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Pandas, those most captivating and cuddly creatures on earth, are still under threats and need to be well preserved. At Dujiangyan Panda Base, there is a group of love and professional panda keepers trying their best to help rescue this vulnerable species. And to help the world know better about pandas’ habits and condition, Dujiangyan Panda Base offers a sweet and educational Panda Volunteer Program, allowing a maximum of 50 volunteers a day to be a one-day keeper there! What good news for panda fans!
Hottest Dujiangyan Giant Panda Volunteer Tour:
During the volunteer day at Dujiangyan Panda Base, you will be a one-day keeper of pandas there and learn how to clean up their rooms, how to prepare bamboo trees for them, how to make panda cakes for them, and of course, how to feed them up-close!
Check the hour-by-hour itinerary below:
Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Program Itinerary
Learn safety announcement and sign the security agreement; put on the work suit and gloves, wear the volunteer pass card before go to the work place; the staff will tell the panda volunteer matters need attention.
"Honorable Panda Keeper" experience: carry out the old bamboo, wash the panda house, clean up the panda excrement, carry in the fresh bamboo, etc.
||"Wonderful Panda Tour" time: visit other panda enclosures, look around the panda base for more giant pandas and red pandas.|
|| "Regardful Panda Feeding" experience: feed the panda with panda cake or other food, like carrot, bamboo shoot and apple.
||Have lunch with the staff in the restaurant and take a break;
Visit around the base and see the cute panda if you like.
"Panda Cinema": Watch a panda documentary that shows the scientific facts about panda, to understand how humans protect them.
clean the panda house and feed the giant pandas again.
"Panda Nutritionist" time: prepare food for the panda and also make the panda cake.
|15:30 and after
Answer some scientific questions about panda through your whole days’ experience; Plant bamboo to improve the pandas’ environment; and then, finish the panda volunteer experience and get the panda volunteer certificate and souvenirs.
Note: All the schedule and arrangements above may be adjusted according to the specific situations. You could contact our experienced travel consultant for the real-time itinerary.
All the panda fans are required to apply for Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Program with the help of professional travel agents or other organizations, because you have to file in Application Form and Health Examination Form. Traveling with local agents is the best choice, because they will help you not only applying for the program but also escorting you to/back to your Chengdu hotel in convenience.
We China Discovery based in Chengdu also offer warm Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Program application service and we have helped thousands and hundreds of panda fans realized their panda dreams since 2012! If you want be part of the amazing group of volunteers, please feel free to let us know!
1. Wake up Early: The volunteer tour normally begins from Chengdu, because Chengdu is only 1.5 hours away from Dujiangyan Panda Base and Chengdu has more comfortable accommodation options. Your driver will pick you up at your Chengdu hotel at 7:00am around in the early morning.
2. Peak Season: Since July to August is the super peak season for doing a panda volunteer program at Dujiangyan Panda Base, if you want to enjoy the activity during those months, it is highly advised to book in advance at least 2 months.
3. Alternative Option: Don’t be upset if you failed to find your seat for Dujiangyan Panda Base Volunteer Program. Wolong Panda Base and Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base also offer panda volunteer program for panda lovers. You can contact our travel consultant for an alternative option at one of these two panda bases.
4. Panda Holding is Not Available: To avoid pandas getting unpredicted diseases by close contact, the Panda Holding Program (Panda Hug Program) has been suspended since 2018.
Since you are already on the land of Dujiangyan and Chengdu, you are highly suggested to spend two or more days to explore the highlights there. You can spend another whole day to visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng that not far from Dujiangyan Panda Base. Besides, you are also highly suggested to leave yourself 1~2 days to soak up the slow-paced lifestyle and savor delicious food in Chengdu downtown.
Have your own plan and interests and want to add more attractions into your volunteer tour? Please feel free to contact us and let our professional travel consultants help you! The tour can be tailor-made according to your group size, time, physical condition, plan, interest, budget and every special need!
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