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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Tours

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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is considered a Chinese national treasure. Opened in 1987 to care for rescued wild pandas, the 165-acre (67-hectare), open-air sanctuary is now one of southern China’s most popular destinations due to its focus on breeding, conservation, and introducing new pandas into wild populations.

The Basics
As one of the world’s most successful giant panda breeding centers—credited with more than 100 panda births—Chengdu Research Base provides visitors the opportunity to observe and learn about this threatened species. Inside, you can walk through the forested landscape; watch as giant pandas play, nap, and munch native bamboo; visit the panda nursery, subadult enclosure, and adult compound; and watch informational videos on panda behavior and the challenges of working with and breeding captive pandas. 

Many full-day sightseeing tours of Chengdu include a visit to the breeding center, while some combo tours also visit popular Sichuan Province attractions such as the Leshan Grand Buddha or Jinsha Site Museum. For a personalized experience, opt for a private tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The breeding center is a must-see for families with kids and animal lovers.
  • Photography is allowed within the compound, but flash is prohibited.
  • It takes about three hours to walk the entire campus, so remember to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Steep inclines and other obstacles may be difficult to navigate for wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The research base is located roughly 17 miles (27 kilometers) outside Chengdu’s city center. As such, the easiest way to visit is by taxi or through an organized tour. It’s also possible to take buses 87 or 198 from downtown Chengdu to the Panda Base bus stop. 

When to Get There
The base is open year-round and is most crowded on weekends and Chinese national holidays. Opt for an early morning visit to avoid crowds. Most pandas are born in summer; for a chance to see baby pandas, visit in July or August. 

Other Animals at the Chengdu Panda Base
Giant pandas aren’t the only wild animal residents of the panda base. You can also observe red pandas, lesser pandas, golden monkeys, black-necked cranes, black swans, and other rare animals in enclosures that mimic their natural habitats.
Address: 1375 Xiongmao Avenue, Chengdu, Southwest China, China
Hours: Daily 7:30am-6pm
Admission: RMB 58
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Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base Admission Ticket

Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base Admission Ticket

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Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a unique and ecologically sensitive research center focused on conservation. Observe giant pandas (and other rare and endangered native animals) in “Panda Valley,” which features brooks, wild bamboo forests, woods, man-made dens, rocks, plant pits, caves and other features that emulate the pandas’ natural environment.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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US$8.95
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US$8.95

Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour with Optional Volunteer

Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour with Optional Volunteer

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Spend a morning with some of China’s most famous residents at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center or the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center from Chengdu. Led by a professional panda keeper, meander through the facilities and observe the pandas while you learn about their breeding and life stages. Also, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Red Panda area to learn more about this quiet yet territorial mammal.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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US$87.00
Price varies by group size
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Half Day Private Tour: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Half Day Private Tour: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Experience the magic of giant pandas on a half-day private tour to the Chengdu Research Base.  Skip the stress of navigating a foreign country on your own and relax in complimentary round-trip transportation from your hotel to the facility.  In addition to included admission, you enjoy free time to explore the base on your own. See panda babies, watch adults eating, and learn about breeding at the facility.  
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$133.34
Price varies by group size
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US$133.34
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Half-Day Tour at Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base

Half-Day Tour at Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base

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This is the perfect tour for animal lovers. Enjoy the ultimate stress-free day with round-trip transportation to Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Base included. The research base can be a popular attraction, but you won’t have to worry about waiting in long visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy having plenty of time to leisurely walk around the bamboo garden where roughly 80-100 pandas live.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$112.83
Price varies by group size
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US$112.83
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4-Hour Giant Panda Experience Private Tour With Morning Departure

4-Hour Giant Panda Experience Private Tour With Morning Departure

Both adult and baby giant pandas are at their most active during feeding time in the morning. Beat the rush-hour traffic to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, also known as Panda Base, with door-to-door private transfers and a private guide, and spend the morning getting to know this Chinese icon. An excellent choice with children.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$133.85
Price varies by group size
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US$133.85
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Small Group Half Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour

