9 Days Western Sichuan Photo Tour

Chengdu, Garze(Hailuogou-Kangding-Xinduqiao-Danba-Rilong)

Traveler Reviews


Tour Code: TCT-Sichuan-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

Includes one of the best scenic destinations. That is the western Sichuan.

You will be astonished by the amazing sightseeing in this region, like the glacier park, the famous Kangding Mugecuo Lake, the most beautiful town Danba, and the holy Mt. Siguniang.

This is a great choice for Photographers or photography fans.

 

Best Travel Time: Best time for photography tour is limited from May to Mid-Oct. Rest time of the year is also suitable for traveling but not the most beautiful time.

Price from on request

Free Inquiry

Day 1Arrival Chengdu
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In 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.

Day 2Chengdu - Moxi Town
Drive to Moxi Town (348km, 8 hours), Moxi Old Town

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Moxi Town (1600m)

After breakfast, drive from Chengdu to Moxi Town which is situated at the entrance of Hailuogou Glacier Valley. It will be a 8 hours driving day (348km) on the Ya'an-Xichang new expressway. Till the late afternoon, you will arrive in Moxi Old Town, a town which Hailuogou Scenic Area is located.

Hailuogou Glacier
Hailuogou Glacier

Day 3Hailuogou Scenic Area
Hailuogou Glacier Valley

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Moxie Town (1600m)

Today you can have a day trip in Hailuogou. After breakfast, begin your Hailuogou tour by taking the scenic area shuttle busto viewing the amazing ancient glaciers. Go ahead by cable way and you will have chance to catch a photo of the Mount Gongga – the King of Mountains in Sichuan. After a tired day trip, have a good rest in your hotel or stroll in Moxi Town by yourself at night.


Hailuogou Glacier Valley

Day 4Moxi - Kangding - Xinduqiao
Mugecuo Lake, Drive to Xinduqiao

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Xinduqiao

Today will firstly to visit the Mugecuo Lake Scenic Area – the largest highland lake in Western Sichuan. After lunch, drive to Xinduqiao (71km from Kangding) – the paradise for photographers.

Mugecuo Lake
Mugecuo Scenic Area

Day 5Xinduqiao - Danba
Drive to Danba, Tagong Grassland and temple, Jiaju Village, Suopo Ancient Towers

Be transferred from Xinduqiao to Danba (182km). On the road, you will have the chance to visit Tagong grassland and temple (lots of similar sceneries en route, and you can ask our guide & driver to take you to the places nearby where you are interested). After about 5 hours driving, you will get to Danba and visit the beauty valley: Jiaju Village and Suopo Ancient towers, view from across the river Danba Tibetan village & valleys.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Danba

Danba Village
Danba Village

Day 6 Danba - Rilong - Changping Valley
Drive to Rilong, Mt. Siguniang, Changping Valley

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Rilong

Drive from Danba to Rilong (100km), a town on the foot of Mt. Siguniang. After check-in hotel, ahead to Changping Valley during this day. You can choose either horse riding trip (riding expense at your own) or hiking trip (consider about your health condition to hiking in about 4 hours) in this site. When finish the visit, drive back to Rilong Town. You can stroll in this town in the night to get touch with the local lifestyle.

Mt. Siguniang
Mt. Siguniang

Day 7Shuangqiao Valley - Chengdu
Mt. Siguniang Scenic Area, Shuangqiao Valley, Drive to Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu

Today you will have a day trip in Mt. Siguniang Scenic Area. You can visit Shuangqiao Valley during this day (also can be called yin and yang concept Valley). Horse riding is also available as an optional activity. After the lunch, drive back to Chengdu and free of leisure in the rest day.

Mt. Siguniang
Mt. Siguniang Scenic Area

Day 8Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In 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.

Chengdu giant panda center
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 9Departure Chengdu
Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Say goodbye to Chengdu and continue your tour to next city.

Service Ends

Note:
About the comfort:
Because of the not very good road condition in western Sichuan. This route is comparative tired and hard one. And also, please consult with us whether this tour is offered or not because the route may be influenced by the weather such as foggy, heavy rainy, and so on.

About the meals: we could not list lunches in the tour itinerary because it is hard to ensure specified restaurants in this route. It is better to consult with us if you have meal requirement.

