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.
Panda Keeper experience cost, RMB700/person.
Your personal expenses such as shopping and laundry.
Tips to the guide and driver based on their excellent service.
Lunches and dinners, visitors can order food at local restaurants with the help of tour guide
The tour is only available for people aging from 12 to 65.
Participants should be healthy, no infectious diseases. Being a volunteer, you should apply a Health Examination Form one week ahead, it can be any valid medical certificate with doctors' signature or hospital seals issued either in your country or in China. If you need help in applying the Health Examination Form, please feel free to let us know.
No jewelry wearing, no perfume spraying when you do the volunteer jobs. Pandas are very smell sensitive, volunteers should avoid using perfume or other odorous articles like mosquito repellent liquid, nail polish, skin care products, makeups, etc. on the working day to be a volunteer.
Pre-work Training and Registration:
Volunteers need to register first at Panda Base office for the Certificate, then, the pre-work training for volunteers will be held before 09:00 a.m, by which volunteers learn more about the program. Volunteers will miss parts of the activity because of late arrival,therefore, you are suggested to get there before 08:30 a.m.
Pre-booking & Temporary Cancellation:
Panda voluntter job is extremely popular program in China, volunteers are required to reserve the program as early as possilbe, especially during peak seasons (April to October). Any temporary cancellation, changes in voluntert numbers is required to inform us 2 weeks ahead.
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.
Volunteers will be served lunches as panda keepers, if you are allergic to any food please specify to our staff.
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