4 Days Xiangxi Tour from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang

Code: Zhangjiajie07
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  Itinerary Brief
This is a guided tour by eco-friendly public transport. If you need a private car, feel free to contact our travel consultants to arrange it for you.
Xiangxi (Western Hunan) Route: Zhangjiajie Furong Ancient Town Aizhai Bridge Dehang Miao Village Fenghuang Ancient Town
Day 1 Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area
You are recommended to arrive in Zhangjiajie one day before and book a hotel in the Wulingyuan Town by yourself.

In the morning of the first day, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and accompany you to spend a whole day exploring the core area of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including Yuanjiajie and Yangjiajie. Follow the guide to take a taxi to the Forest Park Entrance in 25 minutes.

Fast Entry & All-inclusive Ticket: We have considerately booked the combo tickets for our guests in advance, covering the entry fee and shuttle bus inside the scenic area. In addition, we will generously offer you the two-way tickets of the Bailong Elevator, which saves your time and energy and gives an exceptional angle to overlook the mountains.

Follow Our Guide to Hike the Most Classical Route
Forest Park Ticket Office (Entry) Golden Whip Stream Shuirao Simen Bailong Elevator Yuanjiajie Yangjiajie Bailong Elevator Wulingyuan Wujiayu Ticket Office (Exit)
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
We’ll set off early in the morning and enter from the Forest Park Ticket Office. Walk 10 minutes to the Oxygen Bar Tourist Service Area, from where we can start to hike the Golden Whip Stream. During the 3 hours eastward hiking along the valley, you’ll marvel at the pristine natural beauty of Zhangjiajie.

Getting out of the Golden Whip Stream, continue to walk east to Shuirao Simen, which is near the lower station of the Bailong Elevator. Take the elevation to go up, and then transfer to a shuttle bus running to Yuanjiajie. Prepare some packed food in advance for lunch or dine in a simple restaurant in Yuanjiajie at your own expense. It takes about 1.5 hours to walk and tour the best attractions of Yuanjiajie, including the Back Garden, Enchanting Platform, Hallelujah Mountain, and the First Bridge under Heaven.

After visiting Yuanjiajie, let’s take the shuttle bus from Tianqiao Station to Wulong Village Crossroad Station in 15 minutes. Here we’ll walk to visit Yangjiajie in 1.5 to 2 hours. Marvel at the top sights like the One Step to Heaven, Air Corridor, Longquan Waterfall, Wulong Village, and Tianbo Mansion.

After the visit, take the shuttle bus back to the upper station of the Bailong Elevator. Follow our experienced guide who will make a perfect time planning for you, as the elevator will close at 17:30. Take the elevator down, and we’ll transfer to the shuttle bus running to the Wujiayu Exit.

Finally, our guide will accompany you to get back to your hotel to pick up your luggage, and then we’ll take a taxi or bus line 1 or 2 to the Wulingyuan Bus Station, where there are buses running to downtown Zhangjiajie. Our guide will escort you on the 1-hour bus ride. Upon arrival, just take a taxi by yourself to your own-booked hotel in downtown Zhangjiajie, where is convenient for the following day’s plan.

If you have enough time and want to spend one more day in Zhangjiajie National Park, please refer to our 2 Days In-depth Exploration of Zhangjiajie.
Day 2 Tianmen Mountain & Furong Ancient Town
Our guide will greet you early at your hotel lobby. We’ll spend the morning to visit the Tianmen Mountain which is famous for the Tianmen Cave.

How to get there: Our guide will hire a taxi to serve you from your hotel to the City Garden in downtown Zhangjiajie. Here we’ll take the amazing Tianmen Mountain Cable Car running directly to the Air Garden on top of the Tianmen Mountain in half an hour.
Touring Route: Tianmen Mountain Cable Car Mountain Top (2 to 3 hours for sightseeing) downhill escalator → Tianmen Cave Cableway to Mountain Gate shuttle bus to downtown
Recommended Time for a Visit: 4 to 5 hours
Highlights of Our Tour: Round-trip Cableway, Glass Skywalk, 999-step Heavenly Stairway
Tianmen Mountain
In the afternoon, our guide will lead you to the Zhangjiajie West Railway Station to take a high speed train to Furong Ancient Town, where you will spend a leisurely afternoon and stay overnight.

High Speed Train Information for Your Reference (No. G6357 or No. G6057)
Departure: 14:18 or 14:48 from Zhangjiajie West Railway Station
Arrival: 14:41 or 15:11 at Furong Town Railway Station
Duration: 23 minutes

After arrival, our guide will hire a local car to take you to reach your own-booked hotel in the Furong Town in 10 minutes. Facing the Youshui River in the south, Furong Ancient Town has been a busy trading port in Xiangxi Area since ancient time. Follow the guide to walk into the town through the long flagstone road, pass by the stores and Tujia stilted houses, we’ll reach the dock. Look left from here, you can see the iconic waterfall pouring down from the cliff and the towering Feishui Village built on the cliff. Enjoy yourself in this small town till the night falls.

