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2 Days Leisure Chengdu Tour (Hotel/Flight/Train Pickup)

Panda Experience & Leisure Chengdu

See the Chengdu’s treasure Giant Panda is the number one task of your Chengdu tour, which usually only needs a morning to finish. How to make fully use of your rest time in Chengdu? Don’t worry, there are many things to see and to do. Chengdu is not only the city of panda, but also known for its laid-back living style. This tour will help you accomplish your panda dream, also take you to dig beneath the modern surface of Chengdu to reach the best part of the city’s history and culture, with the most highlighting sights covered in a leisure trip. It is the best trip for the first-timers.

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-CD-02
  • Price : from $244 ($252)
    1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
    2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
  • Theme : History / Cultural
  • Physical Demands :

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • A slow-paced visit to the most adorable pandas especially the panda babies in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding;
  • Experience Chengdu’s laid-back culture in People’s Park and sit down on a bamboo chair to enjoy a cup of Chinese tea like locals;
  • Find peace and tranquility in Wenshu Monastery which is hidden in the hustling downtown of Chengdu;
  • Take a meaningful visit to Chengdu Museum which is a modern, though-out and informative museum, and learn about local puppet and shadow plays.
Itinerary Day by Day (Can Be Customized)
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Day 1 Chengdu Panda Tour (L)

Today's highlights: Giant Panda, Wuhou Temple, People's Park, Jinli Old Street

This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home to more than 100 Giant Pandas. Walk at leisure through the bamboo framed paths, and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, climbing trees, etc. Don't miss the chance to visit the most adorable panda cubs in the panda kindergartens. If you are lucky, you may be able to see the precious panda babies in the nursery rooms. There is also a very informative Panda Museum where you can learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas.

Leaving the panda center, you will be taken to Renmin Park. 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...

You will then go to visit Wuhou Temple. Surrounded by old cypresses and classical red walls, the temple creates an atmosphere of nostalgia. When stepping into the temple, you get the chance to immerse yourself into a sea of ancient profound culture and history of the legendary Three Kingdoms. 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.

At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.

Recommended Optional Evening Activities: 1) enjoy a delicious dinner of Sichuan cuisine (or hotpot) at a local restaurant; 2) watch a wonderful performance of Sichuan Opera which includes folk opera, face changing, fire spitting, rolling lights, and other delightful entertainment (usually performs during 20:00~21:30).

  • Chubby Giant Panda at Chengdu Panda Base Chubby Giant Panda at Chengdu Panda Base
  • Jinli Old Street  (Foreigner) Jinli Old Street
  • Experience Chengdu local living style in People's Park Experience Chengdu local living style in People's Park

Day 2 Chengdu Half Day Sightseeing & Departure (B, L)

Today's highlights: Wenshu Temple, Chengdu Museum

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you at your hotel, then take a visit a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in hustling downtown Chengdu, Wenshu Temple, where you will marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the temple’s peaceful paths. Adjacent to the monastery is a small bazaar (Wenshufang) where you can enjoy a leisure stroll through to experience local market and living style.

Next, you will take a meaningful visit to Chengdu Museum which is a modern, though-out and informative museum. There are nearly 200,000 pieces of collections crossing a time span from the Neolithic period to the Republic of China. Besides, there is an interesting puppet museum on the fifth floor and a cozy coffee shop where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the palatial Tianfu Square with the shape of Chinese Eight Tri-grams.

Your Chengdu tour is now about to end. The rest of the day is free for you until be escorted to catch the flight/train to leave Chengdu.

  • Our dear client visited Wenshu Monastery like local Our dear client visited Wenshu Monastery like local
  • Chengdu Museum Chengdu Museum

Recommended Add-on Options

+2 days to explore World Heritage Sites - Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei

Do not Miss out Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei in your Chengdu tour. They are only about 2 hours’ driving away from Chengdu downtown, and about 30mins’ driving from each other. As two World Heritage Sites of both nature and culture, Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei give you a chance to experience the long history and tradition of Chinese Buddhism, also enjoy some fascinating landscapes, including by far the tallest and biggest pre-modern Buddha statue in the world, wondrous mountain scenery, sea of clouds and magnificent sunset and sunrise (if you want to spend one night on the mountain), etc. A boat trip to see the panoramic view of the Giant Buddha is available in Leshan.

