11-day Private Tour From Sichuan To Zhangjiajie With The Jiuzhaigou & Fenghuang

11-Day private tour from Sichuan to Zhangjiajie with the Jiuzhaigou & Fenghuang

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Itinerary

Day 1: Chengdu. O/N Chengdu.

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
In the morning, your driver and guide will meet you at 8:00am of your Chengdu hotel then transfer to Chengdu Panda Base, need 30 minutes driving, 15km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), No.1375 Xiongmao Avenue the Outside Northern Third Ring Road, Chenghua District, Chengdu 610081 China
First, you will visit the Chengdu's Giant Panda Breeding Research Base which is home to over 80 of China's iconic pandas. Most are of the familiar black and white variety, but the Base is also home to a number of the smaller, lesser-known red pandas.

You'll view the animals eating and at play in a carefully maintained habitat that is as close to their natural environment as possible. You'll also learn how scientists and ecologists are working to protect the few remaining wild pandas and expand the captive population. On that last note, over 100 bears have been born at the Base since 1987.

The Base became even more important after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, with eight bears sent here from the badly damaged Wolong reserve. Your visit provides both moral and financial support for the ongoing conservation effort.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chengdu Renmin Park, No.12 Shaocheng Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu 610015 China
Next, go to Renmin Park and you know that park is a comprehensive garden for both the cultural heritages collection and entertainment. The locals in Chengdu often drink tea for relaxing here. You will never know what real lifestyle in the “Capital of Leisure” is like unless you visit Renmin Park. There are always crowds sitting in the shade of the park from when the sun rises. The best things to do here include going into a teahouse, ordering a cup of tea, reading for a whole afternoon, thinking about nothing, or chatting with some old friends. Enjoying the slow life in Chengdu, you may suddenly feel that you are leading a happy life.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Jinli Pedestrian Street, No.231 Wuhouci Street, Wuhou District, Chengdu 610041 China
After lunch, take the private car to Jinli old street which is an impressive trip to the famous old street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
Duration: 16 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Chengdu--Leshan Buddha--Mount Emei. O/N Emei

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
After breakfast at your hotel,your driver and guide will meet you at your hotel lobby of 09:00am then transfer to the Leshan and need 2.5hrs driving, 150km.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), No.2435 Lingyun Street, Shizhong District, Leshan 614000 China
Dating from the 8th century, the Giant Buddha of Leshan is the largest carved stone Buddha and the tallest pre-modern statue in the world. It was cut from the cliffs of Lingyun Shan in the hopes of calming the turbulent waters of the three rivers that flow together under its gaze. Stairs are carved into the cliff that connect the area at the Buddha's feet with the land above, allowing you to view this astonishing sight from a range of vantage points. Views are stunning over elbows and knees, taking in the river scene and Leshan's skyline.

Upon arrival in Leshan, you can have lunch at a restaurant within sight the Giant Buddha. You'll then explore the Giant Buddha and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding landscape from atop the Buddha's head.

Wen then pay a visit to Lingyun Temple and Museum and get a deeper insight into the history of this amazing Buddhist site and learn the story of the carving of the Giant Buddha.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Baoguo Temple, The foot of Emei Mountain, Emeishan 614200 China
Next, go to Bao Guo Temple, the largest temple at Emei Mountain, is the doorway to the mountain as well as the center of Buddhist activity of Emei Mountain. The temple faces the Phoenix Lake and backs onto the Phoenix Plains; it welcomes the sun-rise each morning and is the last place to see sun-set at dusk.

The temple was constructed on the right side of Crouching Tiger Temple in Ming Dynasty and was originally named the Hui Zong Hall, with an intension of gathering Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoist. In early Qing Dynasty, the Hui Zong Hall was moved to the actual residence and rebuilt. In 1703, the name was changed to "Bao Guo" which literally translates as "serve the nation".
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Emeishan, Emeishan, Sichuan
When you finished the Baoguo temple tour, your guide will escort you to your hotel of the foot Emei mountain or Emei city center.
Duration: 18 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Emei mountain-Chengdu. O/N Chengdu.

