After meeting your private guide at your Chengdu hotel, set off on your full-day sightseeing tour of the city's historical, cultural and natural landmarks that you've selected. Depending on your itinerary, youll either walk or travel by taxi, metro or public bus.
For lunch, your guide will recommend a nearby restaurant wherever you are at the time. Feel free to adjust your sightseeing route at any point during the day if you find you want to spend more time at a certain place. You set the pace of your tour and decide how much youd like to do in one day. At the end of the day, your guide returns you to your hotel.
If you want to focus your tour on city attractions, your guide can take you to key monuments such as Wenshu yuan monastery or Wuhou memorial temple. Maybe marvel at the furry residents of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, located 45 minutes outside the city center, or stroll through the peaceful greenery of Peoples Park and stop by a teahouse.
Check out the shopping options in Chengdu by heading to the massive New Century Global Center (reputed to be the world's biggest building), Chunxi Road shopping district or any number of local markets. Sample hot pot in the city where it was invented, or try some tasty street food.
Outside of Chengdu, you can travel to Luodai, Qingcheng Mountain, Huanglongxi Ancient Town or the Leshan Buddha. At Mt Mengding (Mengdingshan), learn all about tea production at a working tea plantation. Or find out what the archaeologists have discovered at Jinsha site museum and Sanxingdui museum.
Sample list of Chengdu sites you can choose to visit:
- Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
- Wenshu yuan monastery
- Kuan-Zhai Lane
- People's Park and teahouse
- Wuhou memorial temple and Jinli Ancient Street
- Variety of markets
- Sichuan Opera
- Du fu cottage
- Luodai ancient town
- Leshan Giant Buddha
- Qingcheng Mountain
- Dujiangyan irrigation system
- Jinsha site museum
- Sanxingdui museum
- Qingyang Palace
- New Century Global Center and Chunxi Road shopping district
- Hot pot and street food eateries
- Bamboo park
- Huanglongxi Ancient Town
- Mt Mengding (Mengdingshan) and tea plantation