5 Days Panda Volunteer Tour

This will be a tour making your dream come true. This Panda volunteer tour gives you the chance of getting really close to the adorable giant pandas as well as learning more about this creature. A certificate is given to you as a reward and souvenir after the volunteer program.

Trip Highlights

  • Tea tasting in a local tea shop
  • Observe the pandas at a very close distance
  • Make panda cakes and feed pandas with your own hands
  • Get a special certificate after the volunteer program

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Landing at Chengdu airport, a warm welcome from our guide is waiting for you at the arrival hall. You will be transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle. The guide will escort you to the hotel, help with the hotel check-in and ensure everything is OK before leaving.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available

  • Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu, Chengdu Xijinge All Suites Apartment

After breakfast, join in the morning exercises with the locals in People’s Park, which features an artificial lake, several gardens, the Railway Protection Movement Monument, and the century-old Heming Teahouse. Do not miss the local tea tasting and musical performance in the park.

Afterwards, go explore the Jinli Ancient Street, a good place for visitors from all over China and abroad to relax, admire the traditional-style buildings, and taste some local snacks. Appreciate the Chinese style architecture, compact but beautiful tranquil garden, Wuhou Ancestral Hall near Jinli Ancient Street.

Explore the Jinsha Site Museum for its numerous collections, like gold, bronze, jade, stone, ivory objects and lacquerware, tens of thousands of pottery pieces, tons of ivory, and thousands of wild boar tusks and antlers.

Meals: Breakfast, Hot pot lunch at the local restaurant with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Lao Ma Tou Hotpot, Huang Cheng Lao Ma

Optional evening activity: Face changing show and taste the local tea in Shufengyayun Theater


  • Giant pandas are more active in the early morning. Therefore, getting up early and depart for the panda base is high suggested. Arrival at 8:00 or 8:30 is preferred.
  • If you come to visit the panda base in August to November, you will have a great chance to see the baby panda.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
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Get up early for the panda keeper program in Dujiangyan Panda Base. As a panda keeper, you will provide useful service in daily activities, such as to clean panda enclosures, make panda cakes, prepare fruits, feed pandas and clean the closure. Sometimes, you need to weigh the panda poop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels:
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I know you are unsatisfied with the short time with the pandas yesterday. After breakfast in the hotel, you will go to another panda base, Wolong for one more day panda keeper program. With the instruction of the professional panda keepers, you will join in the work of cleaning, making panda cakes, and feeding pandas with bamboo.

After that, take a break and tour around the panda base to see more pandas and get to know pandas’ habitat. Have lunch in the canteen with the base staff and enjoy a special documentary movie about a panda's life cycle. The afternoon work is almost the same.

You will be transferred back to Chengdu hotel after that.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu, JW Marriott Hotel Chengdu, Chengdu Xijinge All Suites Apartment
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After breakfast at the hotel, the tour ends with a private transfer to the airport by an experienced driver. Your tour guide will escort you to check-in and will wave goodbye at the security check point. Say goodbye to the pandas.

  • Meals: Breakfast,

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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