Highlight: If you want to have some off-the-beaten-track places or like to explore little-visited mountain in Zhangjiajie, choose this Best 3-Day Tour for Backpackers, this trip asks a strong body
Day 1 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
AM: Arrive in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, head to Yaozi Village, there are more than 5000 steps to climb and no cablecars and elevators to transport you to the summit. Yaozi Village was first opened to tourists in the 1980's. It was closed for nearly a dozen years out of concern for environmental protection, but then reopened to welcome visitors once again on September 26, 2003. After 4 hours to tour the village, then hiking down and arrive in Golden Whip Stream.
PM: Go to Gold Whip Stream for a pleasant stroll along the stream in the afternoon, surrounded by grotesque rocks, this place is well-known for its crystal water and fresh air. You might see some monkeys there. Please don’t touch or scare them for safety reasons, but giving them food is ok. About 2 hours hiking in this valley.
Accommodation:3/4/5 star hotel in Wulingyuan
Day 2 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
AM: After breakfast, take the Bailong Elevator up Yuanjiajie, Bailong Elevator is the said to be the world's tallest full-exposure outdoor lift, tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator. Mountains in Yuanjiajie are the inspiration for Hallelujah Mountain in AVATAR , Where you will also find the aptly named First Bridge under Heaven, Lover Peaks and so on. But this place will be very crowded especially in summer time.
PM: Take green bus to Yangjiajie Scenic Area, Yangjiajie Scenic Area is a relatively recently discovered area of Zhangjiajie, we also named "Wulong Village" for this place since there were a group of bandits hiding on the top of this mountain 70 years ago. Like a hidden gem, its pristine beauty is a touch above other areas; and its amazing landscape, with a bit of adventure and fewer tourist crowds, will impress you as you climb the steps. The mountains, forming a natural “Great Wall”, are the most striking feature of the area(one hour climbing and one hour to get down).
After this,continuing to Tianzi Mountain, it takes you 25 minuts from Yangjiajie to Tianzi Mountain by public bus, after arriving in 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 for a good rest.
Accommodation: 3/4/5 star hotel in Wulingyuan
Day 3 Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon &Glass Bridge & Yellow Dragon Cave or Baofeng Lake
AM: Transfer to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, combining mountain, water and hole, Zhangjiajie Grand Cayon is the landform museum of Zhangjiajie.The main attractions: One-Line-Sky, Family Portrait, The millennial Ancient Rattan, Chuangwang Pavilion, the Southern Red Flag Canal, Zhuaxian Spring, Rotten Ship Rock, What's more, the world's highest see-through skywalk bridge has been completed and open to public in Oct 2016,you can have an amazing walking on this glass bridge(3 hours walking).
PM: A short driving to Yellow Dragon Cave,this cave is just like an underground "magical palace", featuring a wide cave, deep and secluded underground rivers, hanging waterfalls and dense stone bamboo shoots,showing a style of its own(1.5 hours walking). If you don't like the cave, you can choose Baofeng Lake to visit,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.
See you off in airport or railway station.
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.