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9-Day Yading Daocheng Tour

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Tour Code: CFT-SC-07
Tour Name: 9-Day Yading Daocheng Tour
Note: B—Breakfast, L—Lunch, D—Dinner

Destination: Chengdu, Ya'an, Kangding, Xinduqiao, Daocheng, Riwa Village, Yading Village, Yading Natural Reserve

Departs: Daily

Tour Highlights

>>Yading Natural Reserve
>>Horse riding
>>Tibetan dancing & singing show

Tour Overview
A China vacation Pacakge to explore the Real Shangri-la in the world...Harmonious valley, mystical lamaseries, endless pasture, limpid lakes, high waterfalls cascade into deep gorges, craggy rocks rise from lush green forests, and colorful flowers bloom beneath white snow peaks...Yading Dacheng provides all like the fictional places described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. This unique landscape shelters some of the last pristine mountain ecosystems on earth. Rare species of animals and plants flourish in diverse climates and habitats, relatively undisturbed by human kind...

Day 1  Arrive in Chengdu (no meals)
Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Hotel: Yinhe Dynasty Hotel  (4-star)

Day 2  Chengdu (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the Panda Breeding Center. Panda's are active during breakfast time and play together after the breakfast. And then, take walk at Kuanzhai Lanes. After lunch in local restaurant, visit Renmin Park where you can see many local activties, especialy Majhong. Our guide can teach you how to play the game. Visit Jinli Old Street for some local snacks. In the evening, a local culture show - Sichuan Opera (about 1.5 hours) is highly recommended (optional tour).

Day 3 Chengdu/Ya'an/Kangding/Xinduqiao (B, L, D)
Today, we will drive about 350 km (7hrs ) to Xinduqiao via Ya'an and Kangding. Please don't worry about the long journey, it will be not insipid because we will enjoy the picturesque scenery along the Chengdu Plain, the Dadu River and the Qingyi River. Hotel: Xinduqiao Xiangyun Hotel (3-star)

Day 4 Xinduqiao/Daocheng (B, L, D)
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). Arrive in Daocheng and check into the hotle at late afternoon.  Hotel: Daocheng Yungui Hotel  (3-star)

Day 5 Daocheng/Riwa Village/Yading Village (B, L, D)
After breakfast drive 118Km (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). Later 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. Stay overnight at Yading village.
Note: Food at Yading Natural Reserve is package food, and accommodation will be dorm bed or camping.

Day 6 Yading Natural Reserve/Luorong Pasture/Daocheng (B, L, D)
Watch sunrise at Chonggu Temple in the morning, then ride horse to Luorong Pasture. It is the best location to pilgrim the three holy peaks of Xiannairi, Yangmaiyong and Xialuoduojie. Afternoon ride back to Yading Village and drive back to Daochen. Enjoy the famous Rupuchaka hot springs and the local Tibetan dancing &singing show. Hotel: Daocheng Yungui Hotel  (3-star)

Day 7 Daocheng/Xinduqiao (B, L, D)
Morning drive 370km (7hrs) back to Xinduqiao via Litang and Yajiang. Visit Tagong Grassland if time permit (30min drive from Xinduqiao). Hotel: Xinduqiao Xiangyun Hotel (3-star)

Day 8 Xinduqiao/Chengdu (B, L)
Drive back to Chengdu via Kangding and Ya'an. Check into yor hotel and have a good rest. Hotel: Yinhe Dynasty Hotel  (4-star)

Day 9 Depart Chengdu (B)
Be escorted to the airport for the flight to your next destination. 

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Note: If your are interested in the panda volunteers job in the Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya'an, you can make a stop-over there for one or two days. To extend your travel, please refer to this tour package.

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