4 Days Classic Jiuzhaigou Tour from Chengdu

Land Travel to the Fairyland on Earth

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Important Notice

Affected by continuous strong rainfalls in later June, Jiuzhaigou National Park will be closed from 1st July, 2018 to protect tourists from the possible landslides and debris flows. The National Park hasn't informed the exact date when it will reopen. We will keep the latest news updated on our website. Please contact your travel consultant to adjust your itinerary accordingly.

This is a money-saving route with a little tough pace. You will be accompanied by your guide, and be transferred to Jiuzhaigou by a private and comfortable vehicle. The journey is not boring at all, because there are many things to do arranged along the driving. You will also go to visit Huanglong National Park before your arrival at the UNESCO World Heritage of Jiuzhaigou.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoyable driving to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu at a leisure pace;
  • Enjoy marvellous landscape along the driving way;
  • Witness the most beautiful waterscape views in China.

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:
Chengdu / Huanglong / Jiuzhaigou / Chengdu
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-JZG-04C
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureEcologicalHikingMountaineeringPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu - Songpan

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Today after breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up in your hotel, then leave the city and drive to Songpan County, which is a popular town near to Huanglong National Park. The distance between Chengdu and Songpan is about 350 kilometers, and need about 6~7 hours to drive. After arrival at Songpan County, the rest of today is free for you to acclimatize the altitude (2850m) and relax.

Tips for Saving Time: you can also take a flight from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport if you want to save time. The flights usually depart from Chengdu in the early morning and take only about 1 hour to get to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport before noon. The afternoon time can be spent to visit Huanglong National Park, which will save a day compared with tour package by driving.

Songpan Ancient Town
Day 2 Songpan - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou Valley ( 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. 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 National Park LandscapeHuanglong National Park
Day 3 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 in AutumnJiuzhaigou Autumn
Day 4 Jiuzhaigou Valley - Chengdu ( B )

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After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up in your hotel, then drive back to Chengdu. 

Next destination ideas: 1) By Air: if you don't want to return back to Chengdu, you can take flight to Xian, Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai, etc, from Jiuzhaigou Airport; 2) By Land: if you want to extend your trip from Jiuzhaigou, you can travel northward to Hongyuan, Ruoergai, Langmusi, even Gansu and Qinghai Province.

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