Keith Jones, Adventures with Wild Animals
Close Animal Encounters
Rub noses with a gray whale,  Pet a Giant Panda BearSnorkel with a shark, Walk a Tiger on a leash!

            China and the Giant Panda

 

Our tour 7, 11 or 13 day tour begins in
Beijing - the current capital of China
view each itinerary for what is included:
Sights that we visit in Beijing include
The Great Wall
The Summer Palace
The famous world renowned Chinese acrobats
From Beijing our group flies to the city of
Chengdu - the most relaxed city in all of China
In Chengdu we enjoy the
Sichuan Opera and Changing masks
We then drive into the mountains to the small town of Yaan or Ya'an to visit the
Bifengxia Panda Breeding Preserve
At Bifengxia our group has several days to work and play with the pandas.
Next we fly to the ancient China capital City of
Xian or Xi'an
We travel to Xian to visit the
The Terra Cotta Army Museum .
Finally those of you on our 13 day adventure will visit the most picturesque location in all of China;
Guilin and the Li River

Be sure and check out the on line diary from our 11 day Panda trip. Many interesting photos and detailed information about our trip. This was our first group tour in 2005. Since then hundreds of happy Panda fanatics have traveled with us to experience pandas up close.

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Click to view 11 day trip itinerary

Click to view 7 day trip itinerary

Click here to view recent photos from Bifengxia Panda Preserve.

Click for photos of Guilin segment of 13 day trip
also part of the 13 day
Click for photos of Longsheng Rice Terraces

Special optional experience Short time period inside the Panda Nursery, where you may bottle feed and burp a baby panda.  This special event has very limited availability and WAS NEVER offered before 2009.

Click Here to view our most recent panda photos.  Mother & baby Giant pandas together.

11 day China & Panda tour: $3,395
14 day includes 3 days in Guilin $3,795
7 day pandas only, Click here for itinerary $2,395 Special Panda only trip.  No touring in Xian or Beijing.  We take you directly to the pandas.  For those with limited time.
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                2011 trip dates:
   11 day 13 day    7 day
July 15 – 25 July 15-27 July 17 - 23
Oct 12– 22 Oct. 12-24 October 14 - 20
  2012 trip dates:
   11 day 13 day    7 day
April 16 - 26 April 16-28 April 18 - 24
June 20 - 30 June 22 - July 2 June 22 - 28
July 15 – 25 July 15 - 27 July 17 - 23
August 7– 17 August 7 - 19 August 9 - 15
Oct 8– 18 Oct. 8 - 20 Oct 10 - 16
September SPECIAL China's Silk Road Exploration. 10 day trip segments, $2195
Sept 1 - 10, Sept 11 - 20 & Sept 21 - 30

IMPORTANT:
Although the earthquake in China closed the Wolong Panda Preserve, our volunteer program and most of the pandas were relocated to a relatively close facility that was already being developed to replace the Wolong Preserve.  Most of the staff has also relocated to the Bifengxia Panda Preserve where we now do the volunteer panda portion of our China tours.

What's included in our BIG China panda trip price?
Meals, lodging in  3 star & 4 star or better hotels, all ground transportation while with the group, domestic air transportation within China, fees associated with our various side trips and an English speaking Chinese guide, plus Keith as the trip leader when available.  Side trips as noted in the trip itineraries.

Read about Taishan from Washington D.C. Zoo - Click here
 


It is easy to work with us to customize extensions of this tour for Yangtze River cruises or to visit other cities or wilderness areas either before or after our Panda intense tour.  Recommended sites include Shanghai and Guilin and the River Li day cruise or the rice terraces (said to be the most beautiful spots in China). 

