Jiuzhaigou Ruoergai Prairie Langmu Temple 8 Days Tour
chengdu - Jiuzhaigou-Hongyuan-chengdu
Day 1 Chengdu Arrival
Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the Arrival Hall who is holding a sign on which says your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city on your own.
Day 2 Chengdu City
After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll first visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where you can explore the daily life of the cute pandas, and get close to the lovely creatures. (Option: You could talk to our guide about option of booking to hold a baby panda for once in a lifetime experience. It needs about 2000 RMB which will be the donation fee, helping to save the endangered giant pandas.)After lunch, followed a trip to Wenshu Temple. Built in Sui Dynasty (605-617BC), it is the largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. Enjoy the tranquility of Buddhist monks chanting inside the temple or just walk around the well-manicured grounds.Then, head to Renmin Park to sip a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu. Enjoy hot pot for dinner to taste the very local Sichuan flavor.Your last activity for today is the Jinli Old Street where you will experience Chengdu local culture, taste some featured snacks and get yourself some handcrafts.
Day 3 Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou Valley
Today after breakfast, your personal guide will escort you to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport for your onward flight to Jiuzhaigou. Upon your arrival, the finest scenery under the heaven, your local guide will meet you at Jiuhuang Airport and escort you to your hotel.In the afternoon, you’ll visit Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of travertine color-ponds and flow streams. You’ll marvel at Huanglong Temple and fabulous Five-Color Ponds.
Day 4 Jiuzhaigou Valley
Today, you’ll visit Jiuzhaigou National Park. It is well-known not only as a national park, but also a UNESCO World Heritage since 1992. Home to nine Tibetan Villages scattered in its 720 sq., it consists of three valleys – Rize Valley, Shuzheng Valley and Zechawa Valley formed a shape of “Y”. There are 114 lakes, 47 springs, 17 groups of waterfalls, 11 rapids and 5 tufa shoals within the reserve. It is said that there is no other place as peaceful as in Jiuzhaigou all over the world. This fairy land will take you to a wondrous world.
Day 5 Jiuzhaigou Valley - Ruoergai
After breakfast, you will drive about 160km (nearly 4 hours) to Ruoergai County. On Route, enjoy the beautiful view of Ruoergai Grand Prairie which is famous as one of “Top 10 Most Beautiful Wetlands”. Once arrival at Ruergai County, check in your hotel and take a rest for a while, then go to visit the Dazha Monastery. Dazha Monastery, built in Qing Dynasty, is a Gelug monastery. Many rare Buddhism scriptures are displayed here.
Day 6 Ruoergai- Langmu Monastery
Get up early to watch the beautiful sunrise on the Ruoergai Prairie. After breakfast, drive about 50km (1.5hrs) to explore the best highlights of Ruoergai Grand Prairie – Huahu Lake. It lies elegantly like a beautiful girl on the wetland with an elevation of 3468m. Summer is the best time for traveling to Huahu. Florid flowers bloom in the lake, and many wild birds inhabits here. Hiking around and enjoy the landscape for two hours, then you will keep driving northward to the Langmu Monastery.Located on the border of Sichuan and Gansu, Langmu Monastery is divided into two parts by province. It was a Tibetan monastery built in 1748. Learn about its history and culture here. You can also go for a walk around Langmu Monastery to see the amazing landscape.
Day 7 Langmu Monastery - Tangke - Hongyuan
Today you can get up early to see the sunrise. After breakfast, drive to Tangke to visit the First Band of Yellow River. The mighty Yellow River cuts a winding path through the flat, green meadows just north of Tangke. Where it meets the smaller White River, the First Bend of the Yellow River forms a great S-shape before the river moves north into the great Ordos Loop.Driving southward 60km, you will arrive at Waqie Town which is famous for the Talin, "pagoda forest" in Chinese. Buddhist pagodas gather around monastery like a forest. Thousands of prayer flags hang in the air.Leaving Waqie, you will keep drive about 40km to Hongyuan County. Stay overnight there.
Day 8 Hongyuan - Jiuzhaigou Departure
After breakfast, drive about 4 hours to Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Airport for your flight back to Chengdu or other destination. end the tour.