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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 Day Trip: Zhangjiajie Tujia Ancient Village

2. 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-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.


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What people are saying about Zhangjiajie

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 7 reviews

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.


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!