Splendid Chengdu - Leisure Holidays

Splendid ChengduChina

From RM1,737 / per person for 4 nights
Uncover the beauty of the city of leisure, Chengdu.

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Summary

Chengdu (成都), the capital of Sichuan Province in southwest China, is often mentioned in conjunction with giant pandas. However, this historical city is now a paradise where people enjoy a peaceful life full of relaxation and leisure. Visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt Emei, Baoguo Temple, Wangjiang Pavilion Park & Jinli Ancient Street and more to explore.


NOTES:

• Minimum 4 person required for this tour. Supplement applies when 2 adults travelling together.
• Child price: Age 3-9 ; Infant price: Age 0-2   
• Ground arrangements (transfer/sightseeing tours) are subject to availability at time of booking

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Itinerary

Transfer

Private round-trip airport transportation between Chengdu airport and your Chengdu hotel.

Accommodation

4 nights hotel stays in Chengdu.

Sightseeing

Day 1 - Arrive Chengdu

Upon arrival, meet & greet by guide. Transfer to hotel to check-in & free at own leisure.


Day 2 - Private Tour: Leshan Giant Buddha and Fishing Village (Full Day)

Once you are picked up by your guide at your Chengdu hotel, take metro or taxi to the modern Chengdu Train Station to catch the high-speed train to Leshan. 

During the one-hour train ride, you can mingle with locals and enjoy the idyllic landscape of the Chengdu countryside, which changes throughout seasons - carpets of yellow rapeseed flowers in spring, the greenery of rice paddies at summer, or colorful harvesting in the autumn.

Once you arrive at Leshan, you will head to the Giant Buddha Park. The Leshan Giant Buddha is the biggest Buddha statue in the world – a 71-meter (233 ft) tall stone statue, built during 713 AD-803 AD by the Tang Dynasty. It is carved out of a cliff face and lies at the confluence of three rivers in the Mount Emei Scenic Area. 

You will first climb 300 steps to the top of Lingyun Hill, a 20-30 minute journey. On the way, you will stop to see the Black Dragon Pond and many ancient stone carvings and Buddhist sculptures. 

From the top of Lingyun Hill, you will view three rivers: Min, Qingyi and Dadu river as they come together and you can explore Buddhist sculptures and murals inside Lingyun Temple.

You will then descend along the red sand cliff road to view the phenomenal Leshan Giant Buddha from the bottom, and climb up at the opposite side of the hill.(Sometimes there is a long queue waiting to descend to the feet of Leshan Giant Buddha,in this case,we suggest you to skip the queue,our guide can take you to do river cruise to behold the panoramic view of Giant Buddha (River cruise costs 70rmb/person,cost on your own).

Then your guide will take you to less traveled path to visit the fishing village and 2000 years old grottoes before leaving Leshan Giant Buddha Heritage Park.

Tasty lunch in a local restaurant in the old quarter of Leshan city in included.

If time permit,your guide will also show you the neighborhood of old Leshan city before return to the train station for the relaxing high-speed train journey back to Chengdu. Your guide will accompany you back to your hotel by metro or taxi around 6:30pm.


Day 3 - Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour (Half Day)

Depart from your Chengdu hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the scenic surroundings on the way to either Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center or Chengdu Panda breeding Center. Greet your expert guide at one of the non-profit research and breeding facilities and embark on a guided tour of your selected center.

Gain fascinating insight into the progression of baby pandas to adult pandas and admire the delicate newborns in a special infant panda area. Continue to enrich your knowledge of the majestic mammals by observing adolescent pandas between the age of one and five; listen to the importance of this vital maturity period and capture photographs of these enchanting and endangered creatures as they relax in their natural environment.

Scour the trees for vibrant red pandas as your tour comes to a conclusion and then climb aboard your comfortable vehicle for the return journey back to your Chengdu hotel. 

The rest of the day free at leisure.


Day 4 - Free & Easy

After breakfast, free to explore Chengdu by your own or join an optional tour.

Optional - Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding (Full Day)

Get the special opportunity to volunteer at one of China's top panda rehabilitation programs, Dujianyan Panda Base, on this 10-hour experience from Chengdu. Under the supervision of the center's staff, make panda food, clean the enclosures, and feed the pandas snacks. Buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel are included.

*Entrance fee to Dujianyan Panda Center for panda feeding/volunteering at RMB 700 per person (required)
*Donation to Dujianyan Panda Center for panda holding program at RMB$1800 per person (Optional)


Optional - Private Day Tour of Chengdu Old Streets including City Top Attractions (Full Day)

Stroll among the old shopping streets of Chengdu on a private tour and you’ll get a personalized look at the city’s different architectural styles. Visit Wenshufang Street, Jinli Street, and Kuanzhai Alley accompanied by your guide, and gain insights about Wenshu Monastery along the way. Learn about Sichuan cuisine during lunch, and relax with private hotel transport.


Day 5 - Depart Chengdu

After breakfast, visit Wangjiang Pavilion Park & Jinli Ancient Street for some last minute shopping (own arrangement). Transfer to airport for departure flight.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding

Get the special opportunity to volunteer at one of China's top panda rehabilitation programs, Dujianyan Panda Base, on this 10-hour experience from Chengdu. Under the supervision of the center's staff, make panda food, clean the enclosures, and feed the pandas snacks. Buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel are included.

Private Day Tour of Chengdu Old Streets

Stroll among the old shopping streets of Chengdu on a private tour and you’ll get a personalized look at the city’s different architectural styles. Visit Wenshufang Street, Jinli Street, and Kuanzhai Alley accompanied by your guide, and gain insights about Wenshu Monastery along the way. Learn about Sichuan cuisine during lunch, and relax with private hotel transport.

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