Discover the Fairyland of Your Dreams
6-Day Essential Chengdu and In-Depth Jiuzhaigou Tour
On this customizable 6-day tour, you will visit China's fairyland — the Jiuzhaigou valleys — a colorful wonderland with clear water, verdant virgin forest, and authentic Tibetan customs. We have specially designed two days in Jiuzhaigou's valleys so that you can explore further and deeper, and enjoy some leisurely and scenic walks.
The Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center and Jinli Ancient Town in Chengdu are included to enhance the tour experience with the essence of Chengdu.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Spend a Morning Hanging Out with the Adorable Pandas
If you love animals, don't miss out on the Panda Base. It is best to go early in the morning to see the pandas feeding at around 9:30am, their most active time of the day.
Be Like a Chengduer for Half a Day
Have a relaxing walk, admire the traditional-style buildings, and try various local snacks in Jinli Ancient Street. Taste a cup of tea in People's Park.
Enjoy Leisurely Scenic Walks in Jiuzhaigou with an In-Depth Valley Tour
We have specially arranged 2 days in Jiuzhaigou's valleys so that you can discover it further and deeper at your own pace, while most tourists only spend a day there, taking just a glance at the popular spots.
Walk alongside the streams, waterfalls, and limestone landscapes in Huanglong Scenic Area
Take a cable car up to the top of Huanglong Valley, then hike down to see the outstanding travertine lake terraces close up.
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Amazing Tibet experience in Sichuan
Henry was an informative guide who went out of his way to ensure positive experiences. Mr Wu was not only a safe and attentive driver on sometimes rough roads but also a great photographer, capturing shots of us as we toured. Henry went out of his way to talk to anyone around to help bring the place alive through stories so we had the opportunity to meet so many locals, real people, and hear about their lives. Another highlight was the opportunity to climb a 1000 year old watchtower in Danba and meet the local family who managed it. Truly magical. Henry was also a consummate foodie who provided us with great local food recommendations along the way. more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Your private driver and guide will be ready for you when you arrive in Chengdu. Enjoy a trouble-free transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is your own to explore Chengdu.
Visit the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, see giant pandas at rest or play among the bamboo groves.
Enjoy Lunch at a Chinese restaurant with Sichuan-style dishes.
Upon arrival at Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, you will be greeted by our local Jiuzhaigou tour guide and driver who will then transfer you to Huanglong Scenic Area.
To save your energy and time, we will arrange a cable car for you going up to the top. Then walk down, following the watery wonders through the valley, to enjoy the fantastic scenery all around you.
After about 3–4 hours sightseeing in the valley, you will leave the park for a local lunch outside. At the end of the tour, your guide will escort you to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou.
In order to avoid the crowding, you will take a sightseeing bus from Jiuzhaigou Gate directly to the top of Zechawa Valley to start sightseeing and walking. Walk on the plank road to visit Long Lake and Five-Color Lake.
A buffet lunch is arranged in Nuorilang Restaurant, the only restaurant in Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area.
After lunch, visit the most iconic attraction of Jiuzhaigou — Nuorilang Waterfall. Then hike down through Shuzheng Valley to Reed Lake. As you walk along the way, you can enjoy the great natural scenery interspersed with traditional Tibetan villages.
You will have a day to enjoy the most beautiful valley of Jiuzhaigou — Rize Valley.
After breakfast, take a sightseeing bus to the top of Rize Valley to start the leisurely, highly-scenic walk. It is about 18 km (11 miles or about 5 hours with photo stops) down Rize Valley to Nuorilang Waterfall. Descend at your own pace, stopping for photos where you want. Your guide will know the best spots.
Enjoy a pinic lunch in Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area.
In the afternoon, take a sightseeing bus to the park entrance and return to your hotel.
After breakfast, take a 2-hour drive from Jiuzhaigou to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. Your private guide will help you check-in for your next destination.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.