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Exquisite Emeishan and Pandas at Ya'an

From RMB 8700
Travel days:  5 days
 /  4 nights

  • All flights mentioned in the program are in economy class and include airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • All transfers mentioned in the program are in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • First entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation in specified hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing. Other languages are available on request.
  • All meals mentioned in the program (B for breakfast, L for Lunch, D for Dinner).
  • 24 hours TUI China telephone hotline (German and English speaking): +86 13910187388
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.
  • Chengdu
    Enjoyable Stars Hotel Standard room 3* or Tibet Hotel Chengdu Deluxe room 4*
  • Emei
    E'mei Shan Grand Hotel Standard room 4* or Hong Zhu Shan Hotel Deluxe room 4*
  • Ya'An
    Moon Star Hotel Standard room 3*
  • The above mentioned rates are subjected to availability.
  • Min. 2 people

Travel content

Sichuan Province in central China is a land full of wonder. It is the natural habitat of the unofficial symbol of China, the Giant Panda, and home to a mixture of breathtaking mountain scenery and ancient culture. Take a trip through this unique realm and revel in its mystery and beauty, from the impressive Grand Buddha in Leshan to the unmissable views from the Golden Summit of Mount Emei. Round off your holiday with a visit to Shangli Old Town, where the historical stone bridges, tranquil waterways and ancient pagodas will make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Beijing/Shanghai – Chengdu (L)
    • Flight to Chengdu in the morning.
    • Upon arrival in Chengdu, our local partner will meet you at the airport.
    • Transfer to hotel.
    • The Sanxingdui Museum contains many relics from the Ba culture, who were the dominant aboriginal people of the Sichuan Basin in ancient times.
    • Overnight in Chengdu
  • Day 2:
    Chengdu – Leshan – Mt. Emei (B L D)
    • In the morning drive to Leshan, a friendly city, where you will visit the 71 meter high Grand Buddha at the Lingyun Temple. This immense carving was begun in 713 AD by a Buddhist monk engineer/fund-raiser in hopes of stopping the deaths of boatmen who were often lost in a swirling hollow where the Dadu and Min rivers meet. This purpose was actually accomplished as the rock debris removed from the cliff face to carve the Buddha filled in the dangerous hollow and calmed the river’s waters.
    • Then a cruise on Min River will provide you with further views of the Grand Buddha.
    • Transfer to Mt. Emei in the evening.
    • Overnight on Mt. Emei
  • Day 3:
    Mt. Emei – Chengdu (B L D)
    • Early in the morning we will take an eco-tourism coach to the Lei Dongping parking lot which is next to the Golden Summit.
    • After a pleasant 30 minute walk to the cable car station, you will take the cable car to the Golden Summit. With an elevation of 3099 meters, if it is a fine day, you will be in for a treat of luxuriant green vistas stretching out below your feet; the Min, Qingyi and Dadu Rivers are like three pieces of silk stringing their way through the mountains and Daxue and Gongga mountain ranges appear to hold up the sky that glows with an almost holy light.
    • Sightseeing at Huazang Temple. Huazang Temple sits at 3,077 meters (10095 ft.) above sea level on top of Golden Summit, Mt. Emei. This is the main peak (though not the highest point) of Emei Mountain, which is the highest of all the most common mountain tourist destinations in China. Huangzang Temple was constructed during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and was restored in the 1970's to its original condition. It contains three halls: the Laughing Buddha Hall, the Great Hero Hall and the Hall of Universal Benevolence God.
    • Take cable car down to parking lot, transfer to the foot of the mountain.
    • Visit Bao Guo Temple and see the stone carving. At the foot of Mt. Emei, Baoguo Temple is the first sight one meets along the route up the mountain. It is the largest temple on Mt. Emei and was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The temple is the center of Buddhist activities on the mountain and was formerly called Huizong Hall, which means combination of three religions, namely Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Tourists visiting this temple will enjoy a sampling of precious Buddhist cultural relics, reminding them of years long past, while serene gardens bring them back to the beauty of the present. 
    • Overnight in E'mei.
  • Day 4:
    E.Mei - Ya'an (B L D)
    • Take an eco-tourism coach to the base of Wannian Temple
    • Take cable car up to visit Wannian Temple, located halfway up the mountain.
    • The temple was initially built in 420 and was given the present name of Wannian Temple (Ten-Thousand-Years Temple) by Emperor Shenzong of the Ming Dynasty (1537-1619) who wished to celebrate his mother's birthday and changed the name of the temple in hope of her longevity. The importance of the temple lies in not only its long history and glorious past, but also being the main ritual place of the Samantabhadra Bodhisattva.
    • Inside the Mongolian, tent-shaped, beamless brick hall is a 7.3-meter statue of Samantabhadra sitting on an elephant, which was cast in Chengdu in 980 during the Song Dynasty and weighs 62,000 kg. Afterwards trek downhill via the Qingyin Pavillion, Yixiantian and monkey area. Finish at the Wuxiangang car park where you will board an eco-tourism car to the foot of the mountain.
    • Drive to Ya'an County
    • Overnight in Ya'an County
  • Day 5:
    Ya'an – Chengdu - Beijing/Shanghai (B L)
    • Drive to Bifengxia Panda Base
    • Endowed with good quality water and air, Bifeng Gorge Base of China Panda Protection and Research Center is a perfectly suited place for the growth of pandas, and more importantly, it was only slightly damaged in the infamous Sichuan earthquake in 2008. It is a comprehensive conservation project combining tourism, research and giant panda breeding in one place. It is divided into the giant panda breeding zone, baby giant panda care zone, research center, bamboo woods and office area.
    • You are able to get very close to the pandas, and take photos to your heart's content.
    • After the sightseeing at Bifengxia Panda Base, your last visit will be to Shangli Old Town. Nestling among hills and surrounded by rivers, the town is noted for its evergreen trees, delicate hillocks, wooden resident houses, stone-paved streets, towers, ancient archways, caves, the Tang dynasty’s spring (The White Horse Spring), and historical stone bridges. Two streams with distinctive scenery on the banks flow gently around the town. The stone-paved streets are flanked with various styles of residential houses and courtyards in a layout of the Chinese character "well", which remains intact. The ancient bridges, ancient pagodas, ancient trees, ancient caves and ancient memorial archways are distributed in or near the town, contrasting finely with each other. The perfect combination of history, culture and tradition with natural beauty gives the town an aura of mystery and vitality.
    • Drive back to Chengdu.
    • Take evening flight back to Beijing / Shanghai.