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Wolong Panda Keeper & Dujiangyan Irrigation System 2-Day Experience

In June 1980, the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda was established at Wolong with the efforts of both World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Chinese government. To this date, researchers have conducted many breeding research projects on giant pandas and have successfully bred 66 panda cubs. A mountain stream runs through the Wolong Valley where the reserve is. And water is just the most important thing that pandas reply on existence. The region, including Wolong Panda Research Center, was largely devastated on May 12, 2008, by a catastrophic earthquake, many giant panda houses were broken. For the time being the giant pandas have been relocated to the Bifengxia Panda Base. After several years' of reconstruction, Wolong National Nature Reserve reopened in May, 2016. 


*To see many lovely pandas in action under a wild habitat

*Visit the only existing flood-proof project without dam in the world that constructed in 256 BC

*Get to know giant pandas better in a quieter base to avoid crowded tourists


- Tour code: CPT-PT-03

- Price: from $314 p/p

- Tour type: private tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Chengdu - Wolong - Chengdu

- Trip length: 2 Days

 Detailed itinerary:


Dujiangyan Irrigation System Tour 


In the morning, head for Dujiangyan City in about 1.5 hours.


Firstly, visit Dujiangyan Irrigation System. This old project, which watering Chengdu plain for over 1000 year and continues its historical task, was the wisdom product of laborious Sichuan people. Walk along Minjiang River to the Bottle Neck and Sand Splitting Dam, getting to know the history of how the irrigation system was built. Then exchange to shuttle bus to the Fish Mouth, one of the three important main parts of Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Enjoy the landscape of Minjiang Rivers and Mountain ranges, obtaining more stories of the key skills of constructing this great project.


Have lunch in a local restaurant of Dujiangyan. 


After lunch, transfer to Wolong National Nature Reserve in Gengda Town. After 2 hours' driving, you'll arrive at Gengda, a Tibetan town guarding wild pandas for thousands of years. Check into hotel first, and then free on own to explore the small town.

At dinner time enjoy local food in the restaurant.


Wolong Panda Reserve Keeper Program Experience


In the morning around 8:00 a.m., your private tour guide and driver would be greeted at your Gengda hotel. Transfer to Wolong Nature  Reserve. Before 9:00a.m., get to the administrative office of Wolong Keeper Program Service Center, and then get registered and sign up under the assistance of your tour guide. After registration, you are going to get the uniform, gloves, and volunteer’s card. Later, be introduced to the professional panda keepers. You will follow one of them and then work under his/her guidance. Start your work from cleaning panda enclosures and breaking down fresh bamboo for pandas, meanwhile it is convenient for you to know deeply about pandas' living environment and situation. After that, your tour guide will take you to visit the panda reserve. Returning to your work place, you might have the chance to feed a panda if it is hungry and in good mood. Feed the panda with panda cakes, apples or carrots on your own hands at close proximity.


At noon you will have lunch and rest in the staff restaurant inside Wolong Panda Reserve.​ After lunch, watch a panda movie to get more knowledge of how the shy pandas mate, give birth, grow up, and are returned to the wild. At around 2:00p.m., clean panda enclosures and prepare bamboo food for pandas again. Learn to make panda cakes using bamboo flour. End your work at around 3:00p.m., and then get a volunteer certificate through your hard work for pandas. 

Leave Gengda at about 3:30p.m., and then get on your private van for returning Chengdu. After 3 hours' drving or so, arrive at Chengdu. Transfer to hotel. 


 China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;

  Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;  

√  Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;

  Meals mentioned in the itinerary;

  Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;

√  Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;

  Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;

√  Traveler's accidental insurance.



-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.

-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Russian/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.

-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.


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