On this private day trip, we will take you to uncover Chengdu's laid back life by three activities: In the morning visit the adorable black and white pandas; After that we go to Wenshuyuan Monastery where we will try the authentic local snacks such as Guokui(Chinese Hamburger), dumplings and Dandan noodle for the lunch, enjoy a cup of green tea in the courtyard like the locals; Last, we will visit a local market to learn some Sichuan spices and ingredients and then we will start cooking guided by a professional chef. Finally, we can enjoy the dishes along with some drinks. For it's really interesting and fun, this class will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime.
Have the chance to see real panda in Chengdu Panda Base;
Walk in Wenshuyuan area and take an adventure of variety local snacks;
Tea taste in the courtyard;
Visit local spice and ingredients market;
Learn local dishes in cooking class;
After picking you up in your hotel lobby at 08:00am, we will drive for about half an hour to Chengdu Panda Base. We will spend whole morning walking around different panda enclosures. We will probably see more than 30 pandas, and even cubs and red pandas.
Then lunch is scheduled after the 2-hour visit in the Panda Base. We will drive to Wenshuyuan Monastery area, where we will have a short walk tour there. We will try the different local snacks like Guokui(Chinese Hamburger), Dandan noodle, Dumplings, etc. After our food tour, we will enjoy the relaxed laid back life by sipping a cup of green tea in the courtyard.
Later, we will move to a nearby local spice market to explore the secret of Sichuan Cuisine. We will take you into an appealing local market to explore it and you'll find or obtain some necessary ingredients or spices that will be used in the cooking class afterwards.
After finishing the spice market, you'll ramble through back streets to the cooking class place, a hidden gem-a traditional Sichuan style courtyard. When you arrive there, you can have a break with Sichuan Gaiwan tea. After that, you'll start the cooking process which will be guided by a professional chef. You'll enjoy the dishes that cooked by yourself with some beers or beverages.
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English-speaking tour guide service fee
Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
Entrance fee to Chengdu Panda Base
Local snacks for the lunch
3 dishes cooking class experience for dinner
Afternoon tea break in local tea house
Driver and guide’s meals on this trip
Gratuity to the guide and driver
The quoted price is for a 12-hour tour per day.
This day trip involves a lot of walking in the panda base and downtown of Chengdu, most travelers can make it, a pair of comfortable walking shoes is necessary.
Vegetarian food is possible, if you have any food allergy, please tell us ahead of time before booking this tour.