. Explore antique market
. Local snacks and food
. Culture Heritage by UNESCO
. Off-road visit to countryside and 500 years old town
. Visit to traditional workshops
. Comprehensive Tea Learning – drinking in old tea house, picking tea from plantation, visit tea workshop
. Visit old courtyard house and listen to stories from the owner
. Explore a local wet market
.Informative 3 dishes cooking class
.Free beers or tea dring during the cooking
.special souvenirs and Recipes
Day 1: Panda & City Culture of Chengdu
We pick up from hotel and brings you to the adorable pandas, and more! Pandas are more then good-looking and cute, they are special! Join us to find out a full story of how do they live, why are they here and even funny things about these precious neighbour and treasure of human being!
After lunch we drive to visit the backstage of Sichuan opera tea house. In the grass root style opera house, lots of old fans here every day, meet up friends and enjoy the show. We can be one of them, watching the performance and drinking tea. But the most interesting part of this tour, you have chance to go into their backstage to see how the actor actress make up and chanting with them.
Visit the famous Antiques Market in southwest area. this is th best way you can deep touch the local culture. On the way to the people’s park, you will have a chance to try your luck with local. Just relax and enjoy tea and learn more about tea culture. Also there is a chance to learn and play Majhong – one of the most popular games in Chengdu !!
Dinner: woowww, Sichuan hotpot dinner. if you don’t like hot food, we can offer you the no spicy soup hotpot aswell.
Day 2: Giant Buddha&Tea Terrace In Lost Town
After leaving from your hotel a 2.5 hours drive takes us to Giant Buddha. We would take the boat trip to have a unforgettable panoramic view of Buddha. there will be 40 mins drive to a laid-back old town. Take a walk around the town where traditional lifestyles still survived from the modernization. Along the way we visit traditional workshops such as blacksmith’s shop, bamboo workshop, barber shop etc. Enjoy tea and chat and share stories with lovely local people in old teahouse and later drop in one of the hundred-year-old courtyard house where it’s owner are so proud of and love to share stories of the house. also we shall have such great local lunch here.
A short drive takes us up to the mountain. The tea farmer will take us to the tea field, where we will learn a lot about tea from how to pick-up the best tea sprouts or tea buds, to weather conditions and different regions for Tea. Have a try of picking tea from the tea trees! Afterward visiting the tea business family to reveal the process of making all kinds of tea, let’s sit down in front of the farm house and enjoy tea – more stories sharing and learning of tea, as in of wine there are Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in tea as well! Remember to bring the tea you picked from the farm. And we should use them in the next cooking class day.
Meals included: • Lunch: lots famous local snack and food we will try in the lost town
Day 3: Cooking Class with Local Spice Market Visit
Meet up your guide at the hotel lobby, and then your guide will take you to explore the dazzling local spice market with the assigned challenge for you to obtain some special ingredients and spices which will be used in the cooking class afterwards. After the fun experience in the local spice market, you will take a walk through the back streets to get some real local food for Lunch.
After theLunch, we will head into a hidden gem – a traditional Sichuan courtyard restaurant where soon the ingredients and spices you collected from the market will be put in use. Another break will be taken place in the courtyard with Sichuan Gaiwan tea as the traditional custom to entertain guests.
After learning Sichuan tea culture, the food preparations will be guided by the professional chef. Follow your chef ‘s instructions step by step to process food till it gets well done.
Dinner: the dinner you learn from out cooking class
Boat for Giant Buddha Old town
walking tour Family & Old house
visit Tea plantation
visit Panda Center
Explore the backstage of Sichuan Opera
Tea & Majhong in a local teahouse
Hotpot dinner. (sharing group)
beers or beverages in the cooking class
Souvenir for the class
Recipes 3-dishes cooking class
dinner (2) lunch(1)
book from here