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Dujiangyan Panda Base Panda volunteer and Irrigation Project One Day Tour
   
 

 

Dujiangyan Panda Base Panda volunteer and Irrigation Project One Day Tour SCNO-03
wonderful place:
Dujiangyan Panda Base offers volunteer programs that give visitors an opportunity to get closer contact with the cute giant pandas and understand their panda wilderness training program. Visit the world heritage - Dujiangyan Irrigation Project,is recommended to enrich your day with some cultural elements. As a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has been irrigating the whole of Chengdu Basin for well over 2,000 years.

Itinerary
7:00
In the morning, your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Chengdu. We drive to the Dujiangyan Panda Base, 60 kilometers away,need one hour.
8:30
Arrive at the Ya'an Panda Base and sign up with the assistance of your guide. Get a uniform, gloves, and a volunteer’s card. Your guide will introduce you to the professional panda keepers. The panda keepers can speak simple English but your guide will be there for you at all times, helping to translate and taking memorable photos of you with the lovable pandas.
9:00–10:00
Clean the panda enclosures. Panda keepers need to supply fresh bamboo to these national treasures three times a day. The pandas usually eat only 30% of the bamboo, wasting 70% of it. You will need to sweep out the leftovers and replace it with fresh bamboo, as well as clean out the feces.
10:00–11:00
Take a break and tour around the panda base. There are about 22 pandas in the base and some of them were born abroad, including the most popular Tai Shan, who arrived from the U.S. in 2010. Have a relaxing walk in the well-paved base and listen to the legendary stories of these pandas. You will also have a chance to meet four naughty red pandas.If you want to hold a panda, take a picture of the panda, please tell us in advance.
11:00–11:30
Feed a panda. Pandas are supplied with panda cakes, apples, and carrots four times a day. The panda keepers will show you how to feed a panda with your own hands at close proximity.
11:30–13:30
You receive the volunteer certificate. Drive to Dujiangyan,have lunch and a rest.
13:30–16:00
In the afternoon we visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project.It is one of the world`s first irrigation system.It was built between 306-251BC. by the local people under the guidance of Libing and his son.Fortunately the Dujiangyan Irrigation System brings the vast Chengdu Plain under irrigation and has protected it against droughts and floods for over 2,300 years. Because of this Chengdu Plain has turned into the land of abundance with a mild climate and fertile soil.
16:00 - 17:30
Your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel in Chengd$L̪ԌE$L̪Ԍround 17:30, the end your tour.


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If you just want to take pictures holding pandas...
If you don't want to join a panda keeper program, and only want to hold a panda for photos, the tour to Dujiangyan Panda Base takes about 5 hours and we can arrange this half day tour for you