5 Days Jiuzhaigou Dujiangyan Tour via Taoping Qiang Village from

Jiuzhaigou Plus Dujiangyan Irrigation System

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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.

On route of your driving from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, you will go to explore unique ethinic culture of Qiang in the most preserved Qiang Village - Taoping, then take a memorable tour to Jiuzhaigou to have the feast of one of topest class natural landsclapes in the world. On the road back, visit the famous Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Taoist site Qingcheng Mountain.

Highlights of this tour

  • Experience spectacular architecture and custom of Qiang Ethnic Group in Taoping;
  • Once in a lifetime trip to Jiuzhaigou Valley;
  • Explore the world famous Dujiangyan Irrigation Project.

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 / Songpan / Huanglong / Jiuzhaigou / Dujiangyan / Chengdu
Travel Length:
5 Days and 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-JZG-05B
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 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.

Taoping Qiang Village
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 Five-Color PondsHuanglong National Park Landscape
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.

Shuzheng ValleyJiuzhaigou Autumn
Day 4 Jiuzhaigou Valley - Dujiangiyan ( B )

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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.)

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Day 5 Dujiangyan - Qingcheng Mountain - Chengdu ( B )

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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.

Qingcheng Mountain Jianfu Mountain

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