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Panda Keeper Experience provided by YakPanda

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Required Vaccinated certificated reports. / 7 days nucleic acid testing reports
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Updated 17/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get to know some of Western China’s most famous and beloved residents when you spend the day getting up close and personal with its giant pandas. After morning pickup from your Chengdu hotel, set off with just your private guide for company. You can visit the Dujiangyan Panda Base or the Wolong National Nature Reserve. Depending on the itinerary you pick, you can assist in panda feeding and training, see them in their native habitats, and otherwise learn all about the amazing animals.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Dujiangyan Panda Base
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission excluded
    7:20 am pick up take 1.5 hours drive to Dujingyan Panda base, register Panda keeper experience upon arrival. 9-9:30 am cleaning cage/garden, wake up pandas taking them away, cleaning their poops and bamboo, pandas stand beside of you watch your hard work, then prepare fresh bamboo into the garden. 9:30-10:30 visit 30 pandas as well as Red pandas, see them enjoy earlier morning playing eating fresh bamboo which you prepared for them 10:30-11 am, back to Panda enclosures feeding pandas snacks. you got few pieces of bamboo shoot /carrot on hand feed panda face by face, teaching panda seat down and behave when you interact with panda, our guide will help you take pictures /videos during feeding. 12-2 pm, this your lunch break time, eating with staff at the cafeteria, then watch the documentary and make Panda cake , 2 pm-3 pm repeat the same activity as the morning, got your Volunteering Certification back to Chengdu,
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Highlights
  • This tour provides the rare opportunity to discover China’s giant pandas
  • A private tour offers a flexible, personalized way to explore
  • Leave the logistics to someone else, and enjoy seamless, round-trip transit
  • Visit the Dujiangyan Panda Base or the Wolong National Nature Reserve
Important Information
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Lunch
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Panda Keeper Experience 900CNY/each Pay onsite
  • Entry/Admission - Dujiangyan Panda Base
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children 9years below suitable feed Panda need skip cleans
  • Panda keeper no physical touch panda ,only feeding through cage
  • Guests want going to Wolong Center instead of Dujingyan please info us when tour confirmed
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Rebecca S wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions
This review of our October trip is a bit late but I would have to say one of my best experiences while visiting China. We were met at our hotel by Jay, who turned out to be a very informative and personable guide for the day. Not only did he share information about the center
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Noor711 wrote a review Dec 2019
Pasir Ris, null, Singapore586 contributions64 helpful votes
Sean awaited us in our hotel lobby at the mentioned timing. Everything went smoothly. he was kind enough to cater to our meal preference. he explained all the information clearly and splendidly. Good spoken English. The driver Jay is also good in explanation.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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quiny83 wrote a review Dec 2019
Dublin, Ireland15 contributions10 helpful votes
We had an amazing trip to the Dujiangyan Wolong panda centre. Being a Panda keeper for the day is worth every penny. We saw over 40 Pandas, a good mix of baby pandas and adults. We made panda cakes, cleaned the enclosure and the best of all was feeding the beautiful panda
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Runyu Z wrote a review Dec 2019
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It was an amazing experience to learn and get close to panda, also our tour guide did a great job as well
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Lisa F wrote a review Dec 2019
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We had a great time learning all about the pandas. Feeding them was an amazing experience. Sean was very informative and helpful!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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