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Panda Keeper Volunteer in Dujiangyan Wolong Panda Base

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Overview
Dujianyan Panda Base is one of the few bases offer panda volunteer program in China. The full day program include panda food making, panda enclosures cleaning, panda feeding and features of documentary video of releasing panda to the wildness. Accompanied by a professional panda expert who will introduce you the topics of the panda discovery, the history of panda in China, the classification, and panda conservation. Dujiangyan Panda Base is dedicated to the study of disease control and rescue of wild pandas where you will contribute to the conservation of endangered panda bears!
Highlights
  • Volunteer at the Dujiangyan Panda Base for the day
  • Make panda food, clean the enclosures, and help feed the pandas
  • Book ahead to ensure a place: spots are limited to 30 volunteers per day
  • Tour includes round-trip transportation and a Chinese buffet lunch
What to Expect
The day begins with pickup from your Chengdu hotel for the journey to Dujiangyan Panda Base and Center for Disease Control. On arrival, greet the staff, change into your volunteer clothes, and learn about the center’s history and mission: to rescue wild pandas and help control disease. Around 40 giant pandas live on the base. Spend the day preparing panda food, cleaning the pandas' enclosures, and feeding them snacks, while you learn about their biology and social habits, as well as what more you can do to help preserve this endangered species. On your break, enjoy a traditional Sichuan buffet lunch and try the panda tea. Once the day’s work is finished, head back to your original departure point. Note: it is prohibited to hold or touch the pandas.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your centrally located Chengdu hotel
Duration
9h
Return Details
Your centrally located Chengdu hotel
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Dujiangyan Panda Base of the Giant Panda Research Center
Exclusions
  • RMB700 per person for panda volunteering is required
  • Dinner
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Group tour size 1-8 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • No physical contact like touching or holding pandas
  • Panda volunteering fee RMB700/per person is required
  • Most travelers can 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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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our panda volunteer experience was beyond amazing, we had an excellent tour guide Rita who was excelent! She’s very friendly , enthusiastic, helpful and lovely person. She not only showed us everything around the base, taught us all about how people there take care of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

with my guide, Sean. he did an outstanding job. after the service job I fed the pandas, and took many pictures

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank nyceddie15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday we took part in the full-day volunteering at the Panda Base. As a group of three friends we were met on time at our hotel and driven to the base with our tour guide Aaron and his friend. Aaron had a fantastic level of...More

Thank amysarah08
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day as Panda Volunteers and enjoyed it very much! Our guide Greenie did an awesome job and helped us with all the tasks we needed to perform (indoor and outdoor cleaning, preparing daily bamboo rations and panda cake). We had lots...More

Thank ren_g661
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous day yesterday, we meet some lovely people in our small group of 6. Our guide Sunny was so helpful and a pleasure to have with us. Memory’s for ever. Sunny was our photographer for the day and help us catch the moments.

Date of experience: September 2019
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aimie a
8 October 2019|
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Response from AlvinLiu2004 | Property representative |
Thank you for the question. No, you don't need to do medical check-up by joining our tour.
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blackpantherchee
4 October 2019|
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Response from Suzanne D | Reviewed this property |
I not sure they would allow the 3 year old. I’m not sure they would really enjoy the day. They would need to be on best behaviour rather than relax and having fun.
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EssexGriff
18 September 2019|
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Response from terril100 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from memory i thought it was 12 yrs old but i would check on the web site or with your travel agent first. I doubt they are too strict if the child is accompanied by an adult.
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