Zhangjiajie Forest Park

Incredible Zhangjiajie

111: 11 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle

Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Have a leisurely walk or an exciting bicycle ride on the time-honored City Wall of Xi'an
  • See the Avatar floating mountains in Zhangjiajie & experience the No.1 glass bridge
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
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Temple of Heaven, BeijingOur clients on the Great Wall, BeijingTerracotta ArmyBiking on the City WallOur guests visiting Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkOur clients at the Bund, Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Our professional guide will meet you at the Arrival Hall of the airport, holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the hotel. En route, the guide will give you some basic introduction of the Beijing city. After the hotel check-in, you can have a good rest and get prepared for the following tour.
Day 2 Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Beijing
Today's private China tour will begin with a visit to the Tiananmen Square, which is located on the central axis of the Beijing City. It is regarded as the world's largest square in downtown area. The Monument to the People's Heroes and the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall are here. You can also see the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum, and the Tiananmen Tower around the Square. Afterwards, our guide will take you to the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum. It was the royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1911). As the best-preserved and the largest wooden royal architectural complex in the world, it also contains a large number of unique and priceless cultural relics.

Then you can enjoy a delicious a la carte lunch at noon. Afterwards, we will proceed to the Temple of Heaven which originally served as a place for emperors to worship the God of Heaven in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The tour to the Temple of Heaven is mainly to visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest and the Circular Mound Altar. At present, it has developed into a large park for the Beijingers to exercise and relax, so you can have a chance to blend in with local life there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Our clients on the Great Wall, Beijing
Our clients on the Great Wall, Beijing
In the morning, the guide will accompany you to one of the best-preserved sections of the Ming Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall. It is absolutely a highlight of this 2-week China tour package. In order to leave you enough time to admire the wonder of the world, we will arrange a round-trip cable car for you, or a chairlift up and a toboggan down according to your interest. You will enjoy the majestic views of the wall as well as its beautiful surroundings at your own pace. Today's lunch is on your own, and our guide will be happy to provide you some advice.

Afterwards, we will continue this private China tour to a bustling market in downtown area, and we will pass by the Bird's Nest where you can take some photos for memory. When finishing the visit at the market, our driver will transfer you back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by High Speed Train
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, A 4.5-hour high speed train to Xi'an, Train station to hotel transfer. (B)
Please check out of the hotel this morning. The Summer Palace is the first destination of today's China tour package. It's a representative Chinese classic garden, as well as one of the best-preserved royal gardens of the country. Next, we will arrange a Hutong tour for you to visit the traditional alleyways and experience the lifestyle of the Hutong people.

Lunch is on your own, and after that, the guide will escort you to the railway station. You will then take a high speed train to Xi'an. Our Xi'an guide and driver will pick you up at the railway station and take you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial History Museum. (B)
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
Xi'an is an ancient capital city with abundant historic sites. Today, your private Xi'an tour will start from the Terracotta Army Museum. As one of the Eight Wonders in the world, it holds numerous delicate pottery soldiers, acrobats, weapons, horses, and chariots of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). Our guide will accompany you to appreciate this grand scenic area and give you vivid and interesting explanations about the kingdom and this underground troop. Lunch is on your own, and the surrounding fast-food restaurants are recommended.

Then you will be guided to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. It is the earliest and largest existing brick pagoda of the Tang Dynasty and is regarded as a masterpiece of the Buddhist architecture at that time. After that, we will proceed to the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum which looks like a palace from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). Here there are exhibits of diverse cultural relics including stoneware of Prehistoric Times, bronze ware of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (17th century - 256 BC), lifelike pottery figures, golden and silver ware of the Han (202 BC - 220 AD) and Tang dynasties, and the Tang tomb murals. When the visit is over, we will take you back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xi'an to Zhangjiajie by Flight
Observe local life in the park, Xi'an City Wall, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Great Mosque, Fly to Zhangjiajie, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Biking on the City Wall
Biking on the City Wall
After hotel breakfast, we will head for the City Wall Park, where the local people usually get up early and do morning exercises. It is a good place to interact with the locals and even join them for fun. Afterwards, we will continue this private China tour to the City Wall. Its perimeter measures 13.74 kilometers (8.5 miles) with moats, suspension bridges, watch towers, parapets and battlements. Then, we will arrange a local family visit for you, and you can enjoy a home-cooked lunch there. Also, you can learn to cook Chinese cuisine from the hostess.

