CD01: One Day Private Chengdu Panda Tour

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Lovely pandas
Welcome to Chengdu! Today we will spend the day exploring this land of abundance!
Our tour starts 08:00, when our guide and driver will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel (self-booked). On the way to our first destination, our guide will give you a brief introduction to your private itinerary today and the history and culture of Chengdu city. We will first visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, as the pandas are very active in the morning. You will proceed to Broad and Narrow Alleys, where you could have your own lunch at one of the nicer restaurants, and our guide will be very glad to give you some advice.

After lunch, our day trip continues with a visit to the famous Jinsha Site Museum, which is only 15 minute bus ride from the alleys. Our tour ends here. We will return you to your hotel for a good rest. You may also ask your guide advice on restaurants or other attractions in the city. We hope that you had a good time, and we look forward to serve you in the near future!

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda
There you will see lovely furry giant pandas of all ages eating and playing with each other. You will also have a chance to see the very cute baby pandas, as well as documents and pictures of how these little pink mouse-size things grow to giant white and black chubby pandas of over 100kg (about 220pounds). While at the base, you can also see red pandas and swans.
Broad and Narrow Alleys
It is one of the three cultural reserves in Chengdu, the other two being Daci Temple and Wenshu Temple. The Broad and Narrow Alleys were once old residential areas during the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911). Now, most of the houses have been restored and turned into restaurants, souvenir stores, bars, art galleries, and teahouses. You can not only find daily activities of the local people there, such as playing Mahjong, and drinking tea. Walking along the ancient but fashionable alleys, you will see the city past and present, as well as tradition and innovation.
Jinsha Site Museum
Jinsha was the site of the ancient Shu (ancient name for Sichuan) Kingdom between 12B.C. and 7A.D. It is famous for the mysterious Shu Culture and unique bronze civilization. In the museum you will see many precious ivory, gold and jade products, which are thousands of years old. The most famous item is the Gold Foil of Sun and Immortal Bird, which has many stories and legends about the patterns on it. Follow your guide and listen carefully to the interesting stories. You can also see many everyday products made of stone, pottery, bronze and ivory, from which you will learn the daily life of people of 3,000 years ago.
Friendly Tips:
We suggest that you get up early and finish your breakfast before 08:00. You can take some snacks with you as we will not have lunch until the afternoon. We will provide free bottled water for each of you.
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide(s)
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Ila from ITALY | Apr. 14, 2020 06:45Reply
direct train Chengdu- Jiuzhaigou updates
do we know any news about the planned train from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou? We are planning out trip to China for next year (2021): is there any chances the connection will exist by then?
Many thanks and congrats for the website!
Answers (1)
Answered by Charlotte from FINLAND | Apr. 19, 2020 20:29

Well, as I know, there is no updated news about this train route.
Asked by Mariana from ROMANIA | Dec. 15, 2019 04:18Reply
Eligible or not?
I am flying to NZ on the 20th of December, with a layover of almost 3 hours in CTU airport in Chengdu. I am Romanian. Am I eligible for a visa-free transit?
If yes, do I need to fill in the stay permit even if I transit Chengdu? Also after I apply for the visa transit permit, do I have to claim my luggage and go through the check-in process?
Answers (2)
Answered by ZUPAN | Dec. 15, 2019 06:00

Mariana, of course you are eligible for a visa free transit in Chengdu. You didn't mention whether you are traveling on a single (through) or on two separate tickets. If you are traveling on a single (through) ticket by Sichuan Airlines, your luggage will be almost for certain tagged all the way to New Zealand. In reality, your itinerary is eligible for 24 hour visa free transit and you don't need any kind of visa.

You will print out your flight tickets and have those printouts with you. Also you will declare at check-in in Europe that you will travel to New Zealand via Chengdu using 24 hours visa free transit. After a short inspection, you will be allowed to board the plane. Please, keep in mind to ask at check-in whether your luggage will be tagged all the way to New Zealand. It probably will be, but you should ask, just for a case.

Upon your landing in Chengdu, you will just clear some formalities like security and immigration and after that you will just proceed to the boarding gate for your flight to New Zealand.
Answered by Mariana Miroiu from ROMANIA | Dec. 16, 2019 02:52

Thank you so much! Your answer is really helpful!
Asked by Babu from USA | Oct. 26, 2019 05:17Reply
Can we go to Chengdu panda reserve on 144 hour visa free transit?
We are flying from Kathmandu to Chengdu, staying two nights, then flying on to US via short stopover in Beijing.
Answers (1)
Answered by Reyes | Oct. 28, 2019 00:12

You are not eligible for 144-hour visa free in Chengdu if your travelling route is Kathmandu - Chengdu - Beijing - US. 144-hour visa free is qualified to the international passengers who travel from one country to a third country or region via only one of the 9 permitted areas in China. If you want go to Chengdu Panda Base, you need to apply for China tourist visa in advance.
Asked by martyn from SCOTLAND | Oct. 23, 2019 12:17Reply
transit in chengdu flying from Paris to Singapore , But British citizens
We are flying from Paris to Singapore changing flights in Chengdu , wait at airport is about 6 hours , Air china are saying as we are not staying over 24 hours we cannot get visa free transit and must apply for a visa , this seems wrong to me as i would think 24 hour visa free would allow up to 24 hours stay not must be over 24 hours ?
Answers (1)
Answered by ZUPAN | Oct. 23, 2019 15:18

You are definitely eligible for 24 hour visa free transit, don't worry. I think here we have a misunderstanding.

People and airlines, especially their incompetent customer support or representatives, usually mix up 24 hour visa free transit and a temporary entry permit.

So, you will be allowed to use 24 hour visa free transit and there is no question about it, but you will not be allowed to apply and to get a temporary entry permit to be allowed to exit the airport and to make a short stroll in the city because your layover is too short. This will be the case especially if you are flying on a single (through) ticket.

In other words, just be relaxed... You will declare at check-in in Paris that you will travel to Singapore via Chengdu using 24 hour visa free transit. You will present your tickets and you will be allowed to board the plane. Upon your arrival in Chengdu, you will just remain within the transit area of the airport waiting for your flight to Singapore - visa free :)
Asked by Chamaiporn from THAILAND | Sep. 11, 2019 09:13Reply
What is bus number which go to Longqiao Road on Metro Line 3 from Vienna Hotel on Gaoxin Street?
Answers (3)
Answered by Jamie from USA | Sep. 24, 2019 00:04

Do you refer to Vienna Hotel Chengdu Exhibition Cente Branch in Gaoxin Area?
If yes, you can take metro line 3 to Provincial Stadium Station and then transfer to metro line 1 to Huayang Station, Exit C2. Afterwards, walk east around 150 meters to find the hotel.
Answered by Chamaiporn from THAILAND | Sep. 24, 2019 07:49

Vienna Hotel Chengdu
No. 468, 5 Section of Gaoxin St.,
Dragon port Ind park, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Answered by Jamie | Oct. 13, 2019 22:52

Take bus no.S81 to Jiaolonggang Haibin City Bus Stop and then transfer to bus no.368A to Longqiao Road.
Or you can take a taxi directly. The cab fare is around CNY20.
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