With the new Etihad route to Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province in central China, travellers are able to take a four day break to the region costing just £995 per person, including return flights, transfers, accommodation, meals and guided tours.
The short break takes in the key sights of the area including the famous Grand Buddha and a visit to the Chengdu Panda Reserve to get up close to China’s most iconic animal.
The trip begins with an overnight flight on a Thursday evening, allowing a full working day beforehand, and arrives early evening local time on Friday, where you have time to relax in your hotel and explore.
On the Saturday visitors are taken on a guided tour of Leshan to visit the world’s largest stone Buddha, standing at over 70m tall and carved into the side of a mountain. The day culminates in a traditional Sichuanese meal at a restaurant.
The last day of the trip features a trip to the famous Chengdu Panda Reserve, a leading panda conservation reserve, where visitors will get the chance to feed or help out with the pandas and then visit the UNESCO listed Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, before taking a night flight back to London.
Flights will arrive back in London at 07:20am Monday morning, just in time to get in to the office for 9am.
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