In the afternoon, our guide will lead you to the Great Mosque with its typical Islamic architectural features. Later, you may stroll around the nearby Muslim Quarter freely to have a taste of local food, including Crumbled Unleavened Bread in Mutton Stew, kebabs, steamed stuffed bun of Jiasan, and fruit pies. It is a good place to have a simple dinner before your flight. After that, the guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch the flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel directly.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 7 Zhangjiajie
Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain, Golden Whip Stream, Ten-mile Gallery. (B+L)
Today you will have a full day tour in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Firstly, we will take the Bailong Elevator to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area which is famous for the Southern Sky Column - the shooting spot of the famous movie Avatar. Afterwards, the guide will accompany you to take a battery car to Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, where you can find a large array of valuable and rare plants, as well as diverse animals. Later, the guide will accompany you to the Golden Whip Stream. This stream stretching 5,710 meters (3.5 miles) is named after the Golden Whip Rock which looks exactly like a whip shining under the sunlight. You will then head for Ten-mile gallery by a small train. This gallery is about 5 kilometers (3 miles) long with lush woods, beautiful flowers, and oddly-shaped rocks on both sides. You will return to the hotel with good pictures and beautiful memory of today's natural scenery. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, Experience glass bridge, Baofeng Lake. (B+L)
Our guests visiting Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Our guests visiting Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Today's first destination, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, will definitely leave you with an unforgettable impression. This Grand Canyon can be regarded as the Zhangjiajie landscape museum, integrating mountains, caves, and water in a composite experience. You can have a whole view of karst topography blending with the twitter of the birds, clear lakes and lively animals. In addition, the Glass Bridge here is the world's longest and highest, with a relative height of around 400 meters (1,300 feet) and a length of 370 meters (400 yards). You may challenge yourself to cross it. 

Later, you will take a boat on the Baofeng Lake. The picturesque landscape around the lake, along with the beautiful folksongs by local people in traditional costumes, will offer you a great experience.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Zhangjiajie to Shanghai by Flight
Tian Men Mountain, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Today we will visit the Tianmen Mountain, the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie with a height of 1,518.6 meters (4,982 feet). The Tianmen Mountain is 8 kilometers away from the Zhangjiajie city. Its name comes from the natural wonder - Tianmen Cave. If you are energetic enough, you may try climbing the well-known 999 stairs. In China, this stair means permanent relationship.

The mountain tour will end in the afternoon. You will then be escorted to catch an evening flight to Shanghai. Usually most flights out of Zhangjiajie are late in the evening, so you can have a dinner in Zhangjiajie at the guide's assistance. When you arrive in Shanghai, our guide and driver of the following private Shanghai tour will transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte farewell lunch, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise, Tianzifang Cultural Street. (B+L)
Our clients at the Bund, Shanghai
Our clients at the Bund, Shanghai
Shanghai is the last city of your China tour package. Today's itinerary will cover the Shanghai Museum and the Yu Garden in the morning. There are more than 120,000 cultural relics preserved in the Shanghai Museum, including bronzes, pottery figures, calligraphy, and paintings. The Yu Garden with exquisite design and elegant environment is a classic private garden of more than 400 years' history.

After an a la carte lunch, the guide will take you to experience the Huangpu River Cruise. You will admire buildings of both Chinese and western architectural styles along the bustling Bund as well as modern skyscrapers of the Lujiazui on the two banks. Afterwards, you can enjoy some free time to explore the Bund. Then you will be accompanied to a cultural street - Tianzifang to experience the elegant and strong culture in the old lanes. After that, return to the hotel and have a leisurely evening.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Your 11-day private China tour will come to an end here. Please check out the hotel and get all your belongings ready. Our driver will escort you to catch your homeward flight. We wish you a nice journey home and hope to see you again in the future!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong Pentahotel Beijing
XianWyndham Grand Xian South Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
ZhangjiajiePullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Ocean Hotel Shanghai
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
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Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2879 $2591$2599 $2339$2299 $2069
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
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$2659 $2393$2389 $2150$2079 $1871
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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    5.01 Review
    Valerie
    Cayman Islands
    Posted on November 28, 2018
    Our agent Abbey organised for us The Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an on a small-group tour and 3 days private tour in Zhangjiajie. She also booked all our train tickets. Tours have been great, hassle free, professional drivers and guides. Abbey was very professional, replied promptly to my emails and mostly, she was very patient. I asked her so many questions and change my itinerary so many times and she never gave up on me. Much appreciated.
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