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Chengdu Tour

3 Days Chengdu City Break including Panda Volunteering Experience

Explore Old & Modern Chengdu

Modern and ancient; bustling and pacific; crowded and isolated - Chengdu is one of its kind. In this tour, you will explore all of them, from the cute Giant Panda to the Jinli Old Street, experience Sichuan tea culture, taste Sichuan cuisine.

Highlights of this tour

  • Explore the daily life of the Giant Pandas and take care of them at Dujiangyan Panda Base;
  • Experience traditional and modern Chengdu architecture in Jinli Old Street;
  • Enjoy a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu;
  • Wander in the sacred Wenshu Temple to experience devout Buddhist culture.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from Request
  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:
Chengdu
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CD-03B
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of the Giant Panda. Your local guide will meet you at the airport/train station and then escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to relax in the panda city on your own.

Arrival Ideas: Chengdu is only about 2~3 hours flying from the majority of big cities in China, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shanghai, etc. You can also get to Chengdu by high speed trains from Xian (4hrs), Chongqing (1hrs), Guilin (6hrs), Kunming (6hrs), etc.

Day 2 Dujiangyan Panda Base Volunteer Work ( B, L )

In the early morning, our guide and driver will pick up your family at your hotel around 07:00 am and drive 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base to fulfill your lifetime panda volunteer work from 08:30 to 16:00.

There are more than 40 giant pandas and 5 red pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base. During this one-day panda volunteer program, you’ll experience some activities including honorary keepers to clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the panda’s status and living conditions; prepare food for the pandas and also experience the fun of making the “Panda’s Cake”; deliver delicious “Cake” and fruits to the pandas personally and understand panda’s feeding habits; watch a panda documentary that shows scientific facts about pandas, to understand how humans protect them, and how we may live in harmony with them; plant bamboos and trees, as well as set up nametags and some more interesting and meaningful activities. After the panda volunteer activities, you’ll receive an official certificate from CCRCGP that proves your love for giant pandas, as well as souvenirs, like a panda badge, a panda T-shirt or a panda club magazine.

After the whole days’ volunteering experience, you will be driven back to your hotel in Chengdu.

Please Note:

1. Volunteering work for your kids: If your children are above 12 years old, they can partake in Panda Volunteer Program to do the volunteering work. If they are under 12 years old, special activities are arranged to have interaction with the pandas and please feel free to contact our travel consultants.

2. Dujiangyan Panda Base can accept up to 50 volunteers in one day. Being a volunteer, you should apply it a week in advance with your Application Form and Health Examination Form (valid medical certificate and signature which could apply it in your county or in China).

Mama and Baby of PandaPanda Volunteer Work to Clean Panda EnclosureDujiangyan Panda Love Feeding Experience
Day 3 Chengdu & Chengdu Departure ( B, L )

After breakfast, you will be taken to 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.

Chengdu is famous throughout China for its relaxing and leisurely pace and lifestyle, which will be demonstrated by a visit to the City’s Renmin Park. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, have a casual chat with your friends and watch locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment - napping, playing mahjong, disco dancing, and giving neck massages! Next will be an impressive visit to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time will steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities.

After the tour, you'll be driven to Chengdu airport / train stations for your flight or train to next destination. Service ends!

Experience Chengdu local living style in People's Park

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

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