Hunan Changsha, Zhangjiajie & Fenghuang Ancient City 7-Day Tour
Hunan is one of the important birthplace of Chinese civilization. It is said that Emperor Shennong started to plant grain, woven hemp for cloth and made pottery here. In this 7-day tour, you will learn about Hunan's long history, beautiful nature and colorful ethnic group cultures. Highlights of this tour includes: Wulingyuan in Zhangjiajie, with its peculiar peak-forest landform and magnificent karst landscape, makes you feel like in the fairyland; Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, a place of courage and challenge; Fenghuang Ancient City, a tranquil town with rich minorities charm; Changsha, the capital city of Hunan Province, with tasty food and long history. It worth your choice for a best mixture with nature and nostalgy.
*In-depth sightseeing in Zhangjiajie, including Wulingyuan, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
*China's national treature displayed in Hunan Museum
*Relaxed and leisure time in Fenghuang Ancient City
- Tour code: CPT-ZT-05
- Price: from $907 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Changsha - Zhangjiajie - Fenghuang Ancient City
- Trip length: 7 Days 6 nights
Take flight/train to Changsha.
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 Taiping Street. This street retains the original street pattern of old Changsha, on both sides of the street there are many local snack shops. You can also visit Huogong Palace area for tasty Hunan cuisine like Mao's braised pork, Dong'an Chicken, etc.
Get ready for the following adventure!
Changsha City Tour
Today visit the highlights of Changsha starting from Hunan Museum. As the largest history and art museum in Hunan province, it not only presents the Chinese civilization along the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, but also serves as a unique window for people to understand the development of the civilization in Hunan province as well as to appreciate the mysteries of Hunan culture. National treasure such as Plain unlined gauze gown, Printed and painted floss silk padded gauze robe and Bronze ding (food container) with human-mask design are displayed here.
Later have a walk on Juzi Island located in the middle of Xiangjiang River, with Yuelu Mountain in the west and Changsha City in the east. There is the largest "Chairman Mao sculpture" in China.
In the afternoon, pay a visit to Yuelu Academy, known as "millennium university", is situated at the foot of the beautiful Yuelu Mountain. It started in the Northern Song Dynasty, which reflects the long history of China's cultural and educational undertakings and is a very valuable historical relic.
After sightseeing, be sent back to hotel.
Changsha to Zhangjiajie, Golden Whip Stream
After breakfast, transfer to Changsha train station and then board a bullet train to Zhangjiajie in about 3 hours. En route enjoy the beautiful scenery of pure and remote mountain region.
Arrive in Zhangjiajie at noon time. Have lunch and check into hotel for a short rest.
In the afternoon, visit Golden Whip Stream for a pleasant stroll. Surrounded by grotesque rocks, this place is well-known for its crystal water and fresh air. You might see some monkeys there. Hike for about 2 hours in this valley.
In the evening walk leisurely on Xibu Old Street. It is a pedestrian with Tujia minority culture. There are local snacks, souvenir, bars and barbecue booths.
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.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon & Baofeng Lake Excursion
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.
Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang Ancient City
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.
Fenghuang Ancient City, Fenghuang Ancient City or Zhangjiajie Departure
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.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ 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.
-- 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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