3 Day Wolong Giant Panda Volunteer and Panda Habitat Exploration Tour

Before the earthquake in 2008, Wolong National Nature Reserve houses about 150 wild individuals of endangered giant pandas, which was the earliest, largest and best-known panda reserve in China. The reserve is also a home to many other endangered species including: snow leopards, red pandas, golden monkeys, white-lipped deer and many precious plants. Now, it is home to 30 giant pandas. Throughout being a giant panda volunteer, you will know the daily life of the cute pandas and get close to the lovely creatures. Besides, you will know more about the surroundings of panda’s by hiking in panda habitat.


  • Visit the new Wolong Panda Research Center.
  • Hike in the panda habitat to explore the habitat of wild pandas.
  • Know the daily life of the cute pandas and get close to the lovely creatures.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Chengdu – Wolong
  • Day 2: Wolong
  • Day 3: Wolong – Chengdu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Chengdu – Wolong

Sightseeing and Activities: the panda compound
Accommodation: Gengda
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

At 7am, your private guide and vehicle will pick you up from your hotel. It takes about three hours to drive the 120 km (75 miles) to Wolong. In the afternoon, we will visit the panda compound within the nature reserve. After that, be transferred back to hotel for overnight.

Day 2 Panda Keeper Program at Wolong Panda Research Center

Sightseeing and Activities: Panda Care Activities
Accommodation: Gengda
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, head to Panda Research Center to start the day as a panda keeper. Get the gears and register for panda care. Then, led by professional panda keeper, you will start the activities like cleaning the enclosure, weighing and cleaning bamboo, making panda cakes and feeding the pandas. At the same time, you will learn more about this endangered species.

After lunch, learn to make steamed corn bread and feed pandas with them. Then, watch documentaries teaching pandas how to return to the wild. The program ends.

Day 3 Wolong – Chengdu

Sightseeing and Activities: explore the habitat of wild giant pandas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Foping National Nature Reserve and Panda Reserve in Hanzhong

Today, meet at Panda Research Center and get ready for hiking in the natural panda habitat. During the tour, we will learn how to spot the wild panda dung and other wildlife’s and how to tell their species according to animals’ dung and the sound they make. After the exploration, drive back to Chengdu. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes.

Service Excluded:

  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.