the Karst landscape, a great place for shooting a masterpiece.

Lunch in a local delightfully restaurant, major serves authentic Guilinese food.

Good to Know

The Reed Flute Cave is situated in half of the mountain, visitors should walk up around 100 steps to the entrance, inside the cave would expect the up and down stone steps and at certain parts is slippery cause the water drops from the top.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
DAY 3 Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, Yangshuo Countryside Cycling
  • Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel (5-star) / Yangshuo Mountain Retreat (4-star) / Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel(3-star)
  • Breakfast and lunch

Start the trip a bit early at 8:00 am to catch the Li River Cruise boat, a 50-minute drive from your hotel. The view of the mountains is gorgeous, you can stand on the top deck to take wonderful pictures.

After 4 hours cruise, you will arrive at Yangshuo, a lovely town full of exotic atmosphere, rent a bike ride through the idyll countryside to forsee China’s real farming life and stunning landscape.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Good to Know:

  • It provided simple lunch of Chinese food on the boat.
  • Impression of Sanjie Liu Night Show is strongly recommended as an optional activity. The show is present in the open air with the Karst formation peaks as a backdrop. Ask your guide to book the tickets if you are interested.
yangshuo cycling
Yangshuo Countryside Cycling
DAY 4 Guilin to Changsha by Train, Changsha to Zhangjiajie by Train
  • Crowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng (5-star) / Huangshan International Hotel(in the city) (4-star) / Xinan Country Villa Hotel(in the city) (3-star)
  • Breakfast and lunch

Take a bullet train to Changsha G1504 (12:08-16:04) from Guilin Train Station, the guide pick you up at the railway station and take a private transfer to Changsha South Railway, board the K-train to Zhangjiajie G8322 (18:32-22:58).

Your Zhangjiajie guide and driver will pick you up at the railway station.

Good to Know

  • Zhangjiajie is a small city, the hotels under 4-star are average and do not pay too much expectation on the level of service and quality food.
  • The hotels we recommended for you are what we through fully selected from 400 hotels in Zhangjiajie with good locations, English spoken staff, and western buffet breakfast.
Guilin to Zhangjiajie by Train
Guilin to Zhangjiajie by Train
DAY 5 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Bailong Sightseeing Elevator, Mt.Tianzishan, Yuanjiajie
  • Breakfast and lunch

Today’s tour in the northwest of Zhangjiajie - Wulinyuan Scenic Area, first to the Tianzi Mountain, take a cable car up to the top of the mountain (6 people in a cab), you can see the vast with dramatic towering rock columns from the cabs.

Stroll around the mountains then head to Yuanjiaje, the movie Avatar is inspired by these mountain views, your guide will find the best location for you to take a picture of these unique rock formations.

Then to Bailong Elevator- the world’s highest sightseeing elevator that attracts visitors from all over the world vying to see it.

Lunch arrange in one of the Wulinyuan restaurants.

Good to Know

  • Again, it's pack toes to heels in the hotspots, but the guide knows the good travel route and the best time to visit avoiding crowds.
  • Don’t try to get close to the monkeys especially carrying a plastic bag in your hand, they may think you have food and grab it.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
DAY 6 Baofeng Lake, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge
  • Breakfast and lunch

We will visit Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge and Grand Canyon which is located northeastern of Zhangjiajie, and experience the World’s longest Glass Bridge, it is scary that you can see the deep canyon from your feet.

Take a boat ride in Baofeng Lake, it is relaxing and you get to see all the rock formations in the lake, with a couple of Tujia natives singing folk songs.

Good to Know

  • Wearing shoe covers are required when walking on the bridge.
Glass Bridge
Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
DAY 7 Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie Departure
  • Breakfast and lunch

Today we will tour Zhangjiajie downtown – Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area, take the world’s longest cable car from the city center up to the top of Tianmen Mountain (28 minutes), up the 999 steps Stairway to Heaven.

The exhilarating and terrifying cliff walks on the glass bottom, you need to wear shoe cover to walk in.

Then take a shuttle bus ride down through 99 bends road to the city.

After the tour, your guide will take you to the airport/train station for your onward destination.

Tianmen Mountain
Tianmen Mountain Glass Walkway

What's Included

Inquire This Tour

Price is based on a 2-person tour with 4-star hotels in low season.

from US $ p/p

*How Many People In Your Group?

*What's Your Hotel Preference?

I prefer to be contacted via:

Inquire This Tour

Your travel consultant will reach you within 1 working day.

Need Help?

Request a custom itinerary today and get one step closer to your personalized trip

Create Your Trip