Tour Price (US$ per person)

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

Jim S

5.0

Our family of my wife and I plus two children and their families worked with Top China Tours on an 11-day private tour. The result was a smoothly run tour with excellent guides, good buses and well handled air and rail journeys. The 5-start hotels were top notch. Our family of 8 had a fantastic learning experience going to Beijing, Xian, Gulin/Yangshou and Shanghai. We hit the usual tourist spots, but Janet, our tour director also included smaller sites and special events to enhance the private tour. She was excellent at adding flexibility to the tour so that one couple went on a pre-tour Yangtze cruise, and the family with two children got to Happy Valley park so the kids could experience a Chines theme park. Overall the whole family had a great travel experience thanks to Janet and the others at Top China Tours.
Natasha J

5.0

I can't recommend this company enough!! I started talking to Yocky via the chat system on their website, as we wanted to do a 2.5 week trip around China. Our itinerary was: Shenzhen-Beijing-Xian-Kunming-Dongchuan-Chengdu-Guilin-Sanya Here's how things went: 1) She was instant in her replies and responded to subsequent emails within the hour (and trust me, I sent A LOT of emails). She was always so thorough and efficient. 2) She made us a tailor made trip that covered everything we wanted, including some slightly more off the beaten track attractions. 3) She helped us keep to our budget and suggested reasonable things we could cut out when things were too expensive (not something many companies would do as they are trying to make a quick buck). 4) She listened to all of our requests for things such as early morning flights, vegetarian food, and readjusting itineraries. 5) All our drivers and guides were EXCELLENT; they were prompt, kind, spoke excellent English and had a wealth of knowledge about all the sites we saw. All the cars on our private tours were nice and comfortable and had water. 6) Despite asking for 3* hotels, all 7 hotels we stayed in seemed like 4* to us and all included breakfast. 7) With such a large and complicated trip there were bound to be a few hiccups (e.g. there was a marathon in Xian one day which meant a lot of roads were closed, so we couldn't access sites). Yocky was in touch with us the entire time and helped us rearrange our plans quickly and ordered complimentary tickets to a show to make up for the inconvenience. We were so nervous about our first trip to China as we speak no mandarin and are strict vegetarian but honestly this was one of the best trips of our life; this company made it so easy for us and I really can't imagine having been able to do it myself any better!
yotour

5.0

Simon and His driver Mr Tian were our guides during our visit to beijing 4days in April 2019,Simply they were so professional persons that myself and my wife superised.We want deeply thank to them for their help to us and wish all the best in their life.Once again our friend thank you.We will never FORGET you.PANOS AND SIA
tonirxxx

5.0

I would highly recommend TCT to anyone. We did a 2 week private (Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu & Shanghai) tour with them and from the moment we arrived we felt like we were part of the family. Every guide was attentive, informative and an absolute pleasant to travel with. Special thanks to Rebecca for organising our itinerary and also a special mention to Tony, our guide in Beijing.
P F

5.0

Top China Travel Guide Jim in Beijing was an excellent guide for a solo tourist. He was attentive, passionate about Chinese history and very service oriented. He set the bar high for the following travel guides in Xian, Guilin and Shanghai. Overall the itinerary for my solo tour was amazing and I have so many awesome photos of my trip in China. Ask for Jim if you go to Beijing with TCT.
Rich H

5.0

I come from Poland and I visited China with a 60 pax group to China last month. Janet was in charge of all the arrangement of our group in China. She stayed with our group throughout our stay and she was with us to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. She was very helpful and all the arrangement was very well and especially in emergency situations - someone got lost, missing luggage The entire stay in China was wonderfull. I hope it shortly to come back here with my family :-) I am pleased to recommend to everyone Top China Travel and Janet’s service . Rich55
Guide39633

5.0

Our 14-day tour went great. Our online agent, Yocky, was very responsive to all the questions I had before the trip. We were met and sent off at each airport, railroad, and bus ride by local tour guides of TCT who were prompt, friendly, knowledgeable, and professionals. Thorough in explaining each of the places we visited and gladly took our questions and responded. The hotels we were checked-in were 4 stars as expected, clean and centrally located, clean, and served a great buffet breakfast (included). The respective tour guides effectively managed the time and arranged lunch stops close by the sites we visited thus not wasting touring time. Overall experience was great. Great value for the price of the tour. If we decide to tour other sites in China in the future I will definitely use TCT again.
Candi S

5.0

Raylene did a wonderful job organizing our tour to meet our time constraints. She answered all questions very efficiently. Our tour guide Rocco met us at the airport and the Driver was waiting near by. I have specific dietary restrictions and the guide was extremely helpful communicating that with the restaurants. The trip was so easy and we always felt safe. My husband and I are looking forward to booking a more extended trip in the future. There is so much to see and the food is wonderful!
ILma H

