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San Diego Zoo Escorts

Trip Details


May 14– 27, 2017


$5,590 plus airfare*

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Getting so close to pandas is something I will never forget.
Mark M.

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*Per person, double occupancy. Single travelers are encouraged to book WorldWild Tours on a twin-share basis.


Classic China, Giant Pandas,
& Yangzi River Cruise

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Daily Itinerary

May 14-15

Depart U.S. to Beijing. Arrive in Beijing the next day and transfer to hotel.

May 16

Beijing: Explore the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.

May 17

Beijing: Tour the picturesque Houhai district by pedicab. Visit with a local family in their home. Stroll along the Great Wall of China.

May 18

Fly to Xian and visit the extraordinary 2,300-year-old Terra-Cotta Warriors. Explore the Grand Mosque.

May 19

Visit the Han Emperor's Tomb and Yangling Museum. Fly to Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. Stroll along Jinli Street, a thriving artisan district.

May 20

Visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. Explore the Kuanzhaixianzi shopping district. Enjoy a hot pot dinner and Sichuan opera performance in the evening.

May 21

Return to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and spend extra time with the panda cubs in the kindergarten. Drive through the countryside to Dujiangyan and tour the Taoist Qingchengshan Mountain.

May 22

Visit the Dujiangyan Panda Park, operated by Wolong Panda Preserve. There you will help the panda keepers with their daily routines and have your photo taken with a panda. Then drive to Chengdu and take a bullet train to Chongqing, where you board the Victoria Katarina ship.

May 23-24

Yangzi River Cruise: Travel through the Three Gorges. Tour Immigration Village and see the breathtaking Lesser Gorge Danninghe. Visit the Three Gorges Dam at Sandouping.

May 25

Disembark the cruise at Yichang and fly to Shanghai. The evening is at your leisure.

May 26

Shanghai: Visit Yuyuan Garden in old Shanghai and tour the Shanghai Museum.  Enjoy your farewell banquet and then stroll along the Bund, viewing the colonial buildings along the Huangpu River.

May 27

Depart Shangai for the United States.  Arrive home the same day


Also Available:

Pre-Tour Extension to Tibet

May 10 – 15, 2017

Post-Tour Extension to Hong Kong

May 27 – 29, 2017


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