★ Get up close to giant pandas in Chengdu and enjoy boating cruise while enjoy the Leshan Giant Buddha
Welcome to Chengdu, the Teahouse-hopping and Chilies in China. Upon arriving in Chengdu, our tour guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for a rest. The rest of the day is your own leisure time.
Shuangliu International Airport is located in Shuangliu County, southwest of Chengdu City, about 16 kilometres away from Chengdu City.
A tour to Chengdu is not complete without seeing the giant pandas, the city's most famous and popular residents in the world. Pandas are usually more active in the early morning, so arrive at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding at around 8.30 am so that you can see them having breakfast or playing with each other.
After lunch, you will go to visit the Sanxingdui Museum, the only museum dedicated to the lost civilization of the Shu Kingdom (221 - 263). You will gain a unique perspective of the Chinese history by seeing and understanding unearthed relics including countless grotesque bronzes, gold, pottery and jade which date back to 4,500 years ago. The 2.62-metre-tall standing statue, the 1.38-metre-wide bronze mask, and the 3.95-metre-high bronze tree are surely unmissable.
It takes 47 mins ( 46 km ) from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to Sanxingdui Museum.
After breakfast at the hotel, this morning we will drive about 2 hours to Leshan to visit the incredible Giant Buddha, the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world. Once you arrive at the scenic area, you can climb up to the top to get an up-close look and feel its magnitude. To get a full view of its grandness, an optional relaxing join-in boat cruise on Lejiang River is also available with an extra charge.
Afterwards, take a 30-minute drive to Mt. Emei. Upon arrival, we will take you to visit Baoguo Temple, which is Mt. Emei's largest temple and the doorway to the mountain. Stay overnight at a nearby hotel
What a stupendous day, this morning, you will take a 2-hour sightseeing bus from Baoguo Temple Station to Leidongping and then walk about 30 minutes to Jieyin Palace to take the cable car up to Golden Summit to enjoy the spectacular natural scenery.
Descend by the cable car and go to Wannian Temple Parking Lot by bus (about 1.5 hours). Here, you will visit the Wannian Temple, one of the first temples built on Mt. Emei, with a round-trip cable car. Watching people praying and doing offerings and listening to the chanting of the monks inside this ancient temple, you will get a sense of peace and serenity.
After the tour, you will be escorted back to Chengdu (about 2.5 hours on-road).
Today, you will have an opportunity to join in a half-day rural life experience in an ecological farm, run by Ms Gao and her family. Here rice, vegetables, and various herbs are all grown organically, without any chemical fertilizer. You can help them do some farm work such as digging, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, through which you will get to know these plants better. You will also enjoy an authentic home-cooked meal as lunch with the family. Since the whole families are Buddhists and vegetarians, your lunch will be vegetarian too.
Afterwards, be driven back to the city. This evening, you will taste the world-famous Sichuan hotpot to tickle your taste buds.
After breakfast, join in a cooking tour starting from a dazzling spice market, and then walk through the back streets to a traditional Sichuan Courtyard where the cooking class takes place. After arrival, enjoy traditional Sichuan Gaiwan tea and learn about the tea culture. Later on, follow the professional chef to cook some typical Sichuan dishes and enjoy your creation as lunch. In the afternoon, visit the lively Chengdu Museum and the People's Park where you can take a short break while sipping tea just as the locals do.
After the tour, your private local guide will take you to the airport. You will take the flight back to your destination.
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Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.
Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Domestic flight to Chengdu and Chengdu Departure listed in the itinerary.
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Travel and health insurance when travel with us.
8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.
Cancellation prior 15-29 days – 15% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 7-15 days – 30% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 2-7 days – 50% charge of the total land cost.
Cancellation prior 1-in the process of the tour – No refund unless it is agreed by SRT.
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