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Private Day Trip: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park And Tianzi Mountain

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Zhangjiajie, China
Private Day Trip: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park And Tianzi Mountain

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icon7 to 8 hours  (approx.)
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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.
  • Private 9-hour Zhangjiajie National Forest, Tianzi Mountain, and Helong Park trip from Zhangjiajie
  • Visit Zhangjiajie National Forest, famous for its soaring sandstone pillars
  • Admire the cloud-laced pillars that inspired the 'Hallelujah Mountains' of movie Avatar
  • Ride the Bailong Elevator in Yuanjiajie, the world’s highest outdoor elevator
  • See the ‘Avatar Hallelujah’ Mountain, No.1 Bridge under Heaven, and more
  • View Helong Park, Imperial Brush Peak, and the West Sea of peaks at Tianzi Mountain
  • Private air-conditioned transport, entrance fees, lunch, and Zhangjiajie hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Local English and Chinese speaking tour guide
Transport by private vehicle
Entrance fee charge of sites
Chinese lunch
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

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8:30 AM
We can also pick up other clients who stay in the downtown area of Zhangjiajie.
Depart your central Zhangjiajie hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle, and journey northward to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. On route, hear about this protected region, China’s first national forest park, and part of the larger Zhangjiajie Sandstone Peak Forest Park, classified as a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2004.

Consisting of towering sandstone pillars framed by lush forests, mountains, lakes, caves, and waterfalls, the park and its adjoining scenic areas feature in many Chinese classic landscape paintings. The pillars also inspired the ‘Hallelujah Mountains’ of 2010 movie Avatar, lending them the ‘Avatar Mountains' nickname.

On arrival, enjoy time to take in the otherworldly pillars. Numbering about 3,000, with many over 656 feet (200 meters) high, the forest-dotted, dream-like peaks rise from jungle and canyons and seem to ‘float’ in clouds. As you explore, learn how the pinnacles — while looking like limestone karst formations — have formed through centuries of natural erosion caused by plant life and expanding winter ice.

Next, head for the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area and ride the Bailong Elevator, the world’s highest outdoor elevator, up a massive cliff to enjoy even more stunning scenery.

At the top, gaze over the high peaks and valleys, and visit what’s called the ‘Avatar Hallelujah’ Mountain and No.1 Bridge under Heaven, a natural rock bridge stretched between two pinnacles 1,171 feet (357 meters) in the air.

After a simple Chinese lunch, take the shuttle bus to Tianzi Mountain, a neighboring scenic area famed for its breathtaking views of stone peaks, cliffs, and deep gorges. Here, visit the Helong Park cultural beauty spot and drink in the West Sea — a misty swathe of greenery-coated peaks — and Imperial Brush Peak, whose pinnacles resemble Chinese writing brushes.

After descending by cable car, return to Zhangjiajie where your trip finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:30am and transferred to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to begin your adventure. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations which were used as inspiration for the floating mountains in the movie Avatar. Although resembling karst terrain, they are instead the result of many years of physical weathering due to expanding ice in the winter and the various plants that grow on them. After some time to explore the area, you will take an elevator to get up to the Yuanjiajie scenic area which provides a fantastic view overlooking the area. From there you will visit the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, renamed from the Southern Sky Column and location of an incredible natural bridge. Later on you will have a simple Chinese-style lunch on the mountain area before a shuttle bus ride to the Tianzi Mountain. You will have time to visit Helong Park, the west sea of rocks viewpoint and imperial brush before taking a gondola ride to descend from the mountain. You will then be shuttle back to your tour vehicle to be transferred back to your hotel in Zhangjiajie.
Duration: 4 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport names,passport numbers, date of birth and country is required at time of booking for all participants for travel insurance purpose and entrance tickets to tourism attractions
  • Please kindly provide your local contact number upon booking if available
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Private China Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great tour! Super scenic and our...
, Mar 2018
Great tour! Super scenic and our tour guide was great. Get ready to walk because you’ll be doing a lot during this tour, but it’s all worth it to see the views. If you have a drone, you can fly around the rock formations.

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