5-Day Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou Highlights Tour

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5 Days Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou Highlights Tour

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You will visit China's fairyland —Jiuzhaigou — a colorful wonderland with clear water, a verdant virgin forest, and authentic Tibetan customs. The Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center and Jinli Ancient Town in Chengdu are included to enhance the tour experience.

Note: (Sep. 27 update): Part of the Jiuzhaigou National Park has reopened to visitors on Sep. 27, 2019.

(Oct. 19 update): 1. There is a limitation of entrance everyday (8,000 people each day). And the tickets for the whole October have already been sold out. The scenic spot is now taken up by domestic tourist group;

2. Thus we recommend you to visit Jiuzhaigou after November, for less tourist pressures, lower cost and winter landscape;

3. To ensure your Jiuzhaigou trip availability, please inquire and book soon. Book Jiuzhaigou tour for 2020 with us now, the order can be fully refunded if the tourist attraction closes again.

If you are planning a tour to Jiuzhaigou, contact our travel consultant to check the availability.


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1Chengdu Arrival

Your private driver and guide will be ready for you when you arrive in Chengdu. Sit back in a comfortable, non-smoking car, leave the hassles to your guide, and enjoy a trouble-free transfer to your hotel.

Recommended Hotel in Chengdu
Shangri-la Hotel Chengdu (5-star)
Tibet Hotel Chengdu (4-star)

Day 2The Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center and Jinli Ancient Street Tour
Breakfast & lunch

In the morning you will visit the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center located about 10 kilometers (six miles) north of Chengdu. There you will see giant pandas at rest or play among the bamboo groves. The giant panda museum will allow you to learn more about this cute black-and-white animal.

Lunch is served at a Chinese restaurant with Sichuan-style dishes. You can order less-spicy dishes or ask for no spices at all, according to your preference.

In the afternoon, you will discover attractions in the Chengdu urban area. People’s Park is a spiritual haven for the city's citizens amidst the bustle of downtown. Have a cup of tea in tea house is a traditional custom for Chengdu people. Jinli Ancient Street is one of the most ancient streets in Southwest China. You can stroll along and discover stalls selling local arts and crafts, traditional Chinese goods, and local delicacies, all in front of rows of ancient buildings built in the style of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911 AD).

Tip for getting to meet baby pandas:
For Chinese tourists, the Stone Forest Park is a must-see attraction; therefore, the March to May is the mating season for pandas. If you visit the Panda Breeding and Research Center between late August and December, you will have a greater chance of seeing tiny newborns in the Sunshine Nursery House.

The Giant PandaThe Giant Panda
Day 3The Huanglong Scenic Area Tour (including flight to Jiuzhaigou)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Recommended Hotel in Jiuzhaigou: Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort (5-star)/Jiuzhaigou Mingren Hotel (4-star)

Your private guide and driver in Chengdu will accompany you to the airport this morning. It takes about one hour to fly from Chengdu to Jiuhuang Airport. You will be picked up and transferred to have lunch. After lunch, start your visit in Huanglong Scenic Area.

Huanglong Scenic Area, the best-preserved plateau wetland in China, is neighbored by Jiuzhaigou. Colorful pools, snowcapped mountains, verdant forests, and peaceful valleys are its four highlights. The chairlift going up is included to save you time and strength. You can walk back down through the scenic area to enjoy the view at a relaxing pace.

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you to a hotel near Jiuzhaigou (about two hours' drive) and enjoy a local dinner.


The options of restaurants in Jiuzhaigou are quite limited, so dinners are recommended and included in the hotel you will stay in.

The Huanglong Scenic Area The Huanglong Scenic Area
Day 4The Jiuzhaigou Tour
Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast in the hotel, you will spend most of your day exploring the Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area, a wonderland named for its nine Tibetan villages. The valley winds its way across some 80 kilometers and covers an area of 720 square kilometers, and you will visit its main three gullies depending on the schedule: Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, and Zechawa Valley. Private vehicles are not allowed inside, so your guide will accompany you to take a public bus in the scenic area and tour around.

There you will appreciate the picturesque natural scenery with clear alpine lakes, overlapping waterfalls, colorful forests, snowcapped mountains, Tibetan customs, and blue ice. Get your camera prepared. A buffet lunch is arranged in the Nuorilang Restaurant, the only restaurant in the Jiuzhaigou area. If you like, we can also arrange a picnic lunch for you.

At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will transfer you back to the hotel for dinner.


Tips for visiting Jiuzhaigou:

Go early: The scenic area starts selling tickets at 7am. Get into the park as early as possible so that you will not only have more time, but will also avoid the tour group crowds.

Go up first: The most spectacular scenery is at the higher parts of the scenic area. You will see the highlights first if you take the public shuttle bus to the top and walk or ride down. Head first to either Long Lake or Swan Lake, then go down to the Nuorilang junction, then go up the other fork. Later in the day, you can see the lakes between Nuorilang and the entrance.

Jiuzhaigou Alley Jiuzhaigou Alley
Day 5Jiuzhaigou Departure (Flight Not Included)

Your private guide and driver will wait for you in your hotel lobby after breakfast. They will accompany you to the airport and help you check-in for your next destination.

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