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.
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.
Today you will get up early and go to visit the breathtakingJiuzhaigou 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.
AM: Taking morning flight from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu. Upon arrival at Chengdu 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, and continue your exploration to Chengdu city.
First, go to check out a unique museum themed with cuisine culture, Sichuan Cuisine Museum, and have a fantastic experience there. You will have chance to see plenty of cooking utensils from the past dynasties and sample some local delicacies. The highlight of this interesting museum tour will be learning to cook a couple of Sichuan dishes such as Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken under the instructions of local chefs. After finishing cooking, you will sit down and enjoy your own cooking.
Noon: Enjoy lunch you cooked.
PM: Later, explore the local food and culture inKuanzhai 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.
AM:In the morning, you will have some great time with the cute pandas in 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.
PM: After lunch, continue your visit to Wenshu Temple which was built in the Sui Dynasty with a long history. The temple is still operating and frequented by local people who come to pray and relax themselves. It is a good place to come to know Buddhism. You can have a nice stroll around the pleasant garden and take photos of the wonderful ancient architecture.
Later, follow your guide to the vibrant Renmin Park which 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.
Last, explore the bustlingJinli Pedestrian Street, a must see place in Chengdu. You can see that the buildings here are built in Qing Dynasty style, and meandering through the street gives people the feeling of traveling back in time. You can enjoy shopping, do people watching, and taste some yummy food that you never saw before.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.