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9-day Chengdu Culture Tour with Extension to Mount Siguniang

Tour code: CD-07   

Tour Overview:

An in-depth cultural journey to Chengdu with extension tour to breathtaking Mount Siguniang and remote quaint Danba Tibetan Town in Sichuan. Explore the enchanting Pingle Old Town and experience the Chengdu local way of living habits and values by joining various local activities, like playing mahjong, playing ping-pong, cooking food in the local family, visiting local schools…

9-day Chengdu Culture Tour with Extension to Mount Siguniang

Detailed Itinerary

Day1 Chengdu Arrival - Pingle Old Town (L, D)

Meet your tour guide and driver at the airport and transfer to Pingle Old Town (2-hour drive), one of the lesser-known yet enticing ancient towns of Chengdu, featuring well-preserved Qing Dynasty architectures, as well as the old streets, old temples and ancient music. In the afternoon, we'll hike through the Lugou Bamboo Forest for fresh air and tranquil atmosphere.

Accommodation in Pingle Old Town

Tour to Chengdu ancient town

Day2 Pingle Old Town – Chengdu (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we'll drive back to Chengdu. Visit one or two real estate sales centers to gain a better understanding on China's property market. Lunch is Chengdu specialty food at local restaurant. After a short rest, have a biking trip around downtown Chengdu to experience the local life. Later, enjoy cups of tea at a traditional tea house with the laid-back ambience. Dinner is Chengdu specialty food at local restaurant. Afterwards, watch and join the local public group dancing (usually dozens of people dancing together) – locals dance every day to build up the body and keep fit. Then see a movie (original English movie) in the cinema with the locals. 

Accommodation in Chengdu

Day3 Chengdu (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we'll visit a local family, and go to the morning market to buy fresh food materials. Then visit the kindergarten of the community, and have fun with the kids who may speak a little English. Come back to the family and help them to make authentic Chengdu dishes for lunch. After a rest at hotel, continually experience the Chengdu local life by visiting the Wangjiang Park and learn how to play Mahjong. Then pay a visit to the Sichuan University (alternative afternoon activity to take a part-time job, please contact us for details). After dinner and have some rest, join the locals to play table tennis or badminton in community activity center.

Accommodation in Chengdu

Chengdu highlights tour

Day4 Chengdu – Rilong Town (B, L, D)

After breakfast, drive to Rilong Town in the Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture (about 8-hour drive) for the Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area, which consists of Mt. Siguniang (Four Girls Mountain), Shuangqiao Valley (Double Bridges Valley), Changping Valley and Haizi Valley. Mt. Siguniang is one the most famous mountains in China and offer unforgettable mountain hiking trips.

Accommodation at Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area

Day5 Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area (B, L, D)

Shuangqiao Valley and Changping Valley hiking: we'll walk through the long stretches of virgin forests, see the four peaks of Mt. Siguniang and experience the Jiarong Tibetan cultural traditions, by visiting Zhangmu Tibetan village, ancient Gelugpa Monastery, 'dead tree beach', etc.

Accommodation at Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area

Day6 Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area (B, L, D)

Haizi Valley hiking: Haizi Valley feature native meadows and a wealth of ponds, such as Flower Pond, Husband and Wife Pond, Big Pond. Ancient fish from the Quaternary Period survives even today and become the living fossil.

Accommodation at Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area

Tour to Mt. Siguniang

Day7 Siguniang Mountain Scenic Area – Danba Town (B, L, D)

Transfer to Danba Town and explore the most beautiful and greatest concentration of Tibetan villages in China with distinctive Tibetan dwellings. Travel to Jiaju Tibetan Village and Zhonglu Tibetan Village for the Neolithic remains and serene atmosphere, and pay a visit a local Tibetan family to better know local life.

Accommodation in Danba Town

Day8 Danba Town – Chengdu (B, L, D)

Drive back to Chengdu. Dinner is hot pot at a local restaurant, a must-try food in Chengdu. Free time at night, when you can stroll around to enjoy the wonderful night life of Chengdu.

Trip to Danba Tibetan Town in Sichuan

Day9 Chengdu Departure (B)

Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport in time. Fly to your next destination.

Guide Price

The above tour costs per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin room.
Included ServicesNon-included Services
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport; International/domestic flights or trains;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide; Excess luggage charge (the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Accommodations with daily breakfast; Personal expense;
Meals specified in the itinerary as B=breakfast,L=lunch, D=dinner; Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Admission fees.Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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