4 Days Giant Panda Volunteer Tour
Tour Code: CTCD12
Tour Duration: 4 Days
Attractions: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
- Tour Summary
- Day by Day Itinerary
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
Arrive in Chengdu, be met and transferred to hotel.
|Day 2||Chengdu/Ya'an||This morning we will drive to Ya'an and check in your hotel for two nights stay. In the afternoon visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding . Details...||B, L, D|
|Day 3||Ya'an||Today you will spend whole day at the Panda Base to do volunteer job. Details...||B, L, D|
Drive back to Chengdu this morning.
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Price IncludeA. Entrance fees：To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price ExcludeA. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Day 1 Arrive in Chengdu
Transfer via: Flight –on your own arrangement
Upon your arrival in Chengdu you will be met by your local guide and then be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 Chengdu / Ya'an (B, L, D)
Transfer via: private vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya'an
This morning we will drive to Ya'an and check in your hotel for two nights stay. In the afternoon visit the Bifengxia Panda Base. During the earthquake in 2008, roads to Wolong Natural Reserve were destroyed and some pandas were transferred to Bifengxia Panda Base in Ya'an. Nowadays, the base breeds nearly 30 giant pandas; it's the biggest captive giant panda institution in the world.
The base was established on Dec.28, 2003. It is a paradise of Giant Panda which combines the husbandry, reproduction, scientific research of Giant Panda and rescue of rare wild animals as well as science education together. The Paradise is divided into five major functional areas such as Feeding Areas, Breeding Area, Scientific Research Area, office Area and Living Area of Giant Panda. The beautiful environment, favorable climate and luxuriantly green forest make the place an ideal place for sightseeing and tourism and important base for scientific education.
Day 3 Ya'an (B, L, D)
Today you will spend whole day at the Panda Base to do volunteer job. With the help and instructions of the mentor, you will clean the pandas living areas, or feed the panda. Work is from 8:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:20.
Volunteer With Pandas
Program Description: For people with a strong interest in pandas, probably nothing will be more exciting than working as a volunteer either in CCRCGP (China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda) panda base or in panda habitat.
Volunteering at the panda base will enable one to learn about the daily life captive pandas. Activities include cleaning panda enclosures, food preparation, feeding, and collecting behavioral data. There will be ample opportunities to interact with and photograph pandas of different age classes.
CCRCGP may require following document from a volunteer
a. A health certificate from a hospital.
b. A simple resume, including volunteer or related work experience.
c. Photocopy of your passport.
d. The copy of your last diploma.
e. Your contact information.
Work as a Panda Keeper's Assistant
After a short orientation by a panda keeper, who will act as your teacher, you will assist him or her with various duties such as:
a. Cleaning the bedroom and the garden for the giant panda.
b. Preparing the panda's food (carrot, apples, panda bread and biscuits), and carrying bamboo to the panda enclosures.
c. Helping panda researchers collect behavioral data.
d. Assisting veterinarians with medical care for pandas.
Day 4 Ya'an / Chengdu (B)
Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Chengdu this morning. This morning transfer back to Chengdu.
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