Zhangjiajie and Mt Fanjing are renowned mountains in the Southern China. This 12-day tour will offer you opportunity to explore Shanghai, Zhangjiajie, Mt Fanjing, Fenghuang Old Town, Longji Rice Terraces, Yangshuo and Hong Kong. You will view the landscape, meet the nice people, and taste the yummy food with your local guide.


Day 1Shanghai Arrival

Welcome to Shanghai, the most metropolis of China! Upon arrival, you'll be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. The rest of today is at your leisure.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai

Day 2Shanghai City Tour

City explore in Shanghai today with a local guide, you will visit the Bund that is riverfront of the Huangpu River, Yu Garden that is an old pretty garden, Xintiandi that is former French Colony, and Jade Buddha Temple etc. 

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Shanghai to Zhangjiajie by air

Today you will fly from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie. The flight information will be sent to you before the tour. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel by your local guide. Zhangjiajie is a renowned town for its spectacular national park, and you can enjoy your free time for the rest of the day.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Flight
Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangjiajie
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4Zhangjiajie: Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, 10-Mile-Gallery

Today you will take one-hour ride to Zhangjiajie National Park where you will overlook the wonderful views by super elevator. The elevator takes 1.58 seconds to transport tourists from the bottom to the Yuanjiajie top exhibiting unbelievable and fantastic views. Enjoy the heaven and earth pillar unpredictable prototype mountain of the movie AVATAR directed by Jame Cameron on the Summit Sightseeing platform.

Afterwards you will move to visit Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve that offers a perfect location to have a panoramic picture. Known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest', Tianzi Mountain has four wonders the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, the Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.

Later you will head to Shilihualang (10-Mile-Gallery) to explore. (One way by electric train; other way on foot for about 30 Minutes.)

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangjiajie
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang by car

Drive to Tianmen Mountain, then walk along the road leading to Gateway of Heaven. The glass walkway makes it so distinctive. You will take Tianmen Mountain Cableway to explore Tongtian Avenue (a way to Heaven), Tianmen Cave (Heaven Gateway), Tianmen Temple, Tianmen glass walkway, Ghost-valley plank road, and Yunmeng Fairy Summit. You will take a small cable to the main cable, then take the longest cableway in the world with a length of 7455 meters and elevation of 518 meters to go down.

(The round-way of the main cable and upper way for the small cable are included. If you take round-way small cable car, you will miss some sights.)

Afterwards you will take 3-hour ride to old town of Fenghuang which was built along the Tuo River with local wood. It is nice to wander around the well-preserved wooden houses. In the evening, the lights creates a wonderful world from the houses.

Accommodate guesthouse in the old town

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Fenghuang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6Fenghuang to Mount Fanjing

Today you will take 2-hour car ride to Mt Fanjing that was inscribed on the heritage list by UNESCO in 2018, you will take a cable car up and continue walking to visit. The well-known attractions include Golden Summit with red clouds, Yuejing Mountain, Sleeping Buddha, Mushroom Stone, Jiulong Pond, Layers of Mountains, Phoenix Mountain, etc.

Afterwards you will be transferred to hotel for a rest. 

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Tongren
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7Mt Fanjing to Huaihua to visit Hongjiang Old Town

Today you will take 2.5-hour ride to visit Hongjiang old town in Huaihua. It has been a post, a commercial port and a huge town with 3000 years history and thousands of fireworks since ancient times. It is famous for collecting and distributing oil, wood, opium and wax, it is also called the "thorough-going of seven provinces", "little Chongqing", "little Nanjing", "pearl of west Hunan" and "southwest metropolis". It is the political, military, economic, religious and cultural center of west Hunan.

Afterwards you will be transferred to hotel in Huaihua. 

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Huaihua
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8Huaihua to Longji Rice Terraces

After hotel breakfast, you will take 4-hour car ride for 266km from Huaihua to Longji Rice Terraces this morning. Upon arrival, you will walk up to the PingAn Village where there are two sightseeing spots offering the best view of the rice terraces. The rice terraces here are pretty in different seasons with the rice growing up: green ladders in Summer, yellow belt in Autumn, and silver paddies in Spring.

Note: You can leave your big luggage in a storeroom at the entrance of Longji, where you will take the sightseeing bus to the PingAn village where you still have to walk uphill for about 10 minutes.  Then you can pick your luggage up while returning to the entrance after Longji rice terrace tour.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in PingAn Village
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9Longji to Yangshuo by car, Li River boat

Today you will take 3-hour ride from Longji to Yangshuo, a nice Karst mountain circled town. Enjoy the boat tour this afternoon along the pretty Li River that is well-known for its picturesuqe scenery. 

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10Yangshuo

It is a nice experience to ride bike to the countryside of Yangshuo, view the picturesque Yulong River

Then you will climb up the Mount Xianggong that is a nice spot to have a bird view of Li River

Afterwards, you will move to a tea plantation where you can learn how to make tea leaves.  

Later, you will be tansferred back to Yangshuo and enjoy yout free time.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Yangshuo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11Yangshuo to Hong Kong by bullet train

Today you will be transferred to Guilin Railway Station to catch the 4-hour bullet train to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you will be transferred by local driver to hotel and check in the hotel with your passport. Enjoy your free time. Please note no guide services in Hong Kong.

Transport: Bullet train + private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Hong Kong
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12Departing from Hong Kong

Today is departure day, you can depart anytime to airport at your own cost. Note: Hotel check out time is at noon. 

Transport: None
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast


Group Size: 2-16 travelers 

Travel Season: Year around

Accommodation: 4-star hotel 

Transport: Chartered car or bus

Bullet trian: Guilin/Hong Kong (Second Class)

Flight: Shanghai/Zhangjiajie

Meals: Listed in the itinerary

Guide: English-speaking local guides

Entrance Fees: Sites stated

Shanghai airport arrival transfer



Hong Kong departure transfer


China Visa required

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