China Tours | Southwest

Chengdu, Huanglong, Jiuzhaigou, Leshan, Mt. Emei, Dujiangyan, Sanxingdui Ruins, Changsha, Fenghuang, Zhangjiajie 14 Days

Tour code: CS04



Year 2017 : Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Air Fare Total Fare Single Supplement
MAR 09, 23 $2599 $1200 $3799 $800
APR 06, 20 $2599 $1300 $3899 $800
MAY 04, 18 $2599 $1300 $3899 $800
JUN 08, 22 $2599 $1600 $4199 $800
JUL 06, 20 $2599 $1300 $3899 $800
AUG 03, 17 $2599 $1300 $3899 $800
SEP 07, 21 $2599 $1300 $3899 $800
OCT 05, 19 $2699 $1300 $3999 $900
NOV 09, 23 $2599 $1200 $3799 $800
REMARKS:
1. Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
2. Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on Air China (CA), San Francisco (SFO), Los Angeles (LAX), Houston (IAH) or Vancouver (YVR) departure. For New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (IAD) departure, please add $100. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
3. Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
4. Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Day 1   USA - Chengdu

Today we board an international flight bound for Chengdu, China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2   Chengdu

Arrive in Chengdu. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation. Chengdu is the capital of "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo), habitat of giant pandas and city of cotton-rose hibiscus. Benefiting from Dujiangyan Irrigation Project which was constructed in 256 B.C., Sichuan Province is reputed as "Tian Fu Zhi Guo", literally a place richly endowed with natural resources. Chengdu, as the capital, is extremely productive. The Min and Tuo Rivers, two branches of the Yangtze River, connected to forty other rivers, supply an irrigation area of more than 700 square kilometres (270.27 square miles) with 150-180 million kilowatts of water. Consisting of abundant mineral resources, the land is extremely fertile. 

Day 3   Chengdu

In the morning, we tour the Panda Preserve Base and visit the old alley. In the afternoon, we visit the Temple of Marquis Wu, the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu. Enjoy the famous Sichuan local cuisine for dinner tonight.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 4   Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou

In the morning, we fly to Huanglong, the world natural heritage site, famed for its peculiar karsts landscape and multihued ponds that are set off picturesquely by snow-top mountains, vertical ravines and vast forests. Finish sightseeing the main scenic spots in Huanglong, we drive to the fairyland - Jiuzhaigou, another world natural heritage site. Jiuzhaigou has been known for its natural wonders in terms of colorful waters appearing to be either magically peacock blue or emerald. All those who encounter it are overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty of both its landscape and its lakes, springs, waterfalls, streams, rivers and shoals. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5   Jiuzhaigou

Whole day excursion exploring the fantasy of Jiuzhaigou including visits to Shuzheng Waterfall, Changhai Lake, the River View Pavilion and Tibetan Village. For dinner the minority traditional cuisine is served. After dinner, we are entertained by the Tibetan & Qiang folklore dance show.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 6   Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei

After breakfast, we fly back to Chengdu. Transfer to lunch upon arrival. Later proceed by bus to Leshan, the tour of Leshan includes a cruise on Min River, and a view of Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest stone-carved Buddha in the whole world, described as "A mountain emerges as a Buddha, and a Buddha- a mountain". Finish sightseeing at Leshan, before we drive to Emeishan, enjoy the local cuisine dinner - Tofu Banquet. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7   Mt. Emei

A cable car ride takes us up to the Golden Summit. Sightseeing of Golden Summit at Mt. Emei. The Golden Summit rises over 3000 meters above sea level. There one may find an advantage point to appreciate sunrise, to view the sea of clouds, the Buddhist lamps and particularly the Buddhist flory which is most wonderful and captivating. Tonight we will enjoy Emei Vegetarian Dinner.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8   Mt. Emei - Dujiangyan - Chengdu

After breakfast, we travel to Dujiangyan, the ancient irrigation system. In the afternoon, we visit Qingyanggong, the best preserved memorial temple for Lao Zi. Return to Chengdu. For dinner, we enjoy a famous Hot Pot Cuisine, followed by the entertainment of Sichuan Opera. Sichuan opera is one of the principal genres of regional drama in China, it is particularly famous for its unique skills in changing countenance. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9   Chengdu - Sanxingdui Ruins - Changsha

