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Such a wonderful experience. The pandas are absolutely beautiful and we feel so privileged to have met them. Joseph at the Panda Base was great- so funny, caring and knowledgeable about the Pandas. He took all measures to ensure that we were safe but that we had a great time too! The work we assisted with was quite challenging at times but as we are not adverse to hard work, we relished it. I actually enjoyed being so active as I don't get to do much manual work any more. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone visiting or living in China. For us, it was worth every penny and more (I cried leaving!) Joseph was an absolute pleasure to meet and work with. Our driver Mark was always punctual and very funny to talk with! If booking I would also strongly recommend that you purchase the Panda cub photo opportunity, to me this was the highlight! No touching/cuddling the cubs so totally ethical. We also received two beautiful certificates. A highly rewarding experience! 10/10
Our guide, Andy, was amazing. She knew so much about both parts of the tour (the panda base and the Leshan Buddha). We learned so much and had so much fun. Andy is friendly and fun to be around. She went above and beyond, offering us suggestions for the other days we were in Chengdu. She is very passionate about pandas, and you can tell. Her passion translates very well during the tours. I came back from vacation telling all of my friends/family about that specific tour (I was on a 10-day long trip to two different regions in China). I will definitely send my friends/family to Andy when they go to Chengdu (we're located in Shanghai, so that will likely be soon!).
We were picked up on time by the wonderful Sheerlee and our driver and were quickly at the Panda breeding centre. While it was very crowded we did see many Pandas eating, playing and eventually sleeping. Then on to Leshan to see the amazing rock Buddha. One tip is to avoid Chinese holidays.
The visit of the Panda's was very effective as our guide knew exactly where to go so that we didn't have to waste any time. Also, the Buddha visit was well worth it and although a long drive from Chengdu, an interesting place to see .......
Fantastic tour with a very good English speaking guide who made the day into an excellent experience. I was taken care of from pick up to drop off. Would do the whole tour again and definitely take the same guide.