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Starting in Chengdu you will visit some of the most magnificent and breathtaking scenic spots in all of China. Meet the Giant Panda and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jiuzhaigou Valley. The national park is famous for its lakes, stunning waterfalls and unique wildlife. Marvel at the Giant Buddha in Leshan and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Emei. At the end of your journey you will experience the traditional Sichuan town life, while walking the streets of Wutongqiao.

    Destinations: Chongqing-Mount Leshan-Mount Emei-Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong

    Tour description
    On this trip you will spend nine days, enjoying the beautiful countryside and highlights of Sichuan. Starting in Chengdu you will visit some of the most magnificent and breathtaking scenic spots in all of China. Meet the Giant Panda and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Jiuzhaigou Valley. The national park is famous for its lakes, stunning waterfalls and unique wildlife. Marvel at the Giant Buddha in Leshan and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Emei. At the end of your journey you will experience the traditional Sichuan town life, while walking the streets of Wutongqiao.

    Brief itinerary
    Day 1 Arrival Chongqing, half day tour in Chongqing (No meal)
    Day 2 Take D Train to Chengdu, drive to Mt Leshan, then to Mt Emei (Breakfast)
    Day 3 Mt Emei full day exploration (Breakfast)
    Day 4 Back to Chengdu, visit an ancient village HuanglongXi (Breakfast)
    Day 5 Visit the Irrigations system Dujiungyan and Mt. Qingcheng (Breakfast)
    Day 6 Chengdu city tour incl.visiting Panda Breeding center, Sichuan Tea house (Breakfast)
    Day 7 Flight to Jiuzhaigou (Breakfast/dinner)
    Day 8 Jiuzhaigou Exploration (Breakfast/dinner)
    Day 9 Drive to Huanglong, Huanglong Exploration (Breakfast)
    Day 10 departure (Breakfast)

    Duration: 10 days
    Tour valid: 01/03/2017 - 30/11/2017
    Private departure: daily
    Activities level: Moderate to difficult
    Transport: Private air-conditioned vehicle, domestic flights, domestic D train
    Meals: 9 hotel breakfasts, 2 hotel dinners
    Price: CNY 7490 per person
    Size of group: min. 4 persons

    - All transfers incl. airport hotel round transfers
    - 9 nights' hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with daily breakfast
    - D train ticket with standard seats, Chongqing to Chengdu
    - Domestic flight ticket with eco class, Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou
    - Sightseeing tours, entrance fee
    - English speaking local guide during the whole trip
    Day 1 Arrival Chongqing, half day tour in Chongqing (No meal)
    Arrive in Chongqing, airport pick up and transfer to hotel, check in.

    Half day tour you will visit Huguang Guild Hall, Sichuan opera is a type of the oldest Chinese opera mostprevailing in southwest China. In contemporary opera, performers wave their arms and twist their heads, and their painted masks are changed again and again, much to the astonishment and amusement of the audience.

    Then you will visit Hongyadong. Hongyadong offers much in the way of natural eye candy. Next to the Yangtze River and the Jialing River, it offers spectacular views of both water and city. In Chongqing, residences with river views are in high demand; and under the curtain of night, Hongyadong becomes a shiny focal spot of the landscape.

    Day 2 Drive to Leshan, visit the Buddha, transfer to Emeishan (Breakfast/)
    In the morning take train to Chengdu, then drive to Leshan. The Leshan Giant Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year’s construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world with a 71-meter height. Construction was started in AD 713, led by a Chinese monk named Haitong. He hoped that the Buddha would calm the turbulent waters that plagued the shipping vessels traveling down the river.

    Transfer to Mount Emei in the later afternoon. Mount Emei which is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious looks like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. It is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China, under the patronship of bodhisattva Samantabhadra. With altitude 3099m, it also claims the title of the Most Beautiful Mountain in the Sichuan province, which is known for its mountainous and scenic landscapes bordering the Tibetan plateau. Overnight on the foot of the mountain

    Day 3 Emeishan (Breakfast)
    In the morning transfer to the Shuttle Bus Station along, and take the bus to Leidongping (52 kilometers zigzag mountain road), then visit the Golden Summit and Huazang Si.

    After the visit, walk down and take bus to visit Wanian Si Temple in the middle of the mountain. And then trek down to experience the beautiful scenery along the mountain lane, pass by Qingyinge and finally stop walking at Wuxiangang Shuttle Bus Station and transfer to the Hotel (at the foot of the mountain). Whole day’s visit takes about 8 hours.

    Day 4 Chengdu, Giant Panda Base visit (Breakfast)
    In the morning take the sightseeing bus down and transfer back Chengdu. The distance from Mount Emei to Chengdu is 220 km takes about 3.5 hours.

    In the afternoon visit Giant Panda Base. This Breeding research centre is situated on the Axe Hill 10 kilometers from the north suburb of Chengdu City. It covers an area of 600 acres. The environment here is exquisitely designed; the air is refreshing with the bamboo growing luxuriantly and flocks of wild birds flying around. There are 39 giant pandas and tens of specious animals such as red pandas and black-necked cranes. The Giant Panda Museum, Butterfly Exhibit Hall and Vertebrae Animal Exhibit are located in the Base.

    Day 5 Drive to Irrigations system Dujiungyan + Taoping village (Breakfast)
    Today you will visit Dujiangyan irrigation system. Dujiangyan is the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world; and a wonder in the development of Chinese science. The project consists of three important parts, namely Yuzui, Feishayan and Baopingkou scientifically designed to automatically control the water flow of the rivers from the mountains to the plains throughout the year.
    Drive about 2 hours to visit Taoping Qiang Minority Stocked Tower village. Taoping Qiang Village is known as the Mysterious Oriental Castle for its unique builings and complicated roads. With a long history of more than 2000 years, the village still keeps traditional atmosphere. It is the best place to explore Qiang ethnic group's history, culture, art and custom. We will visit the old village and the new village.

