Jiuzhaigou and Old Towns 12 Days TourTour Code:TSG-JMG-1201
Start in:Chengdu End in: Chengdu
Tour HighlightsLocated in southwest China, covering an area of 537,000 square kilometers, and with a population of 94.5 million, Sichuan,the great basin surrounded by high mountains enjoys a mild climate all year around, and receives recognition as Paradise for its fertile soil moistened by four great rivers that brought into high civilization thousands of years ago. Sichuan means four great rivers. Also called Shu, a Chinese glyph that means silkworm, Sichuan witnessed silk clothing production at least 2,000 years ago. Sichuan is home of tea, distilled spirit, and varieties of food. Beautiful and wonderful, abounding in historical and cultural resources, Sichuan enables everyone to find a reason to visit it.
Day1: Chengdu-Langzhong ancient city
The guide and driver from Travel Sichuan Guide will meet you at the hotel where you stay in Chengdu, then drive from Chengdu to Langzhong ancient city, a famous ancient city for its unique Fengshui culture.The whole city is laid out by the Chinese Fengshui principle. Overnight: Family Du's Guesthouse.
Day 2: Langzhong-450km-Jiangyou
Sightseeing and free wandering in langzhong, the Temple to memorize Zhangfei, once the governor of this city during the three kingdom period, the Imperial Examination Office where people took part in the tests here, Zhongtianlou Building which is an demonstration of Chinese Fengshui theory, totally relaxed from the hustle and bustle world. Then drive from Langzhong to Jiangyou city for overnight, stop at the Shengzhou Reservoir to see people fishing there.
Overnight: Jiangyou hotel.
Day 3: Jiangyou-Pingwu-Jiuzhaigou
Drive to Jiuzhaigou via Pingwu county where we will stop to visit Bao'ensi temple. Built in 1440, Bao'ensi is a complete complex of Chinese Buddhist monastery with marvelous layout and architecture. It is never spider-netted and it is strongly against earthquake because the whole structure is made of wood of nanmu, one of valuable trees particular in China. After sightseeing here,we will drive to Jiuzhaigou national park and overnight there.
Overnight: Jiuzhaigou Xingyu International Hotel
Day 4: Jiuzhaigou Sightseeing
It is said that if there should be wonderlands on the earth, Jiuzhaigou Valley must be one of them. There is no equal elsewhere that has sceneries and fables of dreamlike eloquence, or natural purities like a fairyland as Jiuzhaigou Valley.
Jiuzhaigou Valley is located in Nanping County, 450 kilometers (about 280 miles) to the north of Chengdu City. Its name is due to the existence of nine stockaded villages of Tibetan origin, and it is always regarded as a holy mountain and watercourse by the Tibetan people.
Jiuzhaigou Valley is a great masterpiece of nature having dreamlike scenery and abundant natural resources. It combines blue lakes, waterfalls, verdant forests, snow-covered mountains, and the folk customs of the Tibetan and Qiang peoples.
This region covers more than 600 square kilometers (about 230 square miles), and includes areas such as Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley, Zechawa Valley and Zharu Valley, etc. The main beauty spots such as calc-sinter lake groups, waterfalls, and other waterscapes, as well as 12 summits make Jiuzhaigou Valley a wonderful appearance.
Legend has it; that long, long ago the deity of mountain named Dago had a crush on the goddess Semo, and he gave a mirror that was made from wind and cloud to the goddess. However, the devil appeared and made trouble to Semo. Inadvertently, Semo broke the mirror into 108 pieces, which fell down to the earth and then turned to 108 colorful lakes. The lake is also called Haizi by local people.
Overnight: Jiuzhaigou Xingyu International hotel
Day 5: Jiuzhaigou-Maoxian
Situated in the north-west of Sichaun Province, the Huanglong valley is made up of snow-capped peaks and the easternmost of all the Chinese glaciers. In addition to its mountain landscape, diverse forest ecosystems can be found, as well as spectacular limestone formations, waterfalls and hot springs. Overnight: Maoxian hotel.
Day 6: Maoxian-350km-Ma'erkang
Zhuokeji was an office-building complex of one of the headmen conferred by the Chinese Emperor in Qing Dynasty. The main building is a 5-storeied Tibetan blockhouse.
Overnight: Ma'erkang Jiarong hotel.
