Zhangjiajie Tour from Shanghai
6-Day Best of Shanghai and Zhangjiajie Tour
Convenient flights between Shanghai and Zhangjiajie are available every day. This tour is a good choice for visitors who have a business trip in Shanghai and would love to see the natural phenomena in Zhangjiajie or for people who are staying in Shanghai.
Enjoy unique Shanghai experiences as you discover the city's old and new aspects, relax in Zhujiajiao Water Town, and 4 days in Zhangjiajie including 2 days in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to see more - do all of this in just 6 days.
What Our Customers Said
We did a private tour to Zhangjiajie with China Highlights in July and had a great time! It was hot, but our tour guide Chris was awesome at making sure we went to the best places at the best times to avoid the heat and lines. He obviously knows the area inside and out! We got to see some amazing (and completely empty) parts of the park that didn’t seem to be on any other tourists radar - and they weee STUNNING. We’re so glad we did this tour! Thanks Chris!!more
Jul 2022, clschomaker1
Everything was so smooth and easy with them- they knew our flight had been changed (we traveled during a low season) even before we did! Everybody in our family enjoyed the stunning scenery and breathtaking/scary glass sky walks- recommend this trip for adults and families alike. Having a tour guide is best- we would have wasted a lot of time with logistics otherwise. Ann knew the best times and methods of getting around everywhere and made good recommendations on everything from food to timing. We especially appreciated that we never felt like we were being fleeced because we were tourists- nobody steering us toward overpriced junk souvenirs. We also especially enjoyed Ann’s sharing of local culture, stories, and songs (bonus: Ann has a beautiful singing voice!)more
Jun 2021, christinajeanne
A “Must Do” for nature lovers
It’s true what others have posted about the Chinese tourists literally pushing their way through for things, and huge queues. I’m an early riser, so I was shocked that Tony suggested we start at 10am most days; however, his logic was sound. All the Chinese tour busses are up and heading out at 730/8am and then in they are in the queues. If we had gone at that time, I would have been standing for hours for the elevator or cable cars instead of using the hotel gym or having a leisurely breakfast.more
May 2021, MusicMandy
DO NOT MISS Zhangjiajie
This has got to be the most beautiful place in China! It was an amazing trip! I was nervous to travel alone with two young children, but Ann made it so easy and fun! She is an excellent guide! She took us to some delicious restaurants. She even sang us some beautiful, traditional Chinese songs!more
Apr 2021, lacallis
Tony is an amazing guide! He speaks good English and is a local who shares his growing up experience in the forest and daily life with us. Thanks to his great grasp of time, we were able to tour Zhangjiajie with very little crowd and having a quiet enjoying private tour ? thank you for your friendship and see you next time! --gomell ,Singaporemore
We had doubts about going to this location because generally... not big fans of landscapes and pictures and also we had quite a long whole day road to reach this place, but it turned out that it was totally worth it. These natural parks are truly amazing. We already had had high expectations about the main Zhangjiajie park and it didn't let us down at all - very unique peaks there. We were expecting this park to outshine other attractions in this area, but it came to our surprise that it didn't. For instance, Tianmen Mountain is absolutely amazing too. We understood it right after we got on the shuttle bus which goes to the top - take a look at the road itself - it is one of the most picturesque mountain road I've been to. You won't understand how huge the hole in the mountain is from the pictures - need to see it with your eyes. Also it is not only the hole itself which is beautiful there, but actually the park above the cave - and they have built some sort of scary and exciting hanging bridges on the rocks, which create even better views of the area. Also the cave near Zhangjiajie park felt like a highlight too - nor only it is absolutely huge naturally with a deep river inside, which you can move along by boat but also it is well overhauled inside with huge stairways and lights - looks like some sort of magical castle (strangely it didn't have many tourists and to us it was offered as optional - but we found it to be on par with the main parks and also a nice location to see for a change). Thanks to our lovely guide Carrie, who's got very nice and soft personality, which goes along with the mountains) She also was very kind to gift us postcards of the parks, which is good since no one prints photos anymore and now I've got something to put on the worktable. --punkloire,Moscow, Russiamore
We are halfway with our 27 days Journey to China and I think Zhangjiajie is over the top. Zhangjiajie is just amazing, from Tianzishan, the Hallelujah Mountains, Bailong Glass Elevator, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge and Baofeng Lake and of course the majestic Tianmenshan. Mt. Tianmen is just amazing, from the Cable Car Ride, Glass Walkway and Heaven’s Gate. Our local guide Niki (Tan) made our 4 days in Zhangjiajie very memorable. She picked us up at the train station, was with us everyday and checked us in at the airport for our next destination, Shanghai. Niki navigated for us the complexities of going through the sites of Zhangjiajie National Park and Mt. Tianmen. She changed our itinerary as she saw fit, so we avoid the rush hour and the tons of group tours. Our queue for every site was shortened because of her efficiency. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of Zhangjiajie is vast. She comes from the minority group of Tujia. We were able to visit the highlights of Zhangjiajie because of Niki. She introduced us to Hunan Cuisine which is very delicious, we end up requesting for lunch everyday. Niki went out of her way to book us reservations to watch Charm (Xian Xi) about the culture and traditions of the minority groups of Zhangjiajie (Tuija, Bai, Miao and Han). Niki was always looking out for us, so we won’t have any problems. I highly recommend to book your Zhangjiajie trip with China Highlights and request for Niki as your guide if she’s available . You are lucky if you can find a person who speaks English, so having a local guide will make your trip more enjoyable and trouble free. --oesca, USmore
What a lovely time we had seeing the incredible national parks with our guide Ann. So personal and caring. She even entertained us with traditional songs. Can’t say enough good things about her. Terrific guide and person. --Robert D， U.Smore
- Discover unique sites along the Bund that are difficult to find by yourself.
