JZ22 Jiuzhaigou twice entry & Huanglong Emei Leshan Panda Base 7 days Tourfrom
Breath in the fresh air of Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park (or Songpan Old Town). Mt.Emei and Leshan Grand Buddha.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeGuided Tours
Activity Level Moderate
Duration: 7 days
Attractions: You will experience Sichuan`s natural heritage, breath in the fresh air of Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong National Park (or Songpan Old Town). Mt.Emei and Leshan Grand Buddha – the Cultural and Natural Heritage ratified by UNESCO have a close up look at China’s national animal- the Giant panda.The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. It is 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild .
Route: Chengdu – Chengdu Panda Base – Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong – Chengdu – Mt.Emei – Leshan – Chengdu airport.
The World Heritage Forest Programme Stretching over 72,000 ha in the northern part of Sichuan Province, the jagged Jiuzhaigou valley reaches a height of more than 4,800 m, thus comprising a series of diverse forest ecosystems. Its superb landscapes are particularly interesting for their series of narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls. Some 140 bird species also inhabit the valley, as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda and the Sichuan takin.
Called Dzitsa Degu in Tibetan, Jiuzhai Valley or Jiuzhaigou National Park is located in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province, South Western China. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and it belongs to the category 5 in the IUCN system of protected area categorization. Jiuzhai Valley literally means “Nine Village Valley” and is named after the nine Tibetan villages scattered throughout the park. There is evidence of people living in the national park up to 3,000 years and the local people still hold onto many of their traditional ways of life. The human population of the park is just over 1,000 which comprises of over 110 families.
The superb landscapes of Jiuzhai Valley are particularly interesting for their narrow conic karst land forms and spectacular waterfalls and lakes. There are over 220 bird species found in Jiuzhai Valley as well as a number of endangered plant and animal species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey and the Sichuan takin.
Jiuzhai Valley is part of the Min Shan mountain range on the edge of the Tibetan Himalayan Pletau and stretches over 720 sq km (72,000 hectares) with an extra buffer zone of 598 sq. km (60,000 hectares). The Min Mountains are one of South West China’s most important biodiversity typezones. The elevation of the national park ranges from almost 2,000m (6,500 feet) at the entrance to over 4,500m (14,760 feet) on the mountain peaks and the series of forest ecosystems are stratified by elevation.
As a tourist resort it boasts 114 lakes lying downward in an echelon manner, on which are 17 waterfalls, 47 springs, 17 splashing waterfalls, 11 turbulent streams and 5 travertine beaches and 9 Tibetan villages, formulating alpine lake clusters and travertine spots that are rarely seen in China and even in the world. All these scenic sights, set against the backdrop of 92 snowy peaks, create a unqiue natural landscape of high mountains and deep gullies in Jiuzhaigou.
The water, the soul of Jiuzhaigou, is so cystal clear and rich in colors that it has earned the reputation, so well expressed in the saying “Those who have visited Jiuzhaigou will no longer appreciate the water landscape again”, Varying in size and shapes, sparkling with colors in brilliant sunlight, the more than 100 lakes define the waterscapes and form their essence. The unique tourist culture of Jiuzhaigou is captured by the purity of the green water, the reflections in the lakes, the stone mills, the Tibetan villages, the Buddhist sutra-streamers and the folk songs and dances of the Tibetan and the Qiang people. With its 30,000 hectares of virgin forests, Jiuzhaigou is also a botanical and zoological paradise, a habitat of dense conifers and broadleaf trees for such rare and endangered animals as the Giant Panda, the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey, and the White-Lipped Deer.
* All entrance fees as per in the itinerary
* All transportation in the itinerary.
* Service of English speaking tour guide
* Hotel accommodation with the Breakfast.
* Lunch and dinner.
* Travel insurance for personal ;
* Extra cost because of landslides; road blockage etc;
* Expense of personal nature.
* All optional program, such as night show, hot spring etc.
* Tip for guide, driver and bellboy in the hotel.
Arrive in Chengdu, be met at the airport, transfer to hotel. O/N in Chengdu
As an option in the evening(200CNY extra), enjoy a wonderful variety show of Face changing and Flame Spitting Out of Sichuan Opera.
