China Rental Car Tour

Self Drive Tour by Rental Car in Western China

Self drive is a new lifestyle at travelers' own paces with flexibility and high concentrations of wildlife in China – a country of 1.3 billion population. You are warmest welcomed to be the stylish pioneer in Western China, vast scarcely populated wonder land. Western China - especially Southwest China - is the best choice for your flexible individual travel, including wildlife exploration, nature, culture, history, sightseeing, sport, adventure and challenging topography. You will be amazed at the hospitality of primitive minorities, without loneness. Once you whet your appetite for driving in West China, you'll no doubt expecting to return someday.

Choose land cruise in Southwest China, choose vital pass Chengdu. Well-known as home of pandas, Chengdu is the communication center in the southwest China since the ancient time of Shu Kingdom. The great poet Li Bai in Tang Dynasty put it, "walking on the road to Shu Kingdom is so hard as if climbing up to heaven." Nowadays, as a prosperously international city, Chengdu has already established a grand transportation network:

1. International flights, including scheduled fights and chartered flights, extend to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Bangkok, Hiroshima, Moscow, Paris, London, Prague, Seoul, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Madrid, Rome, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland; Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei and etc.
2. Domestic flights extend in all directions, best choice flying to exploring Tibet.
3. Largest railway center for passengers and cargo transportation in southwest China, good choice training to visit Tibet.
4. Broad roads from city proper to Chongqing, Shaanxi, Yunnan, Tibet, and convenient drive to Guizhou, Hunan, Qinghai, Gansu, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia. Sichuan-Tibet Highway is the most exciting road built along ancient tea-horse road (Cha Ma Gu Dao).
5. Automobiles can reach every village in the countryside.

Compare apple to apple, self-driving in rental car is more efficiency and economic in China. Every self-drive traveler must have a valid temporary Chinese driving license to hire vehicles, otherwise law-abiding. About a month before your arrival, we will get everything ready as following:

1. Submit your application to local traffic management for the simple traffic regulation exam
2. Make advance reservations most available local hospital for your medical examination, which is fit for traveler under 70-year-old.
3. Proceed all necessary permits and document.

On arrival, you could take the exam organized by traffic management and do medical examination in the hospital promptly. You can get your valid temporary Chinese driving license and start your wonderful driving in China after you pass the exams.

To proceed your temporary Chinese driving license, please send us your personal data as following:

1. Scanned passport copy
2. Scanned domestic driving license (we will translate it into Chinese for your application)

Chengdu can be considered as the best choice to start your self drive adventure tours by rental car in West China. From Chengdu, it's easy to drive to Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Guangxi, Hunan, Qinghai, Gansu, Tibet, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Shaanxi, West Inner Mongolia, etc.

Here we give some recommendations for your self drive routes by rental car in Sichuan and surrounding areas. Meanwhile, we can also customize your favorite itinerary on personal basis. According to different routes, we will recommend suitable vehicles, e.g.: 4WD, car, multi-van, etc. Of course, the most important is the paper work and necessary administrative preparations before departure. We can help you to get a Chinese temporary driving license in time. All you need to do is come with us and enjoy your wonderful self drive by rental car.

- Culture and nature in provinces Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu
9 Days | Chengdu – Lixian – Ma’erkang - Seda – Banma – Jiuzhi – Maqu – Langmu Si – Diebu - Tangke – Ruoergai – Tangke - Hongyuan – Lixian - Maoxian - Chengdu
Discover the hidden beauty of Eastern Tibet Kham, Amdo in Sichuan, Qinghai and Gansu
Meet the Qiang-Minority and Khampa Tibetan
The grandiose Tibetan Buddhism monasteries – Larung Gar with Wuming Buddhist Institute, Langmu Si
Nature wonders: holy mountain Nyenpo Yutse with lakes, the first bend of Yellow River (Huang He) at village Tangke
Rarely visited and touched: Zhagana, Tiebu
- Rental Car Tour in „Shangri-La“ in Sichuan and Yunnan
13 Days | Chengdu – Wolong - Danba – Tagong – Xinduqiao - Litang – Daocheng - Riwa – Yading – Riwa – Shangri-La – Baishuitai - Lijiang – Lugu See – Xichang – Yaan - Chengdu
Rental Car Tour in the grand „Shangri-La“ in provinces Sichuan and Yunnan
Panda in Wolong
Danba - one of the most beautiful villages of China
Active monasteries: Tagong, Litang and Sumzanlin
Walking in Yading, visit Baisuitai Terrace and Tiger Jumping Gorge
Visit the ancient town Lijiang
Lugu Lake – the women's kingdom of Mosuo people
- Beautiful and grandiose: Larung Gar, Yarchen Gar, Danba
8 Days | Chengdu – Wenchuan – Lixian – Ma’erkang – Guanyinqiao – Serta – Garze – Yarchen Gar – Luhuo – Dawu – Bamei – Danba – Wolong - Chengdu
Discover the hidden beauty of Eastern Tibet Kham in Sichuan
Meet the Qiang-Minority, Gyarong Tibetan and Khampa Tibetan
The grandiose Tibetan Buddhism monasteries – Larung Gar with Wuming Buddhist Institute and Yarchen Gar
Danba - one of the most beautiful villages of China
Panda in Wolong
- Culture and nature in Southwest China
15 Days | Chengdu – Yibin - Xuyong - Huangguoshu Waterfull - Anshun - Kaili - Xijiang - Zhaoxing - Chengyang - Guilin - Lijiang River - Yangshuo - Guilin - Pingan - Fenghuang  - Dehang - Zhangjiajie - Youyang - Qiangjiang - Wulong - Chongqing - Chengdu
Walking along this "Jade Green Corridor" - Shunan Bamboo Forest
The largest waterfall in Asia - Huangguoshu Waterfall
One of the 6 biggest photographing paradise – Southeast Guizhou
Visiting the biggest village of Miao people - Xijiang Village of Miao People and the most beautiful ancient town Zhaoxing
Hiking at Longji Rice Terraces in Pingan
Visiting West Hunan - Fenghuang Ancient Town, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Mt. Tianzi, Tianmen Cave, Ancient Town of Tujia People, Taohuayuan Village at Youyang, etc.
Visiting Fairy Mountain, Three Nature Bridges and Tiankeng at Wulong, Chongqing


Self drive, a great way to discover and experience China!
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