China Panda Tours
Giant Pandas, the endangered chubby creatures considered a national symbol of China, mainly lives in central western and southwest China, especially Chengdu in Sichuan Province. Easy Tour China arranges tailor-made panda tours to visit the giant panda reserves, bases, and natural inhabit, with the rare opportunity to interact with these unique animals, watch them eating bamboo and special cakes and see panda cubs playing on the grasslands.
By taking our China panda tours, you can join the volunteer programs at Dujiangyan, Bifengxia or Wolong panda bases, and be an honorary panda keeper to take care of them, clean their house, make foods and feed them.
Are you a big fan of giant panda and always dreaming of a life-time panda journey? Contact us right now to create your own unforgettable experience with giant pandas in China.
The Best Places to See Pandas in China
Chengdu, which boasts several panda bases in or nearby the city, is the best place to see giant pandas in China. Dujiangyan, Bifengxia and wolong bases are the best choices if planning a panda keeper program tour.
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding – located right in the Chengdu City, the base is the most popular choice for regular panda trips.
Dujiangyan Panda Base – part of the UNESCO-listed panda sanctuary in China, and right next to Taoist Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System dating to 250 BC
Wolong Shenshuping Panda Base – it was reopened in 2016, with panda wilderness training, so visitors can witness the original habitat of giant pandas.
Bifengxia Panda Base – with both wild pandas and those in captivity, the base offers visitors a chance to see the little pandas.
Suggested China Pandas Tours
- Enjoy 2 days panda volunteer program, being a happy keeper at Bifengxia Panda Base.
- Explore big-name attractions of China, such as the great Wall and Forbidden City, with expert guide.
- Experience the traditional and modern Shanghai.
- The tour package includes must-visits of China: Terracotta Army, Great Wall, Palace Museum, pandas…
- Discover the ancient Buddhist shrines in Lhasa, including Potala Palace.
- Visit Lijiang Old Town and the wild Yunnan, witnessing another side of China.
- Slide into the fairyland of karst landscape, enjoying Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo.
- Discover Chengdu cultural highlights, with a close contact with adorable giant pandas.
- Take a spiritual Tibet Tour to visit ancient Buddhist temples & palaces, savor breathtaking views of Tibet plateau.
- Cruise legendary Yangtze River to witness China’s dramatic natural and cultural landscape in a relaxing way.
Chengdu Panda Tours with Panda Volunteer Program
We provide the following sample itineraries to help you to customize your own China Chengdu panda tour. Don’t hesitate to let us know your travel style, and the attractions and destinations you’d like to go.
FAQs about China panda tours
Where can I hold a panda in China and take photos?
Normally, at Bifengxia, Dujiangyan Panda Bases and Wolong Panda Research Center, visitors can donate CNY1,800 for each person to hold a panda and take photos.
However, please be noted that this donation program been temporarily suspended. We’ll update the information if there’s further news.
When is the best time to see pandas?
Visitors are encouraged to visit pandas during the morning time, especially between 08:30am and 10:30am, when the pandas are very active playing or happily eating their breakfast.
Since the panda mums usually give birth to panda babies from June to September, there’re chances you may see panda cubs from September to December.
Do I need a health certificate for a panda volunteer tour?
Yes, you’re required to obtain a health certificate to join in the panda keeper volunteer program. Please be free to contact with your travel consultant at Easy Tour China for details.
Are there any other places to see pandas in China, if I don’t go to Chengdu?
If your China holiday doesn’t include Chengdu or other destinations in Sichuan, but you still want to see pandas, you can visit the zoo in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing or Guilin, Hong Kong Ocean Park, or Macau Giant Panda Pavilion.
How to volunteer with pandas in China?
Currently, Dujiangyan Panda Base of the Giant Panda Research Center, Wolong Panda Research Center and Bifengxia Panda Base offer panda volunteer program for visitors from all over the world. Easy Tour China can customize panda volunteer tours in China, so you can choose the base that interests you and be an honorary panda keeper. It means that you will work with the scientists and professionals keepers at the base to look after pandas and help to improve the living environment of the endangered pandas.
The volunteer program usually lasts from 1 to 2 days, and can be extended to a week or even longer.