Peregrine Travel offers this packaged tour that is designed as an extension to your existing tour to China. For example, if you have a tour to visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, you can add this Eco Tour to your current itinerary. We will also gladly design a customized tour that will fit your needs. Please contact us or your travel agent.
Brief Introduction: Few people do not know about the Giant Panda. Their symbolic black and white fur-color distinguishes them well from any other animal. Giant Panda, with only about one thousand left in the wild, is also the most well known endangered animal in the world. The rare animal is endemic to China , though some habitats were found in northern Vietnam and other nearby areas over half a million years ago. Since the beginning, most of the research done on the Giant Panda has been carried out on-site in the Giant Panda’s natural habitats.
Wolong is a part of the Sichuan Province of China. From Chengdu, it is about a 3.5 hours drive. A longer drive from Wolong through the Balang Shan ( Balang Mountain ) will take you to Jiusaigou. Wolong is a highland positioned almost one thousand meters above sea level. The altitude causes much contrast in weather among the four seasons of the year.
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Clients will be able to spend 5 minutes hugging and taking photos with the Pandas.
Giant Panda Wolong Research Center
The Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center was one of the earliest research bases established in the early 1980s by the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In 1989, the Ministry of Forestry of the PRC and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) formulated the long-term Giant Panda Management Plan. Today, the Wolong Giant Panda Reserve Center has been turned into the Giant Panda Breeding Center focusing on research on breeding and bamboo ecology. Many other research projects are being carried out at other Reserves such as the one in the Qinling Mountains of Shaanxi Province.
The Center takes care of giant pandas under three situations:
*When the panda is brought up from captive breeding
*When the panda is separated from its group or rescued from injury, and has lost the ability to survive if released into the wild
*When the giant panda is ready to be released into the wild
The Center has two types of accommodations for giant pandas: the captive cages and the semi-nature enclosures.
Most of the giant pandas in the center stay individually in the captive cages, which are in fact large enclosures. Each cage consists of an in-door room and an out-door courtyard. The semi-nature enclosures are very large wild areas but protected by border fences. The giant pandas that will soon be released into the wild will be put in the semi-nature enclosures for a long enough period of time for them to adapt to the natural environment. Although food has to be provided, the giant pandas will sleep there, eat there and recover their natural survival skills until they can be released into the wild.
Chengdu Holiday Inn Crown Plaza
Description: The Hotel is strategically located in the commercial center of the city. It is within the main shopping expanse of Zong Fu Street, close to the Sichuan Provincial Exhibition centre and the major government offices. The hotel has 402 rooms.
Amenities: 24 Hour Room Service Baby-Sitting Beauty Salon Concierge Services Dry Cleaning/Laundry Foreign Currency Exchange Free Local Phone Calls Gift Shop Safety Deposit Box Secretarial Services Shoe Shine Turndown Service Wake Up Calls
Restaurant: There is a lobby bar and several restaurants, including the Sphere Cafe, Golden Century Chinese Restaurant, Spice Market and Fresh Deli Counter.
Guest Rooms: This is one of the few western 5 star luxurious hotels in Chengdu. The rooms and suites are furnished with luxuries of international standard, including marble bathrooms, individually controlled air-conditioning systems, color television with satellite TV, a private bar and coffee-making facilities. The hotel is also well fitted for disabled guests.
Location: 31 Zong Fu Street Chengdu, China
Location Description: With both the major shopping area of Zong Fu Street and Chengdu’s commercial center within walking distance, the hotel is ideally situated in the heart of the city. The hotel also has easy access to the airport (18 km) and the central railway station (less than 5 km).