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Half Day Kunming Backstreet Experience: Tai-chi class & Pu'er Tea ceremony

Half Day Kunming Backstreet Experience: Tai-chi class & Pu'er Tea ceremony

Bypass the crowds, and enjoy a peaceful way to explore Yunnan’s capital city, when you book this private, alternative tour of Kunming. Following morning pickup at your hotel, head to the Kunming Botanical Garden, where you’ll take a private tai-chi class amidst the beautiful setting. Then, transfer to the Kunming Black Dragon Pool, a scenic public park. Admire the park’s temples, learn about Taoism, and then take part in a traditional tea ceremony, led by a tea master.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size

Private Chinese Dimsum&Yunnan Ethnic Cuisine Cooking class with Wet Market visit

Private Chinese Dimsum&Yunnan Ethnic Cuisine Cooking class with Wet Market visit

The primary step of "Enjoy Like a Local" is to "Eat Like a Local". There are many famous cuisines in each and every places all over the world. As a foodie, you probably cannot take all the tasty food back to your home. But, still you can find out the skills and tricks how your favorite food been cooked and prepared. Firstly, You will be taken to the largest wet market of Kunming and NOT ONLY FOR FUN, but to negotiate and purchase the ingredients under the guidance-a local foodie. After shopping all the ingredients you gonna use today, you will be led to a local culinary school and have a 1.5 hours cooking class. After the class, you will taste the food with the chiefs/teachers and have nice conversations with them! You can also take your food away as souvenirs! This 4 hours Experience starts on 9:00 am or 15:00 pm. You can choose 2 different cuisines to learn: 1. Dumplings 2. Pineapple Rice 3. Spicy and Sour Fish 4. Kung Pow chicken .etc. Other cuisine options are upon request!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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4 Hours Private tour: Asia's Biggest Flower Market & Flower Pastry Cooking Class

4 Hours Private tour: Asia's Biggest Flower Market & Flower Pastry Cooking Class

Learn the secrets of cooking with fresh flowers on a private, gourmet tour that combines a guided tour of the Dounan Flower Market with a personal cooking class. You’ll explore stalls overflowing with bright blooms, take in aisles of flowers, then head to a local bakery. There, taste a Kunming flower cake, make flower jam, and bake flower pastries you can bring home as delicious souvenirs.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$104.00
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US$104.00
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Yunnan specialty cooking class

Yunnan specialty cooking class

Rice and Friends Chinese Cooking School was established in 2011 and was the first cookery school to open in Dali,Yunnan,a beautiful old town on the footsteps of the Himalayas. We organize a series of Chinese cooking courses in a relaxing and fun atmosphere. All courses are completely hands-on in a beautiful open kitchen setting on our roof terrace facing the Cang Mountain. Our English-speaking teacher has an extensive knowledge of Chinese ingredients and cooking methods which she takes pleasure in sharing with you every day. Come and join us for an authentic cooking experience. At the end of the course, you might feel it is more than a cooking course. It is like a journey about local culture or it is like a cooking party with all the old and new friends. What will it be like for you? Find it out:-)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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2-Hour Making Cold Noodles and Wolf-Teeth Potato with Chengdu Local

2-Hour Making Cold Noodles and Wolf-Teeth Potato with Chengdu Local

No worry if you don't understand Mandarin, this cooking class is conducted by an English-speaking chef, a true foodies and a fan of cooking. Teaching you to cook 2 dishes of the cold noddles and wolf-teeth potatos. We will also introduce some culture and characteristics of Sichuan and Zigong cuisine. Finally, enjoy our hand-made food together!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.77
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US$30.77

