You will be greeted by our guide at the airport and taken to your hotel by private car.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is part of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which has many distinct parts. Jinbian Brook starts from the main gate and takes about 2.5 hours to walk along, but the views are well worth it.
Huangshi Fort is easily accessible with a cable car; the view over the whole scenic area is spectacular. The floating mountains of the movie Avatar were based on these karst peaks, appearing like giant pillars holding the sky.
Suoxiyu Nature Reserve is in the center of the area, and Baofenghu, a sheltered emerald green lake, is one of the most alluring sights. The lake area seems to constantly remain calm, faithfully reflecting the mountains and the Suoxi Valley in almost any weather.
Other natural wonders include Huanglong Cave, Shi Painted Corridors, and Peculiar Stone Bridge.
Minority culture and folklore are represented in nearby villages and towns, making worthwhile side trips. If you are interested, let us know and we can add it to your itinerary.
One day is not enough to explore the vast Wulingyuan Scenic Area, so today you continue to Tianzi Mountain, one of the main scenic spots. A cable car will take you to top, the scenery along the way is great, but from the top you can see almost the entirety area.
As a wonderful end to this visit, you get to experience the Bailong Sightseeing Elevator, the highest and fastest of its kind in the world. It only takes 2 minutes to get to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the Sandstone Peak Forest.
In the evening, your guide will take you to the airport for the flight to Chongqing.
The Zoo and especially the Panda Room is the highlight for many visitors to Chongqing. In the mornings many local people practice Tai chi here, so you may well get to see this ancient form of exercise.
After lunch in Chongqing style, there is a visit to Eling Park, popular with the locals who come here to enjoy the gardens, play Mahjongg, and relax. It makes an interesting spot to capture some photos of the local life and the lovely view over the city and river.
The day continues with some local history: Three Gorges Museum, depicting the history of the Yangtze and, of course, the Dam, and Ciqikou Old Town, very authentic despite some restoration work.
In the evening the guide will take you to board the Yangtze River Cruise.
Enjoy the passing scenery and relax. In the morning, an optional tour of Fengdu Ghost City is available, and in the afternoon you can climb up Shibaozhai, a 12 story wooden gateway, to see the views from the mountain top.
In the evening there is a welcoming banquet and a party.
Today you cruise through two of the three gorges and pass through the ship locks. There is an excursion to the Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze River. Karst caves, sheer cliffs, and waterfalls create a magical atmosphere; a surprise factor is a suspended coffin on the cliff face. There is an option to visit White Emperor City.
In the evening the crew entertains with their performances.
After arrival to Yichang you can climb to the top of the famous Three Gorges Dam, and enjoy the breathtaking view.
Afterwards, you will be taken to the airport in Yichang by your guide, and taken care of until you have finished check-in.