Today after breakfast, your personal guide will pick you up in your hotel. Then drive head to Songpan. On route, visit the best preserved Ancient Taoping Qiang Village in Wenchuan.
Taoping Qiang Village was built more than two thousands years ago. It is famous for typical ethnic Qiang's architecture style - tall watchtower, jagged roads, stone houses. Even as an ancient village, people here have kept their tradition and custom very well.
Keep driving about 4 hours from Wenchuan, then you will arrive at Songpan County. Check in your hotel here. Then you are free to explore the Songpan Ancient Town on your own.
After breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to visit the Huanglong National Park. Famous for incredible calcified scenery, Huanglong is a 7.5 kilometers long, 1.5 kilometers wide gentle-slope valley on the Xuebao Peak (Xuebao Snow Mountain). Vast yellow travertine landforms exist in the valley, and look like a yellow dragon. This is how the valley gained the name as Huanglong (Yellow Dragon). The travertine scenery was created by the thousands years of geological evolution, including glacial revolution, terrane movement, chemical reaction, climate changing, etc. It covers a total length of 3.6 kilometers. At the top(3990m) of the valley lies the best highlight - Five-Color Ponds consisting of 693 ponds of different sizes, shapes, colors, just looking like beautiful emeralds.
To save your energy and time, you will take a quick and convenient cable car directly to the top, and then walk down the valley to enjoy the scenery. After about 4-hour sightseeing in Huanglong National Park, you will drive about two hours to Jiuzhaigou. Stay overnight in Jiuzhaigou.
High Altitude Tips: since the attractions of Huanglong National Park are located more than 3,000 meters above the sea level, travelers should prepare well for the high altitude sickness. Keep a good healthy condition before your tour and rest well especially the first night of arrival. When walking in the valley, don’t go too rush. If you feel hard to breathe, you can stop in the tourist service center to rest and get oxygen supply.
Today, get up early, and throw yourself into the fairyland Jiuzhaigou Valley which is well-known not only as a national park, but also a UNESCO World Heritage. Having been hidden as a mysterious and never been bothered by outsider until been found in the middle of 20th century, all the forests, lakes, waterfalls, landforms in the national park still remains the wild original looks. It gets its name from having Nine Tibetan Fortified Villages in the region.
Jiuzhaigou is known for having the most beautiful waterscape in China which is hidden in three beautiful valleys - Rize Valley, Shuzheng Valley and Zechawa Valley. It presents various color patterns of white, blue, green, turquoise and emerald in different season. According to the statistics, there are 114 lakes, 47 springs, 17 groups of waterfalls, 11 rapids and 5 tufa shoals within three valleys. Regular travel route is to visit the Shuzheng Valley after entering the park, next go to Zechawang Valley on the west, and last tour the Rize Valley.
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up in your hotel, then drive about 6 hours to Dujiangyan City. After check in your hotel, you are free to relax and explore around.
Located in the west of Chengdu City, Dujiangyan is known by most people for its magnificent Irrigation System. The two thousand years old irrigation system is reputed as the forerunner of the world conservancy culture, and it’s the oldest and the only no control irrigation system in the world which is still in use. Besides this World Heritage Site, Dujiangyan is also the habitat of Giant Panda. (Note: If you are interested in taking a Panda Volunteering Program, please contact our travel consultant to arrange for you. The volunteering program usually takes a half day to finish.
After breakfast, go ahead to visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which was built in 256 BC. You will see how it is still working to irrigate Chengdu plain and be amazed by the wisdom of ancient human.
After lunch, drive to the holy land of Taoism -Qingchengshan (Qingcheng Mountain). Hike to Yuecheng Lake which lying quietly at the middle of the mountain. Then, take Buyun cable car up the mountain. Visit various temples along the way, experience the culture of Taoism and enjoy the fresh air in the forest.
Drive back to Chengdu.
The quotation for this trip is from Per Person
1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2024.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.9. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.
Entrance to scenic spots listed in the itinerary
Guiding by experienced English-speaking tour guide
Private transfers between the airport, attractions, and hotel
Flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou
Meals mentioned in the itinerary
Public shuttle buses in Jiuzhaigou National Park
Chairlift going up the mountain in Huanglong National Park
Hotel accommodation with breakfast
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Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary;
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