Tour Itinerary of Cycling Tour to Jiuzhaigou

12-Day Chengdu, Guanghan, Mianzhu, Beichuan, Pingwu, Huanglong, Chuanzhusi and Jiuzhaigou Tour (CHT-CL-05)

This tour takes you to the magnificant mountains and lake scenery of Jiuhaigou. Ride through tall bamboo forests and rice paddies of the Red Basin and beside the seemingly endless lakes and waterfalls of Jiuzhaigou. The limestone terraces of Huang Long will amaze you.

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Day 1

 

Place & Transport: Arrive in Chengdu, Flight not included
Today's Activities: A Free CH cell phone package (one cell phone for one group)

- A Free CH cell phone package (one cell phone for one group):

A Free CH cell phone package (one cell phone for one group) includes free rental for the cell phone and SIM card (Includes prepaid value of CNY 50), delivery and collection in China. Return the phone to your guide when you depart. For more about the cell phone rental service, please click cell phone rental information.

China Highlights also provides a Wi-Fi package so that you can connect to the internet in China anytime and anywhere. Our 3G service provides speeds of up to 21Mbps on your smart phone, pad or laptop, so you can stay in contact. For more detail please visit Wi-Fi rental information .

 

Accommodations: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel (Economy) 

 

Day 2

 

Place & Transport: Chengdu to Guanghan
Today's Activities: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Baoguang Temple, Our guide and driver will escort you from Chengdu to Guanghan
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Panda Breeding and Research Center (2.5 hours): Located 6 miles north of Chengdu City, it is home to giant pandas, red (or lesser) pandas, and other endangered species. Visit the nursery to see the highly successful breeding program, among the bamboo groves and shady walkways, and to view the pandas at rest or play. There is a panda museum where you can learn some information about giant pandas.

Note: The Panda Breeding and Research Center has a donation program which allows you take pictures with holding a panda one minute by donating RMB 2,000 Yuan (for reference only). Only 40 tourists are allowed to hold pandas a day. If you want to hold a panda, you must book it one day in advance.This program is subject to the availability of pandas on that day. Please bring enough RMB cash as payment by credit card is not accepted there.
- Baoguang Temple: Located in Xindu County, 18 km (11 miles) from Chengdu, Baoguang Temple is one of the most significant Buddhism temples in southern China. The temple is the biggest temple in Chengdu and has a large collection of important cultural relics. Over 1 million tourists and believers have visited this ancient temple.

Accommodations: Guanghan Express Hotel 

 

Day 3

 

Place & Transport: Guanghan to Mianzhu
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Guanghan to Mianzhu, Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan (2 hours): Founded in 1992, this museum occupies an area of 7000 square kilometers, and has a exhibition of the cultural relics excavated from No1 and No2 sacrificial pits of Shang Dynasty (from 16th-11th century B.C.). There are thousands of pieces of invaluable relics such as bronze ware, jade ware, gold ware, pottery, and bone ware on the exhibition, where you can get a closed look and learn more about the ancient China.

Accommodations: Mianzhu Express Hotel 

 

Day 4

Jiuzhaigou cycling tour
 

Place & Transport: Mianzhu to Beichuan
Today's Activities: Mianzhu, Our guide and driver will escort you from Mianzhu to Beichuan
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Mianzhu: Mianzhu is famous for the traditional woodblock print which is a craft developed and popular among the local peasants.

Accommodations: Beichuan New Town Express Hotel 

 

Day 5

Jiuzhaigou cycling tour
 

Place & Transport: Beichuan to Pingwu
Today's Activities: Beichuan to Pingwu Cycling, Beichuan Earthquake Relic, Our guide and driver will escort you from Beichuan to Pingwu, Bao'en Temple
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Beichuan to Pingwu Cycling: From Beichuan we will cycle into the northern mountains and arrive at Pingwu in the afternoon. We will visit the Earthquake Relic in Beichuan which was completely destroyed by the severer earthquake of 12 May 2008. At Pingwu we will visit an ancient temple complex (Baoengsi Temple). (Pingwu Altitude:900m )
- Beichuan Earthquake Relic: A catastrophic earthquake occurred in May, 2008 which badly affected Bei Chuan. About 80,000 people in total died in the earthquake. Bei Chuan Earthquake is representative of the landscape after an earthquake of this size and helps us to remember those that lost their lives.
- Bao'en Temple: Located in Pingwu County, Bao'en Temple is a very famous temple with about 300 years’ of history. This temple is built mainly from wood, representing the building features of Ming Dynasty. The colorful wall paintings and wooden sculptures from Ming Dynasty are among the best of period.

Accommodations: Pingwu Ying’en Hotel 

 

Day 6

Jiuzhaigou cycling tour
 

Place & Transport: Pingwu to Huanglong
Today's Activities: Pingwu to Huanglong Cycling, Our guide and driver will escort you from Pingwu to Huanglong
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Pingwu to Huanglong Cycling: Today we will ride to Huanglong. After about 83 km, we will arrive in a narrow gorge (Danyun Gorge) where the road has with 12 curves which zig-zags on a climb to the top. We will continue to Huanglong (Huanglong Altitude:3200m)

Accommodations: Hualong Hotel 

 

Day 7

 

Place & Transport: Huanglong
Today's Activities: Huanglong Chair Lift(Up), Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Bao'en Temple
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (4.5 hours): Huanglong is located on the easternmost of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It belongs to Songpan county, Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture, Sichuan province. It is 300 kilometers far away from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. And Jiuzhaigou Valley is as its neighbor. It is close to the boundary of Sichuan, Gansu, and Shanxi province.