Top Attractions & Things to Do: Big Waterfall, Tusi King Palace, Folklore Museum, Xizhou Copper Pillar, Youyang Palace, try the local food Rice Tofu, cruise on the Youshui River, and appreciate the night piece…
Opening Hours: 7:00 – 17:30
Recommended Time for a Visit: half to one day

Finally, our guide will accompany you back to your hotel.
Furong Ancient Town
Day 3 Aizhai – Dehang – Fenghuang
Aizhai Town is our destination for this morning. There is no direct bus from Furong Ancient Town to Aizhai. Our guide will accompany you to take a bus to Jishou first. From 6:00 to 17:30, there are many buses running to Jishou Xikou Bus Station. The 70 km (43 mi) road takes 70 to 80 minutes. We’ll set off around 8:00 and arrive in Jishou before 9:30.

After arrival, the guide will help you take a taxi to Jishou Railway Station in 10 minutes. There you can find the Aizhai Special Bus Line, which departs six times at 6:30, 8:30, 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, and 15:30. Our guide will plan the time precisely to make sure you can catch the bus departing at 10:00. The bus will take us to the Aizhai Wonders Tourist Area in 1 hour.

Our guide will lead you to visit the Aizhai Bridge, which is known as one of the most spectacular bridges in the world. Stretching over the Dehang Grand Canyon, it is the world's longest steel suspension bridge spanning 1,176 meters (3,858 feet).

Opening Hours: 8:30 – 17:30
Recommended Time for a Visit: 0.5 to 1 hour
Highlights: Aizhai Bridge, Tianwen Platform, and Jidou Miao Village.

After visiting the bridge, our guide will lead you to take the shuttle bus of the scenic area to go to the Dehang Grand Canyon and visit the Dehang Miao Village. Here you can enjoy the natural scenery while getting close to the Miao culture, watching Miao music and dance performance, and tasting Miao food and wine.

Opening Hours: 7:30 – 21:30
Recommended Time for a Visit: 2 to 3 hours
Dehang Miao Village
Afterwards, we’ll get back to the Aizhai Wonders Tourist Center to take the bus back to Jishou Railway Station. The guide would control the time well so as not to miss the last bus at 16:40.

After arriving at the Railway Station, follow the guide to walk 5 minutes to the Jishou North Bus Station to take a bus to Fenghuang.
Bus Hours: 6:00-18:00
Frequency: every 20 minutes
Distance: 50 km (31 mi)
Duration: 70 minutes

Upon arrival at the Fenghuang Bus Station, our guide will hire a taxi to take you to your own-booked hotel in the ancient town in 10 minutes. Also, you can take the bus line 1 to get to the ancient town in 30 minutes at a cost of CNY 2. Take bus line 1 from Fenghuang Bus Station to the People's Insurance Company station, and walk 3 to 5 minutes north to the Nanhua Gate of the Fenghuang Ancient Town.

It should be dark by the time you arrive. After checking in, you can stroll through the old town, enjoy dinner on your own, and appreciate the fascinating night view.
Day 4 Fenghuang Ancient Town
We will offer the all-inclusive combo tickets for you enjoy the ancient town to the full. Agree with our guide on a time to start the tour. You are highly recommended to get up early to discover a peaceful ancient town waking up from the morning fog. Let’s stroll along the Tuojiang River, and you can see the stilted houses by the river and the diligent local women washing clothes. The Tuojiang Jumping Rock opposite the north gate is a must try. It would be an exciting experience carefully walking through the stone piers connecting the two sides of the river. We will specially arrange a cruise on the Tuojiang River for you to admire the scenery in a breeze.

As a famous historical and cultural town, Fenghuang has many ancient buildings and former residences of the local celebrities. Depending on the time, our guide will show you some of them, such as the Former Residence of Shen Congwen, Yang Family Memorial Temple, Formal Residence of Xiong Xiling, Longevity Palace, East Gate Tower, Fenghuang Ancient Town Museum, Hongqiao Art Museum, and Chongde Hall.
Fenghuang Ancient Town
  End of Service
Our western Hunan tour will end here. In the afternoon of Day 4, depending on your plan, you can take a high-speed train by yourself back to Zhangjiajie or Changsha for your flight returning home or continue exploring other parts of China. If you need us to help you book train or air tickets, please feel free to contact our travel consultants.

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  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Elevator and cable car specified in the itinerary
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  • Accommodation and meals
  • Entry visa fees
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