Spectacular Zhangjiajie & Huangshan

ZJJ07: 11 Days Private Tour of  Beijing   Zhangjiajie - Changsha   Huangshan   Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China. Your guide will pick you up from the airport / railway station. After a warm greeting, he will transfer you to the hotel and help you check in. The rest of the day is free for you.
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Hutong Rickshaw Tour. (B+L)
Forbidden City, Beijing
Our clients at Forbidden City
Today, we will take a one-day urban Beijing tour. After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Forbidden City is the most complete and largest wooden structure building complex in China and even in the world. It is the place where emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911) lived with their families and dealt with state affairs. At noon, an a la carte lunch valued at RMB 150 per person is served at a fancy restaurant. You can enjoy the most authentic Chinese food. The next destination is Hutong, the place where Beijingers live and the carrier of Beijing's ancient culture. We will travel through Shichahai, Yinding Bridge and Yandaixie Street and arrive at Bell and Drum Towers by taking a rickshaw. Then ascend the towers to look down the old city area and the hutongs in all directions. Later we will go into one of the courtyards in the Hutongs, have a chat with the people living inside and learn about their daily lives.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Summer Palace. (B)
Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
We will take a 1.5-hour drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved sections amid the existing Great Wall. A round-trip cable car, or toboggan ride is included to leave you more time for sightseeing. If interested, after ascending the Great Wall, you can hike for 1 - 2 hours.

After descending, enjoy your lunch at the foot of the Great Wall. It is not included in the itinerary but your guide will be glad to recommend some restaurants for you and help you order. After lunch, go back to Beijing to visit the Summer Palace, an imperial garden boasting stunning lakes, gardens and palaces.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Friendly Tips

The cable car and toboggan are both available in the Mutianyu Great Wall. You can take a round-trip cable car or take a cable car up and then take toboggan down. Please inform your travel consultant or guide by which way you go up and down in advance so they can make arrangements for you.
Day 4 Beijing - Zhangjiajie
Beijing Zoo, Temple of Heaven, Fly to Zhangjiajie, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Today we will go to the Panda House of Beijing Zoo to watch the giant pandas. Pandas are generally more active in the morning, so you may see more pandas eating, playing with each other and climbing trees. Next, we will head to the Temple of Heaven before flying to Zhangjiajie. The Temple of Heaven is the place for the emperors of Ming and Qing to worship heaven and pray for the good harvest. After, the guide will send you to the airport for you to take the flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon your arrival in Zhangjiajie, the local guide will pick you up at the airport exit and send you to the hotel and assist you with check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with the Glass Bridge, Boat ride on Baofeng Lake. (B+L)
Your Zhangjiajie Huangshan tour will start with a visit to the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon full of strange peaks, waterfalls and streams. The guide will also lead you to experience the tallest and longest glass bridge in the world, which will be a thrilling challenge for many people. Then, visit the Baofeng Lake which is like a piece of jasper embedded in the mountains. We will take a boat to enjoy the beautiful lake scenery.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Zhangjiajie
Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain, Golden Whip Stream, Ten-mile Gallery. (B+L)
Tianzi Mountain, Zhangjiajie
Tianzi Mountain
We will spend the whole day in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. First of all, we will visit the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, which will be reached in just 66 seconds by taking the world's highest outdoor elevator, Bailong Elevator. Yuanjiajie is one of the shooting locations of the film "Avatar" and there is an observation deck affording a bird-view of hundreds of magnificent stone peaks. Then, head to Tianzi Mountain by cable car, which showcases amazing views of peaks. The next stops are Golden Whip Stream, said to flow through world's most beautiful valley and Ten-mile Gallery, actually is a 5-km long scenic valley. We will take a sightseeing train to shuttle through the "gallery", for you to fully appreciate the lush and strange peaks as well as stones in different shapes.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Zhangjiajie - Changsha - Huangshan
Free time in the morning, High-speed train to Huangshan, Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
Free time in the morning. Then, get ready to move on for the Zhangjiajie to Huangshan tour. At the agreed time, your guide will pick you up at hotel and send you to the Changsha Railway Station to take the 4-hour high speed train to Huangshan. After arriving, a local guide will pick you up at the exit of the train station and then transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 8 Huangshan
A whole day visit on Mt. Huangshan, Stay at the hotel on the mountain. (B+L)
Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan
After breakfast, we will drive to Huangshan Mountain, a highlight of the Zhangjiajie to Huangshan tour, taking about 1 hour. Upon arrival, we will take the Yungu cable car up to the mountain and visit Beginning-to-Believe Peak, the Peach Blossom Peak, the Lion Peak, the Feilai Stone and the Bright Summit. The Bright Summit is the highest spot and the best site to appreciate the cloud sea of the Mountain. After the visit, your guide will help you check in the hotel on the mountain.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Huangshan - Shanghai
Continue to visit Mt. Huangshan, Take the cable car down, High-speed train to Shanghai, Railway station-hotel transfer. (B+L)
If the weather is clear, you are recommended to get up early to watch the sunrise over the mountain. It will be an unforgettable memory on your Zhangjiajie Huangshan tour. After breakfast at the hotel, pay a visit to Cloud-dispersing Pavilion and Xihai Grand Canyon where you can admire the cloud sea, the steep hills and deep valley. Then take the cableway down the mountain. After, the guide will send you to the train station to take the train to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, the local guide will pick you up on time and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Shanghai
Zhujiajiao Water Town, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund, Tianzifang. (B)
The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund
Today, we will visit the historical and quaint Zhujiajiao Water Town. The car ride will take about 1 hour. Built about 1,700 years ago, Zhujiajiao features all characteristics of Chinese water towns where you can find riverside houses, ancient bridges and stone roads. Today's lunch is on your own side. The guide will make some recommendations for you according to your preferences.

After lunch, go back to Shanghai and have a Huangpu River cruise to appreciate the buildings and scenery on both sides of the river, taking about 50 minutes. For most visitors who first visit Shanghai, it is truly a memorial experience. After disembarking from the cruise, explore one of Shanghai's landmarks - the Bund. Finally, tour the Tianzifang which was transformed from the old Shikumen residences and now houses many teahouses, open-air restaurants, outdoor cafes, galleries, handicrafts and creative studios.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Drive to airport & see you off, A nice journey home! (B)
Visits are paid to Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden today. Yu Garden is a beautiful classic garden with ancient pavilions, halls, ponds and elegant environment. At noon, have a lunch in the nearby Yuyuan Bazaar at your own expense. Here, you can also buy a variety of special souvenirs. In the end, we will send you to the airport and see you off. Have a nice home trip!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
BeijingHotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong Pentahotel Beijing
ZhangjiajiePullman Zhangjiajie Hotel Pullman Zhangjiajie Hotel
HuangshanCrowne Plaza Huangshan Yucheng Huangshan International Hotel
Mt. HuangshanXihai Hotel - South BuildingXihai Hotel - North Building
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Ocean Hotel Shanghai
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Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
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$3019 $2717$2639 $2375$2319 $2087
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
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$2779 $2501$2399 $2159$2089 $1880
  • 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 airfare of Beijing/Zhangjiajie
  • Train fares of Changsha/Huangshan/Shanghai
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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