A Trip to Sichuan’s Natural Wonders

About This Trip:

This trip is specially designed for people who love the nature. Firstly, we will experience the local life in Chengdu by walking in the People’s Park, the foremost park in Chengdu, and visiting Kuanzhai Alley, one of the top three historic preserve districts in Chengdu, and having a typical Sichuanese dinner. Secondly, we will visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, a place to see and learn about these gentle and endangered Pandas and then go to Sanxingdui Museum which sits on an archaeological site now recognized as among the most important in the world. After that, we will travel into north of Sichuan province in China, where there are several mystic nature reserves hosting various wildlife, including Tangjiahe Nature Reserve, Jiuzhai Valley Nature Reserve (National Park), Huanglong Nature Reserve (National Park) and Tibetan area in Sichuan province to know more about Tibetan culture and amazing natural landscapes.

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Priced From: Upon request
  • Time to Visit: April to June; August to November
  • Destination: Tangjiahe Nature Reserve-Jiuzhaigou National Park-Huanglong Park
  • Theme: Nature, Wildlife, Minority Culture
  • Itinerary

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    Day 1  Arrive in Chengdu 

    After your arrival, your guide and the driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Next We will have a leisure walk in at People’s Park in downtown area where you can watch the locals doing Taichi and admire the beautiful gardens. We will then go nearby to Kuanzhai Alley, which is one of the top three historic preserve districts in Chengdu. A popular Sichuanese dinner will be arranged in a local restaurant.

    Day 2      Chengdu Panda Base & Sanxingdui Museum---Mianyang

    In the morning we drive about 30 minutes to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, and we will spend whole morning visiting the adorable giant “Black and White" Pandas. After our panda tour, we will drive further north to Sanxingdui Archeological Museum, and in the afternoon we will have a tour of the museum to learn about ancient Shu (ancient name of Sichuan) culture. 

    Day 3  Mianyang to Tangjiahe Nature Reserve

    Today it will be a long driving journey for us. Our destination is Tangjiahe Nature Reserve, a comprehensive nature reserve with giant pandas and their habitats under major protection. It is regarded as “China’s Yellow Stone Park”. It is located in Qingchuan county, Guangyuan city, about 300km away from Chengdu, covering an area of 40,000 hectares. 
    We will drive about 4 hours to Tangjiahe Nature Reserve, en route we will stop to visit Qingxi old town.

    Day 4  Tangjiahe Nature Reserve

    Today we will have a walking tour all day in the reserve to look for our animal neighbors. There are so many types of wildlife, such as: Sichuan Tankin, Tufted Deer, golden pheasant,etc. If we are lucky enough, we will have a chance to get up close and see them.

    Day 5  Tangjiahe to Jiuzhai Valley

    Nearby Tangjiahe Reserve there are some local villages, which used to be strategic point in the ancient Shu Kingdom. We will spend some time walking around the village. After that we will drive about six hours to Jiuzhai Valley, en route visiting Baima Tibetan village, used to be the soldiers sent by Tibetan king to conquer the distant trips. They settled down in this valley but still keep its old traditions.

    Day6  Jiuzhai Valley National Park

    We will spend whole day in Jiuzhai Valley National Park, which is famous for its multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. It is also known as the habitat of giant pandas, although it is very rare to ever see a panda in the park. Its stunning scenery and simple idyllic beauty became internationally famous and immortalized by director Ang Lee's movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." The terrain encompasses mountains, deep ravines, forests, grass-covered slopes, lakes and waterfalls. 

    Day7  Jiuzhai Valley National Park—Huanglong National Park

    In the morning we will go deep into Jiuzhai Valley to explore another valley, as there are so many different lakes and rivers in the park. If you choose to, we may follow the river and lake to walk outside the park.After our tour in the park, we will drive to Huanglong National Park, en route we will Jiabo Tibetan Village.

    Day8  Huanglong National Park to Chengdu

    In the morning, we drive about one hour to Huanglong, which is well known for its colorful lakes, snow clad mountains, valleys and virgin forest. It also has a population of endangered animals, including the giant panda and the Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey. We will take a cable car to the higher place to hike to the Multi-colored Ponds, from where we will slowly walk down, photographing the wonderful ponds along the walking trail.After our tour in Huanglong National Park, we take the evening flight back to Chengdu.

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