9 Days Panda, Mt. Qingcheng, Leshan & Emei, Jiuzhaigou Valley

Bifeng Gorge is not only ideal for you to observe giant pandas, but also a paradise for glimpsing the enticing landscape. It consists of two major valleys, the left one extending 7 kilometers and the right one 6 kilometers. The two valleys form a V-shaped area that is an ideal summer resort for holiday relaxation. Among rising peaks in the valley, ten are capped with snow all year round. The lowest part of the valley is dotted with 114 lakes of different sizes, 17 waterfalls, 5 calcium ponds, 47 springs and 11 torrents. The beauty of the landscape is beyond imagination. During you stay in Sichuan you’ll also have a chance to visit Emei Mountain. It is known as one of the four most famous Buddhist Mountains in China and was placed on the list of the world natural and cultural heritage sites with Leshan Giant Buddha in 1996.

Trip Highlights

  • Meet adorable giant pandas
  • Explore Sichuan’s arts and culture
  • Sample the variety of hot numbing SIchuan food

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Upon arrival in Chengdu, you’ll meet your personal guide and driver at the arrival hall and head for the hotel. You’ll have a chance to walk along Jinli Ancient Street and try some delicious local snacks.

  • Hotels: Buddha Zen Hotel Chengdu, Fairmont Chengdu, Grand Hyatt Chengdu
Giant pandasGiant pandas

Today you’ll embark on a full day trip to Bifengxia Valley Scenic Area to see pandas at up close. The ride takes about two hours. There are more than 80 pandas living in the valley, which gives you a chance to hold a panda for pictures at an additional cost. Bifeng Valley also boasts of luxurious vegetation, steep valleys and numerous waterfalls. Lunch is later arranged in a scenic area.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Sichuan Opera (Jinpi Gundeng)Sichuan Opera (Jinpi Gundeng)

After waking you’ll ride about 1.5 hours to visit Mt. Qingcheng. It is one of the four Taoist mountains in China and is divided into front mountain and back mountain. Front mountain is mainly composed of Taoist palaces and halls while back mountain is mostly natural landscapes. Visiting the front mountain includes a boat cruise on Yuecheng Lake. What you’re able to do is dependent on your interest. After lunch you’ll continue to the ancient irrigation system, known as Dujiangyan. Dujiangyan was first built in Qin Dynasty (256 BC) by local officer Li Bing and his son. It is the greatest and oldest of its kind remaining in the world. The special design of Yuzui water-dividing Dike, the Feishayan Spillway and the Baopingkou Water Inlet promises function as flood control, irrigation and shipping.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Get up early to catch a flight to Jiuzhaigou Scenic and Historic Interest Area. At arrival, your personal guide and driver will meet and greet you. Together, you will ride for two hours along the bumpy roads nearby Snow Mountain Ridge (4007m, highest point on the way) towards Huanglong Scenic Area. The Huanlong Scenic area has various colorful ponds formed by calcite deposits. Other highlights of the area include dense forests, snow peaks, valleys and waterfalls. After, you’ll continue riding for about an hour to Jiuzhaigou Valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: InterContinental Resort Jiuzhai Paradise, New Jiuzhai Hotel, Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort
Jiuzhaigou ValleyJiuzhaigou Valley

Upon awaking a walking tour is given in Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historic Interest Area. The famed Jiuzhaigou Valley, also called Fairyland, is composed of Shuzheng valley, Rize valley and The Zaru Valley (Tibetan rural scenery). Shuttle bus rides are served in the Valley. Lunch is later arranged in the Valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Jiuzhaigou ValleyJiuzhaigou Valley

You’ll spend the morning exploring the Valley. Lunch is provided and followed by a two-hour drive to the airport. Once you reach the airport you can catch a flight back to Chengdu. Your guide and driver in Chengdu will escort you back to the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Jiuzhaigou ValleyJiuzhaigou Valley

You’ll ride for about two hours to Leshan to visit the largest rock carving Buddha in the world called Leshan Giant Buddha. The Buddha stands at the center of three rivers easing the river current to prevent floods. The Buddha has a height of 71 meters. After lunch at a local fine restaurant, you’ll ride for an hour to Mt. Emei for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Century Sunshine Hotel Emeishan, Emeishan Huasheng Hotel, JZ Hotel Emei
Leshan Giant BuddhaLeshan Giant Buddha

Take the shared shuttle bus for about an hour to Wannian Temple. The cable car carries you up for a hike to the temple where you will see the tooth relic of Buddha, Pattra-leaf Scripture and Imperial Stamp in Wish-making Building. An hour hike to Qingyin Pavilion towards Wuxiangang parking lot to see wild monkeys. Take the shuttle bus down for lunch then visit Baoguo Temple before heading back to Chengdu city.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Emei Golden SummitEmei Golden Summit

Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your next destination.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Giant pandas in the reserveGiant pandas in the reserve

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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