7 Days Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang & Mountain Fanjing Tour

Zhangjiajie-Fenghuang-Fanjingshan

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Tour Code: TCT-Zhangjiajie-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

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Day 1Arrival Zhangjiajie
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie City

Arrive in Zhangjiajie, a natural labyrinth located in northwestern Hunan Province. Your tour guide will wait for you at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.

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Day 2Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan District

Today after breakfast, we will have a day tour in Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Firstly, have 20min driving from hotel in Wulingyuan District to the entrance of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. When enter into it, go firstly to take the cable car to visit Huangshi Village (1 - 1.5 hour) - one of the top 5 highlight travel itineraries of China. After lunch, continue to visit Golden Whip Stream (2.5 hours hiking) - it is titled as the most beautiful valley in the world. When finish this tour, drive back to your hotel and have rest of this day.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Day 3Zhangjiajie
Tianzi Mountain Area, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Bailong Elevator

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan District

Today after breakfast, we will begin our first day trip to Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Today, we may firstly visit Tianzi Mountain Area (2 hours hiking) - boasts rocky peaks in grotesque shapes and shrouded in drifting mist. After that, taking the scenic shuttle bus to the restaurant to enjoy the lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to have another hiking trip to visit Yuanjiajie Scenic Area (2 hours) - one of the must-see attractions in Zhangjiajie. During this day, you will have chance to experience the Bailong Elevator - the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. After the tour, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.

Zhangjiajie National Park
Zhangjiajie National Park

Day 4Zhangjiajie - Fenghuang
Tianmen Mountaion, Drive to Fenghuang Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Fenghuang

In the morning after breakfast, we will firstly have a half day tour to Tianmen Mountain (4 - 4.5 hours including round cable way) - which is famous for the Tianmen Cave. When finish the tour, we will drive you to Fenghuang Ancient Town, known as Phoenix Town, within 5 hours. The Phoenix Town, built up in Qing Dynasty, is still kept in its original appearance with 300 years passed. The stone streets, stilted houses, and the Miao nationality are the typical scenes here. In the evening, you may wander around the ancient town leisurely.

Huangshi Village
Tianmen Mountain

Day 5Fenghuang - Fanjingshan
Fenghuang Ancient Town, drive to Fanjingshan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we start to explore the Fenghuang Ancient Town with a boat along Tuojiang River, the mother river of the town, surrounded along by the stilted wooden houses and stone roads on both sides. When mist rises from the river, you will really find why it is so famous and popular all the time. We will cruise down to the Rainbow Bridge. You might feel like being in a traditional Chinese painting of green hills, clear water, city wall and stilted houses. You will be guided around the ancient city including some other famous sites like the Former Residence of Sheng Congwen and the East Gate Tower, etc.

In the afternoon, it’s time to say goodbye to your guide and driver from Zhangjiajie and meet your guide and driver from Mountain Fanjing at Fenghuang ancient town. Then you will be transferred to Fanjingshan directly (about 1.5hrs drive) and check in the hotel at the food of Fanjingshan. You may leisurely explore the surrounding part of this famous mountain on your own during the rest of the day. Have a nice sleep for the hiking exploration on the next day!

Fenghuang Ancient Town
Fenghuang Ancient Town

Day 6Fanjingshan - Tongren
Mushroom Stone, Old Golden Summit, Chengen Temple, Red Clouds Golden Summit, Drive to Tongren

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Tongren

After breakfast, the guide and driver will meet you at the hotel. We drive to the nearby entrance of Fanjingshan to start the hiking tour along the popular south route.

Route Details: Entrance- Sightseeing Bus - Cable Car - Forest Hiking Trail - Mushroom Stone - Old Golden Summit - Chengen Temple – Red Clouds Golden Summit -Cable Car - Sightseeing Bus – Exit Fanjingshan Scenic Area – Drive to Tongren

We take a sightseeing bus nearby the entrance for about 20mins to Yu’ao Station and change to the cable car there. Being in the cable car for another 20mins, we may have a bird’s eye view of the prosperous green forest of Mountain Fanjing.

We start to hike from the Forest Hiking Road with 45mins up to the famous landmark Mushroom Stone. It attracts numerous visitors by its unique outline of the bigger top quadrate right on the smaller quadrate bottom, which looks like a mushroom and seems fragile to fall. However, for one million years, it just stands so still there after centuries of natural weathering.