Stop At: Mount Emei (Emeishan), Emeishan 614201 China
In the morning, your tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at 08:00am then head to Emei mountain tickets office.
Today is a full day visiting on Emeishan. Firstly, take sightseeing bus to the upper station and need 2hrs driving and due to the mountain zig raod, try to sit in front the part bus and drinking less water in the morning.
The Mount Emei (Emeishan) is not only famous as World Heritage Site of both culture and nature, but also known as one of the Four Great Buddhist Mountains in China and home to 5000 kinds of plants (more than the total plants of Europe) and over 2300 kinds of wild animals. It is ideal place for hiking, Buddhist culture exploration, photography, winter holiday, summer hot retreat, and suitable for visiting all year around.


Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Leidong Ping, Emei Mountain Scenic Area, Emeishan China
when you reach the Leidongping bus station,then you hike about 30 minutes to get to the Jieyingting Cableway Station. Then you can take cableways to the top of Emeishan – Golden Summit.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort, Within E'mei Mountain, Emeishan 614200 China
After the cable car, just few minutes waking, we can see the Golden Summit and can stay 40-60 minutes there. The experience on the Golden Summit is fabulous – sparkling golden Buddha statue, grandiose temples, endless stretching cloud sea, fresh air, etc.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Mount Emei (Emeishan), Emeishan 614201 China
Next, take the cable car and shuttle bus back to the food of the mountain(the same way go up), of course, if you want see more, can stop for Wannian temple then hiking for a while and you can discuss with your guide.
When you reach the tickets office, you will have a lunch before the transfer back to Chengdu.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
At the end, your guide will escort you to Chengdu hotel.
Duration: 17 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Chengdu--Jiuzhaigou (420KM, 8 hours driving). O/N Jiuzhaigou town.

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at 08:00am of your Chengdu hotel lobby then transfer to Jiuzhaigou town, 420km, 8hrs driving.
Though it’s a long driving day from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Valley, the beautiful scenery along the way will relieve you from the fatigue and boredom. Highland mountains, Tibetan Villages, Grasslands, Yaks, Sheep, horses… Just enjoy and forget the hustle and bustle from the city.
You will make 3 or 4 stops on the way for rest and lunch.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Jiuzhaigou County, Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan
Upon arrival in Jiuzhaigou, the tour guide will help you check in. You could either have a free walk around or have a good rest at the hotel.


Duration: 18 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Jiuzhaigou Valley. O/N Jiuzhaigou town.

Stop At: Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, Zhangzha Town, 623400 China
Your guide and driver will meet you at 9:00am of your hotel lobby then visit the Jiuzhai Valley National Park.
Today, you will have a full day to explore the Jiuzhai Valley. There are 9 Tibetan villages in the valley, so called the name. Its best-known feature is its dozen of blue, green and turquoise-colored lakes. Jiuzhai Valley consists of three valleys – Rize Valley, Shuzheng Valley and Zechawa Valley, forming a shape of "Y". It is said that there is no other place as peaceful as in Jiuzhaigou all over the world.
The travel route is: Entrance - Rize Valley - Nuorilang Tourist Center - Zechawa Valley - Shuzheng Valley - Exit.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Rize Valley, Within Jiuzhaigou County, 623400 China
When you arrive at the entrance center and take the ticket. Then take the shuttle bus to Rize Valley.
The Rize Valley is 18 kilometers long and begins at its southerly tip with a section of primeval forest that covers about half of the entire greater Jiuzhai Valley area. Rize Valley describes a series of smooth "S" curves along its south-north section (it turns eastward farther north, connecting with Zechawa and Shuzheng Valleys) as it snakes its way northward, its northerly half, except for the west-east oriented section, being one long series of scenic sites – almost all of which are lakes.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Arrow Bamboo Lake, Jiuzhaigou Scenic Resort China
Firstly, you will visit the Arrow Bamboo Lake and hiking to walk to Panda Lake(30 minutes hiking) then take a shuttle bus to Five Flower Lake, walk around Five Flower Lake for 20 minutes.

