At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Visit: Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, which is one of the world first irrigation systems and ratified into the World Cultural Heritage list. It was built between 306-251 BC. Fortunately the Dujiangyan Irrigation system brings the vast Chengdu Plain under irrigation and has protected it against droughts and floods for over 2,300 years. Because of this Chengdu Plain has turned into the land of abundance with a mild climate and fertile soil. Mt.Qingcheng, the head-stream of Chinese Taoism. Mt.Qingcheng was also called “Supernatural Beings’s Capital”, “Original Courty Yard of Taoist Master”. After finished the whole tour, check in in local hotel in Dujiangyan.
Day 3 Dujiangyan – Mount Siguniangshan tour by private transfers (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Mount Siguniangshan, Shuanggouqiao
At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby, drive to Mount Siguniangshan, also named Four Girls Mountain, is an AAAA National Park, which is well known for the adjacent mountains peaks: Dafeng (5025m), Erfeng (5276m), Sanfeng (5355m) and Yaomeifeng (6250m); and three main valleys: Shuangqiaogou, Changpinggou and Haizigou. It is one of perfect destinations in western Sichuan to plan a climbing tour to Dafeng and Erfeng or a hiking tour from Changpinggou to Bipenggou. Upon arrival, we will deep explore the Shuanggouqiao before check in local hotel.
Day 4 Mount Siguniangshan tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Mount Siguniangshan
At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby, continue to explore the mountain. Today will mainly visit: Changpinggou. After finished the hiking, transfer back to the local hotel.
Day 5 Mount Siguniangshan tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby, continue to explore the mountain. Today will mainly visit: Haizigou. After finished the hiking, drive back to Chengdu downtown hotel.
Day 6 Chengdu Giant Buddha tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding, Leshan Giant Buddha
At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, then transfer to Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding which is biggest center for pandas. There you would have some very relaxing time to see the cute pandas in different age.
After lunch, transfer to Leshan Giant Buddha, the world’s largest stone-carved Buddha so far. The Giant Buddha was engraved on a cliff face, with his head reaching top of the cliff and feet treading on the river face, total height at 71 meters. Nearby the huge Buddha figure there are also some other figures and Buddhist grottoes engraved on the cliff. After the whole tour finished, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 7 Chengdu -Lijiang tour by plane (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Wuhou Temple, Broad and Narrow Alleys, Jinli Ancient Street
At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, your today’s first stop would be the Wuhou Temple, the memorial temple of Zhuge Liang, the outstanding strategist of Shu Kingdom in the three Kingdom Period (220-280). After that, continue to visit Dufu’s Cottage. Then continue to explore Chengdu City in Broad and Narrow Alleys, Jinli Ancient Street to try some delicious food and snacks there. After that, transfer to the airport for your flight to Lijiang ( reference flight: CA4265 / 18:06-19:40). Upon arrival, meet our local driver and transfer to check in in local hotel.
Day 8 Lijiang classic tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Ancient Town & Baisha Murals, Yufeng Temple
At 08:30, picked up by our tour guide at hotel lobby, visit: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Baisha Ancient Town & Baisha Murals, at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is about 8km (4.9 miles) to the north of Lijiang Old Town. It is much quieter because it is not commercialized. Here, you can experience the Naxi people’s peaceful daily life. And you will see many old murals in the ancient buildings in the Baisha village. Yufeng Temple, at the southern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is one of the Scarlet Sect lamaseries of Lijiang. After the tour finished, transfer back to your hotel.
Day 9 Lijiang to Shangri-La Tour (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Tiger Leaping Gorge, The First Bend of Yangtze River, Dukezong Ancient Town
At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Visit: Tiger Leaping Gorge. Lying on the way to Shangri-La from Lijiang Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge is the longest, deepest, and narrowest gorge in the world. The First Bend of Yangtze River. The First Bend of the Yangstze River is located between Shasongbi Village in Shangri-la County and Shigu Town in Lijiang. It has an altitude of 1850 meters. The Yangtze River runs all the way down from Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau to Yunnan, going through the mountains and valleys, then make a sudden turn of over 100 degrees to northeast at Shasongbi Village, forming a “Ω” shape. People call this spectacle “the First Bend of Yangtze River”. Dukezong Ancient Town, a Tibetan town located in Shangri-La, offers sanctuary to all those seeking refuge from the busy city life. After the tour finished, transfer to Shangri-La and check in in local hotel.
At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Visit: Songzanlin Monastery, which is is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Covering an area of 30 hectares, it looks like a mini Kumbum (Ta Er) Monastery. It is located on a mountain slope 5km from the county town of Shangri-La. Shika Snow Moutain, regarded as a holy mountain for the local Tibetans. You can enjoy the beautiful snow mountain, the Spiritual Rhino Lake, the forest, the grassland, and rare plants and animals here. In addition, you may experience the religious culture of the sacred mountain and the nomadic culture. After the tour finished, transfer back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Shangri-La Tour
Day 11 Shangri-La departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
Attractions: Napa Lake
At 08:30, meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby. Visit: Napa Lake. Napahai Lake Natural Reserve covers an area of 3,125,000 square metres, rising 3,266 metres above the sea level, while the lake covers 660,000 square metres. The natural reserve is flat, surrounded by mountains. In winter or summer, you will be shocked at the snow-cladded mountains, Naqu River, Naizi River and other ten meandering rivers flow into Napahai Lake through the grasslands. After the tour finished, transfer to airport for your departure.
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Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.