Continue to hike for about 30mins to the Old Golden Summit and walk up to its peak where we could appreciate the panorama of Fanjingshan and the Red Clouds Golden Summit clearly from a distance. Later on, we walk down gradually to the Cheng En Temple that was built first from the Ming Dynasty and one of the four royal temples at Fanjingshan.

Red Clouds Golden Summit, a thumb-like peak with one of the main appeals of visiting Fanjingshan from the summit , is described by UNESCO as an "island of metamorphic rock in a sea of karst". Take your challenge to hike along the narrow and steep steps with iron chain up to it. You will be rewarded with the panoramic view of Fanjingshan and enjoying the feeling of walking in the sky. (Note: You may choose to go up or not considerring your physical condition at that time. Just tell your needs to the guide.)

At the end, take the cable car and sightseeing bus down to exit Fanjingshan Scenic Area. We drive back to Tongren for overnight accommodation. Have a good rest!

Fanjingshan
Fanjingshan

Day 7Departure Tongren
Transfer service to airport/ railway station

Meals: Breakfast

After a leisurely breakfast, our local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and escort you to the airport / railway station for your flight / train for your next destination or home!

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Tour Price (US$ per person)

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

silvertop65

5.0

My wife and I booked a private tour with Top China Travel for 6 days , From the outset the help we got from TCT was first class and Joyce our representative in China answered all our questions and tailored the tour accordingly . On arrival at Beijing airport the guide Venus and driver Mr Howe were there to meet us and take us to our very comfortable hotel which TCT had arranged. The second day we visited the Great Wall which was fantastic. Neil the guide for this trip was knowledgeable and very informative and later in the day we wandered around the beautiful Summer Palace at leisure. The Forbidden City with Venus our lovely guide was incredible as was meeting local people in the Hutong and market. A trip to Xi An to see the Terracotta Warriers taking the bullet train from Beijing was incredible travelling at 306 kilometres an hour. Comfortable and spotless taking just 4hr 20min to cover 1,200 Kms . Again when we arrived in Xi An station our guide Vincy and the driver Mr Toa were there to meet us and take us to our hotel. The next morning our car driver and guide took us to the Buddhist Pagoda in Xi An the first to be built in China, Very Interesting and so peaceful. The terracotta warriors were incredible, a massive site with five pits. We cannot thank Top China Tours enough for helping us to have an experience of a life time and we recommend them unreservedly. Clive and Lynne..
yunhoh212

5.0

I traveled Zhangjiajie with my wife. After finding TCT, I customized my travel with TCT. Vicky in TCT offered me a right plan that I was looking for. Travel guide, Victor was sincerely guided us and responded to our on-site requests. I left my earrings in the hotel and contacted Victor for it. With his help, Hotel sent it to me with one-day shipping and I received it safely. This made my travel more enjoyable with one more great memory. Zhangjiajie is must see place. I still remember breath-taking view. With kind people, it is more shiny.
Justine G

5.0

Our family of four just completed a 8 day tour with TCT. Janet helped organize a fantastic itinerary that was flexible and accommodating for our 75 year old mother. We loved the cable car up to the Great wall and Xi'an City wall. Yuyuan Gardens, the trip up the Pearl Tower and all the temples were breathtaking sites. The Capital Hotel in Beijing and Ramada Hotel in Xi'an were very good and the breakfasts diverse and tasty. Every lunch was an taste adventure and we loved the Beijing peking Duck dinner. The guides were very knowledgeable and we enjoyed our guide, Summer, in Xi'an very much. Thank you for an extremely enjoyable and memorable tour! Outstanding!!!
tonirxxx

5.0

I would highly recommend TCT to anyone. We did a 2 week private (Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu & Shanghai) tour with them and from the moment we arrived we felt like we were part of the family. Every guide was attentive, informative and an absolute pleasant to travel with. Special thanks to Rebecca for organising our itinerary and also a special mention to Tony, our guide in Beijing.
Gin L

