tour, three panda preserves!
Research Base: This is the political and scientific
center of all China panda research.
Wolong Panda Preserve: Newly reconstructed,
will open soon although no official announcements have been
Bifengxia Panda Preserve:
This is the current best panda breeding facility, with the most
adult and baby pandas. The best panda volunteering is here.
The only China tour to visit the three best places to experience
Our 9, 11 & 12 day tours
Beijing - the current capital of China
Our 7 & 8 day tours begin in Chengdu
Chengdu - the most relaxed city in all of China
view each itinerary for what is included:
Sights that we visit in Beijing include the Great Wall &
the Summer Palace
From Beijing our group flies to the city of Chengdu where we
enjoy the Sichuan Opera Those in the 12 day tour will
then have a chance to experience a behind the scenes half day
volunteer program at the Chengdu Panda Base.
We then drive into the mountains to the small town of Yaan or
Ya'an to visit the
At Bifengxia our group has several days to work and play with
From Bifengxia we make the grand adventure trip & visit
the Wolong region. We plan to visit the newly built replace
Next we fly to the ancient China capital City of
Xian or Xi'an
to visit the Terra Cotta Museum
Then finally we leave China and head back to our homes wherever
they may be.
me, the guy who wrote the book about the Panda Breeding Preserves,
as I set out to visit the World's three best Panda research
and breeding facilities all on one tour.
This is Keith and I wanted to discuss tour prices. I know our
tour is higher than many Chinese tours. But we don't do
large bus tours. We don't force you to shop for hours on end
in special shop where we can collect commissions as high as
50%. We try to give you a broad and intimate view of China
as it is today.
Along with the cultural and people oriented side of our tours,
we provide you a special and meaningful experience with the
giant pandas. With this new tour design you can visit
as many as 3 different panda facilities. This is an amazing
By not following the traditional China tour operator protocols
our tours are just naturally more expensive. Compare a set meal
for $2 or $3 to any meal our groups sit down to enjoy and you
can see the difference. I'm positive our tour price gives
excellent value. It is not a budget discount package.
And I am positive no other tour will give you this type of panda
late 2016 and 2017 schedule is in the works with new dates to
be announced in early summer 2016
$2,595 with 5
Special Panda only trip. No touring in Xian or Beijing.
We take you directly to the pandas. For those with limited
A panda day is a tour day that includes activity at one
of the panda preserves. We mention this to give you an idea
of how much time you will have with the pandas.
sure to check out Keith's new book about the Panda's. Available
Giant Pandas and Me:
Ten Years of Discovery
by Keith E. Jones
Be sure and check out the
on line diary from our first ever 11
day Panda trip. 10 years ago. 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
baby photos click here
wild walk on Wangfujing Street
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. But to actually sit down and wrap your
arm around a panda, you will most likely need to choose some
optional extra photo opportunity while at one of the panda preserves.
This is choice you can make at the time you are there.
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).
we have been doing a little late spring cleaning and begining
to refresh our webpages, and our slideshows and videos, we came
across some old favorites. To the left of this is a video we
put together a few years ago with some pictures and videos from
some of our trips. We figured we'll put them up on the web and
let people enjoy them again. If you've traveled to China with
us and recognize any of the pictures or clips, send us an email,
we would love to hear from you.
A quick note about the video, there is no sound,
so put on a favorite song and enjoy the pictures and video clips.
If you're interested in being in the next video,
let us know that you would like to be a part of our next trips
and we'll make sure we get some good pictures and videos of
you with the pandas.
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