4 Days Chengdu Highlights and Dujiangyan Panda Keeper tour

Tour Route: Chengdu

Be a Panda Keeper for one day at Dujiangyan Panda Base and explore the top attractions in Chengdu

Private Tour
Day 1 Chengdu

Upon arrival at Chengdu airport/train station, your private guide and driver will pick you up warmly and transfer to your Chengdu hotel

Meals: No Meals
Day 2 Chengdu

This morning you will take a meaningful visit to Jinsha Site Museum. Constructed on the Jinsha ruin site which reveals the unique bronze civilization of the mysterious ancient Shu Kingdom (approximately 2900 – 3200 years ago), Jinsha Site Museum conserves the original expansive site for sacrifice as well as numerous ivory tusks and gold artifacts, including the symbol of China Culture Heritage–the Gold Sun and Immortal Bird.

Followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple, whose predecessor was the Tang Dynasty Miaoyuan Pagoda Temple. Walk around and see the peaceful gardens, calligraphy steles, and red walls of this delightful complex.

Chengdu is famous for relaxing and leisure pace in China, you will experience in Chengdu People's Park. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, make a casual chat with your friends and watching locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment – napping in a lively teahouse, playing mahjong, disco dancing, neck massage, ear cleaning.

Then proceed to Jinli Old Street, which used to boasted as the “the First Street of the Shu Kingdom”

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Chengdu/Dujiangyan/Chengdu

Be picked up from your hotel in the morning at about 7:00am, driving about 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan, enjoy the once-in-lifetime experience.

Located about 65km from downtown Chengdu,  Dujiangyan Panda Base is now the only place where can do volunteer work and hold panda for photos.

The one day volunteer work start at 8:30am in the morning and end at about 4:00pm, the volunteer work includes cleaning panda enclosures, preparing panda food, feed the panda, watching films about pandas,tour around the panda base, make Panda cakes, receive the panda volunteer certificate and souvenirs after the work.

Please Note:
1. There is a daily quota of 30 volunteers for panda keeper in Dujiangyan Panda Base based on 2016. We keep the right to make alteration on the itinerary if the policy changed during the summer holiday in 2017. We will make our best efforts to ensure this day is special for you.
2. There is an age restriction of 12-65 years old that can do the volunteer work. If your children are under 12 year old, you can still take them with you during the program, they can’t enter the room where the panda cage is but can stand at the gate to watch you feed the panda.
3. If you can do the volunteer work, you need to provide a simple health certificate (valid medical certificate and signature which could apply it in your county or in China) that proves you are suitable to do the program.
4. In Dujiangyan Panda base, donation program that allow you to take pictures with a panda next to you for about one minute, the donation amount is RMB 1800 per person based on 2016. This is optional and not included in the price. There is also a daily quota of 30 persons can do this program, please contact your trip consultant if you want to do it.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Depart from Chengdu

Today your guide and driver will pick you up from Chengdu hotel and send you off for your flight/train to next destination. 

Meals: Breakfast
Travel Period 2-5 travelers 6-9 travelers
Dec.1- Feb.28 US$580 US$430
Mar.1- Nov.30 US$620 US$470

1. The price is based on stay in China four star hotels. If you want to deduct, upgrade or downgrade the hotel, please indicate this while sending the inquiry.
2. You will enjoy more discounts if there is more people join the tour.
3. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Qingming Festival Holiday (Apr. 4 - 6, 2020 ), Labor's Day Holiday (May 1 - 3, 2020) ,Dragon Boat Festival Holiday (Jun. 25 - 27, 2020) and National Day Holiday (Oct 1- Oct 8, 2020).

1. All arrangements and first admission/entrance fees of scenic spots specified in the itinerary.
2. Buffet breakfast, Chinese lunch or dinner as listed in the itinerary.
3. Well-equipped commercial vehicle with excellent private guide and driver accompanied on your tour between airports, train stations, scenic spots and hotels.
4. Four-Star Hotel based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast unless specified.
5. Travel Agency’s Liability Insurance with your tour inside China.
6. Panda Keeper program fee in Dujiangyan Panda Base
7. Chinese government taxes and the city construction fees on your travel tour.

1. China entry visa fees.
2. International or domestic airfare or train tickets not included in the itinerary.
3. Meals not specified in the itinerary and extra and alcoholic or beverages during meals.
4. Tips for guides and drivers.
5. Personal expense: e.g. mini bar, personal telecommunications, laundry, excess baggage charges etc.)
6. Excursions and activities not included in itinerary.
7. Single room supplement.

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It is flexible to change the duration, attractions, starting and ending cities according to your interests. Also the tour can be extended or shorten as your preference, just let your trip consultant know.
All of the tour packages exclude the international airfares. We suggest you can book it one your own. You can compare the price between OTAs (Expedia, Priceline, Sky scanner...) and the airlines. When you have a confirmed date, set alarm and compare it always.
As the China Visa, we cannot apply for you as we are an China inbound travel company. However, we can send you our invitation letter with our company's official seal to you after you booked the tour from us, which could assist you to get China Visa from China embassy easily. Usually, we suggest you to apply the visa about one month or one month and a half before your travel date.
For the breakfast, it is offered by the hotel you stay, usually Chinese and Western buffet breakfast. As for the lunch, we offer 80RMB per person for a standard Chinese meal at a nice tourist restaurant. If you want to order other kind of meals, such as vegetarian, Muslim meals, Indian Meals, please let your trip consultant know. Dinner usually will be left for you to choose the food you prefer. Our guide will help you to balance each meal such as your taboo, your preference and avoid repeated food. You have to pay for the extra cost if you want to take better or more. The meals on Yangtze Cruise are fixed Chinese and Western Buffet.
All the hotels can be replaced by your favorite ones or you can book your own hotels. And the hotel room we offered here usually is standard with twin beds. If you want to have king-size bed room or suite, please let your trip advisor know. Besides, all the accommodation are quoted on two persons sharing one room. The room supplement must be paid if you want to have a single room.
* Most hotels we offered in our tour package have WIFI in the lobby, and some of which have WIFI in hotel rooms. If you need the WIFI in your room, please make sure with your trip advisor.
We have non-shopping private tour and tour with carefully selected shops. For tour with shops, the price will be lower, and you will enter one or two shops in every tourist city. The shops could be jade, silk, pearl, Chinese tea etc., all of which have strong China's character and is worthy to buy. Each shop will take you around 45 minutes. We promise there is no compulsory consumption at all. You get the situation in your hands.
* Department stores, supermarkets, boutiques, hotel and restaurants in most cities of China do accept the credit card with the sigh of MasterCard, VISA and JCB. However, it does generate commission charge. Please check the regulations with your bank manager.
All domestic flight we offered is the economic class, which you can carry one hand-on luggage no more than 5 kg for free. The total of free registered luggage is no more than 20kg. Excess luggage will charge you some extra fees, be aware of that. The free registered luggage allowance in China domestic train is 20kg.
The insurance provided by us is called Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance, which covers accidents occurring during the activities arranged by travel agency. It does not cover mishaps or physical problems occurring outside the guided tour period or caused by clients themsevles, so we highly suggest you purchase the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.
For group of 1-4 passengers, recommend US$ 4-8 per tourist per day for guide, and US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide; for group of 5 and above, recommend US$ 2-5 per tourist per day for guide, and US$2-4 per tourist per day for driver. Besides, we highly recommend you to tip every day to encourage better service from them in the next coming days. However, if you have genuine reason not to tip, don't.
Usually, the deposit of tour package accounts for 30% of the total quotation, and the balance should be paid 30 days before your tour date. Payment methods we accept include Bank Transfer and PayPal, Credit Card and so on. More details you can check the Payment Guide page. Moreover, Children who are less than 12 y/o have their own discounts, please contact with your trip advisor.

When is the best time to see pandas? I can hardly wait to visit Chengdu.
Asked by Dawn (Sep.14, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Sep.14, 2012) replied:
Spring and autumn is the best time to see panda. Pandas intolerant the heat. They would come back to the air-conditioner rooms when temperature is above 25 centigrate. You can also see the lovely creature playing happily in the morning.

Is the Panda Breeding and Research Center entrance fee included?How is the donation? I'm really eager to have photo with pandas.
Asked by Eileen (Sep.03, 2012)

Lead To China Trip Advisor (Sep.03, 2012) replied:
The entrance fee is included in the cost. Having photos with panda is an optional. You can enjoy this activity as you make the donation.

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