Overview: 12 days Southwest China tour covers the highlights in Sichuan,Chongqing and Yunnan province sucha Giant Panda Base, Leshan Buddha, Emei Mountain, Dazu Cave, Stone Forest, Lijiang Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dali Ancient City, Shangrila and more...
Welcome to Sichuan. Upon arrival at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, your local guide and driver will pick you up to hotel for a rest.
Today will go to visit Chengdu Big Panda Breeding Center, to see lovely Panda. Then back to Chengdu city to visit Kuanzai Alley.
After breakfast, will transfer you to visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town which has 1,700 years of history. Then take bus to Leshan, to see the world's largest stone Giant Buddha. Then visit the Lingyun Temple, the ancient Plank Cliff Path and the Stele Forest. After visiting will take bus to Emeishan, stay overnight in Emei.
After breakfast will take cable car up the Mt. Emei. Visit the Wannian Temple. Then walk through Qingyin Pavilion - the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys. Then take the tourist bus down to the foot of the mountain. To visit the Fuhu Temple, one of famous nuns temple. After visiting will transfer you back to Chengdu for overnight.
Take a mornign flight from Chengdu to Chongqing. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you and escort you to visit Dazu Cave. Enjoy the time in Dazu. After visit you will be transfered back to Chongqing city for overnight.
In the morning, will go to visit Tong Yuan Gate Ancient City Wall, located in the Chongqing urban district, the ancient city wall was built in Ming Dynasty has a history of 600 years. The action was combined of square, city wall, and sculpture. It is a good place to know and touch the Chongqing culture. Then drive you to catch flight to Shangri-La. When you arrive in, will meet you and transfer you back to hotel for rest.
After breakfast, will transfer you to visit Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, also known as Guihua Monastery, is one of the famous monasteries in the Kang region.
Then go to visit Napa Lake. Napa Hai ("Lake behind the forest") Nature Reserve is a state-designated wetlands area situated some 8 kilometers north of Shangri-La County (aka Zhongdian County) on the Yunnan -Guizou Plateau in northwestern Yunnan Province.
Today will drive you to Lijiang, about 4 hours on the way. Will go to visit First Bend of Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way. When you arrive in Lijiang also will visit the Lijiang Ancient town, Walk relax the Sifang Street is good choice.
First Bend of Yangtze River: The attraction is the Jinshajiang section of the Yangtze, with an elevation of over 1800 meters. The sight is one of the top attractions of Lijiang and the important hub linking the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Laojunshan and Meli Snow Mountain.
Tiger Leaping Gorge: It is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze) is located 105 kilometers south of Zhongdian County. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters.The Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level. The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains, with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world.
After breakfast, you will pay a morning visit to Yuhu Village (Jade Lake Village), where you have overlook view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city. Then visit Locke's Former Residence.
Stroll through Baisha Old Town, which is an enchanting traditional Naxi style old town, where houses Baisha Murals made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight. Then will also go to visit Zhiyun Temple. After visiting will driver you about 3 hours to Dali. Overnight on Dali.
Today will visit the Xizhou local morning market in the morning, The go to visit Bai Village, visit the Yan Family. Then go to visit Chongshengsi Three Pagodas and Dali Ancient Town. In the end will drive you around the Erhai Lake, enjoy the beautiful views about Erhai Lake.
Transfer you to take morning flight from Dali to Kunming. When you arrive in Kunming, meet you and transfer you directly to visit Stone Forest, enjoy the time in there. After visiting drive back to Kunming city for overnight.
Drive you to Kunming airport to catch your final depart flight.
Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.
Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.
Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.