Jiuzhaigou & Giant Pandas

114: 7 Days Private Tour of Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Huanglong - Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei - Chengdu
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts 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 the earth, Jiuzhaigou
  • Admire the biggest stone carved seated Buddha in the World - 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 outside the baggage claim area at the airport. A comfortable private transfer will take you to the hotel, which has a convenient location. Today you can simply relax at the hotel or explore the nearby area on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
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. After breakfast, we will take you to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where you can observe the pandas eating bamboo, climbing trees and playing with each other. Please make your own arrangements for lunch. Our guide is happy to offer you some suggestions if you need.

After lunch, we visit Jinsha Site Museum. This museum is built at Jinsha archeological site, where many valuable artifacts from more than 3000 years ago including the Golden Sun Bird and Golden Mask have been uncovered. Our guide will then take you to explore the Broad and Narrow Alleys, a good place for a leisurely stroll.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Huanglong
Fly to Jiuzhaigou. Drive to Huanglong, Huanglong National Scenic Reserve, Drive to Jiuzhaigou and stay overnight. (B+L+D)
Huanglong scenery
Huanglong scenery
You will take a morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. After lunch, we will transfer you to Huanglong to spend the rest of the day in the scenic area. Renowned as the fairy land on earth, Huanglong is well known for colorful ponds and waterfalls, snowy mountains, gorgeous valleys and dense forest. The most splendid attraction you will visit is the Multi-colored Pond, which is also the high point of the whole scenic area. This is a romantic place, suitable for a honeymoon. Besides the splendid natural scenery, you will also visit the historical site, Huanglong Monastery. Then we will transfer you 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 Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historical Interest Area, which boasts blue lakes, waterfalls, ancient trees, dense forests, snow-capped mountains and the unique culture of Tibetan and Qiang ethnic groups. The most beautiful lake you will see is the Multi-colored Lake. You can also see one of the most beautiful waterfalls in China - Nuorilang Waterfall, the longest lake and the splendid Pearl Beach. Weather in Jiuzhaigou is changeable, so an umbrella or a raincoat and a warm overcoat are necessary; sunglasses and sun block are also essential.

Today's lunch is not included as there is only one restaurant with buffet style in this area where crowds queue for food. The food and service quality cannot match TCG's standard. We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning and have some fast food for lunch. 

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei
Fly to Chengdu, Chengdu-Leshan-Mt. Emei transfer, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei. (B+L+D)
Take a morning flight back to Chengdu. After having lunch in Chengdu City, we will transfer 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 71 meters high (233 feet) and has three meters long (11 feet) fingers and eights meter long (about 27 feet) instep. Continue the route 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 Baoguo Temple and Wannian Temple on 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, abundant plants, precious trees, curious monkeys and Buddhist temples. Sheltered by ancient pines and cypresses, 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 Mt. Emei, Wannian Temple, with a history of more than 1,600 years. Return to Chengdu after the day excursion.

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 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.

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
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts 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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