The Arrow Bamboo Lake is a shallow lake, measuring a depth of only 6 meters at its deepest, which also explains the presence of copious amounts of the tall, slender bamboo plant, Pseudosasa japonica, called arrow bamboo, aka hardy (as in "resilient") bamboo. Arrow Bamboo Lake figured in the 2002 film, Hero, starring Jet Li and directed by the famous Yimou Zhang, effusively praised (also by yours truly!) for his 1991 film, Raise the Red Lantern (starring the planet's most beautiful, most enchanting female, Li Gong) that at the time was not shown in China (but note that Yimou Zhang directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics).
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, Within the County, 623400 China
You will continue take a bus from Five Flower Lake to Pearl Shoals and walk to Pearl Shoals Waterfall until to Mirrow Lake parking.

The Zhenzhu Tan Pearl Shoals is a broad, shallow course of water that flows over a 310-meter-broad, gently sloping bed of travertine, ending in a drop, or waterfall, of 28 meters. Both the shoals and the waterfall can be appreciated in and of themselves, but together they form a pleasing unity, since the gentle, shallow body of water that seems to slide over the ledge abruptly changes character once at the ledge.

The Pearl Shoals and Waterfall are considered one of the highlights of Rize Valley, rivalling, in their own way, Shuzheng Valley's famous Nuorilang Waterfall. If the visitor follows the boardwalk here, s/he will enjoy an enviable broadside view of the torrential waterfall in all its beauty and magnificence.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Zechawagou section, Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan, China
Next, go to Zechawa Valley and the travel route is: Nuorilang center , transfer bus to the end of Zechawa Valley- Long Lake , walk from Long lake to Five Colored Pool. bus to Nuorilang-Rhinoceros Lake-Bonsai Shoals.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Shuzheng Valley, Within Jiuzhaigou County, 623400 China
Afterwards, visit the Shuzheng Valley. Hiking from Nuorilang waterfall. Along the way, you will visit the Rhinoceros Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Fall, Reed Lake, till the last spot Bonsai Lake. And then, get on the scenic shuttle bus and get to the scenic spot exit.
Duration: 3 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Jiuzhaigou--Huanglong National Park (110KM, 2.5 hours driving). O/N Chuanzhusi Town.

Stop At: Jiuzhaigou County, Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan
In the morning, your driver and guide will meet you at 8:30am and transfer to Huanglong National Park and need 2.5hrs driving, 110km.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Huanglong Scenic Valley, Pingsong Street, Songpan County 623300 China
The Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of colorful travertine ponds and flow streams. You walk along the hundreds of colorful lakes to the top along the wooden path, then walk down to appreciate the nice scenery along the way. 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."
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Huanglong Valley, Within Songpan County, Songpan County 623300 China
Today, you will visit the Huanglong valley section and we will going up by cable car and down by foots is the best way due to the high altitude(3400M).
When we reach the upper station by cable car, walking along the parallel path which will take us 40 minutes, and we will arrive at an active platform. Spanning more than 1km, the parallel path has no steps and won't waste your strength. Keep climbing for 1km, and we will arrive at the most famous spot, multicolored pond. The highest point of multicolored pond reaches 3900 meters, which is also the highest point of the scenic spot that tourists can arrive. Along with relief elevation of land surfaces, these calcified ponds distribute by terraces.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chuanzhusi Town, Songpan County 623300 China
Afterwards, take the private car to Chuanzhusi town, 60 minutes driving, 40km.
Upon arrival in Chuanzhusi, the tour guide will help you check in. You could either have a free walk around or have a good rest at the hotel.


Duration: 18 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Chuanzhusi(Songpan)--Chengdu(320KM, 6 hours driving). O/N Chengdu.

