Multi-Day Tour | Private

Sichuan's Natural Wonders - China (9 days)

WildChina

Chengdu, China To Jiuzhaigou, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Chengdu, China
Ritz Carlton/Dorsett/Buddha Zen None

- After arriving in Chengdu, your private chauffeur and guide will escort you to your hotel for check in

- View the fancifully named moon bear at the Moon Bear Rescue Center, part of an international effort to protect this endangered bear *Note that the excursion to the Moon Bear Center is dependent on the availability of local staff at the time of our visit and is

not guaranteed.  

- Energy levels permitting, pay a visit to Bamboo Park, where herons and egrets mingle amidst 140 species of bamboo

Day 2
Chengdu, China
Dujiangyan, China
Ritz Carlton/Dorsett/Buddha Zen Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Hike up UNESCO World Heritage Site Qingcheng Mountain

- Bike to Dujiangyan Panda Base, where you will have the chance to admire China’s cuddly black and white icon

- Return to Chengdu in the evening. If interested, marvel at a “face-changing” Sichuan Opera show

Day 3
Chengdu, China
Minshan, China
Local guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Follow along the twists and turns of the Fu River to a traditional village to visit a hunter turned farmer

- Continue on to a picturesque Qing Dynasty Muslim village

- Guided by experienced rangers, explore a wild panda nature reserve, a 100,000 acre sanctuary that contains one of the most diverse and intact ecosystems in Asia

Day 4
Minshan, China
Local guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Photograph animals during morning and evening excursions while enjoying nature trails and stunning vistas of waterfalls, boulder-strewn gorges, and misty peaks

- Though sightings are extremely rare, we hope to catch a glimpse of the elusive wild panda

- Embark on a nocturnal walk or drive with the possibility of encountering creatures of the night such as leopard cats, civets, and hog-nosed badgers

Day 5
Minshan, China
Local guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Photograph animals during morning and evening excursions while enjoying nature trails and stunning vistas of waterfalls, boulder-strewn gorges, and misty peaks

- Though sightings are extremely rare, we hope to catch a glimpse of the elusive wild panda

- Embark on a nocturnal walk or drive with the possibility of encountering creatures of the night such as leopard cats, civets, and hog-nosed badgers

Day 6
Jiuzhaigou, China
Minshan, China
Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Admire the thousand-armed statue of Guanyin, carved from a single block of wood, in the Ming Dynasty Bao’en Temple

- Arrive in the iridescent surroundings of Jiuzhaigou

Day 7
Jiuzhaigou, China
Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Hike through the primeval forests of Jiuzhaigou

- Make your way to the secluded Pearl Shoal Waterfall and Five-Color Pond, where brilliant blue and green hues intermingle in multicolored harmony

- Share lunch with a Tibetan family in their home, located in one of Jiuzhaigou’s nineTibetan villages

- Visit a reserve that protects no less than 1,600 golden snub-nosed monkeys

Day 8
Jiuzhaigou, China
Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Hike through the primeval forests of Jiuzhaigou

- Make your way to the secluded Pearl Shoal Waterfall and Five-Color Pond, where brilliant blue and green hues intermingle in multicolored harmony

- Share lunch with a Tibetan family in their home, located in one of Jiuzhaigou’s nineTibetan villages

- Visit a reserve that protects no less than 1,600 golden snub-nosed monkeys

Day 9
Jiuzhaigou, China
None Breakfast

- Transfer to Jiuzhaigou Airport for your departing flight

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Description

Embark on a botanical and wildlife exploration of Sichuan during this special adventure. Discover this humid province's wondrous flora and fauna, ranging from the fancifully named moon bear to the signature giant panda, while exploring primeval forests and secluded waterfalls. Golden snub-nosed monkeys, boulder-strewn gorges, and bejeweled lakes await you. You'll visit local villages and experience Tibetan culture in the natural oasis that is Jiuzhaigou, where scenes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were filmed.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

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By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer