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Tour Overview

This 12-day Zhangjiajie Changsha Chengdu Jiuzhaigou tour takes you on a journey through the stunning natural scenery, rich cultural heritage, and historical landmarks of China. You’ll explore Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, visit the Hunan Provincial Museum, and see the adorable pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. You’ll also visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project and the Sanxingdui Museum, two UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other highlights include the Huanglong Scenic Area, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Emei Mountain, and the Leshan Giant Buddha. This itinerary provides a comprehensive look at China’s beauty, culture, and history.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Indulge in stunning sandstone peaks, deep canyons, and beautiful natural scenery in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
2. Get up close with adorable pandas and learn about their habits and habitat in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
3. Be amazed at the 2,300-year-old Dujiangyan Irrigation Project that still functions today, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
4. Enjoy the crystal-clear lakes, waterfalls, and mountain landscapes of Jiuzhaigou Valley.
5. Walk up to get a closer look at the world’s largest stone Buddha statue – Leshan Giant Buddha, or take a boat to see the Buddha as a whole.
6. Watch a traditional Chinese opera – Sichuan Opera Face Changing that features quick changes of masks to reflect the character’s emotions and thoughts.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Zhangjiajie! Upon arrival, we will drive you for about an hour to the hotel near the Wulingyuan Area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for its natural beauty and unique sandstone peaks. Take some time to relax and prepare for the adventure ahead.

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan

  2. Head to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park to begin your adventure. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the first national forest park in China, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. You'll start with a sightseeing train and walk to visit the Ten-mile Gallery, where you'll see natural scenery and karst landforms.

    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

    Then take the Bailong Elevator, a glass elevator that takes you up to the top of a cliff, for a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Next, visit Yuanjiajie, a scenic spot famous for its stunning natural landscapes and unique sandstone peaks. Afterwards, take a cable car to Tianzi Mountain, where you can enjoy more breathtaking views.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan

  3. Huangshi Village Scenic Area is another popular scenic area in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Here, you'll take a cable car to the top of the mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding mountains, forests, and valleys.

    Afterwards, drive to Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Grand Hyatt Changsha

    Huangshi Village Zhangjiajie
    Take a cable car to the top of the mountain

  4. Visit the Hunan Provincial Museum, one of the best museums in China, housing a collection of over 110,000 cultural relics, including bronzes, ceramics, jade, and paintings to learn about the rich history of Hunan Province.

    Afterwards, you'll take a plane to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: The Rita-Carlton Chengdu

    Changsha Hunan Provincial Museum
    Hunan Provincial Museum

  5. The Dujiangyan Irrigation Project is a 2,300-year-old irrigation system that still functions today, and it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here, you'll learn about the history and technology of ancient Chinese irrigation systems.

    Chengdu Dujiangyan Irrigation Project
    Dujiangyan Irrigation Project

    Then take a guided tour of the Sanxingdui Museum to see the ancient bronze artifacts from the Shu Kingdom.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: The Rita-Carlton Chengdu

  6. Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of giant pandas, where you can see the adorable pandas and learn about their habits and habitat.

    chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Then, fly to Jiuzhaigou and take a walk around the hotel after dinner. Jiuzhaigou is a beautiful valley in the northwest of Sichuan Province, known for its stunning natural scenery, including lakes, waterfalls, and forests.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Seercuo International Hotel

  7. Huanglong Scenic Area is a beautiful natural reserve in Sichuan Province, famous for its colorful pools, waterfalls, and forests. You'll take a cable car to the Five-Color Pool, where you can see the unique limestone formations and stunning natural scenery.

    Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong-Five-Colored-Pond
    Five-Colored Pond

    Then, stroll down the hill and enjoy the Huanglong Temple and the Golden Sands Floor.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Hilton Jiuzhaigou Resort

  8. Today will be the highlight of the trip. Jiuzhaigou Valley is a beautiful national park known for its stunning natural scenery and crystal-clear lakes. You will be guided to visit Shuzheng Valley, Zechawa Valley, and Rize Valley to see the colorful forests, waterfalls, and mountain landscapes that make this area so unique. There are also several Tibetan villages in the valley, where you can experience the local culture and traditions.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Hilton Jiuzhaigou Resort

    Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou Valley
    Jiuzhaigou Valley

  9. After flying back to Chengdu, you'll drive to Leshan to see the Giant Stone Buddha, the world's largest stone Buddha statue, standing 71 meters high. Visitors can walk up to get a closer look at the statue or take a boat to see the Buddha as a whole.

    Sichuan-Leshan-Giant-Buddha
    Leshan Giant Buddha

    After the visit, you will be escorted to Emei Mountain, one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains in China. Check into the hotel to enjoy the hot spring and relax after a long day of sightseeing.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Hong Zhu Shan Hotel & Resorts

  10. Today, you have an Emei Mountain day trip. Mt. Emei is a beautiful natural area known for its beautiful landscapes, historic temples, and rich cultural heritage.

    Emei Mountain Sichuan
    Sunrise Views of Emei Mountain

    You'll have three options for exploring this area: get up early and visit the ancient temples deep in the mountains, take a cable car and hike to the top of Emei Mountain, or enjoy the hot spring at the hotel, visit the hotel Forest Walk, or visit attractions near the hotel, such as Mount Emei Museum and Baoguo Temple.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Hong Zhu Shan Hotel & Resorts

  11. Drive back to Chengdu and visit Wuhou Shrine, a famous historical site dedicated to Zhuge Liang, a prominent figure in Chinese history. Then, explore Jinli Street, a traditional Chinese-style pedestrian street filled with shops, restaurants, and street performers.

    Jinli Street Chengdu
    Jinli Street

    In the evening, you can watch Sichuan Opera Face Changing (at your own expense), a traditional Chinese opera that features quick changes of masks to reflect the character's emotions and thoughts.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu

  12. After breakfast, depart from Chengdu, marking the end of your trip. Thanks for joining our 12-day China tour. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby and drop you off at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, at the agreed time according to your flight.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $3280 P.P. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

 

Price Includes

  • 11 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Private land transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Flight tickets from Changsha - Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Zhangjiajie / off Chengdu;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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