6 Days Leshan, Mount Emei & Panda Volunteer Tour

Treasures of Sichuan

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Be engaged in profound Buddhism culture, splendid landscapes through the exhilarating, exlusive activities to experience unparalleled Sichuan splendors. In fact, it is more than a tour and it is an adventure of discovery. Are you ready? Let's go!

Highlights of this tour

  • Marvel at the largest stone Buddha in the world which is 71-meter tall;
  • Pay a scared visit to Mount Emei and have grand scenery on the Golden Summit;
  • Take a whole day panda volunteer program to take care of the lovely giant pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base;
  • Know how the oldest and only-surviving no-dam irrigation system world works.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from Request
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Chengdu / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu / Dujiangyan / Chengdu
Travel Length:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CLEB-06
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureHikingMountaineeringReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas. Upon arrival, your guide will meet and escort you to your hotel in Chengdu downtown in a private vehicle. The rest of today is free to explore the leisure city on your own.

Optional Activity: In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner of Sichuan cuisine at a local restaurant.

Chengdu Hotpot
Day 2 Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei ( B, L )

In the morning, after a two-hour drive from Chengdu, head to Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest carved statue of Buddha in the world. Sitting at the confluence of three rivers, the Giant Buddha was carved on the cliff of Lingyun Mountain, used to suppress the flood. Enjoy spectacular view of the huge statue as you walking down through the narrow staircases to the foot of the Buddha.

After visiting the Giant Buddha, move on to Mt. Emei. Located 30 minutes away from Leshan by road, Baoguo Temple is the biggest temple of the mountain, which is also the final site for today’s tour.

Stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei.

Leshan Giant Stone Buddha

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Day 3 Mt. Emei - Chengdu ( B, L )

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Today is your Emei Mountain Tour. First, take an eco-car in the Scenic Area to Leidongpin and hiking to Jieyin Hall, to take a cable car up to the Golden Summit (altitude: 3077 m). At the highest peak of the mountain, you will be amazed by the awe-inspiring view of Huazang Temple and witness the breathtaking sea of clouds if it’s sunny.

Next, go down to Wannian Temple parking lot by car. Take a cable car up to Wannian Temple at the middle of the mountain. Appreciate the most beautiful landscape of Mt. Emei in Qingyin Pavilion as you hike from Wannian Temple to Wuxiangang parking lot.

After the tour, transfer back to Chengdu. Stay overnight in Chengdu.

Golden Summit
Day 4 Chengdu - Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer (B, L)

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Today you will head for Dujiangyan Panda Base to fulfill your lifetime panda volunteer work from 8: 30 to 16:00.

There are more than 40 giant pandas and 5 red pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base. During this one-day panda volunteer program, you’ll experience some activities including honorary keepers to clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the panda’s status and living conditions; prepare food for the pandas and also experience the fun of making the “Panda’s Cake”; deliver delicious “Cake” and fruits to the pandas personally and understand panda’s feeding habits; watch a panda documentary that shows scientific facts about pandas, to understand how humans protect them, and how we may live in harmony with them; plant bamboos and trees, as well as set up nametags and some more interesting and meaningful activities. After the panda volunteer activities, you’ll receive an official certificate from CCRCGP that proves your love for giant pandas, as well as souvenirs, like a panda badge, a panda T-shirt or a panda club magazine.

After this tour, drive to your hotel in Dujiangyan City.

Please Note:

1. The above arrangements will be adjusted according to the specific situations and the volunteer program may be delayed or inaccessible by inevitable requirements, control, and Force Majeure like earthquakes, epidemic...

2. Being a volunteer, you should apply it a week in advance with your Application Form and Health Examination Form.

3. Requirements & Limitations:

(a) Health Examination Form: To do the panda volunteer program at Dujiangyan Panda Base, you need to have a valid Health Examination Form (valid medical certificate and signature which could be applied in your country or in China). Feel free to contact our travel consultant for more information or let them register for you. (This form is to ensure that you are not carrying the infectious diseases or other illnesses which endanger the health of pandas.)
(b) Age & Number Limitations: The center can accept up to 30 volunteers (aged between 12 and 65) at any one time.
(c) Avoid Using Strong Smell: For pandas have keen sense of smell, volunteers should avoid using perfume or other odorous articles like mosquito repellent liquid, nail polish, skin care products, makeups, etc. on the volunteer work day.
(d) Dressing Code: During the panda volunteer program, you are required to wear comfortable shoes, like sports shoes, that are suitable for the work. Try to avoid sandals, slippers, high-heels, and so on. Besides, wear trousers, avoid shorts and skirts, etc. (during the program, the panda base will provide working jumpsuits in spring and winter, and T-shirts in summer and autumn for you.)
(e) Healthy Bodies: To well protect giant pandas, volunteersare required to be healthy, and people who are suffering from illness, like a cold, fever, influenza, and other infectious diseases are not suitable to do the panda volunteer programs.

4. If you have got more questions and ideas, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants.

Dujiangyan PandaPanda Volunteer Work to Clean Panda EnclosureDujiangyan Panda Feeding
Day 5 Dujiangyan - Chengdu ( B, L )

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After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Transfer to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which was an irrigation project built in 256BC. The system is still working to irrigate Chengdu plain and it’s the actual reason why Chengdu is called as the “Land of Abundance”. Visit the three main parts of Dujiangyan Irrigation System including Yuzui, Feishayan, Baopingkou, and be amazed by the wisdom of ancient Chinese.

After the tour, drive back to Chengdu.

Baopingkou
Day 6 Chengdu & Chengdu Departure ( B, L )

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Today you first stop is to visit DufuThatched Cottage, a museum in honor of Dufu(712 – 770AD), a famous realist poet in Chinese history. Taking a quite walk in this historical cultural environment, you are apt to be brought back to ancient time. Then you will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in hustling downtown Chengdu, Wenshu Temple, where you will marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the temple’s peaceful paths.

Next will be an impressive visit to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time will steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities.

 After the tour, your guide will escort you to the airport in time for the scheduled flight to your next destination.

Dayatang

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