Welcome to Zhāngjiājiè


For thousands of years, this was a remote land known mainly to three minority peoples: Tujia, Miao and Bai. Today more than 20 million visitors come here every year. It is also home to more than 3000 distinct plant species as well as diverse fauna. You'll see lots of macaques on the main trails (remember, they are wild so don't feed them), while endangered species such as the Chinese giant salamander, Chinese water deer and the elusive clouded leopard (only their tracks have been seen) lurk deep in the park.


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$219 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-Day-3-Night Zhangjiajie Avatar Tour Package

Day 1-arrive zhangjiajie cityLocal guide will meet and greet you at the airport or train station, 15 minutes transfer to hotel in zhangjiajie city. Free and easy time for you to explore the small city. Zhangjiajie is a small city located in the northwest of Hunan province, with a total population of 1.7 million. It is famous for  its unique sand stone quarts peaks and mountains . Day 2 - Zhangjiajie national park - Bailong Elevator, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain(L)After breakfast at your hotel, you will make your way to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to start today's adventure. Explore beautiful scenery during your ride to Bailong Elevator made of see-through glass before using it to ascend to Yuanjiajie Mountain. 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. Lunch at the local restaurant will be available at your own expense. Next, park shuttle bus will take you to visit Tianzi Mountain where Imperial Writing Brush Peaks, Xihai Stone Forest, and other incredible views and scenery await. Your activities for the day will conclude a trip by Tianzi cable car before being transferred back to your hotel. Day 3: Zhangjiajie National park Golden whip stream-Yellow stone village- Sandstone Gallery (L)Check out hotel in the morning, proceed to zhangjiajie national forest park again, to  explore the Golden Whip Stream (Jinbianxi) – this charming valley is most likely to bring you into the Pandora's wonderland of the movie Avatar. You will have a leisure hiking about 2.5 hours along the stream. You can just relax yourself with the beautiful mountain, fresh air, and pure water . later you guide will take you to  take cable car up and down to pay a visit to Huangshi village, which is 1080m above the sea level. It is the biggest sightseeing platform to view the spectacular scenery in the national park. A saying goes “He who does not reach Huangshi Village does not pay a true visit to Zhangjiajie.”  At the end, transfer back to Zhangjiajie to visit a new art gallery- Sandstone Painting Gallery. Day 4: Departure You will be picked up and transferred from your own prearranged hotel to the airport or train station.finish your pleasant trip with us please book your hotel in Wuling yuan tickets station area for 2 nights , and book the last night in zhangjiajie city

$160 Day Trips & Excursions

Zhangjiajie to Mt Tianzi, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area with Picnic

Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Zhangjiajie city and be transferred to Wulingyuan Scenic Area, also called Zhangjiajie National Forest Park for approximately 40 minutes. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is divided in to different areas, being Yuanjiajie the most famous one for its outstanding karst landscape, and Tianzi Mountain, the most popular one for its clouds and mists. First you will take the cable car to Tianzi Mountain, or in Chinese Tianzishan. The cable car is the best option to obtain panoramic views of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Once in the mountain, you will walk along the mountain paths while your guide explains the formation and best view point of the the large mountain peaks from different angles. Then you will take the shuttle bus to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, the most visited area of Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Here your guide will find a good location with nice views to enjoy a Chinese picnic break, including some snacks, fruits and beverages. Here you will visit some of the main highlights like the “First Bridge under Heaven”, that you can cross and walk around a circle path to get some fantastic views to the valley. Other famous spot here is what is commonly known as the Avatar's "Hallelujah Mountain", famous for being the inspiration for the Hollywood movie Avatar. In this area, you will enjoy a late lunch to complete the picnic break. Then you will start descending the mountain with the guide, taking first the Hundred Dragon Elevator, in Chinese Bailong Elevator, which is an attraction itself. It was built along the side of a cliff and it is the highest of its kind in the world. Then the shuttle bus will take you to the entrance at around 4:00 pm where the driver will be waiting to drop you off at your hotel in Zhangjiajie city centre.

$124 Cultural & Theme Tours

PrivateTour: Glass Bridge and Baofeng Lake from Zhangjiajie

Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby at 8:30am to start your adventure to the world’s longest glass bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Here, you can see the highest and longest glass bridge in the world. In addition, You will enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. The glass bridge is built between two mountains of Zhangjiajie Grand canyon, which is 1,230 feet (375 meters) long and 20 feet (6 meters) wide with a height of 984 feet (300 meters) from bottoms. After touring the glass bridge, you will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading over to Baofeng Lake, a veritable place of graceful mountains and charming waterways. The lake is located in a altitude of 1,923 feet (586 meters), and because of its association with Baofeng mountain range, the lake bears the name of Baofeng. With an average depth of 236 feet (72 meters), Baofeng Lake covers an area of 15 hectares holding 211,888 cubic feet (6 million cubic meters) of water at full capacity. This water of the lake is gathered by rainfall, mountain springs, and underground streams with emerald color all year around. Therefore, it is reputed as the paradise in the human world. You are going to take a boat ride to enjoy all the beauty of the lake.  Then, you will visit an art gallery of sandstone painting to appreciate a new kind of painting style before being transferred back to Zhangjiajie to your choice of hotel, train station, airport or bus station.

