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Arrival in Chengdu

Day 1

Arrival in Chengdu

When you arrive in Chengdu, you’ll be transferred to your hotel on the Jin Li walking street, free from honking horns and traffic fumes. Built in a courtyard style with a peaceful garden, it’s a brilliant place to come back to after exploring the sights. Once you’ve settled in you can wander between souvenir stalls, grab a bite on ‘Snack Street’ or check out a traditional Tea House.

Arrival in Chengdu

Optional day trip

Sichuan Opera

In China there are over 1000 opera companies, however Chengdu is known as the home of Chinese opera. Sichuan opera is known for its solos, the actors’ delicate movements, compelling percussion and occasionally comedy! If you fancy something a little different for one of your evenings in Chengdu make sure to add this excursion to your trip!

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£48 - per person

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Panda Breeding Research Centre & departure

Days 2-3

Panda Breeding Research Centre & departure

The following day, you’ll travel to the Panda Research Centre for a close up encounter with these gentle giants. Set in a bamboo-filled park, the pandas live in large enclosures. It’s maintained very responsibly with every care taken for the animals. Your guide will teach you about the breeding habits and heritage of the pandas.


The rest of the day is free for you to amble between traditional teahouses, get lost in cobbled streets and try the famous Sichuan hotpot. In the evening, lanterns reflect a soft red glow on the street, lending the whole city a touch of magic. After two nights in Chengdu, you’ll pack your things and hit the road again.

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"I was lucky enough to travel across China for two months and the more I explored, the more I loved; from its ancient towns to its futuristic cities. My top highlight has to be the mountainous scenery of Yunnan."

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