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Holiday Overview


  • Travel into Sichuan deeply, the hometown of pandas
  • Taste fiery cuisine
  • Follow the pilgrimage trail to learn about the Buddhism culture and Daoism philosophy.
  • Visit Dazu cave and Baisha rock carving in Chongqing
  • Visit the natural scenery of Guizhou and Guangxi. Visit local family, eat local food, and celebrating local festivals.
  • isit Zhangjiajie, the attractions named Qiankun Column is known as the prototype of floating Hallelujah Mountain in the movie Avatar.
Sichuan, the home to pandas, best known outside of China for its fiery cuisine. It has wonderful diversity of nature and culture. From west of Sichuan, entering the mountains that eventually kiss the intensely blue sky at more than 6000m, where it is the second largest Tibetan area, and travel in the east, in the flat, densely populated Sichuan basin in and around the capital city of Chengdu, the weather is humid and foggy, the people, and life races toward future as it does in many other Asian urban centers. 
Travel into Sichuan deeply, you will encounter the spicy Sichuan cuisine, visit China’s adorable “Black and White “Pandas, follow the pilgrimage trail to learn about the Buddhism culture and Daoism philosophy. All these elements present the unique laid-back life style in Sichuan. And this is why people call Sichuan the Land of Milk and Honey since 2000 years ago. Then move to Chonqing to visit Dazu cave and Baisha rock carving.
After Sichuan, we will take a high speed train to Guiyang, Guizhou province. Guizhou is one of the provinces in China has most diverse ethnic groups live in. There are plenty of them still live in the traditional buildings, eat local food, and celebrating local festivals. So here is an opportunity for you to join those happy people to sing and dance together in the rural area of Guizhou and Guangxi. Moreover, rice terrace in Longsheng is also famous for its particular shape, which demonstrate that Chinese minority are bright to figure out how to develop agriculture in ancient society. Guilin and Yangshuo are also reknown for the beautiful nature landscape.
Our last stop will be at Zhangjiajie. Located in Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie is known as a famous tourist city. When people say that they go sightseeing at Zhangjiajie, they usually means Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Wulingyuan Scenic Area covers an area of nearly 400 square kilometers. It is composed of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain Natural Resort and Suoxiyu Natural Resort, Yuanjiajie and Yangjiajie. It has become more popular since one of the attractions named Qiankun Column is known as the prototype of floating Hallelujah Mountain in the movie Avatar. 
Note: All the time and distance shown here are approximate and indicative only, if there is inconsistency, it will depend on the weather, local road condition and other actual situation.

Brief Itinerary

  • Arrive in Chengdu
  • Chengdu(BL)
  • Chengdu- Leshan-Chongqing (BL, by train)
  • Chongqing (BL)
  • Chongqing-Kaili-Langde-Kaili (BL, by train)
  • Kaili-Rongjiang (BL)
  • Rongjiang-Congjiang-Zhaoxing (BL)
  • Zhaoxing-Guilin-Longji (BL, by train)
  • Longsheng –Guilin (5km, 2hrs hiking, BL)
  • Guilin-Yangshuo (BL)
  • Yangshuo-Zhangjiajie (B, by air)
  • Zhangjiajie - Wulingyuan Scenic Area (BL)
  • Zhangjiajie - Wulingyuan Scenic Area (BL)
  • Wulingyuan Scenic Area –Zhangjiajie-departure (BL)

Map & Itinerary

Holiday Itinerary


    Arrive in Chengdu in the afternoon, your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to downtown Chengdu to check-in to your hotel. Evening is left free to explore the city if time is permitted.

    Located in the heart of eastern Sichuan, Chengdu is the capital of this southwestern province. Geographic and political remoteness have always contributed to the free-spirited nature of the Sichuan people, and the modern cosmopolitan nature of Chengdu reflects this. Chengdu’s identity as a fast-growing metropolis, gateway city to Tibet, and source for some of Sichuan’s most delicious cuisine, makes it one of the most interesting cities to visit in China

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel


    I In the morning, we will go to the Chengdu Research center of Panda Breeding to have a real chance to get intimate interaction with lovely panda. It has been created and imitated the natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. We will spend the whole morning visiting different panda rooms. Here, we can explore the daily life of the cute pandas, eating bamboo at their active time (from 9 o’clock to 11 o’clock), and other rare and endangered wild animals including with black-necked cranes, white storks etc.