The whole interest area looks like a golden dragon by overlooking. That is the reason why the place calls Huanglong, which means a golden dragon in Chinese. Huanglong is over 300 kilometers far away from Chengdu. The main area is consisted of Huanglong Valley, Danyun Valley, Red-star Cave, Xuebaoding, Mouni Valley, and Songpan Ancient City, etc. The total area occupies 1340 square kilometers. It is famous for “the colorful ponds, the beaches, the snow-capped peaks, the valleys, the ancient temple, and the folk customs”. Therefore, Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is accredited as “the paradise in the earth”.
Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is located at the foot of Xuebaoding Hill, the major peak of Minshan Mountain, Songpan county. The interest area is a valley with 7000 meters in length, and 300 meters in width. Over 3400 natural ponds scatter there. Some ponds are big with area of over one Mu, while some are as small as basins, or bowels, or even as small as cups. The walls of the ponds are golden, as if they were made of gold. The water in those ponds is colorful and clear.
On every July 12th to 15th, there is the grand Huanglong Temple Fair. Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area together with Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historical Interest Area are the two shining pearls in the West-Sichuan Plateau. In 1991, they were listed on the category of the world natural heritage by UNESCO.
- Bao'en Temple: Located in Pingwu County, Bao'en Temple is a very famous temple with about 300 years’ of history. This temple is built mainly from wood, representing the building features of Ming Dynasty. The colorful wall paintings and wooden sculptures from Ming Dynasty are among the best of period.

Accommodations: Hualong Hotel 

 

Day 8

Jiuzhaigou
 

Place & Transport: Huanglong to Chuanzhusi
Today's Activities: Huanglong to Chuanzhusi Cycling, Our guide and driver will escort you from Huanglong to Chuanzhusi
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Huanglong to Chuanzhusi Cycling: From Huang Long uphill to the 4000m high pass (20 km) where we have a wonderful view from the top of Xuebaoding. After that, we will go downhill to Songpan Ancient Town and other Tibetan villages. Continue to Chuanzhusi.

Accommodations: Guyun Inn 

 

Day 9

Huang Long
 

Place & Transport: Chuanzhusi to Jiuzhaigou
Today's Activities: Chuanzhusi to Jiuzhaigou Cycling, Our guide and driver will escort you from Chuanzhusi to Jiuzhaigou
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Chuanzhusi to Jiuzhaigou Cycling: We will cycle through a vast plateau with views of the surrounding mountains and continue downhill to the river valley. (Jiuzhaigou Altitude:2200m)

Accommodations: Jiu Zhai Gou Grand Hotel  

 

Day 10

 

Place & Transport: Jiuzhaigou
Today's Activities: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Sight-Seeing Shuttle Bus
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area (8 hours): Inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992, Jiuzhaigou Valley is an invaluable present sent from above. It is part of the Min Mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau.
Stretching out over 72,000 hectares, its elevation ranges widely from 2,000 to 4,500 meters (6,600 – 14,800 ft). Multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes and snow-capped peaks are its signatures. The entire Jiuzhaigou Valley is composed of three major parts: Rize Valley, Zechawa Valley and Shuzheng Valley, each of which are dotted with numerous natural attractions. Well-noted attractions include: the Primeval Forest, Swan Lake and Panda Lake in Rize Valley; Long Lake and Five-Color Pond in Zechawa Valley; as well as Nuorilang Falls, Sleeping Dragon Lake and Reed Lake in Shuzheng Valley.
Nine Tibetan villages snuggle cozily and peacefully inside the valley, thus the name Jiuzhaigou (Nine-Village Valley).
- Sight-Seeing Shuttle Bus: The sight-seeing shuttle bus is provided by the park, with seating capacity of 28-47 seats. It is quite crowded during the travel season.

Accommodations: Jiuzhaigou Nimei Tibetan Inn 

 

Day 11

 

Place & Transport: Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu, Flight No. TBA, connect
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Jiuzhaigou), Airport Transfer (Chengdu)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

 

Accommodations: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel (Economy) 

 

Day 12

 

Place & Transport: Depart Chengdu, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu)
Meals: Breakfast

 

 
 
Price Per Person in US Dollars
Excellent Local Guide

Excellent Local Guides

We selected the most experienced tour guides in each city. They are all very professional and flexible during the tour with oustanding knowledge of all the sites and history.

Our Luxury Car for  Families

Our Luxury Car for Families

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained and always very clean.

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

We use only air-conditioned small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.

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Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Chengdu, Guanghan, Mianzhu, Beichuan, Pingwu, Huanglong, Chuanzhusi, Jiuzhaigou by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
    Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Transportation:
    To Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
    Jiuzhaigou To Chengdu Transfer via: Bus, (Our arrangements)
     
  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways. We are able to offer these special deals to confirmed customers. Discount US to China Flights
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
 
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