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Chengdu Panda tour optional Panda keeper and Cooking food

Chengdu, China
Chengdu Panda tour optional Panda keeper and Cooking food

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Chengdu’s most famous residents aren’t human, they’re pandas. With this private tour, enjoy a customized day interacting with these black and white bears at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Design your own experience with options to help a panda keeper in their daily tasks, snap photos of the pandas under staff supervision, or simply observe red and giant pandas in their enclosures.
  • Focus on the panda interactions you’re most interested in
  • Explore with your own private guide; ask all the questions you want
  • Learn about the center’s successful panda breeding program
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off right from your Chengdu hotel lobby
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Transport by private vehicle
English speaking driver/guide
Panda Keeper Experience 1400CNY/each Pay onsite

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we will pick up guests all hotels in Chengdu .
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 9years below suitable feed Panda need skip cleans
  • Panda keeper no physical touch panda ,only feeding through cage
  • Dujingyan panda center or Chengdu panda breeding center only visit One of it on this trip ,
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Panda keeper program need pay extra 1400 CNY for each to center
  • Most travelers can participate
  • need all nucleic acid test for choice panda keeper , please contacts with us advanced
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discovery more
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Chengdu Panda tour optional Panda keeper and Cooking food ?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Chengdu Panda tour optional Panda keeper and Cooking food ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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  • "Booking this experience paid for admission into the park, an English speaking tour guide, and transportation from our hotel to the pandas and back." See review


