Chengdu Panda Volunteer Tour for Family with teenagers
A 4-day family tour to Chengdu, the hometown of giant panda, which is becoming a hot destination especially for family tours in China, because of its really tasty and unique food, for example the Hot Pot, and a flavor of slow-pace life, and the spots of World Cultural Heritages and World Natural Heritages. Volunteer work in a Giant Panda base is super family-friendly and offers you and your kids a lot of unique experience and memory.
Best for: Expats, Family
Duration: 4 days & 5 night
Travel Type: Private tour - Flexible & Free to customize
• Experiment an authentic and local market with kids.
• Have hot pot for dinner with a lot of fun.
• Enjoy family time by playing Mahjong together.
• Being volunteers to work for adorable giant panda.
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Arrive in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province which is a famous historical and cultural city with a history over 3,000 years. Your private tour guide will greet you at the exit of airport/rail station, holding a welcome name board. Later enjoy a private transfer to your family friendly hotel. Enjoy the rest of this day on your own.
This morning you will visit a local wet market to see how local people buy their everyday foods and how they bargain. Your family will have a chance to learn how to make spring-roll or wonton in the market, and taste some very local fruits. Believe that it will be unique memory of your family trip. Lunch is prepared at a local restaurant with some popular Sichuan dishes. Sichuan dishes are always with chilies so let your tour guide know if you are not good with spicy food.
In the afternoon, you will visit Renmin Park, and sip a cup of tea at a local tea house. Have a feel of local people’s slow-paced life style and get to know some Chinese tea culture from here. With a further interest, learn how to play Mahjong from your tour guide. Parents and kids may get fun in playing mahjong together. After that, have a relaxing stroll through Kuanzhai Alleys where consist of three parallel Chinese old-style alleys. This is also a good place you can find many local snacks. Afterwards, go to the Panda Post, select some panda postcards and write down sweet words before sending them to your family and friend (own expense).
We will arrange Sichuan Hot Pot for your dinner.
Sichuan Hot Pot is specially loved by Chinese people. 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. Having hot pot together brings family a lot of fun.
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.
Meals: B, L, D
It takes about 3 hours for us to drive from Chengdu to Wolong Panda Research Center today. En route, stop for a visit of 2008 Earthquake Memorial Site. During the catastrophic earthquake in 2008, countless lives were lost, while the original site of Wolong Panda Base was largely ruined too. A new panda base at Shenshuping had been built and finally completed in 2016. The most distinctive part of this panda base is the Panda Kindergartens, where you will see 1-2-year old pandas living and playing there.
After checking hotel near the Wolong Shenshuping Panda Base, we will firstly take a hike in Dengsheng Valley to explore the primitive habitat of giant pandas and savor the serene nature. The hiking trail of Dengsheng Valley is around 5km, along the original natural scenery. The Giant Panda Wilding Training Area and Releasing to Wildness Area of the Wolong Panda Base are close to Dengsheng Valley, so if you are lucky enough, you may encounter wild giant panda in this region.
Meals: B, L, D
Today you will join in the volunteer work, to be caring panda keepers to take part in various activities for numerous panda experience. This work is super family-friendly and offers you and your kids a lot of unique experience. Take good care of these lovely creatures by making for them the yummy and nutrient cakes, feed them in person, tiding up their rooms. Besides, watch panda movies to get to know them much better. It will be a busy today, but still you will have much time to observe them closely. What a wonderful memory will be for your family!
After the work at Wolong Panda Base, take your private ride back Chengdu.
Kindly Notes: The activity of holding a panda to take photos is not available currently. You may consult with your tour advisor at Easy Tour China for further information.
Meals: B, L