Grand Tour of China with Jiuzhaigou

Tour Route: Beijing - Luoyang - Xi'an - Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu - Mt. Emei - Lijiang - Kunming - Shanghai

On this sweeping tour of China, you’ll explore legendary cities like Beijing, Xi'an, and Chengdu, romantic ancient city like Lijiang, the cosmopolis like Shanghai, and the charming wonderland on earth - Jiuzhaigou.

19-day Grand Tour of China with Jiuzhaigou
Tour Code: JZG-J-08
Departure:Any day you want
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  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard
  • DAY 1 Arrival in Beijing

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer (Beijing)

    Upon arrival at Beijing International Airport, our guide will meet you at the arrival hall, after which they will drive you to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

  • DAY 2 Beijing

    Activities for today: Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Squre, Forbidden City

    Morning tour the famous Temple of Heaven, one of the holiest Taoist sites in China, it was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998.

    Move to visit Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Environed by many historical buildings, it has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Go on exploring the Forbidden City, the imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty.

    Temple of Heaven
    Tiananmen Square
    Forbidden City
  • DAY 3 Beijing

    Activities for today: Mutianyu Great Wall, Cloisonné Factory, Hutong Tours

    Today meet the guide and drive to visit the Great Wall of Mutianyu Section, which is one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. You will take the cable car up the wall, and take a short hiking on the wall. In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Cloisonné Factory where you can see the traditional Beijing culture Art. Drive back to the city, take a 3-wheel rickshaw to Hutong and have a visit to the local family. Hutong is the unique street design in Beijing - some crisscrossing old narrow paths with courtyard houses built on each side. It can be regarded as a window into Beijing folk life. Drive back to your hotel and free at leisure in the evening.

    Mutianyu Great Wall
    Beijing Hutongs
    Beijing Opera
  • DAY 4 Beijing/Luoyang

    Transfer via: high-speed train for 1st seat class G663 (15.45-19.45)

    Activities for today: Summer Palace, Lama Temple, Train station transfer (Beijing, Luoyang)

    After breakfast, visit the Summer Palace. It is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden as well as a world-famous tourist resorts. Next, visit the Lama Temple. In the afternoon, transfer to the Beijing West Railway Station for the high-speed train to Luoyang. On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Summer Palace
    Summer Palace
    Lama Temple
  • DAY 5 Luoyang/Xi'an

    Transfer via: high-speed train for 1st seat class G661 (19.23-20.59) 1h26m

    Activities for today: Shaolin Temple, Longmen Grottoes, Train station transfer (Luoyang, Xi'an)

    Morning we will drive to explore the Shaolin Temple, and enjoy the Kungfu Performance in the temple. After lunch, we will proceed to visit the Longmen Grottoes - -the beautiful Buddhist site Longmen housing over 1300 grottoes carved from the fifth to the ninth century. Take an evening high-speed train to Xi'an. On arrival, be met and transfer to your hotel.

    Shaolin Temple
    Dengfeng Observatory
    Longmen Grottoes
  • DAY 6 Xi'an

    Activities for today: Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall

    Today meet the guide and drive to visit the Xi'an Daqin Terra-cotta Art Factory. In the factory, you can see the process of how to make Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Continue drive to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20 th century; an army of Terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb since 2,200 year ago. In the afternoon, visit the Xi'an City Wall (Fortifications of Xi'an), which is the best-kept and biggest city wall in China. Free evening for your leisure time.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses
    Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qinshihuang
    Xi'an City Wall
  • DAY 7 Xi'an

    Activities for today: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park, Muslim Quarter

    Today we will visit the Shaanxi History Museum and have a look of its display. Opened to the public in 1991, the museum is in southern Xian, and is home to a wealth of historical artifacts and treasures from the Han and Tang dynasties. Later, continue to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park. The pagoda is the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang. After that, have a free walk along Muslim Quarters.

    Shaanxi History Museum
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Muslim Quarters
  • DAY 8 Xi'an/Jiuzhaigou

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Xi'an, Jiuzhaigou), Huanglong National Park

    Transfer to Xi'an airport and take a morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Upon arrival, meet the local guide and driver about 1.5 hours to explore Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area (cable car optional). It is named as the "World Wonder" and "Fairy Land on Earth" and well known for its colorful lakes, snow clad mountains, valleys and virgin forest. The scenic area was included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1992. Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou for overnight.

