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Sichuan Tea Culture Tour

2 Days Classic Tea Culture Tour with Giant Panda Visit

Authentic Tea Culture Experience

There’s no better place to experience the entire tea-making process than at the origin of tea itself – China! On your private tour of Mt Mengding (Mengdingshan) from Chengdu, a local farmer will teach you the whole process of making tea, from harvesting to brewing. While in Chengdu, you'll enjoy tea in temple, parks, teahouse like a local do!

Highlights of this tour

  • Plucking tea in Mengding Mountain and experience the whole process about how Mengding tea is made;
  • Have fun with the Giant Pandas in the Breeding Research Base in a short distance.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from $359
  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.
Travel Route:
Chengdu / Mengdingshan / Chengdu
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-YTT-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureEcologicalPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Chengdu - Mengdingshan - Chengdu (L)

After breakfast, you’ll head to Mengding Mountain in Ya’an City (2-hours’ drive). Mengding Mountain is the birthplace of Chinese tea civilization and the cradle of tea culture. As the saying goes “The Yangtze River tops the waters, the Mengding tea is best of its kind.” It has a history of more than one thousand years in tea planting, tea making and tea sipping art.

Your today’s tour will first see the No.1 Teapot in the world, then proceed to the Tea Culture Museum, take cable car to the mid-mountain, enjoy tea break at Tiangai Temple, appreciate tea related Poem Steles, walk in Mengdingshan Royal Tea Garden. You’ll sure to get some general ideas about tea culture along the way.

After tea culture exploration, you’ll continue to visit tea factory, pick tea in the plantation, and see the whole process about how Mengding tea is made. (Tips: The tea picking activity and performance are offered during late March to June.  For detailed info, please contact our travel consultants.)

After the happy time in Mengdingshan, drive back to Chengdu.

Mengdingshan Tea CultureMengdingshan No.1 Tea pot
Day 2 Chengdu ( L )

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you are going to enjoy a relaxing day like the locals do. You’ll first visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, where you can explore the daily life of the cute pandas, and get close to the lovely creatures.

Later, pay a visit to Wenshu Temple. Built in Sui Dynasty (605-617BC), it is the largest and best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. Enjoy the tranquility of Buddhist monks chanting inside the temple or just walk around the well-manicured grounds.

Then, head to Renmin Park to enjoy a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu.

In this evening, watch Sichuan Opera in Shufengyayun Opera House while sipping the traditional Chinese tea. The performance blends with the local dialect, customs, folk music and dances, also includes the highlights of face changing, fire spitting, long sleeve fluttering and shadow play etc.

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