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Book a Half-Day Chengdu Panda Tour and Explore the Popular Chengdu Panda Base

Pandas are national treasure in China, and Chengdu Panda Base is the must see attraction while your stay in Chengdu, it is a world-class research facility, conservation education center, and international educational tourism destination. Hence, if you want to get a glimpse of these adorable creatures, please book a Chengdu panda tour, and visit this world famous base. The base is home to approximately 100 pandas that live in a manmade environment built to reflect elements of their natural habitat. We'll have a chance to get fantastic photos at close range as we learn about their diet and mating habits and how they have survived despite increasing threats to their existence. If we're lucky, there may be infants to observe in the nursery. The park also includes habitat for red pandas, which we'll have a good chance to see and photograph as well. So, wait no more and book a Chengdu panda tour from us.

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Pick-up from your hotel in Chendgu around 7:30am and drive to Changdu Panda Base. Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre has been constructed and imitated the pandas' natural habitat in the hope that they could have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. There you can see pandas almost in their natural environment as they have plenty of space around them. They are incredibly adorable to watch. They spend most of their day eating bamboo. We will drop you back to Hotel before noon.

We can tailor make this trip so as to better meet your timing, budget and interests or arrange an private extension to explore China as you wish. Please contact us for more information.

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I heard the photo program with pandas is closed, is it true?
Yes, Unfortunately Chinese authorities are imposing an emergency ban on tourists approaching pandas. Few pandas are killed by Canine distemper which is a disease for pandas with the death rate as high as 80%. The disease will not harm human, however human could be the carrier and give it to pandas. The restrictions might be removed in the near future, we will update the information here. (3.18.2015)

Is it possible to extend the program to a full-day? What would you suggest?
Absolutely, you can tailor make your own itinerary. There are so many cool activities you can do while the stay in Chengdu, whether from historical attractions sight seeing to cooking class(Yes, we provide a very entertain cooking class.) You will never get enough from Chengdu. Click here to see what to do in Chengdu.

Do we really have to get up so early? I want to sleep in.
We recommend to visit pandas in the early morning, because they are active and is the best way to beat the crowd. Pandas has very thick fur, and they like low temperature weather. When the temperature start rising at noon/afternoon, they get very sleepy and inactive. In summer, they will even stay inside the rooms with air conditioners. 

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“Absolute Panda and Philip are the Best!!”
After reading trip advisor and getting a recommendation from a colleague, I booked a trip with Philip and Absolute Panda. It is the best trip and experience I have ever had with a tour group. Philip really personalizes your trip and provides great suggestions per your requests. His expertise and knowledge about the pandas was exceptional. We were one of the first people in the park as he had bought the tickets ahead of time. I was also able to be the first to sign up to spend several minutes petting a panda (well worth the additional 2000 RMB). It was definitely a highlight. They also only allow 20 people a day to handle the pandas so getting their early is a must and Philip knew exactly where to go to ensure I was able to book a spot with the panda for later in the morning.
After the Pandas, we took a trip to the ancient town of Luodai and ate at a local eatery. It was nice to experience some of the favorite foods in Sichuan and not be at a typical tourist restaurant. The shopping was great and very affordable and it appeared that I was the only tourist there. We also visited Jinli market which is a replica of a Han Dynasty (2000 years ago). It was beautifully decorated for the upcoming Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. The day was topped off by the Sichuan Opera which offered many skits including the famous face changing, folk music, opera singing, dancing and marionettes. 
Philip is also an excellent photographer and shared all his photos he took during our tour. In addition, because his camera was so much better than mine we used his camera for the Panda Research staff to take photos of me and the panda Shuang Xin (age 1 year 4 months). 
Please take advantage of visiting Chengdu when you are either in Beijing or Shanghai as it is a short flight from either city. Philip and Absolute Panda are highly recommended and I plan to fly back and book his tour company to visit Jiuzhaigou as well as the other panda base. Philip's knowledge and pricing for what you get in an experience can not be beat. Thank you Absolute Panda!!

“Highlight of my 2-month stay in China - I know whom to thank!”
I was on a business trip in Chengdu and wanted to explore the surrounding areas a bit. I was so lucky to find Philip and Absolute Panda! Philip is responsive, knowledgeable and super helpful. I told him a few places I'd really love to see (panda bears + the Dujiangyan irrigation project) and he arranged a great one day trip for me. In the morning we visited the Panda Breeding Center and I still treasure every moment of it. He made sure we arrived early so we got to see the pandas at their most active and playful (before it gets too hot for them). Philip also helped me secure a spot at the Panda Interaction Center (?) to ensure I was one of the lucky few on that day to be able to hold a baby panda bear. The "donation" cost a bit more than $200 but I think it's totally worth it. Without Philip it would have been very difficult for me to navigate through the center, and I absolutely couldn't have been able to find the Interaction Center (not very well marked as another reviewer mentioned) myself! In the afternoon we visited the Dujiangyan irrigation project, which is very impressive as well. It's amazing that it was designed and built more than two thousand years ago and is still functioning well. It is not as famous as the Great Wall, but its impact certainly far outweighed that of the Wall. Philip is also an accomplished photographer and brought along his professional grade camera. He took many pictures that day and kindly offered to have all pictures downloaded to my PC...
It was a fantastic day. I would recommend Absolute Panda to everyone!!!


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