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5 Days Panda Volunteer Tour at Bifengxia Panda Base

Honorable Volunteer Program with Pandas


Take this 5 days panda volunteer tour to watch giant pandas in their real home city named Ya’an near Chengdu and join the unforgettable and honorable 3 days volunteer program to know how to save these endangered animals bestowed by our “mother nature”, which is a sparkling shining point in your life record. Besides, we will spare some time to take you to the must-visit Wuhou Temple and Jinli Ancient City to savor the profound culture of Chengdu. Come on!

Highlights of this tour:

    • Enjoy the 3 days volunteer program at Ya’an – the real home city where the world first giant panda was found, to help taking care of pandas, like feeding, cleaning, food preparing, bamboo planting, researching, etc. and have better knowledge about the protection of them.
    • Visit the famous Wuhou Temple to know the great story of Zhuge Liang and Liubei in ancient Sichuan in the Three Kingdom period.
    • Stroll along Jinli Ancient Street to appreciate the antique wooden buildings, taste delicious local snacks and feel the old charm of the domestically famed street.

Basic Trip Information

from $929
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to 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:
5 days and 4 nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or groups
Any day you want
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Your tour - at a glance

Day 1 Pick you up in Chengdu

Your local guide and driver will pick you up at the airport / train station and send you to the hotel.

Day 2 Chengdu Tour & Pre-work Training of Volunteer at Bifengxia

You will visit Wuhou Temple to know about the famous story in the Three Kingdom period and Jinli Ancient Street to savor the antique flavor of old Chengdu. Then, transfer to Bifengxia to get the pre-work training about the volunteer program.

Day 3 Bifengxia Volunteer Program

Help clean panda’s enclosures, feed pandas, prepare panda food, watch panda documentary, etc.

Day 4 Bifengxia Volunteer Program

Do researches about giant pandas, clean panda’s enclosures, feed pandas, prepare panda food, watch panda documentary, etc.

Day 5 Bifengxia Volunteer Program & Back to Chengdu

Plant bamboos at the base, clean panda’s enclosures, feed pandas, prepare panda food, watch panda documentary, get certificate and souvenirs. Go back to Chengdu

Full Itinerary Day by Day

Day 1 Chengdu Arrival

Ni Hao! Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Pandas. Upon arrival, your guide will meet and escort you to your hotel in Chengdu downtown in a private vehicle. The rest of today is free to explore the leisure city on your own.

Optional Activity: In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious dinner of Sichuan cuisine at a local restaurant.

  • Chengdu Hotpot The Typical Sichuan Cuisine - Chengdu Hotpot

Day 2 Chengdu Tour - Bifengxia Panda Base ( B, L )

After breakfast, start your sightseeing tour of Chengdu’s top attractions with your tour guide. You’ll first be driven to the Wuhou Temple, a cultural and historical relic dating back to the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280 AD). Follow your guide on a tour of the grounds and see the intricate architectural stylings of its front and interior gates, the Hall for Emperor Liu Bei, the Hall for Zhuge Liang and the Huiling Mausoleum.

Next will be an impressive visit to the famous Jinli Old Street. Time will steal away as you quietly walk on the lively streets full of delicious local snacks, delicate artifacts, interesting folk shows, and other activities.

After that, you will be driven for about 2.5 hours to Bifengxia Panda Base to join in the pre-work training about your panda volunteer program. 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.

  • Chengdu Wuhou Temple Know Famous Story of the Three Kingdom at Wuhou Temple
  • Jinlin Street (Foreigner) Take an enjoyable wak in Jinli Old Street
  • Volunteer Service Center Volunteer Service Center at Bifengxia Panda Base

Day 3 Bifengxia Panda Volunteer (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 first day of the 3 days giant panda volunteer activity and help protect them by your own contribution. Activities usually include:

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

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.

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

Your local guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel. Have a good sleep!

  • Enjoy Time as A Panda Volunteer Enjoy Time as A Panda Volunteer at Bifengxia Panda Base

Day 4 Bifengxia Panda Volunteer (B , L)

Good morning! After breakfast, you will visit the Bifengxia Panda Base again to continue your honorable panda volunteer program. Let’s start! You will also do some research about giant pandas and their poo poo to know more about their physical facts and feel the hardship of doing the research of wild population of pandas.

  • Bifengxia Volunteers Making Panda Cakes Bifengxia Volunteers Making Cakes for Giant Pandas
  • Volunteer in Bifengxia Panda Base Volunteer Cleaning Panda Enclosure in Bifengxia Panda Base

Day 5 Bifengxia Panda Volunteer - Back to Chengdu(B , L)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bifengxia Panda Base to enjoy the last day of your panda volunteer activity. Seize the last chance to closely watch giant pandas!

Observe the behaviors of giant pandas at the base and preliminarily learn the method of behavioral study.

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

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.

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