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.
- 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.
Buddha Zen Hotel Chengdu,
Grand Hyatt Chengdu
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.
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.
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.
InterContinental Resort Jiuzhai Paradise,
New Jiuzhai Hotel,
Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort
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.
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.
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.
Century Sunshine Hotel Emeishan,
Emeishan Huasheng Hotel,
JZ Hotel Emei
Leshan 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.
Emei Golden Summit
Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your next destination.
Giant pandas in the reserve
- 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.
- 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.