Panda Bear Tours Tours
Panda Volunteer Tour
Oct. 14 - Oct.22, 2016

 

 

This is the only all-inclusive panda volunteer tour offered. We are the originators of panda volunteer tours, and after 15 years our tours have been perfected to where no other tour can duplicate us. Our Tours are Panda Tours. The pandas are the main attraction on our tours, not a sideline.

Our panda-intensive tour will take volunteers to the Dujiangyan Base, the only panda base at the moment that accepts volunteers. You will be warmly received by Mr. Wei, the former director of the old Wolong Panda Reserve which was destroyed in the earth quake in 2008. Mr. Wei and his staff, some who are old Wolong keepers, will make you feel welcome and treat you as a VIP volunteer.

Best of all, we have lowered the tour cost this year, and we have included a special day, which only we are able to include. If you want a great experience with the pandas look no further, you won't find better.

Extentions for additional volunteer tours can be arrange, as can travel to any other destination in China. Contact us for details at: contact@poshjourneys.com or call us at: 775.852.5105

 

Itinerary 

Oct. 14 - Depart USA for your flight to Chengdu.

Oct. 15 - On Arrival in Chengdu you will be met by our guide and taken to the hotel. You have private transfers thus you can arrive at any time. If you can not book a convenient flight to Chengdu you can arrive in Beijing, we will assist you with transfers, hotel accommodation and a connecting flight to Chengdu the next day.  D

Oct. 16 - After breakfast travel by coach to Dujiangyan  where you are staying for the next five nights. On arrival in Dujiangyan check into your hotel and have lunch before taking the short ride to the Panda Base, where you will be met by Mr. Wei and have an introductory meeting, familiarizing you with the Panda Center and your work as a Volunteer. After the meeting and receiving your working uniform you are free to explore the base. Later on return hotel in Dujiangyan, a pleasant resort town. In the evening dinner  is in a local restaurant near the hotel. B L D

           
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From left to righe: Panda mom and baby,  feeding a panda,  baking panda bread,  babies drinking milk,  panda Susanne in Dujiangyan

Oct. 17-  Volunteer work with the pandas. Working hours are from 9:00 a.m  until about 11:00 a.m and from 2:30 p.m until about 4:00 p.m. At all other times you are free to take pictures and observe the pandas.  B L D each day

Oct. 18 Today embark on a very special day excursion to a new panda base, designed especially to train pandas that are released back into the wild. The project is not yet open, but because of the connections and long friendship our associate has with all the panda bases, we are allowed to visit there. We will be the first visitor to ever see this base. B L

OCT. 19 Volunteer work in Dujiangyan. B L D
 
 Oct. 20 Volunteer work in Dujiangyan. B L D

Oct. 21 - This morning bid your panda goodbye to return to Chengdu. Afternoon sightseeing in Chengdu before a tradition hot pot dinner in a local restaurant. B L T

Oct. 22 - Transfer to the airport  for your homeward flight. B

Extentions for additional volunteer tours can be arrange, as can travel to any other destination in China. Contact us for details.
 

LAND TOUR COST:  USD 2289.00 per person double
SINGLE COST:  USD 2689.00

AIR FARE: United and Air China offer non-stop flights from San Francisco to Chengdu

EACH TOUR IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS - 

INCLUDED in the tour are:  7- nights, 8-days first class hotel accommodations, daily breakfast, lunches, and dinners, transportation in deluxe air conditioned buses, all sightseeing and entry fees as mentioned in the itinerary, private airport transfers,  sightseeing excursions as  per itinerary, English speaking guide with special knowledge of the areas visited, tips to guiedes and driver, and the services of our Chinese Hosts and of Posh Journeys. 

NOT INCLUDED:   International air fare, passport and visa fees, alcoholic drinks with meals unless included in a featured meal, and any item not specifically mentioned in this itinerary.

DEPOSIT TO HOLD A SPOT IS $400 per person - please contact us for a reservation form. Note that a visa is required for entry into China. Your passport must be valid at least 6 weeks after entering China.  We supply visa instructions and visa forms

 

 

Posh Journeys
530 E. Patriot Blvd. #172
Reno NV. 89511
Tel./Fax 775-852-5105
E-mail: contact@poshjourneys.com