Peppers, Pandas, and Piste
5-Day Chengdu and Bipenggou Tour
If you want a Chengdu winter tour that combines sightseeing and a skiing experience, fine food and giant pandas, then this tour is highly recommended for you.
When people talk about going skiing near Chengdu, they typically think of Xiling Snow Mountain. However, there is a better place to ski near Chengdu. With less crowding, more stunning winter views, and a better experience, Bipenggou is gradually becoming the new popular destination for people who want to feel the best winter charm around Chengdu.
Encounter adorable giant pandas in scenic Dujiangyan Panda Base, taste the real Sichuan food and learn how to cook authentic Sichuan cuisine, enjoy the fun of skiing in beautiful Bipenggou National Park, and soak in a natural mineral hot spring in a snowy wonderland. This tour design offers you a truly special winter vacation!
Tour 'Wow' Points
Immerse Yourself in the Winter Wonderland of Bipenggou
With virgin forests, highland meadows, plateau lakes, glaciers, snow-capped mountains, and waterfalls, Bipenggou is the best place near Chengdu to feel winter's natural charm, and it is a good alternative to Jiuzhaigou (currently closed).
Enjoy Serene and Scenic Skiing and a Natural Hot Spring Resort
Unlike Xiling Ski Resort, Bipenggou Ice and Snow World has natural snowy slopes with less crowding inside stunningly scenic Bipenggou National Park. Before daytime sightseeing and skiing, you can relax in a nearby snowy valley's hot spring resort in late afternoon or evening, staying overnight there.
Encounter Adorable Pandas in a Less-Touristy Panda Base
Dujiangyan Panda Base enjoys a favorable climate and natural environment with lovely scenic surroundings. It is easy to get to the front of each panda enclosure for close-up panda photos as the park is well designed and there are reasonable visitor numbers.
Cook and Taste Authentic Sichuan Cuisine
Have a private Sichuan cuisine cooking experience, learning recipes from a local chef. Savor tasty local dishes, and let a hotpot meal warm your stomach against the cold of winter.
Why Choose Us
Your Wellbeing is Our Priority.
- 1-to-1 travel expert
- Vaccinated guides
- Private Rides
Your Trip is Perfectly Planned.
- No crowds
- Exclusive Exciting Experiences
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- No cancellation fee
- Free changes
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2. Work out your unique plan with 1 to 1 expert advice
What Our Customers Said
Two amazing tours
Both tours were led by excellent guides who knew a lot about everywhere we went, and were very helpful and friendly. The agent was equally helpful and quick in responding to questions which was ,especially in covid restrictions time, extremely convenient.more
Jul 2022, Elizabeth
Panda Keeper for a Day at Dujianyan Sichuan
This is was the second time that we had signed up for the program Panda Keeper for a Day, this time at the Dujianyan Panda Base, about 1 hour drive away from Chengdu. Great experience again. We will surely do it once again.more
Mar 2022, Thomas
Amazing Tibet experience in Sichuan
Henry was an informative guide who went out of his way to ensure positive experiences. Mr Wu was not only a safe and attentive driver on sometimes rough roads but also a great photographer, capturing shots of us as we toured. Henry went out of his way to talk to anyone around to help bring the place alive through stories so we had the opportunity to meet so many locals, real people, and hear about their lives. Another highlight was the opportunity to climb a 1000 year old watchtower in Danba and meet the local family who managed it. Truly magical. Henry was also a consummate foodie who provided us with great local food recommendations along the way.more
Jul 2021, Deborah J
Amazing visit to panda bases in Chengdu and Woolong
Jason was terrific; he understood our interests in pandas and he made our outings very enjoyable. We plan to return to Chengdu to visit pandas and will be asking for Jason again.more
Dec 2019, victoriadH3461ED
Amazing visit to panda bases in Chengdu and Woolong
Our 2 day tour in Chengdu, including a visit to Chengdu and Woolong panda bases (part of 9 day tour in China) was amazing. From the planning stages with Carol Wang to the activities on the ground with our tour guide Jason and our driver, everything proceeded smoothly, with appropriate last minute adjustments to ensure the best experience.more
Dec 2019, victoriadH3461ED
We have just completed the Chengdu leg of our trip to China organised by Robert Hui at China Highlights. Our Guide for the 2 Day trip was Daisy Du who made us feel very welcome and helped us check in and ensured our rooms were satisfactory then gave us directions of where to go for the best food. The next day Daisy took us straight to the Giant Panda Breeding and Research centre. It was fantastic to see the Pandas so close. It’s a little sad that they are in captivity but it is essential to increase the breeding rate and so save these wonderful animals from extinction. We saw Pandas of all ages and sizes including a tiny little baby that was only 36 day old. After an extremely tasty lunch picked for us by Daisy she then took us into the people’s park and showed us the tea houses and dating area where parents can advertise their single ‘30 something’ children to potential partners. The day ended with a wander around Jinli Old Street where you can buy anything from food to souvenirs to furniture. We have had the best time in Chengdu helped no end by the friendly, helpfulness of our guide Daisy who knew all the best places to go and sights to see. Thank you Daisy, a great time was had by all. ---jayne_Stu Halifax, United Kingdommore
With other two friends I have visited Chengdu in September 2018 and our tour guide was Jason, who has been really amazing with us. He had the smart idea to bring us to the Pandas reserve very early in order to avoid the crowds, even if we were visiting Chengdu right during the Chinese national holidays. After the Pandas reserve, we visited the tea park and the city centre, where Jason could give us a lot of information about Chengdu. Jason gave us also very nice suggestions about places to visit in the evenings during our free time. Totally recommended!!! ---Vittorio C Berlin, Germanymore
We had a great time in Chengdu seeing the pandas and other excursions. Cecelia, our guide, picked us up with a bag of fruit and a wealth of knowledge. She took great care of us, got us through lines quickly and brought us to great restaurants. We even took a cooking class. Highly recommend her. --Robert D,Seattle, Washington, USmore
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Airport pickup. The rest of the day is your own to explore Chengdu.
Discover a local market and learn about the ingredients for Sichuan cuisine. Have a Sichuan cuisine cooking experience. Travel behind the scenes of a Sichuan opera. Have tea in a local tea house and have fun playing mahjong.
Visit Dujiangyan Panda Base, soak in a hot spring in the snow world, and stay overnight in a hot spring hotel in Gu'ergou Township.
A half-day of sightseeing: Longwang Lake and White Dragon Waterfall, Zhuoma Lake, Panyang Lake, and Red Stone Beach.
And a half-day of skiing on the natural pistes of Bipenggou Ice and Snow Resort.
Visit Taoping Qiang Village and Ganbao Tibetan Village to experience local Qiang and Tibetan ethnic minority life and culture. Chengdu Airport transfer.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: cd-85