Best Panda Volunteer Experience in China

Local based in the “hometown of giant pandas”, China Discovery has taken thousands of travelers all over the world to see pandas and do volunteer programs in China.

Among all the pandas fans, we have arranged the special panda trip for the film star - Rachel Grant who has become our real panda volunteer star wrote vivid stories about her whole experience about volunteering pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base. Besides, we have our panda experts' team personally involved in the volunteer program and got every detail about how to volunteer with pandas in different panda bases, providing abundant information to reserve and organize the program!

If you just have a short break in Chengdu, seeing pandas in Chengdu Panda Base will be great. For travelers who have one day more, it will be once-in-a-lifetime experience to be the panda keepers to spend as much one-on-one panda time! The memorable volunteer activities include cleaning enclosures, breaking bamboo, scooping the droppings, feeding the pandas and interacting with them, making panda cakes guided by professional animal keepers, helping record panda behaviors and of course, paying in-depth visit to the base to encounter with many giant pandas and red pandas...

Want to have your own stunning panda experience in China? Read our best hand-picked panda stories / blogs and create your story with China Discovery!

Panda Star volunteer Story

Rachel Grant is a British actress, writer and social entrepreneur. Rachel played Peaceful Fountains of Desire in the James Bond Film Die Another Day.

Rachel trusted China Discovery without any doubt and thought it was great to meet the lovely giant pandas and do some volunteering work to take care of the cuddly bears. On March 18, 2017, we customized and arranged the panda volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base, about 1.5 hours’ drive from Chengdu downtown area. It was such a great honor for China Discovery. She is our true Panda Star.

Rachel thought "The time I spent witnessing such human dedication is truly eye-opening especially when a species is faced with extinction. Giant pandas certainly share a special message and serve as envoys of peace, conservation and friendship to the world."

Explore with Rachel
Rachel Grant's Panda Volunteer Experience

Panda Experts' Volunteer Experience

Most of our travel consultants at China Discovery have been to different panda bases in Sichuan (like Dujiangyan Panda Base, Chengdu Panda Base, Bifengxia Panda Base, and Shenshuping Panda Base) to see pandas and partake in the volunteer programs. Our team have made an effort to look after the fragile and adorable species, furthermore, our travel consultants have known every detail about the reservation, arrangements, procedures, highlights in the bases and transportation, providing incredible insight and unparalleled access that gives you value you couldn’t get any other way. No matter what kind of travelers you are, you’ll find something here!

Read the following volunteer blogs written by China Discovery’s panda experts, and get first-hand information about how to volunteer with giant pandas in 2019! Get inspired!

Essential Things & Useful Articles for Panda Tours

Our comprehensive & best-selected articles aim to give you the best and most up to date information on planning your PANDA tours. You can find the essential things about 2023 Panda Volunteer Program with all details and packages, also, you won’t miss the travel guides about four different panda bases in Sichuan Province. To know further about China’s “National Treasure”, you are highly recommended to turn to “Further Panda Planing Guide” for more in-depth travel information with great ideas and insider finds, which will have you feeling like a local in no time!

China Panda Base Map

Chengdu Panda Base

The closest and best base to see pandas where has over 120 pandas. Very suitable for short-break travelers in Chengdu.

Dujiangyan Panda Base

The closest panda base to do panda volunteer, chosen by 80-90% volunteers. It takes one full day for this program.

Shenshuping Panda Base (Wolong)

About 10% panda fans choose this base which located in Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries in primitive environment.

Bifengxia Panda Base (Ya'an)

About 10% volunteers take programs in this base for they want to have volunteer experience over 2, 3 days or more.

Top 4 Recommended Panda Tour Packages

There is no other trip like this - you can totally get involved in volunteering with the adorable pandas, with the best interpretation of the harmony between human and animal.

If you’re looking for truly unique and once in a lifetime panda experience, the following top 4 best-designed panda tours have a few surprises for you! Panda lovers can see pandas in Chengdu, or choose 1 to 3 days volunteer programs offered in Dujiangyan, Ya’an or Wolong panda bases. Besides the brilliant volunteering work, some other highlighting attractions and inspiring activities added into the trips will amaze you to the most. Select your likes now!

Cute Pandas Living in Their Natural Environment
1 Day Chengdu Relaxing Panda Highlights Tour

Chengdu (Chengdu Banda Base, People's Park, Jinli Old Street)

Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Experience
6 Days Leshan, Mount Emei & Panda Volunteer Tour

Chengdu / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu / Dujiangyan / Chengdu