Adventure Travel Vacations
DESCRIPTION OF TIBETAN CULTURE TOUR IN SICHUAN, CHINA
Jiuzhaigou is named from nine Tibetan villages in the three valleys. Nowadays, Jiuzhaigou is commonly regarded as “Heaven on Earth”. This money-saving route to Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong from and back to Chengdu by road will not only guide you enjoy the beautiful turquoise-colored lakes, large waterfalls and old-growth forest, but also bring you to visit the local Tibetan villages and explore Tibetan culture in the Amdo region. Although the driving journey is tough, on the way, you will enjoy the natural landscapes of western Sichuan in this Adventure Travel Vacations . Huanglong is famous for the different shaped and colorful calcified ponds and caves in the valley.
Day 1:Chengdu Arrival. When you arrive at the Chengdu Shuangliu international airport, our tour guide will pick you up and escort you to your hotel in Chengdu downtown.
Day 2:Chengdu - Songpan. In the morning, we will drive from Chengdu about 6 hours to Songpan. On the way, you will have a short stop by the 2008 earthquake memorial site in Yingxiu town, where you will feel horrified by the destruction and devastation, and stand in silence and say a little prayer for those who perished; then pass through Wenchuan and stop in Maoxian to visit the Baishi Qiang Village, the largest cultural center of Qiang ethnic minority. You will also stop by the Diexi Lake, which is a landslide dam-created lake formed in the 1933 Diexi earthquake. When arriving at Songpan, check in a local hotel there.
Day 3:Songpan - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou. Today, we will drive to visit the Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of colorful travertine ponds and streams. You will marvel at Huanglong Temple and fabulous Five-color Ponds. After sightseeing in Huanglong, you will be transferred to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou, near the gate of the scenic spot.
Day 4:Jiuzhaigou. Today, you will have a full day to explore the Jiuzhai Valley. There are 9 Tibetan villages in the valley, so called the name. During the sightseeing, you will have a good chance to explore these featured Tibetan villages and buy some local handicraft as souvenir. 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.
Day 5:Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu. After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and then drive back to Chengdu. On the back way, you can choose to stop at a Tibetan village where you can dance Guozhuang with local Tibetans and discover the dwellings. You will arrive at Chengdu about 5 or 6 o’clock in the afternoon.