Spend your morning with the cutest, yet impressive, creatures in China! Visit either the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center or the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center and take a guided tour of the facility. Tour through the baby and adult panda areas and visit the red panda section to see these small adorable animals -- you’ll even get a chance to hold one! The first and foremost priority of the facility is to ensure the pandas are living in a safe and stress-free environment. Depending on the condition of the animals or the season of the year there may be some situations where the facility is unable to guarantee panda holding for your tour date. You will be given prior notice and refunded the difference.
• 3 hours
Volunteer for a day with giant pandas on a private tour at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. Help record panda behavior, clean enclosures and prepare food with a professional animal keeper as you get up close to China’s beloved black and white bears. Your volunteer service and program fee help ensure the survival of this vital species and contribute to the important work of the non-profit research facility — one of three bases that are part of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP). Let your guide know if you'd like to take a photo with one of these beautiful animals (additional fees apply). Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle from Chengdu are included.
• 8 hours
See the world’s largest stone Buddha statue! Standing at an astounding 233 feet (71 meters), the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Grand Buddha of Leshan is proof of the significance of this religion in ancient China. Your private guide will lead you on an illuminating journey up and down the trails around the whole structure, and you’ll visit ancient Buddhist temples along the way. Your tour will include private transportation from Chengdu and a delicious Chinese lunch at a popular local restaurant.
• 8 hours
Want to impress your friends back home with a delectable Chinese meal made entirely by you? Then take part in this four-hour Chengdu cooking course and learn how to cook four different Sichuan meals! Whether you choose the lunch or the dinner option, you will be taught by a professional chef. The best part is you get to dine on your dishes and celebrate your new-found culinary skills with your fellow budding chefs.
• 4 hours
Swap sopranos for fire-breathing acrobats at the Sichuan Opera, a one-of-a-kind cultural performance at Chengdu’s Shufeng Yayun Teahouse. You’ll be glued to your seat for 1.5 hours as you watch acrobats, dancers, and puppets in acts that include a ‘face-changing’ mask spectacle. Depending on your preferences, you might upgrade for better seats and snacks to go with your included Sichuan tea. For the VIP treatment, opt for a Chinese massage, for an ear-grooming session, or to dress up in show costume with makeup for a photograph!
• 1.5 hours
Enjoy a day away from the city and experience the grandeur of the Sichuan region’s scenic wonders on this full-day tour to Qingcheng Mountain and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Admire how temples and halls are seemingly carved into the thick forest of bamboo trees and caves at Qingcheng Mountain, where you’ll take a boat ride and a hike with your guide. Marvel at the construction of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which was built in 256 BC and led to significant irrigation and agricultural development of the region.
• 10 hours
This private city sightseeing tour of Chengdu takes you to all the highlights: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Zhaojue Temple, People’s Park (South Gate) and Old Town. Spend several hours watching adorable pandas before your guide takes you by private vehicle to the famous Zen Buddhist monastery for lunch. Then relax at a teahouse in the park, followed by a stroll down Kuan and Zhai Lane for dinner. Your full-day tour includes an optional upgrade to see the Sichuan opera!
• 11 hours
On this fabulous night out in Chengdu, watch the incredible Sichuan Opera and enjoy a hot pot dinner. Discover Sichuan customs as you join in the celebration of Sichuan theatrical traditions. The show includes acrobatics, music, humor and more!
• 5 hours
Spend two days visiting two different UNESCO World Heritage sites in Leshan on this all-inclusive tour! Your private guide will lead you on an exploration to the Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world, standing at an impressive 233 feet (71 m)! Soar to great heights on a cable car ride up Emei Shan (Mt Emei) and explore remarkable Buddhist temples and sculptures. Spend the night at an ancient Buddhist monastery built during the Ming Dynasty and have the flexibility to enjoy your meals when you want. All meals, your own private guide and private transportation to site locations are included.
• 3 days
Get a good workout on this half-day bike tour while learning about the daily customs of Chengdu locals. Visit People’s Park, where the locals come to relax and pursue their daily leisure activities. See the Qingyang Palace and the Wenshu Temple to learn about the importance of religion. Absorb Chengdu’s special atmosphere and see the sights of the city through a different lens.
• 5 hours