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Private Chengdu & Sichuan Sightseeing 3-Day Tours


Trip Code: EYT-SC-23~26

Trip Name: Private Chengdu & Sichuan 3-Day Sightseeing Tours

Destinations: Chengdu; Dujiangyan & Mt. Qingcheng; Jiuzhai Valley & Huanglong National Parks; Leshan & Mt.Emei, Hailuogou Glacial Park

Durations: 3 days

Trip Start: Chengdu ; Trip End:Chengdu

Recommended departure season: All year round


Chengdu is the biggest city in west China, the capital of Sichuan Province and hometown of Giant Panda, It has a rich natural and cultural tourism resources. A couple days are available for you to stay at Chengdu in southwest China. and you want to take the opportunity to travel around Sichuan. Don't hesitate to let us know about it, We are professional to work out excursions and sightseeing tours for your short stops at Chengdu covering the must-visit attractions and lesser-known places around Sichuan. Please take a look the following suggested tours offered by EYT TOURS, Feel free to contact us if you are in need of further assistance.

Jiuzhai National Park

Main Sights in Sichuan:

Dujiangyan Irrigation Project in northwest of Chengdu;
Mt.Qingcheng ( the holy Taoist mountains) near Dujiangyan;
Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in north of Chengdu;
Leshan Grand Buddha ( about 160 km away from Chengdu);
Mt. E'mei (one of the four Buddhist mountains in China);
Bifengxia Giant Panda Research Center in Ya'an;
Hailuogou Glacial Park under Minya Konka(Gonggashan:7556m) in east Tibetan Plateau;
Huanglong National Park under Xuebaoding(5588m) in most eastern Tibetan Plateau;
Jiuzhai Valley National Park ('Fairy Land' named by locals)

Hiking up to the top (Laojun Pagoda:1600m) Mt. Qingcheng Daoist Mountains;
Hiking up to Golden Summit(Jingding: 3077m) of Mt. E'mei;
Hiking along the less-tourists new-built plank road in Jiuzhai National Park;
Hilking up to Multi-colore Pond (Wucaichi) of Huanglong National Park;
Taking a cable car for viewing the biggest icefall in the world and flowing glacier in Hailuogou Glacial Park;
Go eye to eye with the pandas in Chengdu Panda Base, Bifengxia Panda Base or the new-built panda center in Wolong;
Watch Sichuan Opera with face-changing show or Tibetan & Qiang Minorities Night Cultural Performances;
Drop youself into a traditional teahouse in Sichuan and enjoy the local people's leisureful lifestyle.

Pandas in Sichuan

Is this trip right for you?
Trip Theme:  Discovery Tour
Trip Type: Private Tour
Physical Rating: Easy to Moderate
Go to view what our clients say
Accommodation: Upon Request
Meals: Upon Request
Transportation: by land; Domestic flights on request
Trip Crew: One local guide, a driver can be arranged
Departure : Upon request.

Suggested Trip Plans:

EYT-SC-23: Private Chengdu, Dujiangyan & Qingchengshan, Leshan & Emeishan 3-Day Tour

D1| Dujiangyan Irrigation Project -Mt.Qingcheng

D2| Chengdu Panda Base-Leshan Grand Buddha-Mt.Emei

D3| Mt. E'mei Day Tour-Chengdu

EYT-SC-24: Private Chengdu, Leshan & Mt. Emei, and Meishan 3-Day Tour

D1| Chengdu- the Golden Summit of Mt. E'mei

D2| Mt. E'mei-Leshan

D3| Leshan-Meishan-Chengdu

EYT-SC-25: Private Chengdu, Bifengxia Panda Base & Hailuoguo 3-Day Tour

D1| Chengdu-Ya'an-Bifengxi Panda Research Center- Moxi

D2| Hailuogou Day Tour

D3| Moxi-Chengdu

EYT-SC-26: Private Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou & Huanglong National Parks 3-Day Tour ( By Air)
D1| Chengdu - Jiuhuang Airport- Huanglong
D2| Jiuzhaigou National Park Day Tour
D3| Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu

