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4 Days Chengdu & Xiling Snow Mountain with Anren Ancient Town

Winter Skiing Memories with Chengdu Life from Past to Present

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This 4-day itinerary is specially designed for you to enjoy Xiling Ski Resort outdoor fun with essences in leisure Chengdu and Anren Ancient Town. You will have the ultimate enjoyable time in skiing and other fun snow activities to warm your body and your winter holiday. Also, we will take you to have a super close visit to those lovely giant pandas and red pandas at Chengdu Panda Base with memorable visits to the city’s best attractions. Moreover, you will have a full savory of leisure life in Chengdu from Ming and Qing dynasties, Republic of China times, to nowadays by taking leisure strolls at bustling Jinli Old Streets with wooden architectures, tranquil Anren Ancient Town with largest mansion complex of lord over one century, people’s park with laughing citizens enjoying singing and dancing, and more! You will finally know why the leisure Chengdu is so charming to make people hesitate to leave after visiting!

Highlights of this tour

  • Have a classic winter releasing at Xiling Snow Mountain to enjoy skiing, sledging, snowmobile, and more interesting and entertaining sports on the national top largest ski resort paradise;
  • Fully enjoy symbolic Chengdu leisure life pace with stirring visit to adorable giant pandas, tranquil Wenshu Monastery, relaxing People’s Park and bustling Jinli Old Street;
  • Stroll at the antique Anren Ancient Town to visit the worthy large Liu Family Mansion and the well-preserved Western Sichuan styled historical buildings lining those old streets.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from $540
  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 / Xiling Snow Mountain / Dayi / Chengdu
Travel Length:
4 days and 3 nights
Tour Code:
CD-CXDT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or groups
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureHikingMountaineeringReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu - Xiling Snow Mountain (L)

On this day, your guide and driver will pick you up at the airport/train station or your hotel in Chengdu. And then, drive about 2 hours to Xiling Snow Mountain that is reputed as the Oriental Alps with pleasant natural view. Besides, boasting Xiling Ski Resort (altitude: 2,200 meters) of 7 square kilometers wide to be the largest alpine ski resort in whole Southern and Western China region, Xiling Snow Mountain is also the venue to hold the annual “Southland International Ice & Snow Festival” in every winter.

After getting the foot of Xiling Snow Mountain, take the cable car (about 10 minutes) up to Xiling Ski Resort to have best fun in the pure white snow wonderland. Take the spotlight to enjoy skiing hours on the 2,200 meter high level covered in pure white and feel the excitement of the fast and the furious on ice and snow! Besides, you can choose more activities to play to the most to warm your winter holiday, such as the wilder Snow ATV and snowmobile to show more manful power, sledging to enjoy snow in a classic and leisure way, exciting and joyous snow cubing, bounce-flying to feel flying in the air, hot air balloon, etc.

Snow ATV/Snowmobiling: Ride the cool ATV/motorcycles to gallop on the soft white snow. Leave the clear trace rolled by the big tire behind to fully show the powerful charm of men.

Snow Tubing: The favored activities for family and groups to show your team spirit and laugh out loud together. Sit on the tube facing the blue sky and slide along the professional and safe snow trail to feel the thrilling sliding from the peak to the lower location freely.

After the exciting play, your guide will accompany you to the hotel on Xiling Snow Mountain and help you check in. Have a good rest!

(Note: all sports on ice and snow like skiing, Snow ATV, snowmobile, sledging, snow cubing, bounce-flying, hot air balloon, and so forth need extra but reasonable payment.)

Wearing Tips: thick clothes like down jackets, sweaters, thick trousers, scarves, hats, gloves, etc. are recommended to keep warm. Sunglasses, sunblock, moisturizer, etc. are suggested to protect your eyes and skin!

Xiling Snow Mountain Cable Car Xiling Snow Mountain Snow Games Xiling Snow Mountain Skiing
Day 2 Xiling Snow Mountain - Anren Ancient Town - Chengdu (B, L)

After breakfast, you can continue to enjoy the exciting skiing and other activities on ice and snow at Xiling Ski Resort to fully release your enthusiastic love to life and nature. Then take the sightseeing Cable Car (about 40 minutes) up to Riyueping (Sun and Moon Platform) (Altitude: 3,260 meters) for more natural appreciation.

