1 Day Chengdu Panda Base & Sanxingdui Site
Date: All Year Round
Price: From USD180/PAX
Trip Focus: Panda + Chengdu History
Status: Open to Booking
Route: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum.
Trip Code: P002
In China’s southwest reaches is the traveler’s paradise of Sichuan province and its capital city, Chengdu. It is within the city limits of this bustling metropolis that tourists can discover the comfortable lifestyle, vibrant culture and exciting attractions that make Chengdu a world-class tourism destination. Known for its extensive history, distinct tradition, flavorful cuisine and abundance of giant pandas, it is impossible to find anywhere else in the world like Chengdu.
During this one day tour from AbsolutePanda, our skilled team of local guides will show you the best this city has to offer. As we explore Chengdu, you will witness watch adorable panda cubs, explore the city’s captivating history and taste the food that has made Chengdu famous world-wide. For any guest looking to do it all in one day, this is the tour for you!
See the largest captive population of pandas in the world at the Chengdu Panda Base.
Savor the spice and flavor of authentic Sichuanese cuisine in popular local restaurants.
Explore the captivating history of Sichuan’s ancient Shu civilization at Sanxingdui Museum.
Wander the scenic streets and alleys of this world class tourism city.
Observe the harmonious mixture of innovation and tradition distinct to Chengdu.
How Can We Make This Trip Special？
a. A Team of Passionate Guides Specializing in Different Fields.
b. Different Price Options to Better Meet Your Travel Style.
AbsolutePanda offer different price choices for certain short-term tours. Please see details in Date&Price page of this tour.
Introductions to the trip’s destinations
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Holding the distinction of the world’s largest panda base, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding attracts tourists and wildlife enthusiast alike from around the world. Conveniently located a short drive away from the center of the city, this state of the art research facility comfortably houses more pandas that anywhere else in the world. During your visit, you will see pandas ranging from young cubs to lumbering adults as well as the elusive and adorable red panda. Additionally, the scenic, garden-like atmosphere of the panda base is especially ideal for urban bird watching.
Located near the city’s panda base, Kuanxijianyan is perfect for tourists looking to sample the boldly flavorful cuisine that makes Chengdu famous. With a name translating to “household banquet”, this establishment sticks to the authentic cooking traditions that have developed in Chengdu for centuries. Our team prefers this restaurant for our clients and feel it is a perfect representation of what Sichuanese cuisine is supposed to taste like. Relax and dine like a local as you eat classic Chengdu dishes like kung pao chicken, spicy homestyle tofu, double boiled beef and many others.
Located about 50km from Chengdu in the nearby city of Guangyuan, the Sanxingdui Museum features a vast collection of artifacts dating as far back as the Neolithic era. The culture responsible for these artifacts, the Shu, established the foundation of their magnificent culture in the Sichuan basin over 3,000 years ago. During your visit to the museum, you will have every opportunity to learn about the Shu civilization’s mysterious past through an extensive variety of engaging exhibits. Among the vast collections of priceless relics are ceramic artwork, jade, gold and unique bronze masks.（Please note：The comprehensive hall of Sanxingdui museum is currently closed due to renovations. Sanxingdui museum has two exhibition halls - the Comprehensive Hall which with many kinds of relics and the Bronze Hall. The comprehensive one is under redecoration and closed until 24th,January 2020. Instead there is a temporary exhibition arrangement outside the hall, but it should be noted that this exhibit is smaller in collection size. ）
Indisputably the most famous Sichuanese dish, hotpot is a world-famous culinary experience that is native to Chengdu. Sitting around a boiling pot of spicy broth, you are welcome to cook a variety of different meats and vegetables to your liking. For those who don’t eat spicy food or meat, there are also non-spicy and vegetarian options available.
Additional optional activities
Searching for the best in Chengdu’s street food
Sichuan Opera performance (*highly recommended)
Urban bird watching (Chengdu Panda Base and Seasonal Chengdu Yazi River birding）
Chengdu City night walk
Dates & Price
1. Date Availability
This trip is available all year round.
