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2 Days Chengdu City Tour including Sanxingdui Museum Visit

Relaxed Panda Experience & Lost Civilization Discovery

The Kingdom of Panda has survived from the historical and geographical changes, but the Kingdom of Sanxingdui did not make itself survived. This mysterious Bronze-age civilization, which can be dated back to 5000 years ago, disappeared without clue. Until in 1986 when workers accidentally found the two grand pits kept numerous artifacts that were so unusual and unlike anything ever found in China before. The history of Chinese civilization was rewritten then. This tour takes you to not only visit the current kingdom of Giant Pandas, but also go to discover the mystery of Sanxingdui Civilization, which is an incredible experience that is unique and interesting. Extra value is added because you are also gifted to see several other popular attractions in Chengdu, such as Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Temple, etc.

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-CS-02
  • Price : from $258
    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 / Museum/ Archaeology
  • Physical Demands :

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • A memorable morning visit(when it is less crowded) to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding see the lovely Giant Panda babies;
  • Unique experience to Sanxingdui Museum to see the giant masks, vivid animal-faced sculptures, world’s tallest bronze tree and oldest gold stick…
  • Hop into local Chengdu people in People’s Park to enjoy the laid-back culture and enjoy a cup of local tea;
  • Visit the most influential Buddhist temple in Chengdu area, also a good place for a peaceful stroll.
Itinerary Day by Day (Can Be Customized)
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Day 1 Chengdu Panda Tour ( L )

Today's highlights: Giant Panda Base, Wenshu 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 a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the bustling downtown of Chengdu - Wenshu Temple. Marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the 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.

Chengdu is famous for its relaxing and leisure pace throughout China, which will be proved after a stay in 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... 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).

  • Our dear client visited Wenshu Monastery like local Our dear client visited Wenshu Monastery like local
  • Enjoy Tea at Renmin Park Enjoy A Cup of Tea at Renming Park
  • Giant Panda Climbing Tree Giant Panda Climbing Tree

Day 2 Sanxingdui Museum Tour ( L )

Today's highlight: Sanxingdui Museum

After breakfast, drive about 1 hour to visit Sanxingdui Museum. Situated in Guanghan city about 50 km north from Chengdu, Sanxingdui Museum (Three-star Piles Museum) is world-renown for more than 4,000 relics unearthed in 1929 from Sanxingdui Site that was the ancient capital 3000-5000 years ago. Honored as the “Origin of Yangtze Civilization”, Sanxingdui Museum is listed as one of the “Top 50 Appealing Attractions in China for Foreign People”. Numerous exquisite objects of bronze ware, jade ware, stoneware, gold ware and other articles are unearthed from this site, which evident the highly developed civilization of the ancient Shu kingdom, and verify that Chinese culture as an entity came from diverse sources.

The unearthed bronze statues and gold stick are very similar to those of Mayan Civilization and ancient Egyptian Civilization. Is there any connection between these mysterious cultures? And how did Sanxingdui Civilization disappear suddenly like them? Try to get answers here.

After the museum visit, drive back to your hotel in Chengdu or go to catch your flight/train to leave Chengdu.

  • Unearthed Masks in Sanxingdui Archaeological Site Unearthed Masks in Sanxingdui Archaeological Site
  • Sanxingdun Museum Sanxingdun 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 $258 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 6.45. 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;
  • Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
  • 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/trains to/off Chengdu;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

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John - 2021.01.14‚ USA, January 14, 2021

Hi Lily,

Everything is very good! Hilary is marvelous. The driver is also great! Thanks for putting a very good tour for me and my husband.

We want to express our formal thanksgiving to the fantastic vacation in Harbin with Hilary and the driver. Thanks also to you and all planning. We appreciate very much the great job you all did to make our special vacation unforgettable!

Janislene - 2021.01.11‚ Brazil, January 11, 2021

Hi Echo!

We’re back at the hotel. Everything was very good. The car great and the driver very polite and nice, he helped us with everything! ️Thanks for your help as well! We keep in touch for future trips! Have a nice evening!

Laura - 2021.01.11‚ Spain, January 11, 2021

Hello Tracy,

Everything is awesome. Both driver and Hilary are great.

Natasa - 2021.01.10‚ Serbia, January 10, 2021

Hello Wonder,

Our trip were very well. 

Harbin:

The driver who picked us in aeroport, the train and in our visited to city was fantastic. He drove very well and my family felt safe.

We liked all places we visited and the time we had in these place. The city is very clean and so different of Nanjing. We lliked the experience of food and the restaurant.

The guide was amazing and he have a good english.He explained a lot of facts of city very interesting and the place we visited. He gave space for we had good moments in family. It is very good. 

Yabuli:

The hotel Club Med for us was wonderful.

 I m going to talk the hotel by steps:

 

1- Bedroom:

The bedroon was very big with 2 individual beds for our children and a room for us with a big and confortable bed. The bathrooms were ok. It was very clean and with a lot of space to put our clothes. In the bedroom they have a smale space with a fridge, a cups to drink coffee, tea and bottles of water. we didn´t pay anything that we consumed in bedroom and everday they putted what was miss. All nigths they opened the bedroom and cleaned the garbage bins and offered some gifts(orange, cherries)

2- Food

 They have 2 restaurants one workes like buffet and another workes in the evening with hotpot dinner that we need to booking. We didnt try this restaurant because the buffet restaurant was so good and all time they have western food.

The buffet restaurant the food like I said was good and different everday. The problem of this restaurant was noise because were a lot of pleople there. In the evening of New Year they had a different menu with a lot of seafood and gourmet.

For adults they have a good wine and beer.

They have food all the time for the guest in the bar or in the restaurant that workes in the evening.

This is the hotel with all inclusive very good.

3- Animation and activities

The animation for the children were wonderfuly. They started at 8:30am and finished at 5:00pm. The children can lunch with staff or with parents.

The ski class for children start at 9am and they have like 2 hours in the morning and 2h in afternoon. If they don´t want making ski they play in the club med with staff and they can do climbing too.

For a 1st January the kids staff prepared a show with the kids very nice.

For adults they have ioga class in the morning and afternoon, dance class, ski class and another activities.

The ski class some teachers speak a little bit of english and if they don´t speak someone translate for us or we saw the teacher to do ski and we can understand. I think it is easy for a foreign do ski in this class.

They have class for all pleople, they have a rent material good and if we prefer buy it is possible.

The hotel has been prepare for pleople don´t want to do ski and enjoy a relax moment in the mountain.

They have a club for families doing activities together they call amazing family.

All evenings they have a show or some activities for guests. 

In the evening new year they had fire works, a party and a show. In the first day of year like I said they did the children show and then they had a candyland to offer the guests.

4- Space

All space of hotel was clean, big, with a beautifull decoration and moderm style.

The swimming pool is big and it is nice have a good moments in jacuuzzi outside with snow and cold.

The gym is ok and they have a spa too. 

5- Language

It is easy to find someone that speak english. I think the hotel is for foreign pleople or chinese pleople who like the western style.

We liked a lot our holidays, we were able to relax and have a good moments in family.

I hope this description of hotel help you. If you need more informationa please contact me.

Best regards

Ana Oliveira

Ana - 2021.01.05‚ Portugal, January 5, 2021
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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.

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

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