Can I really pet a panda?
Yes,
our trip includes several days working behind the scenes at a Chinese Panda Breeding and Research facility.  Chores assigned to our group typically include carrying bamboo to the enclosures or maybe we'll be cleaning up panda poop.  One thing we can count on is that we will be right in there with the Giant Panda bears...and if you don't want to work inside the enclosures, you can still come along and be guaranteed the opportunity to pet a panda! No volunteer work required if you don't want to do it.   The only place in the world to get this close to Giant Pandas and their keepers.
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  to email us click here
Be sure and request a panda trip brochure  and photo Cd.

  to telephone us: 562-889-4016

 

At Jones Adventures, our vacation tours are all about helping people achieve their dreams of getting close to a particular animal while simultaneously enjoying a great vacation trip.  Keith has successfully led people on animal encounter trips since 1995.  He takes the worry out of the equation.   You don't need to waste hours, days and weeks of time planning and preparing for a trip, only to finally get there and be disappointed.  That's what our all inclusive tours are all about.  There are other tour operators who offer Pandas as part of their tour. We get you really close to these wonderful animals. Don't be mislead by trips that take you to Beijing or Chengdu to see the Pandas there.  Those locations DO NOT COMPARE to the Bifengxia Panda Preserve. There are no other tour operators with our experience and our success at putting clients together with wild animals in close encounters.  We believe that we have the best record in the world for successfully placing clients in close encounter situations with wild animals.  To read more about us click here.
Hotels may change due to availability or local conditions.  We always book into a 3 star or better and normally our hotels are 4 star.
** We reserve the right to change side trip and tour destinations to meet local conditions such as weather, renovation or overcrowding.
*** The work experience may vary considerably from month to month.  Work duties change with the seasons and with the individual health of each panda.  You will work with a panda keeper and your experience will be significantly related to the duties of that particular animal keeper.
Safety and health concerns for the pandas may alter the tour volunteer program in part, at any time.  Frequent changes to the pattern of work and to what is allowed and is not allowed is normal and customary.  The type of close encounters available as options or offered as part of the program change from time to time.

Links to all of our China trip website pages:
Main China entry page
photos taken at Bifengxia Panda Preserve

photos of volunteers working at Panda Preserve
11 day China & Pandas trip itinerary

7 day Pandas no sightseeing trip itinerary
Taishan & Meisheng photos & information
Photos from a trip when Keith's granddaughter Chelsea was along.
trip diary from Keith's first ever tour to the Panda Preserve in 2005
Bifengxia Panda Preserve - photos & notes
Great Wall photos & information from our tours
Chinese food and what you might expect to eat
Chengdu information page and what you might expect
Beijing information page and what you might expect
Xian information page and what you might expect
Guilin info. & pics about the prettiest place in china
Various side trips we can help you add to your tour
View photos from the Sichuan Opera
Terra Cotta Army Museum photos



Links to our other website pages
Main gray whale watching page
   More whale shark info   Blue whales of Loreto   Gray whales of Baja   Humpbacks of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   Narwhals of Baffin Island, Canada        about Baja Jones     contact info for Baja Jones   whale sharks worldwide   Holbox Island   Sea of Cortez, Bahia de Los Angeles whale sharks   Donsol, the Phillippine Islands whale sharks  whale shark trip photos 2005
whale watching in Baja, snorkeling with whale sharks, The Gray whale advocate homepage, Giant panda information, The Great Wall of China facts and information, Trip hotels, Beijing, Tourist attractions and sights, Chinese food, Xian segment of our trip, Chengdu segment of trip,

Gray whales, Tigers, Elephants, Giant Panda Bears, Blue whales, Whale sharks, Narwhals
China, Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Philippine Islands, Mexico, Arctic Circle
copyright 2011, Keith Jones
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California registered seller of travel #2055660-50
Unique vacations normally involving animals, culture and adventure
keith@greywhale.com or rowman1998@yahoo.com

Main gray whale watching page   More whale shark info   Blue whales of Loreto   Gray whales of Baja   Humpbacks of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico   Narwhals of Baffin Island, Canada        about Baja Jones     contact info for Baja Jones   whale sharks worldwide   Holbox Island   Sea of Cortez, Bahia de Los Angeles whale sharks   Donsol, the Phillippine Islands whale sharks  whale shark trip photos 2005 whale watching in Baja, snorkeling with whale sharks, The Gray whale advocate homepage, Giant panda information, The Great Wall of China facts and information, Trip hotels, Beijing, Tourist attractions and sights, Chinese food, Xian segment of our trip, Chengdu segment of trip,