Mt. E'mei

Detailed Itineraries for Suggested Chengdu & Sichuan Sightseeing 3-Day Tours

EYT-SC-23: Private Chengdu, Dujiangyan & Qingchengshan, Leshan & Emeishan 3-Day Tour

D1| Dujiangyan-Mt.Qingcheng
Head for Dujiangyan in the morning and visit the ancient irrigation project consisting of Yuzhui (Fish Mouth), Feishayan( Sand-flying Dam), Baopingkou (Precious Bottle Neck) and the rebuilt Er'wang Temple after the 2008 Earthquake; Drive to Mt. Qingcheng in the afternoon, take cable car up to the mountain and walk down to Main Gate along Tianshi Cave ( the Celestial Master Daosit Temple) in the afternoon and come back to Chengdu at night.

D2| Chengdu Panda Base-Leshan Grand Buddha-Mt. E'mei
Visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in the morning and then continue to Leshan for view the world biggest seated Buddha; after that drive to Emeishan and stay overnight at Baoguo Temple Scenic Area.

D3| Mt. Emei Day Tour-Chengdu
Transfer up to Leidongping Bus Station from Baoguosi Bus Station by local bus (about 2 and half hours); and walk up to Jieying Temple Cable Car Station, take the cable car up to Golden Summit (3077m), one of the main peaks of Mt. Emei. And go back to the foot of the mountain and transfer back to Chengdu in the evening. End the tour.

Summit of Mt. Emei (3099m)

EYT-SC-24: Private Chengdu, Leshan & Mt. Emei, and Meishan 3-Day Tour

D1| Chengdu- Leidongping Bus Station or Golden Summit of Mt. Emei
Head for Emeishan in the morning(about 2 hours) and then transfer up to Leidongping Bus Station by local bus(about 2 hours) from Baoguo Bus Station. If time permitted, catch the cable car up to the Golden Summit and stay overnight on the Golden Summit or at Leidongping local homestays.

D2| Mt. E'mei-Leshan

Wacth Sunrise behind the hotel (if stay overnight at Golden Summit) or walk up to Cable Car Station in the early morning and catch the early cable car up to Golden Summit for watch the legendary sunrise; and then walk around the Golden Summit Scenic Area for view the amazing natural scenary and the 'cloud sea' and then go back to foot of the mountain and visit the Baoguo Temple, the biggest Buddist Monastery in Mt. Emei. And then continue our trip to Leshan. Overnight: in Leshan

D3| Leshan-Meishan-Chengdu
View the world-famous grand Buddha by local ferry, and try to spot the legendary the natural sleeping Buddha. Drive to Meishan for visiting China Bamboo Arts & Crafts Museum, and then head back to Chengdu and end the tour.

EYT-SC-25: Private Chengdu, Bifengxia Panda Base & Hailuoguo 3-Day Tour

D1| Chengdu-Ya'an- Bifengxia - Moxi
Drive to Bifengxia from Chengdu in the morning, and visit the Giant Panda Research Center; after that hike down to the gorgeous Bifeng Gorge, and take the elevator up to the tourist center and then continue our trip to Moxi. Stay overnight at the beautiful town-Moxi Town.

D2| Hailuogou Day Tour
Visit the famous glacial park by local bus, take the cable car over the massive glacier and view the world biggest icefall coming from the Gongga (Minya Konka 7556m) Mountains. Go back to Moxi Town for overnight.

D3 Moxi-Chengdu
Head back to Chengdu after visit the Luding Bridge over the Dadu River, one of the tributary of Yangzi River.  View the Giant Panda Sanctuary in Tianquan, Yan'an on the way back to Chengdu, End the tour.

EYT-SC-26: Private Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou & Huanglong National Parks 3-Day Tour ( By Air)
Start in:Chengdu     End in: Chengdu
D1| Chengdu - Jiuhuang Airport- Huanglong
In the early morning, Fly to Jiuzhai-Huanglong Airport from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport. Then, we'll go to Huanglong Park(2 hours driving) for hiking around 3-4 hours. In the late afternoon we will drive to Jiuzhaigou and overnight there.
D2| Jiuzhaigou National Park Day Tour
Day tour for Jiuahai Valley National Park with crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, virgin forests, snow peaks and Tibetan villages to explore. Overnight:Jiuzhaigou.

