Wolong Panda Base Private Day Tour With Optional Volunteering - Chengdu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up any hotels within the 3rd ring of Chengdu city.
    You will be collected an additional fee RMB 100 for the hotel located outside the 3rd ring road.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Wolong national Nature Reserve is the earliest, largest, and best-know panda reserve in the world. It was hit by the catastrophic Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008. After years of road construction, travelers can visit Wolong Panda Base now.Accompanied by a professional panda expert who introduced you the topics of the panda discovery, the history of panda in China, the classification, and panda conservation.

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Itinerary:
06:40am  Pickup at your Chengdu hotel
7:00am to 9:00am  Head to Wolong Panda Base (2 hours ride)
9:10am  Enter Wolong Panda Base (admission included)
9:10am to 12:30am  Stroll through the beautiful Panda base.
12:30am to 2:00pm Lunch hour
2pm to 4pm  Heading back to your Chengdu hotel (2 hours ride)
4:00pm Arrival in Chengdu hotel where this tour is concluded


Upgrade to Panda Volunteering and Panda Holding
6:40am  Pickup at your Chengdu hotel
6:40am to 8:40am  Head to Wolong Panda Base (2 hours ride)
8:40am  Enter Wolong Panda Base (admission included)
8:40am to 9am  Change into volunteer outfit and receive briefing from local staff
9am  Start cleaning the enclosure (including cracking the bamboo)
10:30am  Feeding time (snacks for feeding the pandas are made of corn, carrots, and supplemental vitamins)
11:00  Panda holding is available at this time
11:30am to 1pm Lunch hour for volunteers (buffet lunch is included)
1pm to 2pm  Viewing panda documentary produced by National Geographic Magazine on releasing pandas back into the wilderness
2pm to 3pm  Cleaning panda enclosures
3pm to 3:30pm Making panda snacks
3:30pm to 5:30pm Heading back to your Chengdu hotel (2 hours ride)
5:30pm Arrival in Chengdu hotel where this tour is concluded

Inclusions

Bottled water

Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entrance fee

Private transportation

English speaking guide

Entry/Admission - My Panda Tours

Entry/Admission - Wolong Giant Panda Nature Reserve

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

We collect the additional fee RMB100 for Shuangliu airport pickup or drop-off.

We collect the additional fee RMB100 for the hotel located outside the 3rd ring road.

We collect the additional fee RMB300 for Tianfu airport pickup or drop-off.

Most travelers can participate

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

*The requirements of panda experience program: a. A negative COVID-19 test result within 7 daysb. proofof flu test*The green health code is required

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Jul-2021

    We were leaded by Alvin, the most hospitality panda lover I’ve ever met. We started with cleaning panda’s house and playground, one of the funniest thing is that Panda’s poop actually smells very refreshing lol. We even had a chance to feed the panda by ourselves. This is truly the best panda experience I ever had in my life.

  • 10-Jan-2020

    Panda lovers must visit Wolong Panda Base! I joined the volunteer tour alone and was guided by Sunny who is the same age as my sister. She is very friendly and I had fun chatting with her while the tour. At the panda base, I really enjoyed cleaning the giant panda’s house, feeding the panda, and seeing the adorable pandas! Especially the twins with their mother and the 1 year old pandas living together is what I was dreaming to see in my life. I love that the place was less touristy and you don’t need to squish others to see the pandas. If you are visiting Chengdu, I think Wolong panda base is the best place to visit and if you have a chance, you should join the volunteer program too. You will never get a chance to feed panda in your country I guess! Also you can get a very nice volunteer certificate after completing the program. If I had a chance to come back to Chengdu, I will definitely join this tour again. Thank you very much My Panda Tour.

  • 04-Jan-2020

    I was directed to Alvin, the owner of My Panda Tour via several members of a private Facebook group dedicated to the DC pandas I’m a member of. Upon reaching out, Alvin instantly emailed back. After a few email exchanges he hand-tailored a three-day tour that including volunteering, feedings, visits with Bei Bei, Bao Bao and Tai Shan, as well as other panda related things I wanted to experience. In addition meals, as well as transportation to/from the airport were included. My guide Rita was the best. She was extremely knowledgeable in all-thing pandas, Chengdu, and Chinese culture. Incredibly cheerful she answered all my questions. Which were many and often. My driver was wonderful too. Always on time and incredible. Being so close to these magnificent creatures was beyond incredible. In addition to knowing the bases are research and breeding centers helping to repopulate the Giant Panda and get them back into the wild. From start to finish every detail was attended to, every aspect seamless. The entire experience was exceptional. I’m forever grateful to Alvin has his team. If you’re planning on visiting Chengdu to see the pandas, My Panda Tour is an absolute must.

