1 day Chengdu Panda Tour - Volunteering at Dujiangyan (Wolong) Panda Base
Interact with Giant Pandas in China on this volunteering Chengdu panda Tour
Near Chengdu in Sichuan Province, there are three panda centers that the tourists can take part in the panda volunteering program, which is the Dujiangyan Panda Center, the rebuilt Wolong Panda Center and Bifengxia Panda Center.
For a short term such as 1-day experience, then we recommend you consider panda bear tour at Dujiangyan, research base or the rebuilt Wolong. Panda bear tours are only about 2 hours drive from Chengdu city, and you don't need to have a pre-training before you start the panda keeper programs in the panda habitat.
You can also combine the visit to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System into the day trip (if you visit Wolong, then we recommend you to pay a visit to the Wenchuan Earthquake Museum).
For a more extended White panda tour and experience, then Bifengxia panda base is a better choice as the center is more massive, besides you can also take family tours such as hiking at Bifengxia Gorge, include the visits to several ancient towns on the way, even visits Mount Emei and Leshan Buddha.
Panda bear tour - Feed the panda
Visit Chengdu, China for white panda tour experience of a lifetime.
Chengdu Highlights - Day 01 : Panda Volunteering provides you an excellent chance for a Chengdu panda holding.
Morning around 07:00 am to be met at your Chengdu hotels lobby and transferred to Dujiangyan (or Wolong) Panda Breeding and Research Center. It takes about 1.5-2 hours in travel time to the Chengdu panda center.
You will spend about 6 hours in the China panda center to stay with these lovely Chengdu pandas and also the panda base staff who have dedicated their lives to Giant Pandas. You will receive training on how to care for pandas and the guidelines for working with your panda keeper.
At the end of the program, each participant is given a certificate which proves your volunteering at the base. You will be shown around the panda base, where you can take more time to see those lovely treasures. The program time will end around 15:00 — a most welcomed end to the Chengdu panda tour.
Panda bear tours in the panda center Chengdu and volunteering.
Experience the habitat of the pandas in Chengdu by volunteering to some of these tasks during our six days panda tours:
Clean the Giant panda bedroom and the garden.
Prepare food, such as apples, carrots, biscuit, and panda bread. Also, carry the bamboo when needed.
Sometimes you can help the scientists to collect the behavior data for more involved Chengdu panda experience.
During your Chengdu panda visit, you can also help the veterinarian to do the medical care for the panda.
Panda hugs, but also feeding one of the baby pandas is also possible in the Chengdu panda breeding center.
Benefits of volunteer tours and working with pandas in China
A fantastic experience if you have one day tour in the Dujiangyan panda center.
Following a short training/orientation, just as above, the volunteer service might include but not be limited to:
Cleaning panda areas and enclosures
Cleaning general regions of the Panda Centers
Preparing food for the pandas such as carrots, apples, panda bread, and their nutritional biscuits
Carrying lots of bamboos
Sometimes you might be able to help collect behavioral data
You will also have plenty of time to watch and photograph the pandas.
Besides, you can also pay extra to take a photo with panda Chengdu or where can you hold a panda, as this is another way for a donation for the reserve.
Please Note: A Chengdu panda volunteer program lasts half a day up to one month (this means repeating work). Outdoor activities can be flexible, and the keeper programs can be redesigned according to different group sizes, time available, participants needs and interests, and other factors.
Costs of Chengdu panda holding 2019
So, how much does it cost to hold a Panda in Chengdu? It cost around $307 to hold the Chengdu pandas. It is recommended to bring local cash at the Chengdu panda center since there are no ATMs at the park. A more convenient way is to book in advance of any panda Chengdu tour that covers these costs. You can also experience this part of China with a private travel guide on a Chengdu tour that can tell you how to work with pandas.