8-DAY Guilin-Zhangjiejie Best Mountain View Tour
This tour puts the best mountain scenery of China together--Zhangjiajie and Guilin which definitely will dazzle your eyes. and you will also be impressed by the minorities living in Hunan and Guangxi Province.It's a perfect combination for an unforgettable travel experience of exploring nature.
Tour Feature: Landscape,Ethnic Culture, Cycling,Hiking.
Fitness level required: ***(Moderate)
Road condition: ***(Good)
Time of availability: All the year
Day1 Guilin---Yangshuo--Moon Hill--Big Banyan Tree--Yangshuo.Nightstay in Yangshuo.
Morning, head to Yangshuo, the best of Guilin, then visit Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree Park, by cycling in the beautiful countryside of Yangshuo. Afternoon, easy walk in the West street in the center of Yangshuo’s prosperity, find a nice dinner place for your stomach. Evening watch the well-known night show called Impression Liusanjie which is directed by Zhangyimou --the very director of 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony. Be prepared to be shockingly impressed by the visual dream in reality.
Day2 Yangshuo--Yangdi--Xingping--Silver Cave--Yangshuo. Nightstay in Yangshuo.
Morning, drive out for a bamboo boat rafting from Yangdi to Xingping, sit and enjoy essence of Guilin’s chinese-traditional-painting-liked landscape. Visit Xingping old town at the rafting end, Afternoon, visit Silver Cave--one of 10 best spots of Guilin. Night, Be free like a bird.
Day3 Yangshuo---Ping’an. Nightstay in Ping’an.
Morning, long drive to Ping’an where the Minority Zhuang & Yao have been living for centuries. After hotel check-in, Climb up to some spots to enjoy the amazing picture drawn by parallel lines of fields. If weather allows. Stay longer for the sunset. Night, relax with quietness and forget the city life for one night.
Day4 Ping’an--Golden Hole--Guilin. Nightstay in Guilin.
Morning, pack snacks and water for a classic hike(4.5hours) from Ping’an to Golden hole. go through mountains to appreciate different parts of terrace.( An easier option: drive in another direction to Golden Hole). Afternoon, drive back to Guilin for a relaxing city tour. Night, take a boat trip to enjoy the night scene of Guilin.
Day5 Guilin---Changsha--Zhangjiajie. Nightstay in Zhangjiajie
Morning, hike up to the top of Guilin-- Diecai Hill, take a bird’s eye view of this beautiful city as the last sight and goodbye, At early noon, leave Guilin for Changsha in Hunan Province by highspeed train, then a bus transfer to Zhangjiajie--the Avatar Planet.
Day 6 Golden Whip Stream--Yuanjiajie. Nightstay in Wulingyuan
Morning,walk along the beautiful Gold Whip Stream for 2.5 hours, listening to the sound of nature. Afternoon. take the world highest sightseeing elevator (Bailong) up to Yuanjiajie area for the spectacular view of sandstone peak forest.,it's the background of the Movie:Avatar.(If time allows, bus to its neighbor Yangjiajie for an wild hike to Natural Great Wall at Fubogong, then continue to Tianzi Mount for the panorama of Avatar World. Stay overnight outside or on the top of the park.)
DAY7 Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon--Zhangjiajie downtown--Tujia folk Park. Nightstay in Zhangjiajie Downtown.
Morning, drive to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon for a Canyon trip, meanwhile, experience the world highest and longest glass bridge, afternoon, go back to Zhangjiajie downtown, get to know the minority Tujia by visiting Tujia Folk Park where the world highest stilt house lies.
Day 8 Tianmen Mountain--Junsheng Sandstone Gallery.
Spend a whole day in Tianmen Mount, take the world longest cablecar to the top, do circled tour to see the different spectacularity of Karst Landform, then reach the Tianmen hole by world longest escalator, then bus down to the mount foot on the breathtakingly zigzag road. Afternoon, we conclude this wonderful 8-day tour by enjoying the unique local art at Junsheng Sandstone Gallery. Happy Ending.
All Entry Tickets
Accommodation: 3-star hotel or guesthouse..
Transportation: What's kind of transportation we use depends on the No.of travelers.The case usually goes like below:
1-2 : Public Bus.
3-7 :Private Van of 7-9 seats ( or Public bu and Partial Private Van Combined)
8+: Private bus.
Guide: An experienced English speaking guide
Cablecar,Elevator,one part of escalator in Tianmen Mount.
Snacks,drinks,Laundry,and other personal expense.
Surcharges will be charged in (May 1st-7th),(October 1st-7th) ,and Spring Festival ( Chinese New Year).
The price quoted is to be used for reference only. A final tour quote will be provided to you at the time of final confirmation on itinerary and standard. it may be lower or higher based on the No. of traveler and your traveling time
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
- Tianmen mountain
- Phoenix Fenghuang ancient town
- West Street Yangshuo
- Guilin Diecai Hill (Die Cai Shan )
- Longji Rice Terrace (Ping'an Village) Hiking Routes