2 Hours Chengdu Survival Chinese Class plus a Wet Market Visit with Local Lunch

2 Hours Chengdu Survival Chinese Class plus a Wet Market Visit with Local Lunch

Your leader will meet you at your hotel lobby(City Center hotel), we will go to a great local tea house to have some coffee or tea, and learn the commonly used Tourism Chinese. It doesn't matter that you can't speak Chinese at all. After this class, everyone will have the confidence to speak Chinese. First of all, we practice introducing ourselves in Chinese. Then we will learn some Chinese greetings. Then we practice more about how to order food or how to take a taxi and more. After about 1 hour to 1.5 hours of class, we will go out and have a small walk! You’ll be taken into an authentic local spice market to explore it with fun Chinese challenges to complete and learn different Sichuan spices and ingredients that will be used in the locals cooking. At last, we will go to a great local dinner restaurant, you will have a real test here to order the food with all the Chinese you learned (You don't need to pay, it is included) Promise this will be a unique and fun experience for you!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
Price varies by group size
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US$50.00
Price varies by group size

Private Chengdu Dining Experience in Chilli Cool House

Private Chengdu Dining Experience in Chilli Cool House

The city, Chengdu is known for its mouthwatering hot and spicy cuisine. In the “City of Gastronomy”, the food here is absolutely not to be missed. Unnecessarily going to a restaurant and feel confused by the Chinese menu, you can also have a private wonderful dining experience with Chilli Cool. This private dining experience offers you an opportunity to enjoy authentic Sichuan cuisine at Chilli Cool House. Instead of going to a restaurant, you can enjoy a more interesting and immersive experience -Optional participatory cooking and dining activities. It will be a great way to socialize with a group of friends or families, learn new cooking techniques, and try a variety of dishes. You can set up your own lunch/dinner based on more than 50 dishes. This is a completely personal experience within a private dining room, private kitchen, unlimited beers, and other drinks. We can also help prepare surprises in advance, like Birthday surprise or Anniversary surprise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
Price varies by group size
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US$45.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Private Sichuan Hot-Pot Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Half-Day Private Sichuan Hot-Pot Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Sichuan Hotpot has a history of at least 1700 years. Today Sichuan Hotpots have been increased in category to include the "Red Pot" (Spicy hotpot flavor with chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorns), the “White Pot” (Non-spicy hotpot flavor with broth) and ‘Double Pot’ (Including the first two). With the help of your guide, you will be cooking both the spicy hotpot and the Non-spicy pot and learn to cut and set dishes with decorations, which will be guided by a professional chef. This experience will have a very unique local market visit as well, you will try to learn and taste the different foods in this beautiful city.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.00
Price varies by group size
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US$78.00
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Half Day Private Chengdu Traditional Guqin Class

Half Day Private Chengdu Traditional Guqin Class

Guqin is a plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument of the zither family. It has more than 2000 years of history. Guqin had traditionally been favored by scholars and literati in ancient China. Although it was very popular in ancient Chinese daily life, most of the Chinese people are not familiar with Guqin nowadays, it is gradually returning to the public's vision since the appearance at the 2008 Olympic opening ceremony. If you want to have a special experience besides sightseeing, local food tasting, etc when traveling in Chengdu, it's worthy to spend one hour for this typical Chinese traditional culture experience.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.00
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US$65.00

3 Hours Private Chengdu Traditional Chinese Painting Class

3 Hours Private Chengdu Traditional Chinese Painting Class

Learn the basic knowledge of traditional Chinese painting in this 3-hour private class in Chengdu. Chinese painting has a long history, after thousands of years of development, also known as “ National Painting”, one of the oldest art forms in the world, In this 3-hour course, after your arrival, you will have a local Gaiwan tea break, and then your local teacher will put you into a whole Chinese painting class with the correct use of brush and liquid ink, and painting subject, just as your teacher demonstrates how to start and end each stroke. You will have both a guide translator and local respected artist at your side and get the fine practice of the famous Chinese tools: brushes, ink, and paper. Finally, create your work of art, which requires your concentration when you draw characters on paper. After class, take home the special and unique art souvenir you made.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45.00
Price varies by group size
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US$45.00
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Half day Chengdu Dumpling making Cooking Class: Make from Scratch

