3-Day Chengdu Panda Experience Tour. Travel to Chengdu to have the Panda experience in Sichuan, China. The Dujinagyan irrigation system, Giant Buddha, Cute Panda, and fun Sichuan Cooking Class are all included in this private guided tour of the region.
You’ll not only get to see the typical sights of Sichuan, but you’ll also have the opportunity to drink tea in an old teahouse, pick tea from the plantation, visit a tea workshop, and hear the owner’s stories about the history of the area. A visit to a wet market in the neighborhood will give you a taste of the city’s vibrant food scene.
Day 1 – Panda & Dujiangyan Irrigation Project Day Tour
Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
Your guide will greet you at your hotel lobby and a 1.5-hour drive to Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding – be sure to fully charge your devices, they are what we call film/battery killer! It’s a beautiful park where we will the giant pandas, red pandas and if we are lucky we could even see the baby pandas in the Panda Nursery. We come here earlier in the morning so as to see them in their breakfast time and playtime!
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
After spending morning time at the Panda Centre, we will drive for 0.5 hours to one of the World Heritage sites – the Dujiangyan irrigation project. we will start the tour from the irrigation park, It’s a beautiful park where we will see the old bridges temples locals and if we are lucky we could even see the snow mountain by distance. We come here earlier so as enjoy the peaceful time from nature!
Day 2 Giant Buddha & Tea Terrace In Lost Town Day Tour
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
After greeting at your hotel a 2.5 hours drive takes us to Giant Buddha. We would take the boat trip to have an unforgettable panoramic view of Buddha.
After visiting Buddha, there will be 40 mins drive to a laid-back old town. Take a walk around the town where traditional lifestyles still survived from modernization. Along the way, we visit traditional workshops such as blacksmith’s shop, bamboo workshop, barbershop, etc. Enjoy tea and chat and share stories with lovely local people in an old teahouse and later drop in one of the hundred-year-old courtyard houses where its owner are so proud of and love to share stories of the house. also, we will have our lunch here, the Leshan local food is kind of famous Sichuan cuisine.
A short drive takes us up to the mountain. The tea farmer will take us to the tea field, where we will learn a lot about tea from how to pick up the best tea sprouts or tea buds, to weather conditions and different regions for Tea.
Have a try of picking tea from the tea trees! Afterward visiting the tea business family to reveal the process of making all kinds of tea, let’s sit down in front of the farmhouse and enjoy tea – more stories sharing and learning of tea, as in of wine there are Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in tea as well!
Day 3 Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit
Meet up your guide at the hotel lobby, and then your guide will take you to explore the dazzling local spice market with the assigned challenge for you to obtain some special ingredients and spices which will be used in the cooking class afterward. After the fun experience in the local spice market, you will take a walk through the back streets to get some real local food for Lunch.
Chilli Cool’s Kitchen
After lunch, we will head into a hidden gem – a traditional Sichuan courtyard restaurant where soon the ingredients and spices you collected from the market will be put in use. Another break will be taken place in the courtyard with Sichuan Gaiwan tea as the traditional custom to entertain guests. After learning Sichuan tea culture, the food preparations will be guided by the professional chef.
Follow your chef’s instructions step by step to process food till it gets well done. This cooking class will show you how to make Sichuan Style Noodles, Steam Beef with Fired-rice Flour, and Spicy Louts Roots, you will even learn to cook your own SPICY CHILLI OIL.