9-Day Private Tour: From Zhangjiajie via Southern Guizhou to Guilin

Visit highlights of Southern China from Zhangjiajie to Guilin through Guizhou including Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang, Zhenyuan, Kaili Miao villages,Congjiang Dong villages, Chengyang villages, Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin and Yangshuo with this private 9 days tour. You will be picked up at Zhangjiajie hotel/airport or Wulingyuan hotel and dropped off from your Guilin/Yangshuo hotel/airport/train station.

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  • What's included :
    • The all the costs of the driver and car
    • The private car & private guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    What's excluded :
    • The entrance tickets around 1800CNY per person
    • The food and hotel
    • Entry/Admission - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
    • Entry/Admission - Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie
    • Entry/Admission - Tianzi Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - BaiLong Elevator
    • Entry/Admission - Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
    • Entry/Admission - Xiangxi Hibiscus Town
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Fanjing
    • Entry/Admission - Qinglong Cave Ancient Architecture Group
    • Entry/Admission - Miao Village
    • Entry/Admission - Yisha Miao Nationality Village
    • Entry/Admission - Zhaoxing DongZhai
    • Entry/Admission - Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort
    • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
    • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
    • Entry/Admission - Xianggong Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Yulong River
    • Entry/Admission - Impression Sanjie Liu

  • Day 1: Zhangjiajie. O/N Wulingyuan.

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
    On this full-day tour our guide will meet you at 9:00am of your hotel lobby inZhangjiajie city central or Wulingyuan hotel then we visit different mountain areas such as Tianzi Mountian, where the world's longest cable car ride carries you to the mountain's peak, and the unique platform-shaped Yuanjiajie Mountain.

    There are more than 500 species of wildlife and vegetation in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including rare monkeys, gingko trees and thousands of colorful birds. The most notable geographic features of the park are its hundreds of towering sandstone pillars. Fans of Hollywood blockbusters will instantly recognize the stunning landscape as the inspiration for the scenery of Pandora in James Cameron’s hit movie Avatar.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, Within the District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area , lying to the north of Zhangjiajie City, is a charming tourist attraction. It is one of the 40 famous scenic spots in China. It is said to be 'The ampliative miniascape and the contractible fairyland' and was admitted to the 'World Heritage List' in 1992.

    The Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area boasts of natural beauty where mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls exist in total harmony. Over 560 attraction sights can be found here. The strangely-shaped peaks, the absurd stones, the hidden valleys, the wonderful waters and the limestone caves form the 'Five Wonders' of Wulingyuan and they are really worth seeing.

    Covering an area of 690 square kilometers (266 square miles), Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of four parts- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the newly added Yangjiajie Scenic Area.

    Today our tour will visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tianzi Mountain, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    When we purchase the main park entrance tickets and we will take a shuttle bus(20 mins driving) to the Tianzi mountain cable station and need to walk up the 200 steps to reach the station.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tianzi Mountain Clouds, Tianzishan Town, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427403 China
    After the 20 mins cable car ride, we will reach the top of the Tianzi mountain then we will take a shuttle bus again(5 mins driving) to the Tianzi Mountain central area which is provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. It is known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest'. At the top of the mountain, visitors can see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Beautiful scenes of the mountain greet visitors in different seasons. There are four wonders: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Pass By: WulongZhai, Yangjiajie Scenic Spot, Zhangjiajie China
    It is the highlighted scenic spots in Yangjiajie. One plateform and three gates must pb passed before reaching the top of the stockaded village. There are three peaks of the top of the village, where scenery far and near can be seen. This stockaded village is in a strategic position that is easy to defend and difficult to conquer, and has been the place where bandits have been entrenched.​

    Pass By: Zhangjiajie Tianbofu Scenic Resort, Zhangjiajie Nature Reserve, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    Located in Yangjiajie Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie Tianbofu Scenic Reserve is both a magnificent and charming scenic reserve with many steep and angular cliffs. The fantastic scenes are hidden among the stone mountains and cliffs. Taking a visit here by walking on the stone path along the steep cliffs is both an exciting and adventurous experience.

