12 Days Tour of Classical Citys & Zhangjiajie Avatar Hallelujah Mount

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12 Days Tour of Classical Citys & Zhangjiajie Avatar Hallelujah Mount

From US$2150 per adult


Beijing (3 Nights) ,Xi'an (1 Nights) ,Zhangjiajie (3 Nights) ,Fenghuang (1 Nights) ,Shanghai (3 Nights)

Duration: 12 Days & 11 Nights
Tour Type: Multi-City Tour
Tour Code: CTP217


View beautiful scenery and natural heritage at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Appreciate natural sights of trees, almost straight up and down mountains, streams and wild lives Enjoy uncanny workmanship by nature in Yellow Dragon Cave

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US$ 2150

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US$ 2150

per adult


US$ 2150

per adult

Notes: The above rates is based on 4-person group of twin sharing room.

Tour Class
Start Date
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Adult (12+)
Children (2-12)
US$ 5436

1Highlights & Map

See both ancient civilization and modern progress Review glories at Olympic Park View the ancient life size Terra-Cotta Warrior Corps Feel modern development in Shanghai.


Day 01Beijing

Destinations: Arrive in Beijing

Activities: You'll be met on arrival at Beijing airport. Free time rest of the day exploring the nearby streets, or resting and catching up on your jetlag. Beijing is a city of amazing contrasts – an ancient capital with incredible historical sites, and a bustling modern metropolis hosted the 2008 Olympics.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map


Day 02Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: After breakfast head out for Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest public square, which is closely linked to The Forbidden City, from which the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties governed for over 500 years. Later you'll visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperors prayed for good harvests and rain, or gave thanks for the harvest.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map


Day 03Beijing

Destinations: Beijing

Activities: Leave town in the morning for the drive (a bit under two hours) to the Badaling Section of The Great Wall, which stretches for over 6000 km, and was originally built to protect China from the barbarians. You can walk and climb at your own pace, or enjoy spectacular views from the cable car. Before returning to the city you'll enjoy visiting the Changling (one of the Ming Tombs), and the attractive tree-lined Sacred Way , bordered by stone statues, along which the Emperors once trod to conduct their sacred ceremonies. Dinner tonight is at Quanjude Restaurant, where you'll eat some of the best 'Peking Duck' in Beijing.

Meals: Lunch+Dinner

Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven

36 Nanwei Road (Nanwei Lu) Beijing China Show Map


Day 04Beijing, Xi'an

Destinations: Beijing to Xi'an

Activities: Your last stop in Beijing is a trip through the Hutong by rickshaw. This maze of narrow alleyways winding around the Forbidden City is fast disappearing, and you'll get a precious glimpse into their distinctive culture as you zigzag through them, drop into a primary school and a flea market, and have lunch with a local family featuring delicious Chinese dumplings. Those who are interested can learn how to make this traditional Chinese food. Later you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an, then a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall. (Bikes can be rented for around 20 yuan/hour).

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Hotel Ibis Xian

No.59 Heping Road Bei Lin District Shaanxi Show Map


Day 05Xi'an, Zhangjiajie

Destinations: Xian to Zhangjiajie

Activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses: This incredible 2000 year-old army of life-sized warriors, each one unique, is part of the underground tomb of the Emperor Qin. Many of the figures, including soldiers, archers, horses and chariots, have been restored, and the repairs and excavations continue at the site where you can see both repaired and broken warriors in a truly impressive display. Big Wild Goose Pagoda: The pagoda (7 floors,64.5meters high) where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India. It is the landmark of the ancient capital city - Xian. Bell Tower: This is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, you can have a bird's view of the city.

Meals: Lunch+Dinner

Hotel: Jin Tian International Hotel

No.8 Wuling Avenue (Wuling Dadao), Wulingyuan Show Map


Day 06Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang

Destinations: Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang

Activities: Drive about 4 hours to Fenghuang.Fenghuang County Town is located on the western edge of Hunan Province and next to Guizhou. Fenghuang Ancient City, claimed to be one of the two most beautiful towns in China, it sets an example of what villages were like before the start of modernization. In the town dozens of lanes are paved with stones that run between the wooden houses built on stilts. Generations of local people have stepped on the lanes and worn them down bit by bit. Mist envelopes the town in the early morning or after a rain, creating a charming picturesque scene of Southwest China.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Phoenix Govenment Hotel Fenghuang

No.5 Ximenpo, Fenghuang, Hunan ProvinceShow Map


Day 07Fenghuang, Zhangjiajie

Destinations: Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie

Activities: Drive back to Zhangjiajie and take a half day tour to the marvelous Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Cave.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Jin Tian International Hotel

No.8 Wuling Avenue (Wuling Dadao), Wulingyuan Show Map


Day 08Zhangjiajie

Destinations: Zhangjiajie

Activities: A mountain peak in China's Hunan province, which inspired Golden Globes Best Director winner James Cameron for his latest blockbuster, Avatar, was renamed Avatar's "Hallelujah Mountain". The management committee of the Yuanjiajie part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie changed the name of the "South Pillar of the Heaven" (also called the "Pillar between Heaven and Earth") to "Hallelujah Mountain", a namesake floating island in the movie that circulates in the magnetic currents of the make-believe planet of Pandora. Zhangjiajie is a rising tourist city famous for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. It is located in the northwest of Hunan province. Zhangjiajie was listed into the World Natural Heritage Catalogue by the UNESCO in 1992. What’s more, Zhangjiajie was awarded the title of “World Geological Park” in 2004.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: Jin Tian International Hotel

