This is a journey for all panda lovers and their family. To fully appreciate the majestic creature by volunteering the keeper’s work, to feed and to clean Panda’s enclosures. You will visit different panda base and to understand the purpose of panda conservation.
Airport pick-up and transfer to the hotel. We will have a welcome dinner (18:00) and enjoy beautiful Chengdu city in the evening.
We will visit Chengdu Panda Base in the early morning. The famous pandas returned from Zoo Atlanta, Mei Huan and Mei Lun are reside here. We will visit the twin sister and other cubs too. After the lunch, we will go to Dujianyan city and visit the irrigation.This is the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world.
A very exciting day to feed pandas and clean their enclosures. We will visit the famous pandas returned from Washington DC, Bao Bao and Tai Shan in Dujiangyan Panda Base. The base served the purpose of rescuing injured pandas from the wild, a great opportunity to understand pandas from behind the scene. After the lunch, we will watch a documentary video and learn to make panda bread Wowotou.
We will visit the most prominent panda base in the world, Gengda Wolong Panda Base. The base located in the panda’s habitat, Wolong Nature Reserve, a UNESCO site with many different kinds of wildlife, like pandas, snow leopards..etc. The base started the panda conservation project since the early 80’. They are focusing on reintroduction pandas to the wild now. After the lunch we will drive to Yaan city. (2.5hrs drive)
Bigengxia Panda Base served the purpose of panda mating and breeding. The base has lush vegetation with fresh air thanks to the abundance rainfall. We will visit the panda base in the morning. After the lunch, we will visit the beautiful gorge with the beautiful waterfall and creek. The city was the important hub of Tea Horse Road between Han and Tibetans. We will visit the historical ancient road in the reserve. Then we drive to Leshan city to spend a night.
We will get up early to see the biggest Buddha in the world. The Buddha was carved into the side of a cliff between 713 and 803. We will hike to the top and visit the monastery. Later we can take a boat to get good view of Buddha. After visiting the Buddha, we will try the delicious food in Leshan city. It has the best and well-known street food in the region. We will go back to Chengdu today.
Hotel pick-up to the airport.
|Availability||All year (set departure Apr06 to Apr17)|
|Reservation||Need to book 3 weeks beforehand|
|Pick up point||Pick-up and drop-off in Chengdu Airport|
|Food||From Day1 dinner to Day7 breakfast|
|Transportation||From Day1 to Day7 (7-seater van / 17-seat bus)|
|Others||All services from expedition leader and local guides, we provide filtered water, fruit, snacks, tea and coffee, juice and soft drinks free of charge.|
|If you cancel at least 1 month in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 20 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 10 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.|