Chengdu, a city you won’t want to leave once you come here. Stunning scenery, treasured culture, turbulent history are the characteristics of Chengdu. If you want to have close interaction with lovely pandas, you should also never miss Chengdu. In this One Day Chengdu Panda Tour, you will spend morning time with pandas, and in the afternoon, you will visit Dufu Thatched Cottage, Wide and Narrow Valley, and People’s Park in city area. Enjoy yourself in this ancient and mysterious city within just a whole day.
Highlights of this tour: *Take a close encounter with the lovely baby pandas in Chengdu Giant Panda Base. *Post postcards with the panda postmark at the Panda State Post Office. *Discover the story of Du Fu in Dufu Thatched Cottage, a classical garden that retains the ancient Chinese architectural style. *Challenge your taste bud to enjoy the real Sichuan cuisine in Wide and Narrow Valley. *Experience Chengdu’s local life by playing Mahjong with local people. *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fees
AM: At around 08:30, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from Chengdu downtown hotel, and your amazing exploration begins!
The first scenic site will be the exciting Chengdu Giant Panda Base, which is well known for the protection and breeding of the endangered giant pandas which are unique to China. The base is definitely a highlight for most visitors to Chengdu. There are adorable pandas everywhere. You can watch them eating bamboo, playing with each other, and of course sleeping. Your tour guide will navigate you through the huge area, share some information about the pandas, and help you take amazing photos.
Noon: Lunch on your own.
PM: In the afternoon, pay a visit to Dufu Thatched Cottage. Du Fu (712-770) is a most achieved poet in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Dufu Thatched Cottage is actually a museum in memory of the great poets. He lived in the Mid-Tang Dynasty when the dynasty turned from its prosperity to decline. So, most of his poems reflect the sufferings of normal people and alarming social facts. His great poems win the fame Sage of Poetry for him.
The following stop is Wide and Narrow Alley, which has a long history and can date back to the Qing Dynasty. Now the old alleys have been converted into one of the top attractions in Chengdu. Strolling along the streets, you still can see many well-preserved Qing Dynasty buildings. In addition to appreciating the traditional architecture, you also can savor some local delicacies. As a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Chengdu will surprise you with its delicious food.
Concludes today’s tour with a relaxing walk in People’s Park, a popular amusement site among local people. There are also some cultural relics and historic steles in the park that bear the city’s history in the past century. If you have interest, your guide will be very glad to explain them to you.
You will be escorted back to hotel at about 17:30. We’ll not appoint restaurant or dish for your lunch today, your guide will offer advice according to your interest.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.