Day 1 Chengdu
Take a flight to Chengdu. After arrival, transfer to downtown area to visit Jinli Street, a commercial street with over 2000 years history. You can taste different kinds of Sichuan food and snacks as well as enjoy souvenir shopping at the market. Then go to Kuanzhai Xiang, literally wide and narrow lane, where Chengdu Style leisure life and boutique modern life style are well displayed. Enjoy random shopping at the shops and meal at a special restaurant to get real insider’s experience and get to know more about this vigorous western Chinese city.
Day 2 Chengdu Panda Base
Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and take a walk through the bamboo-forested landscape, a home to the research base's pandas. Learn how the panda base is a leader in research, conservation, rehabilitation and educational tourism and watch the pandas playing, napping, and munching bamboo.
Day 3 Leshan
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Leshan, a prefecture-level city about 137 km (85 miles) south of Chengdu in southern Sichuan province, to see the Giant Buddha. Leshan Giant Buddha is a 71-meter(233ft) tall stone statue built in Tang dynasty(713-803). It is carved out of a cliff facing Mount Emai and the largest and tallest stone Buddha statue in the world. The Mount Emei Scenic Area, including Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. There are a number of Buddhist temples surrounding it. From the Grand Buddha Temple and Wuyou Temple, you can get the best view of the Buddha. In the afternoon, drive back to Chengdu.
Day 4 Chengdu-Depart (B)
There is no activities planned for the last day after breakfast. You may depart at anytime as you wish. You may enjoy some shopping and local spicy food before heading to the airport for your flight home.
Visas - A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.
Under the current guidelines to get a visa you will need to provide the following:
- Letter of Invitation from a Chinese agency
- Copy of Flight tickets
- Hotel booking confirmation
- Travel Insurance (some embassies ask for this document)
In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.
Booking a Single Room - On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.
Vaccinations and Your Health - We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years.
Insurance - Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 24 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.
Luggage - One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.
What to Expect on Tour
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