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Full-Day Private Tour of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

1. 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.

Private Trip of Tianmen Mountain, Sky Walk And Glass Bridge

2. 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.

Private 4-Night Zhangjiajie Photography Trip

3. 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.

Private 3-Night Zhangjiajie Trip

4. Private 3-Night Zhangjiajie Trip

After arriving in Zhangjiajie, you will be greeted and transferred from the airport to your prearranged hotel. The rest of the day will be free for your explore the city at your leisure. On day two, enjoy a full day of adventure at mesmerizing Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Take a 2-hour hike to charming Golden Whip Brook, the largest fresh water stream in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, located in the east side of the park and named after the 1,247 feet (380 meters) tall Golden Whip Rock spanning almost 5 miles (7.5 kilometers). Later, you will enjoy delicious authentic Chinese food at a local restaurant before visiting final attraction of the day, Baofeng Lake. Baofeng Lake was formed after a dam was built nearby in the 1970's. Although it is a man-made lake, the natural surrounding of lush greens and stone peaks still attracts tourists worldwide. Day three is dedicated to a different experience at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. You will ascend to Yuanjiajie Mountain by the 1,070 feet (330 meter) tall Bailong Elevator. You will have about 2 hours to explore the Pillar of the Southern Sky which inspired backdrop of the famous “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” in the movie, Avatar. Next, you will proceed to the Platform of Forgetfulness to soak up breathtaking views of sandstone peaks landscape before taking a walk across the amazing "Bridge Under Heaven." Lunch will be provided at a nearby Chinese restaurant. After lunch break, catch an eco-bus to Tianzi Mountain for a cable car ride descending from the mountain to visit a wonderful fairyland, Ten-mile Natural Gallery, where you will enjoy distant views of the Bailong Elevator, Tianzi Mountain and Ten-mile Natural Gallery. Finally, on day four you will be transported from your hotel back to the airport according to your itinerary. Please note that hotel accommodations and flights to/from Zhangjiajie are not included.

Private Tour of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge

5. 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.

Private Trip of Zhangjiajie National Park and Glass Bridge

6. 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.

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.

Private 4-day Zhangjiajie Trip With Enshi Grand Canyon

8. Private 4-day Zhangjiajie Trip With Enshi Grand Canyon

On the first day you will be picked up from the airport and then given some free time. The next day, you will make your way to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Explore beautiful scenery during your ride to Bailong Elevator then venture from Yuanjiajie's summit with a 2.5-hour hike into the Pillar of Southern Sky, an inspiration for Hallelujah Mountains in the movie, Avatar. From there, you will proceed to the Platform of Forgetfulness to admire nearby peak-views before walking across the First Bridge Under Heaven. Your activities for the day will conclude with a trip by Tianzi cable car before being transferred back to your hotel. The next day, enjoy a morning view of the Enshi Grand Canyon. Head down to the bottom of the hill where you will have the opportunity to cross a half-mile glass bridge. Afterward, visit Baofeng Lake where you can enjoy some locals singing while taking a boat ride on the lake. On the last day, prepare yourself to take the world's longest cable car to the top of Tianmen Mountain, the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie city. See the sights such as the 99-Turn Road and the 999-Step that lead to the gate of Tianmen from up high on a glass skywalk. From there, you will visit an art gallery of sandstone paintings. Once the tour is over you will be driven back to the airport.

From Zhangjiajie: Full-Day Trip to Tianmen Mountain

9. From Zhangjiajie: Full-Day Trip to Tianmen Mountain

Your local guide and driver will pick you up from your centrally located Zhangjiajie hotel lobby at 08:30. Then, you will have the opportunity to take the world's longest gondola up to Tianmen Mountain. The Tianmen Mountain Cableway is described in tourist publications as the "longest passenger cableway of high mountains in the world," with 98 cars, a total length of 7,455 meters and ascent of 1,279 meters at an unusual grade of 37 degrees. You may walk miles of paths built onto the cliff face at the top of the mountain including sections with glass floors, then visit glass walk, Tianmen Temple, Tianmen Gate and 999 steps. Later on, have a simple Chinese style lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch break, you will head to the Tujia Folk Customs Park to visit the unique old houses and experience the culture of Tujia ethnic minority group. After your tour is finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Zhangjiajie.

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 Zhangjiajie

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!