Starting in Chongqing, your Sichuan Highlights tour will include 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 – Mount Qingcheng – Jiuzhaigou –Huanglong

Brief itinerary | Sichuan Highlights Tour

Day 1 Arrival Chongqing, half day city tour (No meal)
Day 2 Train to Chengdu then drive to Mount Leshan, transfer to Mount Emei (Breakfast)
Day 3 Mount Emei full day exploration (Breakfast)
Day 4 Drive back to Chengdu, visit an ancient village (Breakfast)
Day 5 Visit the Irrigations system Dujiungyan and Taoist Mount Qingcheng (Breakfast)
Day 6 Chengdu city tour incl. Giant Panda Breeding centre and Sichuan Tea house (Breakfast)
Day 7 Flight to Jiuzhaigou, visit Tibetan family (Breakfast/dinner)
Day 8 Jiuzhaigou full day exploration (Breakfast/dinner)
Day 9 Drive to Huanglong, Huanglong exploration (Breakfast)
Day 10 Transfer to Jiuzhaigou Airport, departure (Breakfast)

Duration: 10 days
Activities level: Moderate to difficult
Transport: Private air-conditioned vehicle, domestic flights, domestic D train
Meals included: 9 hotel breakfasts, 2 hotel dinners
Price: CNY 7490 per double occupancy, single room surcharge: CNY 1575 p. person
Size of group: min. 4 persons

Tour details | Sichuan Highlights Tour
Day 1 Arrival Chongqing, half day city tour (No meal)

Arrive in Chongqing, airport pick up and transfer to hotel, check in. – Your Sichuan Highlights tour starts!
On the half day tour you will visit Huguang Guild Hall, which presents Sichuan opera, which is a type of Chinese opera that is most prevailing in southwest China. Afterwards head to Hongyadong, which 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.

Sichuan Highlights Tour

Day 2 Train to Chengdu, drive to Mount Leshan, transfer to Mount Emei (Breakfast)

In the morning take a train to Chengdu, then drive to Mount 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.
Transfer to Mount Emei which is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious looks like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. 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. Spend the day searching for Sichuan’s delicious, but mouth numbing signature hot pot – spicy hot pot!

Day 3 Mount Emei full day exploration (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).

Day 4 Drive back to Chengdu, visit an ancient village (Breakfast)

In the morning take the sightseeing bus down and transfer back Chengdu.
On the way back, you will visit an ancient village Huanglongxi. Huanglongxi Ancient Town, 40km south of Chengdu, is a charming riverside village whose half-dozen understated Qing-dynasty streets – all narrow, flagstoned and sided in rickety wooden shops – featured in the martial-arts epic Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

Day 5 Visit the Irrigations system Dujiungyan and Taoist Mount Qingcheng (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.  Then you will visit Mount Qingcheng, and as a center of the Taoist religion, it became host to many temples. In 2000, the mountain was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With 36 peaks, the mountain is like a small town, hence the name of Qingcheng, which means green town. In the mountain there are tens of thousands steps leading to the top, the winding path leading to the secluded quiet place. Since ancient times, Mount Qingcheng is famous for its tranquility.

Day 6   Chengdu city tour incl. Giant Panda Breeding centre, Sichuan Tea house (Breakfast)

In the morning, visit the Giant Panda Breeding centre that 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 other beautiful species such as red pandas and black-necked cranes.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Chengdu bazaar and its Tea houses. Tea houses of Sichuan rank first in the world, while those of Chengdu rank first in Sichuan (you can’t find better tea than this in the world!). Here you enjoy such genuine Chinese teas as jasmine, Maofeng and Zhuyeqing, and even Sichuan opera performances as well.

Day 7 Flight to Jiuzhaigou (Breakfast/dinner)

Free time leisure until a drive to the airport and afterwards a flight to Jiuzhaigou. Upon arrival at Jiuzhaigou airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel in Jiuzhaigou.
Jiuzhaigou (literally “Valley of Nine Villages”) in addition to the beautiful scenery, also have nine Tibetan villages both in and just outside of the park.

Day 8 Jiuzhaigou full day 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.

Day 9 Drive to Huanglong, Huanglong exploration (Breakfast)

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.

Day 10 Departure (Breakfast)

Meet at hotel and transfer to airport, departure.

Price: CNY 7490 per double occupancy, single room surcharge: CNY 1575 p. 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

Hotels & Resorts | Sichuan Highlights Tour

Chongqing: Howard Johnson Zhujiang Hotel Chongqing
Hotel is located in Chongqing, 3.1 km from Hongya Cave and 3.2 km from Luohan Temple. Huguang Assembly Hall is 3.7 km away. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a bath or shower.Guanyin Bridge Pedestrian Street is 3.9 km from the hotel. Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport is 20.9 km from the property.

Emeishan Mount: Emeishan Hot Spring Hotel
A few steps from Baoguo Temple,Emeishan Hot Spring Hotel is located in Emeishan City and provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The property is around a 17-minute walk from Emeishan Tour Passenger Transport Centre and 46.7 km from Leidongping. The restaurant serves Chinese cuisine.

Dujiangyan: Howard Johnson Resort
Located in Dujiangyan and with Mount Qingcheng reachable within 20 minutes’ drive, Howard Johnson Conference Resort Chengdu features a variety of on-site entertainment facilities and free WiFi throughout the property. All rooms feature a TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. At the hotel every room comes with a balcony. All units at Howard Johnson Conference Resort have air conditioning and a desk. Branded toiletries and quality bedding are provided for your comfort.

Taoping: Erma Guesthouse

Chengdu Courtyard Hotel
Chengdu Courtyard Hotel is adjacent to the head of four Buddhist tempies,Manjushri Monastery,mercial and cultural of Wenshu spuare.Chengdu Courtyard Hotel is an boutique hotel with art collection and regard intangible cultural hertage as our theme.

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.

Songpan Old House
Built in a local house style and equipped with modern facilities, Songpan Old House provides a great place for travelers to relax and is always praised by clients with its high level of service. For guests traveling with families, this hotel is consistently one of the most popular choices.

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