Chengdu, China

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clock-o11 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the cultural and historical highlights of Chengdu on an enriching full-day tour of the spectacular city. On this private tour, venture to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to spend several hours observing adorable pandas, and then absorb the sacred ambience of the Zen Buddhist monastery during a leisurely lunch. Sip refreshing tea at a traditional teahouse in the picturesque park, and then meander through the narrow alleys of Kuan and Zhai Lane for dinner. Upgrade to immerse yourself in the melodious magic of the Sichuan opera.
  • Full-day private Chengdu city sightseeing tour
  • Observe giant pandas, including babies, at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center
  • Visit Zhaojue Temple, dating back to the 7th century
  • Stop by Match Corner at People’s Park and stroll around Kuan-Zhai Lane
  • Enjoy tea, lunch and dinner at local venues
  • Receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable private guide
  • Round-trip hotel transport by private vehicle included
Greet your guide at your Chengdu hotel and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the short journey to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. On arrival, embark on a tour of the research facility and witness giant pandas in every stage of development; gain insight into their physiology and behaviors from the expert staff members who care for them and capture photographs of the majestic creatures as they nibble bamboo. 
After three hours touring the facility, return to the minivan and venture to the Zhaojue Temple to discover the fascinating history of the 7th-century monastery. Absorb the architectural splendor of tranquil waterways, dramatic pavilions and interminable grounds then revitalize with a fulfilling vegetarian lunch. 
Sated, travel to People’s Park to see locals going about their daily business before witnessing the cultural idiosyncrasy of Match Corner, an enclave in which parents attempt to match their children with other eligible infants. 
Next, wander the winding lanes of the Kuan-Zhai area and listen to tales of the area’s rich heritage. Stroll down the picturesque pedestrian area to see Qing-style quadrangle houses and sample a local delicacy from an enticing food stall in the neighborhood. Relax during the journey back to your hotel after your enriching private excursion.

Reviews

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J
, Jun 2018

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Chengdu and visiting the Panda Breeding Center. Our guide was helpful, kind, and patient with my two small children. I would highly recommend this tour to other families traveling to the Sichuan province.

L
, Apr 2018

It was our first trip to Chengdu and we joined this day tour on the 2nd day.
Our tour guide Martin Zhu is great! He is professional in his field and caring
in his personality. My husband and I are blessed to have him for the trip.
We will definitely recommend him to any tourist who wishes to visit Chengdu.
Thank you Martin for the good time we had spent! :

s
, Mar 2018

Excellent tour! Our guide Martin was great! Professional, easy to communicate with, and very knowledgeable. If you want to see the sights (Wide and Narrow Alley, Peoples Park) and see Pandas this is the tour for you! Request Martin you won’t be disappointed.

N
, Mar 2018

Jenny was terrific! My favorite day of my whole trip!

J
, Nov 2017

Our guide, Rudy, was excellent and had actually worked at the panda reserve for 7 years so he knew exactly where to take us. Saw lots of pandas, both regular and red.
The city tour was great and I would recommend the ear cleaning. Had a delicious vegetarian lunch at the Buddhist temple. Had plenty of time for shopping. Rudy explained everthing.

L
, Oct 2017

Nice centre, Panda's well looked after.

S
, Jun 2017

Our family of four had a wonderful tour with Martin!! Highly recommend him!!! We were picked up promptly at our hotel and taken to our first stop at the Panda Breeding Center. The pandas were very cute and a favorite for our family. After a couple hours there we then spent the rest of the day enjoying the Temple, People's Park, and Kuan-Zhai Lane. We enjoyed lunch at the Buddhist monastery and enjoyable cups of tea later in the day. Martin was very knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to spend the day with him. And since we are vegetarians he was able to help us select some delicious dishes for lunch. We wish we had booked another tour in Chengdu to be able to request him as our guide again. Overall the tour was just over 9 hours, a perfect day!!

M
, Jun 2017

Just a fabulous day in and around Chengdu. Our guide, Mars, and the driving arrived on time at 7:30 and we were at the Panda reserve by 8. You need to be there by then or skip the whole deal - it gets crazy crowded. Mars knew her way around the complex and it saved a lot of aimless wandering looking for Pandas. We saw loads of the bears in every conceivable circumstance - eating, playing, sleeping. The babies are wondrous. Off to the largest Shrine in Chengfu and then Wide and Narrow Alleys and finally People's Park including a stop for tea.

Overall this was an excellent and in our opinion, the ONLY way to see the Pandas and then city. A busload of 50 would have only made the day slower, less flexible and more crowded. The mini-van was clean and our driver Oh did a great job getting us around.

I don't give 5-stars to anything but Samtours and Mars were just that perfect

G
, Jan 2017

Jeni was a great guide. She and our driver were also very kind to let us change our itinerary around at the last moment, so we could also get to the panda preserve where we got our pictures taken with the pandas. Also great food tips. Wish we had more time to spend in Chengdu.

D
, Nov 2016

Our trip to Chengdu was amaaaaazzzziiingg!!! From the pick up with Martin at our hotel, to the Panda Research Base- early enough to catch some fun antics, to the Wide and Narrow Alleys and the Marriage Market at the People's Park- It was ALL Awesome! Well timed plans, a knowledgeable guide, and fun ensued! The best tour I've taken. We highly recommend Samtour and Martin!


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