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Sichuan Encounter
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Overview:Chengdu/Leshan/Emei/Jiuzhaigou/Huanglong/Chengdu

Experience the spicy province of Sichuan, surrounded by lofty mountain plateaus, the lengthy Yangtze River and the imposing Three Gorges. The fascinating city of Chengdu sits as the capital and your entry point. It is a city full of quaint tea houses, excellent museums and, of course, the famous and adorable pandas. Using Chengdu as our launch pad, we journey further into Sichuan province and witness the Giant Buddha of Leshan, the ancient temples of Mount Emei and the breathtaking Jiuzhai Valley National Park – Sister park to America’s own Yosemite National Park.


Tour Duration:8days
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  • DAY 1Chengdu
    Arrive into Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.
  • DAY 2Chengdu
    In the morning, our private transfer will drive you to Chengdu Panda BaseA non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 83.Its stated goal is to "be a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination.", which provides you with a rare chance to glimpse this cute and cuddly icon. In the afternoon, your guide will show you around the city parks and tea houses and finish with dinner at a Sichuan style restaurant. The hot and spicy cuisine is legendary amongst Chinese and surely a highlight of one of China’s most leisurely cities.
  • DAY 3Emei
    In the morning we travel to Leshan to visit the Giant BuddhaThe Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618–907AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of three rivers. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world., the world’s largest stone-carved Buddha statue. After getting up close and personal, we will take a short boat trip to view the statue from the river, offering a wonderful perspective of this great icon. After that, we will transfer to Emei and take a coach to Wannian Temple, where we will also spend the night. In the afternoon, we trek from the Wannian Temple to Qingyin Pavilion. For those still full of energy, there is an optional 2 hours further trekking to see Emei’s wild monkeys.
  • DAY 4Emei
    Setting out again by coach, we go to the Golden SummitIt was constructed during the Eastern Han Dynasty and has been rebuilt several times after being struck by lightning. Golden Summit is in a height of 3,077 meters above the sea level. this morning. If the weather is fine, there are many sights to see such as the sea of clouds and the Saint Mirror. We will then take travel to the foot of the mountain and stay the night.
  • DAY 5Emei/Jiuzhaigou
    A private bus will take us to Chengdu airport for the short flight to Jiuzhaigou. The rest of the day will be free time, but we recommend you take it easy so you may acclimatize to the altitude.
  • DAY 6Jiuzhaigou
    Today we spend a whole day in China’s No.1 Scenic Spot-Jiuzhai Valley National ParkIt covers three valleys including Nuorilang, Chawa and Rize, where located 114 alpine lakes, 17 waterfalls and numerous landscapes of calcified Karst landforms, and live a large variety of rare wild animals and plants., a natural wonderland that defies description.
  • DAY 7Jiuzhaigou/Huanglong/Chengdu
    Three hours’drive takes us to Huanglong National ParkHuanglong wins its fame for its magic landscape of lime formations, made up of 3400 multi-colored and uniquely sized ponds, interlace along the valley. These amazing ponds are paved with golden lime deposit., one of the most amazing landscapes on the face of the Earth. You can choose to catch cable car to the top of Huanglong or walk up through the forest. After that,another one hours’ drive takes us to Jiuzhaigou Airport for our flight back to Chengdu.
  • DAY 8Chengdu
    Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport.Thank you for travelling with Real China, and we look forward to serving you again next time
Service included
  • 1.Airport Transfers and round trip airtickets between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou.
  • 2.Excellent English-speaking guides for private service.
  • 3.Entrance tickets and meals indicated above.
  • 4. Twin-share room including service charges and government tax.
  • 5. China travel insurance during the trip
Service excluded
  • 1.Visa and travel insurance you purchase before arrival.
  • 2.All flights not mentioned above.
  • 3.Tips for the guide and the driver.
  • 4. Personal expenses, such as shopping, laundry, phone calls, entertainment, meals not mentioned above, etc.
People Price Single supplement
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  • Q:1. How strenuous is this trip?
    A:This journey requires a normal level of physical endurance and it passes through the Tibetan Plateau, with the highest point being 3500 meters above sea level which may result in mountain sickness for some travelers. People respond to an increase in altitude differently, with responses including general discomfort, breathlessness, poor sleeping patterns or limited capacity for physical exertion. Please consult with your local travel clinic or physician for specifics about altitude sickness and your personal health.
  • Q:2. Do I need a Tibet Travel Permit for this trip?
    A:No.
  • Q:3. What kind of hotels are we staying in?
    A:RealChina selects comfortable and well located hotels in each place,which makes your stay pleasant and easy.
  • Q:4.What kind of guide service do you offer?
    A:RealChina believes that the local guides understand their culture and nature best, and these passionate guides are pleased and proud to share their wealth of local knowledge with our travelers. We arrange one local guide to accompany and serve you throughout the whole journey.
  • Q:5. What do we need to carry ourselves?
    A:During the day, we recommend guests bring a small daypack to carry one bottle of water, some snacks and personal items, particularly sun cream, a hat and sunglasses, as the sun is often strong in Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong. It is necessary to bring some over-the-counter medicine, especially for mountain sickness, if you have never previously travelled at such altitude.
  • Q:6.How do I get to the starting city? How do I return home?
    A:Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport is the fifth biggest airport in Mainland China with direct flights to most Chinese cities and to several international cities as well, e.g. Amsterdam, Frankfurt,London,Dubai,Abudhabi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Seoul, Tokyo, Melbourne, San Fransisco,etc.
  • Q:7.What’s the guide line for tipping?
    A:If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. As a guideline,a minimum $5 USD per day per person would be usual for the guide and $3USD to the driver.
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