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Legendary Shangri-la Tour

Tour Route: Chengdu - Ya'an - Kangding - Xinduqiao - Daocheng - Riwa - Yading Natural Reserve

If you enjoy exploring the heavenly beauty and digging fantastic cultures, then take this timeless, tremendous, and transcendental journey.

10-day Legendary Shangri-la Tour
Tour Code: JZG-S-07
Departure:Any day you want
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Our Advantages & Promise

  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard
  • DAY 1 Arrival in Chengdu

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport to hotel transfer (Chengdu)

    On arrival in Chengdu, your guide, driver and private car will be ready and waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Free at leisure in the rest of the day.

  • DAY 2 Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Jinsha Site Museum, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple

    Your professional guide will meet you at hotel in the morning and then pay a visit to the Jinsha Site Museum. After enjoying simon-pure Chengdu snacks lunch, continue to visit the Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street and Wenshu Temple.

    Jinsha Site Museum
    Wuhou Memorial Temple
    Stupa
  • DAY 3 Chengdu/Ya'an/Kangding/Xinduqiao

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Mt. Erlangshan Tunnel, Xinduqiao

    After breakfest, we will drive about 350 km (7.5-8 hrs ) to Xinduqiao via Ya'an and Kangding. Though it is a little long journey, take it easy, it will be not insipid because we drive through the longest tunnel in China - Mt. Erlangshan Tunnel and enjoy the picturesque scenery along the Chengdu Plain, the Dadu River and the Qingyi River.

  • DAY 4 Xinduqiao/Daocheng

    Activities for today: Maoya Grassland

    Today is an exploring trip. In the morning, we will drive 360km ( 8 hrs) to Daocheng via Yajiang and Litang (4014m above sea level) . One the way we will cross 2 high mountian passes at an elevation of over 4000 m, view the Maoya Grassland, across the Rabbit Mountain - the biggest Tibetan Plateau glacier relic, and Haizi Mountain Natural Reserve (4500 m). After that, we will arrive in Daocheng and check into the hotle at late afternoon.

    Maoya Grassland in Litang County, Sichuan
    Rabbit Mountain
    Haizi Mountain Natural Reserve
  • DAY 5 Daocheng/Riwa Village/Yading Village

    Activities for today: Tibetan Family Visit, Chonggu Temple, Pearl Lake

    After breakfast in your hotel, we starts our trip. First, drive 118 km (2hrs) to the Yading Natural Reserve. On the way we can enjoy very charming countryside scenery and pay a visit to a Tibetan family in the beautiful Riwa Village (in Shangrila Town). Proceed to walk or choose to ride horse to Chonggu Temple. Pay a short visit to the Chonggu Temple and then trek up or ride a horse (about 15 minutes) to the Pearl Lake (Drolma-la tso) to view the holy peak Xiannairi. Later, return to Yading Village.

    Note: Food at Yading Natural Reserve is package food, and accommodation will be dorm bed or camping.

    Yading Chonggu Temple
    Yading Horse Riding
    Yading Pearl Lake
  • DAY 6 Yading Natural Reserve/Luorong Pasture/Daocheng

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Luorong Pasture

    Get up early to enjoy sunrise at Chonggu Temple and then ride horse to Luorong Pasture to pilgrim the three holy peaks of Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong and Xialuoduojie. We will ride back to Yading Village and drive back to Daocheng in the late afternoon.

    Recommend activity: Enjoy the famous Rupuchaka hot springs or local Tibetan dancing & singing show

    Yading Luorong Pasture
    Mount Yangmaiyong in Daocheng Yading
    Yading Village in Yading Nature Reserve
  • DAY 7 Daocheng/Xinduqiao

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Drive back to Xinduqiao

    After breakfast, we will drive back to Xinduqiao. On the way, we'll go through Litang and Yajiang.

    Xinduqiao
    Xinduqiao
    Xinduqiao
  • DAY 8 Xinduqiao/Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Drive back to Chengdu

    Drive back to Chengdu via Kangding and Ya'an.

  • DAY 9 Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Chengdu Panda Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Morning be met by your guide and then pay a visit to the lovely giant pandas in Chengdu Panda Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. The afternoon is for your own independent exploration.

    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • DAY 10 Chengdu Departure

    Transfer via: international plane - your arrangement

    Activities for today: Hotel to airport transfer (Chengdu)

    Have a cosey breakfast at your hotel. And then transfer to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to board flight to your next journey.

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou. TourJiuZhaigou will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
Meals:
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
Transportation:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
Arrangements:
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Meals:
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TourJiuZhaiGou and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Gratuities:
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.

Destinations

Chengdu

Chengdu is the provincial capital of Sichuan Province in Southwest China. It is located on the edge of the Chengdu Plain which is known as the “Country of Heaven” (Tian Fu Zhi Guo). The agriculture in Chengdu really develop well, as a result, it is also called the “Land of Milk and Honey” due to this. One thing you must do in Chengdu is visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 

Chengdu is famed as “the home Town of Giant Panda” which attracts millions of tourists from inland and abroad. Moreover, Chengdu has a history of more than 2,000 years with numerous historical places of interests and relics. 

You can experience the history of Chengdu can go to the Jinsha Site Museum, Sanxingdui Museum, Wuhou Memorial Temple and Wenshu Temple, or you can stroll in the Jinli Ancient Street and the Wide and Narrow Alley to relax yourself. Additionally, you’d better not miss the Sichuan Cuisine.

Ya'an

Located near the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Ya'an is a prefecture-level city in the western part of Sichuan province, China. 

Ya'an has a long history, dating back to the pre-Qin era (Before 221 BC). 

Ya'an is a historical and cultural city as well as an emerging tourist city in Sichuan Province, known as the "Rain City", the "Western Sichuan Throat", "Tibet Portal", and "National Corridor". 

Two must-see sites in Ya’an are Shangli Old Town and Bifengxia Panda Base. 

Kangding

Kangding is an important historic county in western China. 

It has been the political, economic, cultural, trade, information center and transportation hub since Kham region. 

Also, it served as the trade center of tea-horse between Han and Tibetan. Today, it belongs to Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. 

It has many famous tourist places, such as Mugecuo (Love Song of Kangding Scenic Area), Xinduqiao, Moxi Gully, Mount Gongga, Nawu Monastery, Tagong Monastery, Gongga Temple and so on. 

Xinduqiao

Xinduqiao is a small town of Kangding county, located at an altitude of about 3,300 meters on 318 State Roadside. 

In this piece of land, the beautiful scenery of western Sichuan Plains is blooming quietly. 

Here is a paradise, with magical light, vast grasslands, crooked creek, golden cypress poplar, rolling hills, Tibetan villages scattered across the meantime, cattle and sheep graze peacefully. Veritable, it is a fascinating "photographic paradise”. 

Daocheng

Daocheng County is located in the southwestern Sichuan Province, China,which is the eastern Hengduan Mountains. 

It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture with an overwhelmingly Tibetan population. 

Daocheng is a beautiful place; there is the famous Daocheng Yading Shangri - La Eco-tourism Area, known as "China Shangri - La Soul," "the last piece of pure land on the blue planet". 

Daocheng's main attractions are: Yading (Aden) Nature Reserve, Xingyicuo Lake, Mengzi Grand Canyon, Colored Sea, etc.

Riwa

Riwa Town, also known as Shangari-La now, belongs to Daocheng County; it is the site where the world-wide known “the Last Shangari-La Yading Nature Reserve” is located. Riwa is on the way from Daocheng County to Yading Nature Reserve. It is the nearest township to Yading Nature Reserve with beautiful nature.  

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