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3 Day Kungfu Panda Experience

3 Day Kungfu Panda Experience

Date: All Year Round

Price: From USD 668/PAX

Trip Focus: Panda + Kung Fu

Status: Open to Booking

Route: Chengdu-Dujiangyan-Qingcheng-Chengdu

Trip Code: P005

Overview


When people think of China, pandas and martial arts come to mind. It is impossible to imagine this country without its long tradition of kung fu and its most iconic animal. In this tour exclusively offered by AbsolutePanda, you will expose yourself to these two staples of the middle kingdom with a slew of activities. Participating in a day of volunteering with one of Sichuan’s panda bases, you will have the best opportunity to get up close and personal with these charming animals. In addition, a trip to mount Qingcheng will give you insightful gaze into the history of Chinese martial arts. Not only is Sichuan the premiere destination to view pandas, but it features some of the most influential sites for the indigenous tradition of Taoism, and subsequently Kung fu. With the help of our experienced and passionate team of local guides, you will have a once in a lifetime travel experience that holistically combines comfort, discovery and adventure.
 

Trip highlights :

Explore the temples and shrines of Mount Qingcheng, one of the birthplaces of Taoism.

 Get up close and personal with China’s most iconic animal resident, the giant panda.

 Participate in the daily care and maintenance of captive pandas at one of Sichuan’s premiere panda bases.

 Learn the fundamentals of Chinese martial arts from a Taoist Taiji instructor.

Witness the ancient irrigation system in Dujiangyan that functions to this day.

 Relax in comfort from the vantage of your Taoist-inspired hotel in Qingcheng.

Enjoy the surrounding environment of Dujiangyan and Qingcheng; an excellent destination for bird watching.



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.

 

 
Introduction to trip destinations and activities

Mount Qingcheng

Located near the scenic city of Dujiangyan, Mount Qingcheng is one of the best places to visit to gain a deeper perspective on China’s indigenous religion of Daoism. With a history spanning hundreds of years, Qingcheng is host to a variety of temples showcasing the elegant architecture of Daoist tradition. Visitors to the mountain can navigate series of staircases winding up through peaceful forests in search of practioners and shrines dedicated to notable Daoist deities and figures. The peaceful atmosphere and cultural significance of Mount Qingcheng has even earned it global recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site.
 

 

Dujiangyan panda base

Ran by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Pandas (CCRCGP), the panda base in Dujiangyan is home to a sizable collection of these treasured Chinese icons. The base itself not only provides for the care and husbandry of these rare creatures, but also plays a critical role in their conservation, research and breeding efforts. 

 



 

Panda volunteer program

Located a short drive away from the tour’s starting location in Chengdu, the city of Dujiangyan is home to one of Sichuan’s premiere panda bases. This groundbreaking facility provides guests with the special opportunity to participate in the daily care of the park’s captive pandas. Participants will prepare bamboo and carrots to feed to the pandas and clean out their cages; this activity provides the perfect chance for some perfect photos of you with a live panda!



 

Kungfu Lesson in Panda Village

With a history spanning back hundreds of years, the iconic martial art style of Kung fu is closely tied to Chinese history and spirituality. During your tour with AbsolutePanda you will have the perfect opportunity to Learn Kung Fu from a Daoist master (shifu) in Mount Qingcheng. This is as authentic as it gets!   




 

Dujiangyan Irrigation System

With 2300 years of history, the ancient irrigation system in Dujiangyan is distinct as the only ancient irrigation project of its kind to be functionally after so long. This project is credited with having irrigated the vast fertile grasslands near Chengdu turning them into a breadbasket celebrated across all of China. The irrigation system became a UNESCO world Cultural Heritage Site in 2000.

 


Dates & Price

1. Date Availability
This trip is available all year round. 

 

2. About Different Price Options


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.

Price Categories

Basic

Copper Panda

Gold Panda

Price Quotation

 Not Available

668USD/PAX

950USD/PAX

Single Supplement

 Not Available

98USD

338USD

Extra Night in Chengdu

 Not Available

95USD/Room.night

208USD/Room.night


  *Note: For guests arrive Chengdu earlier or want to stay Chengdu for more days, we just add the extra night fee to the quota.

 

A. Copper Panda Option 

For travelers who are looking for a skilled guide who speaks English and show them around. You can choose this price option.

In this tour the Copper Panda Price Service Mainly includes:
1.A guide with fluent English from AbsolutePanda Tour Team.
2.A private car serving the full duration of this tour.
3.The entrance and shuttle tickets and panda volunteer charge listed in this itinerary.
4.Meals as listed in the itinerary
5.Hotels listed in the itinerary for Copper Panda.
6.China domestic travel insurance.


The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets.

Example Guides for Copper Panda:

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.

 

B. Gold Panda Option

For travelers who want to travel in luxury, the gold panda option is the right choice for you. With this level of service, your group will enjoy the best restaurant, hotel and transportation options available. We will provide the details concerning your trip. Please feel free to ask us any questions concerning this package 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.

