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Chengdu Panda Tour and Taste Spicy Hotpot

Chengdu Panda Tour and Taste Spicy Hotpot

By My Panda Tours
Chengdu has long been famous for its adorable pandas, mouth-numbing spicy fiery hotpot. The travelers have an opportunity to get both of them in a half-day tour. The travelers will be guided by the panda experts, who share their passion for the beloved creatures. In lunch, we will try the famous Sichuan hotpot. A big pot filled with hot spicy oil and surrounded by plates of raw meats and vegetables. The pieces of meat and vegetables are sliced very thin and small to cook very quickly. We usually try half spicy and half non-spicy. The non-spicy part is filled with a delicious broth for those who are not a big fan of spicy foods.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 1-99, max of 12 per group
Duration: 7h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: Chinese, English

  • Ticket of Chengdu Panda Base
  • Tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotpot with free beer
  • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
What's not included
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from any hotel within the 3rd ring of Chengdu city. You will be collected an additional fee RMB100 for the hotel located outside the 3rd ring road. You will be collected an additional fee RMB200 for the airport pickup or drop-off. *According to the regulations of the panda base, all private vehicles are not allowed to park at the entrance of the panda base. Visitors are requested to get off at the parking lot and walk about 10 minutes to the entrance gate.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Chengdu, Sichuan, China
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Near public transportation
        • Stroller accessible
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41200P16

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 41200P16

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