Your driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby in the early morning between 7:30an and 8am to meet up with your group of fellow travelers and the English-speaking guide at the meeting point. Then, walk to the cable car station of Tianmen Mountain where your day tour kicks off. Then, get ready to take the world's longest gondola ascending to Tianmen Moutain. Tianmen Mountain Cable Way claimed to be the "longest passenger cable way of high mountains in the world," in tourist publications with 98 cars, a total length of 24,459 feet (7,455 meters), and an ascent of 4,196 feet (1,279 meters) at an unusual grade of 37 degrees. You may also walk on miles of paths built onto the cliff on top of the mountain with sections of glass floors which is also known as the Sky Walk.
There is also an escalator built inside of the mountain that will take you to the Tianmen Gate and 999 Steps. You can challenge the 999 Steps by hiking or take the escalator at your own extra cost of RMB$32 to get down to the bottom of the steps. Not only Tianmen Mountain is a common attraction in Zhangjiajie, but also a place attracts celebrities such as Dawazi from Xinjiang Province who challenged the tight rope walking in the air between two mountains of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon as well as famous rock climber, Alan Robert, who climbedup to Tianmen Cave. There are also numerous pilots who have flown through Tianmen Cave and great adventurists who wing-suite flying on the mountain. All these activities have made Tianmen Mountain a must-see attraction in Zhangjiajie.
Later, you will have the opportunity to learn the culture of Chinese Tea and taste some local tea to relax and freshen up yourself. Afterwards, you will also have a special visit to see unique art of sandstone painting which is a creative art form made with natural and permanently colored materials, namely sands, fragmented stones, and portions of plants. At the end of the tour, your driver will send you back to your hotel where the service concludes at around 4pm.
Note: We may use cable car uphill and finish the tour with a bus ride or use a bus ride uphill and finish the tour with cable car ride. Your guide will adjust it according to condition of the day.
Recommended Evening Activity: Charming Xiangxi Show
Opt for this fantastic performance, a famous singing and dancing cultureshow in china, which will impress you deeply with ethnic folk culture and flavors features songs, dances, and acrobatics performed by members of Tujia and Miao ethnic minority groups in their traditional finery. This show combines traditional arts and culture with modern stage setting. Please let your tour guide know if you wish to see the show.