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Panda Keeper Experience
Victor V
, Dec 2019
Booking this experience paid for admission into the park, an English speaking tour guide, and transportation from our hotel to the pandas and back. It also included lunch at the panda park and a visit to a nearby panda village. Our tour guides Jay and Cheryl were well knowledgeable and very friendly. I would highly recommend booking with them. They took care of getting us there in a timely manner, purchasing our tickets, and helping us every step of the way. Upon arrival, we were offered the opportunity to participate in the optional panda keeper experience for an additional 900CNY (~$125). After having done the experience, I would highly recommend it! Participating in the panda keeper experience allowed us behind the scenes, into the panda enclosures, and with direct contact of the pandas. We were able to help clean the outdoor panda gardens, the indoor panda cages, make panda protein cakes, feed the pandas two different times, prepare food for the pandas, watch a documentary about pandas and efforts to help increase their population, and explore every inch of the park itself. Meeting the different pandas was incredible! We learned about each of their individual stories, how they got to the panda park, and what their journey after might be like. Overall, I would encourage everyone to participate in the panda keeper experience. Not only does it benefit the pandas and the park, but you also get the experience of a lifetime!
Wonderful experience
Joanna M
, Aug 2019
We had the BEST tour of the pandas. Cheryl, our tour guide, was excellent. Such an incredible experience! Highly recommended.
Learned a lot
, Jun 2019
My tour guide Sheryl was more than helpful. She provided immense amount of information on pandas and she helped taking pictures. Since I was fasting that day, Jay and Sheryl took me to Kung fu panda village, which was interesting to see. Overall, a great experience with friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. Highly recommended
Great times.
, Apr 2019
Jay was a great host. He was very knowledgeable and quite personable. He made the experience really amazing. Even gave us some great tips for breakfast the next morning.
Highlight of our China trip
, Jan 2019
What a fantastic day! It was a long drive to the centre but the scenery on the drive was interesting. We then worked hard scooping up poop and bamboo (glad it was winter so the smell wasn't bad!) We also got to make panda cakes and feed a panda. It was the highlight of our China trip.
Best day ever!
, Oct 2018
Going to see the pandas in China and actually holding one was a dream come true. My tour guides were amazing. They were on time, accommodating, and knowledgeable about the pandas and the Dujiangyan base center. The ancient city tour was also a highlight of my trip. I would definitely recommend this package to my friends.
My family had a great time on this...
Ida H
, Oct 2018
My family had a great time on this tour! We held and feed the pandas, which was an incredible experience! Our guide for the day was Jay and he was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating with everything we wanted. He knew all of the pandas by name, how old they were, how they behave etc. We also learned a lot from him about the region, culture, and life in China throughout the day. During the tour we asked if we could try hot pot for lunch since that is very popular in Sichuan, so Jay took us to a great restaurant, helped us order, and we had a great time trying food that we otherwise wouldn't have ordered! Before heading to the airport we asked to visit one of the temples in town which was a great way to end the day. Overall it was one of the best days we had during our entire trip.
It was an amazing experience!! That day...
, Sep 2018
It was an amazing experience!! That day Dujiangyan was expecting a lot of visitors, so we went to Wolong center instead. The opportunity to interact and touch such a rare animal is awesome. I did the photo and feeding option and was done around lunch time. My guide was Sean, and I would highly recommend him. Good English, clean car, prompt pic-up, knows a lot about pandas. We had lunch after panda visit in the nearby town, the weather was great, and the drive to to Wolong goes through tunnels, mountains- very scenic!
Went with my daughter. We both did...
Gary L
, Aug 2018
Went with my daughter. We both did the feeding and she did the holding. She really enjoyed hugging a panda. The feeding/cleaning is definitely worth the money. Same with the hugging - when else in your life will you get to hug a panda.
This was one of the most amazing...
, Jul 2018
This was one of the most amazing experiences! Our tour guide was so wonderful and knowledgeable. You could tell that he really loved the pandas and cared about them. The Dujiangyan Panda Center is a true rescue and rehab facility--not a tourist center. Our time with the panda was very short, which was a little disappointing, but it was very memorable. We also loved spending time watching the other older pandas who were getting ready to be released back into the wild. Our guide knew each one's name and had info on their personalities and habits. After spending time with the pandas we had the most amazing meal at a small, off the beaten path restaurant. It was one of the best meals of the trip! Then we went to an ancient village and spent some time walking around, eating steamed buns and shopping. It was an incredible day!
This was so good from start to...
karen u
, Jun 2018
This was so good from start to finish we had the best time, air condition car to panda centre taking about 2 hours when we arrived we had a look around the panda houses they where out and eating spent a good few hours just looking at these wonderful animals, we then went to office where we were given boiler suits to put on you only get a very small amount of time with the pandas but the staff were very helpful they took lots of photos on my phone, as well as both of us taking some with a camera. can not rate this highly enough we had the best time.
The tour was great. Jay and Lareina...
Michelle L
, Apr 2018
The tour was great. Jay and Lareina were punctual, courteous and caring. Panda holding was awesome. The ancient town was charming. Overall, this is amazing experience.
The best tour we had in China! Daisy...
, Apr 2018
The best tour we had in China! Daisy and Yay are great, very knowledgable and courteous. They were on time and confirmed the booking prior to arrival. The vehicle is spacious and air-conditioned, very comfortable ride. Panda holding experience although very quick was amazing! Daisy spend the afternoon with us showing around Chendgu, very enjoyable! We also on the advice of the tour guides went to try the famous Hot Pot in Chengdu which was very much enjoyed. I recommend this tour to everyone 100! daisy, we will be back to the lovely Sichuan province!
We highly recommend this tour! Jay...
, Mar 2018
We highly recommend this tour! Jay and Daisy were exceptional, punctual , caring and welcoming. The Panda Experience was more than expected. The pictures with the Panda were worth everything.Lunch was delicious and fun. The Ancient Town was charming and authentic. With Jay, satisfaction guaranteed
My husband and I booked the 2pax...
Caroline A
, Mar 2018
My husband and I booked the 2pax Private car tour the last minute day before and contacted Jay our contact right away to make sure that he received my reservations. They didn't have enough cars so he made arrangements just to make sure our reservation would be accommodated. The night before our tour, my husband got food poisoning we were coming from Xi'an and informed Jay right away that he wont be able to go and suggested to reschedule my husband the day after. He was very nice about the whole situation and accommodated our request. My husband got to go the day after. The panda holding is such a surreal experience. You have to pay a little bit more but I thought it was worth it. : I dont think any other panda facilities in China has this kind of option for tourists. From start to finish, we were very comfortable and our guide Bella was very nice, approachable and knowledgeable. She even went out of her way to help me find a pharmacy to buy medicine for my husband.
This tour was perfect. Everything...
Kelly M
, Dec 2017
This tour was perfect. Everything went as expected. We were picked up from our hotel on time. We spent about an hour preparing bamboo and cleaning the enclosures while getting up close with the Pandas. After this we had our Panda holding and feeding, before walking around the park again. The Panda Center is beautiful and the Pandas are well cared for. Our tour guide Jay was also wonderful. He was extremely enthusiastic and also took us in his lunch time around the Old Town and Temple near by.
Jay was an amazing guide with...
Walid D
, Nov 2017
Jay was an amazing guide with excellent English and went out of the way to make sure i had a great experience and was happy in every way! Thanks jay
This tour was a once in a lifetime...
Marilyn W
, Oct 2017
This tour was a once in a lifetime opportunity to really be close to the pandas. Not sure how much longer China will even allow this type of interaction. The center has many pandas including the ones that were in the Washington DC zoo before they went back to China. However, interacting with the panda was an unbelievable experience! Their is a cost about 300 in addition to the tour per person at the center but it was a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
A fantastic trip and tour guide. The...
, Oct 2017
A fantastic trip and tour guide. The panda holding experience was something very special. Jay, our tour guide, arrived promptly at our hotel with the driver, and delighted us with lots of information about pandas and their care en route and answered all sorts of questions that we had. We got to see lots of pandas at the center before we were taken to suit up and go out to the Panda holding experience. Because we were a smaller group we got a bit longer with the panda than the usual 30 seconds which was great! They let you sit right next to the panda while it happily munches on bamboo and you get to stroke it/gently hug it if you wish it's the ears/belly that you're told not to touch and basically not to hug it too tight for obvious reasons. Once we were done, Jay accommodated our request for an early lunch and I got to try some authentic Szechuan cuisine. The temple trip was very serene once we got to the top and we got plenty of good pics. We were then driven back to our hotel and given some great tips about the area and places to go. Once again I can't thank Jay enough - it was refreshing to have a fluent and flexible tour guide and the panda holding experience was amazing
Meeting the pandas were very quick...
, Aug 2017
Meeting the pandas were very quick but this tour is definitely worth it! Our tour guide was Louis and I highly recommend him! He's very knowledgeable, fluent in English and has a great sense of humor. He was able to give us a lot of information about the pandas and much more about China. Good job!!!

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