Day 1: Arrival in Shanghai
Arrived in Shanghai, please tell us your detail flight number and flight arrival time. After reclaiming your luggage at PVG Airport, you will be met by your guide outside customs (he or she will be holding a sign with your name on it). You will then be transferred to the hotel.
Day 2: Shanghai — Zhangjiajie
Today’s trip will start at 【Shanghai Museum】 which specializes in ancient art works of China, especially bronze ware, chinaware, calligraphies and paintings. Later, take a trip to the classical Yuyuan Garden.
In the afternoon, visit the Bund, as well as the famous Nanjing Road, which is an ancient street to compare the old and modern metropolis of Shanghai. In the evening, we will fly to Zhangjiajie.
Day 3: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Today after breakfast, let’s ascend to the top of 【Yuanjiajie Mountain】, which is locating in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain surrounded by peaks which are divided by deep valleys. The foremost attractions in this area include: First Bridge under the Sun, Helong Park, breathtaking Mihun Stage, etc. After sightseeing in Helong Park, we will descend the mountain. Then visiting Shi Li Hua Lang (aka Gallery Canyon) and back to the hotel.
Day 4: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
After breakfast, starting your visit on 【Yellow Stone Mountain】, taking the cable to the top of the mountain, there are numerous lookout points for stunning views, from which you can see nearly half the peaks of Zhangjiajie. There is a popular saying goes like that if you don’t visit Huangshizhai, you can’t claim you have come to Zhangjiajie.
After the lunch, you will have a nice walk to 【Golden Whip Stream】, which is 7.5 kilometers, flanked by ridges and peaks, and the crystal clear water makes it possible to observe every action of the fish in the water.
Day 5: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park – Fenghuang County
After breakfast, going to the【Yellow Dragon Cave】to see the abundant stalagmites and stalactites, then visiting 【Bao Feng Lake】, taking boat while enjoying the folk songs singing. Then driving to Phoenix town (approximately 3.5 hours). Enjoy the special bar culture of the little town on your own after dinner.
Day 6: Fenghuang County – Kaili
After breakfast, go on visiting【Phoenix town】 and transfer to Kaili by coach in the afternoon. Switch coach and guide in Kaili City. Then go to 【Xijiang Miao Village】 area, which is the biggest Miao village in China. Enjoy Long-Table Banquet of Miao people.
Day 7: Kaili – Guiyang
Visiting the 【Xijiang Miao village】. It is known as the 1,000-household village. The Baishui River cuts the Miao village into two. A continuous row of houses spreads in line of the hilly area. These houses are unique and grand under sunshine and verdant trees. People in architectural circles and photographers are glad to visit.
After lunch, it takes 2.5 hours’ drive to Guiyang city, then visiting 【Qianling Park】. Qianling Park, built in the 17th century, where local people practice many different activities such as Taijiquan, opera singing, gathering with singing birds or learning waltz.
Day 8: Guiyang — Anshun
This morning you will be transfer to Huangguoshu Waterfall area. Visit 【Tianxing Park】, this scenic spot is distinguished with its sights of various types, its natural stone formations of fabulous shapes, high cacti extending far and wide forming a dense forest. Then continue drive to 【Huangguoshu waterfall】, it is the largest in Asia, which reaches 81 meters high, 101 meters wide.
Day 9: Anshun — Guiyang
Today, on the way back to Guiyang, you will visit 【Yunfeng Old Han village】. Yunfeng villagers wear clothes in the style of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and speak the language used during that period. It is the place that maintains the living customs of the Ming Dynasty. Then you will visit 【Qingyan ancient town】, which is a distinctive ancient town with long history and strong cultural of Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was originally built for military reasons in 1378. Qingyan Ancient Town has a well-planned architectural style, hundreds of sites of relics, and an influential local culture. We can see well-preserved arches, temples, churches, ancient dwellings and other old buildings.
Day 10: Guiyang — Shanghai
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Guiyang airport and fly to Shanghai, the last stop of your 10 days guided tour of Ethnic Culture Discovery. Upon arrival, you will find your local guide is waiting for you, then you will be taken to the hotel. The remainder of the day is left free for you, so as to let you explore the modern city of Shanghai.
Day 11: Shanghai
Today is the day of farewell to your 11 days China trip. We will transfer you to the PVG Airport for the flight back to your hometown or next destination.