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2 Days Panda Volunteer Tour with Dujiangyan Highlights

Amazing Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Tour

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Dujiangyan is the perfect place to do panda volunteer program! Throw yourselves into the one full day volunteer program in Dujiangyan Panda Base to take care of giant pandas and experience panda food making, panda enclosures cleaning, panda feeding...

Then, spend another day exploring the world cultural heritage site inscribed in 2000 in Dujiangyan. You may wonder why I should put one more day into my panda tour? The day's exploration will definitely give you more than you can imagine, making for very different glimpse into the history and Taoism in Sichuan. Escape the hustle and bustle of Chengdu and explore ancient Taoism temples with winding paths, verdant trees and mossy green roofs in Mount Qingcheng and witness the oldest and only surviving non-dam irrigation system in the world with over 2200 years.

This 2 days Dujiangyan panda tour gives you a deep insight into Dujiangyan which is perfect for panda fans, nature and culture lovers. Go!

Trip Extension: If you want to add one day for Chengdu classic sites exploration to touch the spirit of the laid-back city, you can have a look at our 4 Days Dujiangyan Panda Tour with Chengdu. Feel free to tell us your ideas and we can adjust the tour plan for you for FREE!

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from $450
  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:
Dujiangyang Panda Base, Mount Qingcheng, Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Travel Length:
2 Days & 1 Night
Tour Code:
CD-DP-02
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureEcological
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Mount Qingcheng - Dujiangyan (L)

In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you at your hotel in Chengdu downtown area. The following day is the UNESCO World Heritage Site exploration with 1.5 hours’ driving from Chengdu to Dujiangyan. Upon arrival, you’ll first pay a visit to Dujiangyan Irrigation System, a 2000 year-old living world heritage to solve problems of diverting water without the use of dams. The system is still working to irrigate Chengdu Plain and it’s the real reason why Chengdu is called “the Land of Abundance”. Visit the three main parts of the weir woks controlling the water from the upper valley of the Minjiang River including Yuzui Bypass Dike, Feishayan Floodgate, Baopingkou Diversion Passage, and be amazed by the wisdom of ancient Chinese. After getting to know the theory of system, extend to the nearby Erwang Temple to meet Li Bing and his son who constructed this ecological engineering feat around 256 BC.

Later, drive about 16 kilometers to Mount Qingcheng (Front Mountain), the birthplace of Taoism! In 142 CE the philosopher Zhang Ling founded the doctrine of Chinese Taoism here. Most of the essential elements of Taoism culture are embodied in the teachings of Taoism that emanated from the temples that were subsequently built on the mountain during the Jin and Tang dynasties. In this afternoon, the first temple you are going to visit is Jianfu Palace built in 730 in Tang Dynasty. Walk into the holy palace to know many Taoism celebrities and appreciate the famous couplet regarded as “The First of Mount Qingcheng”. Then, enjoy the short boat experience across Yuecheng Lake which lying quietly at the middle of the mountain. Take the 5-minute Buyun Cableway up to the mountain. Next is a relaxing walk to the mountain top, and stop to visit Shangqing Palace for a deep understanding about Laozi, a famous ancient Chinese philosopher and the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching. Continue your walking to Laojun Pavilion situated at the highest peak of Mount Qingcheng (1,260 meters). This pavilion rises 33 meters in nine layers, from a square base symbolizing the Earth to a circular top symbolizing the round sky. Getting into the pavilion, you can view a huge statue of Laozi riding a water buffalo and get the breathtaking panoramic of the whole mountain. After the enjoyable time on the top, return via the same way you come.

After the tour, you’ll be taken to the hotel in Dujiangyan City. Have a good rest tonight.

BaopingkouQingcheng Mountain Jianfu Temple
Day 2 Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer - Chengdu (B, L)

Today, you will head to Dujiangyan Panda Base to fulfill your life time panda volunteer work from 8: 30 to 16:00.

There are more than 40 giant pandas and 5 red pandas in Dujiangyan Panda Base. During this one-day panda volunteer program, you’ll experience some activities including honorary keepers to clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the panda’s status and living conditions; prepare food for the pandas and also experience the fun of making the “Panda’s Cake”; deliver delicious “Cake” and fruits to the pandas personally and understand panda’s feeding habits; watch a panda documentary that shows scientific facts about pandas, to understand how humans protect them, and how we may live in harmony with them; plant bamboos and trees, as well as set up nametags and some more interesting and meaningful activities. After the panda volunteer activities, you’ll receive an official certificate from CCRCGP that proves your love for giant pandas, as well as souvenirs, like a panda badge, a panda T-shirt or a panda club magazine.

After the whole days’ volunteering experience, you will transfer back to Chengdu.

Please Note:

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. Being a volunteer, you should apply it a week in advance with your Application Form and Health Examination Form.

3. Requirements & Limitations:

(a) Health Examination Form: To do the panda volunteer program at Dujiangyan Panda Base, you need to have a valid Health Examination Form (valid medical certificate and signature which could be applied in your country or in China). Feel free to contact our travel consultant for more information or let them register for you. (This form is to ensure that you are not carrying the infectious diseases or other illnesses which endanger the health of pandas.)
(b) Age & Number Limitations: The center can accept up to 50 volunteers (aged between 10 and 70) at any one time.
(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) Dressing Code: During the panda volunteer program, you are required to wear comfortable shoes, like sports shoes, that are suitable for the work. Try to avoid sandals, slippers, high-heels, and so on. Besides, wear trousers, avoid shorts and skirts, etc. (during the program, the panda base will provide working jumpsuits in spring and winter, and T-shirts in summer and autumn for you.)
(e) 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 do the panda volunteer programs.

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

Panda Volunteer Work to Clean Panda EnclosureDujiangyan Panda Feeding

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