1-Day Panda Breeding Center Plus Chengdu City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:40 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel in downtown Chengdu
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel in downtown Chengdu or other specified drop-off point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This private city tour takes you to see China's iconic pandas in their natural setting on the outskirts of Chengdu.
Closer to town, You will enjoy a authentic Sichuan lunch cuisine in a local restaurant, visit the historical Wenshu Monastery in its traditional neighborhood.
Experience Chengdu's laid back way of life over a cup of jasmine tea in an ancient tea house in the People's Park, where the locals gather to play mahjong. stroll along Kuan-Zhai Alley.
To enrich the experience and ensure the flexibility ,you can choose the following tour options at the time of booking
City Tour with standard lunch
City tour with local special hotpot lunch(half spicy&half non spicy hotpot can be arranged)
City tour with hotpot lunch+Sichuan Opera(VIP seat)

Highlights

Instant Confirmation

Great overview and orientation of the city

Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Family friendly

All entrance fees included

Lunch included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

In the morning, meet your guide at hotel lobby and drive out of downtown Chengdu to the world famous Panda Breeding Center. As you spend the morning exploring this panda wonderland, your experienced guide will take you on the quieter paths,  while providing insightful facts about giant pandas.

Located on a gentle hill, Chengdu Panda  Center is nestled in a lush garden setting with bamboo forests, its own swan lake, and magnificent trees. As you begin your tour, you will see the centers more sedate adult pandas, but your walk takes you to the teenage juvenile panda enclosure, where five or more three year old live in a large open enclosure, making for wonderful photographs.

At the top of the hill, the panda nursery and kindergarten house the most adorable baby pandas. You might see them drinking milk or eating bamboo, rolling around on the grass, or occasionally fighting.  Depending on the weather, they could be climbing trees or snoozing under them. Unpredictable, but always entertaining!.

The Panda Breeding Center also protects the endangered red panda a type of raccoon, with a long tail and beautiful red fur. As your panda visit draws to a close, you will visit the souvenir  shop to do some small shopping.

After leaving the Panda Breeding Center, you will be transferred to the historic Wenshu Monastery, a haven of peace and tranquility, with well preserved architecture and a fascinating glimpse into an ancient world. Outside the Monastery , you will enjoy walking around the old neighborhood and its local market.

 For lunch, your guide will take you to  taste authentic Sichuan style dishes in local restaurant.(You can upgrade to hotpot lunch)

After lunch, you will visit the People's Park, a green oasis in the cement forest of Chengdu.  Sit in bamboo armchairs and sip a cup of jasmine tea in a traditional tea house while mingling with the locals and experiencing the relaxed Chengdu life. Inside the park, you will see many of the everyday activities, including dancing, singing, and match making!

As you leave the People's Park, a short walk will take you to the Kuan-Zhai Alleys (Wide-Narrow Alleys), a well traveled Chengdu landmark.

Here you will see the historical remains of the old Chengdu city and experience the leisure lifestyle of Chengdu locals. Walking through the alleys, you will enter both the most local and ancient yet international and stylish part of Chengdu.

This city tour will conclude around 4pm and your guide will escort you back to your hotel.

Extend your Chengdu experience to Sichuan opera in the evening is applicable .

To ensure the flexibility ,you can choose the following tour options at the time of booking

  • City Tour 
  • City tour with hotpot lunch(half spicy&half non spicy hotpot can be arranged)
  • City tour with hotpot lunch+Sichuan Opera(VIP seat)

Inclusions

Professional licensed English-speaking tour guide

Private transportation according to the itienerary

Tasty lunch in local Sichuan style restaurant or hotpot(depend on which tour option you choose)

Transportation per itinerary

Jasmine tea in People's Park

Free hotel pick-up and drop-off within 3rd ring road

Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)

Exclusions

Personal expense

Gratuities

Hotel pick-up&drop off surcharge iif hotel is out of 3rd ring road

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please provide address of your hotel at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Free hotel pick-up and drop-off within 3rd ring road

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Nov-2017

    We had a great time in the full day service tour with Amy, starting early on at the Panda Center, she helped us avoid the crowds and took us to very good viewing spots, then to the People's park, with clear explanations about daily life activities for the Chengdu city dwellers, nice Sichuan lunch after the Temple visit, and finishing visiting the old picturesque alleys.

