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China Panda Tours

Join our panda tours and get up-close encounters with the world's most adorable animals, Giant Pandas. To see the lovely panda bears, be a panda keeper or hold one for photos, it is all up to you! You could embark on our preset panda tours or share your trip ideas with us to customize your own panda tour!

Panda Tours around Chengdu

As the hometown of Giant Pandas, Chengdu is the best place to see the lovely creatures with 3 panda bases nearby. Panda tours around Chengdu allow panda lovers to meet or work with the star mammals and soak up the leisure atmosphere of China's leisure and foodie city at the mean time. You could also make any changes to tailor-make the tours to meet your travel needs.
US$289
Panda Keeper Experience 1-Day Chengdu
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Private Tour

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US$262+
Classic Chengdu Discovery 3-Day Chengdu
Type:

Private Tour

Departure:

Flexible

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US$631+
Wolong Panda Tour 4-Day Chengdu
Type:

Private Tour

Departure:

Flexible

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US$452+
Chengdu Essence Tour 4-Day Chengdu
Type:

Private Tour

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China Tours with Panda Bears

Enjoy a wonderful China vacation and admire the beauty of China including the magnificent UNESCO sites together with the cuddly giant pandas.
US$1942+1792+
Best of China with Pandas 10-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai
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Private Tour

Departure:

Flexible

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US$2417+
Mighty Yangtze & Pandas 13-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai
Type:

Private Tour

Departure:

Flexible

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China Panda Tours

Join our panda tours and get up-close encounters with the world's most adorable animals, Giant Pandas. To see the lovely panda bears, be a panda keeper or hold one for photos, it is all up to you! You could embark on our preset panda tours or share your trip ideas with us to customize your own panda tour!

Panda Tours around Chengdu

As the hometown of Giant Pandas, Chengdu is the best place to see the lovely creatures with 3 panda bases nearby. Panda tours around Chengdu allow panda lovers to meet or work with the star mammals and soak up the leisure atmosphere of China's leisure and foodie city at the mean time. You could also make any changes to tailor-make the tours to meet your travel needs.
Panda Keeper Experience 1-Day Chengdu Type: Private Tour US$289
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Classic Chengdu Discovery 3-Day Chengdu Type: Private Tour from US$262
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Wolong Panda Tour 4-Day Chengdu Type: Private Tour from US$631
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Chengdu Essence Tour 4-Day Chengdu Type: Private Tour from US$452
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China Tours with Panda Bears

Enjoy a wonderful China vacation and admire the beauty of China including the magnificent UNESCO sites together with the cuddly giant pandas.
Best of China with Pandas 10-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai Type: Private Tour from US$19421792
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Mighty Yangtze & Pandas 13-Day Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai Type: Private Tour from US$2417
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Facts about Panda

  • Weight: The weight of adult pandas can reach as much as 125kg/275lb, (70kg/155lb for wild pandas) while new born babies are only 100g on average and the smallest is only around 50g.

  • Size: Adult pandas are generally 70cm/2.3ft tall, 120cm/3.95ft long while newborns are as small as the newborn mice.

  • Diet: 99% of giant pandas' diet is bamboo and the other 1% is animal carcasses and other plants for wild pandas, fruits and formula feeds for pandas in captivity.

  • Life Span: 20 for wild pandas and the oldest giant pandas in captivity has reached 37.

  • Number: There are in total 2,000-3,000 in total including wild pandas.

  • Reproduction: Giant pandas have one baby every 2 years due to their ovulation once a year.

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Best Places to Visit Panda

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • 40-minutes'drive from downtown Chengdu
  • See adult pandas, panda cubs and maybe newborns plus naughty red pandas
  • Best for panda lovers with limited time or would just like to see giant pandas
  • Takes about 3 hours to visit

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Dujiangyan Panda Base
  • 67km (41mi) from Chengdu, about 1.5 hours' drive
  • Be a panda keeper & hold a panda for photos
  • Best for panda fans who would like closer interaction
  • 1 Day needed.

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Wolong Panda Base
  • 129km (80mi), about 3 hours' drive from Chengdu
  • Be a panda keeper; photo with a panda; hike and trace wild pandas
  • Panda lovers who would like to be panda keepers, trace wild pandas
  • 2 days needed

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Beijing Zoo
  • Centrally located in downtown Beijing
  • See Giant Pandas and other animals
  • Easy access for people or families not going to Chengdu
  • Takes 2 hours
Hong Kong Ocean Park
  • See Giant Pandas and other treasured animals. The oldest panda in captivity was kept here
  • Best for travelers who would also like thrilling experiences and fantastic shows

Panda Tour FAQs

Where can I see giant pandas?

Chengdu is the best place to see pandas with Chengdu Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center at the outskirt of the city about 40 minutes drive away, Dujiangyan Panda Base 1.5 hours drive away and Wolong Nature Reserve 3 hours drive away. You can either work with adorable pandas as a Panda Keeper, take a photo with a giant panda or trace wild pandas.

What's the best time to see pandas?

Pandas do not hibernate so they can be visited at any time of the year. They are more active in the morning during 8:30-10:30 when they eat and play out in their outter enclosure. Newborns can be seen at a greater chance from August to October during their breeding period.

Can I take photos with pandas?

Yes. Taking photos with a giant panda is available in Dujiangyan Panda Base and Wolong Panda Research Center where there is a donation program. Only 20 travelers can enjoy the photo chance with a panda and the program is subject to the availability of pandas on that day. Please inform your travel consultant if you would like to join this program.

Please note: The donation program is a photo chance with a giant panda not included in the Panda Keeper Program.

How do I apply to work as a panda keeper?

Please share your idea of working as a panda keeper with your travel specialist and he/she will handle the next procedures. You will be given a health examination form as your health examination record has to be provided for application of a panda keeper.

Can my child be a panda keeper?

Yes. The age limit for application of the program is 12-65 years old. You could bring your kids between 2-11 years old and your guide will help take care of them during the program.

Where can I work as a panda keeper?

The Panda Keeper Program is currently available in 3 Panda Bases including Dujiangyan Panda Base, Wolong Panda Base and Bifengxia Panda Base.

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