Discover the breathtaking wonders of Zhangjiajie over two incredible days taking in nature at its best. On the first day of your adventure you will be introduced to perhaps China’s most famous scenic area, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Enjoy the experience of immersing yourself in natural wonders, including the famous Heavenly Pillar (Avatar Hallelujah Mountains), Tianzi Mountain, and Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Ride the Bailong Elevator for stunning views from Ten-mile Natural Gallery. Prepare for more adventure on day two when you ascend to the top of Tianmen Mountain on the world’s longest cable car ride. Hold your breath as you step across the glass Sky Walk, towering an incredible 1,430 meters above ground. Tianmen Cave awaits at the top following another mountainside escalator ride. Gain a deep appreciation of the ingenuity behind construction of the mountain’s winding road with its 99 bends as you descend and then drive to your final destination, Yellow Dragon Cave (Huanglong Cave); a mesmerizing labyrinth of subterranean caves, streams, rivers, and stalactite formations. An ideal tour for those who love natural beauty and seek enriching experiences through their travel, this two day experience will surprise and delight at every turn. Led by a genuine local English-speaking guide and inclusive of all transfers, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to book.
|Vehicle||Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver|
|Guide Service & Language||Professional English-speaking guide|
Your tour commences in the morning when you are met by our guide at your hotel lobby. Settle into a comfortable vehicle for the 45 minute drive to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Selected ast China’s first national park, you’ll quickly discover why. The remarkable vertical quartz-sandstone pillars – some 3,000 of them – reach high into the sky, however, there is much to impress here. Your adventure here commences with a cable car ride that elevates you to the top of Tianzi Mountain. Savor the “bird’s eye view” of amazing scenery below. You will then board a shuttle bus and travel to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area where you’ll find stunning views of the ‘garden in heaven’. A true ‘immersion experience’, you will literally feel you’re standing in a misty fairyland of ancient trees, mossy stones and peculiar rocks. Come face to face with the real floating mountains from Avatar with you see the Heavenly Pillar, used as the model for the film’s floating mountains – Hallelujah Mountains. Without doubt, this is one of area’s highlights. Lunch will be well deserved, whether purchased from local vendors at the many rural inns and restaurants or prepared beforehand and brought with you.
Resume your tour with a walk to the Bailong Elevator, the highest and fastest glass elevator in the world, for a speedy descent to the bottom. A shuttle bus will then take you to the Ten-mile Natural Gallery. From a small train, marvel at the misty landscape, thick woods and grotesque rocks, dotted with villages, streams and farms as the train meanders along the valley floor. At the end of the day you will be returned to your hotel.
Meals included: None
Note: Our guide will confirm the morning pick up time with you in advance.
Note: You may enjoy the outdoor music and dancing evening show, Tianmen Fox Fairy, which showcases the breath breaking scenery of Tianmen Mountain and over 500 performers. Please let us know if you need assistance with booking tickets.
After pick up from your hotel this morning, your guide will take you on an adventure to scale the precipitous Tianmen Mountain. Prepare yourself a breathtaking view by taking the world’s longest cable car to the mountain top and then walking the glass Sky Walk, towering an incredible 1,430 meters above the ground. You can ride the escalator built through the mountain that brings you to Tianmen Cave, a naturally formed hole in the mountain. It’s the perfect spot for capturing the stunning natural landscape and the 999 steps leading to the foot of the cave. You’ll then take an escalator down the mountain where you’ll board the shuttle bus winds downhill – through 99 bends in the road – to the parking lot.
Drive to Yellow Dragon Cave (Huanglong Cave) where you’ll discover a complex labyrinth of caves spanning 15 kilometres that is filled with limestones, streams, pools and stalactites. A boat ride on the river through the caves allows you to enjoy this experience from a unique perspective. At the end of the day, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
Meals included: None
Note: If you would like to make beautiful travel memories anywhere else in China, please let us know. Our expert travel consultants can assist with travel bookings and arrangements, including the purchase of train tickets and other tours from or around Zhangjiajie. We can customize every detail, so there’s no need to worry about a thing. Just ask us.
Inclusions / Exclusions
- Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
- Activities specified in the itinerary
- Excellent professional English-speaking guide
- Ground transport in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
- Cable car rides, Sky Walk, Bailong elevator and boat ride at Yellow dragon cave
- Travel agency liability insurance during the tour
- Government taxes and fees.
- International/domestic flights and trains to/from Zhangjiajie
- China visa
- Hotel accommodation
- Gratuities to guides and drivers and any expense of personal nature
- Meals: Lunches and dinners are excluded allowing you freedom to choose cuisines. Your guide is able to make recommendations and order for you, if required.
- Our tour package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip to protect for any unforeseen circumstances.
- This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It’s always available for your schedule.
- Smart casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
- Prices based on twin occupancy.
- The prices shown above are not valid during China’s Official Holidays (such as National Day and Chinese Spring Festival etc.).