This tour is perfect for those taking a Yangtze River Cruise, as you will be taken from Chongqing airport to the port, or from your hotel in Chongqing to the port, with a half-day tour to visit Ciqikou and the zoo to see the giant pandas.
What to Expect
Your guide will meet your at the airport in Chongqing, or your hotel in Chongqing’s city center, and transfer you to the Chongqing Zoo to see the giant pandas.
Chongqing Zoo is famous for the giant pandas, who live happily there. The panda bear is native to this region. They mainly eat bamboo (over 90% of their diet is bamboo), and they are generally relatively lazy but still fun to watch and photograph. There are other lovely animals, including elephants, zebras and giraffes.
Following your visit to the zoo, you'll go to Ciqikou Village, located fourteen kilometers to the west of Chongqing Municipality, also known as "porcelain village".
The village was recognized as a protected cultural site by the state council in 1998. There are many shops lining the twelve flag stoned paved lanes forming the main routes. Tourists will find many outlets for craftwork, groceries, teashops and the like, as well as a horologist, photography supplies, drugstore and a tempting supply of roasted nuts and seeds which are popular in the region.
After your visit to Ciqikou, you'll enjoy a local restaurant to experience a hot pot dinner, the traditional food from this region. Hot pot involves sitting around a boiling pot of broth and putting in lots of fresh vegetables and delicious meats to be cooked. Be careful, as it can be very spicy. After dinner, you'll be taken to your port to embark on your cruise.
- English-speaking tour guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Main entrance tickets to the attractions listed in the itinerary
- Meals as per the itinerary food only
What's Not Included
- Gratuities (optional)
- Additional snacks and drinks
Chongqing airport or your hotel in Chongqing down town