Day01 Arrival in Chengdu Arrival in Chengdu, capital of province Sichuan, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at 4*Holiday Inn Express Wuhou
Day02 Chengdu – Liujiang Ancient Town – Mt. Wawu Shan BLD Today we drive to Mt. Wawu Shan (Highest point: 3522m), which is located in Hongya county, about 180km away from Chengdu downtown. Mt. Wawu Shan is reputed as one of the birth place of Taoism, the hometown of Gezihua / dove trees, and the kingdom of azaleas. There are over one thousand animal species living there. En route visit of Liujiang Ancient Town in Hongya, which is situated by Liujiang River since the Southern Song Dynasty. Overnight at simple Xiang’er Resort at the mountain top
Day03 Mt. Wawu BLD Get up early and hike into the forest, full day of sightseeing in the mountain to see wild birds and other rare animals and plants. In the afternoon, we move down to the mountain foot. Overnight at Wawu Shan Hotel at the mountain foot.
Day04 Mt. Wawu Shan –– Mt. Emei BLD In the morning, drive to Mt. Emei. Take the sightseeing bus to the Leidongping Bus Station along the 52-kilometer zigzag mountain road. Upon arrival, take the cable car to the Golden Summit. Check in your hotel. And then move to visit the Golden Summit. With an altitude of 3099 meters, if the weather is fine, you will have an amazing view; the verdant forest waves surge along the mountain. Visit of Huanzeng Si Temple and the golden statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (Puxian Pusa). On sunny day, enjoy the sunset. Overnight at Emeishan Jinding Hotel
Day05 Mt. Emei: Golden Summit / Jinding BLD Get up early and move to the Golden Summit. On sunny days, you can enjoy the sunrise which is one of the four marvelous spectacles: the cloud sea, the sunrise, the Buddhist Halo, and the Magic Lanterns. The spectacles can be admired based on individual luckiness. Then back to the hotel and enjoy your breakfast. Full day hiking in the forest for bird watching. Overnight at Emeishan Jinding Hotel
Day06 Mt. Emei: Golden Summit – Xixiangchi BLD Hiking from the Golden Summit down to Xixiangchi along the flagging steps. Full day bird watching along the way and around Xixiangchi. Overnight at simple Xixiangchi Guesthouse
Day07 Xixiangchi – Xianfeng Temple BLD Get up early and go birding around Xixiangchi. After breakfast, hike downward to Xianfeng Temple. Full day bird watching along the way and around Xianfeng Temple. Overnight at simple Xianfeng Guesthouse
Day08 Xianfeng Temple – Baoguo Temple BLD In the morning, bird watching around Xianfeng Temple. After breakfast, keep hiking downward to Wuxiangang via Jiulaodong, Hongchunping and Qingyinge. Then transfer to the mountain foot. Visit Baoguo Temple. Overnight at Emeishan Grand Hotel
Day09 Emeishan – Leshan – Chengdu BL Get up early, hike in the forest around Fuhu Temple for birding. Then go back to the hotel to enjoy your breakfast, and drive to Leshan. Upon arrival in Leshan visit of the Grand Buddha in Lingyun Temple. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 years of construction. Enjoy the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world (71-meter high). Then boating on Minjiang River to see the front site of the Grand Buddha and the “hidden sleeping Buddha”. Afterwards, drive back to Chengdu. Overnight at 4*Holiday Inn Express Wuhou
Day10 Leave Chengdu B Check out and escort to the airport for departure flight. End of the unforgettable bird watching tour.