Generally speaking, you only need 2 days to visit both Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei together, usually traveling from Chengdu to visit the Giant Buddha first for a day, then visit the mountain and return to Chengdu in another day.

Leshan Giant Buddha in summer
+3 days to explore the fairytale land - Jiuzhaigou

There is an old saying that "once you visited Jiuzhaigou, there is no need for you to see any other waterscape". Jiuzhaigou and its neighbor Huanglong grant you a memorable experience of nature wonder of wondrous water world, as the words say.

You will take a 45-minute flight from Chengdu directly to Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport in the early morning. In the afternoon, you’ll go to Huanglong National Park, where densely scatters thousands of travertine color-ponds and flow streams. You’ll marvel at Huanglong Temple and fabulous Five-Color Ponds. In the second day, you will visit three beautiful valleys in Jiuzhaigou National Park. The third day is for you to depart from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu or other destinations.

Jiuzhaigou Autumn - Nuorilang

The quotation for this trip is from $244 Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2022.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.65. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

Check What our Customers Say...

Hi Wendy,

Helen is INCREDIBLE! Love her energy and enthusiasm. Tour has been very good so far; now we are on our way to Yabuli. Oh it has been an absolute blast so far. Helen was a lifesaver in Ya Bu Li!

Ada was also very nice, but there was, unfortunately, a very big language barrier, as she had difficulty with English.

Thank you Wendy. Just finished the tour today; was a great trip overall.

Varun - 2021.01.18‚ India, January 18, 2021

Hey, Vivien.

We arrived safely and have successfully checked into the room at the Holiday Inn Beidahu. It’s a beautiful hotel and the room is clean and spacious. Thank you so much! The trip was absolutely wonderful. Everything was smooth and our health codes remain green.

Jeffrey - 2021.01.18‚ USA, January 18, 2021

Hey, good morning.

Just wanted to let you know that my trip to jiuhuashan was nice.

Jack - 2021.01.18‚ USA, January 18, 2021

你好 Lyn,

一月十五号晚上我回北京了,我在黑龙江的时候玩儿的很开心了!风景特别美,所以我想发一些照片给您看一下那个地方的风景。如果我有机会的话我还要去,谢谢!

我觉得什么都好,都很顺利。导游和司机的性格也好,谢谢!

Sincerely,

Millicent Thapa

Millicent - 2021.01.15‚ USA, January 15, 2021

Hi Riley. No problem. Happy to provide feedback. 

Zhangjiajie is beautiful and there are so many activities - I will definitely suggest it to our friends, though perhaps when it is a little warmer. Favourite activities include: Yellow cave, Tianzi Mountain, Golden Whip Stream, Glass Bridge and the walk along the bottom of the canyon, river cruise in FengHuang.

Lily was lovely and very accommodating. We enjoyed her stories about the local customs. Her English is excellent - as is the driver's. Both made sure we had no problems checking into the hotels and made our flight - even though it meant they had to wait at the airport for 1.5 hours. 

The tours were great, and we were really grateful to have Lily guiding us. The only thing I would change would be to include some breaks in a warm place with a cup of tea. The activities meant a long time walking in the cold. I would prefer to walk faster and therefore have more time to rest. Also the lunches were very late some days. 

We were hoping for a slightly more relaxed holiday, so I would take out some activities (e.g. going to the base of the big hole and going up to Huangshi Village). It would be helpful to have some estimated times for how long each activity may take so we can decide if we want to do it or not.

FengHuang was really cool. I wish we had spent one more night there. Lily had excellent knowledge of the history of the town. However, the historical sites we visited were not really that interesting to us, particularly as a lot of it related to quite recent history. For us that time would be better spent exploring the lovely winding streets - especially as it was a sunny day.

The accommodation was very lovely and very comfortable and warm. The only thing I would like, and it may not be possible, is to have some western-style breakfast options - toast, cereal, English Breakfast tea, orange juice.

Finally, we are so grateful to you for rearranging our flights when they were cancelled so late. We would not have enjoyed the stress of trying to find and book new flights ourselves. That is a really valuable service!

I think that covers it. Overall it was a really lovely holiday. Zhangjiajie is an amazing place and it was great to experience some of China's natural beauty and impressive infrastructure like the cable cars, glass bridge and outdoor elevator.

