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Venture off the tourist trail and experience rural life on this full-day tour from Chengdu. Practice your haggling skills at a traditional market, then enjoy a 1-hour hike to the village of Chen Jia Xiang, where you can meet the villagers and immerse yourself in local life. After a delicious homemade lunch (included) at a local farmhouse, hike back to your vehicle and journey to the ancient town of Huanglongxi. Admire Huanglongxi’s Ming and Qing-era architecture and beautiful temples, then stop at a traditional teahouse, before heading back to Chengdu.


  • Private Huanglongxi day trip and countryside trek from Chengdu
  • Browse for produce at a local market
  • Trek 1-1.5 hours each way on a scenic mountain trail
  • Socialize at a teahouse in the rural village of Chen Jia Xiang
  • Walk along ancient streets in Huanglongxi Ancient Town
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch at a local farmhouse
  • Drive with a professional English-speaking guide by private vehicle

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Huanglongxi Ancient Town and Countryside Trekking from Chengdu

Private Tour: Huanglongxi Ancient Town and Countryside Trekking from Chengdu

Upon pickup from your Chengdu hotel in the morning, drive by private vehicle for approximately 1 hour to a village market. You'll receive a bit of money from your guide to bargain for fresh vegetables, and use mostly body language to talk with the vendors. Experience authentic village life as you try communicating with the locals, but don't worry — your guide will assist you when needed!

Then hop back in the car and zigzag up a mountain road to the starting point of your countryside trek. Hike with your guide for an hour on a small path through a valley and mountain ridge, passing farmland, an orchard, brushwood and bridges while friendly people greet you along the way.

When you reach the village of Chen Jia Xiang, visit a local farmhouse and enjoy a Chinese lunch in the courtyard. Your meal includes pork and vegetable dishes prepared fresh from produce bought at the market. After lunch, visit the village teahouse and spend some time with local elders and children, learning how to play cards. If you meet any villagers doing farm work afterward, your guide will help you to join them if you'd like.

In the afternoon, you’ll take a different route on your 1.5-hour return trek, hiking up and down along a mountain path by a reservoir until you reach your vehicle. Then transfer to your next destination — Huanglongxi Ancient Town — for a stroll around its well-preserved stone streets, built during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911). Pass three ancient temples as well as historical residences along the central lane.

Relax at a riverside teahouse for another sip (own expense) before heading back to your Chengdu hotel, a 1-hour drive by private vehicle.

Customer Reviews

vivienne b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

This was a magical day. Highly recommend. Our trip to the market, trekking, lunch and then the ancient village ...All Brilliant.
Our guide Sam absolutely brilliant

Julia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a fabulous tour for anyone who wants to get out into the Chinese countryside. Guide was local and knew exactly where to go, had lots of information about the local rural life, agriculture, plants, lifestyle. I have been in China for 3 months now, and my best meal was at the local farmhouse that hosted us for lunch. We bought a mushroom from an elderly lady along the way and the farmhouse host cooked it, along with lotus root, chicken and vegetables for lunch - not oily or salty like city/restaurant chinese food. This day is one of the best days I spent in China!

Suchirana S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

i had a great time in the countryside. the trekking bit could have been more intense than a village walk. but overall very good tour.

Bart Netherlands

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

Nice roundtrip at the countryside, visiting local market, walking at the country side, diner at the farm, which was pretty nice.

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