Hike and pick tea leaves in the tea mountains,see the Giant Panda and a lovely old town
There's no better place to experience the entire tea-making process than at the origin of tea itself - China!A local farmer will teach you the whole process of making tea, from harvesting to brewing. Your own private guide will not only bring you to the plantation but also act as a translator between you and the farmer.
Bifengxia Reserve is a giant panda breeding facility in Ya'an. Since opening in 2004, it has become home to several more giant pandas. Check in the panda base before 8:00a. m. See lovely pandas and do the panda keeper volunteer work. Get back in Chengdu in the late afternoon.
Start the trip at 8:00. It takes two hours to get to Mengding Mountain. Pick tea leaves in the farms and learn how to make tea with the assisstance of the farmers. Then hike about 2. 5 hours in mountain, and see the tea plantations layer upon layer. After lunch, leave for Shangli, a picturesque old town located by a river in the Ancient Tea and Horse Cavaran Road. Spend overnight in Shangli.
Leave for Bifengxia at 7:30am.
8:00-12:00 pick up the poo poo, clean the faeces，rinse the floor. Observe the pandas' living environment and conditions.
12:00-14:00 lunch time. Watch science movie
14:00-15:00 learn how to make panda cakes
15:00-15:30 discussion and conclusion
16:00 get souvenirs and certificate
Get back in Chengdu, and drop you off at your hotel at approximately 18:30.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel lobby
End location: your hotel or Chengdu Airport.(you need to book flights after 21:00 to make sure that you have enough time to catch up with it.)
Duration: 2 days
I will use a 5-seater car,and serve as a driver-guide for a group made up of one to three people.My car can accommodate at most 2 adults and 2 small kids.For more poeple,I will rent a van and hire a driver instead.
1.A private 5-seater car with its fuel,toll and parking fees.
2.a private Engish-speaking guide
3.the food and accommodation allowance for both the driver and the guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 CNY - Mengding Mountain:60;Accommodation in Shangli:150-200 per room;entry fee to Bifengxia:118;meal:30-50 per person
1.Picking leaves:CNY 50;Mount Mengding:CNY60;Bifengxia Reserve:CNY118(discount is available for people over 60 years old and the students.It is free for the ones over 70).Panda Volunteer Work CNY700 per person per day;Holding Panda for Pictures:CNY1800 per person.
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Daniel was an excellent tour guide. His tour plan was well organized. Especially the decision to take the remote Panda station in Bifengxia for our volunteer panda day was super. We were the only ones there. Also the street food Leshan and dinner in Ya'an was a great experience. Chengdu downtown is not a must see place. I highly recommend Daniel as a professional tour guide.