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Private Day Tour: Panda Base and Museum of Sichuan Cuisine with Cooking Lesson

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Private Day Tour: Panda Base and Museum of Sichuan Cuisine with Cooking Lesson

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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Overview

Combine two essentially Sichaun experiences, a Sichuan cooking class and a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, on a 10-hour private tour from Chengdu. Learn all about panda conservation and rehabilitation efforts, then try your hand at some spicy traditional Sichuan recipes at the Museum of Sichuan cuisine. Transportation included; panda center admission and cooking class costs are up to you.
  • Private 10-hour tour combines a Sichuan cooking class and visit to the Chengdu Panda Base
  • Learn about giant panda research and conservation efforts
  • Take a Sichuan cooking class, then eat your creations
  • Tour the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine
  • Round-trip private transportation from Chengdu hotels
  • Private tour for just you and your party
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Hotel pickup and drop-of
Transport by private vehicle
All taxes, fuel, and surcharges
All entrance fee and the cost of cooking lesson
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Your downtown Chengdu hotel lobby

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Be ready for adventure at 7:30am, when your private guide meets you outside the entrance to your hotel. Board a private tour vehicle and head for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, just 30 minutes' drive away. 

Disembark and spend the next three hours exploring with your private guide. Learn about conservation and rehabilitation efforts for this endangered species. View pandas relaxing, playing, and munching on bamboo in their spacious enclosures. At the center's museum, see displays detailing the very first successful giant panda breeding efforts accomplished here. You'll also see veterinary exhibits, flocks of birds, golden monkeys, a koi pond, and red pandas. 

Around 11 am, you'll get back in the tour vehicle and depart for the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine, roughly 90 minutes away. 

Start out with a class led by a master chef, during which you'll learn how to make classics such as kung pao chicken and traditional dumplings. Sit down to taste the fruits of our labor, then enjoy a guided tour of the museum. Exhibits feature farming equipment and cooking tools used in the province for centuries, and you'll learn how the regional spicy chili bean paste is made. 

Wind up your tour and head back to Chengdu for drop-off around 5:30pm.

Itinerary

7:30am - From pick-up at your hotel lobby, drive about 30 minutes to the Chengdu panda base.

8:00am to 11:00am - Your guide takes you to Chengdu panda base all of the pandas, red pandas, and black swans.

11:00am to 12:30pm Drive about 1.5 hours from Chengdu to Sichuan Cuisine museum

12:30pm to 4:00pm Learn to cook your own Sichuan food by hand with the help of your English-speaking teacher, and enjoy your lunch.

Afterwards, see the museum with your experienced guide to learn more about cooking techniques, how to produce "Pixian Dou ban" that is typical for Sichuan cuisine, and cooking antiques along with agricultural tools and machines. Experience planting vegetables, try the Sichuan snacks such as dumplings and cold noodles.

4:00pm to 6:00pm - Relax on the way back to your Chengdu hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Real China travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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