Day 1: Chengdu-Panda Park-Songpan-Jiuzhai Valley
We will depart early around 7:00 am to the Panda Park
(about 1 hour). This park covers about 760 acres and is the only park which aims at disease control and prevention and rescue for pandas. In the afternoon, we will visit the Songpan Ancient Town
(about 30 mins), a State Protected Historic Site. considered the 'West Portal of Sichuan'. Due to its advantageous situation geographically, it functioned as a military base from the time of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Later we will proceed to Jiuzhai Valley.
Day 2: Full day at Jiuzhai Valley
We'll have a full day to visit Jiuzhaigou National Park with crystal clear lakes, picturesque waterfalls, virgin forests, snow peaks and Tibetan villages to explore. In the afternoon, we will trek for 6.5km along the highlighted lakes. Our tour guide will organize a picnic by the lake (food cost is not included in package).
Five-Color Pool, with the most abundant colors, is the smallest Haizi in Jiuzhai Valley. It reflects various colors under sunlight and different weather. Travelers are always astonished by its purity.
Located at the end of Zezhawa Valley, the crescent-shaped Long Lake is over 100 meters deep. It is at the highest altitude and has the widest surface area of all Jiuzhai Valley’s lakes. This is the highest point visitors will reach in the park. In winter the frozen surface ice can be as thick as 60cm.
Nuorilang Waterfall, with 270 meters' width, is one of the largest calcified and the widest waterfalls in China. The ending of Journey to the West (1986 version) was shoot here.
Shuzheng Lakes consists of 19 lakes of varied sizes. Among these lakes, grow dense groves of willows, poplars, pines, spruces and other plants. This wonderful scenery is considered to be the “epitome of Jiuzhai Valley” and it is one of most popular sites in the park.
Through the crystal lake, you can see two long calcified reefs in the bottom, looking like two dragons hidden in the lake, thus, getting the name Double-dragon Lake.
Day 3: Huanglong Park-Chengdu
Today we will visit the Huanglong National Park and walk along the hundreds of colorful lakes to the top along the wooden path. Huanglong Scenic Area is famous for its colorful lakes, snow-topped mountains, beautiful valleys and virgin forests. The area, inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites in 1992 by UNESCO, has been called a "World Wonder" and “Fairy Land on Earth." After the sightseeing ends, we will head back to Chengdu. Tour ends.