In the morning, we drive to Guanghan to visit ancient mysteries in the Sanxingdui Ruins. In the afternoon, we fly to Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day10   Changsha - Fenghuang (Phoenix Town)

After breakfast, we will visit the Yuelu Academy. Yuelu Academy was founded in 976, the 9th year of the Song Dynasty under the reign of Emperor Kaibao. Yuelu Academy as one of the four most prestigious academies over the last 1000 years in China, it has been a famous institution of higher learning as well as a centre of academic activities and cultures since it was formally set up in 976 (the Northern Song Dynasty). Drive to Fenghuang (Phoenix Town). Fenghuang is located on the western boundary of Hunan Province in an area of outstanding natural beauty where mountains, water and blue skies prevail. Fenghuang is Chinese for 'Phoenix', the mythical bird of good omen and longevity that is consumed by fire to be re-born again from the flames. Fenghuang (Phoenix Town) is so called as legend has it that two of these fabulous birds flew over it and found the town so beautiful that they hovered there, reluctant to leave. Upon entering the town the visitor will be impressed by its air of mystery, elegance and primitive simplicity. This is a world that is dominated by the color green. The mountain slopes are covered with green foliage, the fields are green and even the Tuo River reflects the greenery. The bridges over the water and unique houses built on stilts display a harmony that is so often portrayed in traditional Chinese paintings. Fenghuang is a wonderful example of what villages were like prior to the onset of modernization. Tonight we will have a local flavor dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day11   Fenghuang - Zhangjiajie

After breakfast, we will tour the town. Then drive to Zhangjiajie. Zhangjiajie is acclaimed for its fantastic formations of peaks, crystal clear water, spectacular karst caves and the unrivalled high percentage of forest cover. Arrive in Zhangjiajie in the evening. Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain is one of the most representative natural sceneries of Zhangjiajie, we will overlook Tianmen Cave today.For dinner we are served the local Tujia Minority Cuisine. After dinner, we enjoy the entertainment of special effect show “Tienmen Mountain Fox Fairy”.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day12   Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area is acclaimed for its fantastic formations of peaks, crystal clear water, spectacular karst caves and the unrivalled high percentage of forest cover and was listed as a world heritage site in 1992. Today our tour will start with a visit to Tianzi Hill. We ascend and descend Mt. Tianzi by cable car. Mt. Tianzi has been given a sobriquet "King of Hoodoos", it is characteristic of the area to have high and dense hoodoos. Then we will tour Yellow Dragon Cave, a huge limestone cave in which there are two underground rivers, four waterfalls, 13 caverns and countless stalagmites. Have a local flavor dinner.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day13   Zhangjiajie - Beijing

Today we continue our sightseeing tour in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area. We will visit to another reserve - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the first authorized national forest park in China. Together with Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve and Tianzi Hill Nature Reserve, it makes up the famous Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Fly to Beijing in the evening. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day14   Beijing - USA

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour.

  • Includes Breakfast

Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.

Meals

Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

Local Specialty Dinners

Jiuzhaigou: Local Flavor Dinner
Leshan: Tofu Banquet
Emeishan: Emei Vegetarian Dinner
Chengdu: Local Sichuan Cuisine
Chengdu: Sichuan Hot Pot Cuisine
Fenghuang: Local Flavor Dinner
Zhangjiaje: Local Tujia Minority Cuisine
Zhangjiaje: Local Hunan Cuisine

Entertainment

Chengdu..............Sichuan Opera
Jiuzhaigou...........Local Folklore Dance Show
Zhangjiajie..........Tienmen Mountain Fox Fairy Show

HOTELS

Chengdu.......Shangri-La Hotel Chengdu (5 stars)
Jiuzhaigou......Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort (5 stars)
Mt. Emei........Hongzhushan Hotel (5 stars)
Changsha.......Crowne Plaza City Centre Changsha  (5 stars)
Fenghuang.....Fenghuang Garden Hotel (5 stars)
Zhangjiajie.....Qinghe Jinjiang Int'l Hotel (5 stars)
Beijing............Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing (5 stars)

COMPLIMENTARY

A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.


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