There are roughly 1,600 pandas left in the wild. Most of them live in Sichuan Province’s Wanglang Nature Reserve, also home to golden monkeys and red pandas. Trek through bamboo forests tracking the pandas’ routes and monitoring infrared cameras that record evidence of their existence on this nine-day Wild China adventure that uses World Wildlife Fund-trained local guides and staff.
If the wild pandas remain elusive, there’s always a visit to a nearby sanctuary that breeds and studies the animal—and lets visitors take trophy snapshots. Added bonus: A tai chi lesson is thrown into the cost of the trip. $3,930 per person.