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Itinerary
Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center, also called Dujiangyan Panda Valley, is a new giant panda breeding base near Chengdu and is part of the efforts to reintroduce pandas into the wild.

The night prior to the tour, your guide will call your hotel between 5-9pm to confirm the pick-up time. Get picked up by the driver and tour guide from your hotel in Chengdu around 7am and embark on a 1.5-hour drive. Arrive at this non-profit panda base and commence the program.

Receive a uniform and meet the panda keepers who will introduce you to the procedures of the program. In the morning session, feed the pandas, clean their enclosures and make panda cakes for them.

Enjoy a simple lunch at noon, arranged in the canteen. If you don't want to eat a meal in the canteen, you can be escorted to a local restaurant run by farmers near the center, but you must pay for the meal at your own expense. Rest for an hour from 1-2pm and relax with a panda movie.

During the afternoon session, continue working with the adorable pandas. This work will include cleaning bamboo, weighing pandas’ feces (an important way to monitor their health condition) and attending a panda lecture to learn about progression of pandas from infancy to adulthood.

After the afternoon session and the pandas’ second feeding, have a break and walk around the panda base for leisure and fun. The program finishes at around 4pm and you will receive a panda volunteer certificate to commemorate this meaningful day. Your guide and driver will then escort you back to your hotel in Chengdu.

Taking a photo with a panda sitting next to you can be done with an additional fee.
Locations visited
Dujiangyan Panda Base and Center for Disease Control
China Highlights
Overview
While visiting Chengdu, head out to the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center with a private guide for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to work with pandas up close. Help the keepers to feed and care for the endangered animals and learn all about the rare bears as you spend time in their company. Enjoy a morning and afternoon session with the pandas with a break in-between for lunch and a film about pandas. Wrap up your full-day private tour with a panda photo op and commemorative certificate.
Highlights
  • Private full-day tour to Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center, from Chengdu
  • Work with the keepers to feed and care for the giant pandas
  • Enjoy an intimate experience with one of China’s most famous creatures
  • Have the option to take a photo with a panda (own expense)
  • Learn about campaigns to save the giant panda population
  • Receive a commemorative certificate of the day’s work with the giant pandas
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Reviewed 29 June 2018
Exceptional Experience

My two nieces spent the day volunteering at the center and this was the highlight of their 2 week trip. I recommend it but encourage you to know the real cost associated with the day. There was an additional charge to be paid in cash...More

Thank Connie S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile
Amazing day.. You will smile all day long

Had an amazing day here with a great guide from China Highlights, mickah. What a star, full of information and happy to take photo s for me whilst we were working. I would thoroughly recommend this esp for those who want to avoid big crowds.

Thank Claire S
Zhengwei X, Guest Relations Manager at Private Tour: Be a Panda Volunteer for One Day at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hi there, Glad to know that you like China highlights.We do strive to do our best to make each trip better. We are looking forward to serving you again. Regards, China Highlights Customer-care Team

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Wonderful Experience

We had an absolutely amaaaaazing time in chengdu with Micah and china highlights. Micah was a wonderful tour guide and so attentive. He made sure the day before that we knew when he would come get us in the morning. In the morning he met...More

1  Thank Ce C
Reviewed 13 February 2018
Panda Volunteer - Best Day Ever!

This had been a dream for several years and the one day volunteer experience at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center far exceeded our expectations. Our guide for the day was Snow and she picked us up at the hotel at 7:00 am so that we'd...More

Thank PDXBayouBoy
Reviewed 9 January 2018
Amazing Experience

My daughter and I enjoyed our private tour as a panda volunteer. There were four people in my party including my friend and his daughter. Our tour guide Snow and driver Wu picked us up promptly at our hotel early morning. Snow gave us a...More

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