There are only 2,000+ pandas left in the world, about 400 in zoo and 1,800 in the wild, and most of them in or near Chengdu of Sichuan Province. Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center is a big center, so there are about 50 adult pandas and baby pandas, and some red pandas living in the base. You will see them in the morning.
In the afternoon, visit Jinli Old Street – an ancient street, and Wenshu Yuan Monastery – a hidden Buddhist monastery in the hustling downtown.
Tour Type: Private Tour
Best Season: All seasons
From $139 USD p/p
See 50 cute giant pandas and baby pandas. You can’t see so many pandas in any other place
See red pandas
See pandas in their natural habitat (not in a zoo or in the wild).
Explore the highlights in Chengdu
You’ll be served by a professional driver with over 5 years’ experience and an English-speaking guide knowing pandas and Chengdu well.
We only serve you on your tour day and make your trip smooth.
, Panda Breeding and Research Center, Jinli Old Street, Wenshu Monastery
7:30-8:15 Transfer from your hotel in Chengdu to Panda Breeding and Research Center
The day must be your unforgettable day.
We will pick you at your hotel lobby at 7:30 a.m. and take you to Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center. It takes about 45 minutes’ driving, and your guide will introduce you the highlights of your tour day.
We suggest you arrive there earlier for two reasons:
Pandas are active before 9 a.m.
You can see they are fed with breakfast.
To avoid the crowds. More and more visitors arrive there after 10 a.m., because they need time for transport.
But if the pickup time isn’t ok for you, tell us. We can make the trip based on your needs.
8:15-11:00 See cute giant pandas and relax in the center
It is pandas’ natural habitat, not in a zoo or in the wild. The nature around is pretty and nice to walk around. The Research Base is well equipped. There are lots of pandas to see at different pavilions in the center.
When you see them eating, sitting down or lying down and doesn’t care much else happening around them, you might envy their carefree lifestyle. You would feel happy even you don’t do any other thing. They are just adorable to watch as they start eating their breakfast without caring about the big crowd gazing at them.
You can also have a chance to see baby pandas and red pandas in the center.
There is a panda museum, which has many large zoology scope-enclosures exceeding an area of 300 square meters. You will know the details about Giant Panda's evolve history, ancient and current distribution and their general situation.
11:00-13:00 Transfer back to Chengdu and have lunch
Lunch arrange in a famous local restaurant – Long Chao Shou Restaurant, you will be sample various of small dishes, ranging from soups, dumplings, noodles and steamed buns. Some dishes here are spicy, but your guide will assist you to order according to your needs.
13:00-16:00 Visit Jinli Ancient Street and Wenshu Monastery
After lunch, we will take you to Wenshu Yuan Monastery, which hidden in the downtown. You will see exquisite Buddhist architecture and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. There is a turtle pool, a tea house and a vegetarian restaurant. You may see monks prey.
After that, take a walk along Jinli Ancient Street which is bustling with happy people and unusual stuff to eat. You can taste snacks, if you are interested. If you want to buy souvenirs for your family and friends, there are many things.
At the end, your guide will take you to your hotel. If you need a transfer to the airport, tell us.
Why Choose Us
1. The price is the best compared with all other online Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center and Chengdu Highlights Private Tour, and even better than some group tours. We aim to encourage more people to know panda, an endangered species in a discounted and low price. Although we try hard to protect them, but endangered species might be extinct. So see cute pandas as soon as possible and try your best to protect them.
2. This is a customizable tour, just tell us all your ideas, such as change or add attractions, book transportations or hotels, or add days or cities.
If you want to join in panda keeper program to take care of them, we can arrange you to Dujiangyan Panda Base in Qingcheng Mountain and make a reservation for you. Have you watched Kung Fu Panda? Qingcheng Mountain is the prototype of pandas’ hometown in the movie.
We have to apply for these activities at least one weekin advance, because there is a daily quota of only20 volunteers for holding a panda and only 60 volunteers for panda keeper program.
Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center is just for visitors to see adult and baby pandas.
Good to know
An extra fee should be applied, if you need airport transfer.
What's Included & Excluded
Meals listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking guide and driver.
Hotels listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Taxes.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
China Entry Visa Fees.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.
Our local experts are always ready to create you a hassle-free tour. Get an authentic experience by contacting one of our travel advisors.