    Day 6 Chengdu bazar, Sichuan Tea house, hot pot dinner (Breakfast)
    Transfer back to Chengu in the morning. The distance from Mount Emei to Chengdu is 180 km takes about 2.5 hours.

    Afternoon visit Chengdu bazar and Tea houses. Tea houses of Sichuan rank first in the world, while those of Chengdu rank first in Sichuan. Tea houses play an important role in the lives of natives. Distributed throughout the city, tea houses are far more than places for drinking tea. They are places for relaxation and social activities, and even more, as a reflection of local life. Here one may enjoy such genuine Chinese teas as jasmine, Maofeng and Zhuyeqing, and Sichuan opera performances as well.

    Hot pot dinner as option: Hot pot is the most famous and favorite dish in Sichuan. Sichuan local people consider the hot pot a local specialty, which is noted for its peppery and hot taste, powerful yet fresh and tender. Traditionally Hot Pot is eaten in the cold months. The boiling liquid, meat, and spices all contribute to the warming of the body and soul, instantly taking the chill out of winter. But now people don’t mind what season it is, Hot Pot is welcome at any time.

    Day 7 Flight to Jiuzhaigou, Jiuzhaigou Exploration(Breakfast/Dinner)
    Free time at leisure until drive to the airport and fly to Jiuzhaigou. Upon arrival at Jiuzhaigou airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel in Jiuzhaigou. From Jiuzhaigou airport to your hotel, drive 90 km for about 1.5 hours.

    Then you wii visit Tibetan family, The Tibetans mainly reside in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China as well as in Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces. The Tibetan is one of old ethnic groups in China.

    Hotel dinner in the evening

    Day 8 Jiuzhaigou exploration (Breakfast/Dinner)
    Full day’s exploration in Jiuzhaigou Valley. Free shuttle bus from one scenic spot to another is provided in the valley, you can also enjoy the valley on foot.
    Jiuzhai Valley is a national park best known for its fabled blue and green lakes, spectacular waterfalls, narrow conic karst land forms and its unique wildlife. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992; the park joined the Man and Biosphere Conservation Network in 1997 and has also received IUCN, Green Globe and ISO 14,001 accreditations.

    Situated in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Jiuzhaigou (Nine-villages Valley) is listed as a World Natrual Heritage and reputed as a “fairyland” with its fantastic natural view. As the water, the “soul of Jiuzhaigou”, is purely and crystal-like clear and rich in colors, there goes the saying that no water is worth your attention after your visit to Jiuzhaigou. The water, the reflection on the bank, the stone mill, the Tibetan villages, the Buddhist streamers and the songs and dances of the Tibetan and Qiang people constitute the unique tourist culture of Jiuzhaigou. 114 green lakes, 47 springs, 17 over flying waterfall groups, 11 sections of turbulent streams, 5 Karst shoals, vast primitive forest and three Tibetan villages are distributed among the three valleys.

    Day 9 Drive to Huanglong (Breakfast)
    In the morning Drive to Huanglong, Huang Long, meaning "Yellow Dragon", was denominated a special scenic spot of China in 1982 and entered into "The Natural Legacy Lists of the World" in 1992. Huang Long includes Huang Long Valley, Danyun Gorge, Snow Treasure Peak.

    From Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong, drive 130 kms for about 2.5 hours. In the Huanglong Park, about 4 hours spent for visiting.

    Day 10 Departure (Breakfast)
    Meet at hotel and transfer to airport, departure.

    City: Chongqing
    BeijingHotel Name: Chongqing 88 Park Hotel
    Information: 88 Park Hotel are well-appointed and provide all the essential amenities including slippers, a refrigerator and tea and coffee making facilities
    Location: It is located on Eling Zheng Road, The hotel is just a short walk from Eling Park. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is just a 40-minute drive from the 88 Park Hotel.

    City: Mount Emei
    BeijingHotel Name: Phoenix Lake Hotel (Fenghuanghu Hotel)
    Information: he rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, a refrigerator and a plasma / LCD TV. Guests have the option of requesting a non-smoking room. All rooms are air conditioned and come with a ceiling fan and free local calls.
    Location: Located in the BaoGuo Temple (Baoguosi) Scenic Area, a short walk up a hill at the end of the main street in Emeishan Mingshan Road, near the Baoguo Temple parking lot.

    City: Chengdu
    BeijingHotel Name: Garden city Hotel
    Information: Local tourist attractions such as Tianfu Square, Sichuan Museum of Science and Technology and Chengdu City Sports Center are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are Renmin Park (Chengdu), Wuhou Ci and Du Fu Caotang.
    Location: Located near the centre of Chengdu.

    City: Chengdu
    BeijingHotel Name: Taoping guest house
    Information: Taoping guest house
    Location: Taoping village

    City: Jiuzhaigou
    BeijingHotel Name: Jiuzhaigou Sanroyal International Hotel
    Information: This Jiuzhaigou hotel's feature restaurant can seat up to 400 guests and serves Cantonese, Sichuan and Tibetan cuisines. Guests may also head over to teahouse to enjoy snacks and tea.
    Location: Located among rolling, green mountains, the hotel offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Rooms in this Tibetan-accented hotel offer all of the standard amenities.

    City: Huanglong
    BeijingHotel Name: Huanglong Taiyanghe International Hotel
    Information:This was recommended as the best hotel in town and had a price to match.
    Location: The hotel is considered as the best in town.

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