No.8 Wuling Avenue (Wuling Dadao), Wulingyuan Show Map


Day 09Zhangjiajie, Shanghai

Destinations: Zhangjiajie to Shanghai

Activities: Full day to Yellow Stone Village and Jinbian River. Take the evening flight to Shanghai.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map


Day 10Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Today you visit the Jade Buddha Temple, the lovely old Yuyuan Garden, and the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower (also known as the Pearl Tower, for its distinctive shape). The second-highest platform provides wonderful views over Shanghai and the Huang Pu River, and those with a good head for heights can choose to buy a ticket to continue on to the very top.Then we will go into the Shanghai Museum to see its history, the museum is the biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics. The museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. Then in the afternoon, we will continue our visit to Yuyuan Garden, the most classic private garden in China, which is a traditional Chinese park decorated by beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map


Day 11Shanghai

Destinations: Shanghai

Activities: Today we will drive out Shanghai to see a beautiful water town, Zhujiajiao. The picturesque water town is a classic water village, over 400 years old with a signature five-arch bridge spanning the Cao Gang River. Zhu Jia Jiao was an important town for local trade, shipping goods in and out of its manmade canals to the river.

Meals: Lunch

Hotel: New Asia Hotel Shanghai

No.422 Tian Tong Road, ShanghaiShow Map


Day 12Shanghai

Destinations: Depart from Shanghai

Activities: Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

3Price Policy

Price Includes

  • Hotel accommodation in twin shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner).
  • Domestic flights, trains or buses as specified in the itinerary
  • Airport tax and fuel fee.
  • Private car/coach for transfers service and sightseeing program as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for transfers and sightseeing program as indicated in each city.
  • Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Service charge and government Taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets.
  • Hotel room/cruise cabin single supplement.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide, driver and hotel bellboy.
  • Fees for entry visa to China.
  • Traveler insurance.
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
Note: Tipping is now considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration. However, this is a matter of personal discretion. You may use following as a reference.Suggested Tipping: for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Tours Reservation
Cancellation in advance Cancellation penalty
More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
9-0 days or no show 100% of the full payment

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Reviews (100% / overall satisfaction:)

Ms. Brian & Cathie Walls

Aug.05, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
Good morning Luis,

It is indeed a strange world I switched on my computer this morning to send you a message about the trip and there waiting in my in box was your message!

Luis, on behalf of my wife and I thank you very much for the wonderful trip. Everything went to plan and all of the guides and drivers were a credit to your company and it was a pleasure to meet them they looked after us so well. The girls especially were really knowledgeable, friendly, and a credit to your company.

We enjoyed all aspects of the trip and were very sad when it came to an end. We would most certainly use your company again and have already recommended you to other friends here in New Zealand.

We have come to like your green tea and are trying to source it here in New Zealand! We have tried green tea bags which are available here but they are nothing like your real green tea.

Once again Sophie sincerely many thanks for a wonderful holiday.

Kind regards,

Brian & Cathie Walls
New Zealand

Ms. Sandra

Jul.28, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:
Dear James,

We returned home on Wednesday this week. I just wanted to write to thank you and all of the staff at China Travel Depot for your excellent tour service. We are already recommending to friends that they should visit your website and arrange for tours if they are going to China. Your organization really provided what you promised. Not every company can say the same.

With the exception of the Beijing-Shanghai flight, everything proceeded smoothly. We felt very well cared for by each tour guide, and we were impressed with the quality of the vehicles and hotels that were used.

We especially loved our time in Zhangjiajie, partly because Tony was a most outstanding guide and partly because of our excellent itinerary and experiences. Do please inform Tony that our time with him was our most favorite. But there are things we loved about each city we visited, and we felt that each guide was well-prepared.

In any event, I just wanted to thank you for making our tour of China safe, memorable, and efficient.
We wish you all the best in the future.



Ms. Frank Newhook

Jul.13, 2011

Overall Satisfaction:

This trip totally exceeded my expectation! I had always dreamed of traveling in China, so this summer I booked 17 days tour (Yangzte River) starting from Beijing and ending with Chongqing through China Travel Depot from May 13 to May 29.

Each city has some highlights and my favorite was Beijing. When I first arrived in Beijing, I was shocked. The city was so modernized and the people were so friendly to foreign guests. The scenic spots in Beijing were full of historic and cultural meanings.

Our guides gave us a comprehensive explanation on scenic spots. They were very pleasant and welcoming and was helpful in getting us settled at the hotel. They performed her duties well. I think they represented China Travel Depot well and I am totally satisfied with her performance.

Our hotels were all very clean and comfortable, with helpful staff and good facilities. All had fantastic locations (particularly in Beijing, Shanghai, and Xian). This made it very easy for us to simply take a short walk from our hotels, and do some sight-seeing ourselves. In most cases, breakfast was fine. The best was in Beijing.

Traveling there I saw the whole history of China and experienced Chinese people’s wisdom and unbelievable spirit. And the excellent service of China Travel Depot impressed me not a little! I strongly recommend using this travel group and will certainly use it for future travels in China.

Frank Newhook,
U. S. A.

6Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers


Aug. 19,2012 13:25

Asked by Ms.wenddi anne chong (Malaysia)

Hi do we book our own flight to Beijing and out Shagnghai and the rest you internal flights you do
Hi do we book our own flight to Beijing and out Shagnghai and the rest you internal flights you do ? Can we go by train internally instead of flights? Can we have no pork meals?
Answers 1

Aug. 20,2012 18:06

Answered by Ms.Louise Chen (China)

Your entry and outbound flgihts are excluded and internal flights are included. You can take an overnight train from Beijing to Xian, for others, I suggest on booking flight. You can book no pork meals and your special requests are welcomed.
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