6 days Zhangjiajie national forest park and Fenghuang old town tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.