In this tour the Gold Panda Price Service Mainly includes:
1.A expert guide from AbsolutePanda Tour Team.
2.A nice private car with serving the full duration of this tour.
3.The entrance and shuttle tickets and panda volunteer charge listed in this itinerary.
4.Meals in popular restaurant as listed in the itinerary.
4.Luxury hotels listed in the itinerary for Gold Panda.
5.China domestic travel insurance.


The price does not include your discretionary tips to the serving crew (driver and guide) and any other entrance tickets.

Example Guides:
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. 

 


 

For travelers who hope to tailor-make the day programs with their specific travel preferences in mind (transportation, hotels, special privileges and famous local experts) tailor-making a tour is the best way to ensure your desires are met. Please contact us with your specific needs and we will make an itinerary based on your expectations. Once you confirm, we work out the cost and send it to you. Please feel free to ask any questions to learn more.

 

Please note that guides with specialized knowledge are not always available, especially during our busy season from April to October. If you have an on-planning trip, please contact us as early as possible so that we will block the date of our expert guide for you.
 

You just give us your trust, we will do our utmost to make your best travel memory!

Itinerary


Summary of itinerary
Day1. Arrival in Chengdu
Day2. Dujiangyan panda base volunteer program, Mt Qingcheng,
Day3. Daoism and Taiji activity, Dujiangyan irrigation system, return to Chengdu

Day1. Chengdu  meals (D)
After your arrival in Chengdu, our team of guides will escort you from the airport into the city. Depending on the amount of free time you have, we can visit Chengdu’s Iron Goat Temple. This Temple holds the distinction of being one of the largest Daoist temples in Southwestern China. At the end of the day, we will retire to our hotel accommodation in the city
Accommodation: Hongtai hotel, Chengdu (Copper Panda) /  Shangrila Hotel(Gold Panda)

Day 2. Dujiangyan and Mount Qingcheng meals (BLD)
07:20-08:30   Depart from Chengdu to Dujiangyan.
08:30-09:00   Make preparation for volunteer work at the panda base.
09:00-10:00   Cleaning the enclosure and preparing bamboo.
10:00-11:00   Free time to visit other giant pandas and red panda at different ages.
11:00-11:30   Prepare bamboo shoot, apple, panda cake and feed panda.
11:30-13:00   Have the lunch and drive to Mount Qingcheng.
13:00-17:00   Explore Mount Qingcheng and learn about Daoism.
17:00-17:30    Drive to Mt Qingcheng and have a good rest.
Accommodation: Taoist Temple Hotel (Copper Panda) /  Deluxe viewing room in Taoist Temple Hotel (Gold Panda)

Day 3. Mount Qingcheng-Chengdu meals (BLD)
After waking up in our hotel accommodation, we will begin the kung fu lesson under the instruction of a skill martial arts teacher. In addition, this activity will be the perfect opportunity to learn more about the history of kung fu and Daoism in China. Once you have finished the kung fu activity, we will depart to the Dujiangyan irrigation system. This ancient canal system was built roughly 2,000 years ago and still functions to this day. As a result of its cultural significance in the area, the Dujiangyan irrigation system was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site. Once we have finished touring the site, we will board our transportation and drive back to Chengdu to conclude this scheduled tour. 

Map

Kungfu Panda tour Map 

Accommodation


Introduction to the hotels of this tour

Taoist Temple Hotel

Hotel Shangrila Chengdu



If you need help for hotel booking do feel free to contact us by info@absolutepanda.com

FAQ

Here are some top asked questions from our clients for your reference:

1. Is there age limitation for the Kungfu Lesson?
Any age demographic is permitted with the exception of babies

2. Is there age limitation for Panda Volunteer program?
Any guests between the age of 10 and 65 is permitted to participate.

3. How far is Dujiangyan from Chengdu?
The city of Dujiangyan is quite close to Chengdu, approximately an hour and a half.

4. Can guests to the panda base hold a panda?
Unfortunately, Sichuan’s panda bases no longer offer the panda holding activity. This decision was made for the safety of the animals. We thank you for understanding.

 5. Are guests required to receive medical clearance to volunteer with the pandas?
According to the current rules of CCRCGP, you can either provide a health certificate signed by your family doctor or a liability guarantee by a local cooperative travel agency of CCRCGP like AbsolutePanda. The CCRCGP may suspend the volunteering and require further check if their doctor find any volunteer suspicious of carrying contagious disease. (Usually you should send your recent medical form to us if you are convenient to do so.)  
6. If I do not have any experience with martial arts in general will I enjoy the Kung fu lesson?
The Kung fu lesson is applicable to all skill levels.


7. Besides pandas, what other animals can I expect to see on this tour?
In addition to giant pandas, the panda base in Dujiangyan also has a collection of red pandas. Dujiangyan and Qingcheng are also excellent spots for birding.


We have been asked many interesting questions, here we only selected some of them, you can email us and send us your own panda questions, we are very happy to answer any of your panda questions.
 
Read more our FAQs or feel free to contact us for further questions, AbsolutePanda is more than glad to answer and offer help.

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