5 star rating: Highly Recommended 63 Reviews

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  • Location: Chengdu, China
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

Spend your morning with the cutest, yet impressive, creatures in China! Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and take a guided tour of the facility. Tour through the baby and adult panda areas and visit the red panda section to see these small adorable animals -- you’ll even get a chance to hold one!


  • Half-day tour of the Chengdu Panda Breeding 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

Spend your day with some loveable creatures that will never fail to capture your heart. A hotel pickup will take you to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals that strives to simulate a natural environment for these creatures.

Your expert guide will take you through the center to get a full overview of a panda’s development. Learn about the progression from a baby panda to a full grown panda with a visit to the baby panda area, where you’ll admire these small and delicate creatures. Despite their age and size, you’ll see how full of life and energy they are!

Then, head to the area that keeps the young adult pandas. Learn how adolescent pandas, between the ages of one and five, spend this important maturity period. Finally, you’ll witness the giant panda in all its full-grown glory at the adult area. Take pictures of these endangered species eating bamboo, sleeping and playing with one another.

At the red panda area, keep an eye out for the red pandas among the trees or stretched out on a branch with their legs dangling. Choose to feed and take photos with them (see more below). After a morning of admiring these lovable animals, you’ll be transported back to your hotel.

Upgrade to hold a baby giant panda! Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hold an adorable baby giant panda, which are six months to one year old, and get your photo taken! This unique experience lets you admire these rare, endangered creatures up close. Plus, all of the money will be donated to the non-profit Chengdu Panda Breeding Center for research and development. Afterwards, you’ll become a member of the ‘Panda Club’ and receive an authentic donation certificate as a token of appreciation in helping to preserve this incredible species.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Such an amazing tour! It ended up being a private tour for just the two of us, which I hadn't expected. Our guide was very friendly, great about taking us to all the good spots and extremely patient with my photo taking! She set up the panda holding for us which was amazing. So cool to be able to sit next to the panda and take pictures. Loved the breeding center as a whole, would go back in a heart beat! I highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My guide, Andy, was friendly and spoke excellent English. She was informative and clearly loves her job.
Was picked up in time and going to centre early is best time to enjoy panda watching.
Panda holding was highlight of my trip to China.

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