4 days Panda volunteer work at Bifengxia Panda Base

⇀ Bifengxia Panda Volunteering
⇀ Chengdu
Get up close and personal with China's national pandas by taking this four days tour at the Ya'an Bifengxia Panda Base. Spend more time to have a futher contact and understanding of these adorable pandas by joining in this volunteering work.
4 days
Family focused, Panda
Trip code
From ¥ 4,300 per person
Day 01 :
Chengdu / Bifengxia Panda Center

Morning transfer from Chengdu to Bifengxia, a scenic valley in the green mountains of western Sichuan. You will spend two days staying with these lovely panda bears and also the panda center staff who have dedicated their lives to Giant Pandas. Upon arrival at Bifengxia, check into Xiaoxitian hotel (the only hotel at Panda Center). Afternoon your guide will help you to register for your following days volunteering work at the panda center. The rest of the days, you will be guided to visit Panda Center or you can hike at Bifengxia Valley. B=breakfast

Day 2-3 :
Bifengxia Panda Base Volunteering (B)

Volunteering work starts. You will receive a training on how to care for pandas and the guidelines for working with your panda keeper.

Following a short training, volunteer service might include:

The assistant of panda keeper:

  1. Clean the bedroom and the garden for the giant panda.
  2. Prepare food, such as carrot, apples, panda bread and biscuit. Also carry the bamboo. 
  3. Sometimes you should help the scientists to collect the behavior data. 
  4. Sometimes, you should help the veterinary to do the medicine care for the panda.

The interpreter of panda garden:

  1. Introduce the giant panda research, such as: the breeding, hand-rearing, Husbandry, enrichment and more.
  2. Introduce the giant panda research cooperation, such as: with The States, Japan, Austria, Thailand and so on, also the development of all of these co-operations.
  3. Introduce all the giant pandas, the different habit, behavior, experience of each giant panda.
  4. Introduce all the buildings and their function. 
  5. Tell the stories of the giant panda for the visitors.

While you do volunteering work, you will have time to watch and photograph the pandas. Food on your own (we suggest you to have food at your hotel).

Day 04 :
Bifengxia / Chengdu (B)

 Morning your guide will meet you and assist you in returning the working suits, you will be awarded one volunteer certificate by panda center, take photos with the center staff. Afterwards transfer back to Chengdu, end the trip.

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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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

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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,

Sat, 08/27/2016

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

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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,

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?


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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,

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.

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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,