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9 Days Zhangjiajie-Guilin Private China Tour: Avatar Mountain, Li River Cruise

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Tour Details

Take this 9 days private China top trip to visit the Great Wall in Beijing, explore Avatar Mountain in Zhangjiajie, enjoy Li River cruise in Guilin, and savor the modern and traditional cityscapes of Shanghai.

Pick Up & Drop Off Info

  • Your arrival/departure port
  • Your hotel

Meet Time

  • 09:00am Everyday

Price Includes

  • All entrance tickets, cable cars, elevators to attractions in the itinerary
  • Domestic flight, train tickets as listed
  • Private transfers between ports, attractions, hotels
  • Private English tour guide and driver service
  • 4 star or similar hotels as listed
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes

  • Suggested optional activities in the itinerary
  • Meals of lunch and dinner (Our tour guide will help you on your own choices)
  • Any private expenses
What to Expect
  • Warm up with our exclusive, in-depth Forbidden City journey with our expert in history and architecture.
  • Explore a less-crowded part of the Great Wall by combining effort-saving cable car rides and moderate hiking.
  • Avatar Styled mountains in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • Experience the highest and longest glass bridge at Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
  • Enjoy the cruise tour in Li River of Guilin
  • Savor the modern and traditional cityscapes of Shanghai

Day 1Beijing arrival and private transfer to hotel

With a sunny smile, your private guide will be on time and waiting for you at the arrival hall. A comfortable private car (non-smoking) & experienced driver are ready and will transfer you to the hotel. Get the first impression of China.

Meals: None

Good to Know:
Don’t worry about being late. Your guide will be there no matter when you arrive. This tour can be customized just for you.
Our tour guides are not only good at English, but also knowledge of the Chinese culture and history. Most importantly, they are nice people, friendly. You’ll enjoy a nice time with them.

Free-Time Ideas:
If you are not suffering from jet-lag, we recommend the following activities:
A: Visit Beijing Zoo to see the cute giant pandas. Zoo opening times:
April 1–October 31: 7:30 to 18:00;
November 1–March 31: 7:30 to 17:00.
B: Watch a fabulous night show, such as the Kungfu Show or the Acrobatics Show.
Ask your China tour guide to help you with tickets.

Day 2Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven

Visit Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.

Later, you will get on a rickshaw tour and the rider will take you into the beating heart of Beijing: the hutongs (old alleyways). Follow up by spending some quality time with a local family in a hutong.

Meals: None

Day 3Mutianyu Great Wall, Flight to Zhangjiajie

Visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2.5 hours’ drive from downtown Beijing). This is a less-crowded section of the Great Wall. A cable car takes you up to a good spot, where you can have an easy walk along the wall.

You can return either by cable car, walking down or tobogganing down. Tobogganing down is actually the most popular.

After the trip, be transferred to the airport.
Flight from Beijing to Zhangjiajie

Meals: None

Day 4Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Avatar Mountain, Tianzi Mountain, Yuanjiajie, Yangjiajie

Wake up and have breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Wulingyuan Entrance.

Morning: Take Bailong Elevator up to explore Yuanjiajie, where the Avatar Mountain locates.

Yuanjiajie: It is also called AVATAR Mountain for the movie AVATAR is filmed here. Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. You will enjoy Hallelujah Mountain, NO.1 Bridge in the world and so on.

Afternoon: Go to visit Tianzi Mountain and Yangjiajie.

After the trip, take Yangjiajie cable car down.

Tianzi Mountain: It is known for 4 natural spectacles – the clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountain, the amazing views of the rising sun, the moonlit nights and snowcapped winter peaks. They include more than 80 natural platforms to take in the magnificent scenery.

After the trip, be driven back to your hotel.

Meals: None

Optional Night Activity: Charming Western Hunan Show

Day 8Baofeng Lake, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon: Glass Bridge Skywalk

Transfer to visit Baofeng Lake.

Baofeng Lake: It is the masterpiece of nature and human beings’ wisdom. It is 85 meters above the ground and attains an altitude of 585 meters. With an average depth of 72 meters. All the water is from rainfall and spring without any pollutant. It is pure just like a big crystal among Bao feng mountain Range.When you cruise, you can hear authentic song from Tujia minority people. You can fully understand the harmony and peace between human beings and nature.

Transfer to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and the Glass Bridge

It takes about 45 minutes from Zhangjiajie City to Zhangjiajie Great Canyon.

You will explore the main attractions in Zhangjiajie Great Canyon: One-Line-Sky, Family Portrait, The Millennial Ancient Rattan, Chuangwang Pavilion, the Southern Red Flag Canal, Zhuaxian Spring, Rotten Ship Rock, The Bandit Hole, the World’s Highest See-through Skywalk Bridge and so on.

The trip is finished at approximately 17:00 pm. Then be transferred to downtown Zhangjiajie and check in hotel.

Meals: None

Optional Night Activity: Tianmen Fox Fairy Show

Day 6Train/bus from Zhangjiajie to Changsha, Bullet train from Changsha to Guilin

Wake up and have breakfast at hotel

Take the bus or train to Changsha
Then take the bullet train to Guilin

Your tour guide in Guilin will pick you up at the train station, then be transferred to your hotel.

Meals: None

Day 7Cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo

Take a leisurely cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Meandering through valleys, bamboo groves and mysterious Karst rock formations, the cruise will affords you a glimpse of a life far removed from the concrete jungle. In the afternoon, an interesting Yangshuo countryside trip is waiting for you. You are suggested to ride a bicycle to visit the country area along Yulong River. You will also have a chance to walk into a local farmer’s house and have a communicate with the family with the assistance from guide.

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Guilin.

Meals: None

Day 8Guilin half-day tour, Flight to Shanghai

In the morning time, drive back to Guilin and you will have a half-day to visit the symbol of Guilin – Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave – the representative of the kars landform in Guilin area.

Then you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Shanghai.

Meals: None

Day 9Shanghai city tour

Today worlds collide, starting at the history exhibition (under the TV tower) watch Shanghai literally rise, at nearly 500m it’s a breathtaking panoramic view from the Oriental Peal TV Tower. Lunch is arranged at Old Shanghai. After lunch, take a relaxing walk to ancient Yuyuan Garden, followed by the Bund, a must-see colonial waterfront area.

Meals: None

Day 10Shanghai departure

Your car, driver and our guide will be ready and waiting at your hotel to get you to the airport on time. Sit back and relax, they will help you check-in and escort you to the correct security gate.

Good to Know:
You may want to add Zhujiajiao Water Town for your last day of the tour, if your flight takes off in the evening or later.

Hotel Accommodation
City Hotel (4 star or same level)
Beijing Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Zhangjiajie Jinxi International Hotel at Wulingyuan Town
Guilin Guilin Bravo Hotel at Guilin
Shanghai SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund

Note: the hotel listed just for reference