Visit Chengdu Panda Base, fly to Jiuzhaigou airport. O/N in Jiuzhaigou
Visit Chengdu Panda Base. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located in the northern suburb of Chengdu on Futou Hill. It is 10 km from downtown Chengdu, and can be reached by the Panda Road. Giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base live in large naturalistic habitats, which help the visitor to understand how these animals live in the wild . It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu. Many types of bamboo, trees, and flowers thrive at the Research Base. Several species of birds also make their home there. The Research Base is one of the important centers in China for the captive conservation of giant pandas. Take flight (45 minutes) from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou in later afternoon.
One day sightseeing in Jiuzhaigou National Park O/N in Jiuzhaigou
After breakfast, take taxi to the Jiuzhaigou National Park where tourists may board environmental buses to sightsee the Park. Three valleys in Jiuzhaigou National Park Shuzheng, Rize and Zezhawa Valley, you may have one day trekking tour in two of the three valleys. Visit the Rize and Zezhawa Valleys: Nuorilang waterfalls, Pearl Shoal, Wuhua Hai (Five Flower Lake), Panda Lake Waterfall, Swan Lake, Hanging Dagger Spring, Five Color Pool Filled with crystal-clear waters the pool looks colorful, radiant and fascinating. Long Lake — It’s the largest lake in Jiuzhaigou Valley, covering an area of 7.5 km, long and 0.375 km. wide. It is 3103 metres above sea level, with a maximum depth of 103 metres.
The second day sightseeing in Jiuzhaigou National Park. O/N in Jiuzhaigou
After breakfast, head to the Jiuzhaigou National Park, you may have the other day trekking tour in Shuzheng Valley of this national park. Penjingtan Lake (Miniature Landscape Lake), Shuzheng Waterfall, Tibetan village of Shuzheng, and numerous picturesque lakes including Luweihai (Reed Marshes), Huohuahai (sparkling Lake), Shuzheng Group of Lakes, tiger Lake and Rhinoceros Lake. Then summon your energy for a Tibetan folk customs show at night, consisting of singing, dancing and other programs. (The entrance fee of 150-320 CNY is not included in the tour price). Overnight in Jiuzhaigou.
Fly back to Chengdu airport - Mt.Emei O/N at the base of Mt. Emeishan
Drive to visit Huanglong National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, with beautiful mountains, lush woods, colourful flowers, and crystal clear waters. (Note: If the road is icy , the tour will visit Songpan Old Town instead) Then take flight back to Chengdu, drive to Mt.Emei, enjoying countryside views of the Chuanxi Plain.on the way (two hours along expressway).
Round way public sightseeing bus plus cable car to the Golden summit, then back to mountain base visit Baoguo Monastery, Crouching Tiger Monastery O/N at the base of Mt. Emeishan
The Golden Summit Scenic Area is 16 square kilometers, and its yearly average temperature is 3 C. Golden Summit is 3,079m,the most wondrous sight-seeing platform and the biggest pilgrimage centre of Chinese Buddhism, it is crowned as a scenic masterpiece in the Chinese World. Jinding is the best place to experience the Four Wonders of Mt. Emei: the Buddha’s Halo (rainbow-like rings that surround and move with your shadow), the Sea of Clouds, the Holy Lamp (or Divine Lights) and the Golden Summit Sunrise. Golden You may visit Summit Monastery, Woyun Nunnery there.
At the mountain base is Baoguo Monastery, built in the 16th century. The monastery has serene gardens with rare plants, a library of sutras and a huge porcelain Buddha. In the stone staircase of the rear hall are figures of the Eight Immortals, betraying the temple’s Taoist origins. Further up the mountain lies the Crouching Tiger Monastery (Fuhu Si), Emei’s largest temple. Once associated with the Taoist martial-arts master Zhang Sanfeng, today it is a Guanyin nunnery. Notable features include the 16th-century, 7m-high bronze Huayan Pagoda, which is engraved with 4700 Buddha images.
Drive half an hour to visit Leshan, then continue drive about 2 hours from Leshan to Chengdu airport, take flight to next destination, Service Ends.
Board a tour boat have a panoramic view of the biggest carved Buddha statue in the world. Ferry Trip Boarding on ferry at Leshan Pier, there are yachts and big tour boats for your preference at the same price. Yacht trip takes 20min and big tour boat 40min. The boats hover for five to ten minutes in front of the Buddha, engines whirling madly against the current. Boats leave from north of the ferry dock approximately every 30 minutes from 7 am to 5 pm. What`s more, a huge natural lying Buddha can be easily figured out while you are standing on the deck and viewing the outline of Mt Lingyun from afar.