Chinese New Year & Lantern Festival 2019

Dear Friends,we invite you to discover a different culture in China, oriental dragon.This special tour is customized for those who would like to know more about Chinese people’s most important festival and their traditional activities in such special days.In this expedition, we’ll see giant pandas by feeding or touching with a life-time experience. Explore old beautiful town and a local village . Observe local people’s special life with a family visit. Visit locals and join them celebrating Chinese New Year. Marvel at colorful exquisitely-made lanterns in Zigong, known as Salt City and home of Lantern Festival. Also, learn about dinosaurs in Zigong Geo-park. Witness the old salt well that is still in use, and watch people working on salt in their traditional ways and learn about salt making process. Also,explore Shuimo, a nice town of Qiang Minority People.
Finally, our tour will be concluded by browsing a New Year Painting Village with a visit to local people’s workshops.
Hope you’ll join us on this special tour with a unique and different experience.

Schedule:Jan.3–11, 2019
If you need a pre- or post tour extension, please let us know.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Chengdu, the bustling queen city and capital city of Sichuan Province, also known as the birthplace of wolrd famous Sichuan Food and paradise of gourmet. You’ll be met by WCA’s representative.
This evening, taste the world famous Sichuan Food in a local non-touristy restaurant .

Day 2 This morning , grasp the best time to see giant pandas in Chengdu Panda Eco-Park .And see Jinsha, an Archaeology Museum built on its original site, and learn about the civilization of Old Shu Kingdom .
In the afternoon, head for Huanglongxi,an old town known as Chengdu’s Hollywood. We’ll stay in Family Fan’s Guesthouse, waiting for Chinese New Year’s coming. In the evening, watch and Join locals celebrating Chinese New Year .This evening, head for our specially prepared local restaurant to attend a nice banquet ,
Overnight in Huanglongxi (BLD)

Day 3 Explore Huanglongxi . See old residences constructed in the Ming and Qing Dynasties along the slab-paved streets.Observe the daily life of local people.Cruise Qiuxi River with nice rural views on the banks.We’ll have a shore excursion to a buddhist temple where we can make wishes by paying homage to a buddha. Sure, we’ll have a pedicab tour of this old town if possible.
Early afternoon, drive to Zigong, the salt city and where the International Lantern Festival is hosted.
Overnight in Zigong(BLD
Day 4 Today, we’ll visit Sanduozhai, a very local beautiful village. In Chinese New Year, there’s a tradition that all visitors will be welcomed if they have a family visit in the village. Explore the village and talk to local people on the walking tour.Also See Dinosaur Museum and learn why different kinds of dinosaurs lived together before their death.
This evening, marval at colorful and exquisitely-made lanterns at the park where the Lantern Fesitval is hosted.
Overnight in Zigong(BLD).

D5 This morning, Visit Shenhaijin, an old site for making salt that’s still in use. See people working the old way with opportunities for photos, and learn about the salt processing program.
Afternoon, journey back to Chengdu.
Overnight in Chengdu

Day 6 Travel to Dujiangyan Panda Park. See giant pandas.
Special programs(Feeding a panda or take photos of a panda by touching) will be arranged here .
Afternoon, browse the Old City of Dujiangyan.
Overnight in Dujiangyan

Day 7 On a scenic drive along Ming River, the biggest tributary of Yangtze River, visit Shuimo,a remarkable village of Qiang Minority People.
Observe the daily life of locals on the walking tour of old streets.
This is an awesome place for visitors to know more about Qiang People and their special culture.
Afternoon, return to Chengdu
Overnight in Chengdu

Day 8 Head for Mianzhu, famous for its New Year Paintings and Mianzhu Wine. In Xiaode Town, we’ll have a nice walking tour of Shejiantai Village, known as Home of China’s New Year Painting , by browsing a local workshop or the New Year Painting Street together with a museum, and learn about this traditional culture with a history of over 1,000 years.
Return to Chengdu.

Day 9 Transfer to the airport. Trip ends.