• Zhangjiajie City and its Wulingyuan Scenic Area
    Listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Site in 1992, this scenic area is made up of three adjoining subtropical parklands, with quartzite sandstone peaks and pillars to rival Guilin's scenery. There are plentiful rare plants and insects, swarms of butterflies, a large cave with calcite deposits, and stunning views through bamboo, pine, and oak forest.

    "A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 hectares in China's Hunan Province, the site is distinguished by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 metres high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, as well as two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of its landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it shelters a number of endangered plant and animal species." (Description from UNESCO's World Heritage List)

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  • Suggested itinerary

    Day 1  Arrive into Zhangjiajie / Zhangjiajie

    • Fly into Zhangjiajie City in the late afternoon and stay the night.
      Beijing departure: Beijing--Zhangjiajie by air, departure time around 17:00--19:00.
      Shanghai departure: Shanghai--Zhangjiajie by air, departure time around 18:00--20:00
      Other locales: if you book this trip from other locales, let us know your departing city and we arrange the tour for you.
      (Flight info: the timings change every month)

    Day 2  Tianzishan / Yuanjiajie

    • Start the day with visiting Tianzishan. The highlight viewpoints includes Helong Park, West Sea Stone Forest, etc.
      Tianzishan natural reserve is situated Between Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Suoxi vally natural reserve. It provides a stunning view of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Waterfalls, bridges, stone forests and caves are found throughout the mountains. Tianzishan is known for 4 natural spectacles: the clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountains; the amazing view of the rising sun; the moonlit nights and snowcapped winter peaks.
    • Have lunch on the mountain peak
    • Transfer to Yuanjiajie, one of the filming sites of Avatar. In Yuanjiajie, one sees undulating peaks extending into the distance and limpid brooks winding along in deep gullies, and hears the birds and cicadas singing in dusk along the ancient roads, it is land of peace indeed!
    • Drive back to hotel and have dinner. After dinner, there is an option for you, Miao and Tujia ethnic large-scale singing and dancing performance.

    Day 3  Baofeng lake / Zhangjiajie City / Fly out

    • Tour the Baofeng lake.
      Baofeng Lake is a veritable place of graceful mountains and charming waterway. Located in the high gorges, a body of crystalline and calm water is surrounded by the emerald mountains. The lake is situated part way up the mountain range. This water is provided by rainfall, mountain springs, and underground streams and stays emerald all year round, so it is reputed as paradise in the human world. Boat tour in the lake gives a lot of fun with the folk songs by local minority girls in the boat.
    • After lunch, stroll along side of the stream and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere that the paradise brings
    •  Drive back to Zhangjiajie City, visit an art museum which house fine art works done by sand and rock.
       
      Transfer to the airport and fly out.
      Zhangjiajie - Beijing (arrival around 9-10pm)
      Zhangjiajie - Shanghai Pudong (arrival around 11-12pm)
    • Please note that the flights or timing of flights mentioned in the above itinerary may change subject to ticket availability and airline scheduling. Alternative hotels of similiar standards will be used if any of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary is unable to provide enough accommodation.

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this tour. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.