TOUR PACKAGE Basic Tour: Private car+Ticket Upgraded Tour: Private car+Ticket+Hotel
INCLUSIONS - 3 days private transportation according to the itinerary (1-3 guests, 5-seat Passats | 4-6 guests, 7-seat Buick Business |7 guests+, 14-seat Ford) - Experienced local driver - Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong National Park, Bao'en Temple entrance fee - Sightseeing bus inside Jiuzhaigou and one-way cable car in Huanglong - 5-star hotel (if the upgraded package is chosen) - One bottle of oxygen for each guest - Two bottled water per day per guest - 24/7 Professional and prompt customer service support during your trip - Insurance
EXCLUSIONS - Meals - Hotel (if the basic tour is chosen, please feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to provide recommendations) - Private English-speaking guide (100USD/day) - Activity (optional) - Personal expenses
OVERVIEW Set off with our private tours from Chengdu to discover Sichuan's innate natural beauty. On this 3-day journey, you will enjoy the superlative landscapes of Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong, which is just like walking into a fairytale world.
Plus, you will get a chance to explore the Bao'en Temple, located in Pingwu County, Mianyang City. Because it is completely modeled on the layout and design of the Forbidden City in Beijing, it is known as the "Palace in the Deep Mountains".
ITINERARY D1 Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou (467km,9hrs drive) At 6:30, our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and drive to the Huanglong Scenic Area. Along the way, you will see the Diexi Haizi, a plateau lake formed by a large earthquake, also known as the Diexi earthquake site. At noon, you will have lunch in the Songzhou Ancient City, founded in the Ming Dynasty, it is not only a military fortress in the northwest of Sichuan since ancient times, but also an important station for the "tea horse trade" of the Tibetan, Qiang, Hui, and Han people with a long history. Tip: There is no fee to enter the city, but climbing the wall charges 41 yuan (not included). Around 2:00 p.m., you will arrive at the Huanglong Scenic Area. To save your energy and time, we will arrange a cable car to the top of the valley, then hike down to see the outstanding travertine lake terraces close up.
Recommended sightseeing time:3-4 hours. At 5:30 p.m.the driver will meet you at the entrance and drive to Jiuzhaigou. At 6:30 pm, you will arrive at Jiuzhai Valley National Park Stay overnight at Jiuzhai Valley
D2 Jiuzhaigou Full-day Tour (1900m-3100m) After breakfast in the hotel, at 7:30 a.m., the driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and drive to the entrance of Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. Start early to discover the fairyland landscapes and avoid the crowding. There are three main valleys: Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, and Zechawa Valley. Private vehicles are not allowed inside, so you can take the shuttle buses in the scenic area and tour around.
A buffet lunch can be arranged in Nuorilang Restaurant, which is the only restaurant in the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. If you like, you could take simple food like chocolate, bread, crisps, and fruit and arrange a picnic lunch instead. After finish touring, the driver will meet you at the exit and take you back to your hotel.
A Visiting Route Recommended: Morning: Entrance - Virgin Forest - Swan Lake - Jianzhuhai Sea - Panda Lake - Wuhuahai - Pearl Beach Lunch break Afternoon: Changhai - Colorful Pond - Nuorilang Waterfall - Xiliu Sea - Shuzheng Waterfall - Reed Lake - Exit Recommended sightseeing time:8 hours. Stay overnight at Jiuzhaigou Evening activity: local Tibetan Culture Show - Jiuzhai Ancient Love (not included)
D3 Jiuzhaigou - Bao’en Temple - Chengdu (475km,8hrs drive) At 8:30 a.m., after your breakfast in the hotel, we will drive through the east route back to Chengdu today. Leave the magnificent mountain pass behind, then you will arrive at Pingwu County. At 12:00, have a simple lunch in Pingwu County. At 12:30, explore the small but rather impressive Pingwu Bao’en Temple (1440 AD), a highlight of the tour. The temple built in is a whole teak structure. It is shocking to survive the changes of the times and earthquakes after hundreds of years.
Recommended sightseeing time:2 hours. At 14:30 we will drive all the way back to Chengdu. Around 19:00, arrive at Chengdu and say goodbye. Tips: #1 In the case of traffic control, we will have to go the original route back to Chengdu. #2 It is expected to arrive in Chengdu around 19:00. However, the traffic along the way is not predictable. A train or flight departing on the same day is not suggested.
HOTEL SELECTION 5-star hotels are selected to enrich your travel experience. Just choose our upgraded tour package. Jiuzhai Valley is located in the plateau region. After a long day on the road, you could feel exhausted. Checking into a comfortable hotel and having a good sleep is very helpful in recovering your strength and avoiding altitude sickness. If you choose the basic package, please book the hotel in advance.
Additional information 1. One day before departure, our driver will get in touch with you to double confirm the time and hotel address for pickup; 2. It is recommended to book a hotel within Chengdu’s third ring road; 3. To start early morning, please remind the hotel to pack the breakfast; 4. When visiting, please do not engage in vigorous exercise. 5. A VIP mini shuttle bus is recommended in Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area during high season. You just need to pay 210 yuan onsite. It provides a seat for each guest and a full-time guide for each bus. It spares enough time for visiting each spot. 6. The temperature difference between day and night is large, so it is recommended to bring your jacket.