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Jiuzhaigou & Zhangjiajie Highlights Tour

Tour Route: Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Xi'an - Zhangjiajie - Guangzhou

This is a complete checker board of history, culture and breathtaking natural views of China. From the fairy-tale Jiuzhaigou to the fantastic Zhangjiajie, from modern Guangzhou to historic Xi'an, and to the hometown of giant panda, this tour has it all.

11-day Jiuzhaigou & Zhangjiajie Highlights Tour
Tour Code: JZG-J-05
Departure:Any day you want
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Our Advantages & Promise

  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard
  • DAY 1 Arrival in Chengdu

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer (Chengdu)

    Upon your arrival at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • DAY 2 Chengdu

    Activities for today: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Leshan Giant Buddha

    Today our tour starts from the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to see the lovely pandas. Then to explore Leshan Giant Buddha. Lunch is arranged at a local Chinese restaurant. Late afternoon, drive back to Chengdu.

    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
    Leshan Giant Buddha
    Sichuan Opera Face-changing
  • DAY 3 Chengdu/Jiuzhaigou

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy calss - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou), Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area

    After breakfast, you are transferred to the airport for the morning flight to Jiuzhaigou.

    On arrival, welcomed by your guide and driver at the Jiuhuang Airport and then drive to visit the Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (cable car optional). After the tour, transfer to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou and free at leisure.

    Huanglong National Park
    Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
    Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
  • DAY 4 Jiuzhaigou

    Activities for today: Jiuzhaigou Valley

    Enjoy a whole day sightseeing tour of Jiuzhaigou Valley (Jiuzhai Valley National Park). Water is known as the soul of Jiuzhaigou. Today you will verify this magical water world by visiting the Long Lake, Five Flower Lake, Panda Lake, Mirror Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Lakes, Arrow Bamboo Lake, Reed Lake, Grass Lake, Color Pool, Nourilang Waterfall, Shuzhen Waterfalls, Panda Waterfalls, Arrow Bamboo Waterfalls, Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, and etc.

    Jiuzhaigou Five-flower Lake
    Five-Color Pool
    Pearl Shoal Waterfall
  • DAY 5 Jiuzhaigou/Xi'an

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Jiuzhaigou, Xi'an), Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarters

    Transfer to the airport and take a morning flight to Xi'an.

    Upon arrival in Xi'an, embrace the local guide at the airport and transfer to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park (exclude climbing the pagoda). The pagoda is the emblem of Xi'an city, which was built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang. And then is a visit to the Great Mosque and have a free walk at your own pace at the nearby Muslim Quarters. Free evening for your own leisure.

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Great Mosque
    Muslim Quarters
  • DAY 6 Xi'an/Zhangjiajie

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Daqin Terracotta Art Factory, Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi'an City Wall, Airport transfer (Xi'an, Zhangjiajie)

    Today we will drive to visit the Xi'an Daqin Terracotta Art Factory. In the factory, you will see the process of making terracotta warriors and horses.

    Then transfer to visit the Terracotta Warriors or Army. This army comprises warriors of different ranks, chariots, horses, armor, weapons, and even government officials, entertainers, and strongmen all made out of baked clay. The Terracotta Warriors are considered among the greatest archaeological finds in the 20th century.

    Late afternoon, visit the Xi'an City Wall (Fortifications of Xi'an), which is the most complete one that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

    Evening transfer to the airport to board your flight to Zhangjiajie. On arrival meet & transfer to hotel.

    Terracotta Warriors
    Xi'an City Wall
    Biking on Xi'an City Wall
  • DAY 7 Zhangjiajie

    Activities for today: Golden Whip Stream, Baofeng Lake

    After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the Golden Whip Stream (Jinbianxi) – this charming valley is most likely to bring you into the pandora’s wonderland of the movie. You will have a leisure hiking about 2.5 hours.​ After that, visit the Baofeng Lake. Hiking about 1 hour through a grand Valley (Baizhangxia) and reach the sleepy Baofeng Lake. You will take a short cruise on the Lake.​

    Yellow Stone Village
    Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
    Golden Whip Stream
  • DAY 8 Zhangjiajie

    Activities for today: Yuanjiajie Mountain, Bailong Elevator, Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, Tianzi Mountain

    After breakfast at the hotel, You will then ascend the Yuanjiajie Mountain (Yuanjiajie Scenic Area) taking the Bailong Elevator - a glass elevator built into the side of the mountain. On the summit, you will have a 2.5 hours hiking trip to discover the Pillar of the Southern Sky. This mountain was used as inspiration for the famous ‘Hallelujah Mountain’ seen in the blockbuster movie, Avatar. In January 2010, this mountain was renamed the ‘Avatar Hallelujah Mountain’ by the local government. Proceed to the platform or Forgetfulness to enjoy the nearby peak views and then walk across a supernatural work – the No. 1 Bridge under Heaven (aka First Bridge of the world). Climb up the “King of peaks” – Tianzi Mountain. From the unique peaks in the clusters here you will immerse in the mysterious setting of Avatar. Later, take a cable car down the mountain and free at leisure.

