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Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding Including Buffet Lunch

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  • Volunteer at the Dujiangyan Panda Base for the day
  • Make panda food, clean the enclosures, and help feed the pandas
  • Book ahead to ensure a place: spots are limited to 30 volunteers per day
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Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding Including Buffet Lunch
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A Panda Volunteering Program with buffet lunch. Departure time 07:10
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A Panda Volunteering Program with buffet lunch. We will feed panda and clean their enclosures. Departure time 07:10
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Overview

The Dujiangyan Panda Base and Center for Disease Control is one of China’s top panda rehabilitation programs—and only 30 volunteer spots are available each day. Book ahead to secure your volunteer position, where you’ll help feed and care for up to 40 giant pandas supervised by the center’s staff. The day includes a Chinese buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel.

What to Expect

The day begins with pickup from your Chengdu hotel for the journey to Dujiangyan Panda Base and Center for Disease Control. On arrival, greet the staff, change into your volunteer clothes, and learn about the center’s history and mission: to rescue wild pandas and help control disease.

Around 40 giant pandas live on the base. Spend the day preparing panda food, cleaning the pandas' enclosures, and feeding them snacks, while you learn about their biology and social habits, as well as what more you can do to help preserve this endangered species. On your break, enjoy a traditional Sichuan buffet lunch and try the panda tea. Once the day’s work is finished, you’ll be dropped back to your original departure point.

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Reviewed 1 week ago
PANDA-stic Tour with Alvin!

The tour was amazing by Alvin and his assistant Shirely from beginning to the VERY end. Alvin responds to emails quickly and answers all questions prior to the tour date. Alvin picked us up from the Airbnb that we were staying at. He even went...More

1  Thank April P
AlvinLiu2004, Owner at My Panda Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello April, Chengdu city is the hot pot capital. You can’t leave the city without trying the best hot pot restaurant in town. It’s spicy, but you are so brave to try all the dishes. (wow) We cleaned three enclosures at Wolong. The staffs are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great experiences

This trip is beyond my expectation. Andy is very helpful and speck fluent in English. In fact, I can speck Chinese, but I need Andy to explain to my kid in English which will save me time and effort for this trip. Andy is very...More

Thank Experience278042
Reviewed July 26, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed it !! Even the Panda was happy to see us

This is an excellent day out. Clean the panda poop, wash the cage, break the bamboo, chat with the Panda's and walk around the enclosures. Eat with the staff and generally reflect on how much effort goes into the overall breeding program. This appears to...More

Thank PietroDallavia
AlvinLiu2004, Owner at My Panda Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest from UK, Thank you for the review! Dujiangyan Panda Base is dedicated to the study of disease control and rescue of wild pandas where you will contribute to the conservation of endangered panda bears! It’s also a home to a lot of pandas...More

Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile
Unforgettable experience

I was fortunate to get to do two tours with Alvin. We did the panda volunteering day which was incredible. Every part of the day was enjoyable from making panda-shaped panda food; to the therapeutic breaking of bamboo for the pandas. The obviously enjoyable experience...More

Thank sean f
AlvinLiu2004, Owner at My Panda Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Hi Sean, Thank you for your amazing feedback. My Panda Tour has a fan’s page on facebook. Our fans often shared their knowledge and panda stories with us. And we will share these with our travelers. I will exercise with 20,000 steps for the future...More

Reviewed July 3, 2018
Amazing experience with an attentive guide

My wife and I volunteered at the Dujiangyan Panda base and this was an amazing experience. Please note that this is truly a volunteer activity. You will be assisting the keepers in cleaning the enclosures (including excrement) and preparing food. The weather was hot in...More

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AlvinLiu2004, Owner at My Panda Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest from San Jose, Thank you so much for the detailed review! The moments we had with Fei Fei(the panda mother) and her baby was truly amazing! We just have to arrive early to see that. (with the luck) I hope you have a...More

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Agnieszka T
September 20, 2018|
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Response from April P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is still possible to volunteer with Alvin. We didn't have one either. Alvin provides it. Have fun and enjoy!
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Mark H
August 13, 2018|
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Response from AlvinLiu2004 | Property representative |
Hi, The panda base required a health certificate for the programs. There is a form you need to fill in and get signed by your GP. I can send you the link in the email. We will help you to join the tour if you have a... More
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salval5
July 31, 2018|
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Response from AlvinLiu2004 | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for the question. The panda base required a health certificate for the programs. We will help you to join the tour if you have difficulty providing it.
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