Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
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Tour Overview

With its profound history and splendid culture, Xian is definitely worthy of your visit. With the unbelievable natural landscapes in the world, Zhangjiajie is completely your best choice to appreciate nature. Take this 4-Day Best Xian Zhangjiajie Tour by Flight, and you will have the chance to visit famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, explore the secretes of nature in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and meet the Bailong Elevator which is the must-visit tourist site. In this tour, you will also enjoy many other best highlights in both Xian and Zhangjiajie. Join us to discover the breathtaking landscapes in China!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Shocked by the grand Terracotta Warriors and Horses to explore the long history of Xian.
2. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which has over 1300 years history and preserves the Buddhist relics.
3. Satisfy your taste bud by enjoying kinds of delicacies and feel a different culture in Muslim Quarter.
4. A life-time experience to the leg-shaking Glass Bridge.
5. Marvel at the highest elevator in the world to appreciate the beauty of Zhangjiajie—Bailong Elevator.
6. Enjoy the picturesque landscape in Golden Whip Stream and listen to the fairy tale of this place.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Xian airport / train station, our local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to downtown hotel for check-in. Free and easy on your arrangement for rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Xian

  2. Your Xian exploration begins with the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses, hailed as "the Eighth Wonder of the World." Unearthed in 1974 by local farmers, this site has evolved into a premier attraction, showcasing Pit 1 (the largest pit), Pit 2, Pit 3, and a chariots and horses exhibition hall. Spend 2-3 immersive hours in the museum, guided by an expert, unraveling the captivating narrative behind these life-sized sculptures and the history of their creator, the First Emperor of Qin, also China's inaugural emperor.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian

    In the afternoon, head back to the Xian downtown area for another historical highlight- the Ancient City Wall, a majestic testament to China's historical legacy, offering visitors a panoramic journey through time. Built during the Ming Dynasty, this well-preserved fortification encircles the city, revealing watchtowers, gates, and a stunning cityscape. Ascend the wall for breathtaking views, take a stroll, or rent a bicycle (optional) to explore the battlements, immersing yourself in the ancient charm and architectural marvels of this iconic structure. Later, continue your visit to the Bell and Drum Tower Square,  the symbol of this old capital located in the center of the city. Walking forward, you'll reach the vibrant Muslim Quarter, a bustling area renowned for its unique local products and authentic snacks. Delight in savory preserved meats, flavorful casseroles, and a variety of noodles. Additionally, explore the opportunity to buy Terracotta Warriors imitations as memorable souvenirs.

    Xian Food in Muslim Quarter
    Delicious Kebab in Muslim Quarter

    Last, transfer to the airport for your evening flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, our local driver will be waiting for you at the exit gate holding a welcome board with your name, and transfer to the local hotel for check-in. Have a good rest for tomorrow's amazing exploration!

    Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Area

  3. Today, you'll start your adventure with Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It's the first national forest park in China and was included in World Natural Heritage List in 1992 for the queer forest of quartz sandstone peaks. You will see the pillars rise hundreds of meters into the sky, stroll along tranquil valleys, and feel rejuvenated by the fresh air.

    The first scenic site is Tianzi Mountain. There is a saying that you will not want to see any other mountains after visiting Tianzi Mountain. One of the spectacular sights is the sea of clouds after rain if you are lucky. You will witness rugged rocks and a forest of stone peaks which looks like a group of warriors listening to orders.

    After that, continue to explore Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, the inspiration for Hallelujah Mountain in the super famous movie Avatar. You also can experience the Bailong Elevator, the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. You will be amazed by the speed of the elevator, only 1 minute and 58 seconds up to Yuanjiajie. When you step out of the elevator, a magical landscape painting will unfold in front of you. The massive quartz-sandstone pillars are towering over you or next to you.

    Afterwards, move on to Golden Whip Stream, one of the most beautiful sites in Zhangjiajie. The stream winds its way through the hills and valleys and got its name because of passing by the Golden Whip Rock. Just listen to the murmurs of the stream, stroll along the valley, and stop to watch the fish swimming in the crystal-clear water.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Area

    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

  4. In the morning, take a peaceful cruise in Baofeng Lake, which is the only water-themed scenic spot in Zhangjiajie. Its picturesque scenery even attracts TV crews to come here. You can have a pleasant cruise watching the peaks being reflected on the lake and enjoying the folk songs from local Tujia minority girls in traditional costumes.

    Zhangjiajie Baofeng Lake
    Baofeng Lake

    Later, move on to challenge yourself at the longest and highest Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in the world with a length of 430 meters. You can have a panoramic view of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon while walking on the transparent glass floor. You may be scared to step on the bridge at first, but once you take the first step, you will enjoy the magnificent view of flying waterfalls, lush forests, and running streams.

    After finishing the adventures, transfer to Zhangjiajie airport/train station for your departure.

    Accommodation: N/A

    Friendly Tips: If you decide to take this tour, kindly please make sure you will be booking Zhangjiajie hotels in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Area. If you have any questions about booking hotels, or if you would like hotels to be included in the package, please feel free to ask your travel consultant.

    Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
    Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price includes

  • Xian - Zhangjiajie flight ( economic class )
  • 3 Chinese style lunch as listed in itinerary
  • Entrance tickets as listed in itinerary
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • China Visas or international flights
  • Any dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Ride bike on Xian Ancient City Wall
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase commercial travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance
  • Any item beyond “Price Includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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