8 Days Highlight Sichuan Tour

Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei

Tour Code: TCT-Sichuan-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November. p.s. October and early November are the most colorful months of Jiuzhaigou Valley.

Price from $ 1410

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Which places will be highlights for a traveler in Sichuan? What are the most popular destinations in Sichuan for me to go? This 8 Days Highlight Sichuan Tour will tell you the answer. Covering all the essential Sichuan tourists places including the capital Chengdu, the picturesque Huanglong Scenic Area and Jiuzhaigou Valley, the magnificent Leshan and the Giant Buddha, and the holy mountain Emei, You will have a 100% “Chuan Wei’er” (Sichuan-style) culture experience in this choice.

Note: An earthquake occured in Jiuzhaigou County, Sichuan Province, China on 8 August 2017. The earthquake at Jiuzhaigou was registered at 7.0 magnitude. The Jiuzhaigou National Park is closed to the public from August 9, 2017. Top China Travel will keep you informed of the reopenning time.  We recommend you to visit Mt. Siguniang (Four Girls Mountain) as an alternative if you have already booked a Sichuan tour. We also recommend you to visit Zhangjiajie, Mt. Huangshan or Guilin instead if you are interested in the natural view of China. Please feel free to contact with us to consulte.

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Chengdu Be transferred to the hotel
02 Chengdu Chengdu Panda Base, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
03 Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou Flight to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong
04 Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou Valley Park
05 Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu Flight to Chengdu, Free at time
06 Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei Coach to Mt. Leshan and sightseeing, Coach to Mt. Emei
07 Mt. Emei - Chengdu Mt. Emei sightseeing, Coach Back to Chengdu
08 Departure Chengdu Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Chengdu

Arrive in Chengdu, the destination of your trip, you will be met at the airport then transferred to the hotel for check-in. Enjoy your own free time for the rest of the day.

Meals: No meal
Recommended Hotel:In Chengdu

Chengdu City View


Day 2 Chengdu

Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby. After lunch, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Chengdu
Optional Night Activities: Sichuan Hot Pot (generally 1 hour)

► Tips:
1) Click Tips on Chengdu Panda Base Tour for more information
2) You can also choose Jinli Street as your night entertainment site, Sichuan Opera and Chengdu Tea Culture can be experienced there. (Tell us in advance and we can arrange for you)

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding


Day 3 Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Airport Huanglong Jiuzhaigou

Today take a 1 hour flight to Jiuzhaigjou (average altitude at 2930 m) in the morning. After landing, your travel guide will wait for you at the airport. Firstly go for a half day visit to Huanglong Scenic Area (2 hours) - the fairyland. After the tour, be transferred to the hotel for some well-deserved rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Jiuzhaigou Valley area

► Tips: From Nov to Apr the next year, Huanglong Scenic Area may be closed temporarily for tourists due to the weather condition, then you can visit Mouni Valley instead.

Huanglong Scenic Area
Day 4 Jiuzhaigou Valley
After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area. Enjoy your whole day time for the excursion in this fairy land . The generally sightseeing time is 8 hours in this scenic area, including the lunch time in the only restaurant inside the valley. When finish this tour, drive back to the hotel and feel of the rest day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Jiuzhaigou Valley area
► Tips: Recommended Jiuzhaigou Valley 1 Day Sightseeing Route can be found on Jiuzhaigou Sightseeing Tips

Jiuzhaigou Valley
Day 5 Jiuzhaigou Jiuzhaigou Airport Chengdu

After breakfast in the hotel, drive to the Jiuzhaigou Airport for your 1 hour back flight to Chengdu. Your Chengdu travel guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel. Today is a free day without tours and you can spend your time leisurely at Kuan Zhai Alley, a cultural site consisting of 45 Qing Ming Dynasty style courtyards, modern villas and gardens. Kuan Zhai Alley is also a leisure place for spending your night life in Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Chengdu
Optional Night Activities: Sichuan Opera (generally 2 hours)

Jinli Old Street
Day 6 Chengdu Leshan Mt. Emei

In the morning after breakfast, have a 1.5 hours driving to Mt. Leshan - has the tallest stone Buddha statue in the world. Just take a cruise (about 30 min) to have an overview of this mountain and the Leshan Giant Buddha. After that, continue to have a 1 hour driving to Mt. Emei area. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:In Mt. Emei area
Tips: We arrange a cruise to see Leshan Giant Buddha. While you can also choose to climb Mt. Leshan (1- 2 hours hiking) which is not recommended from us because it is tired and could not get a overview of the Buddha.

Leshan Giant Buddha
Day 7 Mt. Emei Chengdu

Today you will have a half day tour to do sightseeing in Mt. Emei including a cable car to the Golden Summit. After some stroll on the mountain, get down the mountain then drive back to Chengdu (165 km). Have a rest in hotel in Chengdu or feel free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: In Chengdu
Tips: A suggested sightseeing route in Mt. Emei
Entering - 2 Hours Scenic Shuttle Bus to Leidongping - Walk a while to take the cable car - Go up to Golden Summit by cable car - Sightseeing in Golden Summit - Back to the entrance in the same way

Golden Summit
Golden Summit
Day 8 Departure Chengdu

Feel free at the leisure till the time to be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service End

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
2 ~ 5 pax $1889 $2069
6 ~ 9 pax $1410 $1590
Comfortable Hotel
2 ~ 5 pax $1935 $2180
6 ~ 9 pax $1456 $1701
Deluxe Hotel
2 ~ 5 pax $2057 $2429
6 ~ 9 pax $1575 $1947
Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Chengdu Chengdu Hot PotSichuan Opera

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