Small Group Half Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour

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Learn about the different stages of a giant panda’s life from infancy to adulthood. Visit the red panda area to see these quiet but territorial creatures. The tour proposal is very convenient with the hotel pick up and drop-off. We will inform you the exact pick-up time one day in advance.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$48.00
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US$48.00
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Chengdu Highlights Tour of Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

Chengdu Highlights Tour of Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Many of Chengdu’s popular attractions are on the outskirts of the city or deep in the Sichuan countryside. Instead of taking a chance on public transport or spending hours in a hot, crowded tour bus, enjoy a comfortable private transfer between two of the city’s highlights, the Dujiangyan Panda Base and the Leshan Giant Buddha, on this full-day tour. Start this tour at your hotel, drive direct from location to location, and return to Chengdu by early evening.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$187.18
Price varies by group size
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US$187.18
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Everything Panda Private Day Tour in Chengdu

Everything Panda Private Day Tour in Chengdu

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Take a private full-day panda-themed tour from Chengdu. Based around China’s most famous animal, the tour begins with private transportation from your hotel to the Chengdu Research Base.  Enjoy complimentary admission and ample time to observe pandas in a protected environment. Go beyond the traditional panda stop and visit the functioning Panda Post Office. Then snap a photo at the largest panda sculpture in the world, before return to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$182.06
Price varies by group size
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US$182.06
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Chengdu Private Sightseeing Tour with Panda Breeding Center Visit

Chengdu Private Sightseeing Tour with Panda Breeding Center Visit

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Discover the cultural and historical highlights of Chengdu on an enriching full-day tour of the spectacular city. On this private tour, venture to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to spend several hours observing adorable pandas, and then absorb the sacred ambience of the Zen Buddhist monastery during a leisurely lunch. Sip refreshing tea at a traditional teahouse in the picturesque park, and then meander through the narrow alleys of Kuan and Zhai Lane for dinner. Upgrade to immerse yourself in the melodious magic of the Sichuan opera.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$147.00
Price varies by group size
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US$147.00
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Panda tour Leshan Buddha Mt Qingcheng Emei Duijngyan Sichuan Kham Tibetan tour

Panda tour Leshan Buddha Mt Qingcheng Emei Duijngyan Sichuan Kham Tibetan tour

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Chengdu’s most famous residents aren’t human, they’re pandas. With this private tour, enjoy a customized day interacting with these black and white bears at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Design your own experience with options to help a panda keeper in their daily tasks, snap photos of the pandas under staff supervision, or simply observe red and giant pandas in their enclosures.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.00
Price varies by group size
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US$90.00
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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

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Combine a trip to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base with a visit to the Leshan Giant Buddha on this full-day private tour from Chengdu. With a private guide, travel via high-speed rail and private transfer. Entrance fees and lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$269.00
Price varies by group size
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US$269.00
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Morning Trip of Giant Panda Base in Chengdu

Morning Trip of Giant Panda Base in Chengdu

Take a morning trip to Chengdu Panda Base to catch Giant Pandas' most active time, see furry giant pandas eating and playing. Private air-conditioned vehicle, English-speaking guide and entrance ticket are all included. This half day Panda trip is always the first choice for all travelers.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$127.70
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US$127.70
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Private Tour of Chengdu Panda Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

Private Tour of Chengdu Panda Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Spend the day visiting two of the Chengdu area’s top locations on this full-day private tour. First, head to the Giant Panda breeding center for a closer look at these gentle giants. See them playing, take photos, and learn more about the conservation efforts from China. Then, head to the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha to admire the tranquility of the area and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$256.42
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US$256.42
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Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

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Combine visits to Chengdu Tianfu Square, the Leshan Giant Buddha, and the Chengdu Panda Breeding Base in one full-day tour from Chengdu. Pickup and drop-off at select Chengdu hotels included.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.84
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US$101.84
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Private Customizable Panda Trip in Chengdu

Private Customizable Panda Trip in Chengdu

This customizable tour experience is perfect for travelers who like the flexibility to plan their itinerary rather than having a fixed schedule. You won’t have to worry about booking transport as Chengdu hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Travel to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Pandas and customize the rest of your afternoon based on your interests. Potential highlights include Wuhou Temple, and Jinli Street.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$184.62
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US$184.62
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Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Base Tour

Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Base Tour

Enjoy personalized attention and a flexible schedule during this 3.5-hour private tour of the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Learn about the conservation and rehabilitation efforts pioneered here and watch pandas in all stages of life going about their daily business. Admission to the museum, documentary screening, and round-trip private transportation from Chengdu hotels provided.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$131.00
Price varies by group size
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US$131.00
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Private Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center Tour

Private Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center Tour

Even if you get the changes right, the bus trip to Chengdu’s Giant Panda Breeding Research Base can take an hour and a half—a long time for anyone, and an infinity with kids. Save time and hassle on this private trip, which whisks you from your door to the pandas and back again, leaving the afternoon free.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$105.49
Price varies by group size
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US$105.49
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Private Half-Day Tour Chengdu Panda Breeding Center

Private Half-Day Tour Chengdu Panda Breeding Center

On this half-day tour you will have the opportunity to see pandas play, feed, and lounge around at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. This tour includes a guide, hotel pickup (private transportation) and drop-off.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.00
Price varies by group size
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US$102.00
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Chengdu Customized Experience: Giant Pandas and Buddha Statue In One Day

Chengdu Customized Experience: Giant Pandas and Buddha Statue In One Day

One of Chengdu’s most loved attractions is Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding, and on this tour, you’ll be taken directly there after a convenient hotel pickup. Enjoy free time to see the pandas, before heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site—Leshan Giant Buddha. The tour gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace, and you can choose to either climb or take a boat ride once you’ve got to Leshan Giant Buddha.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$182.06
Price varies by group size
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US$182.06
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Private Tour: Chengdu Panda Research Center with One-Way Airport Transfer

Private Tour: Chengdu Panda Research Center with One-Way Airport Transfer

Combine a convenient ride to or from the Chengdu airport with a stop at one of the area's most famous attractions: the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This 5-hour private tour allows you to squeeze in a visit to the panda center (entrance tickets included) on your way to or from the airport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$147.00
Price varies by group size
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US$147.00
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Private Day Tour of Chengdu City Overivew

Private Day Tour of Chengdu City Overivew

See lovely furry Giant Panda at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, immerge in the local lifestyle at Renmin Park, stroll around Wide and Narrow Alleys to discover Chengdu culture, visit the only Post with the giant panda as its theme, and taste delicious lunch of Sichuan Cuisine, this private day tour brings you to have an overview of Chengdu.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$182.06
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US$182.06
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Half Day Morning Trip of Chengdu Giant Pandas

Half Day Morning Trip of Chengdu Giant Pandas

Spend half day with a local insider to explore the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda, see Chinese national treasure of lovely and furry giant pandas, enjoy comfortable transfer from Chengdu hotels and enrich your travel experience with a private tour guide.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.93
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US$126.93
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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

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Get up close to Chinese wildlife and ancient culture on a full-day tour from Chengdu. You have the option to take a private tour or join up with a group. Regardless, you relax in comfortable round trip transportation from your hotel.  Entrance is included to both the Leshan Grand Buddha and Chengdu Panda Base, where you also enjoy engaging tours with your guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
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Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Tour in Chengdu

Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding Tour in Chengdu

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On this half-day tour you will have the opportunity to see pandas play, feed, and lounge around at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.29
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US$91.29
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Chengdu Private Tour Of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and City Highlights With Lunch

Chengdu Private Tour Of Giant Panda Breeding Research Base and City Highlights With Lunch

Visit the world-famous Chengdu Panda Research Base and some of Chengdu’s highlights on an 8-hour private tour. View the giant pandas at the parkland base and send a postcard post-marked with a panda stamp. After lunch, take a walking tour of Chengdu’s Renmin Park and the quaint Qing-dynasty lanes of the Wide and Narrow Alleys, recalling the city's traditional life and culture. Your tour includes entrance fees, plus central hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145.48
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US$145.48
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Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding hours of operation: Daily 7:30am-6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 282 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding costs USD 8.95. Guided Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding tours start around USD 8.95 per person. See all 282 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding tickets and tours on Viator.
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