Arrive in Yichang and transfer to a rural village to take part in a welcoming ceremony with locals • Develop your sense of the surrounding landscape through an orienteering activity • Relax in the fresh evening air with an outdoor barbecue and some dance performances
Education - Mountains from Another World (Zhangjiajie)
The inspiration for James Cameron's mythical world in the Oscar award-winning movie Avatar, Zhangjiajie's soaring pinnacles create a stunning celestial landscape. As the mountain mist rolls in, these colossal stone formations appear as floating islands and are teeming with beauty and wildlife. The chance to hike this terrain will reawaken your appreciation of the natural world.
About This Trip
A naturalists dream, this adventure offers a plethora of awe-inspiring sights. From still clear lakes to a forest of towering spires to a broad and peaceful mountain, this journey allows you to tap into the serene peace that only nature can offer.
Immersed in the lush forest surroundings, hike to the freshwater Baofeng Lake and meander along the golden whip stream. Soaring along the side of a mountain in the Hundred Dragon Elevator, take in the breathtaking views before taking to the waters to practice kayaking.
What we love
- Hiking through Zhangjiajie's otherworldly scenery
- Gazing upon the stony spires that inspired James Cameron's Hallelujah Mountains
- Taking to the waters to practice your kayaking skills
Hop on the train to the Zhangjiajie station and gaze upon the mirror-like Baofeng Lake • Gather for an unmissable group photo opportunity • Step onto its glass-like surface by taking a boat across its clear waters • Enjoy a brisk hike around Baofeng Lake and immerse your senses in the stunning forest scenery • Explore these magnificent surroundings by competing in a scavenger hunt with your fellow travelers
After a fresh, local breakfast, take a ride on the world's longest cableway to the summit of 'Heaven's Gate' Mountain • Dare to step off the cableway onto the famous glass skywalk • Step slowing and lightly as you feel you are walking on air
Marvel at the other-worldly scenery that inspired James Cameron's mythical Pandora (a la "Avatar") and view the wondrous First Bridge of the World - a natural bridge formed by the elements • Hike down from Yuanjiajie along such delightfully named natural sights as: Golden Whip Stream, Sand Sword Gully, Purple Grass Pool, and Meeting Across a Thousand Miles • Enjoy a well earned lunch before plunging down the side of a mountain in the Hundred Dragons Elevator, the world's tallest outdoor elevator
Enjoy a fun-filled morning kayaking in pristine waters, surrounded by Zhangjiajie's lush scenery • After lunch, the journey in this magical land comes to an end, and you can't help but turn and look back as you head back home.
From hiking through Zhangjiajie's celestial landscape to kayaking amongst the lush green scenery , a trip to Zhangjiajie steers students away from the well worn tourist tracks, encouraging exploration and personal growth.
An integral part of WildChina education trips, students will develop invaluable team building skills as they take part in interactive challenges, projects and games.
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International Middle School - Beijing, China, May 2016
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British School of Beijing, Elementary School, Mar 2018
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Business School - Boston, USA, Jan 2016
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