From USD
$ 386

1.Select Travel Date

2.Enter Total Number of Travelers

(Age 12+)
(Age 6-11)
(Age 0-5)

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.

Tour code: RET-CD03

Keeper-for-a-Day at Bifengxia Giant Panda Sanctuary+Shangli Village Extension


All Year Around







Join in the Volunteer Program in Giant Panda's habitat. This is youronce-in-a-lifetime experience to play

   with the precious babies

Grasp the panda's habit from their keeper , get to kown the progress we've made to protect giant panda's


  Drive on the zigzag mountain trail, enjoying the amazing landscape of the tea terrace.

.Retreat to the exquisite old Shangli town,

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Important Info
  • Customer Reviews

Shangli old village, Ya'an:  People describe Shangli old town as a Chinese brush painting. It's a popular subject of paintings for Chinese art students, this ancient river village began as a way-station on the southern Silk Road more than 2000 years ago. Many of the wooden buildings have been rebuilt, but some date to the Ming and Qing dynasties and locals still live among the ever-multiplying trinket shops. Commercialism threatens to overwhelm the charm but enough real life remains to make this a pleasant trip, especially in warm months when there's fun to be had in the water and a nice breeze keeps things cool in the many shaded teahouses on the riverfront. 

Shangli old town, Ya'an, Bifengxia Shangli old town

     bridge across the river , Shangli old town                                        Shangli old town

Shangli old town, Ya'an Shangli old town

           vet market in Shanghil old town                     a group of art students do the sketch in the street

Bifengxia Panda Base

Bifengxia Panda Base was established in prime forest in Yǎ'ān in 2003 for research purposes rather than tourism, and its mission expanded in 2008 following the earthquake that severely damaged its sister reserve at Wolong. Bifengxia is now home to 80 pandas, some of which may eventually be returned to the wild. It has 3 sections incluede Bifengxia Gorge,  Wildlife Zoo, Panda Sanctuary.

                                                                                                                  Bifengxia Gorge 

                                                                                                                                                         Befengxia Gorge

HuaQiu Organic Tea Plantation

tea terrace, Ya'an   imperial tea,Ya'an

Day 1 Drive Chengdu to Ya'an,  en-route tea plantation mountain

          visit Shangli Ancient Town

This morning we depart Chengdu for Ya'an where the first giant panda was found , 1 hour drive, you'll find yourself set amongst the beatiful landscape of tea terrace. this mountain range is the origin of aritificial planting tea of the world.  Another drive of around 1 hour through rolling hill and deep valley, we'll stop at Shangli ancient town, free to explore the picturesque small village. Many of the wooden buildings have been rebuilt, but some date to the Ming and Qing dynasties and locals still live among the ever-multiplying trinket shops and snack stalls. a limpid brook flow through the village, enough real life remains to make this a pleasant stay.

In the afteernoon we continue to Ya'an located at the western edge of Sichuan Basin, covering the transition between the Chengdu plain and Tibetan plateau. if you have enough time this afternoon, we will go to Bifengxia Giant Panda Sanctuary first to get ourself prepared for the job next day.

Day 2 Working with giant panda at Bifengxiao Panda sanctuary

Immerse yourself in the serene morning.  after breakfast a short drive will take you to Bifengxia Gorge. Located at 1800m high in the thick forest, no wonder the first giant panda was found in Baoxing County of Ya'an. Once enter the Bifengxia, you'll be assigned to a enclosure and begain with the daily routine,  clean the enclosure, pick up panda's poos, break the bamboo, prepare various food like bamboo carrot,apple etc depand on their body condition. then finally you can feed your babies. usually you'll feed them 4 times during the day.  afternoon you'll be transfered to the panda kitchen to learn how to make a nutritious panda cake. After the whole day work you 'll turn up to be a Panda expert. a small ceremony will be hold to thank your for your effort of protecting giant panda.

Today's work ends up around 4:00 pm,  Hop back your vehicle and drive back Chengdu . 



  • ●  English-speaking guide
  • ●  Volunteer program:  uniform, lunch,  service fee
  • ●  Transportation by minivan or tourist bus depend upon the groups size
  •    Buggy inside Bifengxia 
  • ●  Hotel pickup and drop-off
  •  1 night comfortable hotel in Ya'an city, Ya'an Hongzhu hotel 
  •   1 light lunch inside Bifengxia Panda Sanctuary
  •     hotel breakfast
  • ●  Travel accident insurance


  • ●  Lunch and dinner
  • ●   Gratuities for guide and driver
  • ●   Payment transaction commission charged by bank or third-party
  • ●   Anything doesn't listed in the inclusions. 


  •  ●  Sichuan opera face-changing show (CNY 100--260 )

Please email  redearthtour if you need to cancel your booking. ,Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 5 days in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.  Certain refund policy like flight, Train, or certain hotel should be subject to current circumstanc. 

  •   Confirmation will be received within 24 hours after booking 
  •  Panda Base can only receive around 30 participants per day, in the case that the date selected is unavailable 
  •     we suggest you book this tour at your earliest convenience
  •    For the sake of safety, minimum participating age is 12 years