The giant panda is an endangered species facing extinction. Many people have thought about taking care and protecting them by being a volunteer or donation. Taking this tour and grab the chance to work as panda keeper at Bifengxia Panda Park. Shangli Old Town near the panda park, one of the Top 10 Ancient Towns in Sichuan provice, is a nice place to relax yourself. Hopefully, this tour will make your Sichuan travel an unforgettable experience.


D 1Chengdu-Shangli Old Town-Bifengxia Panda Base-Ya'an

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.

Traffic: Private car/bus.
Accommodation: Yaan Holiday Inn EXpress Hotel
  • Old Houses at Shangli Old Town

    Old Houses at Shangli Old Town

  • Shangli Old Town Bridge

    Shangli Old Town Bridge

D 2Ya'an-Bifengxia Panda Volunteer Job-Back to Chengdu

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 volunteer job by the following items:

  • Honorable Keeper: Clean up bamboos, pick up droppings, 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.

Traffic: Private car/bus.
Accommodation: Not Involved
Meals: Breakfast
  • Panda Volunteers

    Panda Volunteers

  • Panda Volunteer Job

    Panda Volunteer Job


Dates 1 Person 2 Persons 3-6 Persons 7-9 Persons Single Supplyment
Dec.-Mar. 500 320 260 150 30
Apr.-Nov. 580 400 320 200 35


  • 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, RMB900/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.

  • Volunteers will be served lunches as panda keepers,  if you are allergic to any food please specify to our staff.

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