Stop At: Chuanzhusi Town, Songpan County 623300 China
At 8:30am, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer back to Chengdu.On the way back, you will make stops at the Munigou Scenic area. After having a short sightseeing here, head back to Chengdu.
Today, you can end the tour at Chengdu city center or Chengdu airport/train station.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Munigou Scenic Resort, Muni Country, Songpan County 623305 China
After the 30 minutes driving, you will reach the Munigou scenic resort and we can stop the other places if you, like the highland lake-Diexihaizi or Yingxu, you can discuss with your guide at that day.

The Munigou Valley is located in Muni Township, Songpan County, Aba Autonomous Prefecture, more than three hundred kilometers away from downtown Chengdu. It has a scenic area of about 160 square kilometers, with the highest elevation of 4070 meters and the minimum of 2800 meters, the annual average temperature of 7 ℃. Beautiful natural scenery and charming, unrestrained and rich ethnic customs are what define Munigou Valley.

Inside Munigou Valley the landscape is mainly composed of primitive forests, alpine lakes, hot springs, giant calcified waterfalls, the ring waterfalls calcification pots, etc.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Chengdu, Chengdu, Sichuan
Afterwards, take the private car to your Chengdu hotel.
Duration: 18 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Chengdu--Zhangjiajie by flight. O/N Zhangjiajie.

Stop At: Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, Shuangliu, Chengdu, China
Today, there is no tour activities, just take a flight from Chengdu to Zhangjiajie, you may take CA4377 12:15--13:40, The flight takes around 90 minutes.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hehua Airport Parking Lot, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
Upon arrival at Zhangjiajie, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide).
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Zhangjiajie. O/N Zhangjiajie.

Stop At: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
On this full-day tour your guide will meet you at 9:00am of your hotel lobby in Zhangjiajie city central or Wulingyuan hotel then you visit different mountain areas such as Tianzi Mountian, where the world's longest cable car ride carries you to the mountain's peak, and the unique platform-shaped Yuanjiajie Mountain.

There are more than 500 species of wildlife and vegetation in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including rare monkeys, gingko trees and thousands of colorful birds. The most notable geographic features of the park are its hundreds of towering sandstone pillars. Fans of Hollywood blockbusters will instantly recognize the stunning landscape as the inspiration for the scenery of Pandora in James Cameron’s hit movie Avatar.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, Within the District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
The Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area boasts of natural beauty where mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls exist in total harmony. Over 560 attraction sights can be found here. The strangely-shaped peaks, the absurd stones, the hidden valleys, the wonderful waters and the limestone caves form the 'Five Wonders' of Wulingyuan and they are really worth seeing.

Covering an area of 690 square kilometers (266 square miles), Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of four parts- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the newly added Yangjiajie Scenic Area.

Today your tour will visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve area.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tianzi Mountain, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
When your guide purchase the main park entrance tickets and you will take a shuttle bus(20 mins driving) to the Tianzi mountain cable station and need to walk up the 200 steps to reach the station.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tianzi Mountain Clouds, Tianzishan Town, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427403 China
After the 20 mins cable car ride, you will reach the top of the Tianzi mountain then you will take a shuttle bus again(5 mins driving) to the Tianzi Mountain central area which is provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. It is known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest'. At the top of the mountain, visitors can see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Beautiful scenes of the mountain greet visitors in different seasons. There are four wonders: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: BaiLong Elevator, National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie China
After the Yuanjiajie(Avatar mountain), you will take a shuttle(15 mins driving) head to the Bailong Elevator.
Bailong Elevator is very magnificent. The total height of it is 335 meters (1099 feet), of which the running height is 326 meters (1069 feet). 154 meters (505 feet) of the total height is in the mountain wells and the rest of 172 meters (564 feet) was composed of steel derrick and other components. The Elevator includes three exposure sightseeing elevators running parallelly. Each elevator can take 50 passengers every time and the speed is 3 m / s (the speed has been accelerated to 5m / s since 2013). If the three elevators run simultaneously, the amount of one-way passengers will reach 4,000 per hour.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Golden Whip Brook, In Wulingyuan District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
you will hiking around one hour along the Golden Whip Stream then take a shuttle go out of the park and back to the hotel.
Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream) is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable “paradise” for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. And it is also a kingdom of animals. Golden Whip Stream is named after Golden Whip Crag, its landmark spot, and runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie China
After lunch, you will Transfer to Glass Bridge.Your local expert guide will take you to start the adventure trip in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, which is famous with explorers and lovers of nature from home and abroad, by featuring typical Zhangjiajie land form, breathtaking cliffs, lush forests, ancient caves, colorful ponds, and a river running through the canyon.
Walk on the world’s longest and highest Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Hanging over a valley, the glass bridge provides a superb panorama of the entire grand canyon. Enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. Standing on it is like floating in the air.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel in Zhangjiajie or Wulingyuan.
Duration: 18 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 10: Zhangjiajie--Fenghuang. O/N Fenghuang.

Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
At 9:00am, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to the Zhangjiajie Tianmen park.
Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain Ticket Station, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
Today, you will spend 3-4hrs at Tianmen Mountain Park.You will using the cale car or shuttle bus go up of the hill, but it depends of the traffic.
Tianmen Mountain, appears as the ”New Legend of Zhangjiajie “. It’s the highest spot (1500m) in Zhangjiajie,where you can walk on super-exciting cliff-path and glass walkway and see the whole city and beautiful countryside with bird’s view. and the landscape there is totally different from, meanwhile, at the same level as the ZJJ national Park. Both are world-class scenery, so it’s a must-visit highlight of this city you should not miss. What is more Unbelievable? this single mountain holds 4 World Guinness Records in its small body. and any of them will be overwhelmingly impressive to any type of human being. Just an amazing experience you have never had before.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Fenghuang County, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan
After lunch, your guide will escort you to Fenghuang, need 3hrs driving, 220km. The Fenghuang(Phoenix) Town, built in 1704, was granted as a famous national cultural and historical city. The blue flagstone streets, stilted houses, and customs of the Miao nationality all make up its unique charm. For the rest of day, you can wander around the ancient town freely.


Duration: 18 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 11: Fenghuang--Zhangjiajie. The tour end.

Stop At: Phoenix Ancient Town, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200 China
Today you will have a full exploration of the Fenghuang Ancient Town. After breakfast, you will take a boat along Tuojiang River, the mother river of the town. The clean river flows slowly along the city walls and you can see water plants swaying in the gentle waves. In addition, the mist sometimes rises from the quiet green water, making it a fairyland. Then you will be guided to Wanming Pagoda on the north bank of the river. The hexagonal pagoda of around 21 meters (69 feet) high has seven layers. There are copper wind bells hanging at each corner of the eaves. Colored paintings and sculptures are also decorated on the body of the pagoda.

After enjoying the elegant pagoda, you will cruise down to the Rainbow Bridge. Looking out of the window on its second floor, you can have a good view of the green hills, blue water, city walls, red slates, and stilted houses. Besides, you can also see several boats moving quietly through the river.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Tuojiang Rock, Tuojiang River, Outside the North Gate, Fenghuang County 416200 China
You will conclude our private Fenghuang tour with Tiaotiao Rock, one of the landmarks of the town. The total length of the rock is about 100 meters (110 yards) with 15 stone piers crossing the Tuojiang River. Standing in the middle of the Tiaotiao Rock, you can definitely take nice shots of the stilted buildings and Rainbow Bridge.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
After lunch, your guide will escort you to your hotel in Zhangjiajie or Zhangjiejie airport/train station. End of the tour services.
Note: You need to book the evening flight, due to need to 3hrs driving to Zhangjiajie from Fenghuang.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

$2,500.00 Per Person