Day Trip

Volunteer at the Panda Rescue Center for a Day

219.90 pp

  • Mode: Private Vehicle
  • Location: Chengdu
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Japanese, Korean
  • Participants: 1 - 5

Get a chance to be a panda keeper for a day as you volunteer at the Dujiangyan Panda Research Base. You'll get a chance to feed and interact with some of these adorable pandas.

Tour around the Dujiangyan Panda Base without disturbing of noisy tourists

Feed a panda with your own hands at a very close distance

Clean the enclosure for pandas

Watch a special documentary movie about panda's life cycle

Make panda cakes in different shapes

Receive a unique certificate proving your love to panda

What You Can Expect

Dujiangyan Panda Base is the most easily accessible base in China to join the Panda Keeper Program and to take photos next to a panda. This unique one day tour will utilize your time to get close to lovely pandas and offer a chance for you to hold one in your arms. Show your support for this endangered species by working alongside the dedicated animal keepers. Record behavior, clean enclosures and prepare food for them—this is going to be a day of hard work and lifetime memories.

  • Head to the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center

    In the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Chengdu and take you to the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center located at the foot of a mountain in a private vehicle.

  • Orientation for beginners

    Once arrived, your guide will introduce you to the professional panda keepers. A short orientation will help you understand your duties of the day.

  • Feed a panda

    Prepare fruits, vegetables and special panda cakes and feed the pandas with your own hands.

  • Lunch

    After a few hours of volunteering, revitalize with a traditional Chinese lunch.

  • Clean the panda enclosures

    Panda keepers need to supply fresh bamboo to these national treasures three times a day. You will return to your duties by sweeping out the leftovers and replace it with fresh bamboo, as well as clean out the feces.

  • Picture with a Panda!

    After feeding the pandas a second time, you'll get to take a picture with a panda and explore the research center at your leisure.

  • Get a certificate

    After a busy day of hard work, receive a certificate and complimentary t-shirt for this unforgettable day. Say goodbye to the pandas you take care of and return to your hotel with magical memories.

Price Details

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This is the price for standard volunteering. If you want to get an upgrade to volunteering with baby panda, please inform us after placing your order. We'll arrange that for you. You can pay the extra costs on the day of your tour.

What's Included?

    • Entrance fee and Volunteering fee
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle


    • Guide & driver gratuities (Recommended)
    • Dinner

    Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy

    You can reschedule or cancel your trip at zero cost up to 5 days before your travel date.
    Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to your travel date is not acceptable.
    If you want to make any adjustments (e.g. travel date, number of participants, itinerary etc.) to your trip, feel free to email us at


    The volunteering program has very limited quota, please try to order as early as possible,and at least three days in advance.

    For the volunteering program, the participants need to be between 12-65 years old, and hand over a health form and application form in advance(after you booked, we will send you the form samples). During the program, you can take photos of the pandas or your private guide can help to to your photos when you are working. But if you want to take photos with cuddling the panda baby, it needs extra cost (RMB 1800 pp, be paid on the spot )

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