Nestled in the south west of China, encased by the Himalayan foothills, the city of Chengdu is famed for its Panda Breeding Base. But it’s not just the pandas that will capture your heart here in Chengdu. This city is something special and you’ll find real truth in the local saying that once you arrive, you never want to leave.
Chengdu has managed to retain a charming thread of small-town spirit despite Its phenomenal growth. Much like the pandas the residents here enjoy a laid-back attitude, take delight in culinary pleasures and have an amicable nature. But innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit are at the essence of the culture here too which is displayed via the younger generations, eager to speak English and connect with visitors.
While touring through Chengdu, there’ll be no end of invitations to try the spicy local specialities, watch a traditional Chinese opera or sample the regions exquisite, centuries old green tea. Whether you’d like to explore the Sichuan cuisine in more detail, learn more about the city’s panda breeding program or meander through ancient temples and teahouses, let’s get you started.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Suzanne, who's travelled extensively in China. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the guides who can take you to The Great Wall’s quietest spots, the villagers who can show you how to create your own lucky clay cat and the cooks who can rustle you up breakfast pancakes, Shanghai-style.
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