The homeland of giant pandas
Join one of our Chengdu Tours
The capital of land-locked Sichuan Province in China’s southwest, Chengdu has a well-earned reputation for its relaxed lifestyle, slower pace, and of course, for its most famous residents, the world’s largest population of giant pandas. Chengdu is hot, humid, and busy with local tourists in summer, and while temperatures drop to single digits in cooler months, there is always a warm welcome, the finest tea, and a traditional Sichuan hotpot to enjoy.
Here’s what you can expect to uncover on a Chengdu tour. Visit Chinese national treasures at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding or visit Dujiangyan Panda Base. Take in the region’s traditional food with a walk along Jinli Street, and spend time admiring the world’s largest stone Buddha statue and picturesque Jiuzhaigou, a pristine natural reserve where traditional local villages with Tibetan and Qiang minorities still exist, virtually as they always have.
Chinese Name: Chengdu
Chinese Pinyin: Běi Jīng
English IPA: /’bei’dʒiŋ/
Population: 21.148 million
Language: Mandarin & Beijing Dialect
Tel Code: 010
Zip Code: 100000
Time Zone: (UTC+8)
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The Great Wall
Take in the magnitude of the Great Wall stretching more than 20,000 kilometers west of the mountain ridges north of Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the wall, unique for its military watchtowers, now provides travelers with the same incredible views across the mountains outside Beijing as it did for guards of old.
Temple of Heaven
Grandeur for good could be the theme of the Temple of Heaven, a royal site used by emperors to worship heaven for a good harvest and prosperity of the country. The site covers an area four times the size of the Forbidden City. Watch locals as they practice Tai Chi, sing and dance to water calligraphy.
Wonder at the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China found at the Summer Palace. Located approximately 15 kilometers north west of the city center, the Summer Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, first built in 1153. The palace garden was the summer retreat for emperors, concubines and, most notably, the Empress Dowager Cixi.
Feel the beat of Tiananmen Square, the political heart of China and a symbol of national spirit. The world’s largest city square covers an impressive 44 hectares.
Take a peek into the glorious court life of feudal society in China exploring the Forbidden City, which served for over five centuries as the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Magnificent royal architecture clusters and imperial culture now serve as the Beijing Palace Museum, housing a collection of over one million precious relics.
Experience both old and new China as expressed in the Wudaoying hutong, where traditional courtyard residences mix with emerging chic restaurants, cafes and boutique shops.
Chengdu Multi-Day Tours
Curious about what’s in and around Chengdu? We get it! While Chengdu is home to pandas and spicy hot pots, there is so much more to this city and surrounds. And we’re here to prove it with our Chengdu multi-day tours. With a focus on showcasing the incredibly beautiful natural assets of this region of the Sichuan Province, you’ll love the opportunity to get up close with natural wonders like Mount Qingcheng, remarkable Jiuzhaigou, and Huanglong. But don’t take our word for it. Book a Chengdu multi-day tour and discover it for yourself! Remember every one of our tours can be incorporated with other travel you have planned in China. Simply let us know when making your booking and we’ll take care of every detail.
Chengdu – Jiuzhaigou Natural Wonders 2N3D Tour
Open up to a different China when you launch this natural wonder adventure from Chengdu. Over three days and two nights you’ll have the chance to explore the highlights of Jiuzhaigou National Park……
Chengdu 2N3D Tour
This tour provides an unrivalled experience with the amazing Giant Pandas. Gain an appreciation of how they live and what is being done to conserve pandas and their habitat. Absorb the rich history, food and ancient sights of Sichuan.
Chengdu 4N5D Tour
This tour provides an unrivalled experience with the amazing Giant Pandas. Gain an appreciation of how they live and what is being done to conserve pandas and their habitat. Absorb the rich history, food, ancient sights and religious complexity of the region.
Chengdu Snapshot 3N4D Tour
Providing the opportunity to experience the essence Chengdu, one of China’s friendliest cities, this four day tour has a relaxed, easygoing pace. Start your adventure with a half day visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas.
China Tours from Chengdu
Start your adventure on one of our China tours from Chengdu. Apart from the natural beauty to be found in the region, there is much to be said for launching your exploration here. Often described as the gateway to Tibet, Chengdu provides easy access to Yunnan with its Miao minorities, Tibet, and Zhangjiajie. With that in mind, we’ve created this selection of China tours from Chengdu for the traveler wanting something extra special. Book as a private tour and add it to any other small group or custom travel arrangements made with us.
6 Days Chengdu and Xian Adventure
Commence your time in Chengdu where you’ll have the most wonderful experience with the amazing Giant Pandas by visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
6 Days Chengdu and Yangtze River Encounter
Journey to Chengdu for a special adventure working as a panda keeper, then cruise the Yangtze River in style.
8 Days Scenic China – Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie
Awaken your love of all things natural when you take this scenic 8 day tour visiting Chengdu, Guilin, and Zhangjiajie.
12 Days Chengdu, Guizhou + Authentic Yunnan Minorities Experience
Looking for a travel experience that takes you beyond a routine bucket list package? Find it when you venture on this journey to enrichment that includes numerous opportunities to make treasured travel memories.