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Private Day Tour: Dujiangyan Panda Base Volunteering from Chengdu

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USD 213.00
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    Stop At: Dujiangyan Panda Base of the Giant Panda Research Center, Shiqiao Village, Qingchengshan Town Dujiangyan city, Chengdu 611830 China

    In the early morning (about 07:10), your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel within the 3rd ring of Chengdu and drive to the Dujiangyan Panda Base to check into the volunteer program. You will get a uniform, gloves, and a volunteer’s ID card for the day. Your guide will introduce you to the professional panda keepers who look after these majestic creatures. These panda keepers speak very little English; however, your guide will be there for you at all times to translate and taking memorable photos of you.

    Your volunteering program itinerary:

    9:00am–10:00am Clean the panda enclosures

    Panda keepers need to supply fresh bamboo to these national treasures three times each day. The pandas usually eat only 30% of the bamboo, wasting 70% of it. You will need to sweep out the leftovers, replace it with fresh bamboo, and clean out the feces.

    10:00am–11:00am Take a break and tour around the panda base

    Have a relaxing walk in the well-paved base and listen to the legendary stories of these pandas. You will also have a chance to meet four naughty red pandas.

    11:00am–11:30am Feed a panda

    Pandas are supplied with panda cakes, apples, and carrots four times a day. The panda keepers will show you how to feed a panda with your own hands at close proximity.

    11:30am–1:00pm Have lunch and a rest in the base

    1:00pm–2:00pm Watch a panda movie that lasts for about 40 minutes

    You will see a special documentary about how the shy pandas mate, give birth, grow up, and are returned to the wild.

    2:00pm–3:30pm More cleaning and feeding, and making panda’s cakes

    The bamboo you supplied in the morning will have become dry by the afternoon. Remove it and replace it with fresh bamboo. Then feed the pandas with some more panda cakes and apples. Having fed the pandas with panda cakes, aren’t you curious as to how they are made? It is time to make some panda cakes with your own hands. The ingredients will be prepared in advance. Get creative about the shapes of the cakes.

    3:30pm–4:00pm Get a certificate, and drive back to Chengdu

    Duration: 6 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Customers' hotel in Chengdu downtown.
    • Travel Insurance
    • Private tour
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Volunteering fees
    • Private normal car or luxury car (please choose)
    • Entry/Admission - Dujiangyan Panda Base of the Giant Panda Research Center
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Please note: Program could be modified based on the health of the pandas
    • The age restriction of program is between 12 and 65 years old. If your children are under 12 years old, they are still able to attend, and will be chaperoned accordingly
    • There is a daily limit of 20 volunteers for the Panda Keeper Program, so please reserve in advance and ensure your vacancy.
    • In order to ensure the health of Giant Pandas, do not spray perfume and paint nail polish, do not wear exaggerated ornaments, do not wear slippers, on the volunteering day. Wear sneakers.
    • Passport name and number is required at time of booking for all participants for Travel Insurance
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    22 May 2019|
    Response from JTTpa1 |
    Correct. As of 2019, there is no longer the opportunity to take a picture sitting next to or “holding/cuddling” a panda. You can only see them on the other side of a cage. We did the “volunteering” activity and my wife... More
    Key Details
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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