Discover the natural wonders and cultural gems of Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang on this 5-day tour. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes from the world’s tallest outdoor lift, explore the thrilling Glass Skywalk, and challenge yourself on the highest and longest glass bridge. Immerse in the ancient charm of Fenghuang Ancient Town, wandering through cobblestone streets and exploring cultural landmarks. This journey offers a perfect blend of adventure and cultural immersion, showcasing the unique beauty of these two captivating destinations.
2. Thrill on Tianmen: Conquer fear on Tianmen Mountain’s Glass Skywalk and 999 Heavenly Stairs, immersing yourself in the wonder of this karst landscape.
3. Glass Bridge Adventure: Challenge yourself on the world’s highest and longest glass bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, marveling at the flying waterfall and surging river below.
4. Ancient Charms of Fenghuang: Lose yourself in the enchanting cobblestone streets of Fenghuang Ancient Town, surrounded by well-preserved wooden houses and riverside allure.
- Day 1: Arrival in Zhangjiajie
Arrive in Zhangjiajie in the later afternoon or evening time (best to take a flight that arrives before 19:00 pm). Your local driver will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the small town.
- Day 2: YuanjiajieBailong Elevator, Mt. Tianzi
Meet the guide at your hotel lobby at 9:00 am. Then head to the Yuanjiajie Park and take the Bailong Elevator, the world's tallest outdoor lift built onto the side of a huge cliff, to reach the Yuanjiajie mountain platform. Enjoy the beautiful scenery during the ride.
Then venture from Yuanjiajie's summit with a 1.5-hour soft hike into the Southern Sky Pillar, which is claimed to be the prototype of the "Hallelujah Mountains" in the well-known film Avatar.
Have lunch at a local restaurant, KFC, or food vendor at your own expense.
After that, take a shuttle bus to Mt. Tianzi, a typical quarts sandstone landform that is characterized by piles of dense peaks. Visually, the view is different from other parts of the park: the peaks are much thinner and sharper. Since it has the biggest opening platform, we can definitely experience the most spectacular view of the sandstone peak forest.
Then we will take the cableway down and return back to the hotel for a good rest.
- Day 3: Zhangjiajie Grand CanyonZhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Golden Whip Stream
After breakfast, explore the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge. Walking in the longest and highest glass bridge in the world is truly a challenge for everyone, but also a wonderful experience as you can have a whole view of the Grand Canyon. Don't be afraid of passing through this bridge since you will enjoy the magnificent scenery such as the flying waterfall, the surging river...
In the afternoon, have an in-depth visit with 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.
Meal: Breakfast + Dinner
- Day 4: Zhangjiajie to FenghuangTianmen Mountain, Junsheng Sandstone Painting Gallery, Fenghuang Ancient Town
After breakfasts, ascend Tianmen Mountain via cable car, walk the thrilling Glass Skywalk, and explore the natural wonder of Tianmen Cave. Your guide provides geological insights into the karst landscape. Brave the 999 Heavenly Stairs before descending by cable car, completing your Tianmen Mountain adventure.
After lunch, pay a visit to Junsheng Sandstone Painting Gallery to see unique painting art. Then, you will head to the train station to take 1h high-speed train to Fenghuang Ancient Town, reference train: G6433/16:03-17:08.
Upon arrival, your guide will help you check in to your hotel, and you'll have the rest of the day to explore this charming ancient town at your own pace. Wander through the cobblestone streets, admire the well-preserved wooden houses, and soak in the unique atmosphere of this riverside town.
Stay overnight in Fenghuang old town.
- Day 5: Fenghuang DepartureBoat Ride on the Tuojiang River, Old Town Exploration
In the morning, we'll take a boat ride on the Tuojiang River, offering a different perspective of Fenghuang Ancient Town. The boat ride will take you past ancient bridges, traditional houses, and scenic spots along the riverbank.
Next, we'll visit the Former Residence of Shen Congwen, a renowned Chinese writer who once called Fenghuang home. This residence provides insight into the life and works of the literary figure.
Afterwards, we'll have a look at Rainbow Bridge, East Gate Tower, and Wanming Pagoda, among other cultural highlights of the town. You'll have some free time to take in the last views and explore any spots you may have missed.
Our tour ends in Fenghuang Ancient Town. In the afternoon, you can fly directly from Tongren Phoenix Airport. If you prefer to leave from Zhangjiajie, please buy a ticket after 8 pm. (Contact your consultant to find out how to get to Zhangjiajie)