    Today, we will have local Hot Pot for lunch, and visit Wenshu Temple in the afternoon, where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house to enjoy a cup of tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu.

    After dinner, attend the Sichuan Opera—a dazzling show performed with local instruments, hand shadows, candle storytelling, fire spitting, and face changing. Wandering around the local market and bar street Jinli, take local delicacies yourselves and enjoy the leisure life with local people.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    In the morning, take a 1.5hrs drive visit Leshan Giant Buddha, the looming Leshan Giant Buddha is a Tang dynasty (618-907 AD) relic that is the largest carved stone Buddha in the world at 71 meters. The Buddha, build in AD 713 by a Chinese monk named Haitong to calm the river waters, was crafted from a cliff face. It seems that so much stone from the carving process fell into the river below that it did indeed calm the area’s waters. While often crowded with tourists and battling the effects of pollution, Leshan is nevertheless an exquisite UNESCO world heritage site that is not to be missed for its impressive size and beautiful surrounding area.

    After lunch, directly drive to Chengdu train station to take a high speed train to Chongqing.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    In the morning, you will take a driving to Dazu (60km)) to visit the world-famous Dazu Rock Carvings as your extended tour of Chongqing which has made a significant contribution to artistic expression in China. Dazu, located in the west suburb of Chongqing City, is famous worldwide as the Home of Rock Carving. It is a wonderful land. Dazu Rock Carvings is 160 kilometers to the west of Chongqing. Over 60,000 carved stone figures relating mainly to Buddhism are spread around 76 places in Dazu. The content and craftsmanship of Rock Carvings at Beishan Hill and Baodingshan Hill are the best. The art of Dazu, which emerged in the late Tang Dynasty (618- 907) and flourished in the Song Dynasty (960-1127), represents an important chapter in China cultural and religious history.

    After visit, drive back to Chongqing

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    In the morning, take a high speed train from Chongqing to Kaili.

    Train information: G1335   Chongqing-Kaili  08:48-11:56 (TBD)

    Upon arrival, pick up by our local guide in Kaili, a short drive along the Bala River will take us to the Miao village of Langde. It is a real gem of a village with traditional wooden houses and waterwheels.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    Miao village called Stone Bridge known for paper making from the mulberry tree bark, the traditional methods going back 2,000 years. Walking across a natural stone arch after which the village was named to pay a visit to a local family and learn the different paper making techniques.

    Continue driving to Rongjiang and visit Gaoyang Rice Terrace Field and Chejiang Drum Tower at Chengjiang Dong Village on the way.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    On the way we will visit Basha, a small Miao village with very little signs of modern influence. The local people rarely venture out of the village except for selling firewood and buying for daily necessities in markets. Both the men and women can be seen in traditional costumes, wearing their hair long. 2 more hours’ drive will take us to Zhaoxing, one of the largest Dong villages in the region, with more than 700 households and a population of 4000. The Dong can be recognized by their turbans (for men), and pleated skirts (for women). They are also best-known for their architecture, particularly their drum towers, and wind and rain bridges (Feng Yuqiao), which are pavilions for sheltering people during bad weather. Enjoy the famous “Grand Song” performance of Dong at night.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    Morning: After breakfast, transfer to Congjiang railway station, and take a bullet train back to Guilin (1hrs ride).
    Upon arrival, take 1.5~2hrs drive to witness one of the most beautiful terraces in China, Longji Terraces and have an excursion there for ethnic minority culture.
    As soon as you get to the entrance of Longji, change the local shuttle bus for another 30 minutes uphill to Longji Ancient Zhuang Village, then start your hiking to Pingan Zhuang Village where your hotel is located. This hike route is quite non-touristy, during which you will enjoy the picturesque and peaceful rural life, and view the rice terraces from different angles and take a look at how farmers do their farm work. The hiking distance is around 4 kilometers with some small ups and downs, the ascent is about 60 meters, and you may need one hour to cover it. After check in the hotel in Pingan Village, if time permits, we can hike on the cobbled paths built among terraces to catch the best landscape.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Distance hiking 4km

