Are you bogged down by your work pressure and don’t have enough time to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul? Well then, it’s high time! You should immediately apply for a leave at your office and spend some quality time with your loved ones,or simply pamper yourself! What? This is not going to help you flush all your office stress? In that case, the ideal solution for you is tobook a tour package and say “bye!” to your city for a couple of weeks. Wondering, where could you fly to, for spending a mini yet rejuvenating vacation? Well, if you ask me, I would suggest you go to Chengdu, China; so quickly enrol yourself in the panda volunteering program. Yes, you read that right!
Now, you might wonder, why am I suggesting you to volunteer pandas when there are so many other things to do in Chengdu, right? Well, the reason why I’m asking you do to this is because according to many popular psychologists, spending time with a cuddle creature really acts as a stress-buster therapy. And trust me, the moment you see and spend some quality time with these adorable animals, you’ll certainly forget all your work-related tension and feel much better! So, waste no more time, book a Chengdu panda tour and visit the Dujiangyan Panda base (currently the only panda base that organizes the volunteer program).
Important Facts about Volunteering Pandas
But, before you book a Chengdu panda tour package to volunteer these cuddlesome creatures, here are some facts that you need to know.
- Task of the Volunteer
In case you are thinking that by being a panda volunteer, you’ll get ample time to hug, cuddle or play with them, then you are mistaken. Being a panda volunteer is not about playing or cuddling them like babies; rather, you’ll have to literally act as their full-time attendant. Some of the tasks that you’ll need to do include:
- Washing the Bamboos
- Cleaning Their Enclosure
- Make Panda Cake for Them
- Feeding Them, etc.
The best part about this program is that you’ll get an official certificate for giving efforts and investing your time in taking care of the giant pandas.
- Cuddling Is a Big “No-No”
I can totally understand that it is hard to resist yourself from cuddling a giant panda; after all, they are so cute! But sadly, cuddling, hugging or touching them is a big no because no matter how cute they are, in the end, they are wild animals. So, maintain a safe distance.
However, in case you want to get a bit closer to them and take pictures, there’s another thing that you can do and that is, join the panda photo project.
- Time You’ll Get to Volunteer Them
The panda volunteer tour starts from 9 am and ends at 3pm. So, you’ll get a lot of time to spend with these cute little creatures. And, within these couple of hours, you’ll have to complete the above-mentioned tasks.
- It’s Not a Free Program
In case you are thinking that you can enrol your name for free in the panda volunteer program, then you are mistaken. Dujiangyan Panda base charges a donation for this program, which will be used as a fund to take care of the pandas.
Now when you know about the facts regarding the panda volunteer program arranged by Dujiangyan Panda base, are you ready to fly to Chengdu? If yes, then book the panda tour now! And, if you want to know more about China adventure tours, wait for my next article.