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6-Day Best of Shanghai and Zhangjiajie Tour

Zhangjiajie Tour from Shanghai

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.

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Tour Highlights

  • 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.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1Explore the Charming City of Shanghai

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.

Yu Garden Yu Garden

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.

Hotel options:
Sunrise On The Bund
Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai, Bund view

Visit the Bund Visit the Bund
Day 2Explore Historical Surroundings and Zhujiajiao Water Town

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.

the Propaganda Poster The Propaganda Poster
Day 3 Flight to Zhangjiajie and Discovery Tianzi Mountain

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.

Hotel options:
Pullman Zhangjiajie (international 4-star standard)
Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan

Tianzi Mountain Tianzi Mountain
Day 4 Second Day in the Park: Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, Sky Field Garden, and the Natural Great Wall of Zhangjiajie

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.

Hallelujah Mountain Hallelujah Mountain
Day 5Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Its Glass Bridge and Baofeng Lake

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.

the Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon the Glass Bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
Day 6Tianmen Mountain and Zhangjiajie Departure

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.

bends of Tianmen Mountain Bends of Tianmen Mountain

Trip Notes

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.

Tour Price

FromUSD 1,469 p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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