6 Days Beijing to Chengdu Leisure Panda Tour by Flight

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If Beijing's Great Wall, Forbidden City and Chengdu's Giant Panda and Sichuan Cuisine on your bucket list, don't hesitate to take this [6 Days Beijing to Chengdu Leisure Tour]. It starts at Beijing where you will go no rush to visit the world famous sites of Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, etc., and finish in Chengdu which has long been reputed as the “leisure city” and "Hometown of Giant Panda" in China. Direct flight will be arranged to save time for you either.

Highlights of this tour:

  • Without missing the 4 Greatest historical landmarks in Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace;
  • Walking leisurely on the Mutianyu Great Wall which is lesss crowded yet as magnificent as Badaling Great Wall;
  • Hopping on a rickshaw to experience the Beijing Hutongs to feel the historical changes of Beijing and visit a local family;
  • Visiting the panda star - Taishan and other adorable Giant Pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base which is more beatiful and less-crowded than Chengdu Panda Base;
  • Experiencing authentic Taoism culture at Mount Qingcheng, well known as a birthplace of Taoism and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Beijing / Chengdu
Travel Length:
6 Days and 5 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-BJCDT-06B
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulture
Departure:
Any day you want

Your tour - at a glance

Day 1~3 Arrival & Beijing Tour

Arrive at Beijing on Day 1, and other two full days and a half day sightseeing covering the grand Tiananmen Square, historical Forbidden City, spectacular Temple of Heaven, manmade wonder Great Wall of China, royal park Summer Palace, etc.

Day 4 Beijing Half Day Tour & Filght to Chengdu

Visit Temple of Heaven and Hutong in the morning, then take a flight to Chengdu (about 3hrs).

Day 5~6 Chengdu Tour & Departure

One full day to go out of the town to visit Dujiangyan Panda Base, leisurely exploring Chinese Taoist Culture at Mount Qingcheng. Before leaving, enjoy a cup of tea like locals at People's Park and go for a walking on the Jinli Old Street.

Full Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Ni Hao! welcome to Beijing, the iconic city and capital of China! You will be met by our local tour guide at the arrival hall of Beijing Airport and escorted to your downtown hotel by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of the day is your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby areas, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Arrival Ideals: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Beijing. Besides, you can take a high speed train to this capital city from Shanghai (5-6 hrs), Xian (5.5 hrs), Guangzhou (8-9.5 hrs), etc.

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Day 2 Beijing City Day Tour ( B, L )

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel and start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s 5 most important palaces - Forbidden City, a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties used to live in. Pass through various doorways to admire the magnificent and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow glazed tile roof, white marble base and splendid colorful paintings. After Forbidden City exploration, take a short visit to Jingshan Park where you can get a nice shot of one watchtower of Forbidden City and take a panoramic view of Forbidden City.

In the afternoon, drive about 40 minutes to the outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors. Feast your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colored paintings in Long Corridor.

Recommended optional night activities: 1) watch delightful Kung Fu show to trace the history of Chinese Kung Fu at Red Theatre between 19:15~20:15; 2) enjoy breathtaking acrobatic show at Chaoyang Theater between 19:15~20:15.

  • Tiananmen Square Magnificent Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Beijing Fobidden City Forbidden City
  • Summer Palace Beautiful Kunming Lake in Summer Palace

Day 3 Beijing Great Wall Day Tour ( B, L )

This morning, you will drive about 70km (about 1.5 h) to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World - Great Wall. The less-crowded Mutianyu, a well-preserved segment of Great Wall built in Ming Dynasty, lives up to all of your nice expectation. You’ll take a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu. It's a wonderful experience to climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views and take brag-worthy photos of the wall wriggling along mountain ridges. After the exciting time, descend Mutianyu Great Wall by cable car. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your travel consultant.)

After Great Wall exploration, drive about 65km (1.5 hours) to 798 Art Zone to get an artsy vibe which stands in contrast to the old atmosphere of Beijing’s other historic sights. It is an open air gallery to discover street art, new trends, exhibitions and many cool shops. Lastly, drive back to Beijing City, and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to view the magnificent Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside. 

Lastly, be escorted back to your hotel.

Recommended optional activities: Enjoy an exciting and safe toboggan ride (about 2~3mins) down Mutianyu Great Wall.

  • Mutianyu Great Wall Green Mutianyu Great Wall during Summer Days
  • Ding Tomb Ding Tomb
  • Water Cube Water Cube

Day 4 Beijing & Flight to Chengdu (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to the imperial site – Temple of Heaven. It was originally used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for harvest, now becomes a bustling place for locals to take part in traditional activities, such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, etc. Then get back to the central city to hop on a rickshaw to experience the Beijing Hutongs - small alleys made by neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to get a feel of the old Beijing life style, visit various antique shops and small boutiques, truly feel the historical changes of Beijing, and also pay a visit to a local family’s home in the traditional Hutongs.

Till now, your Beijing tour is about to end. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to cacth your flight to Beijing. After a 2.5 hours flight journey, you will arrive at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport. Be pick up by your tour guide, and escorted to your hotel in Chengdu. The rest of today is on your own to explore Chengdu, the city of Hot Pot and tea houses.

  • Temple of Heaven The Splendid Temple of Heaven in the Ancient Capital Beijing
  • Hutong Family Hutong

Day 5 Dujiangyan Panda Base & Mount Qingcheng (B, L)

In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu and drive about 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base, the real panda valley in Kung Fu Panda 3. Located at the foot of Mount Qingcheng, this panda base is with picturesque environment filled with bamboo and grass. Have close contact with many giant pandas and red pandas, see them eating bamboo, climbing trees, sitting on the grass, playing together and sleeping, etc. These pandas are as adorable as Po and his fellows in Panda Valley.

In this afternoon, head to Front Mountain of Mount Qingcheng, well known as a birthplace of Taoism. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts incredibly lush surroundings and secluded tranquility, as well as well-preserved Taoist temples. Hike about half hour to Yuecheng Lake which lying quietly in the middle of the mountain and then take a 5-minute Bayun cableway up to the mountain. Walk to the mountain top and visit the historical Taoist temples along the way, like Shangqing Temple, Laojun Pavilion, experience culture of Taoism and enjoy fresh air and stunning scenery. After learning some Tao on Mount Qingcheng, you can find inner peace here and feel the power Po uses in Kung Fu.

After the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Chengdu.

Optional Panda Volunteering Program at Dujiangyan Panda Base:

Instead of just seeing giant pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base, you can choose to do panda volunteer work for half day with extra fees. If you are insterested in volunteer program, please contact our professional travel consultants to make arrangement beforehand.

  • Sleeping Panda Cub on the Tree at Dujiangyan Panda Base Sleeping Panda Cub on the Tree at Dujiangyan Panda Base
  • Mount Qingcheng Jianfu Mountain Jianfu Temple at Mount Qingcheng - A Fine Place for Relaxation

Day 6 Chengdu Half Day Tour & Departure (B)

This morning you will make a stirring visit to People's Park first. Chengdu is famous for its relaxing and leisure pace throughout China, which will be proved after a stay here. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, make a casual chat with your friends and watching locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment – napping in a lively teahouse, playing mahjong, disco dancing, neck massage, ear cleaning… Next is an impressive trip to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.

After the relaxing tour, be transferred to airport / train station for your flight or train to next destination. Tour end!

  • Enjoy Tea at Renmin Park Enjoy A Cup of Tea at Renming Park
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