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About AbsolutePanda Tour
AbsolutePanda is the only travel company focusing on Panda and other wildlife in China. We create responsible tours for people to enjoy and appreciate the beauty of wildlife and minority culture by our elaborately crafted products. At the same time, we hope local people can benefit from those programs and be aware of the importance of protecting these endangered animals and their habitats. Our vision is to create a harmonious relationship between tourists, local and nature by providing world-class sustainable travel.
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One-Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Base and Cooking Class

This tour combines two amazing experiences—visiting Chengdu’s Panda Base, and learning authentic Sichuan cooking skills. You’ll save time organizing transport by having hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers between sites included. Avoid long lines at Chengdu Panda Base by having entry tickets provided. A delicious local lunch is included, and you’ll also enjoy a Sichuan cooking class with a chance to eat the dishes you create.
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12 hours
from $203.08

One-Day Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base Volunteering and Irrigation System Tour

Volunteer numbers at the Dujiangyan Panda Base are strictly limited. So book ahead for a hands-on experience that will stay with you (and your family) for a lifetime. Spend the morning up close and personal with giant pandas—including feeding them. After a restaurant lunch, explore the Dujiangyan Irrigation System—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and Dujiangyan old town with your private guide. This is a door-to-door tour.
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12 hours
from $306.67
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Barbara A wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked with Absolute Panda for two and half days of panda time around Chengdu. Our guide, Philip helped us build the perfect experience. We volunteered for two days at Dujiangyan and spent the following morning at Chengdu Research Base. Philip knows the staff at the Dujiangyan panda base. He makes sure you will be given lots of panda time. Feeding panda bears was amazing - their soulful eyes express a thousand words. In the evenings, Philip arranged for us to try the ultimate Sichuan dining experiences as well as a Sichuan opera. Sharing a home-cooked meal that we learned to cook from Philip’s Mom was an extra special treat for us. Philip taught us to play Mahjong and shared his wealth of knowledge on Chinese culture and history. And it didn’t stop in Chengdu, Philip set us up with tours and travel arrangements in Xian, Beijing, and Zhangjiajie Forest! If you desire a special, customized tour of China with experienced guides that cater to your needs, book with Absolute Panda!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Patricia O wrote a review Dec 2019
Shanghai Region, China5 contributions2 helpful votes
This is my second time using Absolute Panda and they never disappoint. The trip was customized so we could maximize our one day in Chengdu. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Panda A, Manager at AbsolutePanda Tour
Responded Dec 9, 2019
Dear Patricia, We are very thankful for your good comments on us. Your encouragement is always good motivation for us. It is very glad for us to see that you have such a interest in Chinese history and panda. We will always cherish you as our distinguished guests and also friends. Hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Claude
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bradjosephs wrote a review Oct 2019
Homer, Alaska296 contributions39 helpful votes
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Sichuan is the world's best kept secret, and this company is the best company to travel with. The team is specialized in nature travel- for bird and mammal watching, botany tours, scenery, and culture. The guides are fantastic, speaking excellent english and possessing genuine passion for the region and for their clients. I just completed a two week tour with them this fall and it was logistically flawless, well planned, and we saw so much stunning wildlife and scenery. These guys are the best, trust me.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Panda A, Manager at AbsolutePanda Tour
Responded Dec 9, 2019
We are really thankful for your support and can not wait to see you again next year. Claude
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Steve Z wrote a review Sep 2019
San Rafael, California30 contributions25 helpful votes
Once more we go to see the people and places in Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai with Absolute Panda 708198826 This is now our sixth time with Absolute Panda, and again, it was another great experience of seeing people and places that are unique to China, particularly the Tibetan Plateau, We revisited a few places, but most of the trip was to new areas. These included both national geoparks or national forest parks, such as Kanbula in Qinghai , the Litang Tibetan Horse Festival, and a Tibetan prayer book printing press. As has been the case, we had flexibility to make changes along the way, since we were a small group. And Philip, the owner of Absolute Panda went out of his way to accommodate our needs .
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Panda A, Manager at AbsolutePanda Tour
Responded Dec 9, 2019
Dear Steve, AbsolutePanda can not be here today without your support. Your friendship will be a treasure for us forever. Claude
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Katy H wrote a review Aug 2019
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Absolute Panda put together a custom tour for me and my boyfriend. I absolutely love pandas and knew I wanted to volunteer at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base. I heard you could organize it without a guide, but the logistics were more than I wanted to deal with - paperwork, transport, etc. I also wanted to hold a panda, which had just been suspend when I started looking. I hoped by booking a tour they would monitor the panda holding situation and take care of everything else. I came across AbsolutePanda after looking at several other groups and I'm glad I did. I worked with Melinda and she made an excellent recommendation to just volunteer in the morning (you basically do the same thing morning and afternoon which might have been more than my boyfriend could handle). Instead, she suggested we spend the afternoon at the irrigation ditch or Mount QingCheng. We decided on Mount QingCheng. It was a wonderful place to visit, but I don't recommend walking up unless you really like steps... Anyway, Melinda was great. She brought us gifts and snacks. She asked in advance about any dietary restrictions/preferences. She even helped us book a hotel in another part of China. I absolutely recommend working with AbsolutePanda
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Panda A, Owner at AbsolutePanda Tour
Responded Aug 26, 2019
Hi Katy, Thank you so much for the feedback.It is our pleasure to try our best to arrange you a different experience with pandas and beyond.Wish next time you can spend more time in Sichuan to discover more .We are always happy to hear form you if you need any help from us. Thank you for your support and recommendation.Keep in touch! Cheers, Philip
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