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Dujiangyan Panda Volunteering Experience with Lunch

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Chengdu, China
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

The Dujiangyan Panda Base runs a panda hospital, lab, and monitoring enclosures in Sichuan Province near Chengdu. On this flexible day trip, you can choose to participate in the panda volunteer program, helping to clean the enclosure and feed the endangered animals. An English-speaking guide accompanies you during your experience and helps take photos and videos of your volunteer experience.
  • Experience a day in the life of a panda caretaker at the Dujiangyan Panda Base
  • Photos and videos of your experience are recorded by your guide
  • Observe China’s iconic bears and contribute to conservation efforts
  • Private round-trip transport from Chengdu, lunch, entrance fees, and health certificate fees included

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ONE IN A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE. The...
1muneca
, Aug 2018
ONE IN A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE. The driver was late coming to pick us up and we were afraid that we will miss our opportunity to hold/touch panda, however we were lucky and the day progressed as planed. It was raining so that kind of put the dumper on a things and panda that we took picture with and hugged was dirty and wet, BUT still it was some kind of experience. Other people's reviews are correct - YES one only has about 20 seconds to spend in front of the camera with the panda, but one is allowed to hug it touch it's back, face etc. Of course all this experience is overpriced, but how often are we going to do that??? As far as lunch while there - it is nothing that will fill you up, but it is o.k. survival food. The staff on premises is not especially friendly or approachable - EVERYTHIGN IS ABOUT MAKING MONEY!!
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Amazing Panda Experience!
Marlakins
, Jul 2018
Our driver was ready to go in our lobby on time and drive safely to the panda base. The volunteer experience was incredible and we were lucky to end up with a private group of just our party. We got to feed the pandas twice, see them up close from behind the habitats, help clean the habitats, and prepare the bamboo. We paid extra for the photo and it was worth every penny. Amazing experience and great driver service. Would recommend!
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The driver did not speak English and...
Ragnhild F
, Nov 2017
The driver did not speak English and was not able to help me at the Panda Base as the other tour operators did for their costumers. Because of this the start of the day got a bit confusing, but everything got sorted eventually thanks to the Panda Base staff.
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Lily from West China Go went above...
Luis M
, Oct 2017
Lily from West China Go went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect! This tour included the driver service from my hotel and Lily helped me book my volunteering and photo spots so everything went smoothly! I plan to go back to Chengdu and will surely book this experience again!
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Top visit on my list, this was my...
helenpanda477
, Oct 2017
Top visit on my list, this was my 2nd time and was as good as the 1st time if not better. 2nd time around they have more guides available. They have geared up to receive visitors and the panda experience. This time with Viator I only booked the taxi return, he was a non english speaker but it was ok, he drove well!
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Friendly knowledgeable staff helped...
drprior
, Feb 2017
Friendly knowledgeable staff helped me volunteer with the pandas. Tour was exactly as advertised.Picture tàking time was short but they are worth a thousand words.
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This was the best option. My child...
Ren M
, Jun 2016
This was the best option. My child was able to do the volunteer thing while I was able to stay with her and take photos. I did not have to clean the poop. She loved it. She had her hand on the panda's paw while she fed it. These were great photos and we did not have to pay for the 1800 yuan photo experience where you dress in plastic and sit next to a panda.
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After searching through a number of...
Craig B
, Mar 2016
After searching through a number of different tours which would allow us to have the panda holding experience we are so glad we came across this one. Panda Base is a little out of the way so having a transfer from our hotel made it very straightforward. Booking the Panda Holding was our number 1 priority for coming to Chengdu and the team at Viator especially Lily were able to make that happen for us even with the short notice we gave. Our driver/tour guide luckily for us spoke English and was fantastic taking us around the grounds at the Panda Base. The Panda Base itself is much quieter than its counterparts making it very serene and well worth the trip out there. You don't get long with the panda for the holding experience but for us it was worth every penny - how many people can say they got to cuddle a real panda?!
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Très bien
Curiosity67847314017
, Aug 2019
Une belle expérience auprès des pandas et l'équipe des soignants est accueillante. Une belle réserve.
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ボランティア・パンダとの写真と両方体験をしてきました。 正直値段...
SHINYA O
, Jul 2018
ボランティア・パンダとの写真と両方体験をしてきました。 正直値段はお安くありませんが、両者とも中々できない体験で、パンダ好きの方は一度は試してみる価値は十分あると思います。 また、現地のドライバーの方も親切で、快適な一日を過ごすことができました。 (中国語を話せなくても大丈夫ですが、スマートホン・翻訳アプリ・中国内で利用可能な香港SIMあたりをもっていくとよりよいかと思います。

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