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Panda Keeper Program

PD02: 2 Days Private Chengdu Dujiangyan Panda Base
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Day 1 Chengdu - Dujiangyan
Four pandas munching on bamboos
Check out of the hotel in Chengdu around 09:00 in the morning. First, we will drive you to visit the Jinsha Site Museum, where you can explore the history of Sichuan Province. It is a relic site from the Shang & Zhou Dynasties that can be traced back to the 16th century BC. The main exhibits are ivory, gold and jade wares, reflecting the flourishing civilization of ancient Chengdu. Lunch is at your own expense, and you can ask our guide for advice on a good restaurant. After that, our guide will transfer you to the Dujiangyan Scenic Area to see the Irrigation System. It is the oldest and best-preserved water conservancy project in the world, and it has been functioning for more than two thousand years. Then we will head to a hotel near the Dujiangyan Panda Base and check in. Have a nice sleep tonight so you can enjoy the highlight of your private China panda tour tomorrow.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Yinxiu Shangting Hotel - a local featured hotel
Day 2 Dujiangyan - Chengdu
Lovely Giant Pandas
Another interesting day begins with the Panda Keeper Program specially arranged by us. Our guide will lead you directly to the base.

Entering the Dujiangyan Panda Base, professional English-speaking feeders will guide you through the one day experience. You'll need to change into special blue uniforms in advance to protect the animals from germs. The feeder will lead you to the enclosure, and your first assignment will be to wake up the sleeping pandas (Each one has its own Chinese name) and lead them out. The next task is to clean their house by sorting out their waste leftovers and excrement. You need to take notes for record. After that, it's time to prepare the panda's meal. The bamboo is cut into pieces that will be optimum for their digestion. Pandas usually eat a lot every day, so you will need to feed them enough. Afterwards, go to the special kitchen to prepare snacks for them such as apples and specially steamed buns. Cut apples and stick them on the ends of long bamboo poles. Never let the pandas reach their food easily, for they must learn to stand and jump.

After finishing all the work, you have the rest of the day for further exploration. The Panda Museum inside the base is a good choice, where you can learn more about the pandas' origin, living habits and temper. If it's summer, you may have a chance to see the newly-born cubs in the nursery house. So tiny, pink and adorable! In the playground, we recommend you take lots of pictures of them playing.

We're sure that your one day panda experience will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. After enjoying the fun in the base, our guide and driver will escort you to downtown Chengdu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 Friendly Tips

The Panda Base also offers a chance for visitors to be photographed holding a panda. If you are interested in it, please consult your travel consultant for the extra charge and ask for the reservation in advance.
Tour Prices
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$429  
$349  
$329  
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide(s)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Questions & Answers
Asked by Asif | Apr. 11, 2018 20:29Reply
the guide will be with me during the volunteer programme since they do not speak English right ?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 11, 2018 20:53
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Yes, our guide will accompany you during the volunteer programme.
Asked by Nida husin from INDONESIA | Jun. 19, 2017 13:50Reply
How can go to panda base from the Chengdu botanical garden?
And how long it takes from the garden?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from CANADA | Jun. 21, 2017 22:34
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You can take bus no.254 at Botanical Garden Bus Stop which is only 150 meters from the west gate of the garden and get off at Metro Panda Avenue Bus Stop. Please walk about 150 meters backwards and take bus no.198 on the opposite road to Panda Base Bus Stop. Upon arrival, you may walk 200 meters ahead to the entrance. The whole trip will take around 1 hour.
Asked by Allanah from NEW ZEALAND | Apr. 14, 2017 14:39Reply
Jinli Ancient St open hours
What time does Jinli Ancient St open in the mornings and close in the evenings? Also how long does it take to walk from Holly's Hostel? Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia from DENMARK | Apr. 20, 2017 22:36
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Hello, the street opens to the public for all day long. Most restaurants and bars open from 09:00 to the midnight. From your hotel, walk southeast along Wuhouci East Street around 200 meters. Then walk northeast along Wuhouciheng Street around 300 meters. After that, walk north around 200 meters to find Jinli Street.
Asked by Regina | Feb. 06, 2017 01:07Reply
When do we need to take the health test?
Or what time period should this test be done before the panda holding session? One week or one month before holding the pandas.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Feb. 06, 2017 01:07
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The Health Examination Certificate for holding panda is valid for one year. You may make the health test before you come to China.
Asked by Kristina Emilova from BULGARIA | Jan. 16, 2017 02:57Reply
Meeting with Meng Lan :)
Hello!
I am a big fan of Meng Lan panda :) Could you please check if I could meet him - in case if I arrange my panda keeper program? :)
Thank you in advance!
Answers (2)
Answered by Brian | Jan. 16, 2017 19:09
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The panda keeper program is only available at Dujiangyan Panda Base now, but Meng Lan panda is in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda. They are two different locations. Maybe you may try to contact the research base for more details, their contact number is 86-28-83510033 and email address is pandabasepanda.org.cn. Hope it helps.
Answered by Kristina Emilova from BULGARIA | Jan. 17, 2017 01:35
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Thanks a lot!
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