Chengdu Private Sightseeing Tour with Panda Breeding Center Visit

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From $147.00

25 reviews   (4.80)

Price varies by group size

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Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This private city sightseeing tour of Chengdu takes you to all the highlights: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Temple, People’s Park and Old Town. Spend several hours watching adorable pandas before your guide takes you by private vehicle to the famous Zen Buddhist monastery for lunch. Then stroll down Kuanzhai Alley, followed by relax at a teahouse in the park and a local restaurant for dinner. Your full-day tour includes an optional upgrade to see the Sichuan culture opera show.

What's Included

Admission of all the places list in the itinerary

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch and snack dinner

Professional English-speaking guide

Tea service at a local teahouse

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

What's Not Included

Extra transfer fee about USD 60(car) to 100(van) if stay far out of 3rd ring road


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.

What To Expect

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
Meet your friendly English-speaking guide at your hotel lobby. After 40 mins driving, you will start your exciting day at Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. Spend your morning with the cutest, yet impressive, creatures in China! 3 hours inside the Panda Center, tour through the baby and adult panda areas and visit the red panda section to see these small adorable animals.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Wenshu Yuan Monastery
Wenshu Temple, a preserved Buddhist temple housing many precious works of art that are considered cultural relics. It is one of the most important Buddhist Temple in Chengdu City. You will enjoy a special vegetarian buffet lunch here with locals and monks. After lunch, visit this beautiful and peaceful Buddhist temple. Take a stroll at the temple complex with impressive buddha statues. See the monks and local prayers.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Kuanzhai Alley
Next, head over to the Kuanzhai Alley, one of Chengdu’s three historic conservation districts. Constructed in 1718 during the early years of the Qing dynasty, this pleasant pedestrian thoroughfare is home to a fascinating mix of classic Sichuan architecture and modern cafes and boutiques. While you walk, listen to commentary from your guide about the district's history and design, and witness how some of the city's old establishments — local restaurants, traditional teahouses, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations — sit alongside the new. Enjoy the sights of older-style buildings, gardens and rows of souvenir shops and vendors lining the street.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Chengdu Renmin Park
Travel to People’s Park to see locals going about their daily business like singing or dancing before witnessing the cultural idiosyncrasy of Match Corner, an enclave in which parents attempt to match their children with other eligible infants. Leisurely enjoy a cup of local tea by the river and then have your snack dinner at Zhongshuijiao, a time-honored brand loved by locals before head to your hotel, end your memorable day.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Tour of Pandas and much more
kim_k, 29-04-2021
Our tour guide Worley was great. She adapted the tour to meet our needs and wants. We never felt rushed or spent too long anywhere. The Panda Breeding Center was sooo much more than I could imagine, and it does my heart well to know that the Great Panda is recovering in the wild because of this program. Kudos to China! Great day tour with seeing sights that interested us, maybe not what others would want. That's because of a great tour guide.
Private tour & Knowledgeable tour guide Worley
wenyiz2016, 19-11-2019
Schedule: Panda Center + Temple Vegetarian Buffet + Wide and Narrow Alley + Tea experience in a local park + Local snacks

Since we only had 1 day free to explore the city, this tour schedule matched most things that we wanted to see, especially pandas! (Didn’t get a chance to visit Jinli Ancient Street and Temple of Marquis tho..) We had a vegetarian buffet lunch. It was surprisingly good.

Our tour guide Worley was wonderful! She taught us a lot about Chengdu and Chinese culture. She was also very patient, never rushed us. The tour wouldn’t be this good without her. So thank you Worley!
Private Tour Chengdu Pandas,Budda Temple,City
bellaestrella918, 12-11-2019
Haley, with Samtours did a great job in ensuring that our time in Chengdu was maximized. Our tour guide sent me a text the day before to let me know at what time to expect the driver. Since we stayed very close to the Giant Panda Breeding Station my colleague and I were picked up at our hotel at 8:00am. Hotel pick up from the city is around 7:30am. Our driver was very professional and understood enough English to let us know where we were headed. There is a bit of a walk from the parking lot at the Breeding Station, but you do get to see the murals of pandas along the way. Since our tickets were already purchased, we walked right in. We did see long queu lines waiting to buy tickets, so if time is a concern I highly recommend getting a private tour. There is a team at the entrance of the panda park, which is not included so do prepare for a bit of a walk. We were able to see various ages/stages of pandas from 3 weeks (in an incubator); to 3 months and numerous teenagers. Much as in human life, teenage pandas don't move when their caregivers call them. The call out was funny because the bears were busy posing for visitors while hanging on tree branches. The park is surrounded by bamboo trees which makes the temperature feel humid, although it was a bit nippy in early November. Next we visited the ted pandas, who ran comfortably from tree to tree above our heads. While not bears, but closer to the raccoon family... the red pandas are cute and love to fight over whole little pumpkins tangling from trees. After a few hours we headed for the buddha temple. At the temple we had an incredibly tasty vegetarian buffet. We also had tea in the garden after lunch which was lovely. The temple itself was impressive as were the beautifully kept bonsai gardens. Our great tour was followed by shopping in the city's narrow alleys. No pressure shopping whatsoever. Do ask about the handmade lipstick shop, it was great to watch it being made right before your eyes! Our last stop was supposed to be at People's Park, but since it was raining and there were no people... we shopped a little longer instead.
Pandas and city tour
barskyd, 12-10-2019
Worley was excellent. Spoke perfect English and very smart. Even though the tour was supposed to be 8 hrs, Worley spent extra time with us. She never rushed us , very patient. Taught us a lot about Chinese culture. Recommend this tour and ask for Worley she was the best!!
Beyond my expectations
Cassy S, 29-09-2019
Our tour guide, Emma, was extremely friendly and incredibly informational. We had a very good time on the tour. At the tea house, we had the best conversation about our countries, the similarities and the differences. Honestly, I feel like Emma completed our first trip to China. It wouldnt have been as good without her. I cannot recommend her more. The tour was good. The tour guide was great!

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