Day1: Flight from Shijiazhuang (Beijing nearby city, taking fast train by 1 hour, fee included) to Mianyang(Chengdu nearby city), then hotel check in, overnight in mianyang.
Day2: Fast train from mianyang to Leshan: Leshan giant Buddha+traditional Sichuan dishes+Chengdu night scenery+Jiuyan Bar Street, overnight in Chengdu.
Day3: Chengdu downtown: Panda base+Wenshu Monastery+kuanzhai Alley+Sichuan opera,overnight in Chengdu.
Day4: Fast train from Chengdu to Xi'an: Terra cotta Warriors+Xi'an Ancient City Wall, back to Beijing by fast train..
We arrange most visitors’ top recommendation and every must-visit highlight to the point for ensuring you get all the essential sightseeing, culture, history, and fun with nice rest time. Discover Xi'an，the ancient capitals of China! You will experience the past dynasties of China, learn about the dynastic history and marvel at the great architecture of ancient China!
Basic tour information
Activity Place: Chengdu and Xi'an City, Sichuan and Shanxi Province
Activity Date: Jun.25th-Jun.28th Confirmed，Private Tour provided if you want to go with your family or friends!
Meeting point: Beijing west railway station at 11:30 in 25th of June (Find CET Green Flag)
Trip fee: Round way Transportation + Local Travelling fast train and bus + Hotel + Meals + Culture Experience Activities + CET English Guide
Normal Price: 3585 RMB/pax, pay the deposit 585 RMB/pax when you book the trip.
Group Discount: 3550 RMB/pax if 3 or more than 3 seats booked together, pay the deposite 550RMB/pax when you book the trip.
VIP Price: 3550 RMB ( Buy CET VIP on our wechat offical Menu), pay the deposit fee 550 RMB/pax when you book the trip.
Note: The left 3000 RMB trip fee will be collected when this trip is confirmed.
Participants: If less than 8 participants, this trip fee will be different.
Travel Advisor: Kevin: 18701009257
For people who are not in Beijing , if you are interested in our trip as well, feel free to contact Kevin.
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Statement about the trip fee
What is includes in the cost?
Accommodation: 3 night in 3-Star hotel.
Round way transportation ticket and local fast train and bus ticket.
Meals during this trip: Day2-Day4: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
National treasury performance, Sichuan face opera.
Chinese Mahjong Experience.
CET Guide fee for the whole trip.
4 Days outdoor insurance
Local travelling bus with experienced driver.
What is not included in the cost?
Additional personal consumption
Leshan giant Buddha ticket: 80 RMB (40 RMB for student)
Leshan tour boet tickets: 70 RMB
Base of Giant Panda Breeding ticket: 56RMB( 28 RMB for student)
Terra cotta Warriors ticket: 120 RMB (60 RMB for student)
Single Room Supplement: 300 RMB
Please Note: We want to have a positive effect everywhere we go, we don’t take commissions or kickbacks, and we don’t take you on detours for shopping.
Statement about the REFUND
If you cancel this trip 3 days before depature, we will refund 50%.
If you cancel this trip within 3 days before depature, no refund
Statement about WEATHER
Chengdu has a foggy, relatively mild, basin climate. Summers feel hotter, winters feel colder, and the pollution seems worse due to the humidity. However many describe the climate of Chengdu as "pleasant", and it is, compared to the harshness of the surrounding mountain areas you might visit, like Jiuzhaigou and Mount Emei.
Xi'an weather is mild with four distinct seasons - a warm but variable spring, a torrid summer, a cool autumn, and a dry and chilly winter. The highest temperature occurs in July, 35 ~ 40 degree , while the coldest month is January, with the temperature low to -10 ~ -5 degree.
Statement about FOOD
If there's one thing Sichuan people do well, it's food, and nowhere is this more evident than in the province's capital Chengdu, where "a dozen restaurants can be found on every street". Whether you're looking to try some traditional hotpot or a simple noodle lunch, or fancy a break from the local oily fare, there's something for everyone in Chengdu.
If you ask a local to recommmend Xi’an food, the first one they recommend most of the time is Crumbled Flatbread in Mutton Stew, which is also known as Yangrou Paomo. It is a soup dish that involves torn wheat flour flat bread, mutton and bean vermicelli.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giantpandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, andthe captive panda population has grown to 83. Its stated goal is to "be aworld-class research facility, conservation education center, and internationaleducational tourism destination.
Leshan Giant Buddha
The Leshan Giant Buddhais a statue of Maitreya which is a Bodhisattva usually represented as a verystout monk with a broad smile on his face and with his naked breast and paunchexposed to view in sitting posture.Facingthe river, the Buddha has symmetrical posture and looks which have beenbeautifully captured in its solemn stillness. It is 71 meters (about 233 feet)high, and has 8.3-meter-long (about 27 feet) fingers. The 9-meter-wide (about30 feet) instep is big enough for one hundred people to sit on and the24-meter-wide (about 79 feet) shoulder is large enough to be a basketball playground. The statue makes itself the most renowned scenic spot in thatcity. In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCOon the list of the World Heritage sites.
