4 Days Private Zhangjiajie Essence Tour

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  Trip Highlights
► Most classical route covering essence of Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan core scenic area.
► Experience trembling legs and a racing heart at Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge.
► Marvel at Hallelujah Mountain, the location that inspired the movie 'Avatar'.
► Ride the world's longest cableway to witness Tianmen Cave, the 'Gate of Heaven'.
► Meet a local Tujia girl singing folk songs with a beautiful voice.
Day 1 Arrival in Zhangjiajie
Welcome to Zhangjiajie, a place of surreal natural wonders! Our guide will be waiting for you at the airport or train station on time and escort you on a safe and smooth ride to the hotel in our luxury chauffeur-driven private car.

2 Kind Notes:
1. Although located in the hinterland in central south China, Zhangjiajie has direct flights and high-speed rail links with more than 20 major domestic cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Changsha, and Guilin. Direct international flights are also available from Bangkok, Osaka, Seoul, and Ho Chi Minh City. Just let us know your flight or train schedule, and our guide and driver will meet you on time. If you need our help booking air or train tickets, please feel free to contact our travel consultants.
2. We have a professional hotel sleeping test team conducting field visits to select for you the top-reviewed hotels with easy access to the core scenic area. Our newly renovated 4 stars hotel offers elegant courtyard views and neo-Chinese style rooms, while the 5 stars hotel we’ve picked for you boasts spacious rooms, first-class facilities, and the only English-speaking front desk in Zhangjiajie. Have a good rest and prepare for the exciting adventure of your private Zhangjiajie tour.

Accommodation: Expert Village Courtyard Hotel (4 stars) or Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel (5 stars)
Day 2 Zhangjiajie: Grand Canyon, Glass Bridge, Baofeng Lake
Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
Today, our guide and private driver will pick you up from your hotel and escort you to experience the thrilling Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge. Get ready to let the green fill your vision, the waterfall spray wet your shoulders, and the fresh air fill your lungs.

Test Your Mettle on Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Once in the canyon, we’ll first experience the world’s highest Glass Bridge, which is suspended between two mountains and famous for setting several world records. Walk slowly on it and look down through the transparent glass floor. The 300-meter-deep valley will make your legs tremble, and you’ll understand why CNN has listed it as one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
► Tip: If you have a fear of heights, or don’t like such adventurous activities, just tell the guide to skip crossing the bridge and simply see the marvel of bridge construction from a distance.

All-inclusive Grand Canyon Tour: No Hidden Charge
Book with us to enjoy a hassle-free trip that includes all the regular attractions in the Grand Canyon. After experiencing the Glass Bridge, we will take the elevator to the bottom of the canyon, from where our experienced guide will accompany you along the safest and classic route, reminding you all the way to the major attractions, such as A Strip of Sky, Tianhe Waterfall, and Rainbow Lake. Finally, let’s take a 10-minute sightseeing cruise ship to enjoy the beauty of the Shenquan Lake and reach the exit.

Boat Tour on Baofeng Lake with Folk Song Performance
In the afternoon, our guide will lead you to the Baofeng Lake, where you can appreciate the typical Zhangjiajie landscape from a different angle on the green alpine lake. When your boat passes by a houseboat of the local Tujia people, a simple Tujia girl will greet you and sing a beautiful folk song to welcome you. If you know the tones, try singing to the girl and you will get her enthusiastic response. Before dark, our guide and the driver will escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Expert Village Courtyard Hotel (4 stars) or Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel (5 stars)
Day 3 Zhangjiajie: Hallelujah Mountain, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain
Stunning scenery of Zhangjiajie
Breakfast offerings at Zhangjiajie hotels are limited, even though we’ve selected the best hotels in the area for you. If you don't like the hotel’s Chinese buffet breakfast the day before, our guide can bring you some bread and coffee for breakfast. Today is the highlight of your private Zhangjiajie tour, delving into the core area of Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

Ride the World’s Tallest and Fastest Outdoor Elevator
In the morning, we will explore the most famous Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. To save you time and effort, we have generously offered you the chance to ride the Bailong Elevator, the world’s highest outdoor sightseeing lift built on a cliff, with a height difference of 335 meters (1,100 feet), cutting what used to be a 4 or 5 hours’ mountain drive to only 66 seconds. We’ll reach the mountain top of Yuanjiajie in a blink.