    Huanglong National Park
    Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area
    Huanglong Temple
  • DAY 9 Jiuzhaigou

    Activities for today: Jiuzhaigou National Park

    Full day explore Jiuzhaigou Valley (Jiuzhai National Park) which can be considered a natural botanical and Zoological Garden. It is part of the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. Jiuzhaigou was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, and it was also awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997 with its large number of lake groups. Free evening for your leisure.

    Jiuzhaigou National Park Tour
    Shuzheng Waterfalls
    Jiuzhaigou Water
  • DAY 10 Jiuzhaigou/Chengdu/Mt. Emei

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu), Leshan Giant Buddha

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the early morning flight to Chengdu. Welcomed by your guide at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, you will embarked on the tour to Leshan Giant Buddha. Lunch will be taken at a local Chinese restaurant. In the late afternoon, drive to the foot of Mt. Emei for overnight.

    Leshan Giant Buddha
    Leshan Giant Buddha
    Leshan Giant Buddha
  • DAY 11 Mt. Emei/Chengdu

    Activities for today: Mount Emei

    Today, the main goal is to explore Mount Emei: take the sightseeing bus to the cable car station and take the table car up to Wannian Temple, walk through Qingyin Pavilion - the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys, till you get to Wuxiangang parking lot to take the tourist bus down to the foot of the mountain. Then drive back to Chengdu in the afternoon and have free time in the evening.

    Wannian Temple in Mount Emei
    Wanian Temple
    Monkey in Mount Emei
  • DAY 12 Chengdu/Lijiang

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Tea House at the People's Park, Airport transfer (Chengdu, Lijiang)

    Today we will continue to Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and see the lovely pandas. After that, have a leisure walk in the People's Park to see the local people's lifestyle. Transfer to the airport and take the late afternoon flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival, be greeted and transferred to the hotel check in.

    Chengdu People's Park
    Chengdu People's Park
    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • DAY 13 Lijiang

    Activities for today: Black Dragon Pool Park, Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, Lijiang Old Town

    After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide and transfer to visit the Black Dragon Pool Park, Dongba Museum, and free explore Lijiang Anicent Town. Free evening for your own leisure.

    Old Town of Lijiang
    Black Dragon Pool Park
    Old Town of Lijiang
  • DAY 14 Lijiang

    Activities for today: Tiger Leaping Gorge

    Today's excursion will take you to Tiger Leaping Gorge. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is known as the world's deepest river canyon. It is part of the beautiful Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas World Heritage Site.

    Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • DAY 15 Lijiang / Kunming

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Free morning, Airport transfer (Lijiang, Kunming)

    Morning free at leisure for your own exploration at Lijiang Old Town. Be met and transferred to the airport for the afternoon flight to Kunming. On arrival, meet the local guide and transfer to your hotel.

  • DAY 16 Kunming / Shanghai

    Transfer via: domestic plane for economy class - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Stone Forest, Airport transfer (Kunming, Shanghai)

    Today we will transfer to visit the Stone Forest. Return to Kunming, have a free walk along the Green Lake, and then transfer to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Stone Forest
    Stone Forest
    Stone Forest in Kunming
  • DAY 17 Shanghai

    Activities for today: Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Cruise on Huangpu River, the Bund, Yu Garden, Tianzifang Old Street

    Today guide tour to visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower where has best viewing spot of Shanghai located by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high, and then we will take a cruise on Huangpu River to see the view of Shanghai city and the Bund. In the afternoon, guide tour to visit the Yu Garden. The garden used to be a private garden with 400 years' history; it features traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. After that, have a free walk on the Tianzifang Old Street to see local Shanghai People’s lifestyle.

    Yu Garden
    The Bund in Shanghai
    Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • DAY 18 Shanghai

    Activities for today: Zhujiajiao Water Town, Jiangnan Silk Workshop

    Morning drive to visit Zhujiajiao Water Town and see the local Yangtze Delta people's lifestyle. In the afternoon, transfer back to the city and visit the Jiangnan Silk Workshop where you will have a chance to see how to make silk. Free for your own leisure.

    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
    Nanjing Road
    Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
  • DAY 19 Shanghai Departure

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer (Shanghai)

    Free at leisure until be met and transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination. Service ends.

