Chengdu, SichuanChina

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Sichuan Cuisine & Culture in Chengdu

Chengdu, SichuanChina

4 Days / 3 Nights
for Member Pricing

Sichuan Cuisine & Culture in Chengdu

Make some authentic Sichuan cuisine with a hands-on lesson and explore an ancient shopping street in Chengdu, China.

About Your Trip

Stir it up in Chengdu in the Sichuan province of China! Your full-day adventure includes a visit to Sichuan Cuisine Museum in Pixian, a suburb north of the city. Start with a guided tour focused on Sichuan cuisine, culture and history. See displays of ancient cooking tools and artifacts, learn all about the region’s famed bean paste, and step into a temple devoted to the “Kitchen God.” Then, the museum’s master chef will guide you while you make 3 traditional Sichuan dishes. Afterwards, savor your creations. Your delightful experience is topped off with a certificate of completion signed by the master chef.

Travel back to the city to the busy tourist area of Jinli Street, one of the oldest shopping roads in Sichuan province. This pedestrian thoroughfare boasts a mix of teahouses, handicraft and souvenir shops, restaurants, and buildings from the Qing dynasty. Take your time to explore all this ancient street has to offer.

What we love:

• Chengdu is ideal for lovers of spicy food, and the authentic hot-pot dish originated in the city.
• Pixian is known internationally for its production of bean paste — this condiment is considered an essential ingredient of Sichuan cooking.
• With teahouses located on almost every corner of Chengdu, sipping the traditional drink (especially jasmine tea) is the perfect way to relax after exploring the city.
• Approximately 30 minutes from your hotel by car, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a great place to see one of the rarest and most beloved animals in the world.
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What's Included

 Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights* in Chengdu, China, as well as:
• Full-day tour of the Sichuan Cuisine Museum; includes cooking class, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• English- or Chinese-speaking guide.
• Daily bottled water per person.
• 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.

*Want to stay an extra night or two? Make the most of your trip with our specially negotiated prices for pre- and post-night stays! Click BOOK IT, then select from the options available at the bottom of the “Check Availability” section.


Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU), approximately 13 miles (21 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) to the hotel on January 9 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m.
The hotel to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) on January 12 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by December 26.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.

This trip will close by December 7.

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See for yourself why Chengdu, the laid-back star of the Sichuan province, bears the nicknames “Land of Abundance” and “Country of Heaven.” The city, which dates back over 4,000 years to ancient Chinese dynasties, is surrounded by soaring mountains, deep gorges and emerald valleys. Chengdu is probably most famous as the home of the giant panda — about 80% of the world’s remaining specimens live in the Sichuan province. The city is also known as the start of the historical Southern Silk Road. The world-renowned Chinese tile game Mahjong plays a central role in Chengdu social life, so much so that the city even hosted the World Championship in 2006 held by the World Mahjong Organization. In 2010, Chengdu became only the second UNESCO City of Gastronomy, an honor given to cities that have preserved and cultivated their cuisine.
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to an exclusive tour of Wuhou Temple before the group visit to Jinli Street on Day 2 (3-4 p.m.). The Wuhou Memorial Temple is a shrine that houses the tombs of Liu Bei, the King of Shu during China’s Three Kingdoms Period, and Zhuge Liang, a notable Shu Han dynasty prime minister.

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Day 1

Arrive at the airport and meet our representative in the arrivals lobby for your transfer to the hotel (representative available from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Transfer to the hotel at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m.
Check into the hotel at any time after 2 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Chinese-style, set-menu welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2

6-8:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
9 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Full-day tour of the Sichuan Cuisine Museum; includes cooking class, lunch, dinner, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 9 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to Sichuan Cuisine Museum.
• 10 a.m.: Visit Sichuan Cuisine Museum.
• Enjoy some Sichuan-style snacks.
• Explore the Classic Collection Hall, the Raw Material and Processing Tools display areas, the Kitchen God Ancestral Hall and more.
• Take a cooking class, featuring 3 typical Sichuan dishes, and get feedback and advice from the museum’s master chef.
• Enjoy the dishes you cooked along with fruit and a beverage.
• Receive a “Rookie Master Chef” certificate signed by the master chef.
• 2 p.m.: Depart from the museum and transfer to Jinli Old Street.
• 3 p.m.: Visit Jinli Street and look around the ancient buildings.
• 5-7 p.m.: Chinese-style, hot-pot dinner at a local restaurant.
• 9 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Day 3

6-10:15 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
A day at your leisure.

Day 4

6-10:15 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Itinerary subject to change.
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Hotel Details

Perfectly situated in the Tongzilin area of the city, Kempinski Hotel Chengdu offers easy access to several top-rated attractions, including Tianfu Square, Sichuan Science and Technology Museum, and People’s Park. Guests who prefer to relax at the hotel can venture to the German-inspired beer garden at Paulaner Brauhaus or unwind at Green Mountain Tea House.

Hotel features:
• 3 restaurants, 1 deli, 1 lobby bar and 1 teahouse.
• Indoor pool.
• Jivana Spa.
• Fitness center.
• Outdoor terrace.
• Butler service available.

Superior Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). An extra bed is available at an additional cost; contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults 2 children. (Please note: An extra bed is required for occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children.)
• Flat-screen television.
• Working desk.
• In-room safe.
• Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
Ren Min Nan Road 42
Chengdu 610041, China

Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.

Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotel may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotel may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotel requests the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotel is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning the hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included. We suggest providing gratuities at your own discretion.

An extra bed is required at your hotel for occupancy of 2 adults and 2 children. Contact Travel Support for availability and booking.
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Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than December 3, 2018 and are subject to a $50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave! It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.

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