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3 days Giant Panda in Bifengxia

Panda Base

Tour Code: CDT 22
Tour Catalog:
Private Tour
Duration: 3 days
Hiking Distance: 
3-8km/day
Hiking Time:  2-6h/day
Good time to visit:  Apr, May, breeding season.
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Season:   All year around available. Four seasons
Difficulty level: 
Highlights:
Bifengxia is under the jurisdiction of Ya’an City in southwest China’s Sichuan Province and is 148 km from Chengdu, the provincial capital. It is the branch of Wolong Panda Research Center, with total of 28 captive pandas and 20 panda Enclosures. Due to the affects of earthquake took on 21 May in Wenchuan, many pandas will be moved to Bifengxia from Wolong, so another 10 panda enclosures have been built. It is planned that in five to seven years, the base will have an additional 40 giant pandas moved in, making it one of the largest giant panda reserves. Also planned is a wilderness-releasing experiment area and an ecological living area, which will be developed in the near future.
tour route:
Chengdu- Bifengxia  -Chengdu -China 

Itinerary

Day01:drive to Bifengxia (L/D)
Place & Transport:
Bifengxia & Auto
Today's Activities:
When you arrive at Chengdu, our driver will meet you at airport with your name cardboard. Then he or she will drive you to Bifengxia Panda Base. It situate in 8 kilometers from Ya’an City, 150 kilometers from Chengdu. And it will cost 3 hours to get there. As the time of arrival we will check in Hotel, then trek around Bifengxia Panda Base. That is surely good for your health. Overnight in Bifengxia.

The new home for giant pandas is located in the ravine of Bifengxia (Green Peak Canyon), at 1,100 to 1,200 meters above sea level. In the dense broadleaf forest with singing birds and murmuring streams stands a big gate with the image of a lovely giant panda carved on it, marking the entrance to the Bifengxia Giant Panda Base.

Bifengxia Panda Base and Giant Panda Bears Research Center

Bifengxia Panda Base (Panda Research Center), construction began in October 2002, and finished in October 2003, planned area totals 400 hectares. The Bifengxia Giant Panda Base is located in altitude of 1100m to 1800m. The base divided into 4 function area: Raising and Breeding area, Office area, Bamboo plantation area, Training area for panda be released into the wild (training in simulated wild environments). After earthquake 2008, Bifengxia Panda Base is the best place to see pandas in the natural scenery they inhabit, it has been selected as China's latest giant panda protection base, Bifengxia has a new role to play in altering the destiny of the endangered species. It is raining more in Bifengxia, and temperature lower about 25¨¬C, more wet air

Day 02: Bifengxia Panda Base(B/L/D)
Place & Transport:Bifengxia & Auto
Today's Activities:
We will spend the whole day on visiting Bifengxia Panda Base. Also  you can ask our experienced  guide to arrange for you to take picture photo with pandas (hold panda baby for photo in your lap) in cub or Children panda bear house, of course taking picture photo with baby panda cost you extra as donation (Some time not available for photo with panda and play with panda). On 23 May of 2008, 6 pandas survived from Wolong were sent to here. Maybe you can meet these poor little thing. And in this hard time your help is so much important for giant pandas. Overnight in Bifengxia.

Bifengxia (in Chinese meaning as Green Peak Canyon), is situated in 8 kilometers from Ya'an City, 150 kilometers from Chengdu, there are 3 parts in Bifengxia scenic site: Bifengxia Mountain Park, Bifengxia Wildlife Park, and Bifengxia Panda Bears Research Base Center.

Bifengxia Mountain Park and Bifengxia Wildlife Park operated and owned by Wanguan Group; and Bifengxia Panda Bears Research Base Center owned and operated by China Conservation and Research Center (Wolong) for the Giant Panda, is the branch of Wolong Panda Center. Annual average temperature 15'c, Average in July 23rd, Average in January 5th. And raining date more than 200 days per year. Altitude from 700 to 1971meters.

In Bifengxia Mountain Park, the bese scenery is the gorge or canyou, which connected the Panda Base, is very very beautiful with various shape waterfalls. If time permits, usually hiking about 3-5 hours, about 5-8 KM.

In Bifengxia Wildlife Park, many animals for you to enjoy either in coach or trekking.

Day 03: drive back to Chengdu (B/L)
Place & Transport:Chengdu & Flight
Today's Activities:
After breakfast in Bifengxia we will drive back to Chengdu.
Your flight will take off after 12:00. 

P.S. Bifengxia is located on the area out of aftershock zone. And the purpose that we make this panda tour is attraction of more people pay attention to the panda's condition after Chinese massive earthquake. The giant pandas really need your help. 

