Multi-day Tours and Trips from Chengdu

Multi-day Tours and Trips from Chengdu

Situated in the central Sichuan province, Chengdu is a vibrant city that retains its local and historical character despite its rapid development. The city is a place of gastronomic delights, modern and traditional forms of entertainment and the site of a Giant Panda research base.

Multi-day trips and tours from Chengdu provide incredible natural and cultural sightseeing opportunities. Located on the edge of the fertile Red Basin plains, Chengdu is surrounded by magnificent mountains and lush valleys.

2-Day trips

From a 2-day itinerary of Chengdu to an overnight visit to Xi’an from Chengdu to see sights such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum, there are several different 2-day tours from Chengdu offered on a private basis by tour operators.

The Leshan Giant Buddha statue and Mount Emei (Emei Shan) are two of the most popular attractions which often include an overnight stay at a monastery.

For a tour that delves into the history of the area and the feat of irrigation that has allowed Chengdu to thrive, a tour to Mount Qingcheng, the Dujiangyan Irrigation System and a city tour including the Giant Panda breeding research base and Wenshu Yuan Monastery is a good option.

With the high-speed bullet train and air travel from Chengdu’s newly upgraded Tianfu International Airport, even overnight trips to Beijing to see the Great Wall of China, a Shaolin Temple and Longmen Grotto tour or a trip to Guilin and Yangshuo for a scenic cruise and riverside bike ride are all possible.

If you prefer to explore at your leisure, then opt for a 2-day return transfer service between Chengdu to Leshan or Mount Emei.

3-Day trips

China is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On a 3-day tour from Chengdu using air and rail transport to travel to Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing , you will have time to visit three such sites: The Terracotta Army, The Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.

If you prefer to stay close to Chengdu, you can select a trip that includes Pandas and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System on the first day. The second day of the tour stops at the Leshan Giant Buddha before a scenic boat cruise and a visit to the town of Leshan and tea plantation tour.

One tour option includes a cooking class and Sichuan tea ceremony. Three-day tours to Tibet, Lijiang City, Western Sichuan and Yading National Park are also possible from Chengdu.

4-Day trips

A 4-day tour from Chengdu provides ample time to sightsee, visit places of cultural and historic significance, and sample some of the city’s gastronomic delights. On a small-group 4-day culinary journey, you will tour the city and experience many of its gastronomic highlights with a private guide.

You will be able to immerse yourself in the modern and traditional cultures of this vibrant center with stops at the Panda Research Center, a Qing dynasty themed maze of alleys, a tea plantation and finally a fabric-dye studio.

The tour ends with a day in Leshan, seeing the famous Giant Buddha and enjoying a 5-stop lunch food tour.

If you are more interested in the region’s natural landscapes, you can opt for a private tour of the UNESCO listed Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong valleys or join a small group for a high altitude hike to the summit of Mount Siguniangshan Dafeng under the guidance of a professional mountaineering team.

From Chengdu, you can explore the ancient Silk Road with a private cultural trip by air to Xi’an and Dunhuang. Along with World Heritage Sites like the Terracotta Warriors and Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Pool, this tour explores the Yumen Pass and ruins of the Han Dynasty’s Great Wall.

Jiuzhaigou Valley

The Jiuzhaigou Valley forms part of the Min Mountains and is situated at the edge of the Tibetan Plateau. It is best known for it’s colorful lakes, snow-capped peaks and multi-level waterfalls.

Various multi-day tours to this spectacular region are available – from private transfers and tours that only visit Jiuzhaigou to combo-tours that include a visit to Huanglong.

Some Jiuzhaigou Valley tours operate on a daily schedule. You can join this larger coach tour if you are budget conscious and are comfortable with a Chinese speaking guide.

Huanglong National Park

Huanglong National Park is an area of scenic and historic interest and visits here are usually combined with a tour of Jiuzhaigou Valley.

Huanglong is known for its colorful travertine pools and limestone formations and is home to many endangered species including the Giant Panda and Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkey.

Many private and scheduled multi-day tours from Chengdu by car or air include Huanglong as one of their top attractions.