China travel map - Sichuan Highlights Tour

This China tour includes all the highlights in Sichuan, such as impeccable natural scenery of Jiuzhaigou valley, world cultural and heritage site of Leshan giant Buddha & Mountain Emei, beautiful lakes of Huanglong, Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu, Wannian Buddhist Temple, Dujiangyan, Mt.Qingcheng… All of these popular scenic spots will certainly leave you an unforgetable exprience of Sichuan tour.

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Destinations: Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu - Mt. Emei - Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Chengdu

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Upon your arrival at Chengdu rail station or airport, you will be greeted by your private tour guide, and then take a short walk to meet your driver. Enjoy the private transfer from airport to hotel, and enjoy the rest of day by yourself.

Chengdu is the hometown of giant panda, and features longstanding history and civilization. The foods are excellent. The popular two-flavor hot pot can’t be missed here. For the rest of the day, you may explore the city on your own pace.

Depart Chengdu temporarily, as you embark your flight to Jiuzhaigou. Upon arrival at the Jiuzhi Huanglong Airport, you will be transferred to visit Huanglong National Park, which is the only well-protected plateau wetland in China and especially famous for its colorful lakes. Guided by your guide to walk around, discovering the “Yellow Dragon Valley”, Huanglong’s calcified lakes and waterfalls, Quaternary glacial remains, hot springs and witness the abundant wildlife. According to the statistics, there are about 3400 lakes, hidden in the valley and forest, reflecting the towering snow-capped peaks and various kinds of trees and flowers.

After the visit of Huanglong, transfer to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou.

  Kind Reminder  

  • High altitude tips: Huanglong is at an elevation of 1700m-5800m (5577ft-19029ft). And the scenic area for tourists is around 3000m (9843ft), so travelers should be aware of the altitude sickness. The average altitude for Jiuzhaigou is 3000m. Please follow your guide’s instructions, move slowly in this area and don’t do any strenuous exercise.

Meal: B, L, D

lakes of Huanglong

Visit Jiuzhaigou National Park today. Take a local environment-friendly bus at the entrance. Jiuzhaigou consists of 3 valleys actually: Shuzheng valley, Rize valley and Zezha valley, which forms like the letter of Y. And many beautiful lakes, waterfalls, rivers and night Tibetan villages are scattered in the long valley. Local major habitants - Tibetans gave these lakes and waterfalls romantic names, such as Panda Sea, Pearl Sea, Long Sea, etc. It is a perfect place for taking pictures. In the late afternoon, exit the valley and stay at hotel overnight. 

Meal: B, L, D

After breakfast, transfer to fly back Chengdu. Drive to visit Panda Breeding Center to see the lovely creatures. This huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda and is dedicated to preserving and increasing their population so they will not become extinct. Then pay a visit to Jinsha Site Museum, which was regarded as the most significant archaeological discovery in the 21st century in China. Later, enjoy leisure time on Jinli Old Street

Meal: B, L

The panda baby is climbing the stairs at Chengdu Panda Breeding Center

In the morning, head for Leshan city to see the sleeping Buddha from the other side of the Mingjiang River first. Then enjoy Chinese lunch at local restaurant famous for bean curd. Then go to visit Giant Buddha, the largest stone-carved Buddha sculpture in the world. The Giant Buddha is about 71 meters high and 24 meters wide. You will walk on the zig-zaging trail around the Buddha. In the late afternoon, drive around 40 minutes to Emei Mountain. Overnight at the hotel at mountain foot.

Meal: B, L, D

The Giant Buddha

After breakfast, embark local environment bus (1 hour) to the parking lot of Leidongping, and walk about 30 minutes to the cable car station. Take cable car up to the top of Emei Mountain. After lunch at the hotel, take cable car down. And then go to Wannian Buddhist Temple by bus in the mid of mountain. It is one of the eight largest temples on this mountain and translated as "Long Life Temple" in English. Walk 1 hour down the mountain and arrive at the foot in the late afternoon. Drive back to Chengdu (2 hours). 

Meal: B, L

Drive to explore Dujiangyan, one of the world's earliest irrigation systems. This irrigation system has made the vast Chengdu Plain under irrigation and protected it against droughts and floods for over 2,300 years. After lunch, proceed to visit Mt.Qingcheng. It is one holy Taoist mountain in China. The two sites were included in the World Cultural Heritage List in 2000.

Meal: B, L


Enjoy your leisure time exploring in Chengdu, before transfer to airport / railway station, for flight or train to your next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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