Quotation (In USD, per person, basis of 2persons share one standard room):

 Your Group Size

 1 PAX

 2-5 PAX

 6-9 PAX

 10 PAX

 single supplement

 Overnight in 2 stars hotel

 573

 311

 209

 186

 40

 Overnight in 3 stars hotel

 709

 379

 277

 254

 100

Included:  hostel with bathroom or 3 stars hotel, meals marked, transportation, guide service (speaks both English and Chinese), entry fee of sightseeing, tour body insurance.
Excluded: any service not marked above,  transfer from 3* hotel to Panda base, Photo with panda, Tips for tour guide and driver
Notice: this 3 * hotel lies in Bifengxia tour center, out of Bifengxia Panda Base, 3.5KM.

 from hotel to Panda Base by green bus: RMB10/per time,    or by private  car: RMB10-20/per time

How to book this tour:
offered your Name, Sex, Birth of Date, Nationality, Passport number with it's copy, Introduction about yourself on this project, accurate date to arrival and duration days, members in your party, Certificate of your Body Health etc, estimated flight of arrival and departure, so that we can apply the permit for you, if okey, then we will inform you of arrangement.
Also, this program can be arranged in other reserves and researching house as similar as well.

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Wenchuan Earthquake Information and News for Panda

There are about 1,590 wild pandas living in China, and fortunately no dead body found till now. And about about 154 captive pandas in Chengdu, Bifengxia and Wolong are all safe.

And in Wolong, with total population of more than 6000, about 47 local people injured, and about 40 local people died. Five staffs of panda reserve were dead. Almost all captive panda Enclosures has been destroyed. And 6 of captive pandas were missing when earth quake occurred. But 3 of them were saved by staffs of reserve in time, and till 26th May a panda named Xixi was found on the road. 2 captive pandas are still missing now.

At the time of earthquake, about 34 foreigners (foreign tourists) in Wolong, all of them safe and brought to Chengdu on both 15 May and 16 May. On 19 May 8 pandas were sent to Chengdu Panda Base. Till 23 May 2008, almost all blocked roads were rebuilt for basic transportation, and 6 pandas were sent to Bifengxia Panda Nature Reserve. About 8 Olympic Pandas has been to Beijing on 24 May by plane from Wolong, and will be seen sooner in Beijing Garden.

Sichuan Earthquake area needs a lot of support for earthquake relief, victims living, housing rebuilding such as tents, foods, water, funds. And Wolong area also needs a lot of supplies for panda's food, captive panda bears enclosure rebuilding etc.

Earthquake relief efforts and giant panda conservation

The earthquake of 12 May took place in the Minshang mountains, which is wild panda habitat. The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is working to address the immediate and long-term needs of animals and people living in the affected nature reserves. Thankfully, the animals and staff of the Chengdu Panda Base are safe. But the secondary effects are significant, and will challenge the operation of the Panda Base for some time in the future. We would be immensely grateful for whatever assistance the supporters of giant panda conservation efforts are able to offer.

Your support will benefit the following efforts:

  1. Rescue and treatment of injured wild pandas. The administrative authorities for Sichuan Province have appointed the Chengdu Panda Base as the organization to handle all wild panda rescues and necessary veterinary care for pandas injured in the earthquake.

  2. Care of captive giant pandas of the Chengdu Panda Base and of the Wolong Panda Center. The Wolong Center has suffered extensive damage to its infrastructure. While this is under repair, Chengdu Panda Base is assisting in the housing and care of Wolong's pandas. Bamboo and other necessary supplies for the animals have become significantly more expensive due to compromised transportation and personnel in the earthquake area. Due to the sharp drop in tourism to the area, the Chengdu Panda Base is also now working under unanticipated budgetary constraints. Nonetheless, our principle commitment is to the care and safety of giant pandas, and all resources will be prioritized for their needs.

  3. Rebuilding capacity in the giant panda nature reserves. The infrastructure for giant panda conservation in many of the giant panda reserves has been destroyed. The Chengdu Panda Base enjoys close partnerships with several panda nature reserves in the area, with which we work on research and conservation education projects. Especially the Longxi Hongkou, Bei Shui He, Anzi He and Hei Shui He nature reserves have suffered severe damage. We are assisting government efforts in addressing the immediate needs of the reserve staff and the local people in these areas. Very importantly, we are also committed to the long-term goal of rebuilding capacity of these nature reserves.

   4. Assisting local human communities in stewardship of the giant panda nature reserves. Human communities living in and near the nature reserves have suffered severe losses in terms of human life and livelihoods. The security and viability of these local people are critical to the health of the giant panda nature reserves. The Chengdu Panda Base is contributing to the relief effort in these areas now in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. As the long-term needs of the communities are significant, the Chengdu Panda Base will work with the local people to assist their return to independence and stewardship of the natural areas.

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