Panda Base with Mt. Emei

CD03: 5 Days Private Tour of Chengdu - Leshan Buddha - Mt. Emei
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Day 1 Arrival in Chengdu
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
Our guide will greet you outside the arrival hall at Chengdu Airport and then transfer you to register in the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Chengdu
Giant Panda Base, Wide and Narrow Alley, Jinsha Site Museum. (B)
A giant panda munching on bamboos
This morning will be devoted to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda. It should be the first stop if you take China panda tours. It includes a fodder room, sleeping quarters, a medical station, research laboratories and a training center, all of which ensure pandas live in their home habitats to the largest extent. Here, you could appreciate the adorable pandas playing, eating bamboos and climbing trees in real life or even hold one if interested (holding fee is not included). Then you will be guided to the Wide and Narrow Alley, an ancient city alley with many tradtional courtyards. Some of courtyards have been coverted to restaurants, pubs, teahouses and stores.

Afterwards, you will be taken to visit the Jinsha Site Museum. This museum is built to protect and display the archaeological finds of Jinsha Site, which probably dates back to about 3,000 years ago. Enjoy the huge amount of exhibits and gain some insight into Chinese life and rituals at that time. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei
Leshan Giant Buddha. Drive to Mt. Emei. (B+L+D)
In the morning, you will be driven to Leshan with a comfortable private van. Take boat to appreciate the Giant Buddha, a sitting stone statue of Maitreya carved on a cliff at the confluence of Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River. Measuring about 233-feet high, this Buddha with serious expression is the largest stone Buddha in the world whose carving work took about 90 years. Afterwards, you will travel to Mt. Emei and register in the 5-star hotel at its foot. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Mt. Emei - Chengdu
Baoguo Temple, Wannian Temple on Mt. Emei. Drive back to Chengdu. (B+L)
Leshan Giant Buddha
The private itinerary today will focus on Mt. Emei itself and two renowned temples on it, Baoguo Temple and Wannian Temple. As one of the four most famous Buddhist mountains in China, Mt. Emei boasts temples and gathers Buddhist culture. In addition, owing to its majestic cliffs, deep valleys, flying waterfalls, sea cloud and verdant forests, the mountain has been reputed as 'a beauty spot under heaven' by Chinese people since ancient times. Situated at the foot of Mt. Emei, Baoguo Temple is the largest temple on Mt. Emei and known as the No.1 scenic spot on the mountain. It is a magnificent architecture complex with a succession of four temple halls, which are shaded with green pines and luxuriant cypresses. The exquisite pavilions and beautiful gardens can also be seen here. Wannian Temple is one of the oldest temples on Mt. Emei which houses rich Buddhist cultural relics. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Attention: According to the official news, the Wannian Cable Car running between the parking lot to the Wannian Temple in Mt. Emei is under renovating from Oct 28, 2017 to Apr 10, 2018. During this period, travelers have to make an average hike around one hour up to the temple. You may also choose to visit the Golden Summit instead to avoid the hiking. Your travel consultant will make the relevant arrangement according to your preference.
Day 5 Departure from Chengdu
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice onward journey! (B)
Our guide and driver will see you off at the airport today. Hope next time we still have the chance to serve you again. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ChengduGrand Hyatt Chengdu Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Mt. emeiBuilding No. 5 of Hongzhushan Hotel Mountain-view RoomBuilding No. 5 of Hongzhushan Mountain-view Room
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Callum from UNITED KINGDOM | Jan. 12, 2020 14:48Reply
Travel on different airlines
Hi there!
I'm looking at Flight direct to Chengdu on Asiana or Air China (ICN>CTU) stay for 3 days then CTU>HKG on Cathay Pacific - is this acceptable despite different airlines? Thanks :)
Answers (1)
Answered by ZUPAN | Jan. 13, 2020 14:03

Yes, this is perfectly allowed and it was allowed since the introduction of visa free policy. Just to conclude that your itinerary is definitely eligible for 144 hour visa free transit in Chengdu area and you don't need any kind of visa. You will just print out your flight tickets and an accommodation booking confirmation for at least for the first overnight in Chengdu area.
Asked by shirley from KOREA | Dec. 12, 2019 23:11Reply
Hello, I am an Irish passport holder living in Korea and want to tour China
Dear Sir/Madam
I am an Irish passport holder and live in South Korea. I wish to travel to Chengdu in China in February for approx 6 7 days. Please advise me on how to gain a visa for entry into China. Thank you
Answers (3)
Answered by Nancy from UNITED KINGDOM | Dec. 16, 2019 17:25

Shirley, if you only want to visit Chengdu, actually you can make use of the 144h visa-free transit by arranging a qualified transit route.
Answered by shirley from SOUTH KOREA | Dec. 16, 2019 17:38

Thank you for your reply. May I ask what do you mean exactly by a 'qualified transit route'?
I will be flying from Incheon South Korea to Chengdu (although I have yet to book a ticket, most flights are not direct and require a lay over) would this affect my 144 bhour visa free privileges in Chengdu?
Thank you,
Answered by Nancy | Dec. 17, 2019 17:08

A qualified transit route requires you to fly from country A to China and then to country C.
I see there are direct flights from Incheon to Chengdu, so you can arrange your route like Incheon - Chengdu - Macau - Incheon, so that you will be eligible for the 144h visa-free transit.
Asked by Nick from NETHERLANDS | Nov. 23, 2019 00:11Reply
Weekend trip

Little question.

Is it possible to do a round trip ( +/- 96 hours or 72 hours) from Amsterdam - Chengdu. Chengdu - Amsterdam whitout a Visa or transit visa? Tourist only.

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by ZUPAN | Nov. 23, 2019 01:12

Unfortunately, this is not possible because your itinerary is just a simple round trip and not a transit. The rule for any visa free transit option says: The immediate cities to the Chinese destination have to be in different countries. As you can see, your immediate cities are in reality one city in one country - Amsterdam in Netherlands.

If you wish to retain this itinerary, you will have to obtain a Chinese tourist (L) visa. Of course, you can also rearrange your flight itinerary to become eligible. You can something like this:

Amsterdam - Chengdu - Hong Kong - Amsterdam

The above mentioned flight is definitely eligible for 144 hour visa free transit in Chengdu area. Also, 72 hour visa free transit in Chengdu has been replaced by 144 hour visa free transit.
Asked by Kico from INDONESIA | Oct. 23, 2019 09:10Reply
I plan to go Chengdu this December 28 - 5 January... Is there any probability raining?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jackson from UKRAINE | Oct. 27, 2019 19:20

Based on the previous weather statistics, the temperature may range from 0C to 10C. There may have several rainy days. But generally speaking, it won't influence the sightseeing a lot. :)
Asked by Eric from USA | Sep. 16, 2019 15:23Reply
Kathmandu -> Chengdu -> Los Angeles ?
I will need to fly a KLM Flying Blue partner for this flight from Chengdu to Los Angeles.

China Eastern qualifies for this.

When I go to China Eastern to look at their flights it lists Shanghai as a “transfer” point between CHG and LAX. I think I will be changing planes at Shanghai but not leaving leaving the airport through security.

Does this qualify for the 144 hour visa in Chengdu?

I’m pretty sure based on above that the answer is going to be “no”...
Answers (1)
Answered by Michael from USA | Sep. 24, 2019 00:49

No, I am afraid not. You can have only one stop in mainland China.
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