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Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation System Private Day Tour from Chengdu
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icon6 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Escape the metropolitan madness of the city and experience the natural splendor of the Sichuan region on an immersive full-day excursion from Chengdu. Marvel at the sacred temples and impressive halls cradled by dense layers of bamboo trees at Qingcheng Mountain. Gain fascinating insight into the mystifying construction of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System from your knowledgeable guide and hear of how the structure led to significant agricultural development in the region. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel and feast upon an authentic Chinese lunch during this tour.
  • Full-day trip to Qingcheng Mountain and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System from Chengdu
  • Spend time with nature on a hike up Qingcheng Mountain and learn about the legends and histories of the many temples
  • Enjoy a boat ride and visit temples with your guide
  • Discover the scientific marvels of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
  • Explore the temples and parks surrounding the Dujiangyan
  • Lunch included
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Private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
Professional English-speaking guide
Admission of all the places list in the itinerary
Excursion bus at Qingchengshan and Dujiangyan
Boat ride at Qingchengshan
Lunch at local restaurant
Gratuities
Cable car at Qingchengshan

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure point: Free picking up service from your city hotel or residence in Chengdu (all hotels within 3rd Ring Road), if you stay outside the 3rd Ring Road, then need to be picked up at the main gate of Wuhouci, or please contact us in advance to arrange to be picked up from your hotel or airport and pay extra cost to driver.
Return point: Returns to original departure point or can be drop-off at the city center.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Mount Qingcheng
Escape the hustle and bustle of Chengdu and enjoy the natural beauty the Sichuan province on this full-day trip. Your first stop is Qingcheng Mountain. In addition to its incredibly lush surroundings and secluded tranquility, the mountain boasts of number of well-preserved Taoist temples. Take a boat ride across the Yuecheng lake and follow your guide on a two-hour hike up the mountain, visiting various temples along the way such as the Jianfu temple, from the Tang Dynasty, or the Tianshi Cave, finished during the Qing Dynasty and where a famous Taoist master once taught. Take the same trail back down, or, for a more relaxing experience, take the cable car to the bottom of the mountain (own expense).
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
After lunch at a local restaurant (included), enjoy the drive to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Built in 256 BC to provide irrigation and flood control to the region, the Dujiangyan is one of the greatest hydraulic engineering projects of the Qin Dynasty. See the fish mouth levee, named for its conical head resembling the mouth of a fish, and learn about the significant role it plays in the system. The Dujiangyan area also boasts a beautiful landscape and many cultural relics and historical sites. Visit the Two Kings Temple and the Dragon-Taming Temple, and admire the style of traditional Chinese architecture and the intricate designs of ancient statues. Stroll around the gardens of Lidui Park and see how engineering masterpieces blend well with the park’s natural landscape.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be advised that a moderate amount of walking is involved and the hike up Qingcheng Mountain involves a few steep slopes; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Samtour of Chengdu OTC Travel

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Absolutely fantastic tour. Extremely...
Simon P
, Nov 2017
Absolutely fantastic tour. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Would recommend to anyone!!
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Excellent tour - we started at...
Randalll N
, Oct 2017
Excellent tour - we started at emporers temple and then the irrigation system -it was both beautiful and informative! Qingcheng mountain was just a lovely visit. So much history , so much lore , so much beauty! We hiked , we had a cable car ride , we boated across a lake - just a great tour!,
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Extraordinary adventure! Our guide...
OscarEvia
, Aug 2016
Extraordinary adventure! Our guide was very knowledgeable and very polite. It was an outstanding service and will probably book further tours with them in the future.
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Excellent tour. Tour guide was amazing...
Miguel M
, Jun 2016
Excellent tour. Tour guide was amazing. Be prepared for a long hike and bring extra water.
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This tour was outstanding. Most...
Barbara K
, Jun 2015
This tour was outstanding. Most people go to Chengdu for the pandas, which of course are must-see, but this tour got us out of the city into the nearby mountain areas. What a nice change of pace to get out of the city and into the countryside and farmland. Lillian, our guide, spoke excellent English. She notified the hotel she was coming and picked us up in the lobby. Our driver was friendly, car was clean and comfortable with strong a/c. Lillian and driver provided so much information cultural and historical about the beautiful area. The irrigation system is awesome! Quite an engineering feat from over 2000 years ago. So strong the 2007 earthquake didn't damage it. You can walk or ride the tram. Cross the river on a suspension bridge to see the Dao temple and choose to climb the surrounding trails. Lunch at a local restaurant was delicious and the beer was COLD!. Qingcheng Mountain was lovely. We took a tram, then a short walk to a short boat ride to a gondola. Then started to climb. The climb was steep at times, mostly on stairs with several flat areas to stop and rest. There were several young Chinese women doing the trek in platform spike heels! Very few handrails but steps were never too narrow or close to drop-off to be uncomfortable or scary. To avoid the climb you could choose to be carried in a sling for a nominal fee. The view from the top was stunning! Clean western toilets in both locations.
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Very interesting tour and good tour...
David S
, Jun 2014
Very interesting tour and good tour guide. Had a nice lunch in between sites. Thought the extra payment for transport $4 and the tram fare $13 could have been built into the tour fee.
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I was disappointed that I wasn't...
Deana J
, Nov 2013
I was disappointed that I wasn't able to visit Mt. Emei while in the area but found this tour and was impressed! First of all, I did not realize that this was a personal tour. All the other trips I've taken on Viator.com are with a big group. Not for this one, just you and the guide! My guide was nice and fun, which is good since just the two of us spent the whole day together. The irrigation system was okay, a bit crowded by the color of the water was beautiful and the bridge to see right by the entrance was neat. I like the swinging bridges, would have liked to go to the temple across the longer swinging bridge but we didn't have time, too far of a walk. The Qingcheng Mountain was great!! First of all, it's quite the adventure to get up there: you do a hike, then a (really smooth, short) boat ride and then a gondola ride to the top! (Be prepared, you'll have to pay for these tickets extra when you get there but it's very cheap and would take you hours to walk it so this is much more fun and practical way of doing it. And don't worry, still plenty of hiking and good exercise on this excursion!) There are plenty of interesting things to do on the way up, like see the temples or eat lunch at the monastery (the best Kung Pao chicken I had in China!) One very special moment for me was there is a "lock wall" where you can buy a lock and engrave it and leave it, very fun, cheap and quick to do and a lasting memory leaving my mark on the mountain forever. Lots of great opportunities for good shots on this excursion (I travel to take pics so that was the most important thing for me.) The one thing I'd recommend is to bring warmer clothing for the top, you're in the clouds and it gets cold. I forgot mine back at the hotel and survived but was a bit chilly, my own fault.
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The trip was fantastic, started with...
Faisal A
, Feb 2013
The trip was fantastic, started with a small hickup caused by very late booking, but even that was sorted out very quickly. Great guide and amazing place to see.
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