China travel map - Panda Volunteer Tour to Dujiangyan Panda Base

This one-day panda tour in Chengdu China is taking you to Dujiangyan Panda Base, the third of its kind in China’s Sichuan province, and known as “the nursing home” to giant pandas, where you would be in close contact with this adorable creature, and be a honorary panda keeper to take care of pandas with love and care. What an amazing panda experience in China!

Best for: Couples, Family with teenagers

Duration: Around 8 hours

Destinations: Chengdu

Travel Type: Private tour - FlexibleFree to customize

• The best way to get close to lovely pandas
• Learn knowledges of panda and protection of panda
• Become a certificated panda volunteer worker

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Pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu in the morning, transfer to visit China Panda Conservation and Research Center – Dujiangyan Base, located approximately 55kilometers (34miles) away from Chengdu. We arrange you a full day panda volunteer program, being an honorary panda keeper (08:30 am to 16:00 pm) to learn scientific knowledge about giant pandas, help to protect panda habitats, tidy up the houses they live in and make yummy food (e.g. bamboo cake, steamed corn bread) to view the feeding processs. After the full day’s panda volunteer experience, you’ll get the panda volunteer certificate and souvenirs. One thing is for sure – it will be a fun and memorable experience.

Dujiangyan Panda Base – it is an important part of Wolong’s reconstruction symbol projects, and focuses on the panda pension, the rescue of the wild giant pandas and the research of disease control. So far, it is the world’s only giant panda disease control center.  

End of your one day Dujiangyan panda keeper tour. Drive back to hotel with your car and guide. End of service.

  Important Notes:  

  • Dujiangyan Panda Base can accept up to 80 volunteers (aged between 10 and 70) in one day for Panda Keeper Program and you need to inquire and make the booking in advance.

Make food for panda

Dujiangyan Panda volunteer program

Note: the program may be adjusted a bit according to the base's daily schedule.

  Program Content Duration 
 Zoo Worker1. Clean the panda's house/garden, and general areas of the Panda Centers.
2. Clean the bamboos.
3. Observe the pandas' living conditions.

 2 hours
 Exploring the Panda WorldExplore in the giant panda research and education center to get to know more knowledge about pandas.

 30 minutes
 Panda Feeding1. View how keepers feed the pandas.
2. Watch the pandas' activity and help the scientists to collect their behavior data.

 30 minutes
 Giant Panda’s MovieWatch the movie telling the stories between human and giant panda.

 45 minutes
Panda Nutritionist Prepare the food for pandas, by making wowotou (a kind of steamed corn bread).

  45 minutes
 Panda Class Giant panda experts share the science knowledge with the volunteer.

  45 minutes
 Zoo Gardener  Plant bamboos, trees for the zoo.

 30 minutes
 Panda Bet Game After a day’s work, play the bet game to answer all the questions about giant pandas 30 minutes

Feed Panda

Tour Price (based on RMB):

 Number of People  1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax4 Pax  5 Pax 6 Pax7 Pax  8 Pax9 Pax  10 Pax
 Price (p.p) 2000 1400 14001200  1100  1050 1000  960 930 900

Price Notes:

1. Full payment or deposit is required at least 2 days before the tour date.

2. All the prices are exclusive of bank or paypal service fee. Please make up the extra fee over the cost.

3. Above prices are not valid during public holidays and special events. Main holidays and speicial events are (not limited to): Spring Festival, National Day Holiday, Canton Fair, etc.)

Extend the Tour

Jiuzhaigou: It appeals to world travelers with its amazingly beautiful scenery. Extend your Chengdu tour to Jiuzhaigou for another 3-4 days and discover a heaven on earth.

Guilin: the most beautiful place in China featuring amazing karst landscape and laidback rural countryside. Allow yourself for another 3-6 days to hike Li River, Yulong River, Yangshuo countrysideLongji Rice Terraces.

LijiangThe gateway to China’s minority kingdom. Extend your Chengdu tour to Lijiang to discover Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge.

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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