Wild Sichuan & Shangri-La

Chengdu & Daocheng Yading

From £2700 per person in low season
From £3100 per person in high season

based on 5 nights inc. flights & daily experiences

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Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Internal flights

per person based on two 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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  • Enjoy an electric car ride through the Shangri-La scenic landscape filled with pristine lakes and glaciers

  • Hike into Pearl Lake, Milk Lake and Five Colour Lake

  • Enjoy a horse ride into the Chonggu Temple to view the holy peak of Xiannairi

  • Face-to-face with the adorable giant pandas

  • Immerse in the local culture with a unique art form of Sichuan Opera known as Bian Lian, known for their rapid mask-changing skill!

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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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Experience the best of the Sichuan province. After spending some time getting up and close with the adorable pandas, we fly over to the wilderness of Daocheng Yading, also known as the last Shangri-La with its pristine nature and crystal-clear lakes.

  1. Days 1-3: Chengdu

    During your two nights in Chengdu, we will make a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to get acquainted to these gentle giants.

    Afterwards, we head to Sanxingdui Museum to appreciate the archaeological achievement of the anchient Shu Kingdom, followed by an impressiv face-changing Sichuan Opera museum.

    Accommodation: Niccolo Chengdu (2 nights)

  2. Fly to Daocheng Yading

  3. Days 3-6: Daocheng Yading

    Flying off into Daocheng Yading. We make a couple of scenic stops in Haizi Mountain Viewing Platform, Shihe Park and White Pagodas in Daocheng. If you are visiting between late September or early October, we can also make an optional stop at Red Grassland.

    Afterwards, we will explore the very best of Yading Nature Reserve, which is renowned as the world's last true Shangri-La. Pristine forests, blue lakes and Yangmaiyong snow mountain await.

    We start by visiting Chonggu Temple and Pearl Lake. The next day, we also explore the Luorong Pasture which is alsk known Yak Meadows. Other highlights include the wonderful beauty of Milk Lake and Five Colour Lake.

    Accommodation: Holyland Hotel (3 nights)


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