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Tour Overview

This 3-day Chengdu family tour will take you to experience a series of volunteer panda activities, including cleaning panda rooms and making corn steamed bread. In addition, you will take a Sichuan cooking class and cook a couple of Sichuan dishes such as Mapo tofu and Kung pao Chicken under the guidance of a professional chef. Your guide will also take you to explore the bustling Jinli Pedestrian Street, admire the Qing Dynasty style architecture, and sample a wide variety of local snacks.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Experience a closer look at the cute pandas, and get an insight into the living habits of pandas at Dujiangyan Panda Base.
2. Have an interesting cooking class to make authentic Sichuan delicacies such as Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Chicken.
3. Take a historical tour at Sanxingdui Museum.
4. Head to the vibrant Renmin Park to observe the laid-back life of the locals.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Chengdu airport / train station, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.

    AM: Your Chengdu exploration begins with the fantastic Sanxingdui Museum, where you will have an eye-opening experience. The museum houses thousands of cultural treasures excavated in Sanxingdui archeological site including bronze, jade articles, gold, pottery and bone objects. The mystical bronze masks definitely cannot be missed. You will be deeply impressed by the unique exhibits, and you have never seen some of them before in China.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    Chengdu Sanxingdui Museum
    Exhibits in Sanxingdui Museum

    PM: Then, follow your guide 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.

    Afterwords, 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.

    Last, transfer to Chengdu downtown hotel.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

    Chengdu Jinli Pedestrian Street
    Jinli Pedestrian Street

  2. AM: Today would be the highlight of your Chengdu tour since you will be closely visit the cute pandas by volunteering in Dujiangyan Panda Center.

    Start from your hotel at around 07:30, after 1 hour driving, you’ll 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.

    Be greeted by a professional panda keeper who also will give you brief introduction about pandas, your volunteering day begins!

    The main volunteering activities including:

    1. Carry food ( bamboo, fruits etc. ) for pandas at the guidance of the panda nursing staff;
    2. Clean panda’s room and sports places at the guidance of the panda nursing staff;
    3. Feeding pandas at the guidance of the panda nursing staff;
    4. Other activities with pandas ( no directly touch).

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    PM: The volunteering activity ends around 15:30. After that, transfer back to your hotel.

    Friendly Tips:

    * The panda volunteering fee is CNY800/pax which was NOT included in our tour package, please pay in cash when you arrive at the site.

    * Today you will have lunch at the panda base to enjoy the real local dishes.

    * The volunteering activity needs reserve 1 week ahead of your visit date by using your passport. Please send the copy of your passport to your travel consultant for reservation.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu

    Panda Volunteer Program at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base
    Panda Volunteer Program at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base

  3. AM: Today, 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 your own-cooked dishes.

    After that, transfer to Chengdu airport / train station for your departure.

    Accommodation: N/A

    Kung Pao chicken
    Kung Pao Chicken

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • 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
  • Accommodation
  • Any dinner
  • Panda volunteering in Dujiangyan Panda Base ( CNY800 / pax)
  • 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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