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The ultimate family adventure! Journey from ancient Beijing on this private tour to atmospheric Xian with its enigmatic legions of Terracotta Warriors to reach the charming city of Chengdu, where you will meet its most famous residents – the captivating Giant Pandas.
Our Family Panda Adventure itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Beijing, one of the world’s great ancient capitals and a home to some of the finest remnants of China's imperial past. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. Take a rest at your hotel or start soaking up the local culture. (D)
Head to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall is a masterpiece of restoration makes for easy walking with breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside. On the way back to Beijing, stop to visit Beijing Jade Factory and learn more about one of China’s most symbolic and important materials – Jade. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace in the north of Beijing, built by Emperor Qianglong as a gift to his mother in the 18th century. Stroll along its charming garden before heading back to the city late afternoon. This evening, experience authentic Chinese cuisine with a special Peking Duck dinner. (B,L,D)
This morning, try your hand at making and flying traditional Chinese kites before heading to visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world and among the most well-known historical sites in China. Continue on to the Forbidden city, so called because it was off limits to all but the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties for 500 years. In the afternoon, join a hands-on Chinese painting class before returning to your hotel. This evening, you may wish to join an optional Chinese Acrobat or Kung Fu show. (B,L)
Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven where you can learn Chinese Yoo-Yoo or simply enjoy watching the locals practicing Tai-Chi, dancing and playing cards. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. (B,L)
Spend the morning visiting the Terracotta Army, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, where work is still ongoing to uncover more of these legendary statues. Next, stop by the Terracotta Factory where you will have the chance to sculpt your very own mini Warrior, before cycling along Xian’s ancient city walls. This evening, take in an optional light and fountain show. (B,L,D)
Fly to Chengdu for a three night stay. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is at leisure to relax or start exploring the city. (B,L)
Head to Dujiangyan this morning and visit the Panda Base to see these charismatic animals being reared in wooded surroundings reminiscent of their natural habitat. A world-class research facility and conservation centre, the Panda Centre is also a primary destination to get a closer look at these endangered bears. You may wish to participate in optional panda volunteering and panda handling (ages 12 – 65 only, subject to availability). Later, visit the Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum and experience further how these richly decorative fabrics are created before having the opportunity to purchase a piece yourself. Return to Chengdu where this evening you may wish to join an optional face-changing show. (B,L)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Chengdu where you can relax or further explore. You may wish to take an optional tour to the New Century Global Centre Waterpark (subject to seasonal opening), Happy Valley Chengdu theme park or Chengdu Giant Panda Base. These can be booked and paid for in Chengdu via your local guide. (B)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
The Novotel Peace Hotel is located in Wangfujing area of central Beijing, only a few minutesí? walk to Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. ...Read more
Grand New World Hotel is centrally located within ancient urban Xian, close to its city walls. All 471 rooms have en-suite bathrooms with deep bathtubs, satellite television, a minibar and 24 hour room service. There are two onsite restaurants swerving Chinese and Western delicacies, as well as an indoor pool, spa and coffee shop....Read more
The Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is located a ten minute walk from the centre of Chengdu. All of its air conditioned, en-suite rooms have a safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a flat screen satellite television. There are also complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant featuring Chinese and Korean cuisine. ...Read more
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