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  1. Upon your arrival at Chengdu airport / train station, our driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name, and drive to Chengdu downtown hotel for check-in. Free and easy on your own arrangement for rest of the day.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

  2. Today will be the highlight of your Chengdu tour as you will be visiting the cute pandas and hiking to the famous Mount Qingcheng.

    AM: Driving around 1 hour from your hotel, you will arrive at Dujiangyan Panda Base, which is the only scientific research institution in China that focuses on preventing and controlling panda disease and rescuing pandas from the wild. Here you will see the fluffy black and white giant pandas sleeping, chewing bamboo, climbing trees and wrestling with each other.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Program

    PM: After the relaxing time with pandas, you’ll head to the holy Qingcheng Mountain. It is one of the four famous Taoist mountains in China. Here you will witness a wonderful combination of natural beauty and Taoist culture. You can try to climb to the top of the mountain and enjoy spectacular scenery. Along the way, you will visit some Taoist temples to soak in the religious atmosphere and find your inner peace. If the climb is too much for you to handle, cable car is available.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

    Sichuan Qingcheng Mountain
    Sichuan Qingcheng Mountain

  3. AM: Today you will explore the in-depth culture and food of the amazing Chengdu! The first scenic site will be Jinsha Site Museum. It is an excellent place to learn about Chengdu's history. There are thousands of cultural relics that can date back to 3000 years ago. You will follow your knowledgeable tour guide to appreciate the precious artifacts such as golden sun bird disc, golden mask, bronze standing figure and stone tiger, and get to know the stories behind them. You also can enjoy a leisurely walk around the lovely park.

    Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum
    Jinsha Site Museum

    Then, you’ll go to check out a unique museum themed with cuisine culture, Sichuan Cuisine Museum, and have a fantastic experience there. You will have chance to see plenty of cooking utensils from the past dynasties and sample some local delicacies. The highlight of this interesting museum tour will be learning to cook a couple of Sichuan dishes such as Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken under the instructions of local chefs. After finishing cooking, you will sit down and enjoy your own cooking.

    Noon: Enjoy the dishes you cooked.

    PM: After lunch, continue your step to the vibrant Renmin Park which is a perfect place to do people watching. Here you can enjoy a cup of tea in a nice tea house and watch local people while away the time with various activities such as playing cards, doing tai chi, playing mahjong, dancing, and napping.

    Later, come to explore the bustling Jinli Pedestrian Street, a must see place in Chengdu. You can see that the buildings here are built in Qing Dynasty style, and meandering through the street gives people the feeling of traveling back in time. You can enjoy shopping, do people watching, and taste some yummy food that you never saw before.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

    Chengdu Food-Mapo Tofu
    Chengdu Food-Mapo Tofu

  4. AM: After hotel breakfast, you’ll head to the amazing Giant Buddha in Leshan. Drive around 2 hours from Chengdu city, you can enjoy the urban scenery on the way.

    Regarded as the tallest stone Buddha in the world, Leshan Giant Buddha was carved out of a cliff face 1300 years ago. When you look up to it from its toes, it’s hard to imagine how ancient Chinese people built this massive statue which withstood the ravages of wind and rain as well as man-made damages. You will climb up the stairs to the top of the mountain to enjoy wonderful scenery. The stairs may seem intimidating, but the hiking is well worth the time and effort.

    Friendly Tips: There are 2 ways to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, one is climbing up the mountain, one is taking a cruise along the river to take far view of it. Climbing up the mountain was included in the package as most tourists said this way is better. Taking cruise is optional. If you would like to take cruise instead of climbing up the mountain, or if you want to try both these 2 ways, just ask your tour guide for assistance.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    PM: Finish the sightseeing, drive to Chengdu airport / train station for your departure.

    Accommodation: N/A

    Sichuan Leshan Giant Buddha
    Leshan Giant Buddha

Price includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in centrally located hotel with daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • Round way cable car on Mount Qingcheng
  • 3 Chinese style lunch
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • China Visas / flights / trains
  • Any dinner
  • Boat cruise in Leshan Giant Buddha
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase commercial travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance
  • Any item beyond “Price Includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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