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Explore Splendid Zhangjiajie from Shanghai

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Why travel from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie? Because Shanghai is the most popular gateway city to Zhangjiajie with most frequent flight schedules. It takes only 2 and a half hours to get to Zhangjiajie from Shanghai. More importantly, you will get a wonderful vacation during which you can not only explore the modernness and hidden tradition in China's largest metropolis Shanghai, but also enjoy the incredible Avatar views in Zhangjiajie National Park.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy the convenience of modern living in Shanghai and discover the hidden Chinese tradition among the mansions;
  • Get amazed by the miracle that can only be created by our Mother Nature - endless pillar-like stone mountains standing in the clouds.
  • Explore the soul and spirit of Zhangjiajie in Tianmen Mountain and experience the long cableway and thrilling glass walk.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Shanghai / Zhangjiajie
Travel Length:
6 days and 5 nights
Tour Code:
CD-SZJJT-06
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureHikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Shanghai, the most metropolis of China! Upon arrival, clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name.

Then, you’ll be taken to have an 8-minute high-tech Maglev Train. It’s not a bird or a plane, just Shanghai’s Maglev Train, the world’s fastest train running 430km/hr. Your driver is ready to pick you up at the Longyang Road station, and transfer you to your hotel. (Note: The Maglev Train time is 06:45-21:42, please kindly make sure if your arrival time is able to take it or not, and it is also subject to your arrival airport. )

Evening Optional Activity: attend an entertaining and breathtaking Acrobatic Show, including balls of death, balance of chairs, hula hoops, juggling benches, walking in the air, etc.

Shanghai Maglev Train
Day 2 Shanghai ( B, L )

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, the first stop is to visit Shanghai Museum, the No.4 museum in China. Enter into the “round heaven and square earth” and enjoy over 120,000 precious historic Chinese artistic relics, from bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphic works to jade, coins, seals and sculpture, etc. You won’t miss Da Ke Ding, the precious treasure of Shanghai Museum, showing the history and economy of the West Zhou Dynasty (1046 BC-771 BC).

Then, be followed a trip to Yu Garden, a shining star among all dotted ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan which fully embodies the traditional design of architecture. Jagged pavilion with elegant decoration, glittering pools with roving fish, sprouting pine trees, all these pleasant scenes refresh your mood. Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works.

Later, drive to Lujiazui Area of Pudong New District to visit Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) where you can have a panoramic view of the whole Shanghai and Huangpu River area. Ascend yourselves to 474 meters on the 100th floor to experience sky walk on the transparent glass-walled walkway and feel Shanghai lying at your feet and blue sky over your head.

You will then transfer to another popular landmark of Shanghai – Nanjing Road which is shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the local modern atmosphere. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund. Originally the towpath for transporting, the Bund transformed into a feverish trading district. Stroll along the Bund, feel the perfect fusion of Chinese culture and Western culture, and seize the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes.

Evening Optional Activity: take Huangpu River cruise to enjoy fantastic night view of Shanghai. 

Shanghai MuseumShanghai Yu Gardenthe Bund
Day 3 Shanghai Tour & Flight to Zhangjiajie (B)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll first take a wonderful visit to Jade Buddha Temple. Owning the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures, the very pure land in the crowded downtown is a quiet place for nice break in this busy city.

Being free until transferred to the airport and take a flight to Zhangjiajie(2.5hrs). Upon your arrival at Zhangjiajie Aiport, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Jade Buddha Temple
Day 4 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (B)

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After breakfast, you’ll visit the most beautiful scenic spots in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. First, you’ll take the cable car to Huangshi Village which is 1080m above the sea level. It is the biggest sightseeing platform to view the spectacular scenery in the national park. A saying goes “He who does not reach Huangshi Village does not pay a true visit to Zhangjiajie.” Later, explore the famous Golden Whip Brook which covers a distance of 7.5 km, winding across mountains and valleys. It 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.

About Zhangjiajie National Forest Park:

Located 32 kilometers from Zhangjiajie city, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was the first national forest park in China, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It is also famous for the inspiration for the movie AVATAR, the Hallelujah Mountain. The park is known for its odd-shaped peaks and rocks, exquisite forests, tranquil water, beautiful canyons, limestone caves and breathtaking views. Different scenery presents in different seasons. In spring, all flowers on mountains blossom and mountains are luxuriantly green. In summer, the forests flourish and are strongly fragrant. In autumn, the mountain slowly turns yellow and red with a sense of poetry at this time. In winter, travelers can marvel at the evergreen trees among the snowy landscape.

Golden Whip BrookHuangshi Village
Day 5 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (B)

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On this day, you’ll first take Bailong elevator up to Yuanjiajie, which is situated in the north of Zhangjiajie National Park. This scenic area is world famous as the mountains here inspired the floating mountains in the Hollywood movie Avatar. The peaks in Yuanjiajie are nearly at the same height, which makes it a mountain platform great for enjoying sweeping vistas.

Next, take a sightseeing bus to Tianzi Mountain, where you can have a stunning view of the peaks rising one after another. Atop of the mountain offers a full extent of the whole scenic area, which is magnificent and spectacular. There are four wonders in Tianzi Mountain: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.

After the exciting tour, you'll be escorted back to your hotel.

Tianzi Mountain
Day 6 Tianmen Mountain National Park & Departure (B)

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. On this day, you’ll first take a trip to Tianmen Mountain. Referred to as the “Soul of culture and spirit of Zhangjiajie”, Tianmen Mountain, standing 1,500 meters above sea level, boasts miraculous and unique geographic landform, unparalleled natural landscape, profound cultural connotations. You won’t miss the longest cableway in the world, an aerial view of road, glass walk, etc.

In the afternoon, visit the Tujia Folk Customs Park. Tujia Folk Custom Park is a large-scale cultural tourist attraction which is mainly built to demonstrate Tujia people’s folk custom. In this area of 5 hectares, you could see various aspects of Tujia folk customs such as wood and stone architecture, food, agriculture, military art etc.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you the airport or railway station to catch the train to your next destination. Service ends!

Tianmen Mountain National Park Tianmen Mountain Cableway

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