8-Day Private Landscape and Cultural Tour to Mid-West Hunan-Ziquejie Rice Field

Hunan province is home for top world destinations, this tour offers opportunity to see variety of features from famous Ziquejie rice terrance,old China village architecture very well preserved in the remote area of inner land of Hunan province, and well preserved old commercial town- Qianyang old town,
Dehang Miao village

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Private transportation
    • hotels based on 2 persons sharing one room
    • private tour guide service
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • all the attractions entrance fees and cable cars
    • daily bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Ziquejie Terrace National Scenic Resort
    • Entry/Admission - Gaoyi Village Ancient Buildings
    • Entry/Admission - Dehang Canyon
    • Entry/Admission - Tianzi Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Golden Whip Brook
    • Entry/Admission - Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrival in Xinhua south high speed train by your guide, private drive to Ziquejie

    Stop At: Xinhua County, Xinhua County, Hunan
    Arrival in Xinhua south high speed train by your guide, private drive 1.5 hours to Ziquejie, stay over night in village hostel
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ziquejie Terrace National Scenic Resort, Shuiche Town, Xinhua County 417629 China
    private drive to Ziquejie rice terrace, stay in village hostel
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: over night in Ziquejie rice terrace village hostel

    Day 2: Ziquejie rice terrace

    Stop At: Ziquejie Terrace National Scenic Resort, Shuiche Town, Xinhua County 417629 China
    Ziquejie rice terraces in Xinhua, Hunan province have been awarded the title of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    The terraces, some of which date back more than 2,000 years, were built along the mountains in southern China by ancestors of the Miao and Yao ethnic groups. They not only help increase the output of rice in hilly areas but also showcase the seamless marriage of southern rice-growing customs and local fishing and hunting cultures. This site was one of four rice terrace sites newly designated as GIAHS, making China the country with the biggest number of GIAHS sites, with 15 total.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: lunch and dinner inclusive
    Accommodation included: over night in Ziquejie village hostel

    Day 3: visit Gaoyi village, well preserved old village in Huitong county Huaihua city

    Stop At: Gaoyi Village Ancient Buildings, Gaoyi Village, Huitong County 418318 China
    private drive 4.5 from Ziquejie to Gaoyi village
    Situated in Huitong County of Hunan province, Gaoyi Village is south of Xuefeng Mountain. Most residents are surnamed Yang and are all Dong ethnic minority people. Most of their structures are built with blue brick, in a combination of the Hunan style and Dong ethnic minority style. Decorations, such as color paintings and door carvings, of these houses are beautiful and unique.
    Special features: local dwellings, decorations

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: simple bag lunch, dinner inclusive
    Accommodation included: over night in Huaihua city hotel

    Day 4: Visit Qianyang old town

    Stop At: Huaihua, Huaihua, Hunan
    private drive 1 hour from Huaihua city hotel to Qianyang old town,
    historic river town with a completely different architectural style. In contrast to Hongjiang's narrow alleys and high walls, Qianyang consists of wide-open flagstone streets, fronted by wooden clapboard buildings (most of which date back to the Qing, although there is also one Ming house) and grander yinziwu-style compounds that once belonged to noble families (characterised by a series of adjoining courtyards, high exterior walls and concave roofs).
    passing a number of historic buildings open to the public. Following the tour will eventually lead to the red sandstone West Gate on the opposite side of town, which opens onto the Wu River and Qianyang's most famous landmark, the Hibiscus Tower. Perhaps less impressive than the town itself, the arcaded gardens surrounding the historic structure are nonetheless worth a wander.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: lunch and dinner inclusive
    Accommodation included: over night in Dehang Miao Village

    Day 5: Visit Dehang Miao Village

    Stop At: Dehang Canyon, West of Jishou, Jishou China
    Dehang Miao village德夯苗寨,The remoteness keeps the village life intact. tantalizing and rustic landscape let it alluring, exploring in dehang the whole day,
    We have change to visit little visited but well preserved village,we also marvel at the world most breathtaking bridge, Aizhai tunnel to tunnel suspension bridge, that is newly completed
    in late afternoon drive 3 hours to Zhangjiajie, stay over night here.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: lunch and dinner inclusive
    Accommodation included: over night in Zhangjiajie

    Day 6: Visit Yuanjiajie -Avatar mountain and Tianzi Mount in Zhangjiajie national park

    Stop At: Tianzi Mountain, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    Breakfast in the hotel,transfer to the park entrance, ascend magnificent Tianzi mountains by its cable car, marvel at spectacular wall-like mountain peaks to the likeness of China ancient skyline. Transfer by park bus to virginal Tianzi mount, Tianzi means “son of heaven” and was named for a local farmer who led a successful farmer’s revolt. The area is known as the “Monarch of the Peak Forest” for its elevated position and stunning views
    Transfer to Yuanjiajie by internal park bus for the most iconic Hallelujah Mountains in the famous movie, Avatar, the famous spots are the first bridge in the world, lost-soul platform, and Hallelujah mountain pillar providing panoramic vistas of the stunning Zhangjiajie National Park. Descend from the super Bailong Elevator, the world’s highest and fastest elevator
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: authentic dinner in local restuarant
    Accommodation included: over night in Wulingyuan

    Day 7: Visit Golden Whip Stream and Yellow Stone Village in Zhangjiajie national park

    Stop At: Golden Whip Brook, In Wulingyuan District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    This morning, about 30 minutes drive to the National Forest Park, Ascend by cable car to Yellow Stone Village.Located north of Gold Whip Stream,Yellow Stone Village is a large mountain village that offers numerous lookout points for fantastic natural views.thousand of unique mountain peaks rise from base of mountain valley,you will be impressed with the grandeur of the iconic Mountain. From each scenic platform, the panoramic view of undulating peaks and soaring pillars was just breathtaking, sightseeing more than 2 hours.
    After lunch,explore the Jinbianxi on foot. JinbianXi, in English means Golden Whip Stream Valley, famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable paradise for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. Then too, this place is a kingdom fit for various fauna-birds, fish and land animals. a leisurely walk along the winding Golden Whip Stream. The rippling or gushing sounds of running water against boulders and rocks were music to the ear. We enjoyed the serenity of the surrounding with a few interruptions from the frisky monkeys that were quick-witted to lure and catch a feed of peanuts from some of the tourists. Max. 7 km 3 hours.transfer to your hotel

    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Over night in Wulingyuan

    Day 8: Visit Tianmen Mountain

    Stop At: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain Ticket Station, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
    Breakfast in the hotel, check out and drive to Tianmen Mountain National Park (also known as Heaven Gate Mountain) by the longest cable car in the world (7455 meters) and marvel at the stunning 99 hairpin road against the high cliffs. You'll reach the base platform and a long flight of stairs leading up towards the Tianmen Cave – a natural water-eroded cave with the highest elevation in the world! This is known as the 'Heaven Reaching Ladder'. At the western side of the summit, there you can find the newly built Tianmen Temple. Sightseeing for 4 -5hours. Transfer to Zhangjiajie airport.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: none hotel
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    private transfer for the whole trip including pickup in the train station and drop off in the airportAirports
    • Changsha Huanghua International Airport, Changsha County, Changsha, Hunan, China
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Hunan Xiangzhonglv International Travel Service

Activity ID: V-17533P24

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