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Private Trip of Zhangjiajie National Park and Glass Bridge

1. Private Trip of Zhangjiajie National Park and Glass Bridge

Start your trip with pick-up from your hotel in Zhangjiajie’s city center at 8:30 AM. A local expert guide will take you to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, while making your way to Bailong Elevator. Take a ride in this famous elevator up to Yuanjiajie Mountain and have a bird’s eye view of the breath-taking landscape. Here you will enjoy a 2.5-hour hike to the Pillar of Southern Sky. One of the tallest of the 3000 pillars in the park, this pillar was officially renamed as the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, in honor of the film Avatar, which took inspiration from these peculiar floating peaks. Then proceed to the Platform of Forgetfulness to admire nearby peak-views before walking across the First Bridge Under Heaven. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant your own expense. The guide is always glad to give you suggestions! Later, continue to visit Tianzi Mountain, known as ‘the Monarch of the Peak Forest’. Challenge the world’s longest and highest Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Hanging over a valley, the glad bridge provides a superb panorama of the entire Grand Canyon. You will enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. Standing on it is like floating in the air. At the end of the tour, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

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Zhangjiajie: Tianmen Mountain & Sky Walk Private Day Trip

2. Zhangjiajie: Tianmen Mountain & Sky Walk Private Day Trip

After pick–up from your hotel in Zhangjiajie’s city center at 9:00am, your expert guide will take you to start the highlight trip in Zhangjiajie. Enjoy a private transfer to Tianmen Mountain - a must–see attraction in Zhangjiajie. Get ready to take the world's longest cable car to the top of Tianmen Mountain. At the mountaintop, wander along the Ghost Path, appreciate the beautiful Celestial Mountain top. Walk on miles of paths built onto the cliff on top of the mountain with sections of glass floors, known as the Sky Walk. There is also an escalator built inside of the mountain that will take you to the Tianmen Gate and 999 Steps. You can choose to take the challenge of 999 Steps by hiking or take the escalator at your own extra cost to get down to the bottom of the steps. After having lunch at a local restaurant, head to the Tujia Folk Customs Park and visit the unique old houses to experience the culture of Tujia ethnic minority group. At the end of the trip, you will be transferred to your Zhangjiajie hotel.

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Full-Day Private Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

3. Full-Day Private Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

With magnificent mountain ranges, deep valleys, mysterious caves, lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls and mist-shrouded stone pillars, Hunan's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a wonderland of natural beauty. On this full-day tour we visit different mountain areas such as Tianzi Mountian, where the world's longest cable car ride carries you to the mountain's peak, and the unique platform-shaped Yuanjiajie Mountain. There are more than 500 species of wildlife and vegetation in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including rare monkeys, gingko trees and thousands of colorful birds. The most notable geographic features of the park are its hundreds of towering sandstone pillars. Fans of Hollywood blockbusters will instantly recognize the stunning landscape as the inspiration for the scenery of Pandora in James Cameron’s hit movie Avatar. You'll have an English-speaking guide along with you to share details of the incredible natural beauty of the sights, and a private driver will ensure the ride between your hotel and the park is smooth and comfortable.

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Full-Day Private Tour of Tianmen Mountain

4. Full-Day Private Tour of Tianmen Mountain

Among the many scenic spots of Zhangiajie, Tianmen Mountain rises above them all. On this private, full-day tour you will experience a thrilling ride to the top of Tianmen Mountain on the world's longest cable car – nearly 4 and a half miles long. Pass over farmer's fields as you rise up the mountainside into the thick clouds above. At the top of Tianmen Mountain, you'll find the Yunmeng Fairy Summit, from which you can enjoy captivating views – when not obstructed by otherworldly clouds and mist. Located on the mountain's summit, Tianmen Mountain Temple has been a pilgrimage site since the Ming Dynasty, and is the Buddhist center of western Hunan. Also on the mountain are a wealth of rare species of plant, but the mountain is most famous for the rare and marvelous geological formation of Tianmen Cave. Embedded in the towering cliff, this natural wonder has attracted emperors, hermits, dignitaries, and daredevils for centuries. Its exact origin still lacks convincing scientific explanation.

