Sichuan Jiuzhai Valley
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Tour Overview

Jiuzhaigou is considered to be the most beautiful natural scenery in Sichuan Province, which is famous for its turquoise pools, lush forests, and beautiful waterfalls. After the Chengdu trip, we extend an additional 2 days to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong Valley, aiming to let you experience more highlights in one go. This 6-day classic Chengdu tour begins with Huanglong National Park, to explore the spectacular calcified landscape. Then proceed to Jiuzhaigou, where you can relax in a fairyland-like world. You will also learn Sichuan cuisine with a guide, observe giant pandas up close, and go on a culinary exploration.

Highlights:
1. Immersed in the spectacular calcified landscape and colorful Multi-colored Ponds in Huanglong Valley.
2. Relax yourself in the wonderland of lakes, waterfalls, calcareous tufa shoals, and springs – Jiuzhaigou.
3. Join a cooking class to learn how to cook Sichuan dishes like Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken, and enjoy your own “cooking results”.
4. Have a great time with the adorable pandas in Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base.
5. Explore the bustling Jinli Pedestrian Street and taste some delicious snacks you’ve never seen before.

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. 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

    Huanglong Scenic Area
    Huanglong Scenic Area

  3. 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

    Chengdu Jiuzhaigou
    Stunning Beauty of Jiuzhaigou

  4. 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 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 Food-Mapo Tofu
    Chengdu Food-Mapo Tofu

  5. 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.

    Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base
    Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base

    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 bustling Jinli 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.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

    Chengdu Jinli Pedestrian Street
    Jinli Pedestrian Street

  6. Our 6-day classic Chengdu tour ends by today. Free and easy on your own until the pickup time for departure. Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport to see you off.

    Accommodation: N/A

Price includes

  • Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou flight ( economic class )
  • Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu flight ( economic class )
  • 4 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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