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Private Panda Tour with Cooking Class One-day Trip provided by Chilli Cool China

Private Panda Tour with Cooking Class One-day Trip

Private Panda Tour with Cooking Class One-day Trip
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
10h
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 58228P19
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch(Vegetarian friendly),dinner
  • 3 dishes cooking class
  • Hotel pickup/Dropoff(In the second ring road of Chengdu)
  • Special Gift
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up at your Chengdu hotel (location in second ring)
  • Renmin Middle Road Section 3, Ren Min Zhong Lu San Duan, Qing Yang Qu, Cheng Du Shi, Si Chuan Sheng, China We can meet you at the starting point: Wenshu monstery metro station exit k(文殊院地铁站K口).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 1 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Lunch(Vegetarian friendly),dinner
  • 3 dishes cooking class
  • Hotel pickup/Dropoff(In the second ring road of Chengdu)
  • Special Gift
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up at your Chengdu hotel (location in second ring)
  • Renmin Middle Road Section 3, Ren Min Zhong Lu San Duan, Qing Yang Qu, Cheng Du Shi, Si Chuan Sheng, China We can meet you at the starting point: Wenshu monstery metro station exit k(文殊院地铁站K口).
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 1 years
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
8 reviews
Excellent
7
Very good
0
Average
1
Poor
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Terrible
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Darrell
Massillon, OH38 contributions
My wife and I did the one day panda + cooking class. The panda base is meant to be pretty easy to get to yourself but for not much more money you have a guide to show you around, answer questions, and take you through a great route of the park instead of constantly checking the map :)

After the pandas we had a super filling and yummy lunch at the Buddhist nunnery. Unfortunately the head monk was off so we missed their normal ceremony but the meal was great. Tea at a local tea house after.

Then the actual cooking class bit starts! Weet up with others that were just doing this part. Walking through the market to smell and taste little bits. We each got a personal mission to do - ordering something or finding something. Great fun. Then more tea, and the actual cooking! Bit of chopping, explaining ingredients, and frying it all up to make three dishes that we shared after. Fun comparing yours to others and the chef's! I think we beat him on one :)

Our guide Ocean was really good too. Super cheery and helpful! With us the whole day.

Overall really fun outing. Even a little gift at the end. Well recommended.
Written November 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Darrel, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool panda plus cooking class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Ocean also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written November 3, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ailin2885
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Oct 2019
My friend and I had a fun and relaxing day out with our guide, Ocean! Thank you :)

The pandas were adorable and Ocean was always able to find us the best viewing spot. We then had some local Sichuan snacks and noodles while enjoying some tea. It would have been better to have more time to sit and chat but we had a meal to prepare. The market tour was interesting and Ocean introduced us to all the different vegetables, meat and spices that are available. And to top off the day, we made an amazing meal!

I would definitely recommend this tour with Chilli Cool China!
Written November 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Friend, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool panda and Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Ocean also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written November 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darryl R
Orinda9 contributions
Oct 2019
Our guide was "Ocean." She was engaging, very knowledgeable, and speaks excellent English. She knew everything about the Pandas. She took us to the nunnery for a fascinating vegetarian lunch with the nuns. She took us on a tour of a local produce market and explained it all to us. At the cooking school we made dumplings from scratch. A wonderful experience!
Written October 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Friend, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool Cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Ocean also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written October 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

O B
14 contributions
It is a shame to leave a 3-star review, especially when the guide was very friendly, but weighing everything up this is what we think it’s worth.

The pluses:

- Super friendly and attentive guide
- Overall enjoyable day
- Fun gift at the end

The minuses:

- Value: all activities except the panda base and cooking course would’ve been extremely cheap to arrange yourself compared to the premium you pay through the tour. You don’t save money by doing multiple activities in one tour.

- We were asked beforehand if we would mind if 2 people joined the cooking course part of the tour (making it non private). We did not mind this at all, except for the fact that we ended up having to share a wok, basically cooking half the dishes each. There should’ve been a wok per person.

