Bamboo Travel has introduced a new 11-night trip to China entitled ‘A Taste of Sichuan’.
The itinerary examines the province's culture, discovering its national parks and monuments and sampling the cuisine.
The holiday commences in the capital of Chengdu, with a visit to the Giant Buddha at Leshan, the largest Buddha statue in the world carved out of stone, followed by a chance to try the street food during a tour of the backstreets of Chengdu, and join in a tai chi session with the locals before taking part in a cookery class in a local restaurant.
The final part of the holiday is spent in the north of Sichuan to explore the Jiuzhaigou National Park (Nine Village Valley), famous for its scenery of ice blue lakes and pine forests, and stay overnight in the historic town of Songpan to explore the Mouni Valley and surrounding Tibetan villages either on foot or horseback.
The holiday, which can commence any day of the week, costs from £2,895 per person, based on two sharing and includes flights, 11 nights' breakfast accommodation, six lunches, all transport, private tours and an English-speaking guide. The tour can also be combined with a visit to Lhasa and the Tibetan Plateau.