Discover China's Hidden Wild Side

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A Far-East Safari to See Pandas, Explore Remote Nature Reserves & Search for Rare Wildlife

Deep in the Minshan Mountains of Sichuan province, great rivers and gorges dissect lush forests that shelter some of the world’s most endangered wildlife. This is the last wild habitat of the giant panda, which subsists on the bamboo protected within a network of remote nature reserves. Supported by WWF, World Wildlife Fund, these little-visited wilderness enclaves also shelter rare moon bears, golden monkeys, shaggy takin, blue sheep and exquisite birds, including the golden pheasant. Discover a side of China most travelers never see on Natural Habitat’s unique itinerary, carefully crafted to reveal rarely seen panda habitat, up-close encounters with pandas, and Chinese nature at its most entrancing.

Trip Highlights

  • Get close to giant pandas and learn about their conservation at three world-renowned panda research bases—plus a chance to volunteer in their care.
  • Travel deep into the distant mountains and forests of Sichuan and the Tibetan Plateau where we search for rare and endangered species found nowhere else on Earth
  • Exclusive permits grant us access into a remote, rarely visited wildlife reserve where we may find signs of some of the last wild giant pandas that live and breed freely