The Chengdu Panda Sanctuary in China is now home to 70 bears including cubs and a nursery, where experts keep a close eye on their health and development. When I visited in 2008, I was blown away by their big kind eyes and ultra laidback approach to life; they are so adorable I almost couldn’t tear myself away.
Breakfast is the best time of day to visit the iconic Giant pandas as they are such sociable creatures during this time. You’ll find them lazing around in little groups munching on bamboo sticks and catching up, whilst they survey the little cubs who bound and tumble on the wooden climbing frame close by. This is the most animated time of day and indeed, the most important for a panda, as the rest of the day is spent largely sleeping it off.
If, like me, you are particularly fascinated by these gentle giants then not only can you now hold a cub in your arms at the sanctuary (or even volunteer with the staff!) but you can also fly there direct with British Airways!
To find out about a tailor-made trip to China with Audley, call one of our specialists on 01993 838 220 or contact us online.