Besides the amazing places of interest, Chengdu offers a lot inviting activities for visitors and expats. Sampling the famous Sichuan food is a must here. This tour brings you a unique experience of the most important part in Sichuan, Pandas and food.
What to Expect
The tour guide and driver will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 am. You will first visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, as the pandas are very active in the morning. 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. Lunch is not included, but you will have snacks in the Sichuan Cuisine Museum.
Then drive to visit the Sichuan Cuisine Museum which is the only dynamic museum in the world displaying the Sichuan Culinary Culture. It displays the important parts of Sichuan local culture like Sichuan cuisine, Sichuan wine, Sichuan opera, Sichuan tea, Sichuan architecture, Sichuan gardens and so on, which makes it unique and distinctive from other museums. There are about 6000 collections on Sichuan culinary culture. The museum is built in western Sichuan architecture style, including Classic Collection hall, Kitchen God Ancestral Hall, Raw Material and Processing Tools Display Areas and Interactive Demonstration hall.
In the hall for demonstration, you could enjoy the authentic and traditional Sichuan food made by renowned chefs on site. The most fantastic part of this tour is that you can cook one dish chosen from the menu under the direction of the chef, then of course you can sit down and enjoy the dish you just made, what's more, a special commemorative certificate issued by the Museum given to the participants. You can also take rest in the idyllic garden, or experience the classical time in the hall for the Kitchen God. At the end the happy gourmet tour, the guide and driver will transfer you back to the city and drop you off at the hotel before 06:00 pm.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
- Private air-conditioned car/van
- Licensed professional driver
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide
- Bottled water will be provided
- Entrance tickets fee of Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda
- Entrance tickets fee of Sichuan Cuisine Museum
- Fuel surcharge and tax