Yunnan & Sichuan

Yunnan & Sichuan

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16 Days
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$5925

$5276

Yunnan & Sichuan

16 Days Starting in UK and ending in UK

Visiting: Kunming, Dalian, Erhai Lake, Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Chengdu, Leshan, Emeishan City, Jiuzhaigou Valley

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

955

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 28

Physical rating:

Low, A good level of fitness is required

Age range:

16-

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Active

From:
$5925
$5276 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$371 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$278 -11%
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Tour Overview

As two of the most fascinating, diverse and colourful provinces in China, Yunnan and Sichuan are a cornucopia of wonders, from the lofty peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the colourful calcite pools of Huanglong, to the lovable nature of the Giant Pandas.

Highlights

  • Get lost in the mysterious Stone Forest.

  • Walk the cobbled streets of traditional Lijiang.

  • Admire panoramic views around Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

  • See the mighty Leshan Buddha, the largest pre-modern sculpture in the world.

  • Walk through the colourful forests of Nine Villages Valley.

  • Come face to face with the Giant Pandas.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly Overnight To Kunming
Location: Kunming
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Kunming. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 3 : Explore Stone Forest
Location: Kunming
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning meandering through the formations of the UNESCO-listed Stone Forest, where towering limestone pillars stand tree-like in a fascinating illusion of woodland. Return to Kunming and in the evening, sample the local delicacy, Across the Bridge noodles. Tonight, there is also the option to see a colourful showcase of Yunnan's performing arts.

Day 4 : Discover Dali
Location: Dalian
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to Dali, a charming town that offers a peek at the China of times-gone-by. Begin your tour by exploring the fascinating old quarter and lively market to soak up the local atmosphere. Next, visit the age-old Three Pagodas and later this evening, take a stroll down Foreigners' Street.

Day 5 : Erhai Lake Cruise
Location: Erhai Lake
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning cruising the mirror-like waters of Erhai Lake, admiring the spectacular scenery provided by the Cang Mountains. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to further explore the area.



Day 6 : Travel To Lijiang
Location: Lijiang
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, explore Xizhou Village, where you can mingle with traditionally-dressed Naxi women, and browse its lively local market. Drive to Lijiang, set in the foothills of the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit the Black Dragon Pool, where there are wonderful views of the mountains.

Day 7 : Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Location: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A magnificent mountain, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain comprises several peaks, the tallest of which soars 5,500 metres. Taking a cable car, explore one of the beautiful high meadows and enjoy the amazing vistas. On the way back to Lijiang, visit Baisha old town to view the fascinating frescoes painted during the Ming Dynasty followed by a visit to the Embroidery School.

Day 8 : Tiger Leaping Gorge
Location: Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey to the 3,000-metre-deep Tiger Leaping Gorge. With its backdrop of snow-capped mountains, it is one of China's most extraordinary sights with spectacular and breathtaking views. Return to Lijiang and explore the old quarter; the quintessential Chinese 'old town' and wander the jumble of cobbled streets, traditional wooden buildings and rustic stone bridges.

Day 9 : Fly To Chengdu.
Location: Chengdu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province., the capital of Sichuan Province.

Day 10 : Three Bridges National Park Day
Location: Leshan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, visit Three Bridges National Park, a rare geological wonder consisting of three natural karst bridges: Tianlong Bridge, Qinglong Bridge and Heilong Bridge. Continue to Longshuixia Fissure, a narrow fault line that has been carved out by the river.

Day 11 : Continue To Leshan
Location: Emeishan City
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a scenic drive to Leshan and upon arrival, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12 : Grand Buddha
Location: Leshan
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a day trip to see the 71-metre-high UNESCO-listed Grand Buddha. Completed in the year 803, it is said that the Buddha's presence has calmed the turbulent waters of the river. View the Buddha from below on a short boat trip, which will give you a great perspective of the impressive rock carving. Later, continue to Emeishan.

Day 13 : Explore Mount Emeishan
Location: Emeishan City
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Mount Emeishan is the cradle of the Buddhist religion in China with the first temple built on its peak in the 1st century. Take a cable car to the summit and admire the striking and diverse natural beauty of the mountain and surrounding landscape. Spend the day soaking up the ambience and exploring.

Day 14 : Travel To Chengdu
Location: Jiuzhaigou Valley
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to Chengdu and take a walk through the famous snack street – Jinli! Tonight, there is an option to see a performance of the Sichuan Opera, famous for 'face changing'.

Day 15 : Chengdu Panda Reserve
Location: Chengdu
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre to see and learn about China's celebrated bears. See them up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat as they chomp through piles of bamboo. Later, stroll through People's Park, visit a traditional teahouse and see Matchmaker's Corner where parents search for worthy suitors for their children. This evening, dine on mouthwatering Sichuanese cuisine.



Day 16 : Fly Chengdu To Uk
Location: Chengdu
Meals Included: Breakfast

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.



What's Included

  • Accommodation

    14 nights in 4 star

  • Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Entrance Fees

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 14, Lunches: 13, Dinners: 14

  • Flights

    International flights and current taxes

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What's Not Included

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  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

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Dates & Availability

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Saturday - Sunday

Sep 07, 2024 - Sep 22, 2024
$5925 $5629 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$296 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Oct 05, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024
$5925 $5276 (USD)

Operator discount: -$371 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$278 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Apr 12, 2025 - Apr 27, 2025
$6048 $5394 (USD)

Operator discount: -$371 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$284 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Sep 13, 2025 - Sep 28, 2025
$6172 $5511 (USD)

Operator discount: -$371 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$290 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Saturday - Sunday

Oct 11, 2025 - Oct 26, 2025
$6172 $5511 (USD)

Operator discount: -$371 (USD)

The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$290 (USD)

Including UK Flights

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Wendy Wu allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 0 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

  • How we Keep you safe on our Tours

    Your safety and well-being will always be our Number 1 priority which is why we’ve instituted the most stringent COVID health and safety protocols on all of our tours. Here is a brief summary of the steps we are taking to ensure you will be safe, secure and satisfied when you travel with us.


    Guides and National Escorts
    Our National Escorts and guides will conduct a Health and Safety briefing with you before the tour begins and will help everyone ensure they adhere to social distancing, hygiene practises and local regulations. They will carry a supply of face masks and hand sanitiser for you to use free of charge and will, of course, observe the highest level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Should anyone on the group fall ill your National Escort will ensure the individual receives swift medical attention and can only return to the group once cleared to do so.


    Transport & Sightseeing
    Vehicles will be thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant after each excursion service, overnight and between different groups.

    You will always have at least one seat between you and your fellow tourers, hand sanitiser will be given to the group on each embarkation and vehicles will be thoroughly ventilated prior to passengers boarding.

    Drivers will always embark vehicles after clients, disembark the group vehicle prior to clients disembarking, and maintain social distancing and a high level of personal hygiene at all times.

    Your guides will assess the situation on the ground avoiding large crowds – where possible, alter timings and splitting the group into smaller sizes.


    Accommodation
    Wendy Wu Tours will only offer hotels that have undergone a detailed hygiene assessment, have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with government standards.

    We will ensure these protocols include staff practising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPI, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in all areas and food safety.


    Dining
    All the restaurants we visit will be researched and inspected regularly to ensure that they follow the strictest health, cleanliness and safety guidelines.

    All waiting staff will wear face masks and gloves and we will arrange à la carte dining, waiter-served meals or waiter-assisted buffets throughout the tour. We will not share open-buffet meals with other hotel or restaurant guests.

    Hand sanitiser will be provided to the group before and after every food and beverage service.

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