Jiuzhaigou or Jiuzhai Valley, is located in the deep mountain of Mingshan in the edge of east Tibetan plateau. The 40 Km long valley runs North-South ward with the highest peak of 4764 meter. The vertical dispersion of plants is very obvious here with rich recourse of plants and animals. The most important of all, the natural view are very special in it. Hundreds of beautiful snow mountain lakes, many of grand waterfalls, dense virgin forest, precious animals and snow peaks surrounding all built up the beautiful and magic nature reserve. In 1992 it was accepted by the UNESCO as “the World Natural Heritage List”. It is also called fairyland on the earth.
Huanglong National park is also called "Se'ercuo" in Tibetan language meaning the golden lake. Local Tibetans believe the colored ponds of Huanglong and the sacred mountain Xuebaoding are an indivisible integrity; the shining colored ponds being tributes to the sacred mountain. Secondly, Huanglong is so called Yellow Dragon Park, all because of its fascinating landscapes and respectful temples and monasteries. In this tour, we provide private tour to Jiuzhaigou firstly, and the visit Boddhism sacred place of Leshan giant Buddha and Emeishan, and lastly make confortable tours in Chengdu.
Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu. Arrive in Chengdu, meet with your guide and then transfer to hotel by privae car.
Day 2: Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou. Meet your English-speaking guide and private driver at hotel in Chengdu, drive about 30 minutes to Shuangliu airport of Chengdu. Your guide will help you for check-in, and then fly to Jiuzhai airport accordingly in 40 minutes’ flight. Arrive at Huanglong airport and meet with your prviate English speaking guide and driver there. You will have lunch firstly or go to Huanglong nation park directly, depending on the arrival time.
It is about 40 minutes’ driving from airport to Huanglong, and then you will walk up the mountain in 2 hours. Enjoy the alphine mountain forest en route. And eventually we will arrive at the collorful lakes of Huanglong. We will descend the mountain in the late afternoon for about 1 hour’s hiking, and then take your car to the town close to Jiuzhaigou. It is about 3 hour’s driving, but we will enjoy the Tibetan villages en route. Arrive in hotel at Jiuzhaigou town in the evening. Go to bed early today after a hard travel today.
Day 3: Jiuzhaigou excursion. After breakfast, go with your private guide to gate of Jiuzhaigou National park. Exchange local environment protection bus at the gate, and then enter the long valleys. Jiuzhaigou is made up of 3 valleys actually: Shuzheng valley, Rize valley and Zezha valley, which shaped like the letter of Y. And many beautiful lakes, waterfalls, rivers and night Tibetan villages are scattered in the long valley with virgin forest covered. Local Tibetan granted these lakes and waterfalls romandic names, such as Panda Sea, Pearl Sea, Long Sea, etc. It is a good place for taking picture. We will follow our guide to visit the 3 valleys accordingly and your guide will tell you some interesting tales about the villages and lakes. In the afternoon we will exit the valley and return hotel for dinner. Since the main citizen of Jiuzhaigou is Tibetan, so to explore their culture is a good option.
Day 4: Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu. After breakfast your private guide and driver will take you to Huanglong airport by 2 hour’s driving. They will help you for airpor check-in and then you will fly back Chengdu. Arrive at Shuangliu airport of Chengdu, and then meet with your private guide and driver there, transfer to your hotel in Chengdu for Lunch. After lunch, we will head for Dufu Thached Cottage in west city. It is about 2 hour’s visit, but also a lecture of ancient Chinese literature.
From the beautiful garden and vivid sculpture of Dufu and his cottage, all will tell us the broad heart of great patriot, Mr Dufu. In the late afternoon we will explore Daosim (Taoism) temple, Qingyanggong Palace. Qingyanggong Palace, means Green Ram Palace, it is said to be connected with a tale of Laozi 2000 years ago, and people will get god’s blaying by touching the bronze ram in the temple. Of course we will learn about Daoism here. About 1 hour’s visit here. In the late afternoon, our driver will take you back your hotel.