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Private Trip of Tianmen Mountain, Sky Walk And Glass Bridge

5. Private Trip of Tianmen Mountain, Sky Walk And Glass Bridge

Start your trip with pick-up from your hotel in Zhangjiajie’s city center at 8:30 AM. Your local expert guide will take you to the start of your trip in Zhangjiajie National Park. Enjoy a private transfer to Tiananmen Moutain - a must-see attraction in Zhangjiajie. Get ready to take the world's longest cable car to the top of Tianmen Mountain. It’s like a rainbow hanging on the sky, as well as a dragon riding through the clouds. At the mountaintop, you can wander along the Ghost Path, appreciate the beautiful celestial mountaintop. You may walk on miles of paths built onto the cliff on top of the mountain with sections of glass floors which is also known as the sky walk. There is also an escalator built inside of the mountain that will take you to the Tiananmen Gate and 999 Steps. Challenge the 999 Steps by hiking or take the escalator at your own extra cost to get down to the bottom of the steps. Enjoy lunch at a well-selected local restaurant and challenge the world’s longest and highest glass bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Hanging over a valley, the glad bridge provides a superb panorama of the entire Grand Canyon. You will enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. Standing on it is like floating in the air. Afterward, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Zhangjiajie.

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Private Tour of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge

6. Private Tour of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge

Start your trip with pick-up from your hotel in Zhangjiajie’s city center at 8:30 AM. Your local expert guide will take you to start the adventure trip in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, which is famous with explorers and lovers of nature from home and abroad, by featuring typical Zhangjiajie land form, breathtaking cliffs, lush forests, ancient caves, colorful ponds, and a river running through the canyon. Walk on the world’s longest and highest Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Hanging over a valley, the glass bridge provides a superb panorama of the entire grand canyon. Enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. Standing on it is like floating in the air. Enjoy lunch at a well-selected local restaurant. Afterwards, head over to Baofeng Lake, a veritable place of graceful mountains and charming waterways, gathered by rainfall, mountain springs, and underground streams with emerald color all year around. Take a boat ride to enjoy all the beauty of the lake. At the end of the trip, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel in Zhangjiajie.

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Private Day Trip: Zhangjiajie Tujia Ancient Village

7. Private Day Trip: Zhangjiajie Tujia Ancient Village

Your Zhangjiajie tour guide will hold your name board and pick you up in your hotel lobby at 08:30, and will then drive roughly 2.5 hours and go to the ancient village of Shiyanping, about 48 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie city. Located in the southeast of Zhangjiajie, Shiyanping village is a picturesque old village, with more than 90 per cent of intact vegetation and forest. At the foot of the mountain, there about 180 stilted buildings built by the Tujia ethnic group. This ancient architectural complex, dating back to Qing dynasty, became a key cultural relic unit under state protections in 2015. It was placed in the first batch of 50 traditional villages to be protected by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage. Lunch will be provided in the ancient village. This is a great place to relax - even the local people like to go there and enjoy a weekend. After walking around the village, you can spend some time to visit the local family, and fish in the pure water stream or picnic. Later, your tour guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

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Private 4-Night Zhangjiajie Photography Trip

