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Panda Weekend

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Pandas Buddhist Site Beautiful Scenery
Pandas Buddhist Site Beautiful Scenery

See the adorable Giant Pandas on the ultimate long weekend in China

5 days from £

1832

Arguably the world’s best-loved endangered species, the Panda is a symbol of conservation efforts worldwide. This short break takes visitors to one of the Sichuan’s leading panda conservation centres, and offers the opportunity to get involved in some of the work involved in caring for these endearing creatures.

Based in the regional capital of Chengdu, the tour also visits several other fascinating locations in the area, including the Giant Buddha of Leshan. This is the ultimate long weekend, leaving on a Thursday evening and returning early on a Monday morning.


Panda Conservation Work £100pp
£20 is donated to the WWF to support their essential conservation work

A unique chance to spend a short time supporting the Panda Conservation Centre’s work in protecting these endangered creatures. Involvement may include:

Helping to feed the pandas fresh bamboo and natural foods
Lending a hand with washing the pandas with cool water (during main summer months only)
Assisting with the cleaning of the enclosure to give the pandas a clean and comfortable place


 

Tour map

Included in the price

  • international airfares from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways
  • meals as indicated with B,L,D
  • visa fees for UK passport holders
  • itinerary as described, with local guides
  • entrance fees for included visits

Dates and Prices

Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  

*Date coincides with a School or Bank Holiday

Tour departs Thursday evening and and returns Monday morning

  • International airfares from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways
  • Call for flights from Manchester
  • Flight upgrades available on request
  • Single room option from £65
  • Standard Private Tour from £200pp extra
  • Tipping payable locally US$15pp

Day 1-2: Fly to Chengdu

Evening departure to Chengdu, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3: Grand Buddha of Leshan

Travel to Leshan and take a short boat trip to see the Grand Buddha. Later, visit the old town of Huanglongxi. Return to Chengdu for a Sichuanese meal. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Panda Conservation Centre

Visit the Panda Reserve to see the Pandas being reared in woodland surroundings. Visit the ancient World Heritage Dujiangyan Irrigation project. Return to Chengdu Airport for your evening flight to the UK. (B,L)

Day 5: Early morning UK arrival

Arrive in London at 7:20 am. (Flight schedules subject to change.)

Dates and Prices

Depart UK Arrive UK Price pp from Special Offer Save  

*Date coincides with a School or Bank Holiday

Tour departs Thursday evening and and returns Monday morning

  • International airfares from London Heathrow with Etihad Airways
  • Call for flights from Manchester
  • Flight upgrades available on request
  • Single room option from £65
  • Standard Private Tour from £200pp extra
  • Tipping payable locally US$15pp

Nine Villages Valley 6D/5N

Nine Villages Valley 6D/5N

    The Nine Villages Valley, a true gem of the Sichuan Province, features mountains, crystal clear lakes, lush green forests as well as an abundance of flora and fauna.

    Day 1: Overnight in Chengdu
    After visiting the Panda Conservation Centre, overnight in Chengdu.

    Day 2: Nine Villages Valley
    Fly to Jiuzhaigou and enjoy leisure time. (B)

    Day 3: Nine Villages Valley
    Explore the Nine Villages Valley. (B)

    Day 4: Huanglong Temple and Viewpoint
    Visit to the Huanglong Temple and beautiful, natural surrounding area. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Chengdu. (B)

    Day 5: Chengdu – UK
    Morning visit to Chengdu’s famous Wide and Narrow Alley. Later transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

    Day 6: Early morning arrival in UK
    Arrive in London at 7:20am.

    (Flight schedules subject to change.)

    Price from £ 940pp

    Other Supplement from:

    • Single room option from £160pp
    • Tipping payable locally US$20pp

Dinosaur Discovery Extension - 4D/3N

Dinosaur Discovery Extension - 4D/3N

    One of the world’s most important discoveries of complete dinosaur skeletons is located in the Sichuan Province, just 100 miles from Chengdu.

    Day 1: Overnight in Chengdu
    After visiting the Panda Conservation Centre, overnight in Chengdu.

    Day 2: Zigong Dinosaur Museum
    Drive to Zigong to see the excavation sites. Stay overnight. (B,L)

    Day 3: Zigong Salt Museum – Chengdu
    Visit the Zigong Salt Museum. Later return to Chengdu, for your evening flight back to the UK. (B,L)

    Day 4: Early morning arrival in the UK
    Arrive in London at 7:20am.

    Price from £ 590pp

    Other Supplement from:

    • Single room option from £40pp
    • Tipping payable locally US$10pp

This document is designed to be read in conjunction with the other pre-departure information provided by Wendy Wu Tours including the tour itinerary as described in our brochure and/or website. It aims to provide a straightforward description of the physical activities involved in sightseeing or travelling during the tour.

If there are any particular challenges, from the length of time spent on your feet, the length of drives and flights, to the standard of remote accommodation for our more adventurous tours; they will be explained here.

All passengers must read this document to ensure the itinerary is suitable for their interests and physical capabilities. This is not your final itinerary and therefore does not mention all the sites visited. The order of sightseeing is subject to change.

Panda Weekend
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