Zhangjiajie Travel Guide
How to Plan a Zhangjiajie Tour?

If you want to travel in Zhangjiajie, and planning a Zhangjiajie trip, this detailed Zhangjiajie travel guide page will definitely tell you how to plan a Zhangjiajie tour, and to learn the key information about how to travel in Zhangjiajie.

Why to Visit Zhangjiajie?
Get Your Avatar Trip to Zhangjiajie before the movie "Avatar Ⅱ" being released.

You should be excited about visiting Zhangjiajie: It's famous for the unique Avatar style mountains, nowhere else on our planet!

When to Go Zhangjiajie?
The Best Time to Travel in Zhangjiajie

Actually it's always a great time to travel Zhangjiajie in a year because it is a yearround destination to visit. Traveling Zhangjiajie in different seasons, you will have uniquely different yet beautiful experiences.

Generally, April to October is the best time. April to June is the rainy season with extensive fog, adding an enchanting atmosphere to the scenery. From September to October the autumn foliage becomes colorful.

Best Time To Travel Zhangjiajie in Each Season

Best Time To Travel Zhangjiajie in Spring

If you want to travel Zhangjiajie in Spring, it's perfect to visit Zhangjiajie from Mid-march to Mid-April. The weather during this period is good, not too cold nor too hot; and the most important is that you don't need to worry about the crowded people, there are few people travel in Zhangjiajie at that time.

Best Time To Travel Zhangjiajie in Summer

If you want to travel Zhangjiajie in Summer, it's perfect to visit Zhangjiajie in June. The temperature is around 35 degrees, but it's not very hot in the park, and you can do a rafting tour in Zhangjiajie. Not recommend to travel in July and August, it's summer holiday for students, a little crowded.

Best Time To Travel Zhangjiajie in Autumn

If you want to travel Zhangjiajie in Autumn, it's perfect to get a tour to Zhangjiajie in September or October to Mid-November. It's an amazing golden world at that time in Zhangjiajie. One thing to note that October 1st–7th is the week of National Day, try to avoid those days.

Best Time To Travel Zhangjiajie in Winter

If you want to travel Zhangjiajie in Winter, it's perfect to visit Zhangjiajie in December to January. The temperature is around -2 to 10 degrees, a little cold in deep winter, but it's also a good time to explore the beautiful snowy Pandora world in Zhangjiajie.

How to Get to Zhangjiajie?

Zhangjiajie is connected by flight with some major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. You can also get to Zhangjiajie by train (6 hours) or flight (1 hour) from Changsha City, the capital city of Hunan Province, which can be conveniently used as a transfer place.

Flights From Beijing to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
China Southern Airlines CZ6600 06:35 PEK Beijing Capital International Airport T2 09:20 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday
Air China CA1359 18:35 PEK Beijing Capital International Airport T3 21:20 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Flights From Shanghai to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
Juneyao Airlines HO1017 13:25 SHA Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport T2 15:35 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Tue Thu Sun
Shanghai Airlines FM9343 18:00 PVG Shanghai Pudong International Airport T1 20:30 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday
Shanghai Airlines FM9341 20:15 PVG Shanghai Pudong International Airport T1 22:40 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday
China Eastern Airlines MU5375 19:25 PVG Shanghai Pudong International Airport T1 21:55 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Flights From Xi'an to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
Beijing Capital Airlines JD5107 20:10 XIY Xi'an Xianyang International Airport T2 21:35 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday
China Eastern Airlines MU2431 21:30 XIY Xi'an Xianyang International Airport T3 22:55 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Flights From Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
China Southern Airlines CZ3227 11:25 CAN Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 13:00 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Mon Wed Fri Sun
China Southern Airlines CZ3245 11:40 CAN Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 13:15 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Tue Thu Sat
China Southern Airlines CZ3381 23:00 CAN Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 00:35 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Flights From Shenzhen to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
China Southern Airlines CZ3991 22:10 SZX Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport T3 23:55 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Flights From Changsha to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
Okay Airways BK2863 07:40 CSX Changsha Huanghua International Airport T2 08:50 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday
Okay Airways BK2909 11:25 CSX Changsha Huanghua International Airport T2 12:40 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Flights From Chengdu to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
Air China CA4377 07:25 CTU Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport T2 08:50 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Tue Fri Sun

