Chengdu Impressions Day Tour including the Sichuan Cuisine Museum and Giant Pandas

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On this full-day tour go to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda. Sampling the famous Sichuan food is a must in this city which is famous for its culinary culture. The hot and spicy dishes and varied tasty snacks are sure to whip up your appetite. This tour brings you on a unique experience of the most important parts in Sichuan, pandas and food.
The tour guide and driver will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel at around 8 am. You will first visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, as the pandas are very active in the morning. There you will see lovely furry giant pandas of all ages eating and playing with each other. You will also have a chance to see the very cute baby pandas, as well as documents and pictures of how these little pink mouse-size things grow to giant white and black chubby pandas of over 100kg (about 220pounds). While at the base, you can also see red pandas and swans. Lunch is not included, but you will have snacks in the Sichuan Cuisine Museum. Then drive to visit the Sichuan Cuisine Museum which is the only dynamic museum in the world displaying the Sichuan Culinary Culture. It displays the important parts of Sichuan local culture like Sichuan cuisine, Sichuan wine, Sichuan opera, Sichuan tea, Sichuan architecture, Sichuan gardens and so on, which makes it unique and distinctive from other museums. There are about 6000 collections on Sichuan culinary. The museum is built in the western Sichuan architecture style, including the Classic Collection Hall, the Kitchen God Ancestral Hall, the Raw Material and Processing Tools Display Areas and the Interactive Demonstration Hall. In the hall for demonstration, you could enjoy authentic and traditional Sichuan food made by renowned chefs on site. The most fantastic part of this tour is that you can cook one dish chosen from the menu under the direction of the chef, and then of course you can sit down and enjoy the dish you just made. What's more, a special commemorative certificate will be issued by the Museum and given to the participants. You can also take rest in the idyllic garden, or experience the classical time in the hall for the Kitchen God. At the end the happy gourmet tour, the guide and driver will transfer you back to the city and drop you off at your hotel. Service ends here.

What’s included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional licensed driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Snacks in Cuisine Museum
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance ticket fees
  • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
  • Entry/Admission - Sichuan Cuisine Museum

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide