10 days Jiuzhaigou, Mount Emei and Yangtze River cruise tour
Upon arrival at Jiu-Huang airport, to be fetched and driven to Jiuzhaigou hotel. Overnight at Jiuzhaigou.
Note: There are flights from Chengdu, Chongqing, Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou to Jiuzhaigou daily.
Jiuzhaigou is China’s premier national park which is located between the Sichuan Basin and the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. With crystal clear lakes, waterfalls, virgin forest, endangered plant and animal species and Tibetan villages to explore, you will soak in the atmosphere of Jiuzhaigou' tranquility and break-taking scenery. You can take the pollution free sightseeing bus to the top of the valley, then walk down to appreciate the nice scenery along the way. Jiuzhaigou valley literally means “Nine Village Valley” which is named after the nine Tibetan villages scattered throughout the park, so in the evening you will have the chance to see a local Tibetan-Qiang minority culture show to know their mysterious life. Overnight at Jiuzhaigou.
Morning drive from Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong (about 3 hours drive). You will have about 3-4 hours sightseeing at Huanglong. Huanglong National park is very famous for its colored lakes.You can consider to climb the mountain depends on your health conditon or take the cable car to Huanglong Temple(150RMB). Afterwards drive to Chuanzhusi airport for the flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at Chengdu airport, to be met and transfer to Chengdu hotel. Overnight at Chengdu.
Morning around 08:00 to be met and transferred to Emeishan. On the way enjoy the beautiful countryside landscape of western Chengdu Plains. Upon arrival at Emeishn, you will be arranged to visit Baoguo Temple. After that, take the local sightseeing bus to Leidongping(Lunch will be arranged at Leidongping), afterwards walk about 15-20 minutes to Jieyin Hall, here you will take the cable car to Golden summit(or you can choose to hike up - around 2 hours). Visit the Huazang temple, Golden summit Buddha Statue. If you are lucky enough, you may see the clouds sea and Buddhist Halo in the late afternoon. Overnight at Golden Summit Hotel.
Early morning go to see sunrise at Golden Summit, in a clear day you will also see the Gongga Mountain which is the highest peak in Sichuan, called 'the King of Shu'. Afterwards take the cable car and sightseeing bus down to Baoguo Si bus park, our driver will meet you there and drive to Leshan. In Leshan visit the biggest sitting Buddha sculpture in the Lingyun Temple. The grand Buddha was completed in 803 of Tang Dynasty after 90 year's construction and enjoys the fame of the biggest sitting stone sculpture in the world with a 71-meter height. Carved on the cliff face, the sculpture is well designed with perfect balance and effective water drainage system. You can also choose to have a boat tour to see Leshan Grand Buddha(fee is on your own). Late afternoon transfer back to Chengdu, check into your hotel. Overnight at Chengdu.
Morning around 07:30-08:00 to be met at your hotel lobby and transferred to Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center, it takes about half an hour. You will catch pandas' feeding time, they are at their most active, both Adults and Babies. Later then watch the film at Panda Story Cinema to know the panda daily life, baby getting birth, etc. Afterwards drive back downtown for lunch, then send you off at Chengdu train station for the train to Chongqing(express train, it takes about 2 hour 20 minutes to reach Chongqing). Free explore Chongqing on your own. Overnight at Chongqing.
After breakfast, transfer to visit Dazu Rock Carvings, which has been listed as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. The Dazu Grottoes spread across more than 75 sites in the county, and contain over 50,000 stone sculptures carved from the Tang Dynasty (618-907) to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The two major sites are Beishan (North Hill) and Baodingshan (Baoding Hill). We will arrange you to visit Baodingshan for a few hours. Afternoon drive back to Chongqing for dinner, then send you to get on the luxury cruise at Chongqing Pier. At 22:00 your memorable Yangtze River begins.
This morning the ship will stop at Fengdu, where you will visit the Ghost City, which is famous for its temple dedicated to the King of the Underworld, an association dating back to the Han Dynasty. Afternoon the cruise will sail through Qutang Gorge .
Morning sail through Wu Gorge, stop at Badong, where you will take a small junk for a close-up view of the breath-taking natural splendors along the Shennong Stream. we are sure you will impressed by the dexterity the team of trackers as they push and haul the wooden sampans over the rapids. Back to the cruise to continue your cruise into the western section of the Xiling Gorge and pass through the five-step ship lock.
Visit the site of Three Gorges Dam Project in the morning, then sail the eastern part of Xiling Gorge, disembark at Yichang around 12:00. To be met at Yichang pier and drive you to Yichang for the flight or train to your next travel city, end the trip.
Note: There are flights from Yichang to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqin, ect.