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou. TourJiuZhaigou will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.



Beijing, the capital of P.R.C. Being one of the six ancient cities in the country, it was the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasties’ emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911. It is also the main center of politics, culture and education in China. 

With a long history of more than 5,000 years, this city is quite rich in historical sites and important government and cultural institutions, moreover, it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Among different kinds of attractions, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian, Great Wall, and the Grand Canal have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition, the Peking duck, Peking Opera and Hutong are also worthwhile in your Beijing trip.


Luoyang, situated on the central plain of China, is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization and one of the Four Capitals of China. Its named was from the city’s location on the north or sunny (“Yang”) side of the Luo River. Being a city with so long a history, Luoyang served as the capital city for nine dynasties over a period of more than 1,500 years, including Xia, Shang, Zhou, Sui and so on.

It has significant influence in China’s culture heritage and has numerous historical sites, such as the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhism temple in China, Longmen Grottoes, which is famous as a treasure house of Buddhist culture and art. Furthermore, Luoyang is famed for its Water Banquet, which consists of eight cold and sixteen warm dishes cooked in different broths, gravies, or juices.


Jiuzhaigou County, once named Nanping County, is a county of Sichuan Province, China. In 1998, it is renamed Jiuzhaigou, because the county consists of nine villages in a valley in Sichuan Province and it is under the administration of the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture. 

This county is mainly famous for the Jiuzhaigou Valley, or the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area which is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, forests, and snow-capped peaks. 

It was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and was awarded the status of UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 1997. 

The valley is a paradise for the wildlife. There are 27 protected rare and endangered species like the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, and more than 140 species birds are inhabitant in this valley. 


Chengdu is the provincial capital of Sichuan Province in Southwest China. It is located on the edge of the Chengdu Plain which is known as the “Country of Heaven” (Tian Fu Zhi Guo). The agriculture in Chengdu really develop well, as a result, it is also called the “Land of Milk and Honey” due to this. One thing you must do in Chengdu is visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 

Chengdu is famed as “the home Town of Giant Panda” which attracts millions of tourists from inland and abroad. Moreover, Chengdu has a history of more than 2,000 years with numerous historical places of interests and relics. 

You can experience the history of Chengdu can go to the Jinsha Site Museum, Sanxingdui Museum, Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Temple, or you can stroll in the Jinli Ancient Street and the Wide and Narrow Alley to relax yourself. Additionally, you’d better not miss the Sichuan Cuisine.


Lijiang, a small city in Yunnan Province, is about 150 kilometers from Burma and about 200 kilometers from Tibet. 

The city is mainly famous for the Old Town of Lijiang which is a beautifully preserved ancient Chinese town. With a long history of more than 800 years, this old town is a UNESCO Heritage Site for the dramatic landscape and rich culture. 

It’s an exceptional ancient town which represents the harmonious fusion between Han and Naxi cultures. 

There are several things that you must do in Lijiang, have a view at the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with superlative natural scenery, the Lugu Lake for visiting the Mosuo People and enjoy the Naxi cuisine are all the best choices for you.


Known as “the City of Eternal Spring” for its equable climate in China, Kunming is one of the must see place in your trip to China. 

It is the capital of Yunnan Province and the political, economical and cultural center of Yunnan. Due to the temperate weather, Kunming attracts domestic and foreign tourists all year round. 

This city was elected among the top 10 best summer resort cities around the world and it was ranked as China’s top summer resort city in 2003 because of its beautiful natural scenery, glorious historical heritages and colorful folk customs. 

You can choose some major scenic spots for visiting, such as Dianchi Lake, Stone Forest, the Village of Ethnic Culture, Grand View Park, etc. Additionally, food in Kunming is also very attractive, the most famous one is Across Bridge Rice.


As the largest city by population in China, Shanghai has its own glamour. No matter what your reason for visiting, Shanghai has something for everyone. 

It is a global financial center as well as a cultural, science and technology center in East China. 

There is no other country like Shanghai that can show the past, present and future of China since it offers an atmosphere that is comprised of both the traditional Chinese culture and the modern Western culture, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, and high-speed and slow-paced. As one of the most popular tourist destination in China, Shanghai is famous for its historical landmarks like The Bund and Yu Garden. Other sites such as the Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Museum and Zhujiajiao are also popular among tourists.


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