Chengdu Essence Tour

4-Day Chengdu Tour

Code:CD06
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$445based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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Chengdu Essence Tour

The 4-day discoveries of Chengdu city never fail to impress tourists with a relaxing visit to the Giant Pandas, the bustling Jinli Old Street, the tranquil Wangjiang Pavilion Park and the spectacular Leshan Giant Buddha, during which you are able to experience the true magic of the wonderland, home to the naughty pandas, spicy Sichuan Cuisine as well as picturesque sceneries.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Catch sight of these adorable giant pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas Breeding
  • Explore the bustling food alley-Jinli Old Street
  • Wander around the Wangjiang Pavilion Park at ease to feel the authentic lifestyle of Chengdu
  • Admire the largest Buddha statue in the world in Leshan in close proximity

Chengdu Essence Tour

4-Day Chengdu

Code:CD06
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$445
Tour Highlights
  • Catch sight of these adorable giant pandas at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas Breeding
  • Explore the bustling food alley-Jinli Old Street
  • Wander around the Wangjiang Pavilion Park at ease to feel the authentic lifestyle of Chengdu
  • Admire the largest Buddha statue in the world in Leshan in close proximity
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrive in Chengdu
Airport/railway station pick-up and hotel transfer. Explore the local neighborhood on your own.
Luxury: Grand Hyatt Chengdu Superior: Dorsett Chengdu

Upon arrival, you will be picked up by your professional English-speaking tour guide holding a welcome sign with your name and be escorted to the hotel by your air-conditioned private car. Then the rest of day will be left and on you to relax and you may stroll around to experience the lifestyle of Chengdu.

Day 2
Chengdu
See adorable pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas Breeding. Then discover the essence of Chengdu leisure life at Jinli Old Street and the Wangjiang Pavilion Park.
Breakfast

You will be driven to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas Breeding first. Upon arrival, feast your eyes on the cuddly black and white giant pandas who nibble bamboos, climb the trees or snooze on the grass as you walk through a vast bamboo groves. Seize the opportunity to have a good time with those cute panda cubs and naughty red pandas and then capture every fun moment of them as they play in the villas. Besides, you might be able to see the delicate newborns kept in the incubators if you are lucky enough (Mostly during August to October which is their reproduction period). Enrich your knowledge of the habitant and statues quo of giant pandas by visiting the Panda-themed Museum before the departure.

After an enjoyable encounter with the lovable Giant Pandas, move to the lively Jinli Old Street teemed with archaic buildings on both sides. Various local snacks, exquisite Chinese handicrafts, store-owners' hawking and folk handicrafts along the way will greatly impress you and deepen your impressions of the traditional side of Chengdu. You could have lunch here and your guide will recommend the best place.

Afterwards, head straight to enjoy a leisure life pace in the Wangjiang Pavilion Park where the locals hang out. Strolling in the park, with bamboo groves surrounding, birds singing, soft music lingering and the locals chatting, you will indulge in the beauties of local's leisure life. Then stop for a cup of tea along the riverside to savor the sense of the authentic Chengdu, which is a perfect end of today's discovery.

Day 3
Leshan Giant Buddha
Admire the magnificent Leshan Giant Buddha.
Breakfast

In the morning, enjoy the idyllic scenery on the way to the 1200-year-old Leshan Giant Buddha for about 2-hour driving. Once you arrive, you will be impressed by the magnificence of the grand Buddha carved out of the precipitous cliff. Climb all the way up the hillside to Buddha's head part to marvel at the masterpiece of Buddhist culture up close. Then admire the grandeur of the colossal stone Buddha with a height of 71 meters (233 feet) from the bottom as you descend from the narrow zigzagged staircases built along the precipitous mountains. Finally, catch a clear panoramic sight of the majestic Giant Buddha by a relaxing boat cruise and admire the grandeur of the Giant Buddha right next to him. Have some lunch here before the 2-hour drive back to Chengdu and your guide will give you some authentic recommendations.

Leshan Gaint Buddha
Day 4
Depart from Chengdu
Transfer to the airport/railway station for departure.
Breakfast

Your enjoyable trip concludes and farewell to Chengdu. You will be escorted to the airport/railway station for your departure by your guide and driver. 

Accommodations
Chengdu
Chengdu
Luxury

Grand Hyatt Chengdu

8, Chunxi Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
The hotel perfectly locates at the city center-Chunxi Road, which allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.
Superior

Dorsett Chengdu

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.
Luxury
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Chengdu

Grand Hyatt Chengdu

8, Chunxi Road, Jinjiang District, Chengdu
The hotel perfectly locates at the city center-Chunxi Road, which allows easy access to the city's stylish fashion centers and malls.
Superior
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Chengdu

Dorsett Chengdu

No.168, West Yulong Street, Qingyang, Chengdu, China
Next to Chengdu's famous pedestrian shopping street Chunxi Road, the hotel features with its standard service, nice breakfasts well as various exotic cuisines in its on-site restaurants.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
High Season( MAR - NOV ) US$462 US$610
Low Season( DEC - FEB ) US$445 US$568
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Pick-up and drop-off service from hotels
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Experienced driver and air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
Exclusions
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Transportation to/from Chengdu
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
Discover the wonders of the orient with our experienced team
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  • Private "No-Shopping Tours" at affordable prices.
  • The ability to customize each journey to suit your needs and interests
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides from the areas you are visiting.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
  • Exceptional and conveniently located hotels with non-smoking rooms available.
  • Our 24/7 customer service throughout your trip, from planning until the end of the tour.
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