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Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding Including Buffet Lunch

  • Volunteer at the Dujiangyan Panda Base for the day
  • Make panda food, clean the enclosures, and help feed the pandas
  • Book ahead to ensure a place: spots are limited to 30 volunteers per day
Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding Including Buffet Lunch
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The Dujiangyan Panda Base and Center for Disease Control is one of China’s top panda rehabilitation programs—and only 30 volunteer spots are available each day. Book ahead to secure your volunteer position, where you’ll help feed and care for up to 40 giant pandas supervised by the center’s staff. The day includes a Chinese buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel.

What to Expect

The day begins with pickup from your Chengdu hotel for the journey to Dujiangyan Panda Base and Center for Disease Control. On arrival, greet the staff, change into your volunteer clothes, and learn about the center’s history and mission: to rescue wild pandas and help control disease.

Around 40 giant pandas live on the base. Spend the day preparing panda food, cleaning the pandas' enclosures, and feeding them snacks, while you learn about their biology and social habits, as well as what more you can do to help preserve this endangered species. On your break, enjoy a traditional Sichuan buffet lunch and try the panda tea. Once the day’s work is finished, you’ll be dropped back to your original departure point.

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1 - 5 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing experience with an attentive guide

My wife and I volunteered at the Dujiangyan Panda base and this was an amazing experience. Please note that this is truly a volunteer activity. You will be assisting the keepers in cleaning the enclosures (including excrement) and preparing food. The weather was hot in...More

2  Thank raider781
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best Guide in China!

My husband and I booked this tour and were not disappointed at all. We were lucky to see all pandas out and the “volunteering” was a nice experience too. Betty, our tour guide was the highlight of this tour! She made the whole tour an...More

1  Thank Tina11487
Reviewed 8 June 2018
Absolutely the best! Alvin goes above and beyond!

I can’t say enough good things about Alvin / My Panda Tour. My daughter and I had an amazing day with Alvin and his assistant, Doris, at the Dujiangyan Panda Base. Volunteering with the panda program there let us help care for the pandas and...More

1  Thank Dianne S
AlvinLiu2004, Owner at My Panda Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Dianne, Thank you for such a beautiful review. The story of Da La has been shared with many clients. They all want to try Big Spicy hot pot for the unique experience :-) I really enjoy sharing the stories of pandas and talk about...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018
A great experience!

I was very happy with my experience. I didn't realize that this tour came with both a driver AND a tour guide that joined me for the entire day at the Panda Base, but it was a nice addition. (I was a solo travler) My...More

2  Thank AllisonRoz
AlvinLiu2004, 業者 at My Panda Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hi Allison, Thank you for the 5-star review. Alex was so happy when he saw it. He is keen to the pandas; he is also a photographer. He often takes hundreds of photos for the clients. I’m glad you enjoy that. For the volunteering day...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018
You can’t go wrong with booking this tour.

You can’t go wrong with booking a tour with mypandatours. Alvin, the guide, is knowledable, reliable and very helpful. If you have any questions, even before you book the tour, you can send him an email and he will respond right away. He replied to...More

3  Thank Multikulti9196
AlvinLiu2004, 業者 at My Panda Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Hi Multikulti9196, Thank you for the details of the tour. We want to maximize the experience of visiting pandas. It’s best to leave early and spend the quality time with the pandas before the arrival of the tourist. Traveling in China could be difficult if...More

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18 July 2018|
Response from AlvinLiu2004 | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for the question. Yes, we can.
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27 June 2018|
Response from Dominic E |
Photo Session is 1800 rmb, you will have around 15-25 seconds. Keeper can take the photos if you are alone and they are very fast with it. They will Do it with ur Camera or telephone I will Go there next week, have a Nice... More
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17 June 2018|
Response from Dianne S | Reviewed this property |
We were back near our hotel by around 5:15pm. We went on to eat hot Pot with Alvin and Doris at that point. Enjoy the experience, these guys are fantastic!