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1 Day Dujiangyan Panda Keeper Program
Dujiangyan Panda Base
Code: CD-P08
Tour Type: Private Tour
This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It's always available for your schedule!
Duration: 1 day
Departure: Daily
Vehicle: Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
Guide Service and Language: Professional English-speaking guide
USD 299 Book Now
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Enjoy a whole-day wonderful volunteer experience at Dujiangyan Panda Base and learn about daily life of pandas by working with professional panda keepers on this private day tour. After a series of interactive activities like cleaning out panda enclosures, making panda cakes and hand-feeding a panda, you will gain a fascinating insight into the history, habitat and diet of pandas. Your guide will help you capture photos throughout the day to record your happy times with pandas.

Tour Highlights

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Detail Itinerary

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Chengdu at 7:30am in the morning, and drive for about one hour to Dujiangyan Panda Base.

Dujiangyan panda base

After registration at the base, wear work uniform, gloves and volunteer’s card to meet the professional keepers. Receive a briefing about the full day volunteer work and your Panda Keeper Day will officially get started. During the process, you will be supervised by the panda keepers and escorted by your guide who helps for translating and making your go more smoothly during the whole process.

And the program follows the steps below:

Clean the enclosure

Dujiangyan panda base

Your first task is going to be cleaning the indoor and outdoor enclosure. This involves sweeping out leftover bamboos, putting the fresh in, clearing panda poo as well as washing the floor with water to give the pandas a comfortable living environment.

Explore the Panda Base at leisure

Dujiangyan panda base

Take a relaxing walk around the base in the designated area and enjoy its peaceful natural settings. You might see chubby panda cubs climbing trees, playing on the grass and sleeping on the treetops. It’s time to bring out your camera and take great photos of them.

Hand feeding a Panda

Dujiangyan panda base

The highlight of the program is that you can feed a panda by your own hands and have a lovely time watching them up close. They usually get fed with bamboo shoots, apples, carrots and specially prepared cakes.

Revitalize with a simple lunch

Dujiangyan panda base

Have a simple lunch with other volunteers at the staff canteen. Tough the meal is a little basic, it is of traditional Chinese flavor. You can take a short break after lunch.

Watch a panda documentary

Watch a 40-minute movie to learn about scientific facts about the endangered species and the painstaking efforts human put forward to protect them.

Afternoon cleaning and feeding

Dujiangyan panda base

Replenish fresh bamboos and supply with more special treats (apple, carrot, etc.), one more chance to get close to the cute creatures.

Make food for pandas

Dujiangyan panda base

Make some panda cakes with prepared ingredients under the guidance of the instructor. Here is a chance for fully use of your imagination to create differently shaped cakes.

Finish the program

The program will conclude around 3pm. You will get a certificate granted by the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation to memorize this meaningful day.

Enjoy a comfortable ride back to your hotel.

Optional Program:

Dujiangyan Panda Base is the only place where visitors can hold a panda for pictures, but this requires extra cash as donation fee to raise the endangered pandas. If you plan to hold a panda, please just inform us and our tour experts will arrange it for you.

Note: Photo Program depends on the availability of pandas on different days so we will get you informed of any unexpected changes for holding pandas. Generally early booking guarantees the availability of the program.

Dujiangyan panda base

Tips:

1.Panda Keeper Program has an age restriction from 12 to 65.

2. The Program allows a maximum of 30 keepers for each day so you are suggested to book the program 2 weeks before departure. Sometimes some programs might be adjusted due to pandas’ health condition and please understand. Our travel consultant will confirm with you the accurate information of the program once we get informed.

3. Physical Examination Record of each panda keeper applicant has to be provided.

4. Panda keepers should not get too close to pandas without guidance of the supervisor because they are still carnivores though they look gentle, they can be violent.

5. Panda keepers are not allowed to clean enclosures for panda mothers and babies but can help supervisor do that.

Tour Price

Adults (age≥12) Children (age 2-11) Infants (age<2)
USD 299 USD 279 FREE
Note: The prices shown above are based on 2 to 5 persons as a private tour. For prices for sole or more travelers, please send us an enquiry.

