Welcome to Chengdu, the hometown of Giant Panda.
Your local guide and driver will meet you at the hotel / airport / Railway station according to your schedule, and escort you to Wolong Town, driving about 2 hours and 20 minutes for about 130 kilometers.
Today, you are going to visit the Wolong Giant Panda Museum (or called Wolong Natural and Earthquake Museum). You will know more about giant pandas, fauna and flora species living in their habitats, culture and history about pandas with a lot of wonderful words introduction, picture and specimen displays and other vivid models. After this visit, your driver will transfer you to the accommodation near Shenshuping Panda Base. (Note: Please try to book flight or train arriving at Chengdu before 13:00, or you may miss the visit of the Panda Museum.)
After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Shenshuping Panda Base, which locates at a very primitive valley, the real home land for the giant pandas. Now let’s get your one full day’s Wolong panda volunteer program started!
Arrive at the volunteer center at Wolong Panda Base, know about and sign the safety announcement, get your volunteer passing card, put on the working clothes and gloves, and deal with relative procedures under the help of the staff there.
09:00-10:20 Panda Cleaner
During the more than half an hour time, take the old bamboos out, damp the drops of pandas, know more about the living environment and conditions of pandas through careful observation, and clean their houses, etc.
10:20-11:00 Panda Breeding Area Visit
Visit the breeding area for giant pandas under the company of the staff of the science education center at the base. You can watch pandas playing together, eating bamboos, climbing trees, rolling on the ground, etc. This is a great moment to take pictures of these super stars.
11:00-11:30 Panda Feeding
Feed the giant panda by yourself with carrots, cakes, apples, etc. Watch the appearance while it is eating and know more about the diet features of pandas.
11:40-12:30 Lunch Time
Shenshuping Panda Base prepares nutritious lunch for panda volunteers at the dining hall. Enjoy your meal with the staff there.
12:30-13:00 Free Visit / Relax Time Visit the panda base on your own freely to see the great living environment of pandas. Also, you can have a break at the panda volunteer center and prepare energy for activities in the afternoon.
13:00-14:00 Panda Theater
Enjoy the interesting movie about the giant pandas. Have a better understanding of the wild training and reintroduction of pandas and know about the great story of people living in harmony with pandas.
14:00-14:40 Panda Cleaner & Panda Feeding
Clean the colony house of giant panda and feed the adorable panda for one more time.
14:50-15:10 Panda Nutritionist
Know about what kinds of ingredients needed for panda cakes, and learn how to do the cakes for giant panda by yourself with the help of the staff.
15:20 End the Volunteer Program
Return the working clothes and passing card to the staff. Receive the panda volunteer’s certificate and other delicate souvenir to end your full day’s volunteer experience.
After that, your local guide and driver will escort you back to Chengdu. Tour ends
The quotation for this trip is from Request P/P
1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
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Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
Domestic flights (economy class) and high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;
Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
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Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
Single Room Supplement;
Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
Recommended optional activities;
Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
Excess Baggage Charges;
Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.
1. The above arrangements will be adjusted according to the specific situations and the volunteer program may be delayed or inaccessible by inevitable requirements, control, and Force Majeure like earthquakes, epidemic...
2. Pre-work Training:
Volunteers are required to participate in the pre-work training before 09:00 a.m. on that very day to better know how to do the volunteer program. Some parts of the activity would be cancelled if you arrive there late, so it is suggested get to the base before 08:30 a.m.
(a) Health Examination Form: Being a volunteer, you should apply it a week in advance with your Application Form and Health Examination Form (valid medical certificate and signature which could apply it in your country or in China). Interested people could feel free to contact our travel consultant for more information or let them register for you.
(b) Age & Number Limitations: The center can accept up to 15 volunteers at any one time and the age should be between 12 and 65.
(c) Avoid Using Strong Smell: For pandas have keen sense of smell, volunteers should avoid using perfume or other odorous articles like mosquito repellent liquid, nail polish, skin care products, makeups, etc. on the volunteer work day.
(d) Healthy Bodies: To well protect giant pandas, volunteers are required to be healthy, and people who are suffering from illness, like a cold, fever, influenza, and other infectious diseases are not suitable to have body contact with the giant pandas.
(e) Force Majeure: The panda volunteer program is to be delayed or inaccessible if there is Force Majeure like earthquakes, epidemic... Also, your program may be influenced by the inevitable requirement and control.
4. Pre-booking & Temporary Cancellation:
Panda volunteers at Shenshuping Panda Base are required to make reservations of the programs in advance, even 1 to 2 months prior to the very program date for volunteers during peak seasons (mainly from May to October). Any temporary cancellation, increase and reduction of participants of those programs are needed to tell us as early as possible (better in advance for at least 10 days excluding the national public holidays and weekends). Thank you for the generous understanding.
5. If you are allergic to any food, please tell us, your local guide, or the base staff in advance.
6. If you have got more questions and ideas, please feel free to contact our professional travel consultants.
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