Teddy Bears and Tea Houses

3-Day Chengdu Panada Research Centre Tour - China

Prices from £158 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

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Melt into the teahouse culture and meet the pandas of laid-back Chengdu. With mouth-watering food, a lively scene and a bunch of friendly locals, it’s a winner. You’ll spend two nights in Chengdu, ambling amongst the old Chinese shop fronts, sampling traditional Sichuan dishes and slowing into the relaxed pace of life. During your stay, you’ll visit the giant pandas that have roamed these parts for over two million years. Now residents of the ethically run Panda Breeding Research Centre, you’ll be bowled over by their quiet beauty and sheer size.

What's included

  • Accommodation with breakfast – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Arrival transfer
  • Chengdu panda tour to Panda Breeding Research Centre including entrance fee

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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

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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Sichuan Opera

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.

Panda Breeding Research Centre & departure


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.

Man at Great Wall of China

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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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