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Private Half-Day Chengdu Panda Breeding Center Tour with Optional Volunteer provided by Sam Tour China

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

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Updated 22/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sichuan is known for being home to giant pandas in the wild, and there are two popular sights to help with research and breeding of these incredible mammals—Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. Expand your panda knowledge, and see baby pandas up close by going on a half-day tour of one of the centers. No need to worry about figuring out local public transport as door-to-door transfers are included.
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    Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Meet your friendly English-speaking guide at your hotel lobby and you’ll head to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. Spend your morning with the cutest, yet impressive, creatures in China! 3 hours inside the Panda Center, tour through the baby and adult panda areas. On a guided tour, visit different sections of the center to get a full overview of a panda’s development. Visit the baby garden, where you can see giant panda cubs born in summer, which weigh only about 3.5 ounces (100 grams) at birth and by the third month are able to walk on their own. Then stop at the sub-adult garden, where the adolescent pandas hang out, and see the adult garden, which houses the giant pandas in all their full-grown glory. Take pictures of this endangered species eating bamboo, sleeping or frolicking about. Finally, visit the red panda section to see these small adorable animals and try to spot the sleeping red pandas stretched out on branches in the red panda garden.
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  • Hassle-free trip to see giant pandas up close, with entry tickets provided
  • Get there with ease—hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Find out fascinating insights about the growth stages of pandas
  • Possibility to upgrade and add on a panda feeding experience
Important Information
3–4 hours
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
  • Volunteer with Panda Feeding (if option selected)
  • Volunteer for baby panda ( if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Volunteer are available. Please consult our customer service for availability for this option.
  • Customers who book the panda volunteer option will tour the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. The center is approximately 90 minutes away from central Chengdu.
  • Customers who book the panda volunteer option please provide your date of birth.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Steven G wrote a review 20 Sep
3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fun time! The pandas were so cute and lovable. Our guide, Worley, was so sweet and helpful and friendly. Her English was fantastic and she was so knowledgeable about pandas. We appreciated that she always wanted to take pictures of us so we could have memories. The driver
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1 Helpful vote
Lindsay V wrote a review Jul 2020
Shanghai, China490 contributions51 helpful votes
I was picked up at my hotel and taken to the Panda Center. What a beautiful place! I can see why the pandas are so happy! My guide was SO knowledgeable and sweet and she really did know everything there was to know about pandas. Go early! The pandas don't like hot weather
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Date of experience: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Greggy wrote a review Jul 2020
Suzhou, China43 contributions10 helpful votes
I was picked up from my hotel to enjoy a day at the Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre. I opted not to do the volunteer program as I was happy just to view the pandas. There were many pandas on display. My host for the day was very informative about the breeding centre and enjoyed
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Date of experience: July 2020
2 Helpful votes
minnesotans4 wrote a review Feb 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota2,509 contributions872 helpful votes
A driver and a guide picked us up at our hotel at 8:00. The guide was fluent in English and very personable. Going first thing in the morning was advisable since the crowds were really starting to arrive when we left. We appreciated the informational signs in English and an
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1 Helpful vote
Steve D wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The tour was great, pickup was easy. The center was not crowded at all in January. I hear it gets busier later in the year though. The pandas were all fat and happy. You could get very close to them in their enclosures and right next to them obviously when feeding twice. The
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Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
About the operator

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By: Sam Tour China
Diverse experience .... Many acts
The diversity of acts - music, mask changing, Chinese tales, singing, many instruments. etc. We thoroughly enjoyed
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Marg M
A wonderful and colourful presentation.
We went to the Sichuan Opera in Chengdu as part of a tour package. The entire tour was excellent, and their choice
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Mask changing was incredible
We had a very difficult time finding the location and even with directions in Chinese, our driver could not find th
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Jackie E
Fantastic tour, amazing guide.
Our amazing guide Worley collected us from our hotel, we all instantly connected with her. We decided to use public
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Fun, memorable tour
This tour is a great tour if you are interested in the history of Taoism and the great engineering marvels that sup
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Amazing experience!
We booked this experience with my husband and we were very surprised by everything, the music, the diversity of per
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Mrs Lyn M
Emma’s pandas
We went to the opera while on a group tour of Chengdu, Xi’an and Beijing. Lovely night out and lots of locals atte
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Great show. Mask changing was remarkable
An enjoyable show with a variety of performances including music instruments, dances, and singing. The mask changin
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Best magic trick ever
As a teenager I saw a real Chinese opera - 8 hours long, music that was unbearable to an Occidental ear, fabulous c
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A place to know Chinese cultural history
A splendid chilly evening, the show lasted for approx 90 mins. Some parts were totally difficult for us to understa
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Wonderful and fascinating day
I'm really happy that I decided to pick this tour. This tour was a wonderful and fascinating experience. Well organ
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Private tour & Knowledgeable tour guide Worley
Schedule: Panda Center + Temple Vegetarian Buffet + Wide and Narrow Alley + Tea experience in a local park + Local
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Haley, with Samtours did a great job in ensuring that our time in Chengdu was maximized. Our tour guide sent me a t
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We were all pleasantly surprised. Wow what a show. Full of excitement. The dancers and puppetry were fantastic, but
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Fascinating insight into China beyond the city limits
This tour was one of the highlights of our one week stay In Chengdu. The process for booking the tour was very eas
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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