    Bailong Elevator
    Hallelujah Mountain Avatar
    Tianzi Mountain Scenic Area
  • DAY 9 Zhangjiajie / Guangzhou

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Yellow Dragon Cave, Tianmen Mountain National Park, Airport transfer (Zhangjiajie, Guangzhou)

    Morning guide tour to visit the Yellow Dragon Cavern, you will hike about 2 hours in the cave. After that, drive to the city and explore Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, where you will experience a ride on the world’s longest cable car up to the summit of the mountain, taking in the spectacular scenery as you do so. Once at the summit take a hike (approximately 2 hours long) on the Plank Road alongside Guigu Cliffs. During the hiking, you can choose to experience the glass plank road built along a cliff with an extra expense. After the hiking, you will pay a visit to the Tiammen Temple and take the Forest Sightseeing cable car and back to the Tianmen Mountain cable car station and take the big cable car up to the middle station. And take a bus through the Tongtian Avenue to explore the Tianmen Cave. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Guangzhou. On arrival, meet the guide and transfer to your hotel.

    Glass Skywalk at Tianmen Mountain
    Yellow Dragon Cave
    Tianmen Fox Fairy Show
  • DAY 10 Guangzhou

    Activities for today: Yuexiu Park, Chen Family Temple, Xiguan Old Houses, Qingping Market, Beijing Road

    This morning pay a visit to the Yuexiu Park, where you can see the symbol of Guangzhou - the Five Rams Statue. Then, process to visit the Chen Family Temple. After lunch, move to visit the Xiguan Old Houses and Qingping market to expence local people's life. Later, free for shopping on Beijing Road.

    Yuexiu Park
    Chen Family Temple
    Beijing Road
  • DAY 11 Guangzhou/Exit

    Transfer via: plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer (Guangzhou)

    Free at leisure until you are escorted to the airport for the flight to your next destination.

    Services end

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou. TourJiuZhaigou will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
Meals:
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
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:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
Arrangements:
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Meals:
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Gratuities:
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.

Destinations

Chengdu

Chengdu is the provincial capital of Sichuan Province in Southwest China. It is located on the edge of the Chengdu Plain which is known as the “Country of Heaven” (Tian Fu Zhi Guo). The agriculture in Chengdu really develop well, as a result, it is also called the “Land of Milk and Honey” due to this. One thing you must do in Chengdu is visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 

Chengdu is famed as “the home Town of Giant Panda” which attracts millions of tourists from inland and abroad. Moreover, Chengdu has a history of more than 2,000 years with numerous historical places of interests and relics. 

You can experience the history of Chengdu can go to the Jinsha Site Museum, Sanxingdui Museum, Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Temple, or you can stroll in the Jinli Ancient Street and the Wide and Narrow Alley to relax yourself. Additionally, you’d better not miss the Sichuan Cuisine.

Jiuzhaigou

Jiuzhaigou County, once named Nanping County, is a county of Sichuan Province, China. In 1998, it is renamed Jiuzhaigou, because the county consists of nine villages in a valley in Sichuan Province and it is under the administration of the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. 

This county is mainly famous for the Jiuzhaigou Valley, or the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area which is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, forests, and snow-capped peaks. 

It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997. 

The valley is a paradise for the wildlife. There are 27 protected rare and endangered species like the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, and more than 140 species birds are inhabitant in this valley. 

Zhangjiajie

Located in the west of Hunan Province, 330 kilometers from Changsha, Zhangjiajie is a prefecture-level city in the northwestern part of Hunan. 

It is a region beloved for its magnificent natural beauty. 

The most attractive destination in Zhangjiajie is the world-famous natural heritage site Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which is recognized in the UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. 

It consists of four parts, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Suoxi Valley. In addition, Tianmen Mountain, a world famous national park in Zhangjiajie, also worth your visiting.

Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is located along the south coastline of China. It is the capital city and the political, economic and cultural center of Guangdong Province. 

Benefited from the Reform and Opening Up policy since 1978, Guangzhou serves as an important national transportation hub and trading port. With a population of 12.78 million, it is the third-largest Chinese city and the largest city in South Central China. 

Guangzhou is a famous historical city, the Chen Clan Academy, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park and Baiyun Mountain are popular among tourists. Nightlife in Guangzhou is also amazing, take a boat on the Pearl River to admire the beautiful night view is really a great enjoyment. Besides, Guangzhou cuisine is one of the Eight Major Regional Cuisines in China. You would love to have a local meal in this city.

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