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Fairy Land Photo Tour in October

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): China   Tibet  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography   Cultural Journey  
Season: July - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1780 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1780 US Dollar (USD)

Sichuan is one of the best places for taking picture due to its rich resources in nature and culture. In this land, various old China towns, Tibetan villages, alpine mountains, grassland coexisted. Among them, Jiuzhaigou national park is worldwide known for it is unbelievable beauty and won the reputation of Fairy land. . And October is the best season, come on, join our trip!

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu. Arrive in Chengdu, check in the hotel. Meet your tour leader at dinner, where he will give you an explanation of the trip. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Chengdu - Mianyang. In the morning head for Wangjianglou Park, where you will take picture of local Chinese practice Taiji and other exercise. Return hotel for breakfast. After dinner, we will drive to old Kuanxiangzi Street, which will show us the typical west China courtyard architecture. And then we will drive to Sanxingdui Archeological Museum in about 1 hr. Here you will explore the mysterious Shu civilization 3000 years ago. In the late afternoon drive to Mianyang city. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: Mianyang - Pingwu - Baima Village. Driving day (6 hrs). Drive to the old town of Beichuan county in the morning. It was terribly destroyed in Wenchuan Earthquake, and currently it is reserved as earthquake museum. And then we will drive to the new city of Beichuan, Yongchang town, which is newly built after the Wenchuan earthquake. In the afternoon we will head for big Baoen temple at Pingwu. It is the largest Buddhism temple in north Sichuan area. Here we will take picture of the ancient Buddhism yard, building. And you will also enjoy many beautiful fresco and sculpture of Buddha. In the late afternoon we will drive to Baima Tibetan village. Besides receive the hospitality of local Tibetan, and it is also a good chance for us to take picture for the true life of Tibetan. Night in local village. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 4: Baima Village - Huanglong Driving day about 5 hrs. Get up in the early morning to take picture of the village. After breakfast, we will drive to Huanglong nature reserve, also called Yellow Dragon Park. Take picture for the colorful land and mountain pass en route. Stay at the hotel at the foot of the mountain. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 5: Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou. In the morning we will ascend the mountain. In this huge mountain, you will find many beautiful sites suitable for your photo. The most amazing would be the colorful lakes. And in the late afternoon we will drive to Jiuzhaigou. Stay hotel at the gate of valley. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6: Jiuzhaigou Valley Photo Tour. Jiuzhaigou is known as the fairyland, its lakes, waterfall, virgin forest, Tibetan villages, all build up a world of paradise. Today we will take the sightseeing bus to visit the Shuzhen valley (30 minutes), take photo for the Shuzhen Waterfall, Shuzhen seas, Luwei seas, etc. Almost every step would be a scene. Exit the valley in the late afternoon. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: Jiuzhaigou Valley Photo Tour. Today we will continue our photo work in the valley. And today we will head for another two valley of Rize valley , take photo for the virgin forst, panda sea, pearl sea, the Lorilang waterfall, and the Long sea of Zezawa valley. Exit the valley in the late afternoon. Enjoy a typical Tibetan dinner and drink barly wine in their house. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 8: Jiuzhaigou - Tangke. Drive up to the Tibetan plateau in about 3 hrs, and we will ascend the wide grassland of 3000 meter in sea level. We will shot the endless grassland, yaks, and Tibetan shepherd. And it is close to the upper branch of Yellow River, which is still clean as green belt. It makes a graceful curl in this flat grassland. It would be good experience to shot its sun set. We will stay one night in the guesthouse at the tent hotel in Tangke village. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 9: Tangke - Gurgou valley. Get up in the early morning to shot the beautiful Sun rise of grassland with yellow river. After breakfast we will drive to Moon Bend close to Hongyuan. Here we will enjoy the Moon River in China. The river gently flowed through the carpet like grassland, and the Sun shinning scattering the flat river. In the afternoon we will continue driving. Arrive in the Gurgou village. It is famous for its hot spring, we will enjoy the best spring in Tibetan area. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 10: Gurgou valley - Taoping Village. Lixian is the main area for Qiang people residency, many Qiang villages still reserved. Taoping Qiang village is the best reserved in this area. We will take photo in this quiet village, from the unique clothing of Qiang people, the castle tower, etc. And at dinner you will suck the wheat wine with local people. Night in local villager’s guesthouse. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 11: Maoxiang - Chengdu. In the early morning drive back Chengdu in 4 hrs. In the afternoon we will shot in the Wenshu temple. Here you will see how locals enjoy their days by tea chat and Majiang. It will be an interesting to learn Majiang with your guide! Enjoy a farewell dinner today. Includes: (B, L, D).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation (in Chengdu, Mianyang, Jiuzhaigou will be hotel about 4 star, in Huanglong, Gurgou valley will be hotel about 3 star. In hotel will be twin bed room with private shower room, every 2 people share one room. And in Baima and Tangke will be local village guesthouse, 2-3 people share one room, public toilet room).
- Private air-conditioned coach transportation.
- Entrance tickets for tour site and nature reserve.
- English-speaking guide.
- Meals (Breakfast in hotel or local guesthouse, lunches and dinners in local restaurant accordingly).
- Insurance of travel injury.

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