    • Meals BL

    • Time hiking 1h


    Enjoy the sunrise view of Longji Rice Terrace Field. After breakfast, start to do a 2 hours hike from Ping'an via the rice terraces to a local Zhuang village, transfer to your van or bus. Then drive 2 hours to Guilin, visit Reed Flute Cave, the most famous limestone cave in this area and good example of the Karst Formation with distinctly-colored stalactites. In the evening, follow your guide and take a 1.5 hours' leisure walk along the city's ancient water system – this ancient water system was built by the locals 800 years ago and was served as moat before.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Distance hiking 5km

    • Meals BL

    • Time hiking 2hrs


    After breakfast, meet your guide at your hotel lobby and drive 50-60 minutes to the Mopanshan Pier for a 4-hour's cruise on Li River, with lunch aboard. You will enjoy the beautiful mountains, verdant fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Get off at Yangshuo - famous for its spectacular view of hills and rivers.
    Free in the afternoon to explore Yangshuo West Street.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Distance driving 1.5hrs; cruise 4hrs

    • Meals BL


    After breakfast, take a short drive to Xionggongshan Hill. When you climb up to the top of Xianggongshan Hill for about 20 minutes, overlook and find the hills standing orderly, clear Lijiang River meandering through the hills. The light, clouds, sunrise, pink clouds here attracts numerous photographers and photography enthusiasts. Therefore, it is one of the best place to enjoy the best view of Li River. It is even better and less costly than taking the Lijiang River Cruise.
    After visit, continue transfer to Guilin airport to take a flight to Zhangjiajie.
    PS: This flight only available on every Wednesday, and Sunday. If you tour date cannot meet this schedule, we could change to take train to Zhangjaijie.
    Picked up by our local guide in Zhangjiajie, transfer to the hotel and have a rest. Free in the evening.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    This morning, we will first visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park within the Wulingyuan. Zhangjiajie Forest Park has more than 3000 surprising pillar-like formations pulling out from earth and seen throughout the park. First take elevator up to Huangshi Fort to have a high view of the park - a huge painting of Chinese beautiful landscape. 
    Then you are arranged to visit Wulingyuan Scenic Area for a trip including the highlights of Tianzi Mountain and Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve. Wulingyuan is a UNESCO World Heritage site noted for its lush vegetation, unique sandstone pillars, pristine waters and a wide variety of flora and fauna. 
    After being fully refreshed in your hotel, drive to Wulingyuan Scenic Area. We wil first take a cable car to the best view terraces on the mind-blowing Tianzi Mountain, whose weird stones and peaks make you feel like you are delving into the magical world of the movie “Avatar”. Unlike Avatar, the views of Tianzi Mountain are all masterworks of nature. And then, take the world’s highest Outdoor Elevator Bailong to Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve, where you can continue your Avatar dream. It is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. Added to this scene is an array of amazing lesser peaks and grotesque rocks.

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    This morning, after breakfast, drive about 40 mins to Grand Canyon Glass Bridge scenic area, here we will have a chance to visit the glass bridge.

    In the afternoon, continue to visit the Golden Whip Stream which is located in the east of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, named after the 380-meter high Golden Whip Rock, Golden Whip Stream meanders 15 Li. Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream) is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable “paradise” for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. And it is also a kingdom of animals. Golden Whip Stream is named after Golden Whip Crag, its landmark spot, and runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates).

    • Accommodation 3 star hotel

    • Meals BL


    After breakfast, drive to the Tianmen Mountain, which is renowned for the Tianmen Cave. The cave is 131.5 meters high and 57 meters wide. It is believed visitors, who reach the cave will get good luck. Brave tourists are recommended to walk and pose for photos on the 1430-meter high glass plank on the Mountain. The round-trip cable car will save your transportation time and physical strength for sightseeing. 
    In the afternoon, transfer to the airport, to take a flight back home.

    • Meals BL


The tour cost includes:

  1. Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver.
  2. All the activities fee mentioned in the itinerary: Sichuan Opera show in Chengdu; Li River Cruise in Guilin; cable car and Balong elevator in Zhangjiajie.
  3. Equipment, as required: water (2 liters per person per day), first aid kit
  4. Guide: as outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available
  5. Entrance fees: All first-entrance tickets to the tourist spots mentioned in the itinerary.
  6. Hotel: hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin-bed; All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast.
  7. Meals: All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  8. All internal flights or trains and local airport taxes if there is in the itinerary.
** Day 03/   High speed train from Chengdu to Chongqing (based on 2nd class);
** Day 05/   High speed train from Chongqing to Kaili (based on 2nd class);
** Day 08/   High speed train from Congjiang to Zhaoxing (based on 2nd class);
** Day 11/   Flight from Guilin to Zhangjiajie (based on economy class);

