Be ready for early morning pickup, around 7:30am, at your Chengdu hotel. Meet your dedicated driver/guide and climb into your private vehicle for the roughly 30-minute ride to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Dujiangyan.
Once you arrive, you'll meet the local staff charged with the care and conservation of the resident pandas, who will give you an orientation before you start your volunteer tasks. You'll also listen to a lecture on the details of the base's conservation efforts so you understand exactly what you are helping to accomplish.
Slip into some special overalls and gloves that help protect both the pandas and you, then learn how to prepare panda food. Under the close watch of the staff volunteers, you'll get the chance to help feed the pandas.
Take a break for lunch (included), then watch a film about the center's history and methods in panda conservation. After a full day with the animals, head back to Chengdu for drop-off. This private tour ensures personalized attention from your guide and plenty of time to ask questions.