CD01-01: One Day Private Chengdu Panda Tour

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda - Broad and Narrow Alleys - Jinsha Site Museum
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  • Departure Daily
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Welcome to Chengdu! Today we will spend the whole day exploring this land of abundance!

At 08:00 in the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby. We will set off early today as the pandas are more active in the morning. On the way to the first destination, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, your guide will give you a brief introduction of your private itinerary as well as the history and culture of the Chengdu city. Upon arrival, you will visit the pandas of different ages in separate enclosures, accompanied by the guide. Then, we will proceed to the Broad and Narrow Alley, a fun place with old Chinese-style buildings and featured stores. You can also have lunch at your own expense here in one of the restaurants recommended by the guide.

Giant pandas
After lunch, we will continue to visit the famous Jinsha Site Museum, which is only 15 minutes' drive from the alleys. After the visit, we will transfer you back to your hotel to conclude this day trip. You may also ask your guide for more information about the authentic local restaurants or other interesting places in Chengdu. We hope you have had a good time, and we look forward to serving you again in the near future!
Tour Highlights
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
In the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, you will see the lovely giant pandas of all ages, including the very cute baby pandas, eating and playing with each other. You will also have a chance to see the documents and pictures of how these little pink mouse-size things grow to giant white and black chubby pandas of over 100kg (about 220pounds). In addition to the giant pandas, you can also see the red pandas and swans in the base.
Broad and Narrow Alley
The Broad and Narrow Alley is one of the three cultural reserves in Chengdu, together with Daci Temple and Wenshu Temple. It was once the old residential area 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 also see the daily activities of the locals there, such as playing Mahjong and drinking tea. Walking along the ancient but fashionable alleys, you will see the city's past and present, as well as tradition and innovation.
Broad and Narrow Alleys
Gold Mask in Jinsha Site Museum
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 from thousands of years ago. The most famous item is the Gold Foil of Sun and Immortal Bird and there are many stories and legends about the patterns on it. Following your guide and listening carefully to what he/she say, you will also find many everyday products made of stone, pottery, bronze and ivory, from which you will learn about the daily life of the people around 3,000 years ago.
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner
  • 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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