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3 Days Chongqing & Chengdu Panda Tour by High Speed Train

"Mountain City of China" & "Hometown of Giant Pandas"

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This Chongqing Chengdu brief tour is specially designed for travelers who want a break after mountain city visiting. It is best suitable for travelers who have taken 4 nights and 5 days upstream Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqing and then consider an extension trip in and around Chongqing for another 2 days. Yes, Chengdu is the best destination which is easily accessible from Chongqing within 1.5 hours’ high speed train journey. In the Hometown of Giant Pandas, you can fulfill your panda dream with close up experience with more than 100 adorable pandas and baby pandas. How amazing trip it is?

Good to Know: China Discovery offers Yangtze River cruise that you can add it directly into the tour. You can check our similar 6 Days Chengdu & Yangtze River Cruise Tour. Just have a look and get inspired!

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

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chongqing & High Speed Train to Chengdu (L)

Welcome to Chongqing, the Port City of Yangtze River Cruise! On this day, you’ll have the chance to fully experience the uniqueness of the Mountain City and culture of Yangtze River. First, be escorted to Three Gorges Museum at the city downtown. The vast collection of more than 280 thousand pieces of precious historical relics will let you have an amazing understanding of the great Yangtze River and formation of the magnificent Three Gorges, and also tell you the gradual thriving of Chongqing from 3,000 years ago, to its war defense in 20s century, and developmental path to be one of the 4 prosperous municipalities in China. Stepping out from the museum, have a nice look at the People’s Assembly Hall that is popular with fancy classical exterior design and was listed into the History of Architecture compiled in London in 1987.

Later, be transferred to take Chonqing Rail Transit Line 2 from Huanghuayuan Metro Station to Liziba Metro Station to look at the city’s prototype from a different angle. Then, get off to have the never-seen magic of the train going through 11-storey block of flats, existing only in the fantastically structured Chongqing built against mountains. After that, travel up to E’ling Park and embrace the impressive panorama of Chongqing City which has been highly praised as “Little Hong Kong” with its well-arranged row upon row of modern skyscrapers and two winding rivers surrounding.

After the mountain city exploration, you’ll be transferred to the railway station for a high speed train to Chengdu (about 1.5 hours). Welcome to the Hometown of Giant Pandas! Upon arrival at Chengdu East Railway Station, the local guide and driver will meet you and escort you to the hotel in Chengdu downtown.

Three Gorges Museum Erling Park
Day 2 Chengdu (B, L)

This morning you will make a memorable visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This facility is not only the most important panda scientific research center in the world, but also the home for more than 100 Giant Pandas. You will walk at leisure through the bamboo-framed paths and closely observe giant pandas of different ages eating bamboos, playing with each other, tumbling, and climbing trees. Be sure to not miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms! There is also a very informative Panda Museum where you can learn more scientific facts about Giant Pandas. Next, 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.

Optional Activity: In the evening, watch a wonderful performance of Sichuan Opera which includes folk opera, face changing, fire spitting, rolling lights, and other delightful entertainment (usually performs at 20:00~21:30).

Mama and Baby of Panda Jinli Old Street  (Foreigner)
Day 3 Chengdu Departure (B)

After breakfast, you’ll be free to explore on your own until be transferred to the airport / railway station for your flight or train to next destination. Service ends!

Recommended Add-on Options

+ 4~5 days' vacation to cruise the majestic Yangtze River

The leisure Yangtze River Cruise, ideal way to explore both the nature and culture of China!

Taking a Yangtze River cruise, you will not only relax in various interesting onboard activities, such as Tai Chi class, dancing shows, parties, but also enjoy the stunning scenery along the mighty Yangtze River. The best highlights are the world-famous Three Gorges Dam and beautiful Three Gorges. At the same time, you will have a flexible choice between different ships of different standard and features, such as Victoria Cruise, New Century Cruise, etc. At China Discovery, we offer you all the best luxury yangtze cruise ships at the best price.

Downstream Cruise: Chongqing - Yichang (4 Days 3 Nights)
Upstream Cruise: Yichang - Chongqing (5 Days 4 Nights) 

Enjoy a Yangtze Three Gorges Cruise

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