Pandas Research Center, Chengdu


Destinations: Chengdu

Destination Services: 2 nights accommodation, Meals as specified in the itinerary (excluding beverages), Land transportation as specified, Excursions as specified, Local English speaking guide, Service fees for local guide(s) and driver(s)

Stars: 5 Stars

Days: 3 days

RMB:From 3,070


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Arrive at Chengdu by train or flight – we can also arrange these for you.

Meet your English speaking local guide

Private transfer to your hotel for check in

Meal:Breakfast/ Own arrangement  Lunch/ Own arrangement  Dinner/ Own arrangement 

Hotel:  Shangri-La Chengdu/ Deluxe city view room

 

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In the morning, transfer to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to see lovely Pandas.

The giant panda is a rare and beloved animal that only inhabits the six major mountain ranges in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces of China. With a population of less than 2000, the species is included on the endangered species list and is considered a national treasure of China. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was established in March 1987 with the mission to rescue and protect the endangered giant panda species.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will then visit Wuhou Temple.

Wuhou Temple is the major shrine to Sichuan’s ancient Shu past and the heroes that made the Shu Kingdom legendary during the Three Kingdoms Period. The temple was originally built to house Shu Emperor Liu Bei’s remains in 221. The temple, burnt during wars was rebuilt in 1671-72 during the Qing Dynasty. The temple is now divided into three major parts: the cultural relics, the park with its ponds, rock sculptures and willow trees and finally Brocade Street adjacent to the temple, now known as Jinli Street and famous for its arts, crafts and snacks street.

Following the temple visit, you will have some free time to wonder up and down Jinlin Street.

You will then be transferred back to your hotel for some free time at your leisure.

Meal:Breakfast/Hotel   Lunch/ Local restaurant   Dinner/ Own arrangement

Hotel:Shangri-La Chengdu/ Deluxe city view room

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In the morning, you will visit the Wenshu Monastery.

Wenshu Monastery is the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu. Initially built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), cultural relics are the highlights of Wenshu Monastery. Since the Tang and Song dynasties, over 500 art pieces have been exhibited here. These precious works of art were created by renowned Chinese painters and calligraphers, including Zhang Daqian, Zheng Banqiao, and Feng Zikai. Of all the precious relics, a piece of the broken skull of Xuan Zhang, a renowned monk of the Tang Dynasty, is the rarest. Another treasure is a delicate jade Buddha statue brought from Burma to China in 1922 by Xing Lin, a Buddhist monk who eligibly walked the whole distance.

Following the visit, you will explore Renmin Park.

 In Chengdu's Renmin Park, it is always busy. People gather to play a few games of Mahjong, dance with their friends or simply have their ears cleaned while enjoying a cup of tea. Renmin Park, or People's Park is a great place to relax, to socialize and experience that typical Chinese atmosphere.

After lunch at local restaurant, you will have some free time on Kuanzhai Lane.  

Kuanzhai Lane is one of the most famous street in Chengdu and is regarded as the oldest street in the city. Walking along the lane, you can witness the lifestyle of local people. Take a look at the elaborate door heads and the old tea houses.

Private transfer for your return by train or flight – we can also arrange these for you.

Meal:Breakfast/Hotel  Lunch/ Local restaurant   Dinner/ Own arrangement 

Includes:

  • Accommodation including breakfast in for 2 nights in Chengdu
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (excluding beverages): 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 0 dinner
  • Land transportation as specified
  • Excursions as specified
  • Local English speaking guide – for other languages please contact us!
  • Service fees for local guide(s) and driver(s)

 

Excludes :

  • Domestic flight or train tickets – we can arrange your transportation from any city in China by plane, high-speed train, train or car, please contact us!
  • Early check in/Late checkout and chargeable activities at hotel 
  • Optional Tours
  • Tips for local guide(s) and driver(s) are at your discretion
  • Travel insurance
  • Other expenses not previously mentioned as included

 

Blackout date (The exact date will be informed 2 months in advance)

Sugar and Wine Fair in March

Western China International Fair in October/November

 

Terms and Conditions:

Payment

Full payment is due 14 days prior to departure. Thomas Cook China reserves the right to release all services in case of payment default.

 

Cancellation Policy

If any cancellation is received following a booking, the following general cancellation policy will apply:

  • Between 30 and 21 days prior to arrival : 20% of total amount is due
  • Between 20 and 7 days prior to arrival : 50% of total amount is due
  • Between 6 days and 2 day prior to arrival: 75% of total amount is due
  • 1 day or No-show: 100% of total amount is due

 

Force Majeure

Thomas Cook China will not be liable for performance delays or for non-performance, due to causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, actions by any government authority (whether valid or invalid), fires, floods, windstorms, riots, explosions, natural disasters, wars, sabotage, labor problems (including lockouts, strikes and slowdowns), or court injunction or order.

 

Tips & Advice:

  • Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your departure date and has a minimum of 2 blank pages available for visa and stamps.
  • Please check in advance if you require a visa for the country you are visiting. You may contact your local embassy for assistance.