Zhangjiajie Tour from Beijing
8-Day Best of Beijing and Zhangjiajie Tour
The daily flights from Beijing to Zhangjiajie take about 3 hours. This tour is suitable for visitors who have business trips in Beijing and would like to take a side trip to Zhangjiajie or for people who are staying in Beijing.
Discover the spirit of Beijing through the lives of its emperors. Immerse yourself in the unique natural scenery of Zhangjiajie and experience it at a comfortable pace.
98.8% positive customer reviews among 10,000+
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
We had a wonderful time in Hunan. All sites we visited were spectacular. The Nature around Zhangjiajie is perhaps most beautiful on the Planet. The trip was prepared perfectly, and we were very lucky with the weather. Our personal guide, ToNy, was perfect: he is a very nice person, very responsive, with full head of ideas of making the trip nicer than in the itinerary. I would recommend him as a personal guide to everybody.more
May 2023, Pawel from Warsaw
Our tour guide Tony was very friendly and enthusiastic about sharing his magical hometown. We really enjoyed our trip with him, and especially appreciated his ordering recommendations at lunch (which were all delicious), taking us to the ‘secret’ quiet spots, great photography skills and sharing facts about the local people and customs. We would recommend a trip to Zhangjiajie with China highlights and Tony to other travellers.more
Apr 2023, Rhiannon E
Our guide David from China Highlights was awesome and showed us the best spots and also some secret spots off the beaten track. He was always helpful with restaurant recommendations and make sure we have a pleasant stay. Thanks David.more
Mar 2023, Steffen Wet
CNY in Zhangjiajie
We are a family of four. My 10 year old twins really enjoyed the scenary and overall atmosphere in Zhangjiajie. David was very helpful and accomodating. He even took time to teach us how to make dumplings.more
Jan 2023, Leticia D
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
Spectacular Scenery- great family trip!
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
Touring ZJJ with Tony !
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
Jan 2020, gomell
The Most Spectacular part of our 17-day China trip
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
Nov 2019, punkloire
Amazing trip to Zhangjiajie with our guide Niki (Tan Qi)
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
Oct 2019, oesca
Ann can sing too
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
Oct 2019, Robert D
A must for aventurers! Zhangjiajie
A must for aventurers! ZhangjiajieWe spent 4 incredible days at the mountains, visited 3 different places. Each one more impressive and amazing than the previous one!! Amber was our tour guide, she was very friendly, helpful and took great pictures of us. I would definetly book my next trip with China Highligths, congratulations for your excellent customer service and the great tour guides --Bea Damm,Mexicomore
Oct 2019, Bea Damm
What a great 3 day trip in and around Zhangjiajie with our wonderful guide Ann from China Highlights! Ann was informative, funny and very caring making our trip memorable in so many different ways. Our trip went without a hitch but for the fog and high mountain mist. Loved Tianmem Mt cable car, the spires from Zhangjiajie National Park where the scenery inspired the movie Avatar. Ps - Ann has a great voice and sings local traditional songs. --CristinaDugmore
Your private guide will meet and greet you in the airport arrivals hall or at the train station's exit. A comfortable private car (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel where your guide will help you with the check-in process.
Novotel Beijing Peace
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town
Enjoy a full day to get a taste of imperial Beijing and the traditional local lifestyle of native Beijingers.
Listen to the Anecdotes about Tian'anmen Square (40 Minutes)
Your guide will give you an interesting introduction to the square's history and architecture. Enjoy your time walking around and take some great photos.
Discover the 600-Year-Old Forbidden City (3 Hours)
Then walk through Tian'anmen Square, just as the emperors did, to enter the Forbidden City. Marvel at the splendid architecture and feel the majesty of the emperors' imperial stronghold.
You don't need to wait in line for your tickets as we book them in advance. Your guide will help you go beyond the normal tourist route to explore 12 carefully selected places within the Forbidden City, while other group tours only visit six spots briefly.
Have an In-Depth Visit to the Hutongs (1½ Hours)
After lunch, go to the old hutong area and visit a local family whose ancestors have lived in the hutongs for generations. This offers a local perspective on the area's history and is a highlight for most visitors.
Enjoy an Authentic Beijing Roast Duck Dinner (1 Hour)
Continue your tour to discover the must-see attractions in Beijing and learn more about the historical city.
Morning Stroll at the Temple of Heaven (1 Hour)
Marvel at the spectacular architecture and get a glimpse of local life. Explore the main buildings and join in with the locals' morning exercises.
Enjoy One of the Wonders of the Ancient World: the Great Wall at Mutianyu (4½ Hours)
We will arrange round-trip cable car rides (you can also choose to walk down) to ascend and descend the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing the steps. Enjoy walking at your own pace and our private tour's flexibility. It is possible to stay longer on the wall or finish earlier as you wish.
Spend half a day exploring the imperial garden and then take a flight to Zhangjiajie in the afternoon.
Have a Relaxing Time at the Summer Palace (1 Hour)
This was an imperial garden where emperors used to go to enjoy themselves. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful and peaceful scenery at the top traditional garden in China.
Then, your private guide and car will transfer you to the airport. Three hours later, you will land in Zhangjiajie. Enjoy a sound sleep in your hotel.
Pullman Zhangjiajie (international 4-star standard)
Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan
Wulingyuan Scenic Area is huge and each part of it is unique. Spend 2 days in the park to see as much of it as you can while adapting to the changeable weather. It may be hazy on one day but like a fairyland on the other day. Your tickets are valid for 4 days, allowing maximum itinerary flexibility.
Embrace Tianzi Mountain, Which Is Like a Big Bonsai Garden (3½ Hours)
Check in at the entrance then 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 will unfold in front of you from different angles. Then take the cable car to descend the mountain.
Have a Pleasant Stroll Alongside Jinbian Stream (2 Hours)
It stretches for a distance of 7.5 kilometers from north to south, winding around mountains and with a shady path. It takes 2 or 3 hours to walk the whole distance or you can walk alongside part of it if you prefer. You will see many monkeys as you walk by the stream.
Afterward, you will be driven back to your hotel in the Wulingyuan area.
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 the shooting location for Avatar 2 in March 2019. Explore this 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 of a mountain into a piece of farmland and are living on it. With just one more step, 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 resemble a section of the Great Wall.
After the trip, you will be driven back to your hotel. Have a nice sleep and get ready for the next day.
Wake up feeling refreshed and get ready to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It incorporates mountains, streams, caves, cliffs, and forests. 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!
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 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 in 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)
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 Beijing 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.
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