12-Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis; Hangzhou, Huangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Bifengxia, Chengdu
This 12-day itinerary covers some of the major scenic attractions within China, including the West Lake, Yellow Mountain and the stunning Jiuzhaigou National Park. You’ll not only see some of China’s most-visited natural attractions, you’ll visit places off the beaten path, such as the eco-touristic Zharu Valley on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Cap off your journey with an unforgettable visit with a Chinese icon – the giant panda – at the panda research base in the picturesque mountains of Bifengxia Panda Base.
Proposed programme: Your journey begins in Hangzhou, where you’ll be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Start the day early with a 3.5-hour drive to Huangshan – Yellow Mountain. Enjoy a cable car ride to one of its many summits or take a brisk hike up one of its stairway through pine forests, spotting the unique rock formations. Enjoy more of Huangshan today. Afterwards the next day you’ll drive to Hongcun ancient village to view its traditional Anhui architecture. After, you’ll drive 4 hours back to Hangzhou. Catch a morning flight to Chengdu, then enjoy the long scenic drive to Jiuzhaigou National Park on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. After a good night’s rest you’ll explore the park today. Mirror Lake, Reed Lake and Five Flower Lake are just three must-see locations within the park. You can hike from site to site, but the park is vast and to cover more ground, you can join one of the buses that runs a circuit around all the major scenic points. Next day you’ll head to Zharu Valley, a picturesque area within Jiuzhaigou – you’ll encounter a handful of tiny Tibetan villages, prayer flag-covered temples and ancient ruins. Explore more of Zharu Valley next day. You’ll head to Huanglong National Park today. The park, 3 hours’ drive away, is also the habitat of giant pandas and Golden snub-nosed monkeys. Fly to Chengdu today, driving out of the city to the rural town of Ya’an, home to Bifengxia Panda Base. You’ll enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience – meeting giant pandas at the Bifengxia Panda Base. After that, return to Chengdu to visit the Old Town of Shangli, a stop on the Silk Road. On your last day you will be chauffeur-driven to the airport in time for your departing flight.
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