6-Day Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

Sichuan where is Panda’s hometown. You will have half a day free.

Day 2 Panda Conservation Base as the panda keeper.

You will have a great experience at Panda Conservation Base as the panda keeper. You will not only get into the panda’s living zone and have a closer look at the pandas, but also learn the panda keepers’ daily work.

In the afternoon, you will visit Wuhou Shrinewhich existence originates from 221 AD which is the Three Kingdoms period. It was constructed as a temple to commemorate the eminent Shu Han, one of the Three Kingdoms, figures.  Then you will stroll along Jinli Ancient Street to taste authentic Sichuan snacks, appreciate exquisite folk arts and crafts, experience rich folk culture, and learn the history of the Three Kingdom periods.

At last, you will taste the covered bowl tea, the traditional tea drinking custom of people in Sichuan, and enjoy the Sichuan Opera including the face-changing skills, a face can change into as many as tens in an instant.

Day 3 Ancient Water Engineering

You will visit Dujiangyan, originally constructed around 256 BC as an irrigation and flood control project, it is still in use today. It is the only grand water conservancy project in the world today, which has such a long history and is characterized by no dam diversion.

Then you will visit Songpan Ancient Town which was built in 618 AD and has more than 1400 years of history. The fundamental stone of the gate is carved with a variety of unique relief, which has retained the ancient charm until now. 

Day 4 Jiuzhaigou Valley

You will visit Jiuzhaigou Valley which is a nature reserve and national park. Also, it is one of UNESCO sites and one of World Biosphere Reserves. It is located on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and composed of a series of diverse forest ecosystems. It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks.

As you are getting close to Tibet, for your better experience, you will pay a visit to a Tibetan family’s home. You will not only appreciate the Tibetan dance, drink the butter tea, taste the Tibetan hand-held meat, but also learn the unique ethnic customs of the Tibetan.

Day 5 UNESCO Site Huanglong Valley

You will visit Huanglong Valley in Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area which was declared as a UNESCO site because of its outstanding colorful travertine formations, waterfalls and limestone formations as well as its travertine terraces and lakes rating among the three most outstanding examples in the world. Moreover, it is the only well-protected plateau wetland in China.

Then you will take a night flight back to Beijing.

Day 6 Beijing Departure

You will fly to the next city in China.