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Panda tour Leshan Buddha Mt Qingcheng Emei Duijngyan Sichuan Kham Tibetan tour

Chengdu, China

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Chengdu’s most famous residents aren’t human, they’re pandas. With this private tour, enjoy a customized day interacting with these black and white bears at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Design your own experience with options to help a panda keeper in their daily tasks, snap photos of the pandas under staff supervision, or simply observe red and giant pandas in their enclosures.
  • Focus on the panda interactions you’re most interested in
  • Explore with your own private guide; ask all the questions you want
  • Learn about the center’s successful panda breeding program
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off right from your Chengdu hotel lobby
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Transport by private vehicle
English speaking driver/guide
visit Kongfu panda village if guests requested this tour .
Panda keeper program RMB$900 per person is extra need pay onsite

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
we will pick up guests all hotels in Chengdu .

Departure Time

7:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Guests able to straight up feeding panda and skip cleaning
  • Children 9years below suitable feed Panda need skip cleans
  • Panda keeper no physical touch panda ,only feeding through cage
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests want going to Wolong Center instead of Dujingyan please info us when tour confirmed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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  • "You have to pay a little bit more but I thought it was worth it." See review
  • "Booking this experience paid for admission into the park, an English speaking tour guide, and transportation from our hotel to the pandas and back." See review


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Panda Keeper Experience
Victor V
, Dec 2019
Booking this experience paid for admission into the park, an English speaking tour guide, and transportation from our hotel to the pandas and back. It also included lunch at the panda park and a visit to a nearby panda village. Our tour guides Jay and Cheryl were well knowledgeable and very friendly. I would highly recommend booking with them. They took care of getting us there in a timely manner, purchasing our tickets, and helping us every step of the way. Upon arrival, we were offered the opportunity to participate in the optional panda keeper experience for an additional 900CNY (~$125). After having done the experience, I would highly recommend it! Participating in the panda keeper experience allowed us behind the scenes, into the panda enclosures, and with direct contact of the pandas. We were able to help clean the outdoor panda gardens, the indoor panda cages, make panda protein cakes, feed the pandas two different times, prepare food for the pandas, watch a documentary about pandas and efforts to help increase their population, and explore every inch of the park itself. Meeting the different pandas was incredible! We learned about each of their individual stories, how they got to the panda park, and what their journey after might be like. Overall, I would encourage everyone to participate in the panda keeper experience. Not only does it benefit the pandas and the park, but you also get the experience of a lifetime!
Wonderful experience
Joanna M
, Aug 2019
We had the BEST tour of the pandas. Cheryl, our tour guide, was excellent. Such an incredible experience! Highly recommended.
Learned a lot
, Jun 2019
My tour guide Sheryl was more than helpful. She provided immense amount of information on pandas and she helped taking pictures. Since I was fasting that day, Jay and Sheryl took me to Kung fu panda village, which was interesting to see. Overall, a great experience with friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. Highly recommended
Great times.
, Apr 2019
Jay was a great host. He was very knowledgeable and quite personable. He made the experience really amazing. Even gave us some great tips for breakfast the next morning.
Highlight of our China trip
Marni G
, Jan 2019
What a fantastic day! It was a long drive to the centre but the scenery on the drive was interesting. We then worked hard scooping up poop and bamboo (glad it was winter so the smell wasn't bad!) We also got to make panda cakes and feed a panda. It was the highlight of our China trip.
Best day ever!
, Oct 2018
Going to see the pandas in China and actually holding one was a dream come true. My tour guides were amazing. They were on time, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the pandas and the Dujiangyan base center. The ancient city tour was also a highlight of my trip. I would definitely recommend this package to my friends.
My family had a great time on this...
Ida H
, Oct 2018
My family had a great time on this tour! We held and feed the pandas, which was an incredible experience! Our guide for the day was Jay and he was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating with everything we wanted. He knew all of the pandas by name, how old they were, how they behave etc. We also learned a lot from him about the region, culture, and life in China throughout the day. During the tour we asked if we could try hot pot for lunch since that is very popular in Sichuan, so Jay took us to a great restaurant, helped us order, and we had a great time trying food that we otherwise wouldn't have ordered! Before heading to the airport we asked to visit one of the temples in town which was a great way to end the day. Overall it was one of the best days we had during our entire trip.
It was an amazing experience!! That day...
, Sep 2018
It was an amazing experience!! That day Dujiangyan was expecting a lot of visitors, so we went to Wolong center instead. The opportunity to interact and touch such a rare animal is awesome. I did the photo and feeding option and was done around lunch time. My guide was Sean, and I would highly recommend him. Good English, clean car, prompt pic-up, knows a lot about pandas. We had lunch after panda visit in the nearby town, the weather was great, and the drive to to Wolong goes through tunnels, mountains- very scenic!
Went with my daughter. We both did...
Gary L
, Aug 2018
Went with my daughter. We both did the feeding and she did the holding. She really enjoyed hugging a panda. The feeding/cleaning is definitely worth the money. Same with the hugging - when else in your life will you get to hug a panda.
This was one of the most amazing...
, Jul 2018
This was one of the most amazing experiences! Our tour guide was so wonderful and knowledgeable. You could tell that he really loved the pandas and cared about them. The Dujiangyan Panda Center is a true rescue and rehab facility--not a tourist center. Our time with the panda was very short, which was a little disappointing, but it was very memorable. We also loved spending time watching the other older pandas who were getting ready to be released back into the wild. Our guide knew each one's name and had info on their personalities and habits. After spending time with the pandas we had the most amazing meal at a small, off the beaten path restaurant. It was one of the best meals of the trip! Then we went to an ancient village and spent some time walking around, eating steamed buns and shopping. It was an incredible day!

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