One Day Mengding Mountain Tea Culture Tour from Chengdu
Are there any things else interesting to do around Chengdu? A tea-picking and tea-making tour at Mengding Mountain Tea Plantation is highly recommended according to our customer feedback. With about 1-hour driving from Chengdu city, Mengding Mountain, boasting the superb tea garden and mountainscapes, is a real dreamy land for travelers to experience the local tea plantation culture. On the private Mengding Mountain Tea Plantation tour, you will visit the local tea farmer at the tea garden, learn how to pick tea, how to make tea, and the profound local tea history and culture.
AM: At 08:00, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the downtown hotel. Driving around 2 hours, you will arrive at Mengding Mountain, the birthplace of the world’s tea civilization and one of the three famous mountains in Sichuan (the other two are Emei Mountain and Qingcheng Mountain).
There are lots of things to see in Mengding Mountain! You can take pictures of the largest teapot in the world, rows and rows of tea trees, and gorgeous mountain scenery; you can wander around the Tea History Museum to appreciate the literature, poems, specimens and tea wares which are true testaments to the great Chinese tea culture; you can sit under the 12 more than 1000-year-old ancient ginkgo trees in the tranquil Tiangai Temple and hear the stories of Wu Lizhen, the world’s first tea grower, from your tour guide; you can visit some small tea factories scattered on the mountain to observe tea making process and try different kinds of tea.
Friendly Tips: Picking tea is only available from late March to June of a year, and it was NOT included in our tour package. If you would like to try it, just ask your tour guide for assistance ( optional and on your own expense ).
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After all these activities, drive around 2 hours back to your hotel.
Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
Excellent English-speaking tour guide
Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
Any meal ( please pay cash at the local restaurant )
Picking tea in the tea garden
Any optional activity/battery car/shuttle bus inside the attraction
Any item beyond "Price Includes"
Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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.