When visitors from home and abroad come to Chengdu, one of their main objectives will be to see the lovely Giant Pandas. On this private day tour, you will not only see these lovely animals but also experience the incredible sensation of holding a baby panda at Dujiangyan Panda Base, visit the oldest and best-preserved water conservancy project - Dujiangyan Irrigation System, enjoy private travel service with a knowledgeable tour guide and professional driver.
See lovely furry giant pandas at Dujiangyan Panda Base
Experience the incredible sensation of panda holding
Gain once-in-a-lifetime memory with Giant Pandas
Visit the only surviving no-dam water conservancy project
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Private tour is operated with just your party
What You Can Expect:
Meet your guide at 8:00 am from your Chengdu downtown hotel lobby, aboard a comfortable vehicle and drive approximately 1.5 hours to your first stop at Dujiangyan Panda Base. Enjoy the scenic surroundings on the way and get more knowledge of Chengdu from your guide.
Upon arrival, tour guide will help you to register for panda holding program and show you around the Panda center. As Giant Pandas are very active in the morning, stroll around the panda center, you will see lovely giant pandas eating and playing with each other. Here you will have a close contact with giant pandas by having photos taken holding a baby panda. Although the process only takes a few minutes, one should be very careful, wear special protective clothing and follow staff instructions. The panda holding program allows you to take photos with a panda next to you or in your arms for about one minute, the staff at the panda base will help you to take photos and videos for you with your own equipment. Enjoy the magical experience of intimate contact with Giant Panda and get your photograph taken.
Later enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant and continue to visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation System honored as the 'Treasure of Sichuan'. It is the oldest and only surviving no-dam water conservancy project in the world, and it has been functioning for more than two thousand years. Explore this magnificent irrigation system with your guide to learn the history and its crucial role.
Afterwards, drive back to downtown and drop you off at the hotel to conclude the full day sightseeing.
Tour duration: 8 hours
Departure date: Daily
Departure point: Centrally located Chengdu hotels
Return point: Centrally located Chengdu hotels
Departure time: 8:00 am
Transport by private vehicle
Professional licensed driver
English-speaking tour guide
Panda holding fee
Fuel surcharge and tax
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Daily quota of 30 tourists is imposed by the Panda Base
Program may be adjusted based on the health condition of the pandas
Health certificate and passport copy are required for all passengers
Please book 5 days in advance and provide documents after booking
Donation to Panda Foundation for Panda Holding is compulsory and included in the tour fee, the money raised from this activity will help the non-profit center continue its vital research into this endangered species.