Overview

It is one of life’s pure joys that eating a wide spectrum of foods and snacks and savoring up the cuisine culture in Chengdu, China. On the 4-day Chengdu food tour, crafted perfectly for foodies, you’ll travel to this city of gastronomy in China, discovering the most popular street snacks, sampling Sichuan cuisine with spicy flavors, drinking local-produced tea and beer, and learning cooking Chinese foods. On this trip, you’ll also explore local highlights, meeting with giant pandas!

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Day

Head for Chengdu by flight or high speed rail. Be met and greeted by our guide and driver, then transfer with a private vehicle to your hotel in downtown Chengdu. For the rest of the day, you may explore the city on your own pace. Chengdu is a convenient modern city, yet rich in historical and cultural sites, as well as hundreds-old traditions. Chengdu cuisine is part of the Sichuan Cuisine, one of the top eight cuisines in China, which is rich in food materials and featuring various flavors, not ony the spicy.

OPTIONAL CHENGDU EVENING FOOD TOUR

  • Local Noodles (Start time daily at 6:30pm) – there are a variety of Chinese noodles to taste.
  • Boutique Bar (Start time daily at 4 pm/6:30pm) – join the locals to have fun, drinking beer or a glass of red wine at a bar.

This morning you will go to Chengdu Panda Breeding Center to visit giant pandas, one of the most adorable and rarest creatures in the world. There’s chance that you can see the baby panda taken care in the nursing room. Kid pandas play together on the grassland or in the tree, or they would stay with their mothers. After the visit, you will visit a traditional wet market nearby to see local people buy their everyday foods and how they bargin. You will have chance to learn spring-roll or wonton making. Lunch is prepared at a local restaurant with some popular Sichuan dishes, and supposed to stir up your appetit.

In the afternoon, you will visit Renmin Park, and sip a cup of tea at a tea house. Experience local people’s slow-paced life style and learn some Chinese tea culture. After that, have a relaxing stroll through Kuanzhai Alleys, consist of three parallel Chinese old-style alleys. This is also a good place you can find many local snacks. We will arrange Sichuan Hot Pot for your dinner.

Sichuan Hot Pot is a winter favorite in Sichuan, and a very special treat in summer. The ingredients for hot pots are mainly beef, mutton, seafood, tofu, meat balls and vegetables. The boiling stock of Cantonese hotpot is light in taste, while the Sichuan hotpot features hot and spicy stock to enhance the flavor of the meat and vegetables. Diners choose their own selection of meat and vegetables and dip them into the boiling pot at their table.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Sichuan Opera or Chuan Opera is a type of local Chinese opera mainly prevailing in Southwestern China's Sichuan province around 1700, with facing changing tricks.

Meal: B, L, D

Visit Panda Base

After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Pixian County, west of Chengdu City. It is world's only living museum with the culture of cuisine on display, where you will learn the history of Sichuan cuisine and discover a lot of ancient cooking utensils at the oddly-looking kitchen. Besides, you will taste some of the famous Sichuan snacks and the local-brew wines at the “food street”.

The cooking class will be arranged in the museum. The chef will demonstate the fabulous skills of cutting and cooking. Then you will learn & cook some classic Sichuan dishes, and exchange cooking experience and knowledge with expert cook.

Afternoon will leisure on your own arrangement.

  Suggestions for Your Leisure Time  

  • Jinli Old Street – the most popular vintage street in Chengdu with laid back ambience, and charming especially at night when the lanterns are lighted.
  • Jiuyan Bridge Bar Street – Situated near the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Jiuyan Bridge is a famous street of bars. There are hundreds of bars here with different styles and sizes.

Meal: B, L

Chengdu Street Snacks

Enjoy your last minute eating and sightseeing in Chengdu, before transferring to airport /railway station, and move to your next destination. Your 4 days Chengdu food tour ends.

If your time permits, you can consider below optional tour before departure.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIY

  • Leshan Giant Buddha - the largest stone-carved Buddha sculpture in the world, about 71 meters high and 24 meters wide.

Meal: B

Extend the Tour

Beijing: the dynasty capital of China, possessing numerous historical sites and ancient marvels. Add 3-4 days for local foods and world heritages: the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace

Zhangjiajie: a UNESCO world natural heritage site, it boasts the most striking mountain landscape. Extend your Chengdu tour to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie Glass BridgeHallelujah Mountain.

Hangzhou: a cultural city with beautiful landscape and ultimate modern convenience. Trip to Hangzhou to discover Hangzhou CuisineWest Lake, Wuzhen Water Town, Longjing Tea Farmunmanned supermarket.

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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