About This Trip
This 5-day tour showcases the best of Hunan's highlights. Starting the trip in Zhangjiajie to explore the beautiful sandstone peak forest landforms known as the Avatar Mountains. Then proceed to Fenghuang Ancient Town, which is famous for its colorful ethnic customs and picturesque night scenery.
- 1ZhangjiajieArrival and Enjoy Some Leisure Time
- 2ZhangjiajieZhangjiajie National Forest Park: Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain and Ten-mile Gallery
- 3ZhangjiajieGolden Whip Stream, Boat Cruise on Baofeng Lake
- 4FenghuangFenghuang Ancient Town
- 5FenghuangExplore the Old Town on Your Own before Departure
Day 1: Arrival, Zhangjiajie
Upon your arrival at Zhangjiajie airport, your private tour guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel in Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It usually takes around 50 minutes' drive.
Day 2: Zhangjiajie
The whole day to explore this charming area includes Yuanjiajie (with Bailong Elevator up), the First Bridge under the Sun, Fairy Maiden Present Flowers, Imperial Brush Peak, Mt. Tianzi (with cable car) and Ten-mile Gallery (with round-trip train ride). As private vans are not allowed to drive into the scenic spot, your personal tour guide will accompany you to take the scenic spot shuttle bus from one spot to another. When it is necessary, the guide might change the travel orders to avoid the crowds.
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Day 3: Zhangjiajie
Today is for you to continue the deeper exploration of this huge National Park.
In the morning, you will have light hiking along the Golden Whip Stream and enjoy the fresh air. While on the way, you may meet some cute wild monkeys or other animals. Depending on your physical condition, you may like to hike two or three hours in the valley. At the end of the trip, you need to return all the way back, so return time should be taken into consideration as well.
In the afternoon, you will discover the natural wonders of Baofeng Lake by boat. The lake and the surrounding area with lush green trees and shrub-clad stone peaks of various shapes give people a fairytale-like atmosphere.
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Day 4: Zhangjiajie - Fenghuang
After breakfast, drive approximately 1.5 hours to the downtown. Here you will take the longest cable car (around 30 minutes, 8 km) to get up on the Tianmen Mountain and experience an exciting walk on the glass walkways.
Afterward, drive about 3.5 hours to reach Fenghuang Ancient Town (Phoenix Town). Upon arrival, check into the hotel and enjoy your own leisure time. The amazing riverside night view is highly recommended for you.
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Day 5: Fenghuang, Departure
It is a leisure morning for you to walk around this tiny old town and spot on the life signs of old days. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the nearby airport or back to Zhangjiajie.
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