Zhangjiajie & Fenghuang Ancient Town 5-Day Tour
In western Hunan, Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang Ancient City are two pearls on its tourism. Zhangjiajie is so famous that you might have already heard from many time. While there is a lovely old town Fenghuang near Zhangjiajie, with Miao and Tujia ethnic groups' folklore, traditional architecture and pleasing river views. Fenghuang Ancient City, literally Phoenix Town, is hailed as one of China's top ten beautiful towns. It is located in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Minority Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan Province. Built in Qing Dynasty, it has a history of more than 300 years. The ancient city walls, orderly stilted buildings, dark red stone road, and the surrounding Miao villages, constituting a set of beautiful scenery. Once called one of the most beautiful cities in China by New Zealand author Louis Aileen, it is as famous as the Pingyao Ancient City in Shanxi Province. Tuojiang River runs through the city, and most of the scenery is concentrated on both sides of the river. You can ride a boat on Tuojiang River, or walk on the ancient city wall and Rainbow Bridge, there are lots of nostalgic experience for you to come...
*In-depth sightseeing in Zhangjiajie, including Wulingyuan, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
*Relaxed and leisure time in Fenghuang Ancient City
- Tour code: CPT-ZT-04
- Price: from $716 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Zhangjiajie - Fenghuang
- Trip length: 5 Days 4 nights
Take flight/train to Zhangjiajie.
On arrival, receive a warm greeting from your local tour guide and driver.
Be sent to the hotel, check in first.
If time permits you can walk leisurely on Xibu Old Street. It is a pedestrian with Tujia minority culture. There are local snacks, souvenir, bars and barbecue booths.
Get ready for the following adventure!
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
In the morning, your private guide and driver will pick you up at hotel. Your Avatar tour begins! Firstly you will be taken to Wulingyuan Scenic Area, where Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located.
Taking the cable car up to Tianzi Mountain, you will see different shapes of peaks towering up. What a fantastic view!
Have simple lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, ride the shuttle bus to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, where the mountains are said to be the inspiration for Hallelujah Mountain in the movie Avatar. Walk on the trail to enjoy the magnificent scenery, and then get down the mountain by Bailong Elevator. Built on the side of a cliff, this sightseeing lift, with glass covered, claims to be the world's highest of its kind and gives you an amazing experience in only 2 minutes from top to bottom.
After sightseeing, have dinner and then be transferred to hotel for rest.
Go challenging yourself today to walk on the glass bridge of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon! Yuntiandu Glass Bridge, the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge is in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon scenic area. To walk on this transparent glass bridge 300 meters above the valley bottom is thrilling but worthy. You can enjoy mountains, waterfalls, streams, cliffs and forest landscape at t he same time. So beautiful!
At noon, have lunch and short rest in the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, transfer to Baofeng Lake, which is in a basin in the middle of Zhangjiajie's mountainous area. Ride on a wood boat to cruise on on the pure water with green hills passing around the river. Meanwhile, you can enjoy local ethnic group people singing their traditional songs on the bank.
After the leisurely cruise tour, return to hotel in the late afternoon.
Evening free on own.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon & Baofeng Lake Excursion
After breakfast, you will be sent to Tianmen Mountain, the highest mountain in Yongding District of Zhangjiajie. Tianmen, literally "Doorway to Heaven", is a 30-meter-high hole formed naturally in Tianmen Mountain like a gate. The peak of Tianmen Mountain is relatively flat, with intact primary sub-forest and many precious and unique plant species, covering 90% of the mountains. Meanwhile, the ancient trees are towering, the vines twine, stone peaks are everywhere, Tianmen Mountain has been known as the world's most beautiful "Garden in the Sky" like a fairyland. You will experience world's longest cable car which takes about 30 minutes from downtown Zhangjiajie to Tianmen Mountain's top, and body rocking on the "99 Bends" mountain road, walk on the glass road built 1,430 meters above the ground, or if you want to reach Tianmen Cave, you can climb up the "Stairway to Heaven".
After the trip, drive for about 3 hours from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient City.
On arrival in Fenghuang, check into hotel first. In the evening, the night view of Fenghuang Ancient Town is recommended. Free on your own to have fun, you can sit in a café beside Tuo River to drink some beer, or walk along the river to enjoy the night scenery of the tranquil town.
Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient City
In the morning, stroll in this ancient town. There is a famous Wind and Rain Rainbow Bridge that you should not miss. Discover Mr.Shen Congwen's story in his former residence, his book "Border Town" in which described Fenghuang Ancient City affected a generation of Chinese. You will also visit Tuojiang Jumping Rock, the old city wall and Miao's hanging cottage along the riverbanks. Some of the handicrafts shops are interesting that you can choose some souvenirs with you. Discover local snacks which are Miao and Tujia minorities' style.
After the trip, it's time to say goodbye to western Hunan with sweet memory. You will be dropped off at Huaihua Train Station or Zhangjiajie Hehua (Lotus) Airport or Zhangjiajie Train Station according to your plan.
Fenghuang Ancient City, Fenghuang Ancient City or Zhangjiajie Departure
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√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.
-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.
-- There are night shows in Zhangjiajie. You can add Tianmen Fox Fairy or Charming Western Hunan. Both are wonderful performances. Contact our trip advisor or your local tour guide to book that in advance.
-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.
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