- In general the cooking course is very basic. The chef did not speak English so there was hardly any explanation of the dishes and a lot of the chopping and grinding had been done for us.

-private car in the description is just a taxi, most of the tour is walking (which is fine, but don’t expect to be driven to places by your guide).

Tips for the organisers:

- Lower the price, or improve the quality of the first half of the tour.
- The cooking course can be improved. The market visit is fun, but the cooking part is very limited for people that know how to cook. Perhaps some information about Szechuan cooking, letting the people do more of the cooking and offering a variety of dishes to choose from. (From the many cooking courses we’ve done, this should definitely be achievable for that price).
Written May 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, Dear Obaas. We are so grateful you write this sincere review to us and we're really sorry for the conveniences and deficiencies of this tour that may cause you some discomforts. We don't mean to make you feel that way on purpose.Thank you for booking the tour and spend the day with our tour guide. Thank you for letting other 2 people join your private tour as well. This whole day tour include a lot of expenditures. Our Cooking Class is hosting in an authentic local Chinese restaurant and the chef is a professional chef who has been working in this restaurant for a long time, he has the simple way to teach people how to cook the typical Sichuan dishes . It might not be a big challenge for people who cook a lot at home , but it is the real way to cook good Sichuan Food , and we also offer some high level cooking class, such as Dan Dan Noodles, even Hot-Pot Cooking Class for people who want to learn the fabulous dishes. We are really appreciate it that you give us the useful suggestions both in the panda and the cooking parts. Thanks for your kindly advice and it will help us a lot to do a better job. Hope you can visit China again to witness the transformation,the better us. Hope your day is going great! Best regards! Chilli Cool China
Written June 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James W
Austin, TX3 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
I had a great time with Lance getting to see the pandas, be sure to find the cute little red ones. We then had lunch at a temple, checked out the local market, and went back to the Chilli Cool to cook an amazing meal. The cooking portion was great and easy to follow the steps.
Written May 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Nate, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool panda+cooking class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us.Lance also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written June 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Teerarat N
Chengdu, China5 contributions
My partner and I had a great time visiting the panda breeding base and cooking Sichuan cuisine. The agents in charge are knowledgeable about Chengdu. Both of them are attentive and have pleasant personalities which made us feel relaxed and have an enjoyable day. In short, the whole trip was educational, insightful and engaging, and it was worth it.

Thank you so much for this wonderful experience, Chilli Cool China.

You guys are amazing, Thanks a lot for all your help, Lance Zhou and Hazel Chen! 👍
Written April 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear teeran, Thanks for giving us this wonderful review on Chilli Cool panda +cooking Class. It's so kind of you! We are so appreciate it you gave this review to us. Lance and Hazel also had a good time with you guys. Please visit Chengdu again and contact us. Have a nice day! With best wishes! Chilli Cool China
Written May 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

