Panda Keeper Program

PD02: 2 Days Private Tour of 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
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part 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
Why Travel With Us
Questions & Answers
Asked by lima from USA | Jun. 21, 2019 12:52Reply
Hold Panda
Can you still hold a panda at the Dujiangyan Panda base?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mike | Jun. 23, 2019 17:33

As I know, travelers are not allowed to hold a panda in Dujiangyan Panda Base.
Asked by Victoria Lee from USA | Mar. 29, 2019 00:34Reply
Coming from Beijing
I am coming from Beijing. I wanted to know which train station would be the closest to the pick up point or if i could be picked up from the train station and taken back there.
Thank You!
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 31, 2019 21:04

We can arrange railway station pick-up and drop-off service for you on this Chengdu private 2 days tour. You just need to let us know your train schedule in advance to confirm the station and time. Please feel free to contact us should you need any further information. Thanks for your attention!
Asked by Alon Gutman from ISRAEL | Aug. 08, 2018 02:57Reply
Differences between volunteering in different panda bases
As far as I googled, there are several panda bases around chengdu, where you can take part in the volunteer program:

Wolong Nature reserve
Dujiangyan base
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (Is it just a different name for Dujiangyan base? )
Bifengxia base

There volunteering programs in each base are pretty much similar, and in all of them there's the option of panda holding for additional 1800 CNY. (Correct me if I'm wrong)

The question is - what are the differences in the volunteer experience in each place?
Answers (1)
Answered by Billy from CANADA | Aug. 08, 2018 19:00

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is a different place from Dujiangyan base and you can’t take part in the volunteer program there. There is no large difference, but you can only take part in it through a large travel agency.
Asked by Claire from FRANCE | Jul. 06, 2018 17:09Reply
Hello,our train from Chengdu to Emei leaves at 6:18. Is there a bus we can take?
We planned to go by subway,but it starts later. We live near Wuhu Temple.
Answers (2)
Answered by Alaina from FRANCE | Jul. 09, 2018 00:44

Do you wanna know the transportation from Wuhou Temple to Chengdu East Railway Station? If yes, you are advised to take a taxi directly. There is no direct public bus. Thus taking a taxi is the most convenient way for you. Generally speaking, it costs around CNY30 in that early morning.
Answered by Claire from FRANCE | Jul. 10, 2018 02:59

Thank you for your answer, we took taxi. :)
Asked by maria from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 15, 2018 19:39Reply
what time of year is best for the pandas and Tibet
Answers (1)
Answered by Linda | Apr. 17, 2018 01:24

Hi, I think spring or autumn is the best time to see pandas, and I suggest you go to see pandas in the morning when they are most active. As for Tibet tour, May to October is the best time. If you go to the Everest Base Camp, you should avoid the period from late October to early April due to the severe weather.
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