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This tour is designed for people who would like to try some outdoor activities at any level in wild Zhangjiajie. You will visit must-see attractions, such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and its glass bridge, and Tianmen Mountain. Furthermore, you will enjoy these popular places from a different perspective.
Visiting the forest park includes a combination of hiking and riding in a shuttle bus, an elevator, and a cable car. You’ll take about 21,000 steps as you walk during this trip. Enjoy light hiking alongside part of Golden Whip Stream at the foot of a mountain in the national forest park to breathe fresh air and meet cute monkeys. Walk in the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain and Tianzi Mountain areas to enjoy them through your own eyes. Go biking in the non-touristy area at the foot of Tianmen Mountain to see countryside views and the quiet reflection of Tianmen Cave on the surface of the water.
We tailor-make hiking and biking for any level. With every step, different views will jump up before your eyes. Embrace the dynamic Zhangjiajie.
Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you in the arrivals hall of the airport with a nameplate. If you arrive by train, your local tour guide will meet you at the train station’s exit.
After meeting your tour guide, you will be transferred to your hotel in Wulingyuan via a private vehicle and driver. Have a good rest and be ready for the next day's hiking trip.
Hotel options in Wulingyuan Scenic area:
Pullman Zhangjiajie (international 4-star standard)
Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie
Tianmen Mountain Welcomes You at the Airport
Light Hiking along the Golden Whip Stream (1 Hour)
Your private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Wulingyuan Scenic Area, where Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located.
Golden Whip Stream is 5.7 kilometers long, which takes about 2 hours to hike the whole route. We hike half of the route, as you hike in the natural oxygen bar, say hello to the monkeys.
Enjoy Peaks with Different Shapes at Tianzi Mountain (3 Hours)
Take a cable car ride up to Tianzi Mountain and you will see large areas of spiky peaks thrusting upward. Walking along the steps, spectacular views will unfold in front of you from different angles. It seems as though these peaks with unique shapes have been made by naughty children, as if nature is a child at play.
See Avatar Hallelujah Mountain with Your Own Eyes at Yuanjiajie (2 Hours)
Then ride a public shuttle bus to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, where the mountains are said to be the inspiration for the Hallelujah Mountains in the movie Avatar. It takes about 1 hour to walk along the tourist trails before you take the Bailong Elevator or the cable car down the mountain.
Your guide knows some hidden parts of the park where you can enjoy the natural beauty and take photos without any crowds and loud microphones.
Wake up feeling refreshed and get ready to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It incorporates mountains, streams, caves, cliffs, and forests.
Stand on Transparent Glass in the Sky and Look Down to the Bottom (1 Hour)
The world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge is located in this area. Walking along this glass bridge at 300 meters above ground-level will be one of the coolest experiences of your tour!
Experience a Narrow Path on the Cliffside and a Slide (1½ Hour)
After the bridge, you can choose to walk down the cliff path or take the elevator to get halfway down the mountain, then go down a slide to reach the bottom. Afterward, walk for about 5 kilometers alongside the stream in the canyon.
Driving from your hotel at Wulingyuan area to Tianmen Mountain takes about 40 minutes.
The Longest Cableway and a Glass Walkway (2 Hours)
The cable car ride takes 30 minutes to get from the city center to the mountaintop and it is the longest cableway in the world.
Walk on the mountain to reach the suspended glass walkway, which is almost a mile above the ground (altitude is 1,430 meters). Challenge yourself with this thrilling experience.
Visit Tianmen Cave Where a Range Rover Drove up 999 Steps to Reach the Top (2 Hours)
You will reach Tianmen Cave (meaning 'Heaven's Gate'), which is a 30-meter-high hole formed naturally in the mountain, resembling a doorway. It is well-known for being glided through by world-class stuntmen in wingsuits and a Range Rover advertising film. To reach the hole, you can take the elevator or climb 999 steps for about half an hour up the 'Stairway to Heaven'.
Enjoy your time on the mountain and then take a shuttle bus back down to experience the '99 Bends' mountain road.
If you have a flight in the afternoon or evening, your guide and driver will show you a special place to see the mountain without other tourists. Enjoy it from a different angle and relax. Check in at your hotel in Zhangjiajie city area, get ready for biking.
Hotel options in Zhangjaijie City area:
Best Western Grand Hotel Zhangjiajie
Sunshine Hotel & Resort Zhangjiajie
After visiting the popular attraction of Tianmen Mountain, we understand that you will need an authentic experience to discover the local people's lifestyles.
Go Biking Along a Peaceful Village Path with a Professional Coach (2½ Hours)
Biking along a peaceful village path is a good way to explore and to enjoy Tianmen Mountain from a different angle.
A professional coach from a local biking club will accompany you with his sag wagon. He will provide you with a bike and helmet. If you prefer an easy biking tour, visit a beautiful reservoir, which takes about 1 hour in total （3-5 km）. Get off your bike, take a break at any time and enjoy the peace without any other tourists. If you think 1 hour’s biking is not enough, your guide and coach will tailor-make a biking route according to your interests.
Then you’ll be driven back to your hotel where you can take a break before catching your flight in the afternoon or evening.
This tour includes one-hour light hiking along Golden Whip Stream. We understand that different people are suited to different levels of hiking. To meet those needs, we can tailor-make your hiking route in the national forest park according to your previous hiking experience. Your ticket to the forest park is valid for 4 days. If you prefer more hiking, half or one day more is needed in the national park. The following hiking levels are for your reference. The hours depicted in brackets are just for the hiking part of the trip, not for the whole day.
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.
Food sold in the national park is very limited. Usually, your guide will suggest that you have a big breakfast on the day and he/she will prepare some snacks for you. Then you will have a late lunch in downtown Wulingyuan at about 4pm.
based on 2 persons and 4-star hotel