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Tour Overview

If you are a lover of culture and nature, then this 5-day private tour is for you to unearth and explore the best of Chengdu. Starting with an up-close meeting with the giant panda family, this tour will take you through the history of Chengdu by viewing 3,000-year-old cultural relics, enjoying a relaxing refreshment time at a local park, joining a Tai Chi team, and exploring the local food Culture. Then step into the wonderland of Huanglong Valley & Jiuzhaigou to feel the tranquility. You will be accompanied by a private guide throughout any of the destinations on this tour.

Highlights:
1. Take pictures with endangered giant pandas unique to China and watch them eat, play, and sleep.
2. Go to explore the local food and culture in Kuanzhai Alley and admire many well-preserved Qing Dynasty buildings.
3. Explore the magical masterpiece of nature – Huanglong valley, where you will get amazed by the beautiful cascading Multi-colored Ponds.
4. Get your jaw dropped by the beauty of Jiuzhaigou – green crystal lake, hidden Tibetan villages, flying waterfalls, towering peaks, and pristine forests.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Chengdu airport / train station, our local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to downtown hotel for checking-in. Free and easy on your arrangement for rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

  2. AM: At around 08:30, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from Chengdu downtown hotel, and your amazing exploration begins!

    The first scenic site will be the exciting Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, which is well known for the protection and breeding of the endangered giant pandas which are unique to China. The base is definitely a highlight for most visitors to Chengdu. There are adorable pandas everywhere. You can watch them eating bamboo, playing with each other, and of course sleeping. Your tour guide will navigate you through the huge area, share some information about the pandas, and help you take amazing photos.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    Baby pandas in Chengdu Panda Base
    Baby pandas in Chengdu Panda Base

    PM: After lunch, continue your visit to Jinsha Site Museum. It is an excellent place to learn about Chengdu's history. There are thousands of cultural relics that can date back to 3000 years ago. You will follow your knowledgeable tour guide to appreciate the precious artifacts such as golden sun bird disc, golden mask, bronze standing figure and stone tiger, and get to know the stories behind them. You also can enjoy a leisurely walk around the lovely park.

    Later,come to enjoy some relaxing tea time in Renmin Park. Renmin Park is a perfect place to do people watching. Here you can enjoy a cup of tea in a nice tea house and watch local people while away the time with various activities such as playing cards, doing tai chi, playing mahjong, dancing, and napping.

    Afterwords, go to explore the local food and culture in Kuanzhai Alley, which has a long history and can date back to the Qing Dynasty. Now the old alleys have been converted into one of the top attractions in Chengdu. Strolling along the streets, you still can see many well-preserved Qing Dynasty buildings. In addition to appreciating the traditional architecture, you also can savor some local delicacies. As a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Chengdu will surprise you with its delicious food.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

    Chengdu Kuangzhai Alley
    Kuangzhai Alley

  3. Taking the morning flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou. Upon arrival at Jiuzhaigou airport, our local English speaking tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.

    Today you are going to explore the gorgeous Huanglong National Park, a masterpiece of the great nature. It was listed as a world cultural heritage in 1992. Huanglong Valley is well known for the spectacular calcified landscape. It is a 7.5 kilometers long, 1.5 kilometers wide gentle-slope valley, nestled on the main peak of Minshan Mountain, Xuebao Peak. The milky yellow rocks in the valley make it look like a yellow dragon gracefully flying over the mountain. That is how the valley gained the name Huanglong (Yellow Dragon). The stunning scenery formed because of thousands of years of geological changes. You will take cable car up and walk down, which will help you save much more time and energy. There will be the most beautiful part of the valley, Multi-colored Ponds, waiting for you on the top. There is no place like this on the earth. BTW, we recommend you to take some altitude sickness pills in advance to prepare for the high altitude and ensure it will not lessen your enjoyment.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Jiuzhaigou

    Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Five Colored Pond
    Five Colored Pond in Huanglong National Park

  4. Today you will get up early and go to visit the breathtaking Jiuzhaigou Valley, an amazing national geological park and stunning world natural heritage site. For thousands of years, it was hidden in the high mountains of the northwest Sichuan plateau, and the Tibetans living there were almost isolated from the outside world. In the 1970s, this fairyland was accidentally discovered and was open to the public in 1984. There is a saying in China that after visiting Jiuzhaigou, you will not want to see any other lakes. There are plenty of lakes, waterfalls, calcareous tufa shoals and springs to see for hours. You can just stare at the transparent lake water. You can directly see the bottom of the lake and the logs lying there. You cannot believe there is such a beautiful colorful place in this world. You will have a great time there that is worth being cherished forever.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Jiuzhaigou

    Sichuan Jiuzhai Valley
    Jiuzhai Valley

  5. Free and easy on your own until the pickup time for departure. Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport to see you off.

    Accommodation: N/A

Price includes

  • Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou flight ( economic class )
  • 3 Chinese style lunch
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • China Visas /international flights
  • Any dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase commercial travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance
  • Any item beyond “Price Includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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