1 day Chengdu Panda Tour - Volunteering at Dujiangyan (Wolong) Panda Base
Where can you take Panda Volunteer Work?
Near Chengdu in Sichuan Province, China, there arethree panda centersthat 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 shorter, one-day experience, we recommend Dujiangyan or Wolong Panda Center. These centers are just a 1-2 hours drive from Chengdu, and you don't need any pre-training to participate in the panda keeper programs within the panda habitat.
You can also enrich your day by combining a visit to the Dujiangyan Irrigation System (or, if you choose Wolong Panda Center, a visit to the Wenchuan Earthquake Museum).
For a more extensive panda tour and a deeper experience, Bifengxia panda base is an excellent choice. This center offers a larger facility, and you can also enjoy family-friendly activities such as hiking in Bifengxia Gorge, exploring several ancient towns along the way, and even add the visits to Mount Emei and the Leshan Buddha.
1 Day Panda Volunteer Program in Dujiangyan or Wolong Panda Center
In the morning, around 7:00 am, you will be met at the lobby of your Chengdu hotel and then transferred to the Dujiangyan (or Wolong) Panda Breeding and Research Center. The travel time is approximately 1.5-2 hours.
You will spend approximately 4-6 hours with these adorable Chengdu pandas. You'll also interact with the dedicated panda base staff who have devoted their lives to caring for Giant Pandas. As part of the experience, you will receive training on how to care for pandas and learn important guidelines for working alongside your panda keeper.
At the conclusion of the program, each participant will receive a certificate as proof of their volunteering work at the base center. You will also have the chance to explore the panda base further, taking your time to observe these delightful treasures. The program typically ends around 3:00 pm.
The Panda volunteer work normally includes below experience:
Following a short training/orientation, just as above, the volunteer service might include but not be limited to:
Cleaning panda areas and enclosures
Preparing food for 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.
Please note that the panda volunteer program can range from half a day to as long as one month, allowing for the possibility of repeating volunteer work. Outdoor activities can be adjusted flexibly, and the keeper programs can be customized to accommodate various group sizes, available time, participant preferences and requirements, and other relevant factors.
Incorporating a panda volunteer program into your visit to Chengdu guarantees a unique experience that you won't find elsewhere. It is strongly advised to pre-book panda volunteer work in advance due to daily participant limits.
Other available Panda tours in China
- If you have limited time, consider a half-day panda tour at Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
- You can make a day trip to visit both Chengdu Panda Base and Sanxingdui Museum.
- For a longer experience of Panda Volunteer program, we recommend 4 days Panda volunteer work at Bifengxia Panda Base or combine with Mount Emei to make it to 6 days.