Day 1 Chengdu Arrival
When you arrive in Chengdu, our local driver will pick you up from airport and transfer to hotel. The rest day is free.
Day 2 Chengdu
Attractions: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Renmin Park, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street (Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning meet our local guide at hotel lobby and head to Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to see the lovely pandas and other rare wild animals in China. After visiting here you will take a walk on the Renmin Park to feel leisurely slow-pace life in Chengdu and see some local styled buildings. Next move to Wuhou Temple which was built in memory of Mr Zhuge Liang, one of the most famous militarist strategists in Chinese history. Then pay a visit to Jinli Old Street where you will meet many local snacks and lots of lovely handcrafts. Back to hotel.
Giant Panda in Breeding Research Base
Day 3 Chengdu-Mt. Emei by Car
Attractions: Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt. Emei (Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning pickup from hotel lobby and drive to Mt. Emei. On the way we will stop at foot of Leshan Mountain to appreciate the Giant Buddha which is as high as 71 meters. Afterwards continue driving to Mt Emei. You will climb the mountain and explore more highlights hidden there like Baoguo Temple, Maitreya Hall, Seven Buddhas Hall, etc. Finally go downhill and stay overnight in hotel at foot of the mountain.
Accommodation: Mt. Emei
Day 4 Mt. Emei -Chengdu by Car
Attractions: Mt. Emei(Breakfast+Lunch)
Today we will continue to explore Mt. Emei. We will firstly take the scenic shuttle bus to arrive at Leidongping. From here we will hike for 1.5km to arrive at Jieyin Hall. And from Jieyin Hall we will take a cable car to go up to Golden Peak where lies best attractions of Mt Emei. On Golden Peak tourists will have chance to see sunrise, cloud sea, Buddhist light, etc. Then we will go downhill to parking lot and from there take a cable car to visit Wannian Temple, one of the oldest temples in Mt Emei. Then admire the beautiful scenery of the mountain in Qingyin Pavilion and finish visiting here. Going down to mountain foot by shuttle bus and back to hotel in Chengdu.
Day 5 Chengdu-Xian by Flight
Attractions: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda(Breakfast+Lunch)
In the early morning our local driver will pick you up from hotel lobby and transfer to airport for flight to Xian. When arrival in Xian met by local guide at airport and escort to downtown Xian to visit Shaanxi History Museum, the largest comprehensive museum in Shaanxi that presents facts of Chinese history in feudal society. Then transfer to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda. One of the two Tang Dynasty building survived in Xian. At last escort to hotel.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 6 Xian
Attractions: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall, the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter (Breakfast+Lunch)
Our English speaking tour guide will pick you up from hotel lobby in the morning. Then transfer you to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Known as “the eighth Wonders of the world”, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture, which is listed in the most significant discovers of the 20th century. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Xian Ancient City Wall. It is the most complete preserved and the largest city wall in China. It was built for the military defense in the ancient time. Since it is cycling the city, visitors can ride a bike on the city wall top. Last come to the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to take an outer look of the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. At last go to visit Muslim Quarter, the most famous food street in Xian . Today’s tour ends here and the guide and driver will escort you back to hotel.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 7 Xian- Dunhuang by Flight
Attractions: Echoing-Sand Mountain, Crescent Lake(Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning our local driver will pick you up from hotel lobby and transfer to airport for flight to Dunhuang. When arrival in Dunhuang met by local guide and transfer to visit Echoing-Sand Mountain. When you slide down the slope, you can hear the roaring echo of sands, hence the name. A short Camel Ride (optional) will leave you an unforgettable memory. Riding along the mountain to reach the Crescent Lake, your eyes will be feasted on the crescent-shaped spring surrounded by the endless Gobi desert. Then back to downtown Dunhuang to have dinner and then back to hotel.
Day 8 Dunhuang Departure
Attractions: Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum(Breakfast+Lunch)
In the morning pick up from hotel lobby by our local guide and directly transfer to visit Mogao Grottoes, one of the four most famous caves in China and a rare pearl on the Silk Road. Then continue to visit Dunhuang Museum to get more detailed and overall knowledge of Dunhuang. At last be escorted to airport for flight departing Dunhuang. Service ends here.