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Rhododendrons & Other Plants Tour
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Itinerary One:

D00 12 May  Leave home by air plane

D01 13 May  Arrive in Chengdu  (L.D.)      
      In the afternoon visit Sichuan University Museum and Sichuan Art Museum in Chengdu

      Stay at Yinhe Dynasty Hotel Chengdu

D02 14 May  Chengdu-Meishan-Danlin-Hongya- Wawu Shan  (B.L.D.)

      Stops at interesting spots along the road.

      Stay at Gong Tong Hotel  


D03 15 May  Wawu Shan  (B.L.D.)
           
Search for Rhododendrons in the largest National primeval Park at Wawu Shan.
           
Stay at Gong Tong Hotel  



D04 16 May  WaWu Shan-Ya’an  (B.L.D.)

      Visit villages or nice panorama’s along the road.

      Stay overnight in Moon Star Hotel  

D05 17 May  Ya’an  (B.L.D.)

      In Ya’an visit the Panda park in Bifengxia,and than to Shangli ancient town.
     
Stay overnight in Moon Star Hotel  



D06 18 May  Ya’an-Rilong (Mt. Four Girls)  (B.L.D.)

      En route visit Yaoji Tibetan villages, en drive across Jiajin Shan Mt.

      Stay at Jinlun Hotel or Siguniang hostel  


D07 19 May  Rilong-Rilongguan  (B.L.D.)

      Visit Shuanqiao and Haizi valley, if possible drive to Balang Shan Pass and return to Rilong.

      Stay at Rilong hostel  







D08 20 May  Rilong-Danba  (B.L.D.)

      See Suopo, one of the most beautiful villages near the Holy Mt. Muerdo Shan.
     
Visit Tibetian residential houses and watchtower, and Old Qiang Fortresses near Danba.
     
Stay in Danba hotel  





D09 21 May  Danba-Bamei  (B.L.D.)
     
Visit Jiaju near Danba (selected as most beautiful village by National Geografic) and Pasture Donggu,
     Natural bonsai scenery area

     Stay at Golden Sun Hotel.




D10 22 May  Bamei-Xinduqiao  (B.L.D.)

      Go to Tagong Pasture, and visit Tagong Monastry.

      Arrive in Xinbuqiao, paradise for photographing

      Stay in Kangzhu Hotel


D11 23 May  Xinduqiao-Kanding  (B.L.D.)

      Drive across Mt.Zheduo, and visit Mugecuo Lake near Kanding.

      Stay at Kanding Hotel


D12 24 May  Kanding-Hailuogou  (No.2 camp base)(B.L.D.)

      Drive via Luding Bridge, and stops at scenic spots, to Hailuogou .

      Then take the 1 hour bus to the No.2 camp of the Hailuo Bingchuan Park.

      Stay overnight in Erhaoyingdi Hotel


D13 25 May  Hailuogou  (B.L.D.)

      Visit Hailuo Bingchuan Park by a cable car. Hailuo Glacier Park and Hai Luo Gou

      National Park.

      Stay in Erhaoyingdi Hotel


D14 26 May  Hailuogou-Shimian  (B.L.D.)

      Stop along the road when we see interesting views, flowers, people or villages.

      Overnight in Shimian Hotel





D15 27 May  Shimian-Xichang  (B.L.D.)

      If possible visit Xichang Satellite Launch Centre.

      Take a look at Torch Square Arts Centre, and visit a local workshop for lacquer works.

      Stay at Mingren Hotel


D16 28 May Xichang-Luoji Shan  (B.L.D.)

Take a zigzag road to the foot of Mt.Jiluo.
Take cable transfer up hill, and hopefully see some Rhododendrons in bloom.

Stay overnight at Black Dragon Pool Inn



D17 29 May  Luoji Shan-Xichang  (B.L.D.)

      Back to Xichang, and see more of Xichang and surrounding.

      Visit Lake Qionghai and local fishing villages.

      Stay at Mingren Hotel


D18 30 May  Xichang-Meigu  (B.L.D.)

Drive to Meigu with stops by scenic panorama’s and villages along the road.

          Stay at Fulong Hotel


D19 31 May  Meigu-Heizhugou National Forest Park  (B.L.D.)

      On route pass-by Dafending Natural Reserve to see the Rhododendrons again.

      Stay overnight in the wooden cottages at the park (we visited them last year)




D20 01 June  Heizhugou National Forest Park-Mount. E'Mei  (B.L.D.)

      Search for Rhododendrons

      Stay overnight in E'Mei


D21 02 June  Mount.E'Mei -Chengdu  (B.L.D.)

      Drive back to Chengdu.

      Overnight in Yinhe Dynasty Hotel



D22 03 June  Chengdu-Amsterdam (B.)

      Drive to the airport for the return flight   KL 0892  Dep. 10.30  Chengdu






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