Dujiangyan Panda Volunteering Experience With Lunch - Chengdu

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free hotel pick-up&drop-off from Chengdu hotels within 3 ring road
    Pick-up time:7am
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


-Your friendly private guide will take pictures and video during volunteer work
-Work closely with giant panda keepers, see the story behind the stage
-Contribute to conservation efforts of this vulnerable species
-Feed panda face to face, enjoy this intimate and comforting moment
-Hustle free: health certificate and reservation had included in the tour


  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

Tour Option ---Participate panda volunteer program
7:00-8:40 Hotel pick-up, drive to Dujiangyan panda base.
8:40-9:00 Driver will help you to check in upon arrival
9:00-10:00 Start the panda volunteer work, you will preparethe bamboo, clean the cage, collect the panda pupu....
10:00-11:00 Free time on your own to explore the facility
11:00-11:30 Feed the panda face to face
11:30-13:00 Lunch break
You will have a buffet lunch in the staff canteen
13:00-14:00 Watch panda documentary
14:00-15:00 Refill thebamboo, clean the cage ,feed the panda
15:00-15:20 Make your own panda cake for panda
15:20-15:30 Receive donation certificate andsouvenirs
15:30-17:00 Enjoy your private comfortable ride back to your hotel in Chengdu
**Taking picture with panda(285USD/person) is currently not available.panda volunteer (106USD/person)are NOT included in theprice, local tour operator will help youmake reservation and prepay the expense in advance to lock the spot,your driver will represent local operator to collect the expense at your travel date.
**Do you need a guide?
Driver will help you to check in upon arrival and for panda volunteer,there will be English speaking staff guide you throughout the volunteer program.
However,if you prefer a guideservice, please advise.
**You must advise tour operator as a special requirement at time of booking which option youchoose, your tour operator willmake reservation in advance due to the limited quota daily.
**The activity of Panda picture and panda volunteer may subject to change according to the actual situation


Private comfortable transportation according to the itinerary

Friendly private guide service to ensure you a hustle free and informative panda experience

Entrance fee for panda volunteer participant

Lunch in canteen for panda volunteer participant

Reservation and health certificate service fee

Entry/Admission - Panda Valley


Panda volunteer(700rmb/person),pay cash upon arrival


Entrance fee for non panda volunteer participants

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-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!!

  • 30-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!

  • 21-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.

  • 23-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!

  • 20-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!

  • 16-Sep-2017

    The tour company West China Go facilitates everything, a driver picks you up at the hotel and takes you to the Panda Base. The Panda Base experience is incredible. There are many pandas in Chengdu, but if you want to see and do something different, this is the place to go. Great and reliable tour company. Highly recommend this tour.

  • 15-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.

  • 30-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.

  • 22-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?!