One Day Panda Keeper Volunteer in Dujiangyan

Cultural & Theme Tours in Chéngdū

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This trip is designed for Panda lovers only.  You will visit Panda Base in Dujiangyan, a place boasts research laboratory, animal hospital, Panda cribs, cinema, playground, museum, kitchen and class room.  It is not a tourist thing to hold a baby Panda for a nice photo only.  This volunteer program is  a combination of working experience and learning class.   67% of your payment will be donated to Dujiangyan Panda Base.  The local tour supplier offers hotel pickup, round trip coach transfers. and guiding service (English only).
Hotel pickup is available in 44 centrally located hotels in downtown Chengdu.  The scheduled pickup time is between 07:20 to 07:40, actual time will be given after you offer hotel information for pickup arrangement.  Dujiangyan Panda BaseThe full name is "Dujiangyan Base of the China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda", located in Qingchengshan town, 65km north or Chengdu.  It takes 90 minute on the road.- HIGHLIGHTS -Panda Orientation30 minute visit in the Welcome Center.   It has a huge collection of all kinds of introduction of Panda here. Let you have some general information of Panda and this Reservation Center.Prepare foodsBamboo leaves are traditional food for Panda.  In wild area, Panda eat at least 10kg of bamboo everyday.  Your job is to clean bamboo before they are taken to Panda's dinner table.    "Panda's Cake" is the favorite dessert and you have chance to make some for Panda.CleaningDress up to go to Panda House, collect shit, wash floor, keep record of any small change of different Pandas in log books.  Learn routine of working as a Panda Keeper.Feeding a PandaThe time is 30 minute.  You will learn some popular foods that Panda likes to eat, and have chance to feed a Panda with fruit and "Panda Cade"  you made.Panda CinemaWatch a documentary of Panda Protection for 45 minutes.Panda Keeper's CanteenA simple lunch will be included for every Panda volunteerPanda Class and certificateA Panda specialist will host a class.   After class, a certificate of Panda Keeper will be prepared for you.Transfer back to Chengdu.

What’s included

  • 1-day Panda Keeper Program
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off service
  • Escorted tour with English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfers of air-conditioned company coach with service of experienced driver
  • Working lunch of Panda Keeper
  • Panda Keeper Certificate

What’s not included

  • Extra cost for optional photo opportunity with baby panda by request (RMB$2,000/person, proceed goes to Panda Research and Protection Program)
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Gratuities for guide and driver (recommended)

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
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