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6-day Harbin Ice Festival & Chengdu Panda Tour

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the incredible Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture, see ice lanterns, snow sculptures, lighted ice sculptures, also have a safari-style trip in the Siberian Tiger Park and get close to the loveley giant pandas.

Tour code: LCT-CCT-06

Departure: Any day you want

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Our Advantages & Promise

  • 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
Day1 Harbin Be met and transferred to you hotel. no meal
Day2 Harbin Visit St. Sofia Church, Central Street, Stalin Park, Jile Temple, and Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair. B
Day3 Harbin Visit Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Siberian Tiger Park, Harbin Ice and Snow World. B
Day4 Harbin/Chengdu Fly to Chengdu. B
Day5 Chengdu Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sanxingdui Museum B
Day6 Chengdu Visit People's Park and Jinli Ancient Street. Drop off at the airport. B

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Day1 Harbin

    Transfer via: flight – your arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Harbin)

    Arrive at Harbin Taiping International Airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

  • Day2 Harbin

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: St. Sofia Church, Central Street, Stalin Park, Jile Temple, Zhaolin Park Ice Lantern Fair

    09:00 our guide will take you to visit the largest Orthodox Church in the Far East - St. Sofia Church. After that enjoy a free walk along the Central Street to find some facts about Harbin's history and culture. Afternonn, proceed to visit Stalin Park and Jile Temple. In the evening, we will visit the Ice Lanterns Art Fair in Zhaolin Park. The magical and extraordinary ice lanterns and sculptures have literally made the park an icy wonderland.

  • Day3 Harbin

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo, Siberian Tiger Park, Harbin Ice and Snow World

    09:00, drive to the Sun Island to see the Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo. Next, move on to the Siberian Tiger Park, where you will be caged in a specially protected bus to visit the tigers. Late afternoon, proceed to the Ice and Snow World - the most important theme park of the Harbin Ice Festival. This park features illuminated full-sized ice buildings, ice/snow sculptures, evening shows and all kinds of winter activities (e.g. ice sliding, snowtubing, ice biking... all are free).

  • Day4 Harbin/Chengdu

    Transfer via: flight - our arrangement

    Activities for today: Airport transfer (Harbin, Chengdu)

    Our driver will escort you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.

  • Day5 Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

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

    This morning drive about 1 hour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, home to over 100 giant pandas and one of the most important panda scientific research centers in China. You will walk through the bamboo-framed paths and closely observe the giant pandas of different ages eating, playing, tumbling, and climbing. Be sure to not miss the chance to watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms. There is also a very informative panda museum where you can learn some interesting facts about panda bears.

    After some happy hours with the lovely pandas, drive about 1 hour to Sanxingdui Museum. Here you will discover 3,000-year-old artifacts, all sitting upon their own little pedestals, including jade knives, bronze masks, and bronze trees. Many of the items were dug up from a nearby archaeological site - Sanxingdui. Sanxingdui is now believed to be the site of a major ancient city in what is now Sichuan. The Bronze Age culture which was first discovered in 1929 and then re-discovered in 1986 when archaeologists excavated remarkable artifacts, that radiocarbon dating dated as being from the 12th-11th centuries BCE.The culture that produced these artifacts is now known as the Sanxingdui Culture, and archeologists are identifying it with the ancient kingdom of Shu.


    N.B.
    1) We suggest starting your tour at 07:00 because the pandas are active at 08:00 - 10:00. They are playing and eating breakfast in their houses and gardens. If you go there so late, the pandas will asleep.

    2) Holding a panda in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding will cost RMB 1800 for 15 seconds. This is an optional activity for visitors.

  • Day6 Chengdu

    Transfer via: flight – your arrangement

    Activities for today: People's Park, Jinli Ancient Street

    This morning, we will visit the People's Park and Jinli Ancient Street, perhaps visit a panda post if time permits.

    People's Park, where you can order a pot of tea, have a casual chat and watch locals indulging themselves in different kinds of entertainment - napping, playing Mahjong, disco dancing, giving neck massages, and practicing calligraphy with water on the floor etc.

    Jinli Ancient Street is a popular commercial and dining area resembling the style of traditional architecture of western Sichuan. "Jinli" is the name of an old street in Chengdu dating from the Han dynasty and means "making perfection more perfect". The ancient Jinli Street was one of the oldest and the most commercialized streets in the history of the Shu state and was well known throughout the country during the Qin, Han and Three Kingdoms periods. Many aspects of the urban life of Chengdu are present in the current-day Jinli area: teahouses, restaurants, bars, theatres, handicraft stores, local snack vendors, and specialty shops.

    After sightseeing, transfer to the airport for your flight onward.

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.
Meals:
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.
Transportation:
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
Arrangements:
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...
Meals:
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.
Gratuities:
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.