Meal(s) Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodations: The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy an American-style buffet breakfast at your leisure during the early morning hours.
Chengdu Panda Visit
See how dedicated scientists are devoted to the preservation of endangered pandas at China's premier institution—the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Your private tour includes a peek at the natural habitats that have been recreated for the pandas. Watch a dozen or more big and little pandas at play in their park-like enclosures!
Lunch at a Local Sichuan Hot Pot Restaurant
Create your own variety of Chinese stew! Start with the stock that simmers in a metal pot at the center of the dining table. Choose the ingredients you want and put them into the pot—and watch them cook right there at the table! Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood, and they are usually eaten with a dipping sauce.
Afternoon on Your Own in Chengdu
The afternoon is yours to enjoy the hotel's amenities or explore Chengdu's many attractions and fabulous restaurants on your own. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions.
On Your Own Dinner in Chengdu
Choose from a variety of delicious eateries—maybe even one you found for yourself during this afternoon's exploration of Chengdu! If you want help picking the right one for you and your family, ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.
Sichuan Opera – Face Changing Performance
Delight in an evening of fun when you see the classic Chinese art form of face changing at the Sichuan Opera! This remarkable performance provides a variety of entertainment, including amusing acrobatic stunts, music and puppetry—and culminates with the amazing, classic face changing act that has to be seen to be believed!