Highlight: Hunan - the birth place of Chairman Mao, may be little known by many people but it is waiting to be explored and appreciated Off the beaten track but none the less beautiful and interesting, come see the hidden culture, charm and history in Hunan
Our local professional guide will greet you at the airport or train station and escort you to hotel for check in. The rest of day is free on your own or you can ask the guide for some suggestions.
Accommodation: Changsha city
Day 2 Shaoshan & Orange Island
Our guide and driver will escort you from Changsha to Shaoshan, visit Water Dripping Cave, Former Residence of Mao Zedong. Back to Changsha, then pay a visit to Orange Island, enjoy the beautiful Xiang River scenery and experience the local culture. Check in hotel for a rest.
Day 3 Yue Foothill Academy & Embroidary Research
AM: After breakfast, visit Yue Foothill academy, Yue Foothill academy is one of the four Chinese ancient academies in Song Dynasty, organized in the Northern Song Dynasty Kaibao nine years (the A.D. 976 years), and has a reputation as "millennium academy" that witness the thousand years reform of education. It's a miniature of Chinese education in history.
The enjoy the Loving Youth Pavilion (Aiwanting), Hunan Embroidary Research Institute,
The Loving Youth Pavilion (Aiwanting) (30 minutes): It was built in 1792 during the Qing Dynasty. The beauty of this spot, with its blossoming peach trees, graceful willows, and flowing streams has attracted many poets and artists. Visit Hunan Embroidary Research Institute, this research institute has a collection of over 6000 pieces of the Hunan Embroidery. It has become a popular spot for foreign tourists looking for authentic, quality products.
PM: After lunch, 6 hours bus riding from Changsha to Phoenix ancient city
Day 4 Fenghuang Ancient City
AM: Today,our guide will take you to have a leisure walking in the ancient city. Phoenix ancient city is at the western border of Hunan and by the riverside of beautiful Tuo River. Phoenix,a place that shares the name with the holy bird in ancient times. It is ancient, quiet, and secluded.
PM:Take a exhilarating drive to Zhangjiajie, about 4 hours driving.
Day 5 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
PM: After breakfast in the hotel, take the cable car up Yellow Stone Village, where you will appreciate the daunting rock columns. From the top, travelers can enjoy spectacular views of the forest with rough landscape( round trip of cablecar).
PM: Visit Golden Whip Stream (2.5 hours) in the afternoon, located in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Golden Whip Stream covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, winding across mountains and valleys. The stream is limpid through the year, with many scenic spots along the way. It is famous for Jinbian Cave-which has a height of 382km and looks like a huge flying eagle. Wear good walking shoes and protection from the weather.
Option: The Charming of Western Hunan Show
Day 6 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
AM: Take Bailong Elevator up Yuanjiajie, Bailong Elevator is the said to be the world's tallest full-exposure outdoor lift, tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator.Yuanjiajie is the inspiration for Hallelujah Mountain in AVATAR , Where you will also find the aptly named First Bridge under Heaven, Lover Peaks and so on.
PM: Continuing to Tianzi Mountain, You will have a bird’s-eye view of all the mountains and valleys of the Wuling Mountains. Visit Western Sea, Helong Park,Viewing Terrace etc.Take Tianzi cablecar down and check in hotel.
Day 7 Baofeng Lake & Sandstone Painting Museum
AM: After breaking in the hotel, we head to Baofeng Lake where is the masterpiece of nature and human beings’wisdom. Baofeng Lake is pure just like a big crystal among Bao feng mountain Range.When you cruise, you can hear authentic song from Tujia minority people,you can fully understand the harmony and peace between human beings and nature.
PM: Pay a visit to Lijunshen Sandstone painting Museum, Li Junsheng’s sandstone paintings break through the using of traditional painting materials and use nature materials by making use of the hue of natural plant creatively, are of great art and collection values.
After dinner your guide will see you off in Zhangjiaije Hehua airport.
Price details (per person in USD)
||Single Room Supplement
1.Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Zhangjiajie by airconditioned coach with a driver.
2.Private English speaking guide for the whole trip.
3.Entrance tickets,Elevator,cablecars'fee as mentioned.
4.The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room with daily breakfast.
5.The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends
exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
Between airports/railway stations/hotels.
7.Service Charge & Government Taxes.
The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
10.All credit card processing fees.
1.Tips for your tour guide and driver.
2.The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room. If one person prefers to stay in one room, the single room supplement must be paid.
3.Meals are not included in the quotation(we charge 8USD/PAX/MEAL if the meals are included in the itinerary).
5.Any items not specified in the plan.
1.All rates are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is
being made(All quotations are based on the exchange rate of 1USD=6.88RMB).
2.All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages,
please contact our trip advisors for new quotations.
3.Child definition: From Age 3 to 11 Years (usually enjoying 10%-40% discount. Contact our
trip advisors for the actual discount for your case). 12 Years old and above will be charged
as Adult Price.
4.Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and please pay attention to the local climate
5.Prices are based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change without prior
notice. For the most up to date prices, please contact with the sales.
6.As your traveling places are in mountainous area, please pack leisure clothing and
7.The weather in mountainous area is changeable. It is better to bring your umbrella.
8.All the hotels(except 5 star hotel) in Zhangjiajie do not offer complimentary toilet
articles, such as shampoo, shower gel, soap, disposable teeth brush, slippers, ect for
9.Warm notice for you: The Longest Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Tianmen Mountain are busy and full of tourists all the time,so tickets booking three days in advance is necessary. What's more,the official booking website is in Chinese version,please send your passport information to us and we can help you to book if you need.
10.The price shall increase at the duration of super high season,such as 1May-3 May, 1 Oct-7 Oct and Chinese New Spring Festival.
11.Any other changes caused by the acts of God, natural disasters, fires, weather,governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine,custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of Zhangjiajie Tour Club and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Economy:We will provide clean, comfortable van with professional driver and guide, the hotels you will stay are all 3 star and have good locations to the different science spots,Zhangjiajie is a developing mountain city,all the 3 star hotels are simple and service quality is lower than big cities,however,the hotels we choose are the best hotels among 3 star hotels.
Standard: We will provide clean, comfortable van with professional driver and guide, the hotels you will stay are all 4 star and have good locations to the different science spots,all 4 star hotels have no English speaking staff,but the guide can help you;All hotels have smoking rooms and no-smokingrooms;One bottle of water each day.
Deluxe: The new clean, comfortable van with professional driver and guide.What's more, he hotels you will stay are all 5 star and have good locations to the different science spots;All hotels have smoking rooms and no-smokingrooms;They have English speaking staff and privide quality service;A map of Zhangjiajie and one bottle of water each day.