Wulingyuan: A Real-Life Avatar Adventure

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

EXTENSION
ADD THESE
4 DAYS
TO YOUR NEXT
ADVENTURE
View more details >

DURATION

4 days | 3 nights

DESTINATIONS

China

INTERESTS

Amazing Landscapes,
UNESCO

SHARE

Highlights

  • See the famous mountain coined “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” for its appearance in the film
  • Enjoy local music as you cruise along the deep green waters of Baofeng Lake
  • Hike through the valleys and marvel at the 3,000 towering pillars populating the UNESCO site 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Explore an imaginary world come to life when you visit the Wulingyuan region of China. Visit the area used as inspiration for the record-breaking and award-winning film Avatar. Hike through the incredibly gorgeous national park, pausing to revel in the views and extraordinary landscape. This four-day Real Life Avatar Adventure takes you through the incredible scenery in Wulingyuan, an area almost too beautiful to believe. 

Day-to-Day

DAY 1 Wulingyuan

Arrive in the city of Zhangjiajie in Wulingyuan by either train or plane. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled to enjoy the natural beauty of the region as you approach the small city. Check into the Hotel Pullman Zhangjiajie, the only 5-star international hotel in the Wulingyuan scenic area. Familiarize yourself with your lush surroundings and rest up for a big day tomorrow.

DAY 2 Wulingyuan

Visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Hike among the 3,000 stunning pillar-like formations that tower throughout the park. Take an elevator up the Huangshi Fort and marvel at your bird’s-eye view of the park. Hike a mountain path to soak up the lush foliage and follow the Jinbian Brook from north to south to wind across the mountains and valleys. This evening, retire to your hotel after an active day.

DAY 3 Wulingyuan

Explore Tianzi Mountain and see the towering beauty named after a rebellious farmer who led a successful revolt. The highest peak is Tianzi Peak, offering incredible views. There’s no better place from which to view the mountains than from the top of the highest peak. Spend your evening relaxing back at the hotel.

DAY 4 Departure

This morning, check out the stunning freshwater Baofeng Lake. You can even take a cruise on the lake and learn about the surrounding stone formations from a local guide. Enjoy the steep green cliffs that mark the lakeside as traditional singers provide some ambient entertainment. This afternoon, sit back on the world’s longest cable car to reach the summit of Tianmen Mountain, where you will enjoy yet another breathtaking view of the countryside below. As dusk settles in, it will be time to take either a train or flight to begin your journey home.

Why Remote Lands?

Exclusively Asia

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

Remote Lands

Explore 400+ Journeys in
33 Countries Across Asia

Where to go

Choose Your Destination

What to do

Choose Your Interest

When to go

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Papua New Guinea
Philippines
Siberia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tibet
Turkmenistan
Uae
Uzbekistan
Vietnam
Amazing Landscapes
Architecture
Art
Beaches
Bicycling
Celebrations
Cuisine
Diving
Glamping
Heritage
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Trains
Motorcycling
Off The Grid
Responsible
Romance
Skiing
Spirituality
Sports
Trekking
Tribal
Unesco
Wellbeing
Wildlife
With Kids

Filter to Select Your Itinerary

Travelogues

A Quarter Century of Conservation at the Mogao Caves of Dunhuang

Author
John McMahon

In the mid-nineties a team from the Getty Conservation Institute began working with the Dunhuang Academy to develop the China Principles to protect the Mogao Caves.

Read More

Top 5 Must-Try Chengdu Dishes for the Sichuan Foodie

Author
Sharon McDonnell

Chengdu is the home of sizzling spicy Sichuan food, cuisine with a pungent, distinctive taste and so, so many chili peppers.

Read More

5 Unbelievably Instagrammable Bookstores in China

Author
Jordan Hammond

Picture-perfect bookstores have been popping up all over China for the past few years and have slowly been making their way onto travelers' Instagram feeds.

Read More

Songtsam Breakdown: Unique Brand for a Himalayan Holiday

Author
Travelogues

There is a Songtsam option for pretty much every China Himalayan holiday, from Yunnan to Tibet. Check out some of these unique properties and how they can work into your mountain adventures.

Read More

What to Read in Beijing: 10 Books to Keep you Inspired in the Middle Kingdom’s Capital

Author
Jeremiah Jenne

From the Cultural Revolution and Chinese millennials to the Kangxi Emperor and hutongs, this list of books to read on your trip through Beijing will keep you entertained, informed, and enlightened.

Read More

Politics Squared: A Look at Tiananmen Square and Chiang Kai-shek Memorial

Author
Jeremiah Jenne

Tiananmen Square and Chiang Kai-shek's Memorial – two very different monuments, two very different dictators, and a divergent history that maintains much in common.

Read More

What Others Say

Honeymoon Couple from New York

Honeymoon Couple from New York

“We had such a fabulous time touring with our Remote Lands guide.”

Aman Jet Expeditions

Bali to Luang Prabang

Indonesia - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos

May 9 - 24, 2021

Kyoto to Greece

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece

October 1 - 17, 2020

Wait List Only

A Mindful and Cultural Journey

Vietnam - Laos - Bhutan - India - Sri Lanka

September 8-24, 2021

Venice to Utah

Italy - Morocco - Dominican Republic - Turks and Caicos - USA

February 16 - March 2, 2021

The Grandest Tour

Japan - China - Vietnam - Thailand - Bhutan - India - Greece - Montenegro - Italy

March 21 - April 11, 2021

Kyoto to Greece

Japan - Philippines - Indonesia - UAE - Turkey - Greece

April 16 - May 2, 2021

Stay Informed: Newsletter