Zhangjiajie Travel Guide
张家界The highlight of any visit to Hunan province, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Zhangjiajie is one of the most spectacular national parks in China. Known internationally as the inspiration for the "floating mountains" in the film Avatar, Zhangjiajie is actually a subtropical forest packed with over 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars, created by centuries of weathering.
The wildlife within Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a joy to behold. Monkeys can be seen along the paths and many other animals can be spotted off the main tourist tracks. The park’s many hiking trails leading off the main tourist paths are great for botanists and bird enthusiasts. For others who just want to experience the fantastic scenery, there are glass elevators and footbridges. You’ll get an extra special tingly feeling when looking down between your feet and seeing the three hundred meter drop below! There’s no need to worry though, the glass has been stress tested with sledgehammers and by driving SUVs over it.
Tianmen Mountain is the less crowded of the main sites at Wulingyuan. It is also a less challenging hike than the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The 10 Mile Natural Gallery is also an easier trek, complete with a mini train to help shuttle visitors around.
Hotel accommodation is not yet the best at Zhangjiajie. Fortunately, we have found the best of the hotels in the area for maximum comfort. The food is also typical of Hunan province – very spicy! For those wishing to avoid this, a quick word with the guide will help reduce the fieriness of this cuisine.
This tour will take you to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, otherwise known as China’s Golden Triangle! And of course, you will also board a cruise ship that will take you all the way along the Yangtze River. Your Beijing adventure will feature must-see sights like Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, as well as excursions around the city streets to see what day-to-day life is like...
Beijing → Xi'an → Chongqing → Yangtze River Cruises → Yichang → Shanghai
This complete north China tour takes in some major historic areas. While the whole tour can be customized, we give you an outline of our recommended activities in Beijing, then the UNESCO World Heritage walled city of Pingyao, followed by the walled city of Xi'an and its Terracotta Warriors, and finally the Kungfu temple and huge rock carvings in Luoyang. We can adjust the hotels to your...
Luoyang → Beijing → Pingyao → Xi'an → Luoyang → Beijing
1 day • CNY 550
This itinerary is perfect for families with kids of any age. Who doesn’t love pandas? At the Beijing Zoo, you can get up close to everyone’s favorite animal, without having to travel all the way to Chengdu! There is also a spacious green park at the zoo, with fun exhibitions and a children's playground. The hutong (alleyway) tour includes a trip up the Drum Tower, where you...
This tour begins and ends at your hotel in Shanghai. Tongli is one of the most authentic and picturesque water towns outside Shanghai. It is a little over 1 hour to drive there. After walking through the narrow lanes and having a canal cruise you continue on to Suzhou. In Suzhou you will see the Humble Administrator's Garden, one of the most famous there. Suzhou is also famous for its...
Shanghai → Water Towns → Suzhou → Shanghai
1 day • CNY 650
This tour was made for those visiting Shanghai by boat. We will pick you up and drop you off at Shanghai Port. Our first stop is Yuyuan Garden, a gorgeous traditional Chinese garden perfect for a stroll or simply an hour of relaxation! Then it is on to the Oriental Peal TV Tower, arguably the most iconic addition to Shanghai’s famous cityscape. From the tower, you will be able to take in...
Your adventure starts in Beijing. You will be able to visit all of the capital’s must-see sights, as well as take the path less trodden by exploring the hutongs (or traditional alleyways) many of which have been standing since the Ming Dynasty. An important stop on the celebrated Silk Road, Pingyao is steeped in history. Your Pingyao quest is to become a calligraphy master, or if you...
Beijing → Pingyao → Xi'an → Luoyang → Beijing
1 day • CNY 890
Our one day Chongqing tour includes the municipality's most famous sights. Our guide and driver will pick you up in the morning and take you to the new Three Gorges Museum. For lunch, you will enjoy an excellent Chongqing hot pot meal. The afternoon will be spent visiting the Dazu Grottoes, one of China's four ancient Buddhist cave art sites. As with all our tours, the itinerary is...
Visit China's four most iconic cities in one tour. This trip gives visitors a taste of Chinese history, business, cuisine, and culture. You will be introduced to the legacy of China's dynastic past and gain an understanding of the country's transformation into a modern economic and cultural powerhouse. This is the perfect tour for city lovers. You will start in the capital,...
Beijing → Shanghai → Guangzhou → Hong Kong
This tour includes all of the major destinations along the Yangtze River Delta. Your trip will start and end at Shanghai's Pudong Airport. The river running through the center of Shanghai is more than just a pretty sight. The name ‘The Bund’ refers to the historic row of banks built before World War II by the foreign powers of the time. On the opposite side of the river is Pudong...
Shanghai → Water Towns → Suzhou → Hangzhou