2 Days Shenshuping Panda Volunteer with Dujiangyan Essence

Panda Volunteer Experience & Dujiangyan Relaxation

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This 2 days tour is especially perfect for you who want to see panda babies and experience the life-time panda volunteer program in the most primitive living place of chubby them. For the direct route from Chengdu to Wolong, passing Dujiangyan, and to upgrade your short stay enriched, we have designed a visit to the real respectable essence of the Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Irrigation Project to offer more chance for your cultural and relaxing experience.

Highlights of this tour:

    • Take part in the panda volunteer program at Wolong Panda Reserve to see pandas of different ages, clean their enclosures, feed them in person, make their cakes and have better knowledge of the treasurable giant pandas;
    • Go up to Mount Qingcheng, original place of Taoism and the backyard of Chengdu citizens, to inhale the freshest air and know more about the Taoist history and culture;
    • Appreciate the world great irrigation work – Dujiangyan Irrigation Project that plays the vital role for the flood control and irrigation of Chengdu and its surrounding places.

    Please Note: Wolong Shenshuping Panda Base can accept up to 15 volunteers in one day for Panda Volunteer Program and you need to inquire and make the reservation in advance. The following dates have been fully booked and other dates are still available.
    April: 19th~ 30th are all available;
    May: 1st~31th are all available.

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 / Dujiangyan / Wolong Panda Base / Chengdu
Travel Length:
2 Days & 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-PTWL-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureMountaineeringPhotographReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Your tour - at a glance

Day 1 Mount Qingcheng & Dujiangyan Irrigation Project visiting

Your local guide and driving will meet you in Chengdu and drive you to visit the historical Mount Qingcheng and great Dujiangyan Irrigation Project.

Day 2 Wolong Shenshuping panda volunteer experience

Visit chubby pandas and do the panda volunteer program at Shenshuping Panda Base: clean the old bamboos, clean the drops, feed pandas, make panda food, watch movies, etc. to know more about pandas.

Full Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival & Dujiangyan (L)

Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Panda.

Your local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in the morning, and escort you to Dujiangyan City near Chengdu, driving for about 1 hour for about 65 kilometers (40 miles) long.

Upon arrival at Dujiangyan, first you are going to visit 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 Taoist 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”. Visit the three main parts of Dujiangyan Irrigation System including Yuzui, Feishayan, Baopingkou, and be amazed by the wisdom of ancient Chinese.

After this tour, drive to Wolong for about 1 hour and 10 minutes covering about 50 kilometers (31 miles). Accommodate near Shenshuping Panda Base.

  • Baopingkou Baopingkou, the 20-meter-wide channel on the left, is said to cost 8 years to finish
  • Mount Qingcheng Jianfu Mountain Jianfu Temple at Mount Qingcheng - A Fine Place for Relaxation

Day 2 Wolong Panda Volunteer (B, L)

After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Shenshuping Panda Base, which locates at a very primitive valley and is favored as the real home land for the giant pandas. Now let’s get your one full day’s Wolong panda volunteer program started!

08:45-09:00 Preparation
Arrive at the volunteer center at Wolong Panda Base, know about and sign the safety announcement, get your volunteer passing card, put on the working clothes and gloves, and deal with relative procedures under the help of the staff there.

09:00-10:20 Panda Cleaner
During the more than half an hour time, take the old bamboos out, damp the drops of pandas, know more about the living environment and conditions of pandas through careful observation, and clean their houses, etc.

10:20-11:00 Panda Breeding Area Visit
Visit the breeding area for giant pandas under the company of the staff of the science education center at the base. You can watch pandas playing together, eating bamboos, climbing trees, rolling on the ground, etc. This is a great moment to take pictures of these super stars.

11:00-11:30 Panda Feeding
Feed the giant panda by yourself with carrots, cakes, apples, etc. Watch the appearance while it is eating and know more about the diet features of pandas.

11:40-12:30 Lunch Time
Shenshuping Panda Base prepares nutritious lunch for panda volunteers at the dining hall. Enjoy your meal with the staff there.

12:30-13:00 Free Visit / Relax Time
Visit the panda base on your own freely to see the great living environment of pandas. Also, you can have a break at the panda volunteer center and prepare energy for activities in the afternoon.

13:00-14:00 Panda Theater
Enjoy the interesting movie about the giant pandas. Have a better understanding of the wild training and reintroduction of pandas and know about the great story of people living in harmony with pandas.

14:00-14:40 Panda Cleaner & Panda Feeding
Clean the colony house of giant panda and feed the adorable panda for one more time.

14:50-15:10 Panda Nutritionist
Know about what kinds of ingredients needed for panda cakes, and learn how to do the cakes for giant panda by yourself with the help of the staff.

15:20 End the Volunteer Program
Return the working clothes and passing card to the staff. Receive the panda volunteer’s certificate and other delicate souvenir to end your full day’s volunteer experience.

After that, your local guide and driver will escort you back to Chengdu. Tour Ends!

  • Shenshuping Base Volunteer Panda Feeding Volunteer Feeding Panda at Shenshuping Base
  • Shenshuping Base Volunteer Panda Nutritionist Panda Nutritionist Preparing Panda Cakes at Shenshuping Base

Trip Notes

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. Pre-work Training:
Volunteers are required to participate in the pre-work training before 09:00 a.m. on that very day to better know how to do the volunteer program. Some parts of the activity would be cancelled if you arrive there late, so it is suggested get to the base before 08:30 a.m.

3. 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 15 volunteers at any one time and the age should be between 12 and 65.
(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.

4. Pre-booking & Temporary Cancellation:
Panda volunteers at Shenshuping Panda Base are required to make reservations of the programs in advance, even 1 to 2 months prior to the very program date for volunteers during peak seasons (mainly from May to October). Any temporary cancellation, increase and reduction of participants of those programs are needed to tell us as early as possible (better in advance for at least 10 days excluding the national public holidays and weekends). Thank you for the generous understanding.

5. If you are allergic to any food, please tell us, your local guide, or the base staff in advance.

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

  • Shenshuping Base Giant Panda Adorable Giant Panda at Shenshuping Panda Center in Wolong
  • Shenshuping Panda Breeding Area Visiting Visiting Panda Breeding Area at Shenshuping
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