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Sichuan Danba Tour

Duration:
7
Destination:
Chengdu, Yaan, Danba, Kangding, Chengdu
Highlights:
Panda Garden, Hiking from Zhonglu Village to Suopo Village, Lhagang Monastery
Tour Code:
SPT-04

Day 1 Arrive in Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan province, the home town of Panda. Your guide will meet you at airport and transferred to hotel. Next day you will start your Sichuan Tour.

 

Day 2 Chengdu - Ya'an
In the morning we will drive along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way to Yaan, which is known as a Rainy City. On the way enjoy the rural scenery in western Sichuan Plain. Today we will pay a visit to Panda Garden of Bifengxia to see this adorable animal. If you give a certain donation, you could milk one baby panda. And then we will visit Shangli ancient town. It is once served as an important post on the South Silk Road and the Ancient Tea-Horse Trail in history.

 

Day 3 Ya'an - Danba
Today we will drive to Danba (1900 m). On the way we will visit the Dengchigou Catholic Church in the Baoxing Panda Reserve. It is the place where the French preacher and biologist David found the giant pandas and introduced them overseas from here in 1869 and thus it has become an important humanistic spot as well. Keep drive over the Jiajin Shan Mountain to Danba. The local people are called Jiarong (Gyarong) Tibetans. Visit the Jiaju Tibetan People's Village. More than one hundred buildings keep the same architectural style with a complete and unique character of Jiarong Tibetan residences. Under the blue sky, the Tibetan residences decorated in red, white and black are strewed at random but also in order from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley.

 

Day 4 Danba
Danba has long been acclaimed as the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. Today hiking from Zhonglu village to Suopo village, visit the ancient block towers in Suopo. They were made of clay and block and look fine from outside with solid thick walls.

 

Day 5 Danba - Tagong - Xinduqiao - Kangding
In the morning, we will drive via Bamei to Tagong, and visit the Lhagang Monastery (Tagong Si) of Sayka Sect, which is surrounded by three hills symbolizing three Bodhisattvas. Then drive to Xinduqiao, a small town on the road juncture where the northern route of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (Chengdu - Lhasa) and the southern route of Sichuan-Tibet Highway (Chengdu - Lhasa) meet. Cross over Zheduo Shan Pass (4298 m) to Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and the important juncture of Tibetan and Han People in history.

 

Day 6 Kangding - Luding - Yaan - Chengdu
Drive to Luding and crossing through the 4.1 km long tunnel of Mt. Erlang Shan to Yaan. Keep drive along Chengdu-Yaan Express Way back to Chengdu.

 

Day 7 Departure
Transfer to airport for your next stop.