Spend a morning with some of China’s most majestic mammals during a 3-hour tour of either the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center or the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center from Chengdu. Accompanied by a professional panda keeper, stroll through the baby and adult panda areas and gain fascinating insight into the behavior, mating habits and physiology of the creatures. Experience the incredible sensation of holding a baby panda if you choose to upgrade, and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel on this enriching tour.


  • Half-day tour of the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center or Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center
  • See the different stages of a giant panda’s life, from baby to young adult to adult
  • Visit the red panda area to see these quiet but territorial creatures
  • Optional baby panda holding photography session!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Half-Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour with Optional Baby Panda Holding

Sleeping Baby Panda at Panda Breeding Center

Depart from your Chengdu hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the scenic surroundings on the way to either Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center or Chengdu Panda breeding Center. Greet your expert guide at one of the non-profit research and breeding facilities and embark on a guided tour of your selected center. 

Gain fascinating insight into the progression of baby pandas to adult pandas and admire the delicate newborns in a special infant panda area. Continue to enrich your knowledge of the majestic mammals by observing adolescent pandas between the age of one and five; listen to the importance of this vital maturity period and capture photographs of these enchanting and endangered creatures as they relax in their natural environment. 

Scour the trees for vibrant red pandas as your tour comes to a conclusion and then climb aboard your comfortable vehicle for the return journey back to your Chengdu hotel. 

Upgrade to hold a baby giant panda: make your magical experience even more memorable by upgrading to hold a baby giant panda. Get your photograph taken as you hold an adorable six month-one year old panda in an intimate environment. The money raised by upgrading is donated to the non-profit center to continue vital research into the endangered species. 

Please note: Depending on the condition of the animals or the season of the year, there may be some situations where the facility is unable to guarantee panda holding for your tour date. This is to ensure the panda's remain in a calm and soothing environment. If you are unable to hold a baby panda, prior notice and a full refund is guaranteed. 

Customer Reviews

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Perfect tour! I was picked up early at my hotel, so that we could see the panda's in the morning when they are more active. It was a great experience.

Derek G United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Wow, you get so close. Brillant place to visit.

Nicola T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Superb tour with an excellent guide who was very knowledgeable about the pandas and the centre and allowed us as much time as we wanted to enjoy the pandas. Car used was high quality - overall would highly recommend.

waferworld USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Wonderful day and best tour guide and driver we could have, worth everyminute and dollar

Wolfgang K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

perfect organized tour with excellent tour guide.
thank you very much

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This is a must tour you will not be disappointed. Our tour guide was great and we really got our money's worth.

irene m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing tour guide, excellent English and a lot of fun. I ran into some issues on my own, which complicated the tour a bit but they were incredibly gracious and picked me up anyway. Just amazing!

Rodjack Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an amazing experience. To see the pandas up close, playing and eating, was great. Would recommend getting there early in the morning while they are awake and eating. Our guide was Andy and she was fantastic!

Renee L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Just a really cool experience! I opted for the Baby Panda Holding, which as other commentators noted, is only a few minutes, and goes by really quickly. However, the whole trip was really cool, and I was really pleased with the service provider. My initial confirmation called for hotel pickup at 0730... but that didn't happen. Unfortunately, the Chinese gov't canceled the morning appointments unexpectedly they do own the pandas. However, we were rescheduled for the afternoon. My guide ended up dropping me off at the airport. On the way there, my guide and I chatted about Sichuan weather, culture, and norms. It was overall a fantastic exerience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The baby panda holding was the best! I regret not doing the two day volunteer program.

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