Flights From Guilin to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
Okay Airways BK2760 17:45 KWL Guilin Liangjiang International Airport 19:30 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Flights From Taibei(Taiwan) to Zhangjiajie

Flight No. Departure Arrival Frequency
Tigerair Taiwan IT109 08:00 TPE Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport 10:55 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport Wed Sat
TransAsia Airways GE328 16:30 TPE Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport T1 19:30 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Mon Tue Wed Fri Sun
China Southern Airlines CZ3026 18:20 TPE Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport T2 21:00 DYG Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport T2 Everyday

Go to Zhangjiajie By Train

You can get to Zhangjiajie by train (6 hours) or flight (1 hour) from Changsha City, the capital city of Hunan Province, which can be conveniently used as a transfer place. Direct trains to Zhangjiajie are also available from Yichang (5 hours), Guangzhou (13 hours), Shenzhen (18 hours), and Liuzhou (12 hours).

Go to Zhangjiajie from Hong Kong

There is no direct transportation between Hong Kong and Zhangjiajie. You can first go to Shenzhen and take the direct flight to Zhangjiajie (2 hours), or take the high-speed rail to Changsha (3 hours), then transfer train or bus to Zhangjiajie (5 hours). Another way is to go to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport and take the direct flight to Zhangjiajie (2 hours).

What to Do in Zhangjiajie?
Attractions & Activities in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Attractions

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Opening Hours: 08:00 am - 18:00 pm

Price: 248 Yuan/Person

Yellow Stone Village Cable Car: 65 Yuan/Person(Single Way)

Yangjiajie Cable Car: 76 Yuan/Person(Single Way)

Bailong Elevator: 72 Yuan/Person(Single Way)

Ten-mile Gallery Mini Train: 38 Yuan/Person(Single Way)

Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie

Opening Hours: 08:00 am - 16:30 pm

Price: 258 Yuan/Person

Mini Cable Car: 40 Yuan/Person

Glass Plank Road: 10 Yuan/Person

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Opening Hours: 07:00 am - 18:00 pm

Price: 121 Yuan/Person

Glass Bridge: Not Open Yet

Baofeng Lake of Zhangjiajie

Opening Hours: 08:30 am - 17:00 pm

Price: 96 Yuan/Person

Yellow Dragon Cave of Zhangjiajie

Opening Hours: 07:15 am - 17:00 pm

Price: 100 Yuan/Person

Fenghuang Ancient Town

Opening Hours: 24 Hours

Price: Free

Zhangjiajie Activities

Tianmen Fox Fairy Show

Opening Hours:
20:15 pm - 21:50 pm

Normal Seat: 238 Yuan/Person

VIP Seat: 580 Yuan/Person

Super VIP Seat: 880 Yuan/Person

Charming Western Hunan Show

Opening Hours:
19:30 pm - 21:00 pm | 21:00 pm - 22:30 pm

Normal Seat: 228 Yuan/Person

VIP Seat: 268 Yuan/Person

Super VIP Seat: 308 Yuan/Person

Mengdong River Rafting

Opening Hours:
08:00 am - 17:00 pm (1st May - 30th Sep)

Price: 160 Yuan/Person

Transfer Services in Zhangjiajie

From Zhangjiajie Downtown to the Following Destinations (Single Way, Per Time)
Destination Distance By Public Bus By Taxi
Tianmen Mountain 3 km, 5 minutes 2 Yuan/Person 10 Yuan
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park 30 km, 35 minutes 15 Yuan/Person 160 Yuan
Wulingyuan Town 35 km, 40 minutes 18 Yuan/Person 180 Yuan
Baofeng Lake & Yellow Dragon Cave 40 km, 50 minutes 20 Yuan/Person 200 Yuan
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon 50 km, 1.5 hrs No Direct Public Bus 300 Yuan
Mengdong River Rafting 85 km, 2 hrs No Direct Public Bus No Taxi
Fenghuang Ancient Town 300 km, 4 hrs 80 Yuan/Person No Taxi
Private Transfer Service with Zhangjiajie Travel Club
Vehicle Within Zhangjiajie City Out of Zhangjiajie City
4 Seats Car (1-3 passengers) 500 Yuan/Day 500 Yuan/Day + 5 Yuan/Km (Free for return Zhangjiajie)
7 - 11 Seats MVP (4-9 passengers) 600 Yuan/Day 600 Yuan/Day + 8 Yuan/Km (Free for return Zhangjiajie)
Over 18 Seats Tourism Bus (Over 10 passengers) 700 Yuan/Day 700 Yuan/Day + 10 Yuan/Km (Free for return Zhangjiajie)

