Tour code: 5489PANDA
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

Renee M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was fabulous! Guide and driver arrived at my hotel early so they were ready to go. Smooth ride in a very comfortable air conditioned car. Guide was very friendly and spoke excellent English. Tour and time with the panda were great, the guide handled everything perfectly. Absolute must for this once in a lifetime experience. Highly recommend this tour. The service provider was easy to communicate with and answered emails and questions very quickly.

Marco D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was all perfect, sharp pick up in the morning at the hotel, 90 minutes drive as highlighted on the description, very kind and prepared guide.
We chose the holding panda trip and it lasted 30 seconds but it was worth the money. All the staff also at the Breeding Center was very kind.

Lucio D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was fantastic. The tour guide and driver were superb. I would definitely do it again. Handling the Panda was the highlight of three weeks in China.

Denise A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! It was a quick trip for me in Chengdu so wanted to see as much as possible. Mars, my tour guide was excellent. Really friendly and informative. The pandas were amazing, especially the babies. Make sure you go early in the morning to see them being fed and awake!

Marcia W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour. Panda reserve was a lot of fun. We arrived prior to the tour buses so we were able to spend some time observing the pandas. Tour guides were great and accommodating. They were able to add a tour to the Giant Buddha without a problem and lunch. Very nice and relaxing day.

Kelli G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Panda pic was so special.

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

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