A Particular Experience with Giant Pandas
Dujiangyan Panda Base is located 60 km west to Chengdu downtown. It is a professional organization specialized in panda rescue and disease prevention center in China, covering an area of 760 acres.
The base is a charitable organization devoted to giant panda research and protection, built with sponsors from Hong Kong 's special administrative region (SAR) council. Together with the Wolong and Ya'an bases, these three centers constitute a platform that allows demonstration of on-site and in-site conservation of giant pandas.
1. The age limitation for the volunteer work is from 12 to 65 years old. No age limitation to hold panda for picture.
Set off for Dujiangyan Panda Park at 7:15 am. Arrive at Dujiangyan Panda Park by 9:00. After paying the money at the office, we will put on the overall, and start to work by following a staff. The work in the morning is to pick poo poo, clean and rinse the floor, smash the bamboo, and feed the pandas. The exciting moment comes at 10:30. We will hold panda for picture by being charged extra CNY1800. It is only 30 seconds. You can scratch the panda, and feed them with fresh bamboo. We will finish all the morning activities at around 11:30, then take lunch in the park, which is included.
You will have free time between 12:00 to 13:00. Then watch a panda documentary. At two o'clock, you will feed the pandas again. Our volunteer work concluded with a cooking class at 14:30. You will learn how to make panda cake.
Head back to Chengdu, and drop you off at your hotel by 17:00.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel in Chengdu
End location: hotel in Chengdu
Duration: 9 hours
I will use a 5-seater car,and serve as a driver-guide for a group made up of one to three people.My car can accommodate at most 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small kids.If more people join the tour,I will rent a van and hire a driver instead.
1.a 5-seater car with its fuel,toll and parking fees
2.an English-speaking guide
3.bottled drinking water
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 CNY - CNY 700 per person for the panda volunteer work with lunch included;CNY1800 to hold panda for picture
1.Panda Keeper Volunteer Work+lunch(CNY700 per person)
2.holding panda for picture(CNY1800 per person)
3.Sichuan Culture Show at night(20:00-21:00),including face-changing,spitting fire,puppet show and shadow show with a price range from CNY140,180,240 to 320.
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