5.0

Recently, we joint a group tour organized by TCT. We had a excellent experience for the whole tour including the booking process. Here are some highlights. Tour booking I found TCT from the web with very positive reviews. I decided to book my China tour with them. Now, I am glad that I made right choice. TCT assigned a very experienced tour consultant, Raylene He, to work with me. Due to various reasons, we changed our tour plan a few times including changing starting date, hotels, the tour routes etc. Raylene was very patient to work with me to make sure every planned details were met our needs. She was also very responsive in answer my queries. Our family would like to give her a big THANKS. Hotels Best Location: Beijing, Guilin Very convenient. This allowed us to do more sightseeing by walking in the evening. Hotel room: the best hotel rooms were in Xi’an. They were a very spacious full suites. It was a welcome surprise. Breakfast: most of us like Beijing better. I personally like both Beijing and Xi’an. This is because of the preference of the types of food. Tour guide Tour guide in Beijing stayed with us one day longer so we got to know her better. We felt that she provided very good service. Tour guide in Shanghai was more knowledgeable. He provided different perspectives to various topics. His explanation/opinion made the tour more interesting. In general, all tour guides were very professional and made their best effort to make the tour run smoothly. Because traffic jams are common in China, they constantly discussed routes with drivers to pick the best route and drop off locations. Drivers: Drivers were very cooperative. We had an emergency in Guilin. One of us needed to go to washroom right away. Since it was rush hour and the traffic was very heavy, the bus could not stop anywhere, the Guide and the Driver found a hospital with washroom on the way and dropped us off. We wee appreciate it very much. We also noticed that the drivers were very conscious in helping TCT to save money. For example selecting a parking location in a free of charge location instead of a paid parking lot. Flexible route arrangement We joined a group tour. This group tour went to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guilin and Hong Kong as advertised. Our tour group started with four families. After the tour in Xi’an, One family left the group for Guilin and Yangtze River cruise. In Shanghai, the rest of us merged into another group. After Shanghai, a few families in the merged group left the group tour.. We left the group after Guilin. In general, the cost of group tour is lower. TCT allowed customer to pick and choice as you wish to fit customer’s needs. They also recommended group tour where possible to help customer to lower the cost, although this made their tour management a lot more complicated. I would like to say that TCT is an excellent tour operator compare with others. All the little efforts that employees made contributed to TCT’s success. It seems to us that TCT is a well run company. We wish TCT continued success in the future.
Helen L

5.0

We have just returned from a very satisfying trip to China. One of the highlights was the lovely city of Guilin. We had no idea that this would be such a pleasant spot in which to stroll around and enjoy the bridges and walkways. The temperature was comfortable and we felt at home walking around the park, footbridges, and along the lakes. Helen and Jim from Canada
travelover007

5.0

We found TCT through a random internet search when looking for a local Chinese travel agency to help us plan our 2-week trip to China. We had a basic idea of what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go and Janet (our efficient and friendly TCT agent) put together a great itinerary for us that started in Beijing and ended in Hong Kong. We corresponded with her exclusively over e-mail and her responses were always punctual and on-point. The itinerary was very reasonably priced and TCT was able to organize everything from local hotel stays, restaurant meals, airport transfers, internal train and plane tickets and excursions in each city (e.g. great wall, etc.) As well, we were a group of 4 (myself, my husband and our in-laws) and our tours and transfers were almost always exclusively private. The guides in each city were knowledgeable and spoke decent English. Overall, we were very satisfied with TCT's services. I would recommend TCT if you are looking for a reliable one-stop shop to organize your China travels from start to end.
PunkNelson

5.0

Great Hotel stay Very Nice Tour guides Convenient planned daily trips Average selection of restaurant for food though
Rosemay N

5.0

Top China Travel, in Guilin, organized the transfer from Railway station, Hotel stay, and day trip - seat in coach( 6 persons , with an english speaking tour guide , for the day tour). It was well organized. Day tour included hotel pick up and drop-off, entrance fees, chinese lunch, and a folk custom show. The cable car ride - about 25 mins- was optional, but it was worth it, as reach top quicker , as can have a bird-eye view of the terraced fields, before walking down through the local village. walk- down -took about one hour. First time I booked Top China Travel, through the Internet, and am happy with the service.
J B

