Sichuan in Style

Chengdu, Leshan & Mt. Qingcheng

From £4700 per person in low season
From £3100 per person in high season

based on 5 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on 2 people sharing.

Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Holidays.

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  • Experience the less-trodden Sichuan trail with relatively less crowd

  • Stylish, charming selection of carefully-handpicked accommodations

  • Hike in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Mount Qing Cheng and Leshan

  • Optional photo-taking and volunteer activities with the giant pandas!

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The vast province of Sichuan has a diverse and varied climate. The eastern lowlands of the Sichuan Basin have a tropical monsoon climate, characterised by humidity and fog. Winters are mild, summers are scorching, autumn is wet, and spring is dry and pleasant. The cities of Chengdu is famed for its fog, with the weather often likened to a damp day in London. The mountainous gorges and forested plains along the Yangtze River make autumn and spring the prime time for a Yangtze Cruise, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures making ideal sightseeing weather. Winter can be spectacular, despite the cold, when the water level is lower in the Three Gorges and the soaring cliffs even more dramatic.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

Discover the very best of the fascinating Sichuan province, from the birthplace of Taoism in Mount Qing Cheng to the adorable giant pandas with optional volunteer activities not available in other panda centres, tailor-made just for you with selection of stylish boutique hotels.

  1. Fly into Chengdu

  2. Days 1-4: Chengdu

    Discover the best of Chengdu as you traverse across Jinli ancient street, the Thatched Cottage of Dufu and Kuanzhai alleyways, followed by an evening feasting on the famous Chinese Medicine Cuisine.

    Afterwards, we make a day trip to Leshan Big Buddha, a majestic icon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Climb the height of the statue and take a boat ride to view the statue from the river. Conclude the evening with a front row seat of Bian Lian performance, which involves skilled trick of mask changing. You will also enjoy a backstage visit to watch the actors' preparation before the show.

    Accommodation: The Temple House Hotel (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Mount Qingcheng

    On your way to Qing Cheng, we will visit the impressive Dujiangyan Irrigation system. In Qing Cheng, we will make a visit to Dujiangyan Panda Base and spend some time to visit the giant pandas, with optional photo-taking and volunteer works available. Afterwards, embark on an easy trek across the verdant greenery of Mount Qing Cheng, a holy mountain considered to be the birthplace of Taoism.

    Accommodation: Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain (2 nights)

  4. Fly home from Chengdu

Experiences

  • Bian Lian (Face Changing) Performing Arts

    Enjoy a Bian Lian performance after dinner today. Get front row seats to view this unique art form of Sichuan Opera and try to guess the trick for the skilled mask changing of the masters! Visit backstage and watch the actors' preparation before the show.

  • Chengdu City Tour

    Discover the best of Chengdu as you explore Jinli ancient street, the Thatched Cottage of Dufu and wander in the trendy pedestrian streets of Kuanzhai alleyways. If time allows, visit Wuhou temple, dedicated to commemorating Zhu Geliang.

  • Chengdu Culinary Tour

    Start at a local tea house in Chengdu People's Park, visit local food market to learn about different Sichuan spices. Continue to Kuanzhai Alley or Jinli Street doe sandapao, sweet rice jelly, sticky tofu, spicy rabbit head and end with delicious hot pot!

  • Chinese Medicine Cuisine at Qinshanzai Restaurant

    Enjoy an evening feasting on the famous Chinese Medicine Cuisine at the Qinshanzai Restaurant.

  • Day Trip to Leshan

    Take a trip to Leshan to see the Leshan Big Buddha, a majestic icon and the largest of its kind in the world! Climb the height of the statue and take a boat ride to view the Buddha statue from the river.

  • Dujiangyan Irrigation System

    Take a tour of Dujiangyan Irrigation System, an ancient water system still in function today.

  • Dujiangyan Panda Base

    This morning, visit the Dujiangyan Panda Base and spend some time with the giant pandas. Optional volunteer program and photo taking with panda is available in China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base.

  • Jie Zi Old Town

    Spend some time strolling through Jie Zi old town, considered among the most beautiful and well-preserved in Sichuan with its late Qing Dynasty-era architecture.

  • Jinsha Museum

    Discovered in 2001, the Jinsha Ruins is one of the most prominent recent archaeological discoveries, with relics of an ancient kingdom predating Chinese settlement in the area. Visit both the museum and the ruins exacation site.

Location

Chengdu, Leshan & Mt. Qingcheng

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