Thanks again for organising it for us so quickly! We will be in touch when we are ready to go on our next trip.

 

Regards,

Rachel

Rachel - 2021.01.15‚ Australia, January 15, 2021
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  • Chubby Giant Panda at Chengdu Panda Base Chubby Giant Panda at Chengdu Panda Base
  • Jinli Old Street  (Foreigner) Jinli Old Street (Foreigner)
  • Experience Chengdu local living style in People's Park Experience Chengdu local living style in People's Park
  • Our dear client visited Wenshu Monastery like local Our dear client visited Wenshu Monastery like local
  • Chengdu Museum Chengdu Museum

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1. What are the features of China Discovery’s private Chengdu tour package?

As a leading travel agency based in Chengdu, China Discovery masters the first-hand travel information to make your amazing travel experiences happen. Our private Chengdu tour packages assure you a high-quality journey with great flexibility, comfort and personalized arrangement. No matter you want to hold a giant panda, join a panda volunteer program or explore the local culture, don’t hesitate to tell your needs and interests because all tours can be tailor-made. During your tour, you will have your very own personal guide, with a private vehicle and driving exclusively serving for your party - nobody else.

2. Do you need a visa for Chengdu?

We suggest you apply for a China Tourist Visa (L Visa) so that you can extend your tour to other worth-visiting destinations, like Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin… For just a short stay in/around Chengdu, tourists from appointed 53 countries with valid travel document & connecting flights to a third country/region can enter Chengdu via Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport and stay in Chengdu as well as Leshan (Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei), Ya'an (Bifengxia Panda Base), Yibin (Shunan Bamboo Forest) and some other cities (Jiuzhaigou Valley not covered) up to 144 hours without a Chinese visa.

3. Best time to visit Chengdu and helpful wearing ideas.

Chengdu enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate with distinct four seasons – warm spring, hot summer, cool autumn and cold winter. The annual average temperature is 16°C / 61°F. It is available to visit Chengdu all the year around, but the best periods are from March to June and September to November when the temperature is most moderate.

Wearing Ideas: Shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes are recommended for spring travel and autumn travel in Chengdu. Sun block shirt, sunhat, cotton and linen shirts, thin T-shirts and other breathable clothes are recommended for summer travel in Chengdu. Winter coats, leather jackets, down coats, woolen hats, scarfs, gloves, sweaters and snow boots are recommended for winter travel in Chengdu.

4. How to Get to Chengdu

Chengdu can be reached easily by flight or high speed train from many big cities of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Xian, Chongqing, etc. Besides, there are also frequent international or regional flights from San Francisco, Singapore, Melbourne, Kathmandu, Paris, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taiwan, etc. and some non-scheduled flights from Sydney, Dubai, Frankfurt, Madrid and Moscow to Chengdu.

5. Where to Stay in Chengdu

In Chengdu, there are lots of different kinds of hotels ranging from international brands to boutique style and providing you easeful stay. First-timers are strongly suggested to accommodate in the downtown area with most convenient transportation, shopping malls and great restaurants. China Discovery only uses those hotels with convenient amenities, fine services and great reputations. Most of them are located in the city center, quite close to Chunxi Road, Jinli Old Street and Renmin Park, where you can dine, shop and go around conveniently.

6. Where to Enjoy Featured Food in Chengdu

As a city of UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Sichuan food and snacks are a must try in Chengdu. Want to enjoy hot pot? Chunxi Road and surrounding streets are full of great hot pot restaurants. Want to have some authentic local snacks? Lots of food streets await. Jinli Old Street and Kuanzhai Alley is are two popular food streets with numerous kinds of snacks. Besides, there are also many traditional folk products sold in their antique shops. Wenshu Monastery block also serve mouth-wateringly delicious dishes and snacks.

7. Extending Chengdu trip to Jouzhaigou Valley, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei and Mount Qingcheng is strongly recommended.

As a city of UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Sichuan food and snacks are a must try in Chengdu. Want to enjoy hot pot? Chunxi Road and surrounding streets are full of great hot pot restaurants. Want to have some authentic local snacks? Lots of food streets await. Jinli Old Street and Kuanzhai Alley is are two popular food streets with numerous kinds of snacks. Besides, there are also many traditional folk products sold in their antique shops. Wenshu Monastery block also serve mouth-wateringly delicious dishes and snacks.

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