Chengdu Panda Tour

3 Days Chengdu Family Tour

Real Chengdu Encounter with Giant Pandas & Cooking Experience from Request

Eager to plan a meaningful trip to Chengdu and introduce your children the land of abundance? China Discovery, local based travel agency, offers meticulously planned itinerary covering giant panda volunteering program in Dujiangyan Panda Base and cooking class in Sichuan Cuisine Museum which will bring new insights and ultimate experience to every member of your family.

This 3-day arrangement is relaxing, offering enough time and space for you and your kids to comminute, to learn together, to experience together! Why not taking this educative trip to have a great trip with your children now?

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 / Dujiangyan / Pixian / Chengdu
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CDFT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureEcologicalPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival & Chengdu

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Ni Hao, welcome to Chengdu, the Hometown of Giant Pandas. You will be met by local tour guide at the arrival hall of Chengdu Airport and escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle.

In this afternoon, drive to you a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the hustling downtown of Chengdu - Wenshu Temple. Marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the peaceful paths.

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 family and watching locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment - napping in a lively teahouse, playing mahjong, disco dancing, neck massage, ear cleaning…A lot of things for your kids to watch, hear and involve in the local activities. 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 (Spicy or sweet, crispy or soft…the snack will satisfy your taste buds), delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.

In this evening, you’ll try Sichuan Hot Pot in local restaurant and you’d better try double flavor hot pot for you and your kids (Optional Activity).

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

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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 20 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).

3. If your family member wants exceptional experience to hug a panda, you should pay extra 1800 Yuan which is the donation fee to help and save the endangered pandas.

Chengdu Panda Family TourMama and Baby of PandaPanda Volunteer Work to Clean Panda Enclosure
Day 3 Sichuan Cuisine Museum Cooking Class & Chengdu Departure (B, L)

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In this morning, drive about 70 minutes to reach Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Pixian County, the only eatable museum in China with new way to experience Sichuan cuisine culture. Appreciate 6000 pieces of antiques, artifacts and books and hear many Sichuan food facts, know how Pixian chilly bean paste is made, experience making bean curd pudding, taste different kinds of Sichuan snacks, worship Kitchen God in the biggest Kitchen God Ancestral Hall in the world, partake in the cooking class to personally make three typical Sichuan dishes, like Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, Panda steamed dumpling, etc. Under the guidance of professional Chuancais chef, learn how to cut, control fire, complete cooking process and accomplish your dish. Share and enjoy your dishes with your families or partners and be awarded with official certificate of “Master of Chuancais”.

After the happy cooking experience, drive back to Chengdu downtown to your hotel or be escorted to airport or train station to catch your flight / train to next destination.

Please Note:

1. The visiting in Sichuan Cuisine Museum begins around 09:50 and finishes around 13:40 or after.

2. There are two kinds of pre-arranged cooking menu. Menu A includes Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, Panda steamed dumpling and Menu B includes Pumpkin steamed dumplings, Daqian dry-braised fish, boiled beef in chili sauce. You can choose your favorite one and tell us your likes to your travel consultants beforehand.

3. As for children, there are specially-arranged activities and dishes for them which are under the guidance of the professional guide.

4. If your family want to cook other Sichuan dishes which are not on the above list, please tell us your needs in advance and we’ll inform Sichuan Cuisine Museum to make some preparations.

Sichuan Cuisine Museum Cooking ClassSichuan Cuisine MuseumPixian Chilly Bean Paste

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Jiuzhaigou Autumn

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