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Overland Journey from Chengdu to AmdoTour Name:         Overland Journey from Chengdu to Amdo
Tour Code:          M80D806
Duration:            10 Days & 9 Nights
Destination:        Chengdu, Dujiangyan, Songpan, Huanglong, Jiuzhaigou, Langmu Si, Labrang Monastery, Lanzhou
Features:            The Tibetan Cultural areas is roughly the size of Western Europe and the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) only makes up a little over half of that. The other two traditional Tibetan regions are Amdo in the far east and Kham in the south east. This journey covers key scenic and culture highlights both in Sichuan and Gansu Province including the fairyland Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, Langmu Si and the mighty Labrang Monastery.  
Departure Date:
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Tour Price:          From $1,200 P.P



Itinerary Day By Day:

Day01 Welcome to Chengdu, ChinaChengdu in night,Sichuan,China
Today you arrive in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan Province and hometown to the Giant Pandas. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in Chengdu. The rest of day is at your own disposal.
Overnight in Chengdu



Day02 Chengdu (Breakfast + Lunch)Giant Panda at Chengdu Breeding Base
A full day guided tour in Chengdu. Head outside for the Giant Pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, then drive back the city to visit Buddhist Wenshu Temple, have a nice local teahouse experience, explore Wuhou Temple and a leisure stroll at the Jinli Ancient Street.
Overnight in Chengdu


Day03 Dujiangyan (Breakfast + Lunch)Dujiangyan Irrigation System,Sichuan,China
Depart for Maoxian. The highlight today is at Dujiangyan. The Dujiangyan Water Conservancy Project, the earliest man-made water system that still working today. We will visit Double King Temple and walk through AnLan Suspension Bridge, touring the Fish Mouth Dam and Dragon Taming Temple etc. in the Water Project.
Overnight in Dujiangyan


Day04 Huanglong National Park (Breakfast + Lunch)Huanglong National Park,Sichuan,China
Travel along the Minjiang River. Stop at Songpan, which was once an important military fortress ever since the Chinese Tang Dynasty with the Tibetans. This afternoon visit Huanglong National Park. Huanglong is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site since 1992. Here in Huanglong one can see a variety of mountain structures, lush woods, colorful flowers, and crystal waters, just like scrolls of classical paintings. Drive to Jiuzhaigou for the overnight stay.
Overnight in Jiuzhaigou


Day05 Jiuzhaigou National Park (Breakfast + Lunch)Jiuzhaigou National Park,Sichuan,China
Visit Jiuzhaigou National Park, a natural wonder under the sky. More than just spectacular scenery, Jiuzhaigou National Park is home to nine Tibetan villages, over 220 bird species as well as a number of endangered plants and animal species, including the giant panda, Sichuan golden monkey, the Sichuan takin and numerous orchids and rhododendrons. Enjoy scenery and visit Tibetan villages.
Overnight in Jiuzhaigou


Day06 Jiuzhaigou - Langmu Si (Breakfast + Lunch)Langmu Si Monastery,Amdo Tibet
Drive across the zigzaging Gonggongling, the source area of the Minjiang River. Further trail due north leading to the vast Hongyuan and Ruo'ergai Grassland, home to tens of thousands Tibetans who are grazing their Yaks, Goats, Horses and other livestock since ancient times. Visit a Tibetan black hair tent to see the nomadic life. Later of the day, arrive in Langmu Si, a tiny town at the borderline of Sichuan and Gansu Province.
Overnight at Langmu Si


Day07 Langmu Si - Xiahe (Breakfast + Lunch)Amdo Tibetan People
This morning at Langmu Si, explore two Buddist monasteries, Kirti Monastery in Sichuan and Sertri Monastery in Gansu. Kirti Monastery is home to around 700 monks. Behind the monastery is a gorge with several old meditation caves. Hiking behind the monastery is one of the highlights of Langmu Si. Sertri Monastery hosts around 300 monks. Take a walk in the monastery and a small village of the Tibetan herders. In the afternoon drive to Xiahe on the Sangke Grassland.
Overnight in Xiahe


Day08 Labrang Monastery (Breakfast + Lunch)Labrang Monastery,Amdo,Tibet
Explore Labrang Monastery today. Labrang Monastery which was built in 1709 and is one of the Six Gelugpa Temples. Labrang Monastery was known as having 108 genera temples, and was considered as the center of the civil religion. It has preserved the best Buddhism teaching system at present. In 1982, Labrang Monastery was list as the key Cultural Relics Protection Site. Labrang Monastery has experience more than 280 years, and has built 6 Main Assembly Halls and 84 halls successively. According to its building form, Labrang Monastery owns Tibetan architecture, architecture compounding Han People and Tibetan. On the walls inside and outside draw many murals and pictures with Buddhism content.
Overnight in Xiahe


Day09 Bingling Grottoes (Breakfast + Lunch)Bingling Grotto,Gansu,China
Leave for Lanzhou. On the way you will visit Bingling Grottoes. The excavation of the caves could be dated back to about 1,700 years ago during the Western Jin Dynasty. Expansion has been taken in the following dynasties. Now you can see well-preserved 183 niches, 694 vivid Buddha statues, 82 clay sculptures and about 900 square meters (about 1,076 square yards) of colorful murals. Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province. Nestled by the Yellow River, Lanzhou is quite pleased to walk in the early evening before joining locals at the Zhengning Road Night Market.
Overnight in Lanzhou


Day10 Depart China (Breakfast)Yellow River,Lanzhou,China
Free till transfer to airport for departure flight to Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou and connecting international flight home. Journey ends.



Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01). All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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