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1-day Experience Dujiangyan Panda Base Volunteer Program

Enjoy a full-day volunteer work with the panda pro at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base, you will clean the panda houses, make panda food, feed pandas, wath panda film, learn interesting panda facts and more.

Tour code: LCT-CT-06

Departure: Any day you want

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  • One-on-one Travel Consultant Service.
  • Flexible time schedule to suit your pace.
  • Selected and trained guides.
  • Meals are in quality local restaurants.
  • Western style service standard

Itinerary Summary

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Dates Destinations Itinerary Brief Meals Included
Chengdu/Dujiangyan/Chengdu Do volunteer work at Dujiangyan Panda Base. /

Day by Day Itinerary

  • Chengdu/Dujiangyan/Chengdu

    Transfer via: private vehicle

    Activities for today: Dujiangyan Panda Base

    07:00-08:30 Meet your guide and drive to Dujiangyan: Our guide will meet you at your hotel in Chengdu at 07:00. Then drive about 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base.

    08:30-09:00 Complete the Registration Procedures: Upon arrival at the base, our guide will help you deal with registration procedures. Then there will be a staff to inform you the dos and don'ts and offer you special uniform, gloves and volunteer card. When all the preparation works are done, the panda base will allocate workers to guide your work. Our tour guide will also accompany you for the entire time.

    09:00-11:00 Clean the Panda House: The volunteer program will literally start at around 09:00. The first work is to clean pandas' sheds and activity areas by sweeping out their excrements and leftovers. Sometimes, you may also assist the staff to smash up bamboo stems for pandas to eat. The cleaning usually takes around 1 hour. After that, you will have one hour to get around the base.

    11:00-13:00 Feed the Pandas & Have a Simple Lunch: At 11:00 or so, you will be arranged to feed giant pandas through bars of the enclosures under the guidance of professional feeders. Lunch will be offered at around 11:40 at the staff canteen. It is a simple Chinese lunch box and may be not to your taste. So we kindly suggest you prepare your favorite food in advance.

    13:00-14:00 Watch a short panda film about how to protect pandas and get along with them.

    14:00-15:00 Cleaning, Feeding & Making the Panda Cake: You might need to do the cleaning work or feeding according to the arrangement of the base. After that, you will be guided to the office to make the panda cake. The whole volunteer program is going to end at 15:30 or so and you will be awarded a certificate issued by the Dujiangyan Panda Base before leaving. Try to make the panda cake in person.

    15:30-17:00 Drive Back to Chengdu & Hotel Drop-off: After the volunteer work, our guide and driver will drive you back your hotel in Chengdu.

    The volunteer program is subject to cancellation due to government activities, healthy issues of pandas, overbooking... So please reserve the trip with us the earlier the better.

    The pandas are most active in the morning, so you should get up early to do the volunteer work.

    The above times and activities are for your reference. The schedule for the day is subject to the base's arrangement. For example, some pandas may be out of condition so they could only be fed once a day. Generally the feeding will be arranged at least once on the day.

    Please don't wear perfume or nail polish for the health of these adorable giant pandas.

    People under the age of 65 can participate in the volunteer program at Dujiangyan Panda Base. But for safety, children under 11 years old are not allowed to feed pandas.

    If you want to hold a panda for a photo (about 15-30 seconds), you need to pay the base RMB 1800 - 2000. This is an optional activity, it is not included in our quotation.

    We suggest booking your hotel in Dujiangyan if possible. In this case, you need not get up so early and drive 1.5 hours in the morning.

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Price Details

---- Price Includes

Private Transfers:
Between airports / railway station, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the cities specified in the itinerary by the private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
Entrance fees:
All entrance fees to scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of LocalChengduTours. ZTG will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All meals as specified in the itinerary. “B” stands for western breakfast “L” for Chinese Lunch in local Chinese restaurant. “D” for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The quotation is basic on the above normal meals. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, or Indian food etc, please inform us in advance.
Private tour escort for Sightseeing:
Normal sightseeing activities as outlined in the Itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide.
The English-speaking guide and driver of each city accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Accommodation (if include Yangtze Cruiser):
Service based on two adults sharing on one standard twin/double-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar class one.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
All the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax/ or train ticket(s) as specified in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

---- Price Excludes

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets, unless other wise noted.
Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...
Any meals which are not specified in the itinerary with “B”, “L” or “D”.
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of LocalChengduTours and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.