4 Days Chengdu Panda Keeper Program

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PK-03: 4 Days Panda Keeper

Day 1: Chengdu Arrival

Airport pick up and airport-hotel transfer
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel

Chengdu Panda Base
Chengdu Panda Base

Day 2: Chengdu Panda Base

Places to visit: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinli Ancient Street
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, or simply Chengdu Panda Base, is a non-profit research and breeding facility for giant pandas and other rare animals. It is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (hereafter Chengdu Panda Base) is an organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism.

Jinli is a street in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. The street is about 550 meters long. It is a part of the Temple of Marquis, and the buildings are in the Qing Dynasty style. The theme is Three Kingdoms Culture, a traditional folk custom. There are many bars, inns, snack stores and souvenir shops.

Dujiangyan Panda Base
Dujiangyan Panda Base

Day 3: Dujiangyan Panda Base

Activities: Be a Panda Keeper in Dujiangyan Panda Base
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel

Dujiangyan Panda Base, also known as China Conservation and Research Center for Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base, the only giant panda care, disease prevention and control institute in the world, is situated in Mt. Qingcheng Town, about 34 miles (56 km) northwest of Chengdu and 11 miles (18 km) from downtown Dujiangyan. Giant panda, Chinese national treasure, is one of the rarest animal species in the world. They total 1,864 in China with 74 percent in Sichuan Province, while the base owns 170.

7:00: Hotel Pick Up

In the early morning, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu around 07:00 am and drive 1.5 hours to Dujiangyan Panda Base to fulfill your once-in-lifetime panda volunteer work.

Giant Panda Volunteer
Giant Panda Volunteer

8:30: Preparation

Arrive at Dujiangyan Panda Base around 08:30 am. Learn the safty announcement and sign the security agreement. Put on work clothes and gloves, wear volunteer pass card before go the work place. You will be led by experienced keepers and told matters needed attention.

9:00 - 10:00: Honorable Panda Keeper

Volunteers involve in panda volunteer work, including carrying out old bamboos, picking up droppings, cleaning up panda enclosures, carrying in fresh bamboos leaves and shoots, etc.

10:00-11:00: Wonderful Panda Tour

Take a visit to other panda enclosures, walk around the panda base for more giant pandas and red pandas. You may see them sitting on the grass, climbing trees, playing together and even fighting. Bring out your camera to take awesome photos and vedios about them.

Giant Panda Volunteer
Giant Panda Volunteer

11:00-11:30: Regardful Panda Feeding

Feed the giant pandas with panda cake or other food, like carrot, bamboo shoot and apple. Know their eating behaviros and diet and have very close interaction with the cute bears.

11:30-13:00: Lunch & Break Time

Have lunch with the staff and other volunteers in the restaurant and take a short break.

13:00-14:00: Watch Panda Documentary

Watch a panda documentary that shows the scientic facts about the endangered species, to understand how humans protect them and how we may live in harmony with them.

14:00-14:50: Panda Feeding

Clean the panda enclosure and feed the panda again.

Giant Panda Post
Panda Post Chengdu

Day 4: Chengdu Panda Post

Places to visit: Chengdu Panda Post

Panda Post in Chengdu is the only postal service in the world with the giant panda as its theme, where you can buy everything featuring the giant panda, from stamps, postcards, albums, and envelopes to toys and souvenirs. You can post the lovely postcards to anywhere in the world.

After visit Panda Post, your English speaking guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or tran station for your next destination.

14:50-15:30: Panda Nutritionist

Volunteers can personally prepare food for the pandas and also make the panda cake.

15:30-16:00: Finish Volunteer Work

After the full day's panda volunteer experience, you'll get the panda volunteer certificate and souvenirs. Before you leave, catch the last moment to say goodbye to the lovely creatures. Later, your guide and driver will escort you to your hotel in Chengdu.