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Dujiangyan Panda Base with Optional Volunteering and Photo-taking with Panda

Highlights
  • Avoid the hassle of Chines public transport with your own private driver

  • Option to volunteer at the base or get your picture taken with a young panda

  • Observe China’s iconic bears from close range

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Dujiangyan Panda Base with Optional Volunteering and Photo-taking with Panda
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Dujiangyan Panda Base with Optional Volunteering and Photo-taking with Panda
From US$47.00
Overview

The Dujiangyan Panda Base runs a panda hospital, lab, and monitoring enclosures in Sichuan Province just outside of Chengdu. With this flexible day trip, customize your Giant panda experience by choosing how you spend your day. Upon arrival at the base, take a self-guided tour of the facilities, or upgrade your experience by volunteering with a panda caretaker or posing with a young panda during a photo op.

What to Expect

Tour Option 1 ---Participate  panda picture only

  • 7:00-8:40   Driver will hold your name sign to pick you up in hotel, drive to Dujiangyan panda base.
  • 8:40-9:00   Driver will guide you to check in panda picture in office
  • 9:00-10:15 Explore panda base on your own(It only has 2 main roads, easy to navigate)
  • 10:15-10:30 Return the office where you check in panda picture,prepare for  panda picture 
  • 10:30-11:00 Panda picture session
  • You will have 15-20 seconds to sit next to a young  panda to have your once of life time  picture taken.For solo traveler, there will be staff on site to take picture.
  • 11:00-11:20 Receive donation certificate and souvenirs 
  • Meet your driver in the parking lot whenever you finish the visit in Dujiangyan panda base.
  • You will return hotel around 2pm.


Tour Option 2---Participate both panda picture and panda volunteer program

  • 7:00-8:40   Hotel pick-up, drive to Dujiangyan panda base.
  • 8:40-9:00   Driver will help you to check in upon arrival
  • 9:00-10:00 Start the panda volunteer work, you will prepare the bamboo, clean the cage, collect the panda pupu....
  • 10:00-10:30 Return the office ,prepare panda picture (Optional)
  • 10:30-11:00 Panda picture session
  • You will have 15-20 seconds to sit next to a young  panda to have your once of life time  picture taken.For solo traveler, there will be staff on site to take picture.
  • 11:00-11:30 Feed the panda face to face
  • 11:30-13:00Lunch break
  • You will have a buffet lunch in the staff canteen
  • 13:00-14:00 Watch panda documentary
  • 14:00-15:00 Refill the bamboo, clean the cage ,feed the panda
  • 15:00-15:20 Make your own panda cake for panda
  • 15:20-15:30 Receive donation certificate and souvenirs
  • 15:30-17:00 Enjoy your private comfortable ride back to your hotel in Chengdu

**Taking picture with panda(285USD/person),panda volunteer (106USD/person) are NOT included in the price, local tour operator will help you make  reservation   and prepay the expense  in advance to lock the spot,your driver will represent local operator  to collect the expense at your travel date.

**Do you need a guide?
Driver will help you to check in upon arrival and for panda volunteer,there will be English speaking staff guide you throughout the volunteer program.

However,if you prefer a guide service, please  advise.

**You must advise tour operator as a special requirement at time of booking which option you choose, your tour operator will make reservation in advance due to the limited quota daily.

**The activity of Panda picture and panda volunteer may subject to change according to the actual situation

Reviews (43)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Wolong Panda Base with photo session

Thank you Lily for organising this lovely trip. The base is huge, placed in the mountains close to nature. The scenery was amazing - it was a world away from the conglomeration. Our guide Flora kept us entertained during the 2 hour trip from Chengdu...More

Thank Luciana C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Experience!

We signed up to volunteer at the Panda base and everything was organized by Lily from Westchinago. It was a wonderful experience and the Panda's were a delight to watch. We had requested an additional English speaking guide to accompany us to get additional information...More

Thank dsubawalla
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile
Dujiangyan Panda Base, with photo option.

Must say this was just the perfect Panda Bear moment for our family. We had a couple hours to visit all the outdoor Pandas and then got our 1/2 minute with the panda privately for pictures. It is a little off the beaten path but...More

1  Thank Doossa
Reviewed 29 September 2018
Wolong Panda Base trip and panda volunteer & photos

Thanks to Westchinago's Lilly, we were able to book a wonderful whole day trip in Wolong Panda Base, located in the Wolong Nature Park (close to Gengda), in a wonderful natural enclave. We had first booked the volunteer & panda photo day for Dujiangyan, but...More

1  Thank GillenOarbe
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
Great Experience

Many travel companies offer this tour. Lily’s price was lowest and the service was unbeatable. I signed up to volunteer and to get a photo op with a panda. It was definitely worth it. A couple suggestions: be sure you stay with someone who knows...More

1  Thank Paul2key
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Radhika H
31 October 2018|
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Response from Paul2key | Reviewed this property |
If you volunteer you will still have a chance to feed pandas through metal bars and can take a picture of the feeding. However, if you want to sit on a bench with a panda, then you have to pay the extra 1800 RMB. I used... More
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Luciana C
28 October 2018|
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Response from westchinago-travel | Property representative |
Dear Luciana, Thanks for your info. 1)7/11 is available for Panda Volunteer and Photo 2) yes,the health report is needed. please connect us for the health form. you can g search ChengDu WestChinaGo Travel Service
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cm0z
10 October 2018|
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Response from westchinago-travel | Property representative |
Dear cm0z, Thanks for your info, it's available at 12 November. you can write to us chengdu westchinago travel service.
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