Jiuzhaigou & Huanglong Fairyland 3-Day Overland Trip
Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park is located in Aba Qiang and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the northern part of Sichuan Province. It is a national park located in the Min Shan mountain range, best known for its fabled blue and green lakes, spectacular waterfalls, narrow conic karst land forms and its unique wildlife. Jiuzhaigou is the Chinese for Nine Villages Valley, including the nine Tibetan villages as Panxin Village, Gubu Village, Jianpan Village, Guwa Village, Panyana Village, Heye Village, Shuzheng Village, Heiguokan Village and Zechawa Village. In 1992, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong were declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Huanglong National Park is situated in Songpan County, the northern part of Sichuan Province. This scenic area, which extends over 700 square kilometers, mainly contains two parts: Huanglong and Maonigou Valley. Huanglong's extremely beautiful landscape is the result of the formations of talpatates which give a special color to ponds and beaches. Together with high mountains, snow covered peaks, valleys, waterfalls, lakes and forests, these talpatates look especially marvelous.
-- In Huanglong there are a variety of talpatate scenes, such as ponds, beaches, waterfalls, caves and dykes;
-- Hiking to the top of Huanglong, the Multi-colored Pool would certainly make your endeavor rewarding;
-- Well preserved Tibetan folklore, primitive style of the natural scenery, matched perfectly with the special landscape;
-- The fresh air and snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes combined into gold, fantasy, beautiful natural scenery, performed a "fairy tale world";
-- A classic trip to the national treasure as well as world cultural heritage by UNESCO at short range.
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Sightseeing bus tickets inside Jiuzhaigou National Park;
√ Private transfers between hotel/attractions/airport/railway station/restaurants as listed.
-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Russian/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service;
-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you satisfying service;
-- Accommodation level is decided by you. China Panda Tour could also recommend hotels on requested;
-- You can add 1 more day inside Jiuzhaigou National Park for deeper sightseeing.
DAY 1 Transfer from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou
In the morning, local tour guide and driver would be greeted at your hotel. Transfer to Maoxian County via Dujiangyan, and arrive at Maoxian County around noon time. Have lunch at local restaurant. En route visit Diexi Lakes which were formed during a big earthquake in the year of 1930's. In the afternoon continue driving to Jiuzhaigou. After the famous road "Nine Turns" that to describe the mountain roads are with turns continuously, arrive at Jiuzhaigou in the late afternoon.
Check into hotel first and then have dinner. Evening free on own.
DAY 2 Jiuzhaigou National Park Whole Day Tour
In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, tour guide and driver pick you up to Jiuzhaigou National Park. It has been known throughout the world as a "Paradise in the Human World" and "Fairyland on the Earth " for its crystal lakes and waterfalls, virgin forests, rare animals, and birds. Exchange to attraction non-pollution bus at the entrance, then stay the whole day in Jiuzhaigou valley, visit Shuzheng and Zezawa Valley; Pearl Sands, Shuzheng, Waterfall, Shuzheng, Panda, Chang, Rainbow, Tiger, Rhinoceros Lake and the Tibetan mills. You will have lunch in the only restaurant inside Jiuzhaigou National Park, which is buffet style. This restaurant's name is after Nuorilang Waterfall, which is the widest travertine topped waterfall in the world. In Tibetan, "Nuorilang" means masculine God.
End the sightseeing in the late afternoon. Transfer back to hotel for a good rest.
DAY 3 Visit Huanglong National Park, return to Chengdu
After breakfast, get on your private van for the trip, transfer to Huanglong area. Walk slowly to adapt yourselves to the high altitude. The average altitude of Huanglong is 3200 m, so do not push yourself in order to avoid the altitude sickness. Huanglong National Park is best known for the "Five Wonders", namely, the travertine colored ponds, the limestone shoals, the snowy peaks, the fascinating ravines and the forests. And the entire scenery is evocative of the dwelling place of the Queen Mother of the Western Paradise. After sightseeing in Huanglong National Park, have lunch first in the restaurant.
After a few hours' driving, return to Chengdu in the late afternoon. Transfer to hotel.
* In winter time, Huanglong National Park would be closed from Dec.1st to Mar.31st. In this case, Huanglong National Park will be replaced by Mounigou Valley, the lower altitude part of Huanglong.
Tailormake your own tour.