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How to Spend 2 Days in Zhangjiajie

How to Spend 2 Days in Zhangjiajie

It would be easy to spend two days in Zhangjiajie just exploring Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that some believe inspired James Cameron’s film Avatar. But most will opt to spend one day in the national park and one day farther afield, braving a glass bridge, exploring caves, or scaling a mountain. Here’s how.

Day 1: Pinnacles and Peaks

Day: Spend your first day in Zhangjiajie discovering the highlights of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It’s well worth traveling with a guide to maximize your time. One classic itinerary, which works well at less busy times of year, starts with a stroll through a canyon along Golden Whip Brook. From there, ride the 1,070-foot (326-meter) Bailong Elevator, one of the world’s highest outdoor elevators, to the Yuanjiajie scenic area, home to an extraordinary natural arch suspended hundreds of feet above the ground. Shuttle buses link to the Tianzi Mountain (Tianzishan) area, known for its sea of clouds and “floating” rice fields.

Night: The Tujia people who live among the mountains around Zhangjiajie (and beyond) have their own indigenous cuisine. Discover its bold, spicy flavors at an authentic Tujia eatery. Savor bold flavors such as sanxiaguo, a hot pot made with meat including offal, or more accessible dishes such as smoky bacon and rich duck.

Day 2: Canyons and Caves

Morning: Some travelers will choose to spend a second day exploring Zhangjiajie National Park, but others will opt for Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, a dramatic gorge spanned by a notorious 1,411-foot-long (430-meter-long) glass bridge. You can spend a full day hiking here, but with limited time it’s best to bag the bridge and move on.

Afternoon: Break for lunch at one of the area’s cave restaurants, then explore Yellow Dragon Cave, a 119-acre (48-hectare) network of caverns. Winding walkways and a series of steps run between underground rivers, waterfalls, and lakes, all lit up in colored lights. Tours include a short boat ride.

Night: Wrap up your stay in Zhangjiajie with an outdoor, song-and-dance spectacular: The Fox Fairy Show. A cast of hundreds perform in the open air, in a valley on Tianmen Mountain, telling the story of the love between a fox spirit and a humble peasant. There are subtitles in several languages.

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2 Full Days Private Tour to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Glass Bridge

2 Full Days Private Tour to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Glass Bridge

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Experience Zhangjiajie’s natural beauty on this two-day guided adventure. After a convenient airport pickup and drive with marvelous views, enjoy a thrilling ride up the 1,070 foot (326 meter) Bailong Elevator, admire the region’s gorgeous landscapes from Tianzi Mountain, cross the 1,410 foot (430) meter Glass Bridge over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, and capture memorable waterfall photos at Baofeng Lake.
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  • 2 days
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$421.06
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$421.06
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Full-Day Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Tour: Tianzi Mountain and Yuanjiajie

Full-Day Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Tour: Tianzi Mountain and Yuanjiajie

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Experience the mountainous beauty of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park during a full-day tour with a private guide. Head into Wulingyuan Scenic Area and ride a cable car up Tianzi Mountain, glimpsing the Wuling Mountains. Upon arrival, explore trails on the mountain and have lunch at a restaurant before continuing over to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Visit lookout points such as First Bridge under Heaven and a place seen in the movie ‘Avatar,’ then enjoy a spine-tingling descent of 1100 feet (335 meters) in the glass Bailong Elevator.
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  • 8 hours
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$196.77
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$196.77
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Private Zhangjiajie Day Trip With Grand Canyon And Yellow Dragon Cave

Private Zhangjiajie Day Trip With Grand Canyon And Yellow Dragon Cave

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is renowned for its mythical, mist-shrouded landscapes comprised of floating mountains and dramatic canyons. See some of the park’s natural highlights on a private 9-hour day-trip to the Grand Canyon and Yellow Dragon Cave from Zhangjiajie. On a guided tour, you’ll visit the highest and longest glass bridge in the world and absorb spectacular views of limestone formations. Then, descend to Yellow Dragon Cave to marvel at stalactites, stalagmites, and underground streams. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 9 hours
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$378.00
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Private Day Trip: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park And Tianzi Mountain

