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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 Trip of Zhangjiajie National Park and Glass Bridge

4. 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 4-day Zhangjiajie Trip With Enshi Grand Canyon

5. 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.

Private 3-Night Zhangjiajie Trip

6. 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.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Private Day Tour

7. 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.

Full-Day Private Tour of Tianmen Mountain

8. 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.

Private Cycling Day Trip to Zhangjiajie Fairy Stream

9. Private Cycling Day Trip to Zhangjiajie Fairy Stream

Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel and then you will be given your bike. Start the adventure tour to Fairy Stream, it is about 4 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie city with a forest coverage rate of 98%. People say that there was once a fairy lady who took a shower here in this stream a long time ago, which explains why it is called "Fairy Stream". After 40 minutes cycling around the area, you will head to the Fairy Stream reservoir. Feel free to stop anytime and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the waterfalls. There are 3 waterfalls: Yinhe waterfall, Sandie waterfall and Fairy Lady waterfall. In addition, you can also see 4 wonderful pools, which are: Jade Lady pool, Shesheng pool, Double pool reflection and Qianfu pool. Later on, you will have a picnic style lunch after the visit and can also play in the lake. After that you will cycle back to Zhangjiajie city and be transferred back to your hotel.

Zhangjiajie: Private Full-Day Tour w/ Grand Canyon

10. Zhangjiajie: Private Full-Day Tour w/ Grand Canyon

You will be picked up from your Zhangjiajie Hotel at 08:30 to start your trip to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in National Forest Park. Here, you will visit the glass bridge of the area, the highest and longest glass bridge in the world, before taking a slide down to the big canyon. You will enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on either side. The glass bridge, providing a full view of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, is quite an adrenaline rush, especially if you're not a fan of heights. Pushing your limits to the extreme, this section of the park also hosts the highest bungee jump spot in the world. After seeing the canyon with an aerial view, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before venturing underground to the Yellow Dragon Cave. You will have about 2-hours to see this karst cave, complete with peculiar limestone formations, underground streams and large caverns. This cave has plenty to see with both wet and dry caves, stalactites and stalagmites, stone blossoms and stone curtains. After a full-day of sightseeing, you will be transferred back to Zhangjiajie to your choice of hotel, train station, airport or bus station.

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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!