       9. Travel agency liability insurance.

The tour cost does not include:

  1. International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China
  2. China entry visa fees
  3. Excess baggage charges
  4. The medicine for the sickness or accident while on the way
  5. Personal expenses: expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary
  6. Meals: any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary
  7. Single room supplement
  8. Please notice that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, spring festival
  9. Tips to tour guide and driver (recommended USD10-15/guest/day).
  10. Tourist accident insurance. NB - you are strongly suggested to buy travel and health insurance before you start out from your home country.


Holiday Information

Enough films and batteries, Sun-cream with the protection index of 40-60, sunglasses with a sun protection factor of 15, the lip creams and balms with SPF rating, towel, toothpaste, electric torch, Snack foods.

Cloth that you bring must be warm enough and can be removed easy enough according to the weather, including Jacket, hat, Cotton underwear, Socks, Long-sleeve Shirts, T-shirts and Pants (Shorts are not appropriate at any time while hiking), comfortable shoes, rain gear (long rain coat is better).

In addition to the normal medications for traveling, just like the Aspirin and medicine for diarrhea, siriasis,sunstroke and carsickness.

US$ is acceptable only in a very limited range, e.g. tips. However, for convenience, Chinese currency is the best choice. If you want to change US$ to Chinese currency in the tour, you can change it in the Hotel you stay or in the Bank of China. You could draw cash only from Bank of China in the big city, the ATM there doesn't always work properly and the bank is not easy to find. Please bring some cash at hand to use.

a) Eating is an important part of your China experience. Generally breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. China Highlights recommends local Chinese restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities.

b) We have tried to arrange various food in different cities. But you may still think the food is simple and not as delicious as in the big cities especially while trekking in the mountains and villages. If you have any priority of the food (eg. If you are vegetarian or you are allergic to MSG, peanut oil, fish and peanut, etc) please inform us early, we will try to alternate the food accordingly. At the same time please prepare some of your favorite snacks and substitution food in case of need.

c) Meals in the home stays will be different from the cities but clean, which leave you a good chance to experience the ethnic minority culture. We will pack a breakfast for you of cold cereal, milk, toast, fruit, and jam for the home stay. d) It is very important to drink a lot of water and eat enough fruit in your tour especially while trekking in the mountains and villages. You are advised not to drink tap water.

Hotels in China are bound by Government laws which mean that air conditioning is switched on nationally in May and the central heating in November (this may vary slightly depending on the region).

In some remote areas, sometimes shower maybe not available in the home stay. A married couple is not allowed to share a room in the Miao's home-stay due to the local customs.

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service.

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles.

It is a must before going, please provide us the confirmation of insurance company when sign up.

In some provinces with many minorities (like Guizhou, Guangxi, Tibet, Xinjiang and etc.), the customs and habits of local people are different from place to place. The local guide will inform you what should care. Respect the local customs and religions. The people are very kind and hospitable. You can feel free to talk with them. But there are some rulers you should go by! 
a. Do not photo them without getting the permit, please show the respect to them! 
b. Don't talk the sensitive topics like the political and the religion matters!

When you sign up for the trekking tour, you acknowledge that there are risks involved in trekking in high altitude and confirm that you are fully aware of and accept these risks. It is customer's responsibility to determine whether the tour he/she choose is suited to his/her physical condition. Customers are responsible for the cost of any medicines or medical care they may require during the trip for any reason. Please make sure you have adequate personal medical insurance to meet any medical emergency which might arise. In some cases, if you need medical care during the tour, you may be required to pay for it at the time it is rendered and seek reimbursement from your insurer after you return home. Please check with your medical insurer for details. In the event of a medical emergency, we will make every effort to assist you in obtaining necessary care. Also, please tell us in writing if you suffer from any allergies or other physical conditions which might affect you during the tour (if you hasn't tell us in writing before going, you are supposed to be healthy enough to take the tour). Finally, please check with your doctor to find out what inoculation may be recommended for the areas you will be visiting. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary inoculations. We reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to decline to retain any person, if such person's physical condition, mental well-being or behavior interferes with the operation of the tour. There will be no refund in such cases.

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