$468 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Zhangjiajie Private 4-Day Tour: Enshi Grand Canyon and Tianmen

Day 1: Arrival in ZhangjiajieUpon arrival in Zhangjiajie, you'll be picked up and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore the city at your leisure.Day 2: Bailong Elevator, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain (L)After breakfast at your hotel, you will make your way to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to start today's adventure. Explore beautiful scenery during your ride to Bailong Elevator made of see-through glass before using it to ascend to Yuanjiajie Mountain. 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. Lunch at the local restaurant will be available at your own expense. Next, park shuttle bus will take you to visit Tianzi Mountain where Imperial Writing Brush Peaks, Xihai Stone Forest, and other incredible views and scenery await. Your activities for the day will conclude a trip by Tianzi cable car before being transferred back to your hotel.Day 3: Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon - Baofeng Lake (L)Enjoy a morning view of the Enshi Grand Canyon completed with aesthetically pleasing cliffs, caves, streams, and lakes. Take time to observe flora and fauna of this natural museum of the northern temperate zone. Slide down to the bottom of the hill where you have the opportunity to cross a half-mile glass bridge (opened on May 1st, 2016). Afterward, visit Baofeng Lake where you can enjoy some locals singing while taking a boat ride on the lake before heading back to your hotel.Day 4: Tianmen Mountain, Sandstone Painting Institute, Airport (L)After breakfast, 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 a art gallery of sandstone painting to appreciate a new kind of painting style. After being taken back to Zhangjiajie, you will have free time in the city until your tour concludes with your transfer to the airport according to your literary.

$212.50 Private & Custom Tours

3-Days-Private tour to Zhangjiajie national park and Tianmen moutain plus Glass walk

Day 01- arrive zhangjiajie city Local guide will meet and greet you at the airport or train station, 15 minutes transfer to hotel in zhangjiajie city. Free and easy time for you to explore the small city. Zhangjiajie is a small city located in the northwest of Hunan province, with a total population of 1.7 million. It is famous for  its unique sand stone quarts peaks and mountains .Day 02 - Zhangjiajie natioal forest park- Bailong Elevator, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain(L)After breakfast at your hotel, you will make your way to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to start today's adventure. Explore beautiful scenery during your ride to Bailong Elevator made of see-through glass before using it to ascend to Yuanjiajie Mountain. 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. Lunch at the local restaurant . Next, park shuttle bus will take you to visit Tianzi Mountain where Imperial Writing Brush Peaks, Xihai Stone Forest, and other incredible views and scenery await. Your activities for the day will conclude a trip by Tianzi cable car before being transferred back to your hotel. Day 03 - Tianmen Mountain, Sandstone Painting Institute, Airport(L)After breakfast, 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 a art gallery of sandstone painting to appreciate a new kind of painting style. After being taken back to Zhangjiajie, you will have free time in the city until your tour concludes with your transfer to the airport according to your flight schedule .

$113 Outdoor Activities

Tianmen Mountain and Sky Walk in a Day from Zhangjiajie

Your driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in the early morning between 7:30an and 8am to meet up with your group of fellow travelers and the English-speaking guide at the meeting point. Then, walk to the cable car station of Tianmen Mountain where your day tour kicks off. Then, get ready to take the world's longest gondola ascending to Tianmen Moutain. Tianmen Mountain Cable Way claimed to be the "longest passenger cable way of high mountains in the world," in tourist publications with 98 cars, a total length of 24,459 feet (7,455 meters), and an ascent of 4,196 feet (1,279 meters) at an unusual grade of 37 degrees. You may also 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 Tianmen Gate and 999 Steps. You can challenge the 999 Steps by hiking or take the escalator at your own extra cost of RMB$32 to get down to the bottom of the steps. Not only Tianmen Mountain is a common attraction in Zhangjiajie, but also a place attracts celebrities such as Dawazi from Xinjiang Province who challenged the tight rope walking in the air between two mountains of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon as well as famous rock climber, Alan Robert, who climbed up to Tianmen Cave. There are also numerous pilots who have flown through Tianmen Cave and great adventurists who wing-suite flying on the mountain. All these activities have made Tianmen Mountain a must-see attraction in Zhangjiajie. Later, you will have the opportunity to learn the culture of Chinese Tea and taste some local tea to relax and freshen up yourself. Afterwards, you will also have a special visit to see unique art of sandstone painting which is a creative art form made with natural and permanently colored materials, namely sands, fragmented stones, and portions of plants. At the end of the tour, your driver will send you back to your hotel where the service concludes at around 4pm. Note: We may use cable car uphill and finish the tour with a bus ride or use a bus ride uphill and finish the tour with cable car ride. Your guide will adjust it according to condition of the day. Recommended Evening Activity: Charming Xiangxi ShowOpt for this fantastic performance, a famous singing and dancing culture show in china, which will impress you deeply with ethnic folk culture and flavors features songs, dances, and acrobatics performed by members of Tujia and Miao ethnic minority groups in their traditional finery. This show combines traditional arts and culture with modern stage setting. Please let your tour guide know if you wish to see the show.