Day 7: Mar'erkang-Danba
Danba County lies in the east of Ganzi Prefecture, Sichuan province, which was named 'Zhang Valley 'in ancient times. It is the east gate of Ganzi Prefecture in the joint of two major travel loop lines of the west part of Sichuan. Not only assembling Bayankala Mountain range and Qionglai Mountain range together but also gathering Geshizha River, Yak River and both of the two Jin Rivers to Dadu River, Danba county is regarded as ' the first town on the side of Dadu River'.
The local people are excellent masons and skilled architects who build castles, suspension bridges, dams and sinking wells. Their homes are block made from different size stones and built like fortresses.
We will visit the Jiaju Tibetan village, known as the China's most beautiful village, then visit the watchtower groups at Suopo village located on the mountain slope. Overnight: Danba Beauty Valley Hotel
Day 8: Danba- Mt Siguniang(Rilong town)
Siguniang (Four Girls) Mountains Scenic Area is situated in Xiaojin County of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. The area consists of Mt. Siguniang, Mt.Balang and Changping, Haizi, Shuangqiao gulleys, covering an area of 2,000 sq km. Featuring primitive ecological condition and exquisite scenery, the area is reputed to be the Queen of Sichuan's Mountains and the Oriental Alps Mountain.
Mt. Siguniang encompassing 4 peaks perennially covered with snow soars high with maximun 6,2500 m above sea level in the northwest of Western Sichuan Plain. There exist the remains of glaciers formed in the remote antiquity and vertical distribution of vegetation and rare wildlife. Additionally, there are Mt. Wuse (Five colors), Lieren (Hunter) Peak, Laoying (Eagle) Cliff, Mt.Niuxin(Ox's Heart), which are shrouded in clouds and mists the year round, presenting an atmosphere of a fairyland.
Overnight : New Siguniang mountain hotel.
Day 9: Mt Siguliang-Dujiangyan Jiezi Old Town-Mt.Qingcheng
Jiezi Old Town ,with a history of over 1000 years, Jiezi remains simple and elegant as ever. The street has every element of folk houses in West Sichuan: blue tiles, low eaves, wooden door planks and blue flagstone road with bickering waterways on both sides.
Mt Qingcheng is widely known as the original place of Daoism, whose culture has a great impact on Chinese life.
Overnight: Dujiangyan Joy Hotel.
Day 10: Dujiangyan-Huanglongxi
After the breakfasts in Dujiangyan, Travel Sichuan Guide leads our clients in walking in narrow, snaky streets paved with flagstone on Huanglongxi old town. They are amazed at what is beheld: teahouses, shops, restaurants, inns and monastries. Here, the visitors can enjoy a free afternoon sitting at the riverside, blowing by the breeze while dipping a cup of local Jasmine tea.
Overnight: Guesthouse on Huanglongxi old town
Day 11: Huanglongxi-Luzhou-Fubao Old Town
Today, we will drive a long way to Luzhou Fubao Old Town which is less commercilazed and well preserved. Cloaked in dense forest, watered by rivers and waterfalls, and the habitat of various wild animals, the mountain is 46 kilometers from Hejiang County, Luzhou City. At its foot nestles the small secluded town of Fubao, little changed throughout the centuries. First emerging in the late Song Dynasty, Fubao Town took shape during the Ming Dynasty. Encircled by mountains and waters, the town is still in the style of the Ming and Qing. Rows of stilted wooden buildings span the hillside. Between them are flagstones that wind and meander upwards to the mountain, some as wide as 4 meters, others so narrow as to require walking in single file. Most of the buildings are two-story. Business is conducted in the rooms facing the street, and domestic life goes on in those at the rear. White walls, gray tiles, and paved blue-stone courtyards are characteristic features of southern Sichuan dwellings.
The Landlord's Manor on Fubao Old Town is the most well-kept one in China, which was built in a traditional architectural style typical of West Sichuan. The manor is meandering while the walls are high and deep. 2,700 precious relics are found in the manor.
Overnight: Luzhou Hotel.
Day 12: Luzhou-Chengdu
Drive back to Chengdu and end this old town tour in Chengdu.
Private Tour Prices (Based on per person and shown in RMB,see the exchange rate here)
* Entrance fee .
* local standard hotel and Chengdu wenjun hotel .
* An English speaking tour guide
*Your personal expenses ,such as shopping