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China is experiencing a baby boom of the panda variety, and they and conservationists around the world, couldn’t be happier.
With the birth this week of healthy twin giant panda cubs taking the number of giant pandas born in captivity up to 19 for the year – the highest on record – lovers of the rare animals are in celebration mode.
And for good reason. With just 1,600 of the species left in the wild, the spike in the number of captive births looks promising for the endangered species.
If you’re gagging to grab a glimpse of the cute, cuddly, yet sadly endangered giant pandas for yourself, then a visit to the fascinating Panda Breeding Centre in Chengdu, China is a must.
Adventure World offers a number of tours that enable travellers to visit the Panda Breeding Centre in the Sichuan Province including:
4 days / 3 nights priced from $789 pp
The four day / three night Chengdu Uncovered independent tour is priced from $789 per person twin share and includes four star accommodation, meals, transfers, most sightseeing and entrance fees, as well as a local English-speaking guide.
As well as visiting the pandas at the Chengdu Breeding Centre, you’ll also get the chance to observe locals at a teahouse and stare in awe as you walk alongside Leshan’s giant Buddha.
3 days / 2 nights from $910 pp
The three day / two night Sichuan Explorer private tour is priced from $910 per person, twin share and includes four star accommodation, meals, transfers, selected sightseeing and entrance fees and a local English-speaking guide.
Highlights of the tour include visiting the giant pandas at the Chengdu Breeding Centre, taking in the mammoth Buddha at Leshan, experiencing Sichuan’s mountain scenery and sampling the fiery Sichuan cuisine.
For more information on these tours or any other to China contact Adventure World on 0800 899 111 or visit www.adventureworld.co.nz