Spend one day experiencing volunteer work in Dujiangyan Panda Base. Guided by the panda keeper to make panda food, clean the enclosures, and feed the pandas snacks. Move to the nearby tea hill to have one hour soft walk in the tea plantation, gain a wonderful bird view of Chengdu Plain, and relax yourself by sipping a cup of green tea in an elegant tea house before going back to downtown Chengdu.
Have the chance to hand-feed the panda;
Participate in daily activities in Planda Base, such as: preparing food for the pandas; cleaning out enclosures; observing panda behavior, etc.;
Enjoy a relax walk in the tea plantation to enjoy the bird view of Chengdu Plain;
Experience Chinese tea ceremony in an elegant tea house;
After picking you up in your hotel lobby at 07:00am, we will drive for about 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base. It is located at the bottom of Mt. Qingcheng, northwest to Chengdu, which makes it the one with more scenery but fewer tourists compared to Chengdu Panda Base. Around 08:30am, we will arrive at Dujjiangyan Panda Base that functions to rescue the injured pandas and control diseases. After register the panda volunteer program and sign the contract, you will be guided by the center's staff to start your volunteering work such as make panda food, clean the enclosures, and feed the pandas snacks, etc; and a buffet lunch with the panda keeper is included.
Around 15:00pm in the afternoon, the volunteering program is finished, and then we will move to an elegant tea house and relax ourselves by taste tea. The tea lady there will share with us the knowledge of Chinese Tea Ceremony, and we will try 2-3 different kinds of tea. Since you may get enchanted by the charm of Chinese tea, we will arrange a soft walking tour up the tea hill for you to experience everything about tea.
The hiking route is a 2km loop line which takes about 1 hour. This is a real off-beat hiking route to enjoy the country views that even the locals seldom know. We will first walk half way up the hill from where we can have a wonderful bird view of Chengdu Plain. It will give us a clear idea of how Chengdu Plain spreads out. Then en route to the top, we will cross the tea plantation and the factory where you can see how different kinds of tea are made from the same-looking leaves.
Around 17:30pm, we will come down from the hill and drive back to your hotel, the end of tour.
English-speaking tour guide service fee
Transfer service from the hotel to Dujiangyan Panda Base and return
Simple buffet lunch in the Panda Base
Panda volunteer work experience for the order persons
Tea taste in the local tea house
Driver and guide’s meals on this trip
Gratuity to the guide and driver
Tour must be booked one week in advance, once you decide this program, please send us the copies of all participants for booking.
The age limit for Panda Volunteering Program is between 10-65 years old.
The quoted price is for 12 hours tour per day.
Please bring your passports for the volunteer work on that day.
Please follow the instructions of the panda keeper when you do the volunteer work; No touching or teasing the panda.
Avoid Using Strong Smell: For pandas have keen sense of smell, volunteers should avoid using perfume or other odorous articles like mosquito repellent liquid, nail polish, skin care products, makeups, etc. on the volunteer work day.
Dressing Code: During the panda volunteer program, you are required to wear comfortable shoes, like sports shoes, that are suitable for the work. Try to avoid sandals, slippers, high-heels, and so on. Besides, wear trousers, avoid shorts and skirts, etc. (during the program, the panda base will provide working jumpsuits in spring and winter, and T-shirts in summer and autumn for you.)
Healthy Bodies: To well protect giant pandas, volunteers are required to be healthy, and people who are suffering from illness, like a cold, fever, influenza, and other infectious diseases are not suitable to do the panda volunteer programs.
Children 10 years below suitable feed Panda need skip cleans.