Chengdu Giant Panda-Leshan Giant Buddha- Mount Emei-Chongqing Yangtze Cruise 8 Days Tour
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.
Day 2 Chengdu
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.
Day 3 Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei
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.
Day 4 Mt. Emei - Chengdu
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, back to Chengdu by road from Mt. Emei.
Day 5 Chengdu & High-speed Train to Chongqing
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.
Day 6 Yangtze River Cruise
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.
Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise
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.
Day 8 Yichang & Yichang Departure
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,end the tour.