5.0

We generally do not use tours when we travel. In fact, I normally don't enjoy tours at all. However, given the language challenges in China, we looked at several options and eventually settled on Top China Travel. We used TCT in Beijing, Shanghai and Long Ji area. All I can say is that I was blown away by the professionalism and service of each individual guide within each city. Our guide in Beijing was extremely knowledgeable and really gave us an amazing tour of the city. In Shanghai, our children left our IPad on the plane, and the guide volunteered to go get it for us (the airport is 40 min outside of the city). The third and final guide also went far and above what was expected. She stayed with us until the end of each day and we could tell that she really had a passion for sharing the Chinese culture with us. Each city guide provided unique personalities and service and each was in it's own right amazing. Quite honestly, we were initially reluctant to use a Chinese tour operator, but we are so very glad we did. I feel like we lived in China during our two week trip, as opposed to just visiting. This experience was directly related to the exceptional service provided by TCT. I highly recommend this group!
KAIS Y

5.0

I contacted TCT TopChinaTravel Guellin for my trip to china, the travel consultant "Raylene" is very proffesional, she make every things easy and possible, also.she helps us to prepare a rich and comprehensive program. Also it is very reactive whatever by mail or by other means of communication.
The welcome at the airport was perfect as all visits mentioned in our trip programme. Their prices are very competitive too. I strongly recommend to choose this agency.
cornbreadjenkins34

5.0

First of all I was a little nervous about planning my trip to China, I hate dealing with alot of paper work and all the excessive planning that goes into things. Joyce from TCT made the process extremely simple and easy so planning things was a breeze! I can really say I view Joyce as a true friend who helped make my trip unforgettable. All the people I dealt with on my trip to China- our guides-Ann in Beijing, David in Xi'an,Annie in Guilin treated us  more like family than customers and they were very thoughtful towards what the group wanted to do! Joyce even met us at our hotel in Guilin with gifts and took us around a little bit of Guilin on her own time, she even paid for the scorpion I tried (lol) This company's care towards people is something special and an honor to their beautiful country. I loved my trip to China and the best part was the people I met and friends I made a long the way! I definitely plan to return to China in the near future and would happily use Top China Travel again! Just sad we can only give them 5 stars- they deserve more!
Candi S

5.0

Raylene did a wonderful job organizing our tour to meet our time constraints. She answered all questions very efficiently. Our tour guide Rocco met us at the airport and the Driver was waiting near by. I have specific dietary restrictions and the guide was extremely helpful communicating that with the restaurants. The trip was so easy and we always felt safe. My husband and I are looking forward to booking a more extended trip in the future. There is so much to see and the food is wonderful!
2017caz

5.0

Our tour was organised by Janet Chan, whom I would highly recommend to anyone planning a holiday in China. The original itinerary was set some 5 months in advance and involved 12 different guides and drivers, 10 hotels and a cruise on the Yangtze. As could be expected, a number of issues arose in the subsequent period prior to our departure including areas being affected by earthquakes (requiring a change of itinerary) and specific flights being cancelled. None of these caused us any concern as Janet dealt with them in the background and emailed us the changes as we moved around the country. The ability and attitude of the chosen guides and drivers varied from location to location, however, none were unsatisfactory and a significant number were excellent. Despite there being three train trips and six flights, the designated TCT guide was always there to meet us on our arrival, which after 3 weeks across a broad itinerary was a great comfort. Most of the guides displayed a high degree of flexibility and were able to vary the program under their control to ensure that we covered all of the items and attractions that we had on our itinerary. In some cases this involved changing the daily schedule completely to ensure that we covered everything that we wanted to see. On a general note, TCT and Janet Chan in particular took great care of us despite some unplanned changes to our itinerary. An earthquake in western china altered our plans somewhat and she stepped up and organised on short notice another part of China to see. Cancelled flights and delayed flights were taken in stride and train trips organised so nothing was missed off our bucket list. Because of her organisation with the local guides and drivers we were never left stranded and she was always willing to be on call if there were any problems. She was very willing to hear our feedback and met with us once personally on our trip to talk face to face about our experiences. I would without reservation recommend TCT and our agent Janet Chan to anyone travelling to China in the near future. Happy travels!
Rich H

5.0

I come from Poland and I visited China with a 60 pax group to China last month. Janet was in charge of all the arrangement of our group in China. She stayed with our group throughout our stay and she was with us to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. She was very helpful and all the arrangement was very well and especially in emergency situations - someone got lost, missing luggage The entire stay in China was wonderfull. I hope it shortly to come back here with my family :-) I am pleased to recommend to everyone Top China Travel and Janet’s service . Rich55
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