6 days Zhangjiajie national forest park and Fenghuang old town tour

⇀ Fenghuang
View the marvelous mountain peaks in Zhangjiajie, and take the longest cable car up to the Tianmen mountain to express the glass walkway. Continue to Fenghuang ancient town to see Miao people’s hanging house and lights illusions by the night.
6 days
Culture and Heritage, Natural scenery, Photography
Trip code
From CN¥ 4,500 per person
This is a tour with a fantastic combination of nature and ethnic culture. Zhangjiajie, the first authorized national forest park in China, is a place full of natural wonders and the paradise for nature lovers to pursue excitement and adventure. Dehang village, one of the ideal places to get close to the ethnic Miao Minority's life. Fenghuang (Phoenix) Ancient Town, a town with a history of more than 300 years but still keep in its original appearance, it is considered as a guidebook for people to know the past life in the pre-modernization period, and you can enjoy the typical scenery including wooden houses and stone roads here.
Day 01 :
Zhangjiajie Arrival

Upon arrival at Zhangjiajie airport or train station, to be met and picked up and transferred to your hotel. Then you can have a good rest at your hotel to prepare for your next 5 days trip.  Stay overnight at Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie.


Day 02 :
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park sightseeing tour, Yuanjiajie - Tianzi Mountain

Depart from your hotel after breakfast. Take the highest and fastest open elevator (Bailong Elevator) in the world to Yuanjiajie, which is called the 'Backyard Garden' of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It is attached to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, but a core scenic spot of Wu Lingyuan Nature Reserve, with a total area of 1,200 hectares and an altitude of 1,074 meters. Visit Tianzi Mountain after lunch. Tianzi mountain means Emperor Mountain in English, whose name originates from the uprising leader--Xiang Dakun--of Tujia ethnic minority group, is always enjoying the reputation as 'the king of all mountains'. The seas of clouds and mist are splendid, especially when the sky clears after the rain. Stay overnight at Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie.

Day 03 :
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park sightseeing tour, Huangshizhai - Golden Whip Creek - Local Family Visit

Zhangjiajie is famous for its mist-shrouded 'peak-forests' that are rarely found anywhere else. After breakfast, drive westwards to Huangshizhai (the Yellow Stone Village). Here you will take a cable car to the summit of Huangshizhai where the largest observing deck of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located for a panoramic view of the mountainside and mysterious primeval forests. Next, explore the Golden Whip Creek. It, named after a whip-shaped rock by the creek, is a deep valley of exotic flowers and plants, caves, ponds, and interesting rock formations. At last but not least, you will have a chance to be welcomed by a Tu local family for visiting and having dinner with them (optional). Stay overnight at Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie.

Day 04 :
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park sightseeing tour, Grand Canyon Glass Bridge - Tianmen Mountain

Morning, about 30 mins' – 1 hour’s drive will take you to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, a land-form museum combining mountains, valleys, streams, cliffs, and forests. Experience an adventurous walk on the transparent glass bridge to overlook the steep cliffs, lush mountains, clear waters of the Grand Canyon. After that, continue a visit to Tianmen Mountain (also known as Heaven Gate Mountain), ascend by the longest cable car in the world (7455 meters) and marvel at the stunning 99 hairpin road against the high cliffs, reach the base platform and a long flight of stairs leading up towards the Tianmen Cave – a natural water-eroded cave with the highest elevation in the world! This is known as the 'Heaven Reaching Ladder'. At the western side of the summit, there you can find the newly built Tianmen Temple. We also have a chance to visit the glass walk balcony, cliff plank road. Sightseeing for 4 -5 hours. Late afternoon, drive to Zhangjiajie city. Stay overnight in Zhangjiajie city.

Day 05 :
Drive to Fenghuang via Dehang Miao Village - Fenghuang Ancient Town sightseeing

After breakfast at your hotel, start driving about 4 hours to Fenghuang. On the way visit Dehang Miao village. Dehang Miao village, the remoteness keeps the village life intact. Tantalizing and rustic landscape let it alluring. Exploring in Dehang, marveling at the beautiful landscape, seeing the world's most breathtaking bridge. 

It's a wonderful example of what villages were like prior to the onset of modernization. Here dozens of alleys paved with flagstones run between the houses, each showing wear caused by the feet of generations of local people who have used them when going about their daily business. For the visitor, these alleys are the way to see the typical high gabled wooden houses built on stilts along the banks of the Tuo Jiang River at close quarters.

Stretching diagonally from the northwest to southeast of the town, Tuo Jiang River is a life force of the local people. Here in its waters, women wash their clothes and the men fish with their nets, while on the bank food is prepared in much the same way as it has for centuries. The river also provides a means for boatmen to support their families by ferrying tourists up and downstream so that they may admire the many splendors of the town. Stay overnight in Fenghuang.

Day 06 :
Departure Fenghuang by flight or train

Today you will be transferred to Tongren Fenghuang Airport or Tongren Railway Station to catch your departure flight or train to leave. See you off at the airport or train station, which ends the service with WindhorseTour. If you wish to continue your travels, we are experts in tailor-made trips and ready to assist you in extending your stay in China.

Tour notes:

All of our tours can be customized to suite your requirements, interests and budget. It is our specialty! Please feel free to contact us.
The tour price is based on 3 star standard hotels. At your request we can provide pricing for different levels of service such as budget hostel, luxury 4 star standard hotels or deluxe 5 star standard hotels.
The tour price listed is not valid during the Chinese public holidays such as: May 1st to 6th, Oct.1st to 7th, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). Please confirm dates with one of our Travel Advisors.
Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

2 bottles of mineral water provided daily.
All required government taxes and fees.
Domestic travel accident insurance.
Meals allowance for your guide and driver.
3 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Airport and/or train station pick-up and drop-off.
All vehicles are provided with air-conditioning (A/C).
Meals as remarked in the itinerary. (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.

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