Red Panda Zero-Distance Encounter
2-Day Wolong Red Panda Volunteer Program Tour
You may have noticed the anthropomorphic red panda Master Shifu in the movie Kung Fu Panda. Compared with their giant black-and-white cousins, red pandas are smaller and more playful and active.(cd-10)
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(2) Resident Permit. (3) Medical Examination Report within Six Months
Tour 'Wow' Points
Feed Adorable Red Pandas without a Fence in between
You will be able to go into the red pandas’ living quarters under the panda keeper’s guidance, have a zero-distance feeding experience.
Help Maintain a Good Enclosure Environment for the Pandas
Help clean the enclosures, sweep out the leftovers and replace them with fresh bamboo, as well as clean out the feces.
Explore the Habitat of Wild Pandas
Have a safari in the wild pandas’ backyard with a Tibetan guide (2½ Hours), the gorge is an authentic natural back habitat for wild giant pandas as well as other wild and rare animals.
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
It takes about 3 hours to drive the 120 kilometers (75 miles) between Chengdu and Wolong. After lunch, take a safari in the wild pandas’ backyard with a Tibetan guide (2½ Hours).
Along with your English guide, to ensure authenticity and safety, our local partner, a Tibetan hiking guide will join you to help explore more about the habitat.
The gorge is an authentic natural back 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.
Red pandas are now bred in another base, which was rebuilt after the catastrophic 2008 earthquake. The Wolong base is now uses for panda wild training and is not open to general tourists.
Morning Cleaning and Feeding (2 Hours). You will be able to go into the red pandas’ living quarters under the panda keeper’s guidance. Red pandas live in groups, which means you will be surrounded by a cluster of adorable pandas and will be able to touch them. You will be asked to help clean the enclosures, sweep out the leftovers and replace them with fresh bamboo, as well as clean out the feces.
Afternoon Keeper's Activities (3 Hours ). Have lunch in the canteen and enjoy a documentary movie about a panda's life cycle. Afterward, there's more cleaning and feeding to be done. At the end of the program, you will receive a panda volunteer certificate.
The program ends at about 4pm, when you will begin the drive back to Chengdu. You’ll reach your hotel at about 7pm.
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