Be ready in your hotel lobby at 9am, where your dedicated guide will meet you. Board a comfortable tour vehicle and set off for the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, just under 30 minutes away. Relax on the journey and take the opportunity to ask any questions about the area.
Once you arrive, you'll take a walk through the bamboo-forested landscape that is home to the research base's panda enclosures. Learn how the panda base is a leader in research, conservation, rehabilitation, and educational tourism. See the resident pandas playing, napping, and munching bamboo in their enclosures. You'll be visiting in the morning, when the pandas are most active.
Finish up at the panda base and head back to downtown Chengdu to explore some of the city's ancient streets. Take in the atmosphere of traditional culture and the slow pace of life, then find a street vendor to purchase your lunch. On nearby Jinli Ancient Street, you can shop for more snacks and classic Chinese souvenirs. Your guide will accompany you to get the best deals and recommend types of street snacks to try.
Around 5pm, you'll be dropped off back at your hotel.