3 days Panda Volunteer Program at Bifengxia Panda Center

Chengdu
⇀ Bifengxia Panda Volunteering
⇀ Chengdu
Join our Panda Volunteer Program at Bifengxia Panda Center and seize the unique opportunity to care for giant pandas. Engage in activities like feeding and cleaning as an assistant to a panda keeper. This tour is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts.
Type
Private
Duration
3 days
Theme
Panda Volunteer Program
Trip code
PVT-02
Price
From CN¥ 4,300 per person
Day 01 :
Board the train from Chengdu to Ya'an, Bifengxia Panda Center & Hiking at Bifengxia Valley

Bifengxia, a scenic valley in the green mountains of western Sichuan near Ya'an, is home to the Bifengxia Panda Breeding and Research Center. You will spend two days staying with these lovely pandas and also with the panda center staff who have dedicated their lives to giant pandas.

In the morning, take the high-speed train (1.5 hours) to Ya'an with your guide. Upon arrival, transfer to the Bifengxia Panda Center and check into a hotel just outside the center. In the afternoon, your guide will help you register for your following days' volunteer work at the panda center. You will receive a brief training session on how to care for pandas and the guidelines for working with your panda keeper around 3pm.
The rest of the day, explore the Panda Center and hike in Bifengxia Valley, which features waterfalls, streams, and lush green forest (7km/about 2-3 hours hiking).

P.S. For larger groups, we will arrange the transfer from Chengdu to the Bifengxia Panda Center by tourist coach.

Day 2-3 :
Participate in a 2-Day Panda Volunteer Program at Bifengxia Panda Center, Return to Chengdu on Day 3 (B)

In the morning, take the local sightseeing bus to Bifengxia Panda Center and start your volunteering work. The assistant tasks for panda keepers typically include:

8:40 AM - 12:00 PM: Clean the bedrooms and gardens for the giant pandas, wash the bamboo, and carry bamboos.
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch at the center, watch some related documentary films about giant pandas, and rest.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Under the guidance of the nutritionist, you will learn how to prepare food for these adorable animals, such as making panda bread and biscuits, and other snacks like carrots and apples.
On the second day from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, you will experience to feed the pandas with snacks and be assigned to do other work from your panda keeper.
Sometimes, you may assist scientists in collecting behavioral data and help the veterinary staff with medical care for the pandas upon their request.

While you do volunteering work, there will be time to observe and photograph the pandas.

On the afternoon of Day 3, your guide will assist you in returning the working suits. You will be awarded a volunteer certificate by the panda center and take photos with the center staff.

Afterwards, transfer to Ya'an where you will catch the high speed train to Chengdu, end the trip with WindhorseTour.

P.S. Please be aware that the panda hug experience is no longer available at any of the panda centers.

Tour notes:

Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

All required government taxes and fees.
Hostel (shared room and semi-private bathroom)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Meals that are not specified in the tour itinerary.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.

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Comments

Julie Robinson
Julie Robinson
Sat, 09/07/2019

Hi, just wondering if there is a minimum age. We are a family, 2 adults and 1 child.

Replied by
MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Mon, 09/09/2019

In reply to by Julie Robinson (not verified)

Hi Julie, nice to hear from you and we'd love to help you organize this panda volunteer experience.

Regarding your question, children above 6-year-old could participate the panda volunteer work. I just sent you an email with more details about this program, please have a look and feel free to contact us again if you need any further assistance.

Cheers,

Murphy

Bunda BW
Bunda BW
Thu, 09/07/2017

May we have information for voluntary program but not for 4 days....we just have 2D1N ...
We plan in Chengdu Sept 24

Replied by
Victoria Zhu
Victoria Zhu
Thu, 09/07/2017

In reply to by Bunda BW (not verified)

Dear Bunda,

Thanks for your inquiry! This is Victoria from WindhorseTour responding to you. As you only have 2 days 1 night, I would suggest you may consider doing a Panda volunteer work in Dujiangyan Research Center for Giant Panda Breeding and Releasing instead of Bifengxia, which is 50 kilometers away from Chengdu. The detailed tour proposal has been sent to you by email, please go through it and kindly share me your thoughts. With your replies, we can adjust the proposal to meet best your needs.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,
Victoria

violeta
violeta
Sat, 08/27/2016

Picture shows volunteers holding pandas. Would I get to hold a panda bear too?

Replied by
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Anita Fan
Mon, 08/29/2016

In reply to by violeta (not verified)

Hi Violeta,

Thanks for your inquiry. This is Anita from WindhorseTour.

Yes, you can certainly hold and take a picture with panda during the volunteer work. I just send you an email with detailed information, please kindly go through it and let me know when you would like to do the volunteer work if you are interested in it, then we can book it for you in advance.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,
Anita

silvia richter
silvia richter
Tue, 09/02/2014

hello. I am interested in doing the 4 day program do you have space for one person next week. I could start from Tuesday the 9th and how much would it cost?

Thanks,
Silvia

Replied by
Victoria Fang
Victoria Fang
Thu, 09/04/2014

In reply to by silvia richter (not verified)

Hi Silvia,

Thanks for your inquiry! I have sent you an email with the tour itinerary and quotation for you review. Please check the details and kindly let me know your comments and thoughts. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards,
Victoria

Tracy Lee
Tracy Lee
Wed, 03/13/2013

Could you tell me if you have any availabilty for the end of july or August on this trip. I am travelling alone for the first time so would also need advice on places to stay on my trip before and after visiting the centre. It would be great to speak to someone direct, but I wasn't sure if your phone line was out of the country, making a call expensive. I will be traveling from London in England. Thanks so much for your help. My first solo trip ever so need lots of help and advice
Look forward to hearing from you.
Tracy

Replied by
MurphyF
Murphy Feng
Thu, 03/14/2013

In reply to by Tracy Lee (not verified)

Dear Tracy,

 

Thanks for your comment. It's our pleasure to help you plan your first solo trip :)

 

According to your inquiry, I've sent you an email with some details for your reference. Please check it and let me know how do you think about my advice.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Kind Regards,

 

Murphy