Begun in the year 713 inthe Tang Dynasty, and finished in the year 803, the statue took peoplemore than 90 years to carve. During these years, thousands of workers had expended their efforts and wisdom on the project. As the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world, the Giant Buddha is featured in poetry, song and story.Having such a long history and such worldwide fame, the renovation of the Buddha has received extensive attention both athome and abroad. The Buddha was nearly destroyed by the erosion of wind andrain before 1963 when the Chinese government began the repairing work. Atpresent, the maintenance work is in progress under the instruction of expertsfrom UNESCO.
Sichuan Hot pot is atypical food cooking for Sichuan people and it has been famous around the China,one of the most famous variations is the Sichuan hotpot, to which Sichuan pepper is added. It is usual to use a variety of differentmeats as well as sliced mutton fillet. A Sichuan hotpot is markedly different from the types eaten in otherparts of China. Quite often the differences lie in the meats used, the type ofsoup base, and the sauces and condiments used to flavor themeat. The typical dipping sauce contains sesame oil and is mixed with crushed fresh garlic and chopped spring onions.
Chengdu delicious food
Sichuan on the tip of the tongue has collected the food of the streets and alleys of Sichuan. Sichuan cuisine has always been one of the classic cuisines of China, and it is famousfor its spicy world. Here, you can not only browse to see the Sichuan cuisine,but also the history and culture of Sichuan cuisine. China, with its5,000-year-old splendid culture, not only fascinates the world, but also has adelicious cuisine that makes the world linger.
Xi'an Terra cotta Army
In 221BC, a few years prior to the Roman Empire's engagement in the Second PunicWar with Carthage, Alexander the Great's Greek Empire had fallen apart, and theIndian Maurya Dynasty had faded leaving south Asia divided and at war, apowerful and prosperous dynasty was established in central China. This was the Qin, the first period of entire unification of China.
At that time, the dynasty was the most powerful state in the world with apopulation of 20 million and annual revenue worth 2000 kgs of silver. The powerful military and economic strength of the nation enabledthe completion of such a great wonder--the huge funerary project with numerous terracotta warriors guarding the First Qin Emperor's mausoleum. This giant project was stopped and buried underground since 208 BC.The determining factor of Qin State's transition from a small rather insignificantnation to the only power in the whole country was its strong army. The Xi'an Terracotta Army is a representation of the Qin State's troop formation with soldiers and chariots strategically arranged in the pits.
About 8,000 warriors, 100 chariots, 400 horses, and more than 100,000 weapons have been unearthed from the three pits so far. To the front of the formation are threerows of crossbowmen able to launch a long-range attack. The main force formedby infantry and chariots follows after. On the two sides of this formation isthe troop of cavalry designed to out flank the enemies.
Xi'an Ancient City Wall
Since the ancient weapons did not have the power to break through a wall and the only way for an enemy to enter the city was by attacking the gate of the city wall. This is why complicated gate structures were built within the wall. The wall includes four gates and they are respectively named as Changle (meaning eternal joy) in the east, Anding (harmony peace) in the west, Yongning (eternal peace) in the south and Anyuan (forever harmony) in the north.
Each city gate has three gate towers: Zhenglou, Jianlou and Zhalou. The most outside is Zhalou, which stands away and is opposite to Zhenglou. It was used to raise and lower the suspension bridge. Jianlou with small windows in the front and flanks was used as a defensive outpost. Zhenglou, in the inner, is the main entrance to the city. The wall connects Jianlou and Zhenglou Towers. The area between them was called 'Wong Cheng', in which the soldiers stationed. From Wong Cheng, there are sloped horse passages leading to the top of the wall.
Sichuan Face opera
We cannot talk about face changing without mentioning Sichuan opera. Sichuan Opera is one of many local operas in China, popular in the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou. Face changing is not simply changing one’s facial make up in a casual way, but is aspecial technique in the performance of Sichuan Opera. It refers to the changing of masks in quick succession to show different emotions and feelings of the character in the play. It is said the origin of face changing has something to do with the resistance of wild beasts. In ancient times, when coming across a ferocious animal, people used to draw different patterns ontheir faces to scare the animal away and keep themselves safe. Later on, suchtrick was applied to the stage performance of Sichuan Opera, and the unique artof face changing has thus come into being.
Sichuan Mahjong experience
Besides food and beautiful natural landscape, Sichuan is famous for its slow-rate life style.Playing Mahjong is definitely the most typical representative. Mahjong isa tile-based game that was developed in China during the Qing dynasty and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played byfour players (with some three-player variations found in Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia). The game and itsregional variants are widely played throughout Eastern and South Eastern Asiaand have become popular in Western countries too. The game has also beenadapted into a widespread online entertainment. Similar to the Westerncard game rummy, Mahjong is a game of skill, strategy, and calculation and involves a degree of chance.