Marvel at Hallelujah Mountain of ‘Avatar’
Follow the guide to walk around the sightseeing plank road, you’ll find that the shapes of the mountains in Zhangjiajie are quite different from what you’ve ever seen before – they are not rolling hills, but individual columnar peaks, each with its separate root rising straightly from the ground to the sky. You can’t help but be amazed by the incredible shape of the Hallelujah Mountain, which is so rare that it was chosen as the model for Floating Mountains of Pandora in the US sci-fi film ‘Avatar’. In addition, admire the naturally-formed First Bridge under Heaven which stretches across two peaks, get enchanted by the scenery at the Enchanting Platform, and enjoy being surrounded by verdant greenery in the Back Garden.

In the afternoon, take the sightseeing shuttle bus to Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, where the terrain is high, with long and wide vision and rich perspectives. You’ll wonder whether this is really formed by nature when overlooking hundreds of grotesque peaks and rocks. Next, follow our guide on a hike through the pristine beauty of the Golden Whip Stream, listening to the brook gurgling through the valley and birds chirping in the forest. Afterwards, let’s board a sightseeing train to travel through the Ten-mile Gallery. With the guide’s explanation, you can identify some interesting rocks and their stories, such as the Logevity God Welcoming Guests, Old Man Picking Herbs, Fairy Worshiping Guanyin. Finally, our guide and the driver will escort you back to the hotel.

► Free Time Suggestions:
There are many restaurants for dinner along the 20-minute walk from the exit of the scenic area to your hotel. If you want to walk around, our guide would be willing to give you directions and suggestions.

The show ‘Charming Xiangxi’ is sure to brighten up your nightlife, featuring the local music, dance and folk culture. The theater is located next to your hotel, a 3-minute walk north from the 5 stars hotel while an 8-minute walk south from the 4 stars hotel across the Gaoyun Bridge.
► Time: 18:00, 19:30, 21:00
► Duration: 80 minutes
► If you would like to watch the show, please contact our travel consultants or guide in advance to reserve a seat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Expert Village Courtyard Hotel (4 stars) or Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel (5 stars)
Day 4 Visit Tianmen Mountain; Departure from Zhangjiajie
After breakfast, start our remarkable day to the Tianmen Mountain, a legendary mountain in Zhangjiajie famous for its longest alpine cableway in the world and the naturally formed hollow Tianmen Cave on the hillside.

Privileges of Our Guests:
1. Round-trip Cableway Tour: Different from the one-way cable car of other travel agencies, we focus more on enhancing your experience.
2. Glass Skywalk included: Exciting part not to be missed at the top of the mountain.
3. 7-level Downhill Escalator included: Save your time and energy and protect your knees.

Arrive at the cableway station in our private car, and then our guide will accompany you on the Tianmen Mountain Cableway, which starts from the downtown, goes beyond the rural scenery outside the city, and rises further above the lush virgin forest. You can’t help but catch your breath when you see the staggering 99 bends of the mountain road below. In half an hour, we’ll reach the Air Garden at the mountaintop. Follow the guide to explore the eastern route with the most scenic spots: try the Glass Skywalk, and visit the Yuhu Peak, Wood & Stone Romance, and Tianmen Temple. Later, take the 7-level escalator down the mountain to enjoy the landmark Tianmen Cave. Finally, our guide will accompany you to hike down the 999-step Heavenly Stairway, and take the return cable car to the downtown.

Your 4 days Zhangjiajie tour package draws to an end here. Depending on your following plan, our guide and the driver will escort you to the airport or train station and bid you farewell. If you would like to extend your tour, we are happy to help you customize your itinerary. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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This trip can be customized to meet your individual needs!
Tour Prices
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
With Luxury Hotels
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  • Prices are per person on twin sharing basis.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver
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