Overview

This 4-day Classic Chengdu Tour: Panda Base, Mt. Emei & Leshan Giant Buddha combines the natural & cultural heritages sites offering pleasure experience. From the beautiful natural scenery on Mount Emei to Leshan Giant Buddha, you can fully understand the unique civilization and history in Chengdu. And you won’t miss the visit of lovely panda as well; making Spring-roll at Wet Market will leave your trip an interesting impression of Chengdu…

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After arriving in Chengdu, our local guide and driver will welcome you at the airport or rail station, and then you will be transferred to your hotel by a private vehicle. In the afternoon, you will start your Chengdu tour by visiting Renmin Park with the Tea House nearby where you will experience local folk’s life style and learn some Chinese tea culture. After that, transfer to Kuanzhai Alley, as one of the three conservation districts of historic sites of Chengdu City, Kuanzhai Alley consists of three parallel Chinese old-style alleys.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY

  • Sichuan Opera - Sichuan Opera or Chuanju is a type of local Chinese opera mainly prevailing in Southwestern China's Sichuan province around 1700. You may have chance to watch the famed face-changing show in some Sichuan Opera performance.

After breakfast, you will be transfered to Leshan by private car (about 120KM from Chengdu). Today you will first visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest stone-carved Buddha sculpture in the world. The Giant Buddha is about 71 meters high and 24 meters wide (short ship cruise to visit the Buddha will be included). Then go to the Mahao Cliff Tomb, which is a large multi-room tomb excavated in the Eastern Han Dynasty. After that, drive to Emei Mountain Scenic Spot in the later afternoon. Mt. Emei is one of the top four famous Buddhist Mountains in China. Numerous temples or towers in different scales hide in the beautiful natural scenery of Mt. Emei. Stay overnight in or outside the scenic spot.

Meal: B, L

Leshan Buddha

Enjoy a nice breakfast, and then continue your Mt. Emei trip. You will visit the Baoguo Temple, as the starter of this pilgrimage tour to Mt. Emei. It’s the largest Buddhist temple in this region. Then you may have chance to see the wild monkeys on your way to Qinyin Pavilion. When you reach Qinyin Pavilion, you can appreciate this building, which was built by Huitong Zen Master during the Tang Emperor's Reign, and is one of the eight temples of Emei Mountain. Later, visit Wannian Temple, one of the major temples in Mt. Emei, first built in 401 B. C. before drive back to Chengdu.

Meal: B, L

In this morning, you will go to Chengdu Panda Breeding Center to have a closer view of lovely pandas. In this center, you can see many pandas, especially baby pandas being taking care in the nursing room. Kid pandas play together or with their mothers are always the most attractive. After the visit, go to Wet Market nearby to see what and how local people buy their daily foods. That’s the real life of local Chengdu people. You will have chance to learn Spring-roll or Wonton making. Then transfer to the Dufu Thatched Cottage, located at the side of the Flower Washing Brook in the western suburbs of Chengdu, the cottage is the former residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet, Dufu.

In the end, our guide and driver will escort you to airport or rail station at the appointed time. Transfer to your next destination. Welcome to Chengdu next time!

Meal: B, L

Service ends.

Panda Breeding Center

Extend the Tour

Jiuzhaigou: It appeals to world travelers with its amazingly beautiful scenery. Extend your Chengdu tour to Jiuzhaigou for another 3-4 days and discover a heaven on earth.

LijiangThe gateway to China’s minority kingdom. Extend your Chengdu tour to Lijiang to discover Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Lhasa: a timeless holy city on Tibet Plateau, with sublime, wild nature. Travel from Chengdu to Lhasa for another 3-5 days to discover Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok LakeBarkhor Street.

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 Suite Your Preference

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

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