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Sichuan Panda & Culture Tour

Duration: 8

Destination: Chengdu, Leshan, Emei Shan, Dujiangyan, Guanghan

Highlights: Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Work, Learn Tea Culture at Tea Plantation, Sanxingdui Museum

Tour Code: SPT-21

Sichuan, a southwestern province of China, has China’s cuddliest national icon. In Sichuan Panda & Culture Tour, you will have chance to be a volunteer get close to pandas and experience a panda keeper’s daily work. And you will learn how to make tea and taste tea in the panda tea planatation. Sichuan is a historic province. You will step into striking Sanxingdui Museum to admire the exhibits which are more than 4000 years old. 71m Giant Buddha will definitely show you impress you. Furthermore, you will climb up to one of the four famous China’s mountains Mt. Emeishan in this trip. Beyond stunning landscape, impressive historic culture and cute pandas, Sichuan has yummy food. Sichuan Cuisine is one popular cuisine in China. In this trip, you will have very good chance to learn how to cook authentic Sichuan food. Don’t worry it’s hard. To be frank, follow the chef, hardly has one fail in cooking class. Join us Sichuan Panda & Culture Tour will show you a very vivid Sichuan.

 

 

 

Schedule:

Day 01__Arrival in Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu, which is famous for its three unique characteristics, which are 'Heavenly Scenery', 'Hometown of Snacks' and 'Hometown of Pandas'. Upon arrival in Chengdu, you will be met by your tour guide and taken to your hotel. The rest time is at leisure.

 

Day 02__Chengdu to Leshan to Emeishan

This morning we will drive to Leshan to get close to see Giant Buddha, and then we will drive to Mt. Emeishan to visit Baoguosi Monastery.

Giant Buddha: 1200-year-old Giant Buddha carved into a cliff face overlooking the confluence of the Dadu River. It’s 71m high. Its ears stretch for 7m, its shoulders span 28m, and each of its big toes is 8.5 long.

Mt. Emeishan: is one of China's four most famous Buddhist mountains. Here you'll find fabulous forested mountain scenery, ramshackle wooden temples and macaques demanding tribute for safe passage. The pathways lined with fir, pine and cedar trees, make for peaceful hiking. Lofty crags, cloud-kissing precipices, butterflies and azaleas together form a nature reserve. Here you will enjoy the huge golden Buddha and clouds sea. If lucky enough, Buddha’s Halo may be seen.

Baoguosi Monastery: Constructed in the 16th century, this temple features beautiful gardens of rare plants, as well as 3.5m high porcelain Buddha dating back to 1415, which is housed near the Sutra Library.

 

Day 03__Emeishan to Chengdu

Today you will take sightseeing bus to Leidongping, and then climb up to the summit of Mt. Emeishan. It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours. After visit the summit, you will take a cable car back to Leidongping and get the sightseeing bus back to the foot of the mountain. And then we will drive back to Chengdu.

The Summit of Mt. Emeishan: commonly referred to as the mountain’s highest peak. Covered with glazed tiles and surrounded by white marble balustrades, the renovated Jinding temple, which now occupied 1695 sq meters, is quite striking. In front of the temple, the unmisable 48m tall golden statue Multidimensional Samantabhadra honours mountain protector Puxian.

 

     

 

Day 04__Chengdu to Dujiangyan
This morning we will visit Sichuan Cuisine (Chuancai) Museum. After lunch we will drive to Dujiangyan to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System.

Sichuan Cuisine (Chuaicai) Museum: settles in Pixian in western Chengdu. The main hall houses thousands of relices of cooking utensils unearthed in Sichuan dating back to about 2500 years ago and a large collection of records, books and pictures on Sichuan cooking. At Sichuan Cuisine Chuancai Museum you will have popular Sichuan snacks and learn 2 to 3 famous dishes of Sichuan Cuisine.

Dujiangyan Irrigation System: constructed in the 3rd century BC to tame the fast-flowing Min River. It is the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world. It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

     

 

Day 05__Learn Tea Culture at Dujiangyan Panda Base

Today you will visit Dujiangyan Panda Base. At first you will get close to see pandas. And then we will start to learn tea culture including pick tea leaves, make tea, tea drinking culture and watch face changing show.

Reference schedule as below:

09:00 to 10:00 visit Panda Base observe a panda’s behaviors and know more about pandas;

10:00 to 11:30 visit tea panda tea plantation and get to know how to choose and pick tea leaves;

11:40 to 13:00 Lunch break;

13:00 to 13:50 Watch a documentary of pandas;

14:00 to 14:30 Experience tea culture and watch Face-changing Show;

14:00 to 16:00 Make tea

16:00 to 16:30 Have a sip of the tea you made by your own.

 

Day 06__Panda Volunteer Work at Dujiangyan Panda Base
Today you will spend a whole day at Dujiangyan Panda Base as a volunteer to experience a panda keeper’s daily work.

 

     

 

Reference schedule as below:

08:45 Sign Panda Volunteer paper documents;

9:00 to 10:00 Do volunteer work in Panda Base Dujiangyan. Volunteers activities could include preparing the food for the pandas (such as apples, panda bread, carrots, bamboo), cleaning their enclosures and ensure they are secure in their environment and helping out where needed. Occasionally volunteers are asked to participate in research of the pandas and help in providing medical care for the pandas;

10:00 to 11:00 Break;

11:00 to 11:30 Panda feeding time;

11: 30 to 13:00 Lunch Time;

13:00 to 13:50 Watch a documentary of pandas;

13:50 to 14:10 Break;

14:10 to 14:30 Panda feeding time;

14:50 to 15:40 Make pandas bread;

16:00 Complete your whole day work, your guide will help you get a certification which proves you do the volunteer work at the training base.


Day 07__Dujiangyan to Guanghan to Chengdu
This morning we will drive to Guanghan to visit Sanxingdui Museum. After that we will drive back to Chengdu to visit Kuan Zhai (Wide & Narrow) Alleys.

Sanxingdui Museum: the striking exhibits at this museum is highlight archaeological finds that some Chinese archaeologists regard as even more important than Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors. Dozens and dozens of bronze masks are the stars of its collections being carved more than 4000 years ago.

 

     

 

Kuan Zhai (Wide & Narrow) Alleys: are the left part of the buildings after the chaos of war in Qing dynasty. Still maintaining the original looks for hundreds of years, Kuan Zhai Alleys has been attracting millions of tourists by the typical buildings in ancient Qing style of quadrangle courtyard, Chengdu local snacks, life of old Chengdu, etc. Moreover, fashionable bars with many young singers and various restaurants are abundant in Kuan Zhai Alleys, making this place a combination of traditional Chinese culture and modern life.

 

Day 08__Chengdu Departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

 

 

This tour could be tailor made according to your demands. Please don’t hesitate to email us. Email: info@pandachinatour.com Panda China Tour is happy to help on your China tour.