OVERVIEW

Panda Explore from Beijing to Shanghai is ideal for those who would like work as volunteer in the pander base to help pandas while exploring the diversity of China.

ITINERARY

Day 1Beijing Arrival Transfer

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of P.R.China. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Beijing hotel. 

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing

Day 2Beijing Mutianyu Great Day Tour

Today you will take 2-hour ride to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, whihc was built 600 years ago in early Ming Dynasty. You can choose walk up or take cable car up, and view the imposing ancient Chinese military construction.

Lunch is included at local restaurant before moving back to Beijing hotel.

Transport: Private vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Beijing to Xi'an by bullet train after The Forbidden City tour

You will visit the biggest city square in the world, the Tian'anmen Square. Then walk to the Forbidden City, the biggest palace in the world. Explore the main buildings with a local guide in the palace. Then you will catch 5-hour bullet train to Xian after included lunch. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel. 

Transport: Private vehicle + Bullet train
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4Xi'an: Terra Cotta Warriors, Old City Wall and Muslim Quarter

This morning you will take the fantastic tour to Terra-cotta warriors that is one-hour car ride from Xian. There are 4 exhibition halls presenting various warriors and horses that were make 2200 years ago, and each warrior has unique face.

This afternoon you will move to visit the 14-km old city wall in Xi'an, which was built in Ming Dynasty and still well preserved. You can walk, or ride bike on the wall to view the old city and modern city in and out of the city wall. 

Later, you will visit the Muslim Quarter in the city center, which is situated near Bell and Drum Tower. There are shops, snack stands, market, and restaurants in this area, and it is nice to view the bustling street here.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Xi'an
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5Xi'an to Chengdu by bullet train, explore Kuaizhai Alleys & Qingyang Temple

Take 3-hour bullet train this morning to Chengdu. Upon arrival, you will explore the Kuaizhai Alleys, Qingyang Temple in the afternoon. The yummy hot pot is a well-known meal in Chengdu, so taste the hot pot for dinner! You can choose the Sichuan opera performance this evening to learn Chinese traditional drama culture.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Bullet Train
Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Chengdu to Wolong or Dujiangyan Panda Base, Volunteer

Today you will take 2-hour car ride to Wolong or Dujiangyan Panda Base to attend the Panda Volunteer work at the base. It takes about 6-7 hours to prepare panda food, clean the cage and watch the documentary film etc.

Afterwards you will be transferred back to your Chengdu hotel.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7Chengdu: Panda Base, Wenshu Temple, Jinshan Museum

Today you will visit Chengdu Panda Base in the morning to view the cute panda feeding. Afterwards you will head to Wenshu Temple or Qingyang Temple in Chengdu depengding on your interest, one is Buddhism Temple, other one is Taosim Temple. 

Later you will visit the Jinsha Musuem that is a wonderful ruin museum to exhibit the bronze culture in the histiory in Chengdu.

Taste the yummy Hot Pot dinner tonight, and try to eat some local snacks as Sichuan Cuisine is renown for all sorts of snacks, dishes and hot pot.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Chengdu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Chengdu to Shanghai by flight

Fly to Shanghai from Chengdu, enjoy acrobatic show this evening in Shanghai.

Transport: Private Vehicle + Flight
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9Shanghai City Tour

City explore in Shanghai today with a local guide, you will visit the Bund that is riverfront of the Huangpu River, Yuyuan Garden that is an old pretty garden, Xintiandi that is former French Colony, and Jade Buddha Temple etc. 

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10Shanghai to Zhujiajiao Water Town Day Tour

Today you will take 1.5-hour car ride to Zhujiajiao Water Town that is a typical Southern China water village with well-preserved houses, stage, old bridges, and gardens etc. 

Afterwards you will be transferred back to your Shanghai hotel.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Shanghai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11Departure from Shanghai

Today is departure day, you will be transferred to Shanghai Airport to catch your flight back home, where the wonderful tour concludes.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDED

Group Size: 1--15 people

Travel Season: March to October

Accommodation: 

   4-star hotel & guesthouse in remote area

Transport: Chartered car or bus

Train: Bullet train Beijing/Xi'an/Chengdu (Second Class)

Flights: Chengdu/Shanghai

Meals: Listed in the itinerary

Guide:  English-speaking local guides

Entrance Fees: Sites stated

EXCLUDED

Gratuities

TRIP NOTES

China Visa is required

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