Essential Zhangjiajie

Fenghuang & Zhangjiajie

From $1800 per person in low season
From $2200 per person in high season

based on 5 nights & daily experiences

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  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on two sharing. 
Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Vacations

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  • Marvel at the spectacular karst mountain pillars made famous on the Avatar movie

  • Stroll along the quaint Diaojialou stilt houses in Phoenix Ancient Town

  • Stroll in the Tujia village of Furong with its houses perched near a cliff-side waterfall

  • Cruise along the magnificent Baofeng Lake

  • We can arrange optional pre-trip extension to Fanjingshan

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The southern provinces of Hunan, Fujian and Guangzhou are all subject to a humid, subtropical monsoon climate. Weather across these lush areas is typified by long, humid and sweltering summers that bring typhoons, and short, mild winters. Hunnan’s average temperature hovers around 17°C, and the stunning scenery around Zhangjiajie National Forest Park changes with the seasons. The autumn months can be particularly beautiful, with the colorful changing leaves. The coastal province of Fujian experiences some of the heaviest rainfall in China, with the typhoon season falling in the month of August when temperatures and humidity are also at their peak. The same can be said for Guangzhou, making the best seasons to travel to these two subtropical provinces spring and autumn.

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Nature takes superlative form in the magnificent karst mountains of Zhangjiajie, made famous in Avatar. Retreat into the Phoenix Ancient Town with its riverside stilt houses and gain insights into Tujia culture at Furong houses with its scenic waterfall setting.

  1. Days 1-3: Fenghuang

    Arriving into Tongren airport, you will be transferred into Fenghuang. Also known as the Phoenix Ancient Town, Fenghuang is one of the best-preserved ancient villages in China.

    Enjoy a rowing boat trip across Diaojialou stilt houses. You will also explore the Former Residence of Seng Congwen, the Ancestral Hall of the Yang Family and Rainbow Bridge. Afterwards, take a stroll across Tiaoyan, Beimen Matou and Gucheng Qiangcheng.

    On your final morning, you will be transferred through the Tujia village of Furong, famed for its undulating landscape and charming houses set on a magnificent waterfall which flows into the You River before arriving into Zhangjiajie.

    Accommodation: Floral Hotel Moon Light Hotel (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-6: Zhangjiajie

    Arriving into Zhangjiajie, you will enjoy a leisurely cruise at the freshwater Baofeng Lake at the south of Suoxiyu Village before concluding the day.

    We dedicate two full days to explore Zhangjiajie. On the first day, you will visit the Yellow Stone Stronghold, the Six-Wonder Pavilion and stroll through the tranquil Golden Whip Stream.

    After a night's rest, we will make a visit to Tianzi Mountain where you will visit He Long Park, the 10-Mile Natural Gallery and the Hallelujah Mountain of Yuanjiajie made famous in the blockbuster movie of Avatar.

    If you have more time in Zhangjiajie, we recommend optional full day visit to Tianmen Mountain National Park, or a full day visit to Yellow Dragon Cave and Tujia Folk Gardens

    Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan (3 nights)


  • Meili Xiangxi Show

    Enjoy an evening performance involving folk artists from the mountain villages with spectacles of traditional folk art, sound and light.

  • Tianzi Mountain Tour

    Take a cable car up to Tianzi Mountain and enjoy the beautiful view of karst formations. Visit He Long Park, named after a renowned marshal. Head to 10 mile natural gallery, the Avatar mountaon of Yuanjiajie and take Bailong elevator down.

  • Tujia Folk Gardens Exploration

    Visit Tujia Folk Gardens and dive deep into the local culture and customs, including the large wooden house of Jiuchongtian.

  • Yellow Dragon Cave

    Visit the Yellow Dragon Cave and be amazed by the wonder of the large, natural underground network.

  • Zhangjiajie National Park

    Visit the Yellow Stone Stronghold in Zhangjiejie National Park by cable car and proceed to the Six-wonder Pavilion. Afterwards, enjoy a walk along the beautiful and tranquil Golden Whip Stream.


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