Day01 Arrival in Chengdu Arrival in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, 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 – Leshan – Emei Shan BLD In the morning leave for Leshan. On the way enjoy the beautiful countryside landscape of western Chengdu Plains during about two hours of driving on the expressway. 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 height). Carved on the cliff face, the sculpture is well designed with perfect balance and effective water drainage system. After the visit of Lingyun Temple and the Grand Buddha, boating on the Minjiang River to see the front site of the Grand Buddha and the "hidden sleeping Buddha". Afterwards head for Mt. Emei, the main ritual place of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (Puxian Pusa) and one of the four most celebrated Buddhist mountains in China. Visit of Baoguo Si at the foot of Mt. Emei, the biggest temple in Emei Shan. Overnight at 4*Emeishan Grand Hotel
Day03 Emei Shan – Chengdu BL Early in the morning take the sightseeing bus to Leidongping Bus Station along the 52-kilometer zigzag mountain road. Upon arrival, we take the cable car to the Golden Summit. With an altitude of 3099 meters, if the weather is fine, the view is amazing; the verdant forest waves surge along the mountain; Min River, Qingyi River and Dadu River are like three pieces of silk; Mt. Daxue and Mt. Gongga seem to stretch to the horizon; the sun emerges with all shimmering rays through the surging clouds. If you are lucky enough, the Buddhist light is visible. After the visit of Huazang Si Temple and the golden statue of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva (Puxian Pusa), we take the cable car and the sightseeing bus down to the foot of Mt. Emei Shan, drive back to Chengdu. Overnight at 4*Holiday Inn Express Wuhou
Day04 Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou BLD In the morning drive to Chengdu Giant Panda Base of Breeding and Research. Founded in 1985, today there are over 50 giant pandas living there. In the afternoon transfer to the airport, fly to Jiuzhaigou (Nine-villages Valley), which is listed as a World Natural Heritage and reputed as a "fairyland" with its fantastic natural view. It is named after the nine Tibetan villages in the scenic area. Overnight at 4*Gesang Hotel
Day05 Jiuzhaigou BLD Walking and sightseeing the whole day in the three valleys of Jiuzhaigou (Nine-villages Valley). As the water, the "soul of Jiuzhaigou", is pure, crystal-like and rich in colors, there is an adage saying that no water is worth your attention after you visit Jiuzhaigou. Overnight at 4*Gesang Hotel
Day06 Jiuzhaigou – Huanglong, fly to Chengdu BL In the morning drive to visit the Huanglong (Yellow Dragon) Scenic Spot which is listed as a World Natural Heritage. Huanglong is marked by its low-temperature and highly calcified Karst landform, which forms numerous valuable colored ponds. In the afternoon transfer to the airport, fly back to Chengdu. Overnight at 4*Holiday Inn Express Wuhou
Day07 Chengdu BL The Irrigation System was built around 250 BC by Li Bin, a governor of the Shu Prefecture in Qin State. The great project still works well today after more than two thousands years in activity. Not only it puts into an end the water disasters but it also makes Chengdu Plain "the land of abundance". While visiting the water conservation work, you may find that the methods of harnessing the river the ancient people used were simple but effective. In 2000, Dujiangyan became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon drive back to Chengdu, we will enjoy a walk at the Broad and Narrow Lanes (Kuan Xiangzi and Zhai Xiangzi). It consist in 3 alleys: Kuan Alley, Zhai Alley, and Jing Alley. Experience the typical lifestyle of the old Chengdu, a leisure life in each alley. Overnight at 4*Holiday Inn Express Wuhou
Day08 Air Chengdu – Home B Transfer to the airport, fly back home.