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  • Address: 1375 Xiongmao Avenue, Chengdu, Sichuan 610081, China
  • Hours: 7:30am–6pm
  • Admission: CNY 58

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Dujiangyan Panda Base Tours

Dedicated to giant panda care, China’s Dujiangyan Panda Base, set near Chengdu in the Sichuan province, focuses on rehabilitation, disease prevention, and public education, all to conserve the endangered giant panda. Although the species is one of the rarest in the world with a global population of less than 3,000 individuals in the wild and in zoos, it’s possible to spot dozens of the monochromatic bamboo eaters at the panda base—most are being cared for as elderly, disabled, sick, injured, or vulnerable wild pandas on the road to recovery, but some are healthy, including several in quarantine before and after they leave the country.

Visitors to the research center can volunteer for a day, and once you’re outfitted in work garments and after a physical exam to ensure you’re safe to work with the fragile bears, you can alongside dedicated panda experts to observe and record animal behavior, clean enclosures, prepare food for the pandas, and simply explore the base. Supervised photo opportunities with pandas require additional fees (1800 RMB per person) that go toward supporting research at the base. All panda interactions are closely monitored by trained staff.

The sprawling 126-acre site is divided into six separate zones dedicated to various areas of research and care. Guests will find 40 sets of enclosures, a panda hospital, a medical lab, and an educational center with a small auditorium and interactive displays covering the center’s rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

Practical Info

The Dujiangyan Panda Base is about 34 miles (55 km) from Chengdu city center. Advance booking of most tours and activities at the base is essential, as a daily limit of 30 volunteers is implemented.

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Private Day Trip to Dujiangyan Panda Center with Panda Holding Option, Chengdu, null
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Private Day Trip to Dujiangyan Panda Center with Panda Holding Option

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

This panda tour is perfect for panda fans who want make once-in-life experience  " Hold panda"  exactly touch pandas to take many pictures and ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding Including Buffet Lunch, Chengdu, Private Day ... 
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Volunteer at Dujiangyan Panda Base with Panda Feeding Including Buffet Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Dujianyan Panda Base is one of the few bases offer panda volunteer program in China. The full day program include panda food making, panda enclosures cleaning, ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.00
Panda Rescue Center Volunteer for a Day, Chengdu, Private Day Trips
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Panda Rescue Center Volunteer for a Day

4.5 star rating: Recommended 39 Reviews

Volunteer for a day with giant pandas on a private tour at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. Help record panda behavior, clean enclosures and prepare food ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.33
Private Tour: Be a Panda Volunteer for One Day at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center, Chengdu, Nature & ... 
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Private Tour: Be a Panda Volunteer for One Day at Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center

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See China's wildlife up close on this tour which has participants volunteer for a day at the Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center. This tour is great for panda ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $409.00
One-Day Private Country Biking and Panda Tour Around Qingcheng Mountain, Chengdu, Nature & Wildlife
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One-Day Private Country Biking and Panda Tour Around Qingcheng Mountain

Would you like to see the countryside without having to travel very far before getting a glimpse at mountainous regions and charming villages? This tailored 1 ...  Read more

Location: Chengdu, China
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

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