8. Private 4-Night Zhangjiajie Photography Trip

Your Zhangjiajie private tour guide and driver will pick you up from Zhangjiajie Airport, and then transfer you to your own prearranged hotel before you enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. The next day, get ready to capture the most beautiful scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Take the sightseeing bus to catch a cable car ride up to Yangjiajie for photographing major attractions including Tianbo Mansion, Oolong Village, Natural Great Wall, and then take a 2-hour hiking tour to One Step to the Heaven. Rise early. on day three to enjoy the sunrise over the grand sightseeing platform which is the best place to shoot the sunrise. Then, walk to Tianzi Mountain where you can have a stunning view of the peaks rising above one another. In the afternoon, walk to Laowuchang which is the most pristine part of the park. Today, you will explore Yuanjiajie, which is world famous as the mountains that inspired the floating mountains in the Hollywood movie, Avatar. Capture the original Hallelujah Mountain in Avatar and from the Bridge Viewing Terrace to shoot the First Bridge Under Heaven. Later, you will take Bailong Elevator to descend from the mountain. Then, take a nice walk for about 2 hours along the Golden Whip Stream with fresh air and clear water before returning to your own prearranged hotel. This morning, you will first take a trip to Tiananmen Mountain, referred as the soul of culture and spirit of Zhangjiajie. Take photos of the Avenue Toward Heaven With 99 Turns from your cable car. Once you have arrived at the top of Tianmen Mountain, hold your breath and experience the thrilling glass skywalk. Next, visit a natural karst cave Afterwards, your guide and driver will escort you the airport or hotel and conclude your 5-day photography tour combo package in Zhangjiajie.

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Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang Private Tour

9. Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang Private Tour

Experience everyday rural life in some of the most beautiful and remote regions of China on a 5-day tour of the mountains, valleys and ancient settlements of Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang. Day 1: Get a meet and greet at Zhangjiajie Airport, the railway station or your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Day 2: Visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and ride up Yuanjiajie Mountain on the glass Bailong Elevator. Hike to the Pillar of the Southern Sky and see why it provided inspiration for the movie Avatar. Walk across No. 1 Bridge under Heaven and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, take the bus to Tianzi Mountain and see the Fairy Lady Presents Flowers rock formation. Day 3: Explore the Golden Whip Stream (Jinbianxi) in the morning and hike for about 2.5 hours along the brook. Relax in the fresh air of the mountains and ride the cable car to Huangshi village, 3,543 feet (1,080 meters) above sea level. Day 4: Ride the world's longest cable car up Tianmen Mountain and walk on the glass Sky Walk. Continue to Fenghuang and relax in the bars in the evening. Day 5: Visit Fenghuang Ancient Town (Phoenix Ancient Town), said to be the most beautiful village in China for its mountains, rivers and primitive architecture. Return to Zhangjiajie and get dropped off at your hotel or the train station or airport if you prefer.

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Private Day Tour

10. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Private Day Tour

Begin your 8-hour Zhangjiajie National Forest Park adventure taking in its most notable geographic features. Marvel at the pillar-like formations used as inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie, Avatar. Although resembling karst terrain, they are actually the result of many years of physical weathering from expanding ice in the winter and the plants that grow on them. Take an elevator to the Yuanjiajie area for dramatic views. Visit the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, and see the incredible natural bridge. Enjoy a simple Chinese-style lunch before a shuttle bus ride to Tianzi Mountain. Visit Helong Park and other highlights before taking a gondola down the mountain.

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What people are saying about Hunan (Province)

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Packs everything in, but you'll want another day!

Our guide Esther was lovely and very helpful. It was great to have someone help us with lunch and travel arrangements which we would not have been able to do well alone! The glass bridge is fun for a photoshoot, but if you're not looking to get those photos then you might prefer to spend your time in the parks rather than travel and queue for this. Really cloudy weather when we went which was amazing - no idea where the sky or ground were on Tianmen! All tickets and lunch were included saving us a lot of hassle!

Highly recommended - anytime again

wonderful tour through breathtaking landscapes beyond mass tourism. If you love photography and nature, you will be rewarded with extraordinary natural wonders. Perfectly prepared, reliable and always helpful private guide (Venus). Always friendly and humorous and very patient with us travelers. On special requests was promptly responded and fulfilled. 100% recommended - anytime again

It is a flexible and comfortable trip.

Although the price is relatively expensive, the tour guide is truely flexible and resourceful. I'm planning to join the tour again next year, with my disable parents. Hopefully, the tour can assist us with some special arrangement for my disable parents.

AMAZING VIEWS

China trip would not be completed without the Zhangjiajie mountains ! Breathtaking views of the amazing hallelujah mountain ! Our local guide Lora spoke good English and was very knowledgeable about the region .

If you are on a tight schedule, or visiting the park for the first time, this tour is almost a must! It would be impossible to make any progress without a guide, especially without speaking Chinese!