8 Days Jiuzhaigou Ruoergai Prairie Langmu Temple Tour

Magnificent Visual Feast Experience

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This tours leads you to explore the real Chengdu and the uncanny workmanship of nature's masterpieces. Apart from catching an opportunity to explore the highlights in Chengdu city, you can also enjoy the natural beauty and ethnic minority culture and Buddhist Culture. The spectacular landscape in Jiuzhai Valley and Ruogai Prairie must capture your soul and holds your imagjination.

Highlights of this tour

  • Watch the giant pandas and panda babies from a close sight;
  • Experience local life in Chengdu and taste local Sichuan flavor;
  • Explore the diverse of nature and culture in the fairy land;
  • Visit the beautiful wetland and appreciate the precious the Buddhism scriptures.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Jiuzhaigou Valley / Ruoergai / Langmu Monastery / Hongyuan
Travel Length:
8 days and 7 nights
Tour Code:
CD-JZG-08
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
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Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

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Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city on your own.

Renmin Park in Chengdu
Day 2 Chengdu City (B, L, D)

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This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. Walk at leisure through the bamboo framed paths, and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, climbing trees, etc. Don’t miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms. There is also a very informative Panda Museum for you to learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas.

Following the pandas, you will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the hustling downtown of Chengdu – Wenshu Temple. Marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the peaceful paths.

Chengdu is famous for its relaxing and leisure pace throughout China, which will be proved after a stay in Renmin Park. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, make a casual chat with your friends and watching locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment – napping in a lively teahouse, playing mahjong, disco dancing, neck massage, ear cleaning… Next is an impressive trip to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.

Mama and Baby of PandaChengdu Old Street  night
Day 3 Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou Valley (B)

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Today after breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to catch your flight to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. Upon your arrival the airport, the local guide will meet you at Jiuhuang Airport and escort you to visit 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.

Huanglong Five-Color PondsHuanglong National Park Landscape
Day 4 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.

Current Important Notices: 1) currently only Shuzheng Valley, Zechawa Valley and Mirror Lake in Rize Valley are open for visiting. The rest part is still under recovery from the earthquake in 2017; 2) only 2,000 travelers are allowed to enter the park each day, so you'd better plan and confirm your Jiuzhaigou tour as early as possible; 3) Jiuzhaigou is now only open for tourist groups operated by the licenced travel agency. We will help you make reservation to the park with your passport information, and collect tickets for you; 4) all travelers will be divided into groups, and be brought to visit with a tour guide and sightseeing bus arranged by the park.

Jiuzhaigou waterfallJiuzhaigou colorful forests
Day 5 Jiuzhaigou Valley - Ruoergai ( B )

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After breakfast, you will drive about 160km (nearly 4 hours) to Ruoergai County. On Route, enjoy the beautiful view of Ruoergai Grand Prairie which is famous as one of “Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands”. Once arrival at Ruergai County, check in your hotel and take a rest for a while, then go to visit the Dazha Monastery. Dazha Monastery, built in Qing Dynasty, is a Gelug monastery. Many rare Buddhism scriptures are displayed here.

Stay overnight in Ruoergai County.

Dazha Monastery
Day 6 Ruoergai- Langmu Monastery ( B )

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Get up early to watch the beautiful sunrise on the Ruoergai Prairie. After breakfast, drive about 50km (1.5hrs) to explore the best highlights of Ruoergai Grand Prairie – Huahu Lake. It lies elegantly like a beautiful girl on the wetland with an elevation of 3468m. Summer is the best time for traveling to Huahu. Florid flowers bloom in the lake, and many wild birds inhabits here. Hiking around and enjoy the landscape for two hours, then you will keep driving northward to the Langmu Monastery.

Located on the border of Sichuan and Gansu, Langmu Monastery is divided into two parts by province. It was a Tibetan monastery built in 1748. Learn about its history and culture here. You can also go for a walk around Langmu Monastery to see the amazing landscape.

Stay overnight in Langmusi Town.

Huahu Lake
Day 7 Langmu Monastery - Tangke - Hongyuan ( B )

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Today you can get up early to see the sunrise. After breakfast, drive to Tangke to visit the First Band of Yellow River. The mighty Yellow River cuts a winding path through the flat, green meadows just north of Tangke. Where it meets the smaller White River, the First Bend of the Yellow River forms a great S-shape before the river moves north into the great Ordos Loop.

Driving southward 60km, you will arrive at Waqie Town which is famous for the Talin, "pagoda forest" in Chinese. Buddhist pagodas gather around monastery like a forest. Thousands of prayer flags hang in the air.

Leaving Waqie, you will keep drive about 40km to Hongyuan County. Stay overnight there.

First Bend of Yellow River
Day 8 Hongyuan - Jiuzhaigou Departure ( B )

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After breakfast, drive about 4 hours to Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport for your flight back to Chengdu or other destination. Enjoying the magnificent Hongyuan Grand Prairie on the road.

Hongyuan

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