2 Days Bifengxia Panda Volunteer Program with Chengdu Tour

Lifetime Memory with Giant Pandas

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This 5 days panda tour with Chengdu will take you to see the real highlights in Chengdu to explore its thousands-of-year long history, wonderful culture and leisure feature well-known domestically. Also, we will arrange some great time for you to get close to the giant pandas and offer you chances to do respectful contribution to help protect the endangered pandas by joining to be a volunteer in Bifengxia Panda Base. This go will be your unforgettable memory in your lifetime!

Highlights of this tour:

      • Pay a visit to the well-known highlights of Wenshu Monastery, Renmin Park and Jinli Ancient Street to savor the profound history, great culture, city leisure and other charm of Chengdu.
      • Watch giant pandas closely at the real home city - Ya’an, and be a panda volunteer to help taking care of pandas to know how to protect them.

    Panda Base Comparison & Selection: For most of panda fans who want a place to do volunteer program, they will choose Dujiangyan Panda Base which is the nearest one from Chengdu with 1.5 hours’ drive. The round-trip takes only 1 day. For travelers who have one more extra day, Bifengxia Panda Base is a good place to go!

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from Request
  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 / Bifengxia Panda Base / Chengdu
Travel Length:
2 Days and 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-CBP-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or groups
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureEcologicalHikingPhotographReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Your tour - at a glance

Day 1 Chengdu Tour & Transfer to Ya'an for Pre-work Training of Panda Volunteer

Spend leisure time exploring the highlighting sites in Chengdu: Wenshu Monastery, Renmin Park, and Jinli Ancient Street. Drive to Bifengxia Panda Base and then participate in the pre-work training about the panda volunteer activity.

Day 2 Bifengxia Panda Volunteer Program & Back to Chengdu

Join the 1-day panda volunteer program to clean the panda’s enclosure, feed panda, prepared food for panda, watch panda documentary, learn about the protection of giant pandas. Drive back to Chengdu. Your local guide and driver will take you to catch your flight / train at the Airport / training station to your next destination or back home.

Full Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Chengdu - Bifengxia Panda Base ( B, L )

Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Panda.

Your local guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and escort you to visit famous attractions in the downtown to feel the strong leisure culture of Chengdu.

Firstly, you will visit 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.

After the tour, you will be driven to Ya’an, known as the “Rain City” for about 2.5 hours. Then, be escorted to Bifengxia Panda Base to have the pre-work training about your volunteer work. You will know how to do the daily work of the staff at the base, get the volunteer’s suit, gloves, passing card, and go through some relative procedures to get well preparation.

Stay overnight in Ya’an.

  • Wenshu Monastery Monk Buddhist Monk at Wenshu Monastery
  • Jinli Old Street Jinli Old Street

Day 2 Bifengxia Panda Volunteer - Chengdu ( B, L )

On this day, you will be transferred from your hotel to Bifengxia Panda Base, where you can see giant panda living happily in their real homeland city of Ya’an. Take your rare opportunity to start your meaningful 1 full day giant panda volunteer activity and help protect them by your own contribution.

09:00-11:30 Panda Cleaner

Clean the enclosures of pandas, take out left-over bamboos, clean panda’s drops, and complete the task list.

11:30-12:00 Feed Panda

Feed panda with their favorite food like panda cakes, bamboo shoots and fruits personally.

12:00-13:30 Lunch & Panda Documentary

Gather at the volunteer service center and enjoy your lunch together with staff in the dining hall. Then take a break or watch the science documentary about giant pandas.

13:30-14:00 Feed Panda

Feed panda with their favorite food like panda cakes, bamboo shoots and fruits personally.

14:00-15:30 Panda Nutritionist

Know about the recipe of panda cakes and prepare cakes for the giant panda with the help of the staff.

15:30-16:00 Summing-up & Certificate

Hand in the task list, and return your working suit, gloves, and card to the staff. Receive the panda volunteer’s certificate and souvenirs and have a group photo at the base to keep this good moment. Program ends!

Your local guide and driver will drive you back to Chengdu. Tour ends!

  • Volunteer Taking Out Old Bamboos Volunteer Taking Out Old Bamboos at Bifengxia Panda Base
  • Volunteer in Bifengxia Panda Base Volunteer Cleaning Panda Enclosure in Bifengxia Panda Base

Trip Notes

1. The above arrangements will be adjusted according to the specific situations.

2. Requirements:

(a) Health Examination Form: Being a volunteer, you should apply it a week in advance with your Application Form and Health Examination Form (valid medical certificate and signature which could apply it in your country or in China). Interested people could feel free to contact our travel consultant for more information or let them register for you.
(b) Age & Number Limitations: The center can accept up to 40 volunteers at one time (only 20 volunteers once in July and August) and the age should be between 12 and 65. (Children under 12 are not able to experience the panda feeding items.)
(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) 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 have body contact with the giant pandas.
(e) Force Majeure: The panda volunteer program is to be delayed or inaccessible if there is Force Majeure like earthquakes, epidemic... Also, your program may be influenced by the inevitable requirement and control.

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

  • Volunteer Feeding Giant Panda in Person Volunteer Feeding Giant Panda in Person at Bifengxia Panda Base
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