Tour Guide Services in Zhangjiajie

Tour Guide Services in Zhangjiajie

Hotel Accommodation in Zhangjiajie

500 - 900 Yuan/Room/Night

400 - 600 Yuan/Room/Night

230 - 380 Yuan/Room/Night

Which Way to Travel in Zhangjiajie is the Best?
On Your Own, Join a Group, or Private Tour

Travel Zhangjiajie On Your Own

If you think you can get everything well organized by yourself, you can choose to travel in Zhangjiajie on your own, but you really should consider the advantages and disadvantages by this way

Advantages: Itinerary Flexible

Disadvantages: Language Problem, Time-Wasting, Not Always the Cheapest Way as You Think

Some Facts in Zhangjiajie You Should Know:
It is not easy for people who want to travel alone in Zhangjiajie to have a smooth trip.
Zhangjiajie gets huge scenic areas, it's necessary to get a good and reliable guide, or you may occasionally get lost, wasting time on finding where to go, where to eat, etc. and also be afraid of an unfamiliar language and lacking a sense of security.
Travel in Zhangjiajie, means you are in a Chinese speaking place, communication will be the biggest problem for your travel if you can't speak Chinese. Perhaps you think you can hire an English speaking guide on the Internet by yourself, but it's always not easy to get a good and reliable guide, because the information from the Internet not always reliable.

Travel Zhangjiajie By a Group-join Tour

Advantages: Save Money

Disadvantages: Itinerary Not Flexible, Forced Shopping, Most Chinese in a Group

Some Group-join Tour Facts in Zhangjiajie You Should Know:
1. Itinerary Not Flexible: the itinerary and date sheet for a group tour is always fixed, your travel schedule may not match it.
2. Zhangjiajie is a newly developed tourism city, although more and more foreigners(English Based) are travel to zhangjiajie, at present there are not enough foreigners to be organized as a group-join tour.
3. Almost all the group tours in Zhangjiajie are based on Chinese group, often the price for a Zhangjiajie group tour is very low(some travel agencies even offer zero and debt tour fee program), seems it's a good way to save money, just think about it: really? obviously it's a trap and always means a forced shopping tour.
4. Almost all the group tour guides in Zhangjiajie get no salary from their company, they have to persuade tourists to do shoppings, then there will be commission rebate to the guide and travel company. Sometimes if the tourists don't cooperate, they may force tourists to do shoppings or pay extra fees, otherwise they will get bad attitude and service for you.
5. Taking a group join tour, you may be guided to some free attractions instead of the highlight attractions in core scenic areas of Zhangjiajie. Even if you were guided to the core scenic areas, they would give you less time to visit the attractions, because they need to save enough time for all the group to do shoppings.

Tips: Try to calculate the general expenses based on the reference costs listing above, you can get a clear idea on how much costs for a Zhangjiajie tour.

Travel Zhangjiajie By a Private Tour

This is the best option for you to have deeper experiences in Zhangjiajie. It's flexible, valuable and customizable for your budget and interests.

Why Us?

Zhangjiajie Travel Club

  • Professional Local Team of Inbound Tourism
  • Fast Response for Any Question
  • Private Tour Plan, Flexible & Customizable
  • Valuable & Best Price Guaranteed
  • Experienced Private Tour Guide
  • VIP Private Transfer Service
  • No Hidden Fees & No Forced Shopping

Other Travel Agency & Group Join Tour

  • Most Are Not Locals
  • Response Very Slow
  • Group Join Only, Everything Fixed
  • Unbelievable Low Price May Cause A Trap
  • Group Tour Guide
  • Transfer Service with Dozens Travelers
  • Forced Shoppings or Unknown Expenses

On Your Own

  • No Team Help
  • No Response
  • You're On Your Own, Lots of Pre-work to Do
  • Not Always the Cheapest Way
  • No Tour Guide, Hard to Hire Reliable Guide
  • Public Transportation, Language Problem
  • On Your Own

How Long to Stay in Zhangjiajie?