Riyueping: You will feel come from the earth to the paradise as you ascend there since charming sea of clouds shows there frequently. You can just stand quietly in front of the surrounding primitive forest or walk along the wood plank road to admire the soft clouds rolling near and far under the very clear blue sky like a mysterious piece of ocean that sometime submerges the summit of those lower mountains. Inhale the fresh and cool air here and think about where you are at this second! Besides, in some great sunny days, you will have a fabulous chance to see Mount Emei and Daxuetang Snow Peak far away. After the visiting, take the cable car to come down.

Next, drive to explore Anren Ancient Town that preserves 27 old mansions from the Republic of China period. Stroll at this national famous cultural and historical town to visit Liu Family Mansion that is the largest manor architectural complex of a landlord in recent China. You will appreciate the exquisite Western Sichuan buildings combined with typical Western designs like Gothic gate, Baroque pillars, and more exotic patterns on the doors, courtyard, etc. and thousands of relics of the host. Moreover, take a relaxing historical roam along the old streets to admire the ancient houses with dark bricks and black tires in richer Chinese characters along the sides and see locals enjoying sunshine, playing mahjong, doing their knitting, etc. to enjoy their simple but leisure life!

After the visiting, drive back to your hotel in Chengdu! Have a nice sleep!

Riyueping Scenic Area Liu Family Mansion at Anren Ancient Town
Day 3 Chengdu (B, L)

This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. Walk at leisure through the bamboo framed paths, and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, climbing trees, etc. Don’t miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms. There is also a very informative Panda Museum for you to learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas.

Following the pandas, you will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the hustling downtown of Chengdu - Wenshu Temple. Marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the peaceful paths.

Chengdu is famous for its relaxing and leisure pace throughout China, which will be proved after a stay in People's Park. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, make a casual chat with your friends and watching locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment – napping in a lively teahouse, playing mahjong, disco dancing, neck massage, ear cleaning… Next is an impressive trip to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.

At the end, your guide and driver will escort you to your hotel.

Mama and Baby of Panda Experience Chengdu local living style in People's Park
Day 4 Chengdu Departure (B)

Your guide will pick you up from the hotel to the airport/train station in time for the scheduled flight or train to your next destination. Before that, you can take a rest at the hotel or go for a walk nearby.

Recommended Add-on Options

+1 more day to be an honorable Panda Keeper

Based in Chengdu, China Discovery is your best partner to help you become an honorable panda keeper. During the past a few years, we have organized panda volunteering tours for hundreds of our clients to volunteer with pandas in Dujiangyan, Bifengxia and Wolong Panda Bases. During the program, volunteers are provided a rare opportunity to get a closer touch with the pandas even feed them personally. It is also a great chance to learn many interesting facts about pandas... Your efforts will ensure the future of giant pandas! Join Us Now!

Dujiangyan Panda Feeding
+2 days to explore World Heritage Sites - Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei

Do not Miss out Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei in your Chengdu tour. They are only about 2 hours’ driving away from Chengdu downtown, and about 30mins’ driving from each other. As two World Heritage Sites of both nature and culture, Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei give you a chance to experience the long history and tradition of Chinese Buddhism, also enjoy some fascinating landscapes, including by far the tallest and biggest pre-modern Buddha statue in the world, wondrous mountain scenery, sea of clouds and magnificent sunset and sunrise (if you want to spend one night on the mountain), etc. A boat trip to see the panoramic view of the Giant Buddha is available in Leshan.

Generally speaking, you only need 2 days to visit both Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei together, usually traveling from Chengdu to visit the Giant Buddha first for a day, then visit the mountain and return to Chengdu in another day.

Leshan Giant Buddha in summer
+3 days to explore the fairytale land - Jiuzhaigou

There is an old saying that "once you visited Jiuzhaigou, there is no need for you to see any other waterscape". Jiuzhaigou and its neighbor Huanglong grant you a memorable experience of nature wonder of wondrous water world, as the words say.

You will take a 45-minute flight from Chengdu directly to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport in the early morning. In the afternoon, you’ll go to Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of travertine color-ponds and flow streams. You’ll marvel at Huanglong Temple and fabulous Five-Color Ponds. In the second day, you will visit three beautiful valleys in Jiuzhaigou National Park. The third day is for you to depart from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu or other destinations.

Jiuzhaigou Autumn - Nuorilang

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