Destinations: Ya'an,Shangli Old town, Bifengxia Panda Base
Your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Chengdu in the morning around 8:30, then drive for 2.5 hours to Ya'an, known as the" Rain City" in China. Firstly, go to visit Shangli Ancient Town ranked as one of the “Top 10 Ancient Towns” in Sichuan. Encircled by a small river, it is a typical Western China ancient town with Chinese architecture style. Strolling through the alleys with old-style buildings flanking the stone paths. If you have enough time, just Find a quiet local tea house by the river to relax and have a sip of local tea.
Afterwards, drive abougt half an hour to Bifengxia Panda Base and register for the next day's volunteer job. The staff of the panda base will give you some pre-work training about your panda volunteer program. too, the volunteer's uniform, gloves and passing card will be assigned to each volunteer, get ready for tomorrow's job.
Today, we will first go to Bifengxia Panda Base from your hotel in Ya'an city, drive directly to the gate of Panda Park, then meet a panda keeper who will be your teacher today, then start your voluntter job by the following items:
Honorable Keeper: Clean up bamboos, pick up doppings, wash the enclosures, observe and understand the panda's status and living conditions. Etc. It lasts about 2 hours.
Science quest: Explore the panda rescue exhibition hall to know aobut stories related with panda rescues. It lasts about 30 minutes.
Love Feeding: Personally deliver to the pandas, their delicious 'Cake' and fruits, understand panda's feeding habits. 30 minutes.
Panda cinema: Watch a documentary that shows scientific facts about pandas. To understand how humans portcet them, and how we may live in harmony with them. 45 minutes.
Panda nutritionist: Prepare food for the pandas and also experience the fun of making the 'Panda's Cake'. 45 mnutes.
Panda Class: Inviting our experienced panda experts to share their scientific knowledge with us. 45 minutes
Certificate: Get your panda keeper certificate issued after the activities in the panda park.
Drive back to Chengdu at about 4:00Pm， arrive in Chengdu around 6:00Pm, end the tour.
Transfers between Chengdu and Ya'an Bifengxia Panda Base.
English speaking guide(when group sizes are over 4 pax).
Entrance tickets to Bifengxia Panda base.
Panda keeper Lunch at the panda base.
Panda keeper certificate.
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