Chengdu, Southwest China, China
In the morning, meet your guide at hotel lobby and drive out of downtown Chengdu to the world famous Panda Breeding Center. As you spend the morning exploring this panda wonderland, your experienced guide will take you on the quieter paths, while providing insightful facts about giant pandas.
Located on a gentle hill, Chengdu Panda Center is nestled in a lush garden setting with bamboo forests, its own swan lake, and magnificent trees. As you begin your tour, you will see the center’s more sedate adult pandas, but your walk takes you to the “teenage” juvenile panda enclosure, where five or more three year old live in a large open enclosure, making for wonderful photographs.
At the top of the hill, the panda nursery and kindergarten house the most adorable baby pandas. You might see them drinking milk or eating bamboo, rolling around on the grass, or occasionally fighting. Depending on the weather, they could be climbing trees or snoozing under them. Unpredictable, but always entertaining!.
The Panda Breeding Center also protects the endangered red panda – a type of raccoon, with a long tail and beautiful red fur. As your panda visit draws to a close, you will visit the souvenir shop to do some small shopping.
After leaving the Panda Breeding Center, you will be transferred to the historic Wenshu Monastery, a haven of peace and tranquility, with well preserved architecture and a fascinating glimpse into an ancient world. Outside the Monastery , you will enjoy walking around the old neighborhood and its local market.
For lunch, your guide will take you to taste authentic Sichuan style dishes in local restaurant.(You can upgrade to hotpot lunch)
After lunch, you will visit the People's Park, a green oasis in the cement forest of Chengdu. Sit in bamboo armchairs and sip a cup of jasmine tea in a traditional tea house while mingling with the locals and experiencing the relaxed Chengdu life. Inside the park, you will see many of the everyday activities, including dancing, singing, and match making!
As you leave the People's Park, a short walk will take you to the Kuan-Zhai Alleys (Wide-Narrow Alleys), a well traveled Chengdu landmark.
Here you will see the historical remains of the old Chengdu city and experience the leisure lifestyle of Chengdu locals. Walking through the alleys, you will enter both the most local and ancient yet international and stylish part of Chengdu.
This city tour will conclude around 4pm and your guide will escort you back to your hotel.
To enrich the experience and ensure the flexibility ,you can choose the following tour options at the time of booking
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.