Jiuzhaigou & Giant Pandas

114: 7 Days Private Tour of Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Huanglong - Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei - Chengdu
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Tour Highlights:
  • Have a once in a life chance to get close to the incredibly cute treasure - Pandas
  • Enjoy the dreamlike scenery of the wonderland on earth, Jiuzhaigou
  • Admire the biggest stone carved seated Buddha in the world - the Leshan Giant Buddha
  • Visit Mt. Emei, one of the most scenic and sacred Buddhist mountains in China
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Pandas munching on bamboosHuanglong sceneryJiuzhaigou Valley scenic areaJiuzhaigou
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Day 1 Arrival in Chengdu
Welcome to Chengdu! Your 7 days Sichuan tour itinerary starts when our guide greets you at the airport. A comfortable private transfer will take you to the well-located hotel for check-in. Today you can simply relax at the hotel or explore the nearby area freely.
Day 2 Chengdu
Pandas munching on bamboos
Pandas munching on bamboos
For many people, the first thing to do in Chengdu is to see the adorable pandas. At present, there are only around 1,500 pandas in the world, and most of them live in Sichuan, China. After breakfast, we will set out early to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where you can observe the pandas eating bamboo, climbing trees and playing with each other. They are usually active in the morning, so an early start is essential. After the panda tour, you can make your own arrangement for lunch. Our guide is happy to offer you some suggestions.

In the afternoon, we proceed to visit the Jinsha Site Museum. This museum was built at the Jinsha archeological site, where many valuable artifacts from more than 3000 years ago, including the Golden Sun Bird and Golden Mask, have been uncovered. Later, we will take you to explore the Broad and Narrow Alleys, a good place for a leisurely stroll. Should you feel tired, find yourself a nice tea house to relax and enjoy.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou by Flight, Drive to Huanglong
Fly to Jiuzhaigou. Drive to Huanglong, Huanglong National Scenic Reserve, Drive to Jiuzhaigou and stay overnight. (B+L+D)
Huanglong scenery
Huanglong scenery
After breakfast, we will see you off for your morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Our local guide and driver in Jiuzhaigou will pick you up and then transfer you to Huanglong to spend the rest of the day in this scenic area. Renowned as the fairy land on earth, Huanglong is well known for the colorful ponds and waterfalls, snowy mountains, gorgeous valleys and dense forest. The most splendid attraction would be the Multi-colored Pond, the highlight of the whole scenic area. This is a romantic place, suitable for honeymoon. You will also visit the historical site of the Huanglong Monastery before being transferred to Jiuzhaigou for a two-night stay.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Jiuzhaigou
Multi-coloured Lake, Nuorilong Waterfall, Long Lake, Pearl Beach. (B+D)
Jiuzhaigou Valley scenic area
Jiuzhaigou Valley scenic area
You will have a full day trip to the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historical Interest Area, which boasts blue lakes, waterfalls, ancient trees, dense forests, snow-capped mountains and the unique cultures of Tibetan and Qiang ethnic groups. The most beautiful lake you will see is the Multi-colored Lake. Be amazed by one of the most beautiful waterfalls in China - the Nuorilang Waterfall, the longest lake and the splendid Pearl Beach. Weather in Jiuzhaigou is unpredictable. Hence, have an umbrella or a raincoat ready and a warm overcoat is recommended; sunglasses and sun block are also essential.

Today's lunch is not included as there is only one buffet restaurant inside; there are always crowds queuing for food. The food and service quality cannot match TCG's standard. Thus, we suggest you have a heavy breakfast at the hotel this morning and pack some fast food for lunch.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Fly back to Chengdu, Drive to Leshan & Mt. Emei
Fly to Chengdu, Chengdu-Leshan-Mt. Emei transfer, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei. (B+L+D)
You will take a morning flight back to Chengdu today. After having lunch in the city, we will proceed to Leshan Mountain and take a boat to visit Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest statue of Maitreya in the world. Carved in the Tang Dynasty, about 1,300 years ago, the statue is seventy-one meters high (233 feet) and has three meters long (11 feet) fingers and eight meters long (about 27 feet) instep. Afterwards, continue your trip to Mt. Emei and check in at the hotel upon arrival.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Mt. Emei - Chengdu
Baoguo Temple, Wannian Temple, Drive back to Chengdu. (B+L)
You will visit the Mt. Emei today. As one of the four most famous Buddhist Mountains in China, Mt. Emei is 3,099 meters high (10,167 feet) at its highest peak, boasting a splendid landscape, abundance of plants, precious trees, curious monkeys and Buddhist temples. Sheltered by ancient pines and cypresses, the Baoguo Temple is the first attraction on Mt. Emei, housing many Buddhist treasures. As you climb to the middle section of the mountain, you will see one of the oldest temples on the mountain, the Wannian Temple, with a history of more than 1,600 years. Return to Chengdu after the day excursion.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Departure from Chengdu
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Your private Sichuan tour ends today. Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport according to your outbound flight schedule. We wish you a pleasant journey.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ChengduGrand Hyatt Chengdu Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
JiuzhaigouSheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort New Jiuzhai Hotel
EmeiBuilding No. 5 of Hongzhushan Mountain-view RoomBuilding No. 5 of Hongzhushan Mountain-view Room
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  • 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
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Lunches and dinners as itinerary specifies
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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