Day 3 Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu
Drive to Jiuzhaigou-Huanglong Airport from the hotel in Jiuzhai Valley, and fly back to Chengdu. End the tour.

Jiuzhai Valley in the morning sunlight

Budget and Quotation for Private Chengdu & Sichuan Sightseeing 3-Day Tours

All Chengdu & Sichuan private tours suggested by EYT TOURS are 100% tailor-made, Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements; Explore your interests at your own speed; Select your preferred style of accommodation; Create the perfect trip with the help of our specialists. The budget will depend on your requests and reality of the destinations. Our travel specialists will try our best to lower the budget while enhancing your travel experience.We promise to offer best tours, best choice and best prices.

Services & Budgets for Chengdu private tours offed by EYT TOURS

1 Transportation

1) Airport/ Railway and Ground Private Transfer

EYT TOURS offer different air-conditioned vehicle (5-55seats) including luxury cars, overland jeeps(4×4), minivans, small buses and tourist coaches on all tours according to your requests.

2) Suggested public transportation such as bullet train (Chengdu - Leshan, Chengdu - Chongqing, Chengdu - Dujiangyan / Qingchengshan etc.) taxi or subway if you like

3) Domestice flights to Jiuzhai-Huanglong Airport can be booked on requests

4) Please ask for the latest price before you go, the budget will depend on different realities.

2 Accommodation

With the most comprehensive range of accommodation throughout Chengdu & Sichuan and we can provide you with unlimited choices in style, location, quality and price be it backpackers, hotels, resorts, luxury retreats, lodges, hosted luxury Bed & Breakfasts - the choice is yours!  Simply provide our trip adviser of EYT TOURS with either your quality requirements or budget and they can tailor the accommodation choices to suit. You also can book accommodations online by yourself if you like.

3 Activities & Sightseeing

You can combine as little or as much into our recommended itineraries as you choose. With EYT TOURS providing different and varied activities and sightseeing options, the choices are endless. If your itinerary is themed we can tie in the activities to suit, like traditional cultural performances, special style adventure activities, local flavor food & traditional style accommodation, local community visits and outdoor pursuits.

4 Meals & Special Meal Highlights

Chengdu & the rest of Sichuan is well known for its Sichuan cuisine and amazing local flavor food( such as Sichuan snacks, hotpot etc.) so this forms integral part of any holiday. EYT TOURS can include a range of meal options from hotel restaurants, local restaurants, Chinese and Western breakfasts, lunches and dinners, as well as special theme events. Ask for an itinerary inclusive of all or some of your meals and take advantage of group price savings.

5 Private guide

The best guides make the difference between a good trip and an outstanding one.Tour leaders, local tour guides can be arranged on requests. You will always be greeted on arrival at each destination airport/railway station/port. Enjoy the professional private guided services during you stay in Chengdu, At every departure, your guide will say bye to you after your checking in and going through the security check. All guides leading by Myles Ma, one of the listed Senior English-speaking Guides by China Nation National Tourism Administration from EYT TOURS, have travelled extensively or lived in Chengdu and around. You will have the same guide throughout the planning process.

6. Government taxes & travel agency's responsibility insurance.

Budget excludes:

1.Round way international airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.

2.Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.

3.Any meals not specified in the itinerary.

4.Tips for guides, escort, drives, porter, etc.

5.Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.

6.Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.

7.Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of EYT and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

8.Any items not specified in the plan.

