As the most well-known and adorable residents in Chengdu, pandas are always the most looked-forward-to and eye-catching superstars. For animal lovers, you can’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the pandas’ world and learn fascinating insights about their behavior and history as well as some fun facts.

With our carefully-designed half-day tour, you’ll enjoy spending time with these black and white bears, exploring the local cuisine-rich culture and the laid-back lifestyle, and having a tasty hot pot.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the adorable pandas, and more!
  • Enjoy a tasty hot pot in a restaurant without too much crowding.
  • No shopping, no tricks, no queuing… mini-groups of 6 participants make full use of your day with this well-designed itinerary to discover the city.
  • Free hotel pick-up and drop-off. No more worries about the complicated traffic system in Chengdu.
  • A local English-speaking guide will show you around, professional and passionate about making sure you have a wonderful day!
  • Connect seamlessly with your onward train or flight.

Detailed Itinerary

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A Welcome Call Before Your Day Trip

You’ll receive a welcome call from your guide via hotel, he/she will tell you the exact pick-up time for the next day’s trip. If you are not available at that moment, the tour guide will leave a message for you.

Just in case that if you don’t receive our emails or phone calls, please call our 24-hour hotline at +86-18074837277 or add WeChat ID: tracy-tang829 and we will put things right.

7:00 - 8:40 Hotel Pickup and Drive to Chengdu Panda Base

You will find your guide waiting for you at a previously agreed place, which is usually your hotel’s lobby, at an appointed time. For easy recognition, your guide will be holding a Trippest banner and your name.

Professional Guide Professional tour guide and our vehicle / Photo by: David Deng

You will then link up with your group, which will have a maximum of six members. This mini group tour is good for you to have a better experience.    

After collecting all of your group members, you will head to your first destination where you will have the opportunity to see giant pandas.

Chengdu Panda Base Chengdu Panda Base

Good to Know:

  • We don’t provide activities where you can touch pandas, such as holding pandas or joining volunteer programs.
  • Pandas are lively in the morning. Therefore, you will leave your hotel half an hour earlier to see the liveliest pandas during the day if you visit the Chengdu breeding base.
  • Keep a safe distance from the pandas during the visit. Don’t cross over the fences.
  • Take note that you will only receive free transportation if you reside within Chengdu’s three ring roads.
  • To ensure professionalism and safety, Trippest only employs drivers with over 5 years of experience.
  • We do not use vehicles that are more than 5 years old and all of our vehicles undergo regular inspections. The vehicles are also insured and air-conditioned.
  • We ensure your safety by equipping the vehicles with working safety belts. In addition, we offer unlimited bottled water. All you need to do is inform your travel consultant if you have any special needs with regard to the tour and the matter will be catered to. 
9:00 –11:00 Visit Pandas

Our trips are designed to make sure that you enjoy a good day without wasting any time so you can spend more time with these cute pandas. Staring at them and not having to do anything alone ensures you have a delightful time. Enjoy the peaceful time available with the pandas and commit the experience to memory by taking photos and videos.

Panda The Giant Panda

At the panda base At the panda base

Good to Know:

  • Carry a long lens if you want detailed pictures of the giant pandas. Keep in mind that you mustn’t use your flash when taking photos. Because panda’s eyes are very sensitive to light.
  • You should also resist the urge to feed the pandas. They have their own nutrition recipes. Your food is not good for them.
  • Don’t shout at the pandas, no matter how excited you are. They just don’t like to being disturbed.
11:00 – 13:00 Return to Chengdu Downtown and Enjoy Chengdu’s Hot Pot

Say goodbye to these cute babies. We are off to downtown of Chengdu city and stop at a popular local restaurant to enjoy the most popular local food in Chengdu – Hot pot.

The meal is so popular in China that there are approximately 3,000 restaurants offering hot pot in Chengdu. If you love spicy food, Chengdu is a food paradise.

Don’t worry if you are not a fan of spicy food as we will offer other dishes for you to eat. Eating in China is also an interesting learning opportunity during your trip. Your guide will show you how to use chopsticks effectively and the process of eating hot pot. We arrange for our customers to enjoy lunch with local people so that you can understand more about the local culture and lifestyle. 

Hot-pot in Chengdu Hot-pot in Chengdu

Good to Know:

  • You’ll find that there are many people queueing up for seats during lunchtime but we will try to make a reservation in advance to avoid wasting your precious time.
  • You will have enough time to enjoy your hot pot and learn more about the hot pot’s history and culture from your guide.
13:30 – 13:40 Return to Your Hotel or Go to the Train Station/Airport

Having a good meal is the ending to your half-day tour in Chengdu. After finishing it, you will be driven back to your hotel or train station/airport for your onward trip. We also offer additional transfer services between your hotel and Chengdu airport/train station.

You can click HERE to book transfer service or to learn more about it. Don’t forget to inform us before you travel to ensure perfect connections during your trip.   

Good to Know:

  • If you wish to take a flight out of Chengdu, we advise you to book it after 5pm so that you have enough time to get to the airport.
  • If you wish to take a train out of Chengdu, we advise that you book a train departing after 4pm. This will ensure that you enjoy your activities without fear of missing the train.
  • After your trip, you can share your experiences on Facebook or TripAdvisor. We wish you a pleasant journey in Chengdu!

Schedule and Pricing

Adult (age 12+) Child (age 2 – 11) Infant (age < 2)
$ 99 USD $ 89 USD free

Important Notes:

  1. This trip is NOT opened during the China National Day golden week from Oct. 1st to Oct. 8th.

Price Include:

  • Admission to Panda bases.
  • Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel.
  • English-speaking local guide service.
  • Chengdu hot-pot lunch at a local restaurant.

Price Exclude:

  • Train or Airport transfer.
  • Gratuities to your tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.
  • Your personal expenses.

FAQs About This Tour

What is the hotel pick-up and drop-off area?

The hotel collection and drop-off areas will be within the 3rd Ring Road of Chengdu.

For further distances, you need to hire a taxi to the appointed hotel which your tour guide will tell you the day before the trip.

Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off Area Map of Chengdu City Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off Area Map of Chengdu City

What is your cancellation policy?
  • If we are not able to implement the contract due to war, flood, typhoon, fire, strikes, storm, earthquake, or any other condition we are not able to foresee and avoid, we will inform customers at the first possible opportunity and offer the best possible solutions, and the final bill shall be settled based on the service we actually provide.
  • Up to 7 days before departure: 100% refund of all money paid, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • From 3 to 7 days before departure: 90% refund, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • Within 3 days before departure: no refund.
  • After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for canceled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
  • For groups of more than 10 people: The terms of cancellation may vary from case to case. Please ask your travel advisor regarding the cancellation policy for your group.
What if I want to make a last-minute booking?

In order to making sure we have enough time to arrange your trip and make sure the availability we usually require customer make their booking at least 24 hours in advance and that’s why you can not book directly on-line for a 24-hour last-minute booking.

But that does not mean you have no chance to book a last-minute trip within 24 hours. For urgent booking, please make a phone call to us at: +86-18807734970 to check the availability (usually it is available ) or send an email (not recommended as you may not get the response immediately) at:

How to connect Whatsapp, Google, Facebook and other social medias when you're traveling in China?

Due to state control of internet security in China, many popular websites and APPs are blocked, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, WhatsApp etc. It is very possible that you may not be able to receive your emails and other important information. For this reason, we highly recommend you to sign up for a VPN service(for example, ExpressVPN) before your trip, to make sure you can connect to the global internet.

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