Price Inclusions

• Entrance fees specified in the itinerary

• Activities specified in the itinerary

• Golf cart inside the base

• Professional English speaking guide throughout the program

• Hotel pickup & see off

• Simple Lunch at the base

Price Exclusions

• Flights to/from Chengdu

• China visa fees

• Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature

• Travel insurance

• Option to hold a panda

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Any cancellation by you should be initiated by email to tours@chinatours.com.
All cancellations will be subject to the following cancellation charges from the date the written cancellation is received:

• More than 7 days prior to departure date: no penalty will be deducted.

• 4-7 days prior to departure date: deduct 50% of the full payment.

• No more than 3 days prior to departure date: deduct 100% of the full payment.

• While the tour is in progress, any programs missed because of individual behaviors such as early departure, late arrival or attractions cancellation cannot be refunded.

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1 Day Dujiangyan Panda Keeper Program
  • Dujiangyan Panda Base
  • Code: CD-P08
  • Tour Type: Private Tour
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Departure: Daily
  • Vehicle: Air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Guide Service and Language: Professional English-speaking guide
USD 299
Book Now
Itinerary Breakdown

Detail Itinerary

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Chengdu at 7:30am in the morning, and drive for about one hour to Dujiangyan Panda Base.

Dujiangyan panda base

After registration at the base, wear work uniform, gloves and volunteer’s card to meet the professional keepers. Receive a briefing about the full day volunteer work and your Panda Keeper Day will officially get started. During the process, you will be supervised by the panda keepers and escorted by your guide who helps for translating and making your go more smoothly during the whole process.

And the program follows the steps below:

Clean the enclosure

Dujiangyan panda base

Your first task is going to be cleaning the indoor and outdoor enclosure. This involves sweeping out leftover bamboos, putting the fresh in, clearing panda poo as well as washing the floor with water to give the pandas a comfortable living environment.

Explore the Panda Base at leisure

Dujiangyan panda base

Take a relaxing walk around the base in the designated area and enjoy its peaceful natural settings. You might see chubby panda cubs climbing trees, playing on the grass and sleeping on the treetops. It’s time to bring out your camera and take great photos of them.

Hand feeding a Panda

Dujiangyan panda base

The highlight of the program is that you can feed a panda by your own hands and have a lovely time watching them up close. They usually get fed with bamboo shoots, apples, carrots and specially prepared cakes.

Revitalize with a simple lunch

Dujiangyan panda base

Have a simple lunch with other volunteers at the staff canteen. Tough the meal is a little basic, it is of traditional Chinese flavor. You can take a short break after lunch.

Watch a panda documentary

Watch a 40-minute movie to learn about scientific facts about the endangered species and the painstaking efforts human put forward to protect them.

Afternoon cleaning and feeding

Dujiangyan panda base

Replenish fresh bamboos and supply with more special treats (apple, carrot, etc.), one more chance to get close to the cute creatures.

Make food for pandas

Dujiangyan panda base

Make some panda cakes with prepared ingredients under the guidance of the instructor. Here is a chance for fully use of your imagination to create differently shaped cakes.

Finish the program

The program will conclude around 3pm. You will get a certificate granted by the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation to memorize this meaningful day.

Enjoy a comfortable ride back to your hotel.

Optional Program:

Dujiangyan Panda Base is the only place where visitors can hold a panda for pictures, but this requires extra cash as donation fee to raise the endangered pandas. If you plan to hold a panda, please just inform us and our tour experts will arrange it for you.

Note: Photo Program depends on the availability of pandas on different days so we will get you informed of any unexpected changes for holding pandas. Generally early booking guarantees the availability of the program.

Dujiangyan panda base

Tips:

1.Panda Keeper Program has an age restriction from 12 to 65.

2. The Program allows a maximum of 30 keepers for each day so you are suggested to book the program 2 weeks before departure. Sometimes some programs might be adjusted due to pandas’ health condition and please understand. Our travel consultant will confirm with you the accurate information of the program once we get informed.

3. Physical Examination Record of each panda keeper applicant has to be provided.

4. Panda keepers should not get too close to pandas without guidance of the supervisor because they are still carnivores though they look gentle, they can be violent.

5. Panda keepers are not allowed to clean enclosures for panda mothers and babies but can help supervisor do that.

Tour Highlights
Inclusions
Exclusions
Cancellation
Dates & Prices (USD/PP)
Adults (age≥12) Children (age 2-11) Infants (age<2)
USD 299 USD 279 FREE
Note: The prices shown above are based on 2 to 5 persons as a private tour. For prices for sole or more travelers, please send us an enquiry.