Half day Chengdu Dumpling making Cooking Class: Make from Scratch

During this 4-5 hours unique Dumpling making workshop, you’ll be taken into an authentic local spice market to explore it with fun challenges to complete and learn different species of Sichuan spices and ingredients that will be used in the following cooking class. The class will be carried out in a traditional Sichuan style courtyard. You’ll be treated with Sichuan local tea as it’s local’s custom to treat friends and visitors. After that, you then will be guide to start the cooking process by a professional chef in a cozy kitchen. Finally, you can enjoy the dumplings with delicious fillings made by yourself along with some beers or beverages. For it’s really informative, interesting and fun, this class will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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US$56.42
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Half-Day Professional Mapo Tofu Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Half-Day Professional Mapo Tofu Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

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Learn how to make Sichuan-style mapo tofu, a popular Chinese dish, during a cooking class in Chengdu. You’ll start with a visit to a spice market to see all the different ingredients that can be used in Chinese cuisine, and then head to the cooking location for tea and your lesson with a professional chef. Finally, sit down to enjoy your mapo tofu along with beer or other beverage. Booking in advance ensures you won’t risk a sold-out activity.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.24
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US$69.24
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Half-Day Dandan Noodles Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Half-Day Dandan Noodles Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

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Prepare Dan Dan noodles like a pro with this half-day cooking workshop. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel with a guide to shop for spices at a local market. Then, head to a professional kitchen, where you’ll sip Jasmine tea and learn the secret sauce of Dan Dan noodles from an experienced chef. Savor your expertly-prepared meal and enjoy a complimentary beer before being returned to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
Price varies by group size
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US$56.42
Price varies by group size

Half-Day Chinese Bun Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Half-Day Chinese Bun Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

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During this 4-5 hours unique Chinese bun (Bao Zi) making workshop, you’ll be taken into an authentic local spice market to explore it with fun challenges to complete and learn different species of Sichuan spices and ingredients that will be used in the following cooking class. The class will be carried out in a traditional Sichuan style courtyard. You’ll be treated with Sichuan local tea as it’s local’s custom to treat friends and visitors. After that, you then will be guide to start the cooking process by a professional chef in a cozy kitchen. Finally, you can enjoy the Bao Zi, a kind of famous traditional steamed bun with filling, made by yourself along with some beers or beverages. For it’s really informative, interesting and fun, this class will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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US$56.42
Price varies by group size

Private Panda Tour with Cooking Class One-day Trip

Private Panda Tour with Cooking Class One-day Trip

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Get more out of your time in Chengdu by going on this action-packed day tour. You’ll see pandas, learn to cook Chinese dishes, eat amazing food, and visit a beautiful monastery— Wenshu Monastery. After a morning pickup, you’ll travel with ease to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where entrance tickets are included. Explore the panda base, before enjoying a lunch in a hidden nunnery. The day ends with a market exploration and a Sichuan cooking class.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$123.08
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US$123.08
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Half-Day Chengdu Courtyard Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

Half-Day Chengdu Courtyard Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit

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Spend a day expanding your food knowledge and tasting delicious Chengdu cuisine on this exciting foodie experience. You’ll explore a local spice market with a guide to navigate, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Learn about local ingredients, and then visit a Sichuan courtyard restaurant for a cooking class. A professional chef will teach you how to make multiple dishes, and at the end of your class, you can eat the dishes you’ve prepared with beverages included too.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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US$56.42
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Half-Day Sichuan Cooking Class Experience in Chengdu

Half-Day Sichuan Cooking Class Experience in Chengdu

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Uncover the secrets behind delectable Chinese cuisine on a 4-hour cooking class in Chengdu. Under the guidance of a professional chef, learn the techniques required to cook sumptuous Sichuan meals; make delicious delicacies like Kung Pao chicken and soft steamed dumplings while gaining insight into the complex flavors of Sichuan food. After cooking up a storm in the kitchen, sit down to feast upon the fruits of your labor with your fellow food lovers. Return home with recipe cards to impress friends and family with your new found knowledge.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size

