Beijing-Chengdu-Leshan Giant Buddha&Emei Mountain Hiking 12 Days Tour
Upon your arrival at Beijing’s airport, your local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore the city.
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the incredible Forbidden City, home to China's Emperors for over 500 years. After lunch, you will be driven to the exquisite Summer Palace, where you will marvel at the opulence of this imperial summer getaway. You will then be drive to visit the magnificent Temple of Heaven, which was where China's Emperors prayed to heaven.In the evening you will be taken to enjoy a Peking (Beijing) Duck Banquet at the oldest and most famous Peking (Beijing) Duck restaurant in China.
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be driven to visit the majestic Great Wall (Simatai Section). You will hike from the Simatai Section to the Jinshanling Section of the Great Wall. You will hike 5 to 6 hours.
After having breakfast in your hotel, your guide will meet you and you will be taken on a rickshaw ride through the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing's Hutongs. After seeing how local Beijingers have been living for centuries, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon arriving in Chengdu, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax.
In the morning after breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you will come face to face with China's living treasures, the Giant Panda. You will then be driven to the Sanxindui Museum, home to a stunning collection of artifacts dated over 3,000 years old. You will then take a break at a local Teahouse where you will enjoy tea and performances of traditional Sichuan performance arts.
Day 6,Chengdu-Leshan-Emei Mountain
After you have had breakfast in your hotel, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to Leshan, where you will visit the Leshan Giant Buddha. The stunning 71 meter high Buddha was carved into the side of a mountain overlooking the place where the Dadu and Min Rivers meet. You will then be driven to Emei Mountain.
Day 7,Emei Mountain
In the morning, you will be driven to the Nation Dedicating Temple. Built during the 16th Century, this stunning temple is a testament to temple architecture. You will then be driven to the Crouching Tiger Monastery. Hidden in the forest the temple is an incredibly beautiful and peaceful place. Located in the temple complex is a very rare 7 meter tall copper pagoda. You will then take a bus to the Wannian Temple. In the temple you will enjoy a fantastic vegetarian lunch cooked by the monks. After lunch you will hike up Emei Mountain1.5 kilometers to Qingyinge Temple, where you will spend the night.
Day 8,Emei Mountain
After breakfast, your guide will meet you and you will continue hiking Emei Mountain. You will pass Heart Watching Hill, Calming House, Elephant Bathing Pool, Zhanglao Terrace, Chu Hall, Huayan Summit, Jiuling Mountain and Zuantian Slope. The mountain is truly stunning. The local flora and fauna only add to the incredible experience.
Day 9,Emei Mountain
In the morning you will continue your hike to the Golden Summit. You will pass Lianwang Slope and Leidong Ground. On Golden Summit you will see the incredible Golden Summit Temple which is located at 3,077 meters above sea level. You will spend the night on the top of the mountain.
Day 10,Emei Mountain-Chengdu
You will wake up early on this day to catch the incredible sunrise. You will then have breakfast in your hotel. After breakfast you will hike back down the mountain where your private car will be waiting. You will then be driven back to Chengdu. When you arrive in Chengdu, you will be driven to your hotel.
After breakfast, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, your local guide will meet you and you will be driven to the Shanghai Museum. Arguably the best museum in China, the Shanghai Museum will give you a glimpse into China's long history with stunning displays of artifacts. After visiting the Shanghai Museum you will be driven to the Yuyuan Garden. This beautiful garden is the last remaining ancient garden in Shanghai and one of the most beautiful in China. After visiting the garden, you will visit the Yuyuan Market located outside. The market is a favorite with locals and visitors alike.
You will be free on this day until your local guide meets you and you are driven to the airport for your flight home,end the tour.