    Stop At: BaiLong Elevator, National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie China
    After the Yuanjiajie(Avatar mountain), we will take a shuttle(15 mins driving) head to the Bailong Elevator.
    Bailong Elevator is very magnificent. The total height of it is 335 meters (1099 feet), of which the running height is 326 meters (1069 feet). 154 meters (505 feet) of the total height is in the mountain wells and the rest of 172 meters (564 feet) was composed of steel derrick and other components. The Elevator includes three exposure sightseeing elevators running parallelly. Each elevator can take 50 passengers every time and the speed is 3 m / s (the speed has been accelerated to 5m / s since 2013). If the three elevators run simultaneously, the amount of one-way passengers will reach 4,000 per hour.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Whip Brook, In Wulingyuan District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream) is 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. And it is also a kingdom of animals. Golden Whip Stream is named after Golden Whip Crag, its landmark spot, and runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates).
    We will hiking around one hour along the Golden Whip Stream then take a shuttle go out of the park and back to the hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie China
    After the National park, we will head to the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge area, but we just see the bridge, there is no time for us to visit the Grand canyon.
    Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, aka Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk, is the world’s longest and highest glass bridge, hanging over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Looking from a distance, it looks like a piece of white silk floating between the clouds and fog, hence it is also called Yuntiandu, meaning “a way of clouds to the sky”. Standing on it, if dare to, you can have a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Tianmen mountain. O/N Zhangjiajie.

    Stop At: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain Ticket Station, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
    Discover sacred and mysterious Tianmen Mountain with the help of a local guide on this private, full-day tour from Zhangjiajie. Ride the longest cable car in the world to visit Tianmen Mountian Temple and marvel at spectacular Tianmen Cave.

    Among the many scenic spots of Zhangiajie, Tianmen Mountain rises above them all. On this private, full-day tour you will experience a thrilling ride to the top of Tianmen Mountain on the world's longest cable car – nearly 4 and a half miles long.

    Pass over farmer's fields as you rise up the mountainside into the thick clouds above. At the top of Tianmen Mountain, you'll find the Yunmeng Fairy Summit, from which you can enjoy captivating views – when not obstructed by otherworldly clouds and mist.

    Located on the mountain's summit, Tianmen Mountain Temple has been a pilgrimage site since the Ming Dynasty, and is the Buddhist center of western Hunan. Also on the mountain are a wealth of rare species of plant, but the mountain is most famous for the rare and marvelous geological formation of Tianmen Cave. Embedded in the towering cliff, this natural wonder has attracted emperors, hermits, dignitaries, and daredevils for centuries. Its exact origin still lacks convincing scientific explanation.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Zhangjiajie-Furong-Fenghuang. O/N Fenghuang.

    Stop At: Xiangxi Hibiscus Town, Hibiscus Town, Yongshun County 416276 China
    Today, we will transfer to Fenghuang from Zhangjiajie or Wulingyuan. On route, we will stop at Hibiscus old town for 2 hrs visit.
    The Hibiscus old town is located in Yongshun County in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of western Hunan Province, Furong Ancient Town (or Hibiscus Ancient Town) is originally known as Wangcun Village. It is where the famous movie Hibiscus Town was filmed, so it changed its name to Furong Town (Furong means Hibiscus in Chinese phonetic alphabet.) After the movie "Furong Town" was done in this place. Furong ancient town consists of a group of mixed people, ethnic group of Tujia and Miao mixed with Han people. Tujia people account for more than 80% of the total population.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Phoenix Ancient Town, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    Next, go to Phoenix ancient town and need 2hrs driving, 125KM. The Phoenix(Fenghuang) ancient town which is well-known for its ethnic minority culture and picturesque landscape, it takes you away from the pressure and fast-speed lifestyle. Flagged lanes, stilt houses along the river and ancient city wall… they tell the story of Fenghuang Ancient Town.
    When you reach the old town, our guide will help you to check in then show you visit the old town in the afternoon or evening.
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Fenghuang--Fanjingshan mountain--Zhenyuan. O/N Zhenyuan

    Stop At: Mount Fanjing, At the junction of Jiangkou County, Songtao County, Yinjiang County, Tongren China
    Today, we will transfer to Zhenyuan old town,3.5hrs driving, 207KM, On route, we will stop at Tongren Fanjing mountain.
    The Fanjingshan or Mount Fanjing, located in Tongren, Guizhou province, is the highest peak of the Wuling Mountains in southwestern China, at an elevation of 2,570 m. The Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve was established in 1978 and designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1986.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Zhenyuan County, Guizhou, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, China
    After the Fanjing Mountain, you will head for Zhenyuan Ancient Town. The town has more than 160 scenic spots including the ancient streets, the caves, temples, pavilions, rivers, bridges with gorgeous natural landscape. Situated between mountains and waters, Zhenyuan is the oldest city of Guizhou with different customs of ethnic minority compared to that of Xijiang. It is extraordinarily quiet compared with many other ancient towns. The town is divided into two parts by the Wuyang River: south 'Wei City' and north 'Fu City', which forms a water town. Hence it is well-reputed as the 'Oriental Venice'. Spend some leisure time to explore in the old town is also a pleasant thing.
    When we reach the Zhenyuan, we will check in the Zhenyuan hotel first and then show visit the Zhenyuan old town.
    Duration: 15 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Zhenyuan--Kaili. O/N Kaili

    Stop At: Qinglong Cave Ancient Architecture Group, Wuyang River Bank, Zhenyuan County 557700 China
    This morning, you can visit the Qinglong cave before head to Kaili, but is the optional , you can go inside(need to pay the ticket) or just take a photo from outside of the temple.

