8 Days Hunan Discovery Tour From Changsha
This 8-day tour will take us to fully appreciate the hightlights of Hunan Pronice,
Attractions Visited:Zhangjiajie National Park,Tianmen Mountain,Fenghuang old Town,Changsha
Day 1 Arrive Changsha by bullet train or Flight Stay in Changsha
Local guide and driver will meet you and pick up in Changsha city ,check in hotel .
Day 2 Changsha/zhangjiajie By Bus 4 hours/Tianmen mountian Stay in Zhangjiajie
Today will drive to zhangjiajie city, which is a small city located in the northwest of Hunan province, with a total population of 1.7 million. It is famous for its unique sand stone quarts peaks and mountains . We will start our tour by taking an adventure toTianmen MountainTianmen literally means ‘heaven’s gate’, and the scenery of this area does match its name.
We will ride the world’s longest cable car to get up to the mountain top , take walk on a glass walkway which is suspended 1,430 meters up,and ride on a mountain road with 99 turns. And that’s not all: there’s still a 999-step ‘stairway to heaven’ before you reach the hole. Transfer to hotel for check in .
Day3 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park/Tianzi mountain/Avatar moutnian Stay in Zhangjiajie
Today we will take a tour to zhangjiajei national forest park, It’s about 40 minutes driving by car to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a World Scenic Heritage Site since 1992. Take a cable car up Tianzi Mountain and walk on the trails to admire large areas of grotesque peaks.Viewing platforms along the way allow you to see the scenery at different angles.
Lunch on the mountain is very basic, and it is suggested that you bring some snacks. Local villagers sell fruits and food along the way, which are also good to try. If you prefer, we can arrange to have lunch at a McDonald’s on the mountain, and have a break in the air-conditioned building.
In the afternoon, take the E-co shuttle bus to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area where recently-named Hallelujah pillar, one of the inspirations for Avatar’s floating rocks is located.we will use the Bailong Elevator to descend the montain, a glass elevator built on the side of a cliff, taking only 2 minutes. Back to hotel for rest .
Day 4 Zhangjiajie Grand canyon/Glass bridge/Gold whip stream Stay in Zhangjiajie
Enjoy a morning view of the zhangjiajie Grand Canyon completed with aesthetically pleasing cliffs, caves, streams, and lakes. Take time to observe flora and fauna of this natural museum of the
northern temperate zone. Slide down to the bottom of the hill where you have the opportunity to cross a half-mile glass bridge ,(the Glass bridge is built between two mountains of zhangjiajie Grand canyon, it is 375meters long and 6meters wide , With a height of 300meters from bottoms ).
then we will take a nice walk in Gold Whip Stream for a pleasant stroll along the stream, surrounded by grotesque rocks. You might see some monkeys there. Please don’t touch or scare them for safety reasons, but giving them food is OK. You will really enjoy the fresh air and pure water here.
Day 5 Zhangjiajie/Redstone forest /Fenghuang 240 km3.5 hrs Stay in Fenghuang
We are driving to Fenghuang in the morning, we will visit the Red stone forest on the way, the changeable color make the most amazing part of this red stone forest. Its color is changing with the weather; it is purplish red in sunny days and brownish red in rainy days, yes, the rocks change their colors like they have their own ideas and know how to dress up. Some of the rocks are accessible, you my climb it and get the special experiences. There is also water falls and pools inside this red stone forest.
Then drive to Fenghuang ancient town,visit the ancient town in the afternoon. A short boat ride of 10 minutes on the Tuo River is a good experience to relax, and you can also explore the small museums and former residences inside the town. The town is secluded and tranquil by day, and it becomes a place of liveliness with bars along the river open at night. You can go out to the river side for the night view in the evening.
Day 6 Fenghuang/3.5hours changde/Liuye lake Stay in Changde city
You can have a free morning to explore the old city to know more about the old town and the local people. Then we will drive to Changde city, located in the northwest of Hunan Province, 150 km northwest of the capital city Changsha and to the west is Zhangjiajie and to the east is the broad Dongtighu Plain. Changde was called Wuling and Dingzhou in ancient times.With abundant products and beautiful natural scenery, Changde is “a land of fish and rice” and an interesting place for tourists. Check in hotel .
Day 7 Changde--Shaoshan -Changsha Stay in Changsha
Today we will take nice walk on the bank of Liuye lake, which is the We will pay a visit to the Poem wall upon arrival , it is a 3 kilometer-long anti-flood dyke alongside the Yuanjiang River, which is engraved with poems, handwriting and painting and thus is listed as the longest wall with engraved arts in Guinness Record.There are art works from many famous Chinese artists and outstanding figures like Mao Zedong, Qi Baishi and so on. Then bus ride to Changsha city, Visit Baisha old well , check in hotel in changsha. You can have your free time to taste the local dishes.
Day 8 Chagnsha-Guangzhou-Shangxiajiu shopping street Back to Sweet Home
Take the early morning fast train get to Guangzhou, guide and driver will meet you and transfer to Shangxiajiu shopping street for free time, then Transfer to airport to catch international flight back to Sweet home.
- Services of an English speaking guide
- Daily Chinese style Lunch
- Sightseeing tours as specified above
- Entrancefee to zhangjiajie national forest park
- Cable car and elevator.
- Private Car transfer for the above tour.
- bottled water
- Hotel ( Book on your own online following the location of each day in the itinerary. In this case, you will have more options to choose to meet your preference.
- Meal (leave it flexible to make the tour go more efficiently. If want it to be included
Notice Before Tour
- The fine weather condition.
If the reality is not promising it, the itinerary can be adjusted by the guide for bettering the travel experience. If it increases the tour cost on extra parts, it would be on your side. But the choice is still yours to follow the original or the revised one.
- The policy of “Maximize the tour value”.
Most of the days are arranged with full tour activities or scenic attractions to let you experience the most in your limited tour duration. If your physical level or tour budget can not fit. You could request to reduce some parts of it to meet your needs.
- No Shopping,No Hidden Cost.100%Sightseeing Tour With Real Travel Experience
The travel style from Travel Agencies Of China normally is:”Half day of rushy tour, Half day of shopping activities”.Because in order to attract more people to join in their tours. They usually offer low quotation,sometimes, even lower than the real cost, then they turn back to give a heavy pressure on the guide and driver which are little paid or not paid. Then the guide and driver have to steal some portions of your tour time from sightseeing and take you to shops for purchasing stuff to fill the hole of the deficit with the commission,meanwhile get their own income. It’s the common practice for China Tourism. But we decide to take a different way and respect them and their work by paying them a reasonable amount for getting full time travel. It will benefit both.