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Our most recommended Zhangjiajie Outdoor Activities

Private Trip of Zhangjiajie National Park and Glass Bridge

1. Private Trip of Zhangjiajie National Park and Glass Bridge

Start your trip with pick-up from your hotel in Zhangjiajie’s city center at 8:30 AM. A local expert guide will take you to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, while making your way to Bailong Elevator. Take a ride in this famous elevator up to Yuanjiajie Mountain and have a bird’s eye view of the breath-taking landscape. Here you will enjoy a 2.5-hour hike to the Pillar of Southern Sky. One of the tallest of the 3000 pillars in the park, this pillar was officially renamed as the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, in honor of the film Avatar, which took inspiration from these peculiar floating peaks. Then proceed to the Platform of Forgetfulness to admire nearby peak-views before walking across the First Bridge Under Heaven. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant your own expense. The guide is always glad to give you suggestions! Later, continue to visit Tianzi Mountain, known as ‘the Monarch of the Peak Forest’. Challenge the world’s longest and highest Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Hanging over a valley, the glad bridge provides a superb panorama of the entire Grand Canyon. You will enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. Standing on it is like floating in the air. At the end of the tour, enjoy a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

Private Cycling Day Trip to Zhangjiajie Fairy Stream

2. Private Cycling Day Trip to Zhangjiajie Fairy Stream

Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel and then you will be given your bike. Start the adventure tour to Fairy Stream, it is about 4 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie city with a forest coverage rate of 98%. People say that there was once a fairy lady who took a shower here in this stream a long time ago, which explains why it is called "Fairy Stream". After 40 minutes cycling around the area, you will head to the Fairy Stream reservoir. Feel free to stop anytime and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the waterfalls. There are 3 waterfalls: Yinhe waterfall, Sandie waterfall and Fairy Lady waterfall. In addition, you can also see 4 wonderful pools, which are: Jade Lady pool, Shesheng pool, Double pool reflection and Qianfu pool. Later on, you will have a picnic style lunch after the visit and can also play in the lake. After that you will cycle back to Zhangjiajie city and be transferred back to your hotel.

From Zhangjiajie: Full-Day Trip to Tianmen Mountain

3. From Zhangjiajie: Full-Day Trip to Tianmen Mountain

Your local guide and driver will pick you up from your centrally located Zhangjiajie hotel lobby at 08:30. Then, you will have the opportunity to take the world's longest gondola up to Tianmen Mountain. The Tianmen Mountain Cableway is described in tourist publications as the "longest passenger cableway of high mountains in the world," with 98 cars, a total length of 7,455 meters and ascent of 1,279 meters at an unusual grade of 37 degrees. You may walk miles of paths built onto the cliff face at the top of the mountain including sections with glass floors, then visit glass walk, Tianmen Temple, Tianmen Gate and 999 steps. Later on, have a simple Chinese style lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch break, you will head to the Tujia Folk Customs Park to visit the unique old houses and experience the culture of Tujia ethnic minority group. After your tour is finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Zhangjiajie.

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