Tour Route

Changsha – Ningxiang - Zhangjiajie

Tour Date

25 Oct. – 31 Oct., 2019


7 days 6 nights

This FAM trip has been booked up!


  • START your tour with a concert performed by Bamberg Germany Symphony Orchestra
  • EXPERIENCE the ancient tradition of pottery making
  • ENJOY hot spring bath at a peaceful rural town
  • VISIT the Avatar's "Hallelujah Mountain"
  • EXPLORE the world's longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge

Schedule at a Glance

  • Day 1 (Oct 25): Welcome Dinner, Changsha Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • Day 2 (Oct 26): City tour in Changsha
  • Day 3 (Oct 27): Tongguanyao Ancient Town + Huitang Town Hot Spring
  • Day 4 (Oct 28): Tour in Zhangjiajie – Huangshizhai, Jinbianxi
  • Day 5 (Oct 29): Tour in Zhangjiajie – Yellow Dragon Cave, Mt. Tianzi, Yuanjiajie
  • Day 6 (Oct 30): Tour in Zhangjiajie – Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, Mt. Tianmen
  • Day 7 (Oct 31): Departure flight back home

Tentative itinerary

Day 1 - October 25th, 2019 (Friday)


Depart Haikou Marriott and transfer to the airport for the flight to Changsha.

Reference Flight: Hainan Airlines flight 7297 (14:15/16:00)

  • 18:00: Welcome dinner at Grand Hyatt Changsha!
  • 19:30: Transfer to Changsha Concert Hall and watch Changsha Symphony Orchestra Concert performed by Bamberg Germany Symphony Orchestra in the evening.

    Day 2 - October 26th, 2019 (Saturday)


    After breakfast, depart for a full day tour to include the Hunan Provincial Museum, Orange Isle, Yuelu Academy, Meixihu International Culture and Art Center.

    • Hunan Provincial Museum is the largest history and art museum in Hunan province. Boasting abundant collections, the museum houses over 180,000 artifacts, which feature the cultural relics excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of Han Dynasty, the bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, cultural relics of Chu State, pottery and porcelain works from various dynasties, calligraphy works and paintings, religious objects, handicrafts and cultural relics of modern times.

    • Orange Isle is an isle in the Xiangjiang River. It is a national tourist attraction that features an enormous statue of Chairman Mao- often referred to as the Mount Rushmore of China.

    • Yuelu Academy is one of the four most prestigious academies over the last 1000 years in China, Yuelu Academy has been a famous institution of higher learning as well as a center of academic activities and cultures since it was formally introduced during the Northern Song Dynasty.

    • Meixihu International Culture and Art Center, which designed by Zaha hadid. We will experience the real masterpiece.

    Overnight in Changsha, Tongguanyao Macrolink Legend Hotel.

      Day 3 - October 27th, 2019 (Sunday)


      Breakfast at the hotel and check out, then start the tour in Tongguanyao Ancient Town, where we will experience the ancient traditions of pottery making.

      Former residence of Mao
      Former residence of Mao

      Drive to Huitang Town, a rural town in Ningxiang City, Hunan, which is famous for its hot springs. Enjoy the hot spring baths and spa activities all evening.

      Huitang Town
      Huitang Town

      Huitang is one of China's most important hot spring regions- with an area of 1,300 square km. Its heat originates mainly from the magma in the Yan and Wei Mountains. In recent years, Ningxiang County has invested heavily in the hot springs and wellness tourism product development.

      Overnight at Huitang Town, Zilong Wan Hot Spring Holiday Hotel

        Day 4 - October 28th, 2019 (Monday)


        Breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to Zhangjiajie - where you will appreciate the amazing natural scenery.

        We will visit Huangshizhai (Yellow Stone Stronghold) by cable car first. Located 1080 meters above sea level located in the center of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and it's also called Yellow Lion Zhai as it looks like a giant lion from a distance. It's said to be the most beautiful viewing deck of Wulingyuan scenic area, where you will appreciate countless peaks and pillars, and the vast mountain forest.


        Next, we will venture on to Jinbianxi (Golden Whip Brook), which is highly praised by some people as the most beautiful and memorable stream in the world with the pristine water, steep cliffs, grotesque mountains, peaceful valleys, and the abundant flowers, trees, grasses decorating all surroundings.


        Overnight in Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie Country Garden Phoenix International Hotel.

          Day 5 - October 29th, 2019 (Tuesday)


          After breakfast, we will visit the Huanglongdong (Yellow Dragon Cave) in the morning. It is a typical karst cave with four floors containing a reservoir, two underground rivers, three underground waterfalls, four pools, thirteen halls and ninety-six entryways to the inside. Due to the large scale and rich varieties of stalactites, stone columns, stalagmites, stone flowers and more inside the cave, Yellow Dragon Cave is praised as the "All-around Champion Karst Cave in the World".

          Yellow Dragon Cave
          Yellow Dragon Cave

          In the afternoon, we will take a cable car to the top of Mt. Tianzi, located in the northern part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Tianzi Mountain provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. It is known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest'. At the top of the mountain, visitors can see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

          Mt. Tianzi
          Mt. Tianzi

          The excitement continues as we will transfer to Yuanjiajie to visit the main highlights of Zhangjiajie including the "First Bridge under Heaven"- where you will walk across the bridge and enjoy fantastic views of the valley. We will also visit Avatar's "Hallelujah Mountain", famous for being the inspiration for the Hollywood movie Avatar. Last, we will descend the mountain, taking the Hundred Dragon Elevator, in Chinese Bailong Elevator, which is an attraction itself. It was built along the side of a cliff and it is the highest of its kind in the world.

          Avatar's "Hallelujah Mountain"

          Overnight in Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie Country Garden Phoenix International Hotel.

            Day 6- October 30, 2019 (Wednesday)


            After breakfast we will visit the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, which is believed to be the world's longest and tallest glass pedestrian bridge. Glass panels are set into its walkway, giving visitors vertigo-inducing views and photo opportunities of the canyon below.

            Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge
            Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

            In the afternoon we will journey to the top of Mount Tainmen by cable car. Tianmen Mountain Cableway is claimed in tourist publications as the "longest passenger cableway of high mountains in the world".

            Mt. Tianmen
            Mt. Tianmen

            Farewell dinner with tourism board officials

            Overnight in Zhangjiajie, Sunshine Hotel Zhangjiajie

              Day 7- October 31, 2019 (Thursday)


              Breakfast and departures back home

                1. The following cost is included in the free FAM trip
                  • Accommodation: as specified in the itinerary
                  • Catering: as specified in the itinerary
                  • Local transportation: as specified in the itinerary
                  • Health care experience: as specified in the itinerary
                2. Any extra cost not included as above shall be borne by attendees themselves
                1. This FAM trip is only available for oversea travel agents, tour operators and invited guests/journalists to register.
                2. Before you register the FAM trips, you must have successfully registered WTE and obtained the "WTE Attendance Confirmation Letter" first.
                3. For attending the FAM trips, you're required to attend WTE official sessions on Oct. 22 (welcome session), Oct. 23 (full day) and Oct. 24 (full day), 2019.
                4. You may choose only one post-event trip to join. There are limited seats for each trip, and your FAM registration is subject to the verification and confirmation by the WTE team.
                5. Your reservation can only been kept for 2 days. Only after you have booked your flight within 2 days upon registration, can your trip be finally secured. Please book your flight in time.
                6. This itinerary is tentative and subject to adjustment by the WTE organizer.