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.

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5.0

Ira P

5.0

My family and I (4 pax) from Australia took a 16 day private tour with TCT in April. My husband found this tour operator from a friend and we took our chances after checking their reviews on Tripadvisor. A young lady, Yocky was our tour consultant. Yocky is fantastic! She is very professional, informative and more importantly she is honest, genuine and attentive! She was very responsive to our queries and paid attention to details. She even organised a pocket wifi to be sent to us when we first arrived in Beijing! Such a gem and great asset for this company. Considering she claimed that we were her first clients, she did her job perfectly.The tour itself was very organised. My husband and I did a lot of research ourselves, so we kind of know what we wanted to do, and where to go. We started in Beijing, Xian, Jiu Zhai Gou, Chengdu, 3 night river cruise with Century, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Along the way of the preparation, Yocky helped us with the final details, such as aligning with the cruise time table, what to prioritise, etc. She even suggested some local food.In each city, we were given a private car with driver and a tour guide. We didn't have any problems when arriving at the airport and the tour guides helped us check in at the airport (I find this is important, as it seems each local airport has their own 'safety regulations' that we found quite confusing!). We found most of our tour guides were professional with good English and knowledge of their local areas. I would like to highlight our tour guide Lin from Chengdu. Lin was excellent. She accommodated our needs very well. Ask for Lin as your tour guide when you visit Chengdu.Our regular communication with Yocky also helped us alot. Again, we really appreciate Yocky's availability throughout our trip. When we had to change our flight times and resolve problems with the river cruise,these issues were fixed by Yocky and her team immediately thanks to the pocket wifi and Yocky's availability!We were very satisfied with this tour provider especially with the service provided by Yocky. We will use this company again in the future.
susan v

5.0

My daughter and I recently did a private 13 day tour with TCT starting in Beijing and ending in Shanghai. We went to Xian, Guilin and on a 3 night Yangtze river cruise. I did a lot of research before using TCT as last year we had a very bad experience with a tour company in Morocco which really spoiled our whole holiday. Obviously doing a private tour is much more expensive but well worth the money. From the beginning my dealings with Bonnie were so personal. It was so nice to be met at airports/stations by a private guide and drivers. I loved the fact that the guides did all the check-ins at airports and at the station for the Bullet train from Beijing to Xian. I was so glad that Linda could accompany us right to the waiting room at station as there were thousands of people at the station and it could have been quite overwhelming. All the hotels that we stayed in were above my expectations for China. All our guides and drivers were very attentive and enthusiastic . We are vegetarians and all the guides made sure that they helped us find food at lunch time. Linda our guide in Beijing wrote a note saying we were vegetarians which we used in the evenings at restaurants for the whole trip. At the great wall of China we went up the chair lift and tobogganed down. My only criticism would be that we would have preferred to go up with the cable car and then walk all the way along the wall to the toboggan ride. Unfortunately when we said we want to toboggan down the guide decided that we should go up the chair lift as it is closer to the toboggan. I felt that we did not have enough time on the wall. My advice is for the guide to give all the options as the walk from the cable car is quite long and not everybody might want to walk so far. The Terracotta warriors were another highlight of the trip. Lucy we loved your selfie app....we want it too :) We loved the Li river cruise in Guilin and our guide Michelle even brought us a special vegetarian packed lunch as often the cruise does not have vegetarian options for lunch. She was so attentive on the cruise and pointed out all the special highlights of the cruise, something I did not see all the other guides doing. On our flight from Xian to Guilin there was not vegetarian option for us. I mentioned this to Bonnie and she then arranged that when we flew from Guilin to Chongqing that Cherry, who met us at the airport to take us to the Boat Cruise, had a vegetarian meal for us. Also when we disembarked in Yichang, Victor also brought along a vegetarian packed lunch for us. Jakob our guide in Shanghai practically became our family in the few days that we spent with him. He had the most amazing sense of humor and made us laugh every day. Thank you for the very special Chilli sauce. Bianca eats it on practically everything. To Bonnie and all the guides... Linda, Lucy, Michelle, Cherry, Victor and Jakob... thank you for making this one of the most memorable trips that we have ever done. Also big thank you to all the very proficient drivers for keeping us safe on the 'wild' Chinese roads. China is an amazingly beautiful and vibrant country to visit. Just one suggestion: On the itinerary mention all the optional shows that one can attend in different cities and suggest booking before you go. We were unable to go to the show in Shanghai as it was a weekend and fully booked by the time we asked our guide.
Salina W

5.0

My 3 friends and I did a 11 days Beijing, Xian, Shanghai & Chengdu tour. Our tour agent was Joyce at TCT. From day 1 till the very last day everything went very smooth. All was organised very well, we had excellent tour guides, drivers, comfortable vans, they were very pleasant, helpful and flexible. The rooms in Xian and Shanghai were beautiful. I really got to see & experience a lot, got to taste delicious local food, bought nice silk stuff (haven't used it yet). Overall it was a great trip. Thanks to Joyce, Kurt, Helen, Presence and all the drivers for a wonderful, memorable trip.I would highly recommend TCT tours and definitely coordination through Joyce.
RamonaG3