3 days are easy trip to explore Avatar Mountain and Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie. Also it's quite suitable for company group or business travel as a weekend tour: Friday arrival, Sunday departure.

4 days are enough to explore the main attractions of Zhangjiajie.

5 days are good to explore deeper in Zhangjiajie.

6 days are perfect to explore all the attractions of Zhangjiajie.

7 days are nice to get a combine tour of Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang Ancient Town(about 4 hours driving from Zhangjiajie).

Private Zhangjiajie Tours Recommended By Us

3 Days 2 Nights Zhangjiajie Tour
Date Destination Attraction Things To Do Hotel
Day 1 Zhangjiajie - Arrival & Pick Up & Hotel Check in. Zhangjiajie Downtown
Day 2 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yuanjiajie | Tianzi Mountain | Yangjiajie Zhangjiajie Downtown
Day 3 Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Tianmen Mountain Day Trip | See off & Depart. -
Tour Prices (per person in USD)
Group Size Economy Class Deluxe Class Luxury Class
1 person 802 USD 885 USD 944 USD
2 persons 455 USD 518 USD 547 USD
3 persons 372 USD 441 USD 481 USD
4 persons 318 USD 381 USD 411 USD
5 persons 296 USD 363 USD 399 USD
6 persons 265 USD 327 USD 357 USD
4 Days 3 Nights Zhangjiajie Tour
Date Destination Attraction Things To Do Hotel
Day 1 Zhangjiajie - Arrival & Pick Up & Hotel Check in. Wulingyuan Town
Day 2 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yellow Stone Village | Golden Whip Stream Wulingyuan Town
Day 3 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yuanjiajie | Tianzi Mountain | Yangjiajie Wulingyuan Town
Day 4 Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Tianmen Mountain Day Trip | See off & Depart. -
Tour Prices (per person in USD)
Group Size Economy Class Deluxe Class Luxury Class
1 person 1050 USD 1189 USD 1278 USD
2 persons 579 USD 658 USD 698 USD
3 persons 472 USD 590 USD 650 USD
4 persons 397 USD 505 USD 547 USD
5 persons 369 USD 483 USD 537 USD
6 persons 326 USD 434 USD 479 USD
5 Days 4 Nights Zhangjiajie Tour
Date Destination Attraction Things To Do Hotel
Day 1 Zhangjiajie - Arrival & Pick Up & Hotel Check in. Wulingyuan Town
Day 2 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yellow Stone Village | Golden Whip Stream Wulingyuan Town
Day 3 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yuanjiajie | Tianzi Mountain | Yangjiajie Wulingyuan Town
Day 4 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Day Trip Zhangjiajie Downtown
Day 5 Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Tianmen Mountain Day Trip | See off & Depart. -
Tour Prices (per person in USD)
Group Size Economy Class Deluxe Class Luxury Class
1 person 1322 USD 1466 USD 1585 USD
2 persons 727 USD 830 USD 890 USD
3 persons 595 USD 712 USD 791 USD
4 persons 499 USD 603 USD 662 USD
5 persons 465 USD 577 USD 648 USD
6 persons 409 USD 513 USD 573 USD
6 Days 5 Nights Zhangjiajie Tour
Date Destination Attraction Things To Do Hotel
Day 1 Zhangjiajie - Arrival & Pick Up & Hotel Check in. Wulingyuan Town
Day 2 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yellow Stone Village | Golden Whip Stream Wulingyuan Town
Day 3 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yuanjiajie | Tianzi Mountain | Yangjiajie Wulingyuan Town
Day 4 Zhangjiajie Baofeng Lake & Yellow Dragon Cave Baofeng Lake & Yellow Dragon Cave Day Trip Wulingyuan Town
Day 5 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Day Trip Zhangjiajie Downtown
Day 6 Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Tianmen Mountain Day Trip | See off & Depart. -
Tour Prices (per person in USD)
Group Size Economy Class Deluxe Class Luxury Class
1 person 1610 USD 1788 USD 1937 USD
2 persons 891 USD 1019 USD 1094 USD
3 persons 734 USD 879 USD 978 USD
4 persons 617 USD 746 USD 820 USD
5 persons 577 USD 716 USD 805 USD
6 persons 510 USD 638 USD 713 USD
7 Days 6 Nights Zhangjiajie Tour
Date Destination Attraction Things To Do Hotel
Day 1 Zhangjiajie - Arrival & Pick Up & Hotel Check in. Wulingyuan Town
Day 2 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yellow Stone Village | Golden Whip Stream Wulingyuan Town
Day 3 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Yuanjiajie | Tianzi Mountain | Yangjiajie Wulingyuan Town
Day 4 Zhangjiajie Baofeng Lake & Yellow Dragon Cave Baofeng Lake & Yellow Dragon Cave Day Trip Wulingyuan Town
Day 5 Zhangjiajie Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Day Trip Zhangjiajie Downtown
Day 6 Zhangjiajie - Fenghuang Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain Day Trip
Fenghuang Ancient Town Night View

