As the Balang Mountain Tunnel has been built, the distance between Chengdu and Mt.Four Girls shortened with a better travel experience to avoid those mountain zigzagging roads before. This four-day tour, including Wolong Pandas, Mt.Four Girls and Danba Tibetan House cluster together with watchtowers, has been highlyrecommended by China National Geography. Stepping into the new Wolong Nature Reserve to see the active pandas, and visit Mt.Four Girls, the Queen of Sichuan Mountains and the oriental Alps. Standing on the mountain tops to have a bird view of hundreds of Tibetan houses scattered on the slopes...All are unforgettable experiences in your life.
Wolong Pandas, Mt.Four Girls & Danba Watchtower 4-Day Adventure
*Get to know giant pandas better in a quieter base to avoid crowded tourist
*A memorable journey filled with fresh air, snow-capped mountains, forests, lakes combined with well preserved Tibetan folklore, primitive style of the natural scenery
- Tour code: CPT-WT-02
- Price: from $540 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Chengdu - Wolong - Xiaojin -
Rilong - Danba - Chengdu
- Trip length: 4 Days 3 nights
In the morning, your private tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu. Western Sichuan overland journey begins! Driving out of downtown Chengdu, firstly travel through Duwen Expressway that connects Dujiangyan and Yingxiu Town. After that, transfer from Yingxiu to Wolong, generally entering Tibetan region. You will feel you are getting into another world, filled with green mountains and blue sky instead of tall buildings in the city. At around noon time, arrive in Gengda Town, where is now the Wolong Panda Reserve locates.
Have lunch and a short rest in the local restaurant. After lunch, you will enter the Panda Center of Wolong Nature Reserve. Damaged in the big earthquake in May, 2008, this panda center has just reopened in 2016. Now it has about 40 giant pandas inside, some are for visitors while the others in research. Giant Pandas here are put in wild-like habitats in order to be trained to survive by themselves once returned to the nature.This symbolizes the research on giant pandas has developed, from only protected to let them go in a more competitive environment.
Wave goodbye to the lovely creatures, and then continue driving to Rilong Town.
After dinner in a local restaurant, check into hotel. In the evening you are free to explore Rilong, the small town.
Chengdu - 70 km - Yingxiu Town - 49 km - Wolong - 98 km - Rilong Town
In the morning, get up early to have a great view of sunrise at Cat's Nose. And then you will go sightseeing in the essence of Mt.Four Girls Attraction, the Double Bridge Valley (Shuangqiaogou). The main viewpoints inside Double Bridge Valley are: Valley of Yin and Yang, Hunter’s Peak, Seabuckthorn Forest Alley. Exchange to the sightseeing bus, you can decide to stop at any viewpoints and then walk to take photos. You will experience theTibetan pasture landscape including snow peaks, grassland and forests.
Today you will have packed lunch inside Mt.Four Girls Attraction. In the afternoon, visit another valley of Mt.Four Girls, the Changping Valley. Walking along the ecological plank road, taste the flavor and beauty of Mt.Four Girls: the waterfall, virgin forest as well as natural plateau lakes.When you are tired to trek, you can also choose the sightseeing bus to stop at each viewpoints inside the attraction.
After returning to the attraction gate by sightseeing bus, exchange to your private van, and then transfer to restaurant for dinner.
Shuangqiao Valley, Changping Valley
Continue your off-road trip deeply into west Sichuan’s Tibetan region. Today in the morning you will be transferred to Danba County. Danba, which was called Jiarong, means the Tibetan people living in one of the four great valleys of Tibetan region. It is now well known as the Kingdom of Thousand Watchtowers. Firstly You will have an external view of the Suopo Watchtower Cluster. The dozens of stone watchtowers that dot this area really catch your eyes.
Have lunch in the local restaurant of Danba County.
After lunch, transfer to visit Jiaju Tibetan House Cluster. In 2005, when the professional photographers of China National Geography came to Danba, they named Jiaju the most beautiful village ever in China. Your private van would stop at the mountain top. And then led by your escorted tour guide to explore the village on hill slopes from top to bottom. Stairs by stairs, you shall pass by local Tibetan's home, all decorated exquisitely. Your driver would be waiting at the hill foot, and then transfer to hotel in Danba.
Have dinner in the local restaurant and then check into hotel. Explore Danba County on own in the evening.
Danba Jiaju Tibetan House Cluster, Suopo Watchtower
In the morning, say farewell to Danba! Drive back along the way to it back to Rilong, go through the Mt. Balang Tunnel en route. Have lunch in Rilong Town or Wolong according to the road situation.
After lunch, drive another 3 hours from Wolong to Chengdu.
Arrive in Chengdu in the late afternoon. Transfer to hotel for rest.
Danba - 123km - Rilong - 98 km - Wolong - 49 km - Yingxiu - 70 km - Chengdu
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.
-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Russian/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.
-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.
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