  • 16-Dec-2019

    Memorable day at the panda sanctuary. You could spend endless hours just watching them. So glad I chose the volunteering option, the experience would have been so different without it. Helping clean and feed the pandas made me feel I’m part of the family. Thumbs up to our guide Greenie, who was extremely cheerful, passionate about pandas, and spoke perfect English. It was indeed a pleasure having her us the guide.

  • 12-Dec-2019

    After months of planning... I’m so glad I chose my panda tours...they are very professional and exceeded my expectation in every aspect... my tour guide was Kiki and was absolutely amazing ...she is so passionate about her job and pandas... I learnt so much about pandas from her... the panda base is surrounded by beautiful mountains .... the pandas are very active in winter ... saw pandas from the ages of 6 months to 20 year olds ... they are so adorable and everything I dreamt.... Thank you Alvin and the whole team for the great experience! ❤️❤️ Indeed it was a dream come true ... an unforgettable day ....

  • 01-Dec-2019

    I did the Wolong volunteer program. It was an incredible experience in a beautiful, scenic location. In addition to having the once in a lifetime experience of feeding two pandas, there were lots of other pandas to see around the base including young pandas, a mother panda playing with her 3-month old, adult pandas, My guide for the Wolong tour was Jason. He was very knowledgeable about all things panda, easy to talk to and very kind. He went out of his way to make sure that I was having a good time and that the pace was ok given my knee issue (I had injured my knee in Chiang Mai, Thailand). Jason also took lots of pictures of me during the panda feeding and throughout the remainder of the day at the panda base so that I would have many memories of this amazing experience. Mr Lee was our driver. He did a great job also. For several months in advance of my visit to the panda base I emailed Alvin with all kinds of questions. Alvin always responded quickly and offered to make other arrangements for me which made my trip so much easier and convenient. Alvin arranged for Mr. Liee to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival in Chengdu. After I told Alvin that I had injured my knee in Chiang Mai Alvin arranged with the panda volunteer program in Wolong to allow me to decide during the panda volunteer program which activities I would participate in during the visit, depending on how my knee felt. Having that flexibility during the panda tour really helped me have a great experience despite my mobility issues. Alvin also purchased my bullet train ticket for me from Chengdu to XI'an. He also arranged for Mr Lee to take me to the train station. Mr. Lee got me to the gate, waited with me until the train came and then took my luggage down to the platform and put my suitcases on the train for me. This was exceptional service! I wouldn't have made it without Mr. Lee. If I could give My Panda Tour 10 stars for the Wolong tour and all of the other services they provided to me I would. If you are considering doing a panda tour or any other tours in Chengdu, or the rest of China, book with Alvin and My Panda Tours. You will be glad you did.

  • 21-Nov-2019

    Thank you Kiki and My Panda Tour for the best day ever. I did the panda full day volunteer experience with the optional baby panda feeding and it was just amazing. The base is so caring to the pandas and there are no words to describe being up close with these adorable creatures. I cannot wait to do this again.

  • 18-Nov-2019

    I had such a great day hanging out with the pandas and with Greenie. Greenie was amazing in every way: kind, funny, knowledgeable, helpful, etc. Visiting Wolong was amazing to be out in the mountains away from the crowded busy-ness of the cities I'm usually in. Being close up to the pandas was such an amazing feeling and for the first time I appreciated them as BEARS vs. these cute cuddling funny babies. Thanks for such a great day <3

  • 18-Nov-2019

    I recently spent the day volunteering and seeing the pandas ar Wolong Panda Base. Alvin was absolutely amazing throughout the whole booking experience and answered all my many questions (and more!). On the day, I was picked up from my hotel and driven to the panda base. It was super cold up in the mountains of Wolong, so I recommend bringing layers to keep warm! Rita, our guide was great. She spoke English and helped take photos etc too! During the day, you clean the panda enclusures, make a panda cake, watch a documentary about the pandas and the highlight: you get to feed the pandas twice! You don't get that long with the pandas but I still absolutely 100% recommend it and it's so worth the expensive price tag! This was a truly unforgettable experience volunteering with the pandas and a huge thanks to Alvin and his team. If I'm ever in Chengdu again, I'll definitely be doing another Panda Tour with this company ❤

  • 18-Nov-2019

    My 2nd time with this tour. This month me and my boyfriend join volunteer program at Wolong panda base. Amazing scenery with nice weather. This base has many baby pandas. About the private tour was great. Our guide is Shirley. She is very nice and helpful person. Thank you for great experience. If I have time I will join this program again. 😊👍🏻

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