1001-tastes
Mexico139 contributions
We booked the Panda and Cooking Class experience with them. In short: We had an amazing day and highly recommend you to book your trips with this company (group size: max. 6 people, we were just the two of us).
In long: Our day started with the pick up at the hostel at 7:30 am (you must go early because the pandas get feed in the early morning and afterwards they fall asleep). Winter, our guide (his English is really good) welcomed us and explained the day itinerary. The driver took us then to the Panda Research Base. We spent like 2.5h to 3h there. We saw baby pandas (100g+), younglings (30-50kg) and adult pandas (150kg). Winter provided us with a lot of information about the pandas and guided us through the park. After the Panda Research Base, we drove back to town. Winter showed us there a fantastic bakery because we told him, that we like sweets. Then we went for lunch in a nunnery. This alone was a remarkable experience because usually there is a lot of noise and leftovers in Chinese restaurants. In here, none! The nuns even remind you to eat up. Our next stop was a traditional tea house. There we had some great tea and talk with Winter about the Chinese culture. After that we went to the local food market. He showed us there some local vegetables and stuff. We also tried some spices and made some dumplings there (we ate those after the cooking class). Then we went to the restaurant. The chef showed us there how to prepare tofu, pork belly, and eggplants Sichuan style. Winter translated between the chef and us. After the class we ate together and received a very useful gift. Winter also helped us in a personal matter after everything and organized us a taxi back to the hostel. As mentioned above we had a perfect day. We can highly recommend Winter and his company. We definitely will book another experience package by them if we return to Chengdu. Thanks again for the great day and all the insights in Chinese culture!
Written June 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We're so appreciate it you give us this amazing review on Chilli Cool Panda+ Cooking Class ! Winter also had a good time with you guys. We're so glad you like those cute pandas, our national treasure and the Cooking Class. please visit us again when you come back gain.We can show more interesting thing about Chinese Culture. Thanks again and have a nice day! Best regards Chilli Cool China
Written June 15, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juschaffer
Barcelona, Spain61 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
This tour was the big highlight in my trip to China. Everything was perfect!
Starting with the pickup in the hotel right on time, the visit to the Panda breading center was fantastic because the driver new exactly were to go without loose to much time inside the park that is really big.
After we had lunch in a nunnery, what was a great cultural experience.
The visit to the market and the cooking class were really fun, I learned much more than i expected, and all the food was great.
A chapter apart was Ocean my sweet chinese guide, she is incredible!!! With perfect english and extremelly knowledgeable about everything related with chinese culture , traditions and of course food. In the market she explained about all the products and had patience to help me shop for chinese products. A real sunshine!!
I would like to go back to Chengdu just to make this class again and again!
Written February 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for your great review! We are so glad you had good time with us !
Written March 12, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Chilli Cool China
Darujack
Darujack
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Cheng-Do This Cooking Class!
My friend David and I decided to take this class on the recommendation of a friend, and we were not disappointed.
Spiffytee
Spiffytee
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Hot pot extravaganza
We did the half day Chendu Back Alley Foodie tour. Lance was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about differe
436antoinek
436antoinek
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A great day in Chengdu
Really good time. My guide, Ocean, was super nice and knowledgeable. Made my short trip in Chengdu much better than
alice6733
alice6733
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BEST food I had in China
This was one of my favorite experiences during my month long tour in China. It was so fun to explore the food marke
EmilyKluge
EmilyKluge
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Lots of fun, delicious food and friendly faces!
I had a great experience cooking at Chilli Cool. Lance is fantastic at hosting cooking classes at the Chilli Cool
dominiques317
dominiques317
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An amazing afternoon exploring & cooking
My partner and I booked this tour due to the great reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed. Lance picked
Michael F
Michael F
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Amazing experience
The excursion to the local spice market in a small group was a great experience and cooking together was great fun.
lucywindall
lucywindall
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Had a great afternoon with Lance!!
Had a really nice afternoon chatting and cooking with Lance. Really enjoyed the tour - he was very informative, and
azitant
azitant
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A great way to end my trip in Chengdu
I had a lot of fun at my half day cooking class with Lance. His English is amazing and he was very welcoming. It wa
ChrissyTin
ChrissyTin
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Getting to know Chengdu with Lance and ChillyCool
We had an amazing time cooking with Lance! He was our guide and explained anything we wanted to know. Best way to g
robbieo659
robbieo659
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Market tour and cooking class
Lance was an amazing guide! And his English was impeccable. They maintain an amazing cooking center and lounge next
meganmE4870VG
meganmE4870VG
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Perfect half day activity
My partner and I did a half day cooking class here with translator and guide Lance. This was the perfect activity t
Jossmurph
Jossmurph
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Great cooking class!
We had a blast touring the spice market and cooking some really yummy foods. Lance was a great leader and would do
Dustyscoop
Dustyscoop
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Unique experience
My two kids and I had a great time on this tour and cooking class. The spice market was really cool, we got to try
Bmac829
Bmac829
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This is what TripAdviser is meant for
I just completed a two and a half week trip around China. This was certainly the most memorable part. Our guide Haz
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