China is a land of history and refinement unparalleled in the world. Attentive visitors are immersed in a sea of visual and cultural experiences unlike any other they may have had elsewhere. Each geographic area in China teems with its own identity as an energetic variation on the great theme of Chinese civilization. You will be amazed at how regions differ vastly yet express similar values and ideas.
Begin your tour of Sichuan Province on your own in Chengdu, a place of color, spirit and fiery food. See the history and culture of Sichuan at museums and teahouses and watch the marvelous face changing show and relax in a local restaurant for a taste of the genuine Sichuan cuisine.
Travel to Dujiangyan to visit the famous ancient irrigation system and the stunningly beautiful Qingcheng National Park. Spend a full day interacting with and taking care of giant pandas while volunteering at Dujiangyan Panda Base. Return to Chengdu for your own arrangements.