Volunteer Experience at Dujiangyan Panda Base
One Day Private Chengdu Panda Keeper Program Tour
07:00-08:30 Hotel Pick-up & Drive to Dujiangyan Panda BaseYour guide will contact you one day in advance to confirm the meeting time, usually at around 07:00. After picking you up from your hotel in downtown Chengdu, we will take a 1.5 hours' car ride to the Dujiangyan Panda Base to start this panda keeper program tour.
08:30-09:00 Complete the Registration ProceduresUpon arrival at 08:30 or so, your guide will help you handle the registration procedures. The staff there will inform you the dos and don'ts and then offer you the special uniform and volunteer card. When all the preparations are done, you will be divided into groups to complete the volunteer work under the guidance of the staff. Your tour guide will also accompany you for the entire time.
09:00-10:00 Clean the Panda HouseThe volunteer program will usually start at around 09:00. The first work is to clean up the pandas' sheds and activity areas, such as sweeping out their excrements and leftovers. Sometimes, you will also assist the staff to smash up the bamboo stems for pandas to eat. It usually takes around 1 hour to clean. After that, you will have an hour to tour around the base.
Clean the Panda House
10:00 -11:00 Visit Dujiangyan Panda BaseVisit Dujiangyan Panda Base escorted by an expert panda guide. He / she will introduce more knowledge about Giant Pandas
11:00-13:00 Watch the Keeper to Feed a Panda & LunchAt 11:00 or so, you will have chance to see how the professional keepers feed the giant pandas through the enclosures. Then a simple Chinese lunch will be offered for you at around 11:40 in the Base’s Canteen.
13:00-14:00 Watch a Documentary about Giant Pandas
14:00-15:00 Cleaning & Making the Panda CakeYou might need to do cleaning or feeding according to the arrangement of the Panda Base. After that, you will be guided to the office to make the panda cake. The whole volunteer program is going to end at 15:30 or so and you will be awarded a certificate issued by the Dujiangyan Panda Base before leaving.
Learn to Make the Panda Cake
Clean Pandas' Activity Areas
15:30-17:00 Drive Back to Chengdu & Hotel Drop-offAt the end of the day tour, your guide and driver will take you back to the hotel in Chengdu. Hope you have had a nice day with us!
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- Prices are per person in US Dollars.
- Private English-speaking guide
- Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
- Chinese lunch
- Entrance fees to tourist sites
- Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
- Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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