Explore the impressive highlights of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park that complete with visits to the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, Tianzi Mountain and Helong Park. Take a day to see unique pillar-like formations of fascinating landscape with stops for lunch, scenic views and even a gondola ride down the mountain.
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:30am and transferred to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to begin your adventure. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations which were used as inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie Avatar. Although resembling karst terrain, they are instead the result of many years of physical weathering due to expanding ice in the winter and the various plants that grow on them. After some time to explore the area, you will take an elevator to get up to the Yuanjiajie scenic area which provides a fantastic view overlooking the area. From there you will visit the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, renamed from the Southern Sky Column and location of an incredible natural bridge.Later on you will have a simple Chinese-style lunch on the mountain area before a shuttle bus ride to the Tianzi Mountain. You will have time to visit Helong Park, the west sea of rocks viewpoint and imperial brush before taking a gondola ride to descend from the mountain. You will then be shuttle back to your tour vehicle to be transferred back to your hotel in Zhangjiajie.