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 may 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
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
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
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
This is not another walking tour. These small group tours whisk you off the beaten path by private tuktuk and offer unlimited beer and soda while you and your English speaking guide watch the city pass by. You will eat where the locals eat at small, family-run businesses and try the best local food at places you can’t find on your own. After 3-4 hours, you will finish at local bar to sip a beer with the locals!
• 4 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
There's no better way to begin your Chengdu vacation than with a private transfer from the Chengdu airport to your hotel! Avoid the hassle of public transportation or long taxi lines by booking this convenient, air-conditioned private transfer.
• 1.5 hours
Traveling can be quite stressful, but you can avoid some stress by pre-booking this round-trip transportation service between the Chengdu airport (CTU) and your Chengdu hotel. A friendly English-speaking guide will meet you with a hearty welcome to the city and a comfortable drive to your hotel. When it’s time to leave, you’ll be taken directly to the airport and sent off with a sincere farewell. It’s as easy as the click of a button!
• 1.5 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