5.0

We had the most wonderful time in our trip to China, thanks to TCT. We had a great team in every City: Leo in Shanghai; Sarah in Guilin and Yangshuo; Snow in Chengdu, Carol in Xian and Jane in Beijing. They prompt met us at every airport, and train station and welcomed us with warm friend smiles. We appreciated how responsible they were and always on time to take us everywhere we were going! They made our vacation the most memorable ever. We learned so much about China's history and the fascinating stories they shared with us! our trip organizer Janet had lunch with us in Guilin and introduced her daughter to us. we felt like part of the family:) and that's how we felt the entire trip, like we had our cousins waiting for us on every airport...what an AMAZING trip. we highly recommend TCT! Very special thanks to Snow for re- arranging our visit to the Panda bear sanctuary for us to take pictures with the baby Panda! Thanks again to Leo, Sarah, Snow, Carol and Jane. We loved you guys!!!
574george

5.0

In April we had the pleasure of having Juli Liu as a tour guide for three days in Guilin China and the sourronding area. She speaks very good English. Is very friendly, knowledeable,and has a good sense of humor. She asked what we wanted to do and see and made suggestions of things she felt we might enjoy. She took us on a Li River day trip is not to be missed. She advised us on shopping and other things to do on our own. She did not rush us or try to push us to go to certain sights or stores. She stayed with us each day from early morning to what ever time we wanted. She even took us to an evening event after spending a full day showing us around. She also advised us on places to eat. We enjoyed her so much we wished we had allowed more time in Guilian. We plan on return to Guilian and will use Juli again.
Robin C

5.0

We wanted to do a short tour while stopping in Chengdu before flying to Kunming. We had used TCT very successfully before for a tour of Yunnan so they were our natural choice. As before the service we received was excellent. Daniel Mo, who was our email contact at the company was prompt and very efficient in his dealings. David our guide was knowledgeable and spoke very good English. The Old Chengdu Club hotel was excellent and our driver very steady! Trip arrangements were immaculate and the day trip to the Bifeng Panda reserve a sheer delight. I can happily recommend TCT
qingyanzhu99

5.0

We had our 8 day trip from Beijing to Tibet from 5/19/17 to 5/26/17. We had a great trip. From the beginning when we contacted our agent, to the time everything is arranged, then when we actually got there, it was well organized, everything we wanted, we got it. The price was reasonable, the tour guides and drivers were very knowledgeable, caring, responsible, and flexible. We saw the culture, beautiful scenes, and friendly people there. It was an unforgettable trip, we are very satisfied.
Clarence F

5.0

We were driven to the mountain where the terraced fields were found by Ocean and his driver. When we arrived, the weather was threatening and then the rain came. Fortunately, there is a fix; the sedan carriers volunteered to carry us up the steps to our hotel for a reasonable price each (420 Yuan total, about $70). It was fun, we stayed dry and off the uneven steps in pouring rain. The Ping An Hotel was fine, although beds were a bit hard. View of terraced fields was awe-inspiring in every way!!! We got pictures on our balcony and at a spot Ocean recommended. We returned to Guilin the next morning. We thank Top China Travel for a wonderful tour.
Brian M

5.0

From the moment we were met at the airport by our friendly and accommodating guide, Eric and our driver, Mr Wong, we knew we were in for a great visit. Both gentlemen made our satisfaction their priority. We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the highlight... The Great Wall. It was a fantastic stay !
glenlyndunham

5.0

Wow what can I say, This tour was awesome, Joyce from Top China Travel was amazing, she answered all our questions and organised everything for us including a birthday cake for one of our group. All our guides were friendly and knowledgeable and spoke good English, especially our guide in Beijing CC and also Sally in Xian they made our days. The Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors were some of the highlights enjoyed. The accommodation was of top standard. Overall a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. I would definitely recommend TCT to anyone who is wanting to do a tour of China. I will be using them again for our return trip.
More

You Might Also Like

6 Days Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Tour

6 Days Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou Tour

Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou Valley

From $1048

6 Days Sichuan Tour to Leshan & Mt. Emei

6 Days Sichuan Tour to Leshan & Mt. Emei

Chengdu, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei

From $569

8 Days Highlight Sichuan Tour

8 Days Highlight Sichuan Tour

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

From $1368