  • 09-Nov-2017

    Very successful trip made more so by Winnie our guide
    She was very professional with a pleasant style but was also great fun to be with

  • 20-Mar-2017

    If you only have 1 day in Chengdu, this is a great way to see the highlights! Our group of 5 coworkers was picked up at the hotel by a comfortable minibus and treated to the excellent narration of our guide Cassie. We started at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding first thing in the morning when the pandas were eating and the young ones were frolicking. Such fun to watch and Cassie knew the best way to navigate through this large park. On my own I probably would have wandered for hours and only seen half as much! The pandas are as awesome as the videos you've seen and stories you heard! We had a lot of ground to cover, so no time for souvenir shopping though. :- After the pandas we stopped at the Comrade's Cantina, a restaurant modeled after the communal eating establishments of the Cultural Revolution. The place was jammed, but Cassie made sure we had a great selection of food, probably the best meal I had during my 2 weeks in China! After stuffing ourselves, we headed back toward the city center for a walk around the historic Wenshu Buddhist Monastery. For those sensitive to scents, there is a lot of incense being burned. I had to resort to wearing a mask to ward off the smog and other vapors. Again, Cassie provided great explanations of the history of Buddhism, the monastery, and contemporary Chinese thinking. We made a quick stop at the shop across the street where the famous water noodles are made and served. The noodles themselves don't have any distinct taste, but the sauces they put on will burn a hole in your mouth! :- Next was Wide and Narrow Alleys, which is an old military installation turned into a tourist center. It was very crowded with restaurants and shops of all kinds - even Starbucks! Its definitely a place to people watch and shop if you like that. You can get your ears cleaned too - a uniquely Chengdu experience I was not brave enough to try. They put a pointy object in your ear and then touch the other end with a vibrating tuning fork. Apparently it feels good if you're brave! Our next stop was People's Park with a stroll through to see huge groups of line dancers, a boating lake, food booths, the Match Making Corner, and many tea houses. We stopped for traditional afternoon tea and Cassie taught us how to play Mah Jong. It was a relaxing ending to an informative tour. Highly recommended!

  • 12-Feb-2017

    I'm originally from Ireland and have been living and working in China for the past three and a half years. This was my first trip to Chengdu so I didn't know the city that well,so decided to take a tour with this company. It was a great investment. My guide Cassie and driver promptly picked me up at 8.15 am and off we went to see the pandas. We went nice and early,not a huge crowd and got to see at least 20 of those special creatures enjoying their breakfast. I also saw some red pandas there,fascinating. After a wonderful stay of about three hours we went to the Wenshu Temple,a serene place where many Buddhists like to visit and pray. After a break for lunchconsisting of a selection of small Sichuan dishes we went to the Peoples Park and drank tea. It was quite busy with many locals doing the same as us. It rained a lot so Cassie and I sat there talking for about an hour. Her English skills are good and she told me many things about Chengdu and the daily life there. We finished the tour at the Kuanzhai Alleys,a vibrant and interesting place. Then I was driven back to my hotel after a thoroughly enjoyable experience. So glad I took the tour,it was good value,Cassie was very informative and able to answer any query and the driver was prompt and well organized. Couldn't have had a better introduction to Chengdu! : Recommended.

  • 10-Jan-2017

    My daughter and I booked the half-day tour of Chengdu and we happened to have Lily as our wonderful guide. Lily was prompt and cheery as she picked us up from the hotel in the morning, urging us to ask any questions we might have throughout the day. At the panda breeding center, she gave us lots of great tidbits on the park's history and operations, took us to several great panda viewing sites, and let us move through them at our own pace so that we never felt rushed. For lunch, Lily asked what kind of food and setting we were looking for and, when we said we were very open to new things, she suggested a simple, but unique vegetarian meal at a nunnery. Apart from being extremely delicious, the meal was definitely an unexpected highlight of the day as we shared the space in silence with the nuns and other diners. We then enjoyed a leisurely walk through the old section of Chengdu, stopping at shops and monasteries, and having all our questions met by very insightful responses from Lily. From there, Lily took us to the city center, showing us where we could buy post cards, pointing out local delicacies, and providing us a personal look into the dynamics of the city through her experience growing up there. To end the tour, she took us through the Railway Memorial Park, where she provided interesting backstory to the dance troupes and social groups meeting there. Finally, we had a nice, relaxing tea at the city's oldest teahouse, where Lily showed us proper tea etiquette and gave us an impromptu lesson on texting with Chinese characters. Upon saying goodbye, Lily reiterated that she liked to think of her tour guests as new friends and that we were free to contact her any time which we took her up on later that day in asking her for dinner suggestions. Her cheerfulness, openness, flexibility and attentiveness to our needs and style of traveling made her an impeccable guide, and the tour the best part of our visit to Chengdu. Thanks, Lily!

  • 13-Dec-2016

    my husband and I had an amazing time at Chengdu, China thanks to our private tour guide Lily She is just awesome. She showed us the best places in Chengdu! Always in our hearts Lily, thank you so much!
    I would, recommend this company, Lily and driver are amazing, professionals, honest, et.

  • 10-Dec-2016

    Getting to the panda centre early was a great advantage. While the centre is not crowded at this time of year it is still better to get there before the numbers build up. Nothing can beat the experience of seeing pandas in something approaching their natural habitat. And, the baby pandas are just incredible!
    The number of venues visited in the city was just right there is no point in trying to pack in too much. It is only by a leisurely-paced walk around the streets, parks and markets that one can get a good feel for the city and its people.
    The guide, Lily, was both charming and informative with excellent English and was able to explain various aspects of the local culture.