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.
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: email@example.com or call us at: 775.852.5105
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
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 -
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