3 Days Chengdu Highlights Tour with Local Chengdu Guide
Day01 Arrival in Chengdu
Chengdu, a city full of leisure, is a wonderful place to taste the famous Sichuan cuisine, and also it is the home town of the cute pandas. So traveling here is quite different from any other cities in China. Today you will arrive in Chengdu and start your 3 days Chengdu tour. Our local guide will greet you at the airport and then escort you to the hotel with the private transfer. On the way to the hotel, the guide will give you some brief introduction to the city. After checking into the hotel, you can choose to have a rest at the hotel and then go out to explore the city at your own pace.
Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Today’s private schedule is to visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinsha Site Museum and then People’s Park.
Why do we arrange for you to see the pandas in the morning, even in the early morning? That’s because every morning at about 8:30 to 09:00, the breeders will begin to feed the pandas. At that time all the pandas will come out for the breakfast. It is the very good chance for you to see more pandas, take pictures of them and also observe their own distinctive manners of eating bamboos. You will definitely be impressed. No matter whether you liked pandas or not before, from now on you will fall in love with them. There are many pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. They are divided into different areas, so maybe two hours or more are needed for you to finish the visit.
Afterwards, we will head to visit Jinsha Site Museum. It is an archaeological site museum built on the original ruins, and also it is the site of cultural relics of ancient Shu Kingdom, during the Shang and Zhou periods (17th century BC – 256 BC). The most precious finds in this museum were the “Sun Bird”, a piece of round gold decoration with a sun at its center and four flying birds around it, and the “Gold Mask”. Besides, a 4-D film named “Dream back to Jinsha” is also worth watching. Our guide will make an arrangement for you.
Then we will go to visit the People’s Park (Renmin Park), a good place to experience the leisure life of the locals. Many people get together to have fun here. You will see a lot of activities going on at the same time, people playing Taichi, groups of dancing, singing, playing Mahjong, painting calligraphy with large brushes and water, sipping in a peaceful tea house by the lake. There is even a corner where middle-aged parents search for marriage partners for their daughters and sons by displaying their detailed information. It is very interesting and is a part of modern Chinese culture.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day03 Departure from Chengdu
In the last day of your Chengdu 3 day tour itinerary, we will take you to visit Jinli Street, a Chinese traditional pedestrian street packed with many beautiful shops, restaurants, tea houses and bars. Wandering along this street is a great way to experience the cultural side of the city as there is so much to look at, people yelling and screaming, munching on all kinds of different foods, watching Chinese mask art show, which are all part of the fun.
After that, you will visit the neighboring Wuhou Temple, which is dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Marquis Wu (Wuhou) of Kingdom of Shu in the Three Kingdoms Period (220 – 280). This beautiful temple with traditional architecture, gorgeous gardens, amazing bonsai collections and many historic art pieces shows you the history of Three Kingdom Period.
Afterwards, our guide and driver will escort you to Chengdu airport to take your flight. We wish you a pleasant onward journey!
Meals: Western buffet breakfast