Guangzhou Zhangjiajie Short Break Tour
On ETC’S 5-day Guangzhou Zhangjiajie tour package, experience the opulence of China – from the vibrant urban landscape of Guangzhou to the spellbinding mountain vista of Zhangjiajie. Our guides are local residents who are warm, friendly and know the destination better than anyone. Explore the highlights of Guangzhou, including the century-old temple, colonial architecture and local food and market. Then venture out on a trip to Zhangjiajie featuring unique mountain landscape where you will find remote mountain hideaway. Visit ZJJ National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain, “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” and challenge the thrilling glass skywalk.
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After breakfast in hotel, you will be picked up from hotel for a full day city sightseeing. The first stop is Chen Family Temple. It was established during the Qing dynasty in 1894 with funding from members of 72 Chen clans, and thus served to accommodate the families' young candidates as they prepared for the imperial examinations. The most distinguishable feature of it is the 11 carved ridges set on the nine halls. Each ridge portrays a theme taken from famous traditional dramas. Today it houses the Guangdong Folk Art Museum. Later, visit Southern Yue King Mausoleum Museum, which houses the tomb of the second ruler of Southern Yue Kingdom called Zhao Mo during Han Dynasty dating back to 100 B.C. One of the most important excavated objects is the silk-jade garment made up of 2,291 pieces of jade is the spotlight of the mausoleum.
You will have typical Cantonese dim sum meal for lunch. In the afternoon, visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall and Shamian Island. Shamian Island was divided into two concessions given to France and the United Kingdom by the Qing government in the 19th century. Later, we visit the Qingping Market, where you can take free walk before leaving Guangzhou.
After dinner, you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, transfer directly to your hotel in Wulingyuan by our comfortable car.
Meal: B, L
Pick up from the hotel in the morning, you will start your exciting visit at the National Forest Park. Taking cable car up to Huangshi valley (Huangshi Village) to appreciate the wide forest park on it peaks. Afternoon proceed to explore the Golden Whip Stream. This 7.5 kilometers long brook is one of the most beautiful places in whole forest park, it is well-known for its clear water and fresh air. You will have a leisure hiking about 2 hours along the stream, surrounded by grotesque rocks, if luckily, you will see some monkeys and squirrels there.
Meal: B, L
Today you will have another day tour at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Ascending Yuanjianjie Mountain by Bailong Elevator - a glass elevator which was built into the side of a huge cliff, and it is the fastest elevator in the world. Experience the speed while taking in the breathtaking views. Taking about 2.5 hours to discover the amazing pillar scenery of the southern sky, which was used to inspiration for the famous “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain”.
Afterwards, take the sightseeing bus to visit the beautiful Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, including Helong Park, West Sea Scenic Area and some other sights. Marvel at a notable setting of quartzite peaks that seem so the otherworldly. Later, take cool Tianzi Mountain cable car down the mountain and to enjoy a brisk walk along the picturesque Ten-mile Natural Gallery, lined with peaks resembling human, fingers, monkys, lions, etc.
Meal: B, L
Today you will take an excursion to Tianmen Mountain, another magnificent National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie. First, transfer to take Tianmen Mountain Cable Car (about 30 mintues) from city downtown to the peak of the Mountain, this 7455 meters cableway is the longest one in the world so far. The stunning sightseeings include Tianmen Cave, the 99 Bends, the glass skywalk and so on. On the mountain, your guide will take you to have a challenging walk on the glass skywalk along the cliff.
After the exciting adventure, our guide and driver will escort you to Zhangjiajie airport for the flight to your next destination. End of your 5 days Guangzhou Zhangjiajie tour.
Meal: B, L
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