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8 Days Chengdu Leshan Emei & Yangtze River Cruise Tour
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8 Days Chengdu Leshan Emei & Yangtze Cruise Tour

Chengdu / Leshan / E'mei / Chengdu / Chongqing / Yangtze Cruise / Yichang

Tour Code:
YRC-CYT-08
Tour Style:
Private Tour (personal guide, driver, private car/van and more service)
Group size:
You, your family, friends or group
Departure:
You Choose!
Experience:
Culture Hiking ship
Features:
This tour includes all the cultural and natural highlights both in Chengdu and Yangtze River. In the hometown of Giant Pandas, you’ll not only have a close contact with the cute bears, but be marvel at the Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount E’mei. While the relaxing Yangtze cruise will take through the beautiful Three Gorges and magnificent Three Gorges Dam project.

Price fromRequest

1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in lower seasons.

2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually more travelers, lower the price; higher price in high seasons, lower in low seasons.

3. This price is valid until February 28th, 2018.

Places Visited

Chengdu (3 nights), Leshan, Emei (1 night), Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise (3 nights)

Highlights of the Trip

  • Closely witness the world’s largest carved Buddha sitting along the river;
  • Taking a relaxing downtstream cruise from Chongqing to Yichang;
  • Getting awe-inspired when visiting Three Gorges Dam Site.

Trip Summary

Day 1-2: Fly to Chengdu & Chengdu

Come to the Hometown of Giant Panda and the highlighted attractions in Chengdu, Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Wenshu Temple, Jinli Old Street and more historical and cultural sites.

Day 3-4: Transfer to Leshan & Mount Emei - Chengdu

Sichuan is "A Land of Abundance". Transfer to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei. By visiting the natural and cultural sites, you'll have a better understanding of the Chinese Buddhism.

Day 5: High Speed Train to Chongqing & board Yangtze River cruise

Take a high speed train from Chengdu to Chongqing. Have a leisure trip in the Mountain City by visiting Ciqikou Ancient Town and Eling Park; later transfer to Chongqing Chaotianmen cruise port to board your Yangtze River cruise.

Day 6-7: Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy the relaxing leisure life on Yangtze cruise, take shore excursions to Shibaozhai Pagoda, Shennv Stream, appreciate breathtaking scenery along Three Gorges - Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge.

Day 8: Yangtze River Cruise & Yichang Departure

In the morning, transfer to see the world famous Three Gorges Dam Site before you leave Yichang.

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of the Giant Panda! Your local guide will meet you at the airport and then escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to enjoy the leisurely life pace of this city on your own.

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Day 2 Chengdu (B, L)

Today you will first have a visit to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where you can explore the daily life of the cute pandas. After happy hours with pandas, drive to Wenshu Temple, a typical ancient monastery of Qing Dynasty in downtown Chengdu.

You can also spend some time sitting in its tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu. Then drive to Jinli Old Street, you’ll roam through one of the oldest streets to appreciate the local snacks and artifacts. Experience here may bring you back to Shu Kingdom.

Two Lovely Giant Pandas are Eating Bamboo

Day 3 Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei (B, L)

In the morning, after a two-hour drive from Chengdu, head to Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest carved statue of Buddha in the world. Sitting at the confluence of three rivers, the Giant Buddha was carved on the cliff of Lingyun Mountain, used to suppress the flood. Enjoy spectacular view of the huge statue as you walking down through the narrow staircases to the foot of the Buddha.

After visiting the Giant Buddha, move on to Mt. Emei. Located 30 minutes away from Leshan by road, Baoguo Temple is the biggest temple of the mountain, which is also the final site for today’s tour.

Stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei.

Leshan Giant Buddha

Day 4 Mt. Emei - Chengdu (B, L)

Today is your Emei Mountain Tour. First, take an eco-car in the Scenic Area to Leidongpin and hiking to Jieyin Hall, to take a cable car up to the Golden Summit (altitude: 3077 m). At the highest peak of the mountain, you will be amazed by the awe-inspiring view of Huazhang Temple and witness the breathtaking sea of clouds if it’s sunny.

Next, go down to Wannian Temple parking lot by car. Take a cable car up to Wannian Temple at the middle of the mountain. Appreciate the most beautiful landscape of Mt. Emei in Qingyin Pavilion as you hike from Wannian Temple to Wuxiangang parking lot.

Then return to Chengdu by road from Mt. Emei.

Golden Summit in Emei

Day 5 Chengdu & High-speed Train to Chongqing (B, L)

In the morning, you’ll be escorted to train station by high-speed train to Chongqing, about 2 hours. Be met at train station and take a half tour in Chongqing. Your will visit Ciqikou Old Town, which was a Chongqing's old harbor and was once the home of many of Chongqing's rich merchants. Also pay a visit Eling Park for a bird's eye view of the whole city.

Then, you'll be transferred to the Cruise pier, and board the ship in the late afternoon. Your lifetime Yangtze River Cruise starts in Chongqing. (Note: the boarding time changes based on the cruise ships, season, water level, weather, etc.)

Ciqikou Old Town

Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Take shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda. Shibaozhai, like a pearl on Yangtze River, is 278 kilometers away from Chongqing. As the gem of Chinese Architecture, the 12-story, 18th Century red wooden temple is an architectural delight full of Legends and beautiful stories.

Please Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Fengdu Ghost City. Reach the top of Ming Mountain to check why it has been regarded as the "City of Ghosts". It is where the devil lives according to Chinese legend. The temples shows punish instruments and demon paintings, depicting the Chinese people’s imagination of hell. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Shibaozhai Pagoda, a Pearl of Yangtze River

Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise (B, L, D)

Shore excursion to Shennv Stream by smaller vessels. Shennv Stream, called Goddess Stream, is reputed as the Original Virgin Valley of Yangtze where you could see extraordinary view.

Note: Some cruise ships make the shore excursion to the Shennong Stream. Shennong Stream is a collection of local culture. The nature scenery, boat tracker, local sampan, ancient hanging coffins, unique ethnic minority Tujia culture… all is worth your exploration. You have the final say on which excursion to make, as we can book any of the cruise ships at great rates!

Shennv Stream with Primitive Gorge Scenery

Day 8 Yichang & Yichang Departure (B)

Today's highlight is your morning excursion to the world-famous Three Gorges Dam. Be prepared for your check-out procedure and the ship will arrive in Yichang at about 11:30 - 12:00. Our guide will expect you on board and visit the Yichang Museum if time permits.

Being free until transferred to the airport or train station to take the flight or train to your next destination or back to home. Service ends.

World-famous Three Gorges Dam
8 Days Chengdu Leshan Emei & Yangtze Cruise Tour

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-March 17, 2017

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