Full itinerary day by day
Day1: Fast train from Beijing to Shijiazhuang airport and then flight from Shiajiazhuang to Mianyang.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: Overnight in Mianyang
Welcome to Sichuan! Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our tour guide in the train station who is holding a sign on which CET trip. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with experienced driver will transfer you directly to our hotel and check in. You can have a good rest until tomorrow late morning.
Please Note: As there may be many participants will arrive on different time, our pickup time will be arranged to suitable to most people, so maybe you will wait for sometime, but will no longer than 45mins.
Day2: Leshan giant Buddh + Chengdu night scenery +Jiuyan bar street .
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu.
In 10:17am, we will take fast train from Mianyang to Leshan directly, then in 12:30 eat traditional Sichuan dishes in Leshan jinghui restaurant.
In 13:00pm, Then you will arrive Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest carved statue of Buddhain the world. Sitting at the confluence of three rivers, the Giant Buddha wascarved on the cliff of Lingyun Mountain, used to suppress the flood. Enjoyspectacular view of the huge statue as you walking down through the narrowstaircases to the foot of the Buddha.
In 19:00, we will take fast train back to Chengdu, and enjoy Chengdu beautiful night scenery and walk around jiuyan bar street, then in 22:00pm, go to our hotel and check in.
Day3: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding-Wenshu Temple+ Kuanzhai Alley+Sichuan Opera
Transfer: By local traveling bus and subway.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu.
This morning you will make a memorable visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This facility is not only the most important panda scientific research center in the world, but also the home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. You will walk at leisure through the bamboo-framed paths and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, and climbing trees. Be sure to not miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms! There is also a very informative Panda Museum where you can learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas.
Next, you will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in hustling downtown Chengdu, Wenshu Temple, where you will marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the temple’s peaceful paths.
In 12:00, we have some Sichuan chuanchuan for lunch, where nearby Wenshu Temple, after lunch you can wander around Wenshu Temple for 30 minutes. Chengdu is famous throughout China for its relaxing and leisurely pace and lifestyle, which will be demonstrated by a visit to Wenshu Temple. Sit down, have a casual chat with your friends and watch locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment - napping, playing mahjong, disco dancing, and giving neck massages!
Next will be an impressive visit to the famous Kuanzhai Alley. Time will steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities. You will also find some souvenir, such as handicrafts, panda clothes or try the traditional Sichuan skill--cleaning the ear, or have a tasty about local famous snacks.At 16:00, we will watch Sichuan Opera, so please gather in front of tea house, you can watch face changing and fire spitting, that‘s so amazing. Of course, you can have a cup of tea if you want.
After the opera we will have traditional Sichuan dishes for dinner nearby Jiuyan bridge, and then you have the free time, maybe go to the Jiuyan bridge to see the night view, specially mentioned: Jiuyan Bridge Bar Street is famous for drinking and Judi.
Day4: Xi'an Terra cotta Army+Xi'an Ancient City Wall, back to Beijing
Transfer: Fast train from Chengdu to Xi'an, Xi'an local traveling bus and subway.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
we should get up early at about 5:00am, and the our local driver will send us to Chengdu east railway station, because our train will depart from Chengdu to Xi'an at 7:00am. You can have a good rest in the train. At 10:17am, we will arrive Xi'an north railway station. We can have a tasty about Xi'an noodles and famous snacks for lunch, then head for spot bus station.
In 12:30pm, a comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with experienced driver will transfer you about 40km directly to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world – the Terra cotta Warriors and Horses, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his after life. Over 8,000 life-size warriors, horses and chariots, buried in 3 pits for more than 2,000 years until uncovered by a local farmer in 1974, form an ancient military army with complete battle units of infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t help being amazed not only by the ambition of Emperor Qin Shihuang but also by the fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.
After that, in 16:00pm , we will head to Xi'an City Wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. In 17:00pm, we will have dinner nearby Xi'an City Wall, and see Xi'an beautiful night scenery on it. Then we go to railway station and take fast train back to Beijing.
Please be advised that there will be approximately 10-45 travelers per group
The above itinerary is for reference only, and is subject to change due to the weather conditions
Please inform us of any dietary restrictions and allergies if you booked our tour. Please remember to bring any medication that you need with you
Pregnant women, guests with heart attacks, high blood pressure, respiratory diseases, severe colds, and those who are not suitable for outdoor hiking are advised to carefully decide whether or not to travel according to their own conditions or doctor's advice
We will contact you between 8:00pm-10:00pm a day before you travel to reconfirm the pick up time and place. Please keep your contact lines or channels available. If you have not received any confirmation after 10:00pm, please contact customer service.
In case of severe inclement weather or other environmental problems beyond control that causes the tour to be unable to proceed, participants can opt for a reschedule
CET Past Trip to Chengdu and Xi'an