The AbsolutePanda team works hard to provide the highest quality tour experiences at a fair price. However, after working in the travel industry for more than 20 years, our team knows that no two travelers are alike in terms of their travel style, personal interests, choice of guides and preferences in restaurants and hotels. For AbsolutePanda, our client’s satisfaction is a top priority. To meet the needs of different clients and ensure they enjoy a trip suited to their preferences, we have created a variety of different price options for our trips. These options vary in the guides they use, quality of transportation vehicles, accommodations and restaurants. Our trip price has the following options, please read the explanations about includes and excludes for each price option below:
These standard prices are made on the basis of minimum two travelers. The trip size is 2~10.
a. Basic Panda Price
The Copper Panda Price includes the charge for a English-speaking guide, and a private car with a driver to take you to the tour destinations and back to your hotel. The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets.
1) Claude: A Sichuan local who is fluent in English, passionate, and is well-versed in general knowledge about popular tour destinations. Can work as driver and guide for small groups.
2) Melinda: A detail oriented guide who is fluent in English. Melinda is a knowledgeable on general information pertaining to our popular tour locations.
3) Michael: An American living in Chengdu, Michael is a passionate guide and is adept at interpreting Chengdu from the perspective of a westerner.
c. Silver Panda Option
The Silver Panda Price includes an English-speaking guide who has excellent knowledge pertaining to a certain field, and a private car with a driver who will take you to the tour destinations and back to your hotel. The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets.
Shay: One of AbsolutePanda’s resident birding experts, Shay speaks English and is a detail-driven guide.
Cory: A botany expert and photographer who speaks English, Cory is a passionate guide who excels at leading clients.
Lily: An English speaking guide, Lily is especially skilled at leading clients on tours that involve yoga and taiji.
d. Gold Panda Option
The Gold Panda Price includes a knowledgeable guide who speaks fluent English, lunch at a popular local restaurant, and a nice private car (a popular international brand) with ample space and a driver who take you to the tour destinations and back to your hotel. The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets.
Bella: A fluent English speaker, Bella is a knowledgeable birding expert and is well versed in Chinese food and local culture.
Philip: A local guide with fluency in English and basic Japanese, Philip is an exceptional photographer and birding guide who has keen interests in Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Chinese cuisine.
Chengdu Panda Base--Sanxingdui Museum-Sichuan Hotpot
7:00 Drive from your hotel to Chengdu Panda Base which is the largest panda base in the world. A home to over than 100 pandas with different ages.
7:40--12:00 Visit panda base, enjoy a beautiful time with pandas.
12:00--12:10 Head to Kuanxijiayan Restaurant.Enjoy the authentic local Sichuan cuisines featuring with hot and spicy. Many most famous Chinese dishes like Mapo Tofu, Kung-pao Chicken, Twice-cooked pork are all belongs to Sichuan cuisines.
13:10-14:00 Drive our way to Sanxingdui Museum,the best representative for ancient Shu Civilization, featuring with astonishing huge bronze crafts with eye-opening design that you can not find anywhere else in the world.
14:00-16:00 Visit Sanxingdui Museum.
16:00-17:30 Drive back to Chengdu.
18:00-19:30 Sichuan Hotpot. Sichuan hotpot is famous for its variety of material which give you a wide freedom to choose what you like and experience the local hotpot restaurant culture.
19:30-20:10 Chengdu City Night Walk. We will take an after-dinner walk to watch the local people’s night life and rest ourselves in the laid-back lifestyle of this panda city.
20:10-20:30 Drive back to hotel.
As a modern metropolis with 3000 year history and best tourism city of China, scenic spots and things to do and to see in Chengdu is way more than we can conclude. This itinerary is a sample according to our knowledge about this wonderful city. If you want to add or cut some sites or activities in order to satisfy your needs, please feel free to tell us, we will modify the itinerary at your request.Our goal is to provide a itinerary that most suits you with best performance.
1. Three International-brand Hotels in Chengdu.
• Shangrila Hotel Chengdu
2.Three Local Brand Hotels
• Tibet Hotel
3. Three Economic Hotels
• The Hotel Zen Urban Resort
If you prefer to have multiple days of volunteering and stay in a hotel near the Panda Base where you volunteer, please tell us, we can book a hotel at a walking distance from volunteering site and make the arrangement for your volunteering days so that you can enjoy a great time in your own hassle-free way.
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