- Half-day tour of the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center
- See giant panda of different ages from baby to young to adult, at the status of eating, playing, climbing and sleeping
- Visit the red panda area, and chance to see peacock
- Feel the bamboo forest
- English explanation about the panda facts for kids and adults.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
In recent years we have received few complaints about mosquitoes. But if you attract them, we suggest you bring mosquito repellent. The paths in the panda base are flanked with thick fernleaf hedge bamboos, Qinsi and other ornamental bamboo oriental cherry, lindera megaphylla and other ornamental plants compatible with the natural environment of the panda base.
Minimum adult travelers: 1
07:40 a.m. Chengdu hotel pick up
08:20 a.m. Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
Chengdu’s Giant Panda Breeding Research Base is home to over 100 of Giant Pandas. Most are of the familiar black and white variety, but the Base is also home to a number of the smaller, lesser-known red pandas.
The panda base is also inhabited by other endangered wildlife, including red pandas, swans, peacocks, birds, butterflies and hundreds of insects.
The panda base is known as the best tourist destination to get closer to the rare giant pandas. Visitors can closely observe the giant pandas of different ages resting, eating and drinking, playing with each other, using enrichment toys, or watch female pandas nursing their cubs in the nursery rooms.
You’ll view the animals eating and at play in a carefully maintained habitat that is as close to their natural environment as possible. You’ll also learn how scientists and ecologists are working to protect the few remaining wild pandas and expand the captive population. On that last note, over 100 bears have been born at the Base since 1987.
The Base became even more important after the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, with eight bears sent here from the badly damaged Wolong reserve. Your visit provides both moral and financial support for the ongoing conservation effort.
12:40 p.m. Drive back to your hotel.
Price per person:
- Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
- English-speaking guides
- Entrance fee to Chengdu Panda Base