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Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Hotel pickup included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Step back in time on a history tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Day 1 Chengdu / Leshan / Emei Pick up from your hotel lobby in Chengdu between 7:30 to 8:30. Board an air-conditioned tour coach bound for the famous Chengdu Research Base of the Giant Panda. Spend several hours at the Chengdu Panda Base, learning about the staff's breeding and conservation efforts. Visit the research laboratory, the museum, the panda playground, the animal hospital, and the facility's beautiful lake. Depart around 11 am for the tour's next stop, the Leshan Giant Buddha. Arrive at the world's largest stone Buddha around lunchtime, and immediately take a break for lunch. Your guide will be happy to recommend some area restaurants (own expense). The statue, dating from the Tang Dynasty, overlooks the confluence of the Qingyi, Dadu, and Minjiang rivers, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then you will take 40 minute coach to Meishan, a city at the foot of Emei Mountain. Between 6:00PM-7:00PM you will be transferred to your hotel in Baoguo Temple area, situated at the foot of Mount Emei. Upon arrival your guide will take you out to the local food street for dinner. Some local restaurants will be recommended (own expense). Accommodation: Days Inn Frontier Emeishan 3 star Day 2 Emei Mountain After hotel breakfast, start to explore Emei Mountain. Golden Summit Take shuttle bus to Leidongping, take cable car up to Golden Summit, visit Golden Temple Palace and Silver Palace. The view on the summit is magnificent if weather permits. Take the cable car down to Leidongping, change to shuttle bus to Wannian Temple. The shuttle bus ride is organised by the Mount Emei National Park. Every passenger has no choice but to take this shuttle bus. Please ask your tour guide to tell the driver to slow down. Though your driver might knows every turn of the mountain road, safety is our first concern. Wannian Temple The Wannian Temple is the oldest surviving Temple on the mountain, dating in the 9th century. Its dedicated to the man on the white elephant, the Bodhisattva Puxian, who is the protector of the mountain. You will take cable car down to Jieyin Hall, walk to Leidongping to take the bus to Wannian parking. Then you will walk to visit Wannian Temple. Take a lunch break here (own expense).. Your guide will be happy to recommend some area restaurants. Hiking trail down the mountain You will walk down the mountain to Wuxiangang after lunch, pass Qingyin Pavillion. Take the shuttle bus from Wuxiangang to the parking lot at foot of mountain. Mount Emei to Chengdu Then you will take 50-minute bullet train back to Chengdu. Your tour will conclude at 6:30pm at Chengdu Bullet Train Station.
Hotel Pickup from 44+ hotels in downtown Chengdu
1-night accommodation with breakfast at Days Inn Frontier Emeishan 3 *, based on twin share
Escorted tour by English-speaking tour guide
Transfers by air-conditioned company coach with expereinced driver
Escorted walking tour at Chengdu Panda Base
Option of an escorted walking tour along Leshan Giant Buddha is cancelled from October 8, 2018 to February 4, 2019 due to the environmental examination. The boat ride to see the Giant Buddha is still available.
Escorted walking tour on Emei Mountain
Shuttle bus service on Emei Mountain
2nd class bullet train from Meishan to Chengdu
Lunch and Dinner
Extra cost for optional photo opportunity with baby panda by request (RMB$2,000/person, proceed goes to Panda Research and Protection Program)
Cable car tickets between Leidongping to Golden summit @ RNB120 round trips
Gratuities for tour guide and driver (recommended)
Accommodation in Chengdu
Coach transfer from Chengdu railway station back to your hotel in Chengdu
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
This tour is a seat-in-coach tour, with a driver and a tour guide. You will share a coach with other passengers.
Your hotel information in Chengdu should be provided 48 hours before departure.
The pickup place is your hotel lobby. Or you will be advised a nearest pickup hotel to meet with your tour guide
Please note that pickup service is only available to guests staying at downtown Chengdu area.
If you live in the outskirt of Chengdu please go to Sheraton Lido Hotel Chengdu to join in this tour. The hotel pickup time is 7:50am.
Tour is not available for big Chinese public holidays, including New Year, Chinese New Year, Qinming Festival, Labor Day Holidays from May 1 to May 7, Duanwu Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival, National Day Holidays from Oct 1 to Oct 7.
Adult rate is from 12 years old and above. Child rate is from 3 to 11. Children 2 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.
Adult price is based on twin / triple share of a hotel room. Child price is based on child without extra bed. If you need one adult in one room, single supplement will be informed and charged. If you need extra bed for child, additional cost will be informed and charged.
Please notice the hotel allows only maximum of 3 persons to stay overnight in one room.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Your centrally located hotel in Chengdu, or Sheraton Lido Hotel Chengdu No.15,1st Section of Middle Renmin Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu (next to Chengdu Stadium) Pickup time from this hotel is 8:30am
Between 7:00am to 8:00am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.