2-Day Wolong Red Panda Volunteer Program Tour

Red Panda Zero-Distance Encounter

2-Day Wolong Red Panda Volunteer Program Tour

This endearing red panda keeper tour takes you behind the enclosure fences to touch and feed a cluster of adorable cat-sized red pandas.

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)

Panda Volunteer
To participate in the panda volunteer experience, customers would need to provide the following documents:
(1) The Nucleic Acid Test Results within 7 Days or Certificate of Vaccination.
(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.

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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.

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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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Panda Keeper Tour is Great! Thank you China Highlights!

This is an amazing experience! You get to hand-feed a panda! We were surrounded by pandas for a whole day and got to learn what it's like to be a panda keeper. China Highlights designed a great program.

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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 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.

DAY 2 Wolong to Chengdu | Red Panda Volunteer Program

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.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

Wolong Daqidi Hotel Wolong Daqidi Hotel
FromCNY 4034/USD 620p/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
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