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Four Days Jiuzhaigou & Huanglong Exploration

Small Group Tour
Chengdu--Songpan--Huanglong--Jiuzhaigou--Chengdu
Duration: Four days Departure: April to November
Highlights:
Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong Valley offer the best plateau natural sceneries to explore on earth; the “Mysterious Oriental Castles” by Qiang minority, the ancient city-wall and colorful alpine Tibetan elements all makes this exploration enriched culturally.
DAY BY DAY
D1: Chengdu--Songpan
D2: Songpan--Jiuzhaigou
D3: Visit Jiuzhaigou
D4: Jiuzhaigou--Chengdu
at from $355 per person

Day1: Chengdu— Taoping Qiang Village—Songpan (320km)

Schedule today: After breakfast, leave hotel in Chengdu at about 8 AM, drive 150 km (2.5 hours) mainly along express way to reach Taoping Qiang Village which is called the “mysterious oriental castles”, the village consists of the most well preserved rock-piled dwellings and watch-towers that still have dwellers of the Qiang minority people today. Afterwards, drive 195 km (4 hours) to Songpan County and stay overnight there. The ancient county has a history of nearly 2300 years, now you can still see the ancient city-wall built nearly 700 years ago. In front of the main gate of the city-wall stands the statue of Princess Wencheng and Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, it is recorded that the Tibetan marriage-proposal caravan sent by the King passed here.  

Taoping Qiang Village Songpan County

Taoping Qiang Village

Songpan County

Day2: Songpan—Huanglong Valley—Jiuzhaigou (190km)

Schedule today: After breakfast, leave hotel at about 9 AM, it takes one and half hour to reach the famous Huanglong scenic valley that is reputed as the Pool of Immortals, it takes up 4 to 5 hours to go through all places inside. We advise you to take cable car upwards and walk down leisurely to appreciate scenery because of the high altitude here. Water melted from imposing snowcapped mountains behind cascades quietly along different layers of calcite pools, in warm sunlight, the pools appear various shades of blue, plus primeval forest and solemn temple, all this makes you fancy as if you were the immortals by the pools. Drive 130km (3 hours) to Jiuzhaigou Valley afterwards, stay overnight there.    

Huanglong Valley Huanglong Valley

Huanglong Valley

Huanglong Valley

Day3: Visit Jiuzhaigou the whole day

Schedule today: Jiuzhaigou Valley (National Park)’s scenery of waters is recognized as the most beautiful in China, this plateau fairyland of lakes, ponds, creeks, waterfalls with its snowcapped mountains, ancient forest and rare animals make it a World Natural Heritage site. The valley is very big, it’s impossible to finish it one day by foot even if you take sightseeing bus sometimes. We advise you to explore mostly by foot only the right upper part of the “Y” shaped valley, this part is called “Rize Valley”, and it contains the most beautiful sceneries of this fairyland. If you also want to see some other parts of this valley today, you have to spend more time on sightseeing buses.

Jiuzhaigou Valley  Jiuzhaigou Valley

Jiuzhaigou Valley  

Jiuzhaigou Valley

Day4: Jiuzhaigou Valley—Chengdu

Schedule today: Leave hotel about 8 AM, drive back to Chengdu via the same way. Today, we have no sightseeing tour but drive only; it’s a distance of nearly 410 km, costs about 8-9 hours on the way. We can have our lunch in Maoxian County about 2 PM. About 7 PM that we can reach our hotel in Chengdu.  

 

Price in USD for this 4 days Jiuzhaigou & Huanglong Exploration Private Tour in 2017

  April - June July - August   September - Nov.15th
    2-3 pax USD 716 p/p USD 790 p/p USD 870 p/p
    4-5 pax USD 475 p/p USD 515 p/p USD 560 p/p
    6-7 pax USD 435 p/p USD 460 p/p USD 487 p/p
    8-9 pax USD 383 p/p USD 402 p/p USD 425 p/p
    10-11pax USD 355 p/p USD 370 p/p USD 393 p/p

Inclusions:

  1. Transportation. An experienced driver with licensed tourist vehicle, vehicle type depends on group size.
  2. Mandarin and English speaking local tour guide from Chengdu.
  3. Entrance fee to all attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
  4. Sightseeing bus fee in Jiuzhaigou.  
  5. Travel insurance for accident only.
  6. Mineral water. One bottle / day  
  7. Guide and driver's food and accommodation.

Exclusions:

  1. Meals.
    **Our guide can show you where to have meal depends on your preference
  2. Accommodations.
    **There are many budget, midrange to luxury hotels on the way, you can book by yourself or we can book for you.
  3. Air or train tickets to arrive and leave Chengdu.
  4. Cable car in Huanglong Valley (uphill = RMB 80, downhill = RMB 40)
    **You can choose hiking all the way if your physical condition allows or we advise you to buy uphill only and hiking down if you want start easy.
  5. Any personal expense like beverage, phone call, laundry, dance-show and etc
  6. Chinese visa fee
  7. Tips to guide and driver
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