Trip Notes for Private Chengdu & Sichuan Sightseeing 3-Day Tours

Travel Season & Climate
Chengdu enjoys a mild climate. It is warm and wet all year. The annual temperature averages 16°C. The temperature is not so high in summer,  but it is very muggy because it is humid. The temperature is generally above 5°C during winter.  And it is usually very cloudy and humid. It is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter, so the whole year is suitable for tourists. The best tourist season: March to June; September to November. The rest of Sichuan surrounded by high mountains, the mountain climate is diverse, the temperature is different in the daytime and at night time. For Jiuzhai Valley and Huanglong on the east Tibetan Plateau, the Golden Summit of Mt. Emei warm clothes and sun cream is needed, Please bring umbrella, rain coat or water-proof jacket when you visit around Sichuan esp. from June to Aug. Huanglong will be closed in winter time from Nov to Mar, the rest of sights will open all year round.

Getting There & Away

Chengdu Shuangliu Airport is the largest international airport in southwest China. Air China, Sichuan Airlines, Chengdu Airlines and other carriers link Chengdu with all major Chinese cities and fly direct to Lhasa in Tibet. By the end of 2011,there were 138 scheduled domestic routes and 48 international (regional) routes. Chengdu International Airport aims to form the national aviation hub in mainland China.

Chengdu is an important railway hub in China's southwest, with train to Chongqing, Kunming in Yunnan and Xi'an in Shaanxi. New lines under construction include conventional line to Lanzhou and new high-speed lines to Mianyang, Leshan and Chongqing. There are two major passenger stations servicing Chengdu. They are Chengdu Railway Station (the "North Station") and the new modern Chengdu East Railway Station, which was opened in May 2011. From Chengdu, you can also travel by train to Lhasa.

Speedy expressways in eastern Sichuan link Chengdu with Chongqing, Xi'an, Guiyang and other major cities of Sichuan; Heading north and west of Chengdu, road conditions deteriorate, but you can travel to Gansu via Jiuzhaigou and Zoige or to Qinghai along scenic National Hwy 213, To get to Yunnan you can head south via Ya'an, Panzhihua or travel the southern Sichuan-Tibet Hwy through Litang and Xiangcheng to Shangri-la(Zhongdian).

Helpful Chengdu Travel Tips

The world famous breeding & research center for giant pandas was founded in the north suburbs of Chengdu. Now it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Chengdu.Try to visit this base in the morning,when the pandas are most active.

In order to better protect wild giant pandas, Chengdu has established nature reserves in Dujiangyan City, Chongzhou City, and Dayi County. Sichuan Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve, the biggest of its kind in the world, is only 130 kilometers outside Chengdu.

On January 11, 2012 six captive-bred pandas were released to a "semi-wild" environment in Dujiangyan, Chengdu. Scientists believe that success in the reintroduction project would potentially help save the endangered giant panda.

Sichuan Giant Panda sanctuaries

Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, lie on the transitional alp-canyon belt between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. It is the largest remaining continuous habitat for giant pandas and home to more than 80% of the world’s wild giant pandas. The reserves of the habitat are 100-200  km away from Chengdu. It is a core habitat with unique natural conditions, complicated landforms, and a temperate climate with diverse wildlife. For longer panda adventure trips, please let EYT TOURS know about it, the experts from EYT can tailored trip plan as your expectations.

Traditional Teahouses
With over a thousand years of history, Chinese tea culture is perhaps best exemplified by the bamboo chairs and wooden tables found in the hundreds of tea houses throughout Chengdu, with jasmine tea being served as the local staple. As early as the Western Han period, both tea trade and tea culture were very prosperous in Sichuan with Chengdu as the starting point of the Southern Silk Road. Sichuan Teahouse has long been the centers of neighbourhood social life, they are where people gossiped, played cards, watched opera performances, had haircuts, even had their ear wax removed! Today, with EYT guide help, you still can find the crowded traditional teahouses in Chengdu.

Sichuan Opera Booking
Chengdu is the home of Sichuan Opera,which dates back more than 250 years ago. It's nothing like western opera; many performances feature slapstick, glass-shattering songs, men dressed as women,gymnastics and even fire-breathing. One highlight is face-changing in which performers swap masks, seemly by magic. It has been one of the popular night show in Chengdu or Mt. Emei, performances run nightly from 8pm to 9:30pm regularly; you'd better book in advance if you like, EYT TOURS can help you book the show in a discounted price.

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