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6 Days Jiuzhaigou Fairyland Tour from Xian by Flight from

Traversing from History Book to Nature Gallery

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Why travel from Xian to Jiuzhaigou? You really have to travel this route because it has two of best tourist destinations in China - Xian and Jiuzhaigou. During this tour, you will enjoy a great contrast between classical ancient China history and greatest photo gallery created by our Mother Nature. Besides, you can convenietly take a flight directly to Jiuzhaigou from Xian very easily.

Highlights of this tour

  • Read the most glorious chapter of Ancient China History in Xian;
  • Visit the famous Eighth Wonder in the world - Terricotta Warriors;
  • Enjoy breathtaking water, lake and mountain views of Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Xian / Jiuzhaigou
Travel Length:
6 Days and 5 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-JFX-06
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureEcologicalPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Xian Arrival (B,L)

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Welcome to Xian, the ancient capital for 13 dynasties. Your tour guide will pick up you in the railway station or airport, and escort you to your hotel in Xian downtown. The rest of today is on your own to explore this ancient capital of China.

Tips: If Xian is not your visit stop in China, there are many destinations you can visit first or use as transfer hub to Xian, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, etc.

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Day 2 Xian (B, L)

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After breakfast, drive about 40km to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Over 8,000 life-size warriors, horses and chariots, buried in 3 pits for more than 2,000 years until uncovered by a local farmer in 1974, form an ancient military army with complete battle units of infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t help being amazed not only by the ambition of Emperor Qin Shihuang but also by the fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.

After lunch, return back to Xian take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Enjoy panoramic views of modern Xian while you leisurely examine this well-maintained city wall which is 12 meters high and 18 meters wide with a total circuit of nearly 14 kilometers. This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter, a place where you can try different local snacks and explore Muslim culture.

Optional activities: 1) Take a relaxing cycling on the Ancient City Wall; 2) Enjoy a wonderful Tang Palace Dance Show (usually from 8pm to 9pm) after a hearty dumpling dinner at a local restaurant.

Muslim Snack StreetTerra Cotta Warriors
Day 3 Xian - Flight to Jiuzhaigou (B,L)

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After breakfast, head to Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple. The pagoda, rising to a height of 64.5 meters, was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang to preserve classic scriptures he bought back from India during the early Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang was the prototype character for Tang Seng in the famous Chinese novel “Journey to the West”. (Note: It costs an extra 30 RMB if you want to climb up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda)

Next is an educational visit to the Shaanxi History Museum where you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate historic relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating from the Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100BC to 907 AD).

The rest of today is free for you until get escorted to catch flight to Jiuzhaigou Airport (about 1.5hrs). Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by local tour guide, and transfer to your hotel in Chuanzhusi Town.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 4 Huanglong National Park - Jiuzhaigou (B)

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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. The best featured landscapes in the valley are travertine banks and waterfalls, colorful ponds, caves, etc. At the top(3990m) of the valley lies the best highlights of Huanglonggou Valley Five-Color Ponds consisiting of 693 ponds of different sizes, shapes, colors, just looking like beautiful emeralds.

To save your engergy and time, there are quick and convenient cableways for you to transfer directly to the top. The most recommended way is to take cableway to the top, and 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.

Huanglong National ParkHuanglong National Park Landscape
Day 5 Jiuzhaigou Valley (B)

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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 ValleyShuzheng 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. Planking roads connect one small attraction to another in each valley if you want to have some leisure walking. There are also sightseeing bus you can take if you want to save energy and time.

Useful Tips: 1) the cost for sightseeing bus is covered in the package; 2) if you want to have an in-depth Jiuzhaigou tour, you can plan a Two Days Walking Trip - Shuzheng Valley and Zechawa Valley for the D1 and Rize Valley for the D2.

Jiuzhaigou colorful forestsJiuzhaigou waterfall
Day 6 Jiuzhaigou Depature (B)

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Today, you are free until your tour guide escort you to the airport to catch your flight to next destination. 

Tips: So far, there is no any international flight to/off Jiuzhaigou. You can fly to Chengdu, Beijing, Chongqing, Guangzhou to go on your trip or transfer to other destination and countries.

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