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Code Id NAVO-Eclipse-003
Title 2009 China Eclipse Tour
(Grottos and Ancient Towns )
P.S. 1 holy mountain;
2 museums and Grand Buddhas;
3 grottos and 6 ancient towns;
Travel in Chongqing and Sichuan ;
Exclusive circuit of NAVO.
Eclipse Observation place : Anyue and nearby
Duration 12 days; 11 days and 10nights in China,
Eclipse Date: 2009/07/22
Tour Duration: 2009/07/18—2009/07/29
Areas Sichuan ; Chongqing,
Itinerary -Chengdu/Anyue/Dazu/Zigong/Rongxian/
Leshan/Mt.Emei/Ya’ar/Shangli/The Ancient
Town of Pingle/ Chengdu-
Season All the year
Highlights 1 holy mountain: Mt.Emei;
2 museums: Sanxingdui and Zigong,
2 Grand Buddhas: Rongxian and Leshan,
3 grottos: Anyue grotto, Dazu grotto;Jiajiang Grotto;
6 ancient towns: Lukong, Luocheng, Shangli, Pingle, Luodai, Huanglongxi.
Observation Site Introduction We choose Anyue (30.0435N,105.4327E) as our observation site, because it is just on the red line zone—the center of the eclipse path.Moreover, from this tour, people can see culture soul of southwest China—the most famous buddhist mountain, the most famous grottos, Giant buddha, best museums, and the real ancient towns. It’s a journey of culture, and journey of China. Enjoy it.
Itinerary day by day
01(18/07/2009) Setting Off  
02(19/07/2009) **/Chengdu Hotel
Arrive Chengdu, Transferred to hotel. Visit some
places in Chengdu, if time allows.
03(20/07/2009) Chengdu Hotel
Visit Panda Base, Sanxingdui Museum
04(21/07/2009) Chengdu/ Anyue Hotel
Anyue: it’s called “the home for stone-carving”, having a long history of Stone-carving. There’re a lot of Buddhist sites there, such as: Temple of sleeping Buddha, Thousand Buddha village, Cave of mediation.
05(22/07/2009) Anyue/ Dazu (Eclipse Observation Date) Hotel
Visit the precious stone carving in Dazu, which was finished between 9th to 11th centuries.
06(23/07/2009) Dazu/ Zigong Hostel
Visit Konggu town, which has a history of 200years, we could see the old streets, houses, etc. Visit the salt pit, and Museum, in which the dinosaur’s fossils are exhibited.
07(24/07/2009) Zigong/ Rongxian/ Leshan) Hotel
Visit Giant Buddha in Rongxian, Luocheng ancient town in Jianwei.
08(25/07/2009) Leshan/ Emei Hotel
Visit the Giant Buddha in Leshan, which is the biggest sitting Buddha in the world now. Visit the Wannian Temple by cable car up. And if time permits,visit the Qingyin Pavillion which is the most graceful area of the mountain and the wild money area. Then trek down.
09(26/07/2009) Eme—Ya’an--Shangli Hotel
Visit the Baoguo Temple (also called the patriot monastery) and Fuhu Temple which are both located at the foot fo the mountain. Then drive to Ya’an and visit the Jiajiang Thousand Buddha cliffs on the way. Overnight at Shangli.
10(27/07/2009) Shangli/ Pingle/ Chengdu Hotel
Visit the ancient town: Pingle in Qionglai..Visit Kuang and Zhai streets in Chengdu, famous for the old style building there.
11(28/07/2009) Chengdu Hotel
Visit Luodai Ancient Town and Huanglongxi Ancient Town.
12(29/07/2009) Chengdu
Airport send off

Pax 2 3-5 6-9 Over 10
Extra for the single room        
The price includes
Mini Bus
Hotels with 2 or 3 stars or the best local hotels or hostels.
Tour guide
We could arrange the guide according to the client’s language requirement. But for the French or German group, we could guarantee you the French or Germany speaking guide, only if there’re more than 6 people in your group.
All the entrance fees are included.

Individual preparation

The price doesn’t include
Domestic and international air tickets.

The price is not available for:
The National Celebration Day (Oct.01-07)

If the guests request, NAVO can organize some time for the guests to go to the Sichuan
Wenchuan Earchquake Disaster Area, where guests may have a look about what the
earthquake damage are like, and the guests may have a chance to help the sufferes of
the earthquake,especially the old, the children and the handicaped. See the photos of
our guests helping the sufferes in disaster area in 2008, please check the below link http://www.navo-tour.com/en/album/charity/
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 All special tour route list
·2009 China Eclipse Tour (Overland from Kunming to Chengdu,15 days)
·2009 China Eclipse Tour (Kham overland,14 days)
·2009 China Eclipse Tour(Grottos and Ancient Towns,12 days)
·2009 China Eclipse Tour(Sichuan-Tibet High Way by South Route,15 days)

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