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Private Chengdu & Sichuan Family Discovery Tours (7 Days)

Overview

Trip Code: EYT-SC-35

Trip Name: Private Sichuan Discovery Tours (7 Days)

Destinations: Chengdu & Sichuan; Leshan & Mt. Emei; Mt. Qingcheng & Dujiangyan; Sanxingdui & Huanglongxi Old Town

Durations: 7 days

Trip Start: Chengdu ; Trip End:Chengdu

Recommended departure season: All year round

Description

This is a suggested tour for family holiday to Sichuan, more than 7 days are available for your family to stay in Chengdu & Sichuan, and you want to take the opportunity to travel around this big province in southwest China called Sichuan (means: four rivers) in your own ways, no group travel pushing, just private tour relaxing with your parents and kids. It's possible to organize a private tour around Sichuan to view the famous natural and cultural sights and experience the local people's leisureful lifestyle as your different requests. Forget the guide book recommended hot spots, try to looking for your own insterests about your holiday upon your family realities, Don't hesitate to let us know about it, We are professional to work out tailor-made tours covering the must-visit sights and less-known spots around Sichuan. Please take a look the following suggested tour offered by EYT TOURS, Feel free to contact us if you are in need of further assistance.


Mt. E'mei

Main Sights in Sichuan:

Dujiangyan Irrigation Project & Qingcheng Daoist Moutains;
Leshan Grand Buddha & Mt. Emei (one of the four Buddhist mountains in China);
Chengdu Panda Breeding & Research Base & Sanxingdui Ruins Museum;
Three Su's Temple & Huanglongxi Old Town;
Dufu Cottage & Wuhou Temple in Chengdu
Experience:
View the natural scenary on the Golden Summit of Mt. Emei & the top of Moutain Qingcheng;
Enjoy yourself in one of crowed traditional teahouses in Sichuan;
Watch Sichuan Opera with face changing show
Walk on the new built old style street in Chengdu-Jinli Street and Kuai & Zhai Alleys


Leshan Grand Buddha

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

Suggested Trip Plans:

EYT-SC-34: Private Chengdu &Sichuan Family Discovery Tour (7 Days)

D1: Arrive in Chengdu

D2: Chengdu Panda-Sanxingdui Museum-Chengdu

D3: Dujiangyan-Mt. Qingcheng Hiking

D4: Mt.Qingcheng-Leshan-Mt.Emei

D5: Mt. Emei Day Tour

D6: Mt.Emei-Meishan

D7: Meishan-Huanglognxi-Chengdu


Charming Chengdu at night


Detailed Itinerary for Suggested Chengdu & Sichuan Family Discovery Tours (7 Days)


D1: Chengdu arrival
Arrive in Chengdu and transfer to the hotel, Charming Chengdu guided city tour & watch Sichuan Opera if time permitted.
D2: Chengdu Panda-Sanxingdui Museum-Chengdu
Go eye to eye with the lovely pandas at Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in the early morning and then head for Ganghan, about 30 km away from Chengdu, visit the ancient Shu ruins museum- Sanxingdui Museum, come back to Chengdu in the late afternoon.
D3: Chengdu-Dujiangyan-Mt. Qingcheng

Visit Dujiangyan Irrigation Project in the morning and head for Mt. Qingcheng, a Daoist holy mountain. Take cable car up to Shangqinggong and then start hiking down to the foot of mountain after visit the Tianshi ( Celestial Master) Cave, the biggest Daoist Temple on the mountain. Stay overnight at the foot of moutains.
D4: Mt.Qingcheng-Leshan-Mt.Emei
Drive to Leshan along the beautiful rural Chengdu Plain, view the biggest Buddha by ferry and then continue our journey to Mt. Emei. Overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei.
D5: Mt. E'mei Day Tour
Transfer up to Gold Summit by local transport and walking, and visit the Golden Summit Temples and Wannian Temple in the afternoon, Hike along a beautiful stream in the middle of Mt. Emei; Back to the foot of the moutnain in the evening, and enjoy the famous hot spring at night in the hotel if you like.

D6: Mt. E'mei-Meishan
Head for Meishan away from Mt. Emei, visit China Bamboo Arts Muesum and traditional villages and towns on requests on the way to Meishan, in south of Chengdu; visit Three Su's Temple in the town center of Meishan.
D7: Meishan-Huanglognxi-Chengdu
Head for Huanglongxi away from Meishan, a traditional old town in south of Chengdu and by Jinjiang River, a main tributary of Minjiang River. wonder around the town and discover the lost liftstyle for the local people by the busy port hundreds of years ago; after that, find a local traditional teahouse for a break by Jinjiang River. Come back to Chengdu and end the tour.

Budget and Quotation for Private Chengdu & Sichuan Family Discovery Tours (7 Days)


All 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 request 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 domestic flights, railway, taxi, bullet train or subway if you like

3) 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 and Sichuan, 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, a registered guide from Chengdu on Viator and one of listed Senior English-speaking Guides by China 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 Family Discovery Tours (7 Days)

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. Sichuan in southwest China has diverse climate and weather depend on different regions, North and west of Sichuan is part of Tibetan Plateau, warm clothes are needed all year round for Tibetan Plateau climate, warm in daytime and cold at night time; South and east of Sichuan, belongs part of Sichuan Basin, humid and moutainous, the temperature varies from the plain to top of the moutains. Warm clothes are needed when you plan to hike up to the mountain top. Best travel season for Sichuan will be from March to June; Sep to Oct.


Getting There & Away

AIR
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.

TRAIN
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.

BUS
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

Panda-visit
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, 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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