This is your chance to explore the chilled out city of Chengdu and visit China’s cutest creatures – the Pandas!!!…Explore the famous panda breeding center, check out the incredible giant stone Buddha at Leshan (a UNESCO Heritage Site), roam through the beautiful Jinli Street and surrounding areas, do some Tai Chi in a park, and try some excellent Sichuan cuisine, and more! This is an awesome China experience!
Day 1 – Friday
21:05 – Plane takes off for Chengdu
00:30 – Arrive in Chengdu and head over to our cool, centrally located hostel
Day 2 – Saturday
09:00 – Grab a late breakfast before starting out on our Chengdu adventure
10:00 – Head over to see the awesome giant stone Buddha at Leshan, a UNESCO Heritage site and a must-see in China (This is the world’s largest stone buddha.)
13:00 – Lunch
15:00 – It’s time to leave Leshan and go back to the city
18:30 – Have some famous Sichuan food for dinner – try some Sichuan hot pot, if you dare
19:30 – Check out a Sichuan Opera performance (optional)
Day 3 – Sunday
07:00 – Breakfast and check out
08:00 – It’s time to go see the PANDAS!!! (If you would like to take pics with the pandas, you will be going to a different center)
12:30 – Explore Jinli Old Street and cool areas near by – wander around and try the food!
15:30 – Go local with a Tai Chi lesson in a park
17:00 – Head to the airport to catch our flight back and have dinner at airport
21:00 – Flight departs for Shanghai
Included – On site private bus with A/C, insured
Not included – Flights to/from Chengdu
Shanghai Pudong (T1) – Chengdu (T2) – China Eastern Airlines MU5417
Friday, November 16 – 21:00 – 00:35
Or arrive by 21:00.
Chengdu (T2) – Shanghai Pudong – Air China CA1950
Sunday, November 18– 21:00 -23:50
Or depart at or after 21:00.
Est. Round Trip Price: 3500 RMB incl tax
Please book your flights. It’s really easy with www.ctrip.com! They even have an app. (If you need help booking your flights, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. Our agent will contact you within 24 hours of registration.)
*You can arrive earlier and meet us at the airport at the time that the recommended flight arrives, and you can leave on any flight at or after the suggested flight departure time, otherwise you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Included –2 nights – Clean double occupancy rooms (with towels) included in price. These will be booked on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 175 RMB per person per night, first come first serve. (We can help you find someone to share if needed. However, if there is an uneven number of travelers, the single occupancy fee may apply. Pairings are distributed on a first come first serve basis.)
The hotel (or similar standard):
Included – Breakfasts
Not included – Lunches & Dinners
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 1,499 RMB or 1,699 RMB if booked after November 1.
Book by September 22 and get a special price of 1299 RMB!
Deposit: 400 RMB (included in price)
*Full payment due November 1 . (Registration will be open after this date.)
Accommodation (double occupancy), 3 day onsite transportation as indicated, entrance tickets to the Leshan Buddha, Panda Center, Historical JinLi Street, Tai Chi lesson, insurance, driver allowance, breakfasts, hutongs, English / Chinese speaking guide, coupons, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Flight tickets, meals (lunch, dinner), drinks, optional activities (Sichuan Opera ~ 150 RMB), other personal expenses
Taking a photo with a panda:
Not included – If you would like to take a pic with a panda, the price is 1,800 RMB plus transportation, which is around 600 RMB. To be paid onsite. From time to time, visitors are not permitted to take photos with the pandas. If this should be the case, you will not have to pay the extra fees, and you will be notified beforehand.
PASSPORT, camera/GoPro, walking shoes, small day pack, jacket, toiletries
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities along with a copy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
If the traveler decides to cancel, s/he can get refund of the deposit (a small cancellation fee may apply) up to November 1 and no refund after that. The schedule, accommodation, and transportation may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery