Depart from your centrally located Chengdu hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and travel the spectacular Qingcheng Mountain, a majestic mound surrounding by lush forest and secluded tranquility. Marvel at the perfectly preserved Taoist temples that decorate the enclave then climb aboard a boat for an idyllic cruise across the Yuecheng Lake.
Energize with an invigorating 2-hour hike up the mountain and stop at various temples along the way; delve into their fascinating history and hear of how the Tang and Qing dynasties influenced construction. Choose to descend the mountain on foot or by cable car (own expense) then reconvene with your guide and group at the foot of the landmark.
Revitalize with lunch at a rustic local restaurant then admire the scenery on the drive to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a renowned hydraulic engineering project that changed the face of agriculture in China. Marvel at the dynamic designs, ancient statues and verdant gardens that surround the structure and hear a detailed history of the masterpiece from your expert guide.
After thorough exploration, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the drive back to Chengdu, where the tour concludes.