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clock-o3 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


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. Upgrade available to have your photo taken while holding a baby panda if conditions are favorable. Round-trip transportation from your Chengdu included.
  • 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
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 experience even more memorable by upgrading to hold a baby giant panda. Get your photograph taken as you hold an adorable six-month to 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 pandas remain in a calm and soothing environment. If you are unable to hold a baby panda, prior notice and a full refund is guaranteed.


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, Apr 2018

This tour was great, and just as advertised. Worley was an awesome tour guide, and knew so much about Chengdu and pandas. We were picked up promptly at 7:30am at our hotel, and were taken to the Panda Breeding Center. We were able to tour the facility and see all the pandas before getting ready for our photo with the panda! It was 20 seconds or so with the panda, who was sitting and eating bamboo the whole time. It was amazing though, and definitely worth it. Thanks again to Worley for all the information she provided and the fantastic tour!

, Jan 2018

I took this tour back in November. Worley met me at the hotel promptly and we headed toward the panda center about an hour away. She was full of information about the center and the city of Chengdu. Worley clearly was passionate about pandas and made the perfect host for the day! We spent the afternoon at the center. Worley helped find the best vantage points for views and photographs. This was one of the most memorable aspects of an incredible 2 week trip to China. I highly recommend this tour!

, Dec 2017

It was amazing experience. Panda cub was so cute and was able to hold her about half minute. Our tour guide Jenny was super nice and lovely. She was punctual and spoke English really well. She explained lot about Chengdu and pandas and gave lot of tips what to do and where to go in Chengdu. Must do!

, Dec 2017

A highly enjoyable day. The Panda Center is laid out remarkably well. The panda areas are spacious, natural and highly viewable. What a treat. And, as a bonus, our Viator guide was delightfully personable, well informed and quite conversive in English. Thank you for the experience.

, Dec 2017

Best tour guide and driver ever, thoroughly enjoyed our trip

, Nov 2017

The guide was very good. We saw a lot of pandas. I only wish we had more than five minutes sitting with the panda.

, Nov 2017

This was changed to a full day Wolong panda volunteer. Met at my hotel by Worley and driver right on time. A couple of hours drive to the reserve. Worley gave me a lot of panda and Chengdu information. She loves the pandas very much. The day was wonderful only 3 of us as volunteers. Well organized. We cleaned the enclosures, we swept up the floors, we feed the pandas and made from scratch the panda cakes. I took the optional panda picture opportunity with a one year old panda. Ive got some amazing pictures. Lots of opportunities to walk around the reserve. They are dedicated to saving pandas.

, Nov 2017

My panda experience was great. I was picked up at my hotel on time and guided by Worley. She was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. Definitely recommend this experience.

, Oct 2017

My day started with Rudy picking me up at my hotel and we were off to the panda breeding center. Rudy was top notch. We chatted all the way and I learned so much about him, Chengdu, Chinese culture, etc. I was glad to know that Rudy didn't just drop me off but came along and played tour guide. I saw about 10 or pandas - Tai San, Bao Bao, etc. That was so incredibly helpful because I do not speak mandarin. The only ones I didn't get to see were the red pandas because that area was under reno. After I 'held' the baby panda, I got my t-shirt, certificate and pin, and we were out. We chatted some more on the way back and he got me back to my hotel safe and sound. All around a wonderful experience!

, Oct 2017

excellent tour guide and wonderful experience

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