Panda Volunteer Tour

3 Days Giant Panda Volunteer Tour

Incredible Volunteering Experience in Dujiangyan Panda Base

A visit to Chengdu is not complete without a visit to see the cuddly giant pandas. However, seeing panda is not enough and taking volunteering work will definitely amaze you to the fullest.

This tour is specially designed for who only have a short stay in Chengdu and want to cover all the highlighted attractions as well as panda volunteer program. Wander in the laid-back city to explore Three Kingdom culture, taste some featured Sichuan food and snacks, see what locals doing for daily life…it means you’ll see in the local way, eat in local way and immerse yourselves in local environment for one day in Chengdu. Transfer yourselves to the closest UNESCO World Heritage Site near Chengdu - Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irritation System before you do one-day panda volunteer work in Dujiangyan Panda Base. These 3 days’ experience will be lifetime memory no matter when you think of it.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Chengdu / Dujiangyan Panda Base / Chengdu
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-CDD-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
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Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival & Chengdu (D)

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Ni Hao, welcome to Chengdu, the Hometown of Giant Pandas. You will be met by local tour guide at the arrival hall of Chengdu Airport and escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle.

In this afternoon, drive you to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the hustling downtown of Chengdu – Wenshu Temple. Marvel at the exquisite Buddhist architecture, soak in the reverent atmosphere, and wander on the peaceful paths.

Chengdu is famous for its relaxing and leisure pace throughout China, which will be proved after a stay in Renmin Park. Sit down, order a pot of Chinese tea, make a casual chat with your friends and watching locals indulging themselves in different kinds of folk entertainment – napping in a lively teahouse, playing mahjong, disco dancing, neck massage, ear cleaning…Next is an impressive trip to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time steals away from you quietly while walking on the lively streets which are full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, etc.

In this evening, you’ll try typical Sichuan cuisine in local restaurant.

Jinlin Street
Day 2 Chengdu - Dujiangyan (B, L)

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In the morning, take 1.5 hours’ drive from Chengdu to the Front Mountain of Mount Qingcheng, the home of Taoism. The famous Taoism temples are all located in the Front Mountain. Hike about half hour to Yuecheng Lake which lying quietly at the middle of the mountain, then take a five minute Buyun cable car up to the mountain. Then, walk to the mountain top and visit the historical Taoism temples along the way, including Shangqing Temple, Laojun Pavilion, etc. and experience the culture of Taoism and enjoy the fresh air and stunning scenery in the mountain. After arriving at the mountain top, go back along the same way you come.

After the mountain tour, head to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System, which was an irrigation project built in 256BC. The system is still working to irrigate Chengdu plain and it’s the actual reason why Chengdu is called as the “Land of Abundance”, and you will be amazed by the wisdom of ancient Chinese.

After this tour, you'll be driven to your hotel in Dujiangyan.

Baopingkou
Day 3 Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer (B, L)

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Today, you will head for Dujiangyan Panda Base to fulfill your life time panda volunteer work from 8: 30 to 16:00.

There are more than 40 giant pandas and 5 red pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base. During this one-day panda volunteer program, you’ll experience some activities including honorary keepers to clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the panda’s status and living conditions; prepare food for the pandas and also experience the fun of making the “Panda’s Cake”; deliver delicious “Cake” and fruits to the pandas personally and understand panda’s feeding habits; watch a panda documentary that shows scientific facts about pandas, to understand how humans protect them, and how we may live in harmony with them; plant bamboos and trees, as well as set up nametags and some more interesting and meaningful activities. After the panda volunteer activities, you’ll receive an official certificate from CCRCGP that proves your love for giant pandas, as well as souvenirs, like a panda badge, a panda T-shirt or a panda club magazine.

After the whole days’ volunteering experience, you will be driven back to your hotel in Chengdu or be escorted to Airport / Train Station to catch your flight or train to next destination.

Please Note:

1. The above arrangements will be adjusted according to the specific situations and the volunteer program may be delayed or inaccessible by inevitable requirements, control, and Force Majeure like earthquakes, epidemic...

2. Being a volunteer, you should apply it a week in advance with your Application Form and Health Examination Form.

3. Requirements & Limitations:

(a) Health Examination Form: To do the panda volunteer program at Dujiangyan Panda Base, you need to have a valid Health Examination Form (valid medical certificate and signature which could be applied in your country or in China). Feel free to contact our travel consultant for more information or let them register for you. (This form is to ensure that you are not carrying the infectious diseases or other illnesses which endanger the health of pandas.)
(b) Age & Number Limitations: The center can accept up to 30 volunteers (aged between 12 and 65) at any one time.
(c) Avoid Using Strong Smell: For pandas have keen sense of smell, volunteers should avoid using perfume or other odorous articles like mosquito repellent liquid, nail polish, skin care products, makeups, etc. on the volunteer work day.
(d) Dressing Code: During the panda volunteer program, you are required to wear comfortable shoes, like sports shoes, that are suitable for the work. Try to avoid sandals, slippers, high-heels, and so on. Besides, wear trousers, avoid shorts and skirts, etc. (during the program, the panda base will provide working jumpsuits in spring and winter, and T-shirts in summer and autumn for you.)
(e) Healthy Bodies: To well protect giant pandas, volunteers are required to be healthy, and people who are suffering from illness, like a cold, fever, influenza, and other infectious diseases are not suitable to do the panda volunteer programs.

4. If you have got more questions and ideas, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants.

Panda Volunteer Work to Clean Panda EnclosureDujiangyan Panda Feeding

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