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6-Day Essence of Guangzhou and Zhangjiajie Tour

It takes about 2 hours to fly from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie. This tour is designed for visitors who have a business trip in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, or Hong Kong and would like to see Zhangjiajie or for people who are staying in the Guangdong area.

Both cities are located in South China. Guangzhou is a historical trade city with diverse cultures while Zhangjiajie is famous for its natural beauty and Tujia minority culture. Discover the two cities in your own way.

Highlights

Exquisite break carving at the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall Be amazed by the exquisite architecture of the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall.
 
Enjoy tranquility at the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees Immerse yourself in Buddhist tranquility at the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees.
The Hallelujah Mountains, inspiration of Avatar See peculiar sandstone peaks — the closest thing on Earth to the Hallelujah Mountains.
 
Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Visit the world record-holding Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge.
Tianmen Cave of the Tianmen Mountain Take a ride on the world's longest cableway to the top of Tianmen Mountain.
Day 1Arrival in Guangzhou

Meet your tour guide in the airport arrivals hall and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your tour guide will help you to check in and ensure everything is fine at the hotel.

Hotel options:
Ocean Hotel Guangzhou
Garden Hotel Guangzhou

Day 2Guangzhou City Essence Tour

Appreciate the Traditional Guangdong-Style Architecture and Decorations at the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall. (1½ Hours)

This is especially known for its display of delicate craftsmanship and folk arts, including historical figures, carvings, and cast iron sculptures.

Stroll Around Qingping Market (1 Hour)

There are numerous stalls with everything imaginable for sale, such as Chinese medicine items (including live scorpions), pets, flowers, plants, fish, and spices.

Immerse Yourself in Buddhist Tranquility at the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (1 Hour)

The temple was built over 1,000 years ago and houses the largest bronze Buddhist statue in Guangdong Province.

Continue to Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (1 Hour)

This was built in 1931 in memory of Sun Yat-sen, a great Chinese revolutionary.

The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees The Temple of the Six Banyan Trees
Day 3 Flight to Zhangjiajie and Discover Tianzi Mountain

Take a flight from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie. 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 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 down the mountain and you will be driven 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 4Second 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 the shooting location for 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 that stretches 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. 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 look just like 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.

Sky Field Garden in Zhangjiajie Sky Field Garden in Zhangjiajie
The Natural Great Wall in Zhangjiajie The Natural Great Wall in Zhangjiajie
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 is 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 on 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.

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
Baofeng Lake Baofeng Lake
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'.

After the trip, we will transfer you to the airport and wave goodbye.

Tianmen Mountain Tianmen Mountain

Trip Notes

1. The Tour Price Includes a Flight

The tour price includes a flight from Guangzhou 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 been transferred to downtown Zhangjiajie.

From USD1,319 p/p

based on 2 persons and 4-star hotel

Service Includes
  • 1-1 consultancy from an experienced travel expert
  • 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
INQUIRE ABOUT THIS TRIP

Trip Advisor 163+ Excellent Reviews
Zhangjiajie and the surround mountains and canyons make for spectacular scenery, unlike anywhere else in the world. China Highlights did a great job coordinating all the details for my four day visit and my guide Sara did an excellent job shepherding me around the various sights and providing the local insights and cultural connection that made the visit all that more special.
- doug765