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2-Day Wolong Panda Volunteer Program Tour

Explore the Real Hometown of Wild Pandas

Compared with Dujiangyan, Wolong Panda Center is much further away from Chengdu but is less crowded. Besides, Wolong National Nature Reserve is considered to be the real hometown of wild pandas.

This tour will allow you have a safari in the wild pandas' backyard and a memorable panda volunteer experience in Wolong Panda Base.

Tour 'Wow' Points

Explore the Habitat of Wild Pandas with Tibetan Guide.

Walk through Dengsheng gorge which is an authentic natural habitat for wild giant pandas. If you're lucky, you will find evidence of wild giant pandas with the help of our knowledgeable and sensitive guide.

Dengsheng Gorge
A safari in Dengsheng gorge with Tibetan guide

Experience Taking Care of a Cute Panda

Make panda cakes with your own hands and prepare bamboo for pandas. See how the keeper feeds a panda at a very close distance

make panda cakes
prepare bamboos

Receive a unique certificate proving your love for pandas.

At the end of the program, you will receive a panda keeper certificate for this unforgettable day.

receive a panda keeper certificate
receive a panda keeper certificate

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Chengdu to Wolong | A Safari in the Wild Pandas' Backyard

It takes about three hours to drive the 120 km (75 miles) between Chengdu and Wolong.

After a simple local lunch at about 11:30am, take a safari in the wild pandas' backyard with a Tibetan guide (2½ Hours). To ensure authenticity and safety, we've been cooperating with a local Tibetan family who have been devoted to protecting the habitat for a long time.

The gorge is an authentic natural habitat for wild giant pandas as well as other wild and rare animals, such as white-lipped deer and red pandas. The well-paved hiking trail is 5 kilometers (3 miles) long and the hike takes about 2–3 hours.

Stay overnight in the hostel that's right inside the panda center.

DAY 2 Wolong to Chengdu | Panda Volunteer Experience

Arrive at Wolong Panda Center at 8:30am so that your day as a panda keeper can begin. During the program, you will learn more about this endangered species and help to take care of pandas under the guidance of experienced staff.

Morning Activities (2 Hours). You will break bamboos and wash some bamboo shoots for pandas with the panda keepers. And then clean the glass of their enclosures. Watch the keeper feeding a panda. Take a break and tour around the panda base.

Afternoon Keeper's Activities (2 Hours ). Have a lunch in the canteen with the base stuffs and enjoy a special documentary movie about a panda's life cycle. Then more cleaning need to be done. Later you will make cake for pandas with your own hands. At the end of the program you will receive a panda keeper certificate.

 The program ends at around 2:30 pm, when you will begin the drive back to Chengdu. You'll reach your hotel at around 4 pm.

Hotel Selection

—Wolong Minjiang Hotel

At present, Wolong Minjiang Hotel is the only hotel opened to expats in Wolong area. This hotel has very simple facility. For customers with higher accommodation requirement, we will suggest you consider visiting Wolong in future when there are better hotel choices .

Wolong Daqidi Hotel
Wolong Daqidi Hotel
FromCNY 3852/USD 599p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

Tour code: cd-8b

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