Private Sichuan Cooking Class including Local Wet Market Visit

Private Sichuan Cooking Class including Local Wet Market Visit

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Spicy and satisfying, Sichuan cooking is one of China’s eight great cuisines. Discover its secrets with the help of a professional chef in this hands-on, small-group cooking class. Start with a tour of an authentic wet market, including a taste of rice wine. Then learn the art of the chef’s knife and the wok as you prepare four separate dishes and savor them. Leave with recipes to take home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$59.49
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US$59.49
Taking safety measures

Traditional Calligraphy and Chinese Characters Class in Chengdu

Traditional Calligraphy and Chinese Characters Class in Chengdu

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Today, we will take a visit to a workshop of a local master for about 1h. Form him we will learn more stories of learning and appreciation of the value of calligraphy. Taking calligraphy is the best first step to understanding what is behind the Chinese characters. There will be many interesting things we can learn. How did the characters change? What is the typical things to write? The masters will explain the basics of how to stand, hold the brush, suck up and control the ink on the paper. Then we start with basic strokes and then go on to write characters and our Chinese names with a given sample by the teacher. And you can taking a personalized creation home for a memory. This will be a wonderful experience and great opportunity to penetrate into traditional Chinese art.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.16
Price varies by group size
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US$46.16
Price varies by group size
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Chengdu Tai Chi Martial Art Class in the Morning

Chengdu Tai Chi Martial Art Class in the Morning

This morning you are going to meet a group local Tai Chi masters in a peaceful park. There will be an hour experience of communication and learning with the masters. Our professional instructors are members of Tai Chi Martial Art National Referee Association of China. They are also very friendly and patient local people. We will start with warming-up exercise at the beginning, and they will demonstrate you the most fundamental skills of practicing Tai Chi. Then the masters would like to ask how much you have ever learned before, so that they can know what to help you. After more than 30 minutes shadow practicing at the middle among all the maters, not only will we learn the physical basics of this martial art, but its important philosophy and life basics on Yin Yan. Interacting and practicing with the local masters, you will have a great experience and feel immersed in local people life.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$46.16
Price varies by group size
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US$46.16
Price varies by group size
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Giant Panda & Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Class 1 Day Tour

Giant Panda & Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Class 1 Day Tour

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Itinerary: We pick you up from your hotel and brings you to the adorable pandas, and more! Pandas are more then good-looking and cute, they are special! Join us to find out a full story of how do they live, why are they here and even funny things about these precious neighbour and treasure of human being! After lunch we start the cooking class. In preparation of the cooking class, a drive takes us to a local market for ingredients and general understanding of Chinese cuisines when our lovely chef will join. Once back to the beautiful private garden restaurant, it will be your show time! There’s great learning about Chinese cuisine culture and hands-on experience to prepare delicious dishes. Enjoying and sharing with each other what you have prepared for dinner is a perfect ending for the day!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.93
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US$126.93
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Sichuan cooking class half day tour

Sichuan cooking class half day tour

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Experience a delicious home-cooked Szechuan meal with a chef in Chengdu. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to Aline’s kitchen and prepare a delicious meal of classic dishes like Ma Po Tofu, Yuxiang shredded pork, or Cocacola chicken wings. Visit a market to explore local food culture, learn about Szechuan cuisine from an expert, and savor your creation.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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US$56.42

Private Exclusive Sichuan Spicy Cuisine Day Tour and Panda Base Visit

Private Exclusive Sichuan Spicy Cuisine Day Tour and Panda Base Visit

Enjoy the two essential Chengdu experiences—a visit to the giant pandas and a taste of Sichuan’s spicy fare—on this private guided door-to-door tour. Spend the morning admiring the pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, then savor a restaurant lunch. Later, tour the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine, get a hands-on masterclass from a professional chef, and wash down your meal with drinks including wine.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$236.61
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US$236.61
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Chengdu Day Tour of Sichuan Cuisine Cooking and Experiencing Local Life

Chengdu Day Tour of Sichuan Cuisine Cooking and Experiencing Local Life

Get a glimpse of life in Chengdu on this private full-day tour that includes a visit to the Sichuan Cuisine Museum. Taste and learn how to prepare local foods, explore People's Park, and enjoy a traditional tea tasting.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$198.54
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US$198.54
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