Fenghuang Town
Day 7 Fenghuang - Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Ancient Town

Fenghuang Ancient Town Half Day Trip
Return Zhangjiajie and See off & Depart.

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Tour Prices (per person in USD)
Group Size Economy Class Deluxe Class Luxury Class
1 person 2205 USD 2403 USD 2582 USD
2 persons 1188 USD 1327 USD 1416 USD
3 persons 949 USD 1107 USD 1226 USD
4 persons 797 USD 935 USD 1024 USD
5 persons 732 USD 881 USD 988 USD
6 persons 638 USD 776 USD 865 USD
Price includes:
  • All entrance fees to attractions as listed
  • Private transfers between airport/railway, attractions, hotels
  • Private English tour guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Government Tax
  • Service Charge
Price excludes:
  • Tips for your tour guide and driver(based on your willness)
  • Meals: lunch and dinner
  • Personal Expenses
  • Payment transfer fee(based on the payment method you choose)
  • Note: Economy Class NOT include Cable Car and Elevator

How is the Tour Price calculated?

For Example: 2 adults using 5 star hotel & English Speaking Guide with 4 Days 3 Nights Zhangjiajie Tour

Items Item Details Costs Total
Entrance Fees Zhangjiajie National Forest Park 248 Yuan/Person * 2P 496
Yellow Stone Village Cable Car 118 Yuan/Person(Double Way) * 2P 236
Yangjiajie Cable Car 76 Yuan/Person(Single Way) * 2P 152
Bailong Elevator 72 Yuan/Person(Single Way) * 2P 144
Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie 258 Yuan/Person * 2P 516
Tianmen Mountain Mini Cable Car 40 Yuan/Person(Single Way) * 2P 80
Tianmen Mountain Glass Plank Road 10 Yuan/Person * 2P 20
Hotel 5 Star, 1 Room 3 Nights 500 Yuan/Room/Night *1R *3N 1500
Guide Service English Tour Guide 500 Yuan/Day * 4D 2000
Transfer Service 4 Seats Private Car Transfer 500 Yuan/Day * 4D 2000
Total Cost = 7144 CNY
Service Charge = Total Cost * 20% = 1429 CNY
Government Tax = Total Cost * 5% = 357 CNY
Quotation = Total Cost + Service Charge + Government Tax= 8930 CNY
Per Person = 8930/2 = 4465 CNY (698 USD/Person, 1 USD = 6.4 CNY)
Notes:
  • The price is only for reference. The final price will be adjusted based on your requirements and your travel advisor will give you the exact quotation.
  • Price may change during some Chinese festivals
  • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate
  • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal and Moneybookers) and wire transfer
  • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking
Payment Transfer Fees:
  • Paypal Transfer: 3.0%
  • Wire Transfer: around USD 40.00 per time
  • Western Union: around USD 25.00 per time

For private tours, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.

Quotation = Total Cost + Service Charge(20% of the Total Cost) + Government Tax(5% of the Total Cost)

Which means we only keep 20%(or less) as the profit

Discount

10%
OFF for Over 6 Months Earlier Booking & Full Payment

5%
OFF for 3 Months Earlier Booking & Full Payment

3%
OFF for 1 Month Earlier Booking & Full Payment

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