10-day Chengdu Exploration with Panda Volunteer Work
Tour code: ETC-Q08
Experience the most highlights on Chengdu Tours, admire the gorgeous Jiuzhaigou Valley & spectacular Leshan Giant Buddha, feel the leisure pace of local Chengdu people then taste the spicy Chuan food…Not enough? Put on the working uniform and join 2-day Panda Volunteer Program!
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
||Arrival in Chengdu|
||Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Buddhist Temple and Jinsha Site Museum|
||Fly to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong National Park|
||Jiuzhaigou, visit local tibetan villages, enjoy picturesque scenery|
||Bifengxia Panda Base, work as a volunteer|
||Volunteer program whole day|
||half-day wolunteern work|
||Leshan Giant Buddha, Emeishan|
||Wannian Temple, Mt.Emei|
Arrive at Beijing Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. If time permits, visit Jinli Old Street to see the local people's life.
Day 02 Chengdu (B, L)
Drive to visit Panda Breeding Center, founded in 1987, it is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. After a visit to Wenshu Buddhist Temple, go to Jinsha Site Museum--Large park complex covering 74 acres with big flat and spread-out modern-looking buildings that contains 3,000 years-old artifacts, which was claimed as the first important archaeological find in China at the beginning of 21 century.
Day 03 Chengdu - Jiuzhaigou (B, L, D)
Transfer to take a morning flight (45 minutes) from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou. Then visit Huanglong National Park, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, with beautiful mountains, lush woods, colorful flowers, and crystal clear waters. Overnight in Jiuzhaigou.
Day 04 Jiuzhaigou (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to the Jiuzhaigou National Park where you will board eco-friendly buses to visit the Park. Visit the Shuzheng and Zezawa Valleys, Pearl Sands and Shuzheng Waterfall, the Tibetan village of Shuzheng, and numerous picturesque lakes including Panda Lake, Long Lake, Rainbow Lake, Tiger Lake and Rhinoceros Lake.
Day 05 Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu (B, L)
Take a morning flight to Chengdu. Be met and transferred to Bifengxia Panda Reserve. At the base, over 80 pandas are trained in a simulated wild environment. In the afternoon, one panda specialist will give you an introduction of the reserve and the work you will do during your stay here. Overnight at the local guesthouse near the reserve.
Day 06 Chengdu (B, L)
After breakfast, you will put on the working uniform, and start the whole day work under the guidance of your master, like cleaning the cage, feed the pandas, and collect the panda downs and other jobs. During your spare time, you are free to take photos and observe the pandas.
Day 07 Chengdu (B, L)
Half day panda volunteer work, attend "Thank-you" lunch together with your masters. You will receive a certificate for being a volunteer here at Bifengxia Panda Reserve. Drive back to Chengdu.
Day 08 Chengdu (B, L, D)
Transfer to Leshan Buddha site, the largest stone-carved Buddha sculpture in the world. The Giant Buddha is about 71 meters high and 24 meters wide. The head is 14.7 meters long and 10 meters wide with total 1021 buns of hair on it, and his toenail can accommodate a seated person. Later, proceed to Mt. Emei.
Day 09 Chengdu (B, L)
Take a cable car up to Wannian Temple--one of the eight largest temples on this mountain and translated as "Long Life Temple" in English. See the scenic spots nearby and walk down to see the wild monkeys on the way. Drive back to Chengdu.
Day 10 Chengdu Departure (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.
End of service.
PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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