Day 5: Chengdu - Leshan - Emeishan. In the morning your guide will pick-up you at hotel and then set off to Leshan city via the Chengle high way. In this two hours’ driving you will enjoy the flat Chengdu plain. And you can also see the hill of tea along the highway. Arrive in Leshan city, we will enjoy the sleeping Buddha from the other side of the Mingjiang River at first. We will have a Chinese lunch at local restaurant, Leshan is famous for its bean curd, and then we will head for the Giant Buhha.
We will visit Linyun temple firstly, which is to commemerate monk Haitong, who collected donation 1000 years ago underthrough extremely difficulties and started the construction of this huge works. And then we will walk down the zig-zaging trail along the trail in the left side of Buddha. The Buddha is a small mountain, from it is head to shoulder, and from leg to foot, about 30 minutes hiking. And then we need to hike up from its right side again. It is also a good place to view Leshan city cross the joint of Minjiang River, Dadu River and Qingyi River. And then we will walk about 30 minutes to Wuyou temple, where we will the statue of 500 Arhats.
In the late afternoon we will drive back to Chengdu via the high way. It is 2 hours driving again, just enough for you to have a short time’s nap in your car. Yes, it is a bit tired after the hiking in Buddha. Drive to Emeishan mountain in the late afternoon in 30 minute’s driving. Free to warlk around at the beautiful mountain foot. Night in hotel we booked for you. The hot spring of Emeishan is one of the best in China, you can ask for your guide’s help to arrange it in the evening as optional program.
Day 6: Mt. Emeishan - Chengdu. Get up in the early morning to have breakfast, and then take local environment bus to the summit of mountain. It is a beautiful but huge mountain, taking more than 1 hour’s driving to the parking ground of Leidongping. When we get off the bus, we will continue to walk about 30 minutes to the start of cable car. It is a mountain trail, and you may encounter some monkeys begging food in the mountain trai.
And after 30 minute’s cable car, we will arrive at the top of Emeishan mountain. When sky is clear, we can overlook the Sichuan Basin, or see the snow peak of Mt Gongka hundreds miles away. And the huge golden Buddha is looking into different direction by his 8 faces. After lunch at the hotel, we will take cable car down, and then take environment bus to Wannian temple in the mid of mountain. The mid of the mountain will show us its exquisite temple as well as the beautiful nature.
Wannian temple here is one of the ancient temple over 1000 years old, and the statue of White Elephant is the most delicate arts here. We will take cable car up the Temple, and then walk about 1 hour from Wannian Temple to parking ground. It is a beautiful trail. After we will arrive at parking ground, we will continue our environment bus riding and arrive at the foot in the late afternoon. Meet with your driver and drive back to Chengdu in 2 hours. Arrive at your hotel in the evening. End of the tour.
Day 7: Chengdu - Sanxingdui - Panda Garden - Chengdu. In the morning, your guide will pick you up in your hotel, and leave for Sanxingdui ruins, a ruined city with a history of over 3000 years. It is about 1 hour’s driving from Chengdu. Arrive in the Musuem, and then we will visit the huge hall of Museum, in which will will enjoy thousands of pieces of invaluable relics such as bronze ware, jade ware, gold ware, pottery, and bone ware unearthed respectively.
After the visit in musuem, we will enjoy a Chinese meal, and then drive to the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in 30 minutes, just 10 kms north to Chengdu, where you can see the lovely tender pandas eating and playing, also a good chance to take picture for them. It is free! The most amazing is that you can also hold a panda in your arms to take picture by donating some money for panda base. And it is also a pleasant experience to walk in the wide garden of bamboo. In the late afternoon, our driver will take you back your hotel.
Day 8: Chengdu Departure. Your guide and driver will pick-up you at hotel and send you to airport. End of the tour.
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