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15-Day China Panda Trip

Tour Code: CFT-PANDA-1
Tour Name: 15-Day China Panda Trip
Note: B—Breakfast, L—Lunch, D—Dinner

Destination: Chengdu, Ya'an, Dujiangyan

Departs: Daily

Tour Highlights

>>Dujiangyan Dam
>>Qingcheng Mountain
>>Jinsha Ruins & Museum
>>Chengdu Panda Base
>>Volunteering in Bifengxia Panda Base

Tour Overview
This is the best opportunity to get closer to the China's national treasure by serving as a volunteer in the panda base. You'll work with the scientists and the panda feeders. And the sightseeing in Chengdu and its around areas will be a perfect balance of your trip.

Day 1 Arrive In Chengdu (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to relax or do some independent exploration in the city. Hotel: Enjoyable Star Hotel (4-star)

Day 2 Chengdu To Ya'an (B, L, D)
Your exciting panda tour will begin at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where you'll meet the adorable creatures and learn some facts about their breeding, history, life and more. Proceed to see a bamboo park (in Wangjianlou Park) -- more than 150 kinds of bamboos from home and abroad grow there. Drive to the panda base in Bifengxia Natural Reserve. Upon arrival, you'll apply for the necessary permit and sign the agreement to be a panda volunteer. Then you will get the special working clothes, gloves etc. and learn how to be a panda volunteer from your teacher. Hotel: Hongzhu Hotel Ya'an (4-star) or the 2-3 star hotel.

Day 3-11 Volunteering In Bifengxia (B)
These days are scheduled for the work as a giant panda volunteer.

Working hours:  Summer 8:00 - 11:45, 14:30 - 17:30 ; Winter 8:30 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00

Concrete jobs: Compound food for pandas, feed the pandas, clean their cages and enclosures, interprete in the panda garden, or help the scientists to collect the pandas' data (this may depend on the job demand or season) in heating, mating, training, breeding, examing and so on.

Day 12 Bifengxia To Chengdu (B, L, D)
After breakfast, return the working clothes and gloves to the base. Then say good-bye to your panda friends and get a volunteer certificate issued by China Panda Protection and Research Center. Pay a visit to the Shangli Old Town and then drive back to Chengdu. Hotel:  Enjoyable Star Hotel (4-star)

Day 13 Chengdu To Dujiangyan (B, L)
Make an excursion to Dujiangyan Dam, a unique irrigation system, wchich was built in more than 2,200 years ago. Later proceed to the beatiful Mt. Qingcheng to explore Taoist culture and buildings. Drive back to Chengdu.

Day 14 Chengdu (B, L)
Enjoy full-day tour of Jinsha Site Museum, Jinli Old Street and Dufu's Thatched Cottage. This evening, drink tea in a famous tea house, where you can enjoy Sichuan Opera with the very wonderful face-changing show during performance.  

Day 15 Depart Chengdu (B)
Your tour ends with the airport transfer and it's time to say farewell to your new friends.

Services End

Questions & Comments

  • Andy on April 4, 2014, 11:37 am

    Hi Is Bifengxia place the best option to see Panda's in Sichuan in their natural habitat. Is it still in operation after the Ya'an earthquake? Which other areas is it possible to see the Panda?

  • Diana Binck on July 7, 2013, 12:03 am

    Are tours available during Christmas ? December 2013

  • Ripple on October 19, 2011, 3:11 pm

    Hello Elisa, one my colleagues has sent you an email for the tour price and advice, please check it. Thank you.

  • Elisa Alston on October 18, 2011, 7:08 pm

    I would like to volunteer in May, how much will this cost and what day can I start?

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