    The Qinglong Cave or Black Dragon Cave is a group of Buddhist and Taoist temples along the Wuyang River. These temples, half built and half caved into the cliff, represent a unique architectural masterpiece in the region. There is nothing like the view from the other side of the river, as it is very impressive. Once indoors, however, the detail of the buildings and the beauty of the statues are equally as interesting.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Miao Village, Nanhuamiao Village, Sankeshu Town, Kaili 556008 China
    After the Zhenyuan town, we will transfer to Kaili and we will visit the Miao villages before check in the hotel in Kaili, we will visit the Lanhua and Jidao and Langde Miao villages due to those villages just nearby the Kaili and need one hour driving from the Kaili city center.
    The Langde village is 30 km away from Kaili. Surrounded by green mountains,Langde Village is situated beside a crystal-clear stream. You have to drink "block-the-way" wine when you arrive (a local custom for welcoming the guests). Twelve tables are placed in the middle of the path from the highroad to the gate of the village. Then visit the traditional Miao-style stilt houses enjoy sweet Miao folk songs. After that,you could have a free walk on the roads and courtyards in the village paved with cobbles or bluestone.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Kaili--Congjiang-Basha--Zhaoxing. O/N Zhaoxing

    Stop At: Xiaohuang Village, Gaozeng Country, Congjiang County 557400 China
    At 08:30am, our guide will meet you at Kaili hotel and transfer to the Congjiang Yintan Dong village and need three hours driving.
    This village was similar village as Xiaohuang village.
    The Yintan Dong village, about twenty kilometers away from Congjiang, is one of the most representative Dong villages in Guizhou for its Dong buildings and daily life of this minority. Although the houses are fairly recent (50-100 years ago ), the rules for the Dong buildings have been met. Taking a good look at the natural environment of the village, the houses, the drum towers, the pavilions, they are competely different from the ones in West! The drum tower of the village soars to 21 feet high in the center of the village. Wherever one is, one can not miss the center f Yintan. Travelers have the feeling of being immersed in time amidst extremely well preserved buildings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yisha Miao Nationality Village, North of Congjiang County, Congjiang County 557400 China
    After that, we will transfer to Basha Miao village. Basha is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village and is virtually untouched in any way by modernization. Basha residents still live in their wooden houses, practice centuries-old customs and have their own unique beliefs. The village is perched on a hill, 5 kilometers from Congjiang. Legends say that Basha's ancestors immigrated from heartland China to this isolated mountainous region over 2,000 years ago.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhaoxing DongZhai, Southeastern of Liping, Liping county 557700 China
    When we finished the visit of Basha village, we will driving to Liping Zhaoxing Dong village and need one hour driving via the highway and you will stay at this village.
    The Zhaoxing Dong Village, located in Liping County, southeast of Guizhou Province, is one of the largest Dong Villages in Qiandongnan area in Guizhou. Walking into Zhaoxing Dong Village, one will feel as though the clock is being turned back. All the buildings in the village are wooden-stilt houses. This is a picturesque village noted for the beautiful natural sights and unique ethnic flavor. It is surrounded by verdant mountains with a crystal stream running through.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Zhaoxing Dong village--Chengyang Dong village--Longji Terraces. O/N Ping'an village

