Chengdu panda base half day trip
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It was founded in 1987, started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. By 2008, it had 124 panda births, and the captive panda population has grown to 83.
Located 10kms (6 miles) north of Chengdu city, Chengdu panda base covers an area of 600 acres. You can see the giant pandas, the red (or lesser) pandas, peacocks, and the black swans, furthermore, you may have a chance to take pictures with holding a panda by donating CNY 2000 (for option only). This donation program is subject to the availability of pandas on that day. Please bring enough Chinese cash, as credit card is not accepted here.
Our English speaking guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30a. m. Then we will drive about 40mins to Chengdu Panda Base, a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. Walk another 15mins in the bamboo groves from the entrance to pandas' nursery, and then we can see the lovely baby pandas (below 1. 5 years old). We will continue to see the sub-adult pandas (1. 5-5 year old), adult pandas (over 5 years old), red pandas, peacocks, black swans, to watch a 15mins movie about pandas, to visit panda and butterfly museum. After that, we will escort you back to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel lobbey
End location: your hotel lobbey
Duration: 5 hours
According to the traffic control policy(the car with 1 and 6 last Arabic numberals of the liscense number can't drive on Monday, 2 and 7 can't drive on Tuesday...) and the amount of your luggage, I will use different 5 seats sedan or SUV such as BMW X1, Honda CRV and Toyota Camry.
If there are over 4 persons, please contact me directly for the bigger van or coach.
1. Private air-con sedan car or SUV(BMW X1, Honda CRV, Toyota Camry)
2. English-Chinese speaking guide for private service.
3. Government taxs.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
58 CNY - The entrance ticket for the Panda base. If you are between 60 and 70, you can get half price ticket by your passports. If you are over 70 and the baby less than 1.2 meter, you can get free tickets.
2. Entrance tickets to the panda base.
3. Personal expenses such as drinks and sounevirs.
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Victor is an exceptional guide - professional, knowledgeable, passionate and energetic. The tour was flexible and we were able to go at our own pace. Apart from the panda base, we wanted somewhere closer to Chengdu, and Victor recommended the Sanxingdui Museum, which included captivating artefacts from ancient China. Overall, a great and memorable experience. Thank you Victor!