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1-day Chengdu Panda & Sichuan Culinary Food Tour

An ultimate experience for the Chinese food lovers! You will first stay some hours with the lovely panda bears and then learn to make local recipes and the authentic dishes of Sichuan gastronomy such as Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, steamed dumpling during your amazing cooking class.

Tour code: LCT-CT-05

Departure: Any day you want

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  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard

Itinerary Summary

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Dates Destinations Itinerary Brief Meals Included
Chengdu Meet your guide at your hotel. Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Have a cooking class in Chengdu Chuancai Museum. L

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Chengdu Chuancai Museum

    07:30 AM, meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby. We will then drive about 1 hour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This facility is home to over 100 giant pandas and one of the most important panda scientific research centers in China. Giant pandas in different ages are raised separately and you will find giant panda nursery inside the base. In the nursery, we will take a look at the adorable newborn pandas with pink skins. There is a feeding time during 9:00 - 11:00 when giant pandas are the most active in a day. While wandering around enclosures shaded by bamboo forest, we can see giant pandas rolling, eating, and playing with each other. Some naughty ones even climb the trees and sit on the branches which can bring you great joy. This base is a habitat for wild animals as well. Besides of giant pandas, you can see a large amount of rare wild animals in the base, such as red pandas, peacocks, swans, and black-necked cranes etc.

    After some happy hours with the lovely pandas, drive about 1 hour to Chengdu Chuancai Museum (Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum) in Pixian County, the only museum in the world with the theme of diet culture. Appreciate 6000 pieces of antiques, artifacts and books and hear many Sichuan food facts, know how Pixian chilly bean paste is made, experience making bean curd pudding, taste different kinds of Sichuan snacks, worship Kitchen God in the biggest Kitchen God Ancestral Hall in the world, partake in the cooking class to personally make three typical Sichuan dishes, like Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, Panda steamed dumpling, etc. Under the guidance of professional Chuancais chef, learn how to cut, control fire, complete cooking process and accomplish your dish. Share and enjoy your dishes with your families or partner and be awarded with official certificate of "Master of Chuancais".

    After the interesting cooking course, drive back to your Chengdu hotel (or drop off at the airport or train station)

    1. The tour of Chuancai Museum starts around 13:50 and ends around 17:40.

    2. The cooking course have two fixed cooking menus. Menu A includes Kung Pao chicken, Mapo Tofu, Panda steamed dumpling. Menu B includes Pumpkin steamed dumplings, Daqian dry-braised fish, boiled beef in chili sauce. If you participate in the cooking course, you need to choose your favorite one and tell us beforehand.

    3. If you want to cook other Sichuan dishes which are not on the above menus, please tell us your needs we'll inform Chuancai Museum to make some preparation.

    Chengdu Pandas
    Chengdu Chuancai Museum
    Chengdu Chuancai Museum

Price Details

---- Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of LocalChengduTours. ZTG will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

---- Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of LocalChengduTours and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.