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The "Heavenly State" and capital of Sichuan Province, mountainous Chengdu is one of the most breathtaking destinations in western China.
Despite the evocative, epic Chinese landscapes, Chengdu mostly owes its fame to the endangered giant pandas who reside there. And we’ll arrange for you to visit the Bifengxia Panda Base where you meet these adorable creatures in person!
We also recommend hiking (or taking the cable cart) to the summit of Mt. Emei Where amongst wild monkeys, rushing waterfalls, mist-shrouded forests and heart-pounding mountain views, you’ll find the Unesco-listed 1300 year-old Giant Buddha of Leshan, carved into the side of the mountain. Incredible!
Choice of luxury accommodation is amongst the finest in China with the minimalist Temple house, the Ritz Carton and the ‘barefoot luxury’ retreat of the Six Senses Qin Cao. All are within reach of Chengdu’s cultural treasures including the old riverside town of Huanglongxi. Here you’ll be transported back to the Ming Dynasty era with its tranquil bankside teahouses, Sichuan-styled wooden buildings, and shady rows of old grandfather trees.
Discover the epic china of your imagination with a luxury tour to Chengdu, tailor-made by our expert Travel Designers. Chengdu is also ideal for a multi-destination itinerary, particularly combined with a luxury Yangtze cruise or a trip to Tibet.