    Stop At: Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Guyi Town, Sanjiang 545500 China
    Our guide will meet you at 9am of your hotel then need 2hrs driving to Chengyang Dong village. After the purchase the entrance tickets, our driver and guide will takes you to the car parking which is near the Chengyang Wind and Rain bridge and we need to walk through the bridge into the villages.
    The Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge, spans the Linxi River of Sanjiang County. Built in 1916, it is 64.4 meters (73.43 yards) long, 3.4 metes (3.72 yards) wide and 10.6 meters (34.78 feet) high. Constructed with wood and stones, its surface is paved with wooden boards and both sides are inlayed with railings. On the bridge itself, there are five tower-like kiosks with 'horns' and eaves which resemble the flapping wings of birds.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort, Within the County, Sanjiang 545500 China
    After pass the Chengyang bridge, you will go into the Chengyang village.
    The ChengYang Dong village is located in the northern part of SanJiang County, bordering Guizhou to the northwest and Hunan to the northeast. Hengyang Village is made up of 8 small villages. You will enjoy many Wind and Rain Bridges, Drum-Towers, traditional wooden houses, rice fields, bamboo water wheels, villager dance and song performance during your visit here, you may also go and see the traditional Dong homes and carpenter’s family, savor local dishes, and learn about the ancient customs of the Dong people as well.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701 China
    When we finished the visit of Chengyang village, we will driving to Longji Rice Terraces area and need 2hrs driving.
    It is located in Longsheng County, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Guilin and 140 kilometers (90 miles) from Yangshuo. The construction of incredible Longji Rice Terraces started in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and lasted till the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Now, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces covers an area of 66 square kilometers (about 16,308 acres) and spans an altitude between 300 meters (about 984 feet) and 1,100 meters (about 3,608 feet). Among them, two main and representative viewing areas are the Ping’an Zhuang Village Terraced Fields and the Jinkeng Terraced Fields where Zhuang and Yao Minority people have been living respectively for hundreds of years. In addition to appreciate the rice terraces, visitors can learn some unique customs in Longsheng rice terraces scenic area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ping'an Village, Within the County, Longsheng County 541700 China
    After the enter the Longji Rice Terraces area, we will check in the hotel at Ping'an village or Dazhai village and stay overnight there

    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Longji rice terraces--Guilin. O/N Guilin or Yangshuo

    Stop At: Longji Mountain, Ping'an Village, Heping Country, Longsheng County 541701 China
    In the morning, you can visit the Ping'an village terraces or if you want to visit the Dazhai village, Pls discuss with our guide, from Longji terraces need 2hrs driving to Guilin.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
    After the Longji Rice Terraces, we need to 2hrs driving to reach the Guilin Reed Flute Cave,which is also known as "the Palace of Natural Arts” is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin's most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. It is over 180 million years old.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    In fact, today the itinerary is very flexible, if you will leaving Guilin at Day 9, then tonight we will going to stay at Yangshuo due to the Impression show is there and we will stay at Yangshuo after the show.
    The day 9 after the tour, we can drop off you at the Guilin airport/train station.
    Duration: 8 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Yangshuo. The tour end.

    Stop At: Xianggong Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
    At 09:00am, our guide meet you at Your Guilin or Yangshuo hotel then transfer to Yangshuo Xianggong hill.
    The Xianggong Mountain in the beginning, was merely an obscure small karst hill on the west bank of Li River in Yangshuo County of Guilin. A few years ago, a local photographer took some pictures on the top of this mountain and won the bronze prize in an international photography contest, making Xianggong Mountain famous overnight. From then on, it became a popular tourist destination beloved by enthusiastic photographers.

    If you have a late flight at this day(Later than 18:00), after the Yangshuo tour, or driver can drop off at the airport or we just drop off you at the Guilin or Yangshuo hotel then the next day you find your own way to the airport/train station.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Yulong River, Yangshuo, Yangshuo County China
    After the Xianggong hill, we will trasnfer to the Yangshuo Yulong river and take the bamboo boat from there.
    The Yulong River, with its dramatic karst landscape, silky water, and ancient bridges, is a great place for bamboo rafting. Known as 'the Little Li River', it’s a tributary of the Li.
    Note: 2 people for each boat.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: West Street, East Side of Li River, Yangshuo County 541900 China
    After the bamboo boat, we can have a lunch at The West Street area.
    This is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China. It is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Impression Sanjie Liu, No 1, Tianyuan Rd Lijiang Shanshui Theater, Yangshuo County 541999 China
    At 18:40pm, our guide will meet you at the West street area then head to the Impression Sanjie Liu Light show, you should eat the dinner before the show due to after the show, our driver will directly takes you back to the hotel and of course, we will help you to book the show tickets.
    Different from other shows in an enclosed space, the show - Impression of Liu Sanjie stages in the actual Li River which stretches 2 km (1.25 miles). The mist, moonlight, together with 12 Karsts peaks and their inverted reflections in the river all creates a spectacular natural backdrop. The large-scaled lights system, special smoke-effect system and the overwhelming sound system in harmony with the natural landscape presents a visual feast to audients.
    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotels at Zhangjiajie or Wulingyuan or Zhangjiajie airport at first day(Day one).Airports
    • Dayong Airport, Zhangjiajie China
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Can add more days if you want
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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