Private Day Trip: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park And Tianzi Mountain

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Marvel at Zhangjiajie National Forest and other scenic highlights on a private day trip from Zhangjiajie. Admire the cloud-misted pillars at Zhangjiajie National Forest: an inspiration to the creators of 2010 movie 'Avatar.' Then, ride a mountainside elevator to see the ‘Avatar Hallelujah’ Mountain, No.1 Bridge under Heaven, and more. Finish at Tianzi Mountain, admiring Helong Park and the surrounding peaks before a cable car descent. Lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$380.00
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2 Full Days Zhangjiajie National Forest Park & Glass Bridge Tour Package

2 Full Days Zhangjiajie National Forest Park & Glass Bridge Tour Package

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Get a glimpse of a movie setting by going on this Zhangjiajie Avatar tour package. You’ll save time researching how to get to Zhangjiajie, as your guide will meet you and accompany you. Having a guide will eliminate language barriers, and you’ll get invaluable local tips on the best vantage points to see where Avatar was set, such as Hallelujah Mountains. Hike, spend time outdoors, and view incredible scenery in China.
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  • 4 days
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1 Day Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge and Grand Canyon plus Lunch in the CAVE

1 Day Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge and Grand Canyon plus Lunch in the CAVE

1.Reliable tour operator, highly recommended and trusted by global travelers 2.Guarantee Glass Bridge entrance ticket when booking in advance 3.Professional and certificated English speaking guide service 4.All inclusive, no extra money to be paid on your travel day 5.Private tour, enjoy the flexibility and detail oriented service
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  • 8 hours
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$177.90
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2 Days Zhangjiajie Sunset & Sunrise(Photograph and Outdoor Adventure)

2 Days Zhangjiajie Sunset & Sunrise(Photograph and Outdoor Adventure)

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Zhangjiajie is the “World Geological Park” located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province It is known as the “Number-One Miraculous Mountain in the World” and “The Original Manuscript of Chinese Landscape Painting” This Zhangjiajie photography tour is tailor-made for photo lovers to view Zhangjiajie’s natural wonders and cultural relics and take many splendid photographs with a camera, you’ll capture the peerless scenery in the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the great sunrises and sunset over the Grand Sightseeing Platform, the pillar-like formations and the floating rocks. This Zhangjiajie photography tour can be customized depending on what photos you want to take, and on what weather condition you want to go .
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  • 2 days
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Private Day Tour of Tianmen Mountain with Skywalk and World's Longest glass bottom bridge

Private Day Tour of Tianmen Mountain with Skywalk and World's Longest glass bottom bridge

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Brave one of China’s most exhilarating glass bridges, glide above the clouds on a 4.5-mile (7.5-kilometer) cable car, and see the Heaven’s Door natural arch on this Tianmen Mountain private day trip. A private guide helps you break the language barrier and get around the mountain area, including the 99-Bend Road. Your comprehensive package includes lunch, private transfers to the park, and all relevant tickets.
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  • 1 day
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$293.43
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Private Arrival Transfer from Zhangjiajie DYG Airport to Wulingyuan Area Hotel

Private Arrival Transfer from Zhangjiajie DYG Airport to Wulingyuan Area Hotel

Welcome to Zhangjiajie city . Hiring a private vehicle is the best way to ensure your safe and convenient transfer between hotel and airport,  no matter how early or how late your flight is. It is also the most convenient and efficiebt way for the people who are not familiar with Zhangjiajie city . More important is that it helps you avoid unreasonable price,
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Zhangjiajie Tianmen Fox Lady Out-Door Show With Private Transfer

Zhangjiajie Tianmen Fox Lady Out-Door Show With Private Transfer

This worry-free Tickets booking service will guarantee your tickets to Zhangjiajie Tianmen fox lady show without trouble, and the private transfer service offering a budget price for the car ride  to get the theater from your Zhangjiajie city hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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