- Avoid the crowds and rush hours in Zhujiajiao Water Town.
- Walk on the small path at 'Sky Field Garden', which is near cliffs.
- Feel your heart beat faster at Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge.
- Take a ride on the world's longest cableway to reach the top of Tianmen Mountain.
Your private guide will be waiting for you in the airport arrivals hall or your hotel's lobby. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will be ready for you to explore Shanghai.
See the Wall Around Yu Garden to Witness Oriental Beauty (1 Hour)
You will hear interesting stories about the garden’s former owner and learn why its dragon wall almost killed that person.
Visit the Bund to Trace Its History (2 Hours)
Trace the clues starting from the Bund, where foreigners first landed in Shanghai hundreds of years ago. Each building tells a story about Shanghai’s golden age and you will see features hidden in the buildings that highlight their age.
Wander through alleyways to get a glimpse of the locals' lives and sit down for a break while you enjoy some delicious Shanghai snacks. You will also have a chance to experience the most popular way to order takeout in China.
Be like a local as you hop on a public ferry among the crowds to cross the Huangpu River and slowly travel from old Shanghai to Shanghai's Pudong New Area.
Ascend the Highest Building in Shanghai - Shanghai Tower (1 Hour)Ascend the highest building in Shanghai - Shanghai Tower (1 Hour)
You can enjoy seeing the Oriental Pearl TV Tower below you and having a bird's-eye view of the entire city.
Sunrise On The Bund
Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai, Bund view
Wander in the former French Concession where your guide will tell you stories about the buildings and the colonial history. Pass by the stylish buildings constructed a century ago and try to find a famous one.
Discover a Hidden Treasure of Art - the Propaganda Poster Art Centre (1 Hour)
You will find exaggerated posters that record the history of the Mao era and your curiosity about communism will be satisfied.
Enjoy a Relaxing Afternoon in Zhujiajiao Water Town (3½ Hours)
Walk over the bridges and by the river, and relax in a rowing boat. This lovely town will make you forget that you are next to a big city. Then drive back to your hotel in Shanghai.
Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport, and then you will head to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, which takes about 40 minutes.
Embrace Tianzi Mountain, Which Is Like a Big Bonsai Garden (3 Hours)
Check in at the entrance and take a shuttle bus to Tianzi Mountain’s cable car station. You will see large areas of spiky peaks thrusting upward. As you walk along the steps, spectacular views unfold in front of you from different angles. Then descend the mountain in the cable car and drive back to your hotel in the Wulingyuan area.
Pullman Zhangjiajie (international 4-star standard)
Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan
You have a full day in the national park to explore this wonderland. Take the Bailong Elevator up and down the mountain to save time and energy.
Visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Area to See Avatar Hallelujah Mountain (1½ Hours)
This was chosen again as the location to shoot Avatar 2 in March 2019. Explore the area at your own pace - you will find more interesting mountains and features, such as a natural stone bridge stretching between two mountains.
Listen to the Story about 'Sky Field Garden' (1 Hour)
'Sky Field Garden' is a highlight with much fewer tourists. You may not believe that the local people changed the top part of a mountain into a piece of farmland and are living on it. It is a perfect example of harmonious co-existence between man and nature. Just one more step further and you are faced with cliffs.
Visit Yangjiajie Scenic Area to See the Natural Great Wall (1½ Hours)
The Yangjiajie section was opened to the public in recent years. Its unique mountain formations are just like a section of the Great Wall.
After your trip, you will be driven back to your hotel. Have a nice sleep and get ready for the next day.
Breakfasts offered at the hotels are usually Chinese-style with not much choice. If you prefer, your guide can pack you some bread, instant coffee, and fruit for an alternative breakfast.
Challenge Yourself on the Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon (4 Hours)
The world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge is located in this area. Walking along this glass bridge that’s located 300 meters above ground level will be one of the coolest experiences of your tour!
If you prefer not to walk on the bridge, you can take another route to visit the area.
Relax on a Boat at Baofeng Lake (1 Hour)
You'll enjoy a 30-minute ride in a wooden boat. It is a leisurely experience as you cruise on the clear water, view hills of various shapes, and enjoy listening to the local minority people singing their traditional songs.
Experience the Longest Cableway and Enjoy Views from Tianmen Mountain (4½ Hours)
Tianmen Mountain is regarded as the 'soul' of Zhangjiajie and is its highest mountain. The views include graceful ancient trees, karst hillocks, and long roads that are carved from the sides of the cliffs. The cable car ride takes 30 minutes from the city center to the mountaintop and it is the longest cableway in the world.
Tianmen Cave (meaning 'Heaven's Gate') is a 30-meter-high hole that was formed naturally in the mountain and looks like a doorway. It is well-known for being glided through by world-class stuntmen in wingsuits. To reach the hole, you can climb for about half an hour up the 'Stairway to Heaven'or take elevators.
After the trip, we will transfer you to the airport and wave goodbye.
1. The Tour Price Includes a Flight
The tour price includes a flight from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie. Please inform your travel advisor which city you are going to visit after Zhangjiajie so that he/she can arrange more transportation for you.
2. Flexible timing and Travel Order
To avoid waiting in long queues and to adapt to the changeable weather conditions, your tour guide will suggest the best time to start the day and might recommend that you get up early or alter your schedule. Please kindly understand and cooperate.
3. Have a Late Lunch When You Visit the National Park
Lunch is included but there are very limited restaurant choices in the national park. Usually, your guide will suggest you have a big breakfast and will prepare some snacks for you. You will then have a late lunch after you have transferred to downtown Zhangjiajie.