5.0

I have been to Xi'an before with a larger group so this time booking with only 3 friends made it very enjoyable and a more personable experience for each of us. The cost was reasonable and made the whole time worry free.The restaurant that was recommended by our tour guide Maggie was of excellent quality and fair price. Maggie's english was very good, and knowledge of sites we visited was also very good. The booking agent Janet took care of the logistics of every detail of the trip; she was available to assist us outside of regular working hours and became our translator at the train station when we were having difficulty communicating what we needed.
suarezfamilyto

5.0

Top China Travel provided an intense 15 day tour of China. Now that we look back we realize how much we accomplished. It was more expensive than a regular tour, but it was worth it. Very few local people actually understand and speak English, so having a guide to take us around was a great help. We had a different guide in each area, but all were great; Alex, Liang, Kellie, Annie, Gerry, Adam, among others, really made each city trip enjoyable. They provided an overall view of their area, including the main sights and picked an excellent restaurant for our lunches so we were able to sample lots of different local foods. We had a car just for us and the guide basically picked us up at the airport/train station and ended his assignment after checking us in for our flight/train ride to the following city in our itinerary. We couldn't have done everything we did had it not been for the organization of this custom tour. Only issue we had is that we were only 1 day in Xian and therefore missed the cultural night show since we arrived too late into Xian to make it that night; and the following day after touring the Terracotta Soldiers we left in the afternoon for our next stop. Would have liked to have been told about this famous show so we could have maybe rearranged something. Other than this, Top China Travel made our China experience a memorable one.
Leandri P

5.0

We did a private tour of Beijing and the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall in October. The company seamlessly put together the tour for us (graciously making changes to accommodate our preferences) without any problems. All the staff I dealt with (Joyce as the organizer and Sisi as the tour guide) was absolutely fantastic. Very kind and knowledgeable people who goes out of their way to make suggestions to ensure the most amazing experience you could possibly have. I wholeheartedly recommend this company for anyone wanting to travel to China. Truly an amazing company!
Wesley O

5.0

I contacted Top China travel for a 13 day China vacation (Beijing/Xian/Yangtze River cruise/Shanghai) and right from the start Bonnie provided me with great choices and package options. Throughout the entire planning and even during the trip Bonnie was there for us following up and making sure everything was perfect. Thank you Bonnie for making our China vacation unforgettable.
Tamar727

5.0

We enjoyed our trip very much. Wendy was great, both as a guide and as a person. We had an unfortunate fall accidant during the trip. Wendy and her managers from the office took excellent care of us, stayed with us in the hospital (where almost no one spoke english) and changed the tour plan accordingly. They were also very attentive to our dietary requests during lunch. I highly recommend TCT Guilin.
Guniz I

5.0

During our 12 day china tour with Top China Travel there were no problems in fact everything was perfect including timing, punctuality, the itinerary, our accomodation and the guides.
Ruth288

5.0

The 8 of us just returned from an amazing trip to Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa, Chengdu and Shanghai. I must admit we were a bit nervous, organizing the trip from afar. However Lily Li from TCT was in constant communication with me, answering all my queries with professionalism. We had exceptional tour guides and drivers all the way. The service ran like clockwork yet allowed flexibility in what we wanted. We are thrilled with our experience and will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who are looking for small group tour, flexibility and good value for money. Thank you Lily from TCT.
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!
GroovyGoofie

5.0

We planned a family trip around China with people joining and leaving during the journey as they had to go back to work. Going the first time to China we decided to book trough an agency to simplify things from our side. We contacted several agencies asking for an offer. TCT was by far the first one to in the most professional way, so we went with them. After 3 weeks of travelling with them I can fully recommend this company when travelling in China.
Especially our consultant, Vicky of whom we just can speak highly of, did a great job with managing to get all things together always on time and the way we wanted it. If there was an issue we could contact her at any time and we could be sure that she will get it done, somehow. 
Note: WeChat used to prove very useful when travelling around and get in touch with guides etc.
Thank you TCT Team for organizing this great family holiday.
Salim A

5.0

When I planning our private trip to china I have read many trip adviser reviews and I have noticed Janet Chan’s name came up a number of times so i sent her an e-mail asked for the best two weeks private tour in China for 6 persons , whiten two days she replied me recommending 5 cities ( Zhangjiajie, hangzhuo , shanghai, Beijing , Guilin ) we went through the program which she sent to us it was excellent so we asked her to go ahead to arrange our journey . it was a great choice we made, The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels which reserved for us by TCT were excellent We can only say thanks for TCT and especially Janet Chan
zaheer12a

5.0

I took the boat cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Lunch was included on board. The day of the trip it was raining, which I felt added something to the ambiance. There aren't any buildings along the way, it's pretty much all nature. I liked the experience personally, but I feel that the price was a little high. The food on board was decent as well, but drinks were outrageously expensive.
sana_pendhari

5.0

It was very well planned trip by TCT. All the arrangements like hotel stay, pick up drop were perfect. The tour I had for Xian was fun, our group also had a English speaking guide which was the best...The other day I had a private tour of Xian city with a guide..the guide was humble, polite and he showed me most beautiful places across the city and also TCT arranged awesome yummy Chinese lunch for me!!! The consultant I got from TCT was simply the best...she answered almost all of my questions very well...I bothered her every now and then but she always helped me to clear all my doubts.. Overall an awesome experience with TCT...looking forward for other trips with them.
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