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Young Explorers: Panda Conservation

Young Explorers: Panda Conservation

Work at a renowned panda conservation center based in Chengdu and work alongside researchers to help care for the pandas. Your days will be filled with monitoring their behavior, preparing food, feeding the pandas, and cleaning their living spaces. When not working with the pandas, you’ll trek across the Four Girls Mountain, explore Chengdu, and spend a day hiking on the Great Wall of China.

Departure Dates

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Country:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    15 Days
  • Ages:
    12-13
  • Cost:
    $4,895 plus
  • Program Types:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Amenities

    On-Program Travel

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
  • Country:
  • Department:
    Students
  • Duration:
    15 Days
  • Ages:
    12-13
  • Cost:
    $4,895 plus
  • Program Types:
  • At-A-Glance:

    Accomodation Amenities

    Adventure/Physicality

    Educational Amenities

    On-Program Travel

Carry-On Luggage

A small backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • A small backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.
  • Passport
  • Chinese Visa
  • 2 Photocopies of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Chargers
  • Camera
  • Ear plugs
  • Change of clothes
  • Reusable water bottle (Nalgene sized)
  • Medication
  • Snacks
  • Additional community service forms
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
Checked Luggage

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal. A wheeled bag is suitable if it can be carried like a duffel bag over rough terrain.

Clothing Items

  • Underwear (12-14)
  • Socks (10)
  • T-Shirts with sleeves (7-10)
  • Long sleeved shirt (2-4)
  • Long Shorts (3-4)
  • Lightweight pants/capris (1-2)
  • Jeans (1)
  • Lightweight rain jacket
  • Pajamas (1)
  • Sneakers
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm w/sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contact solution
  • Foam earplugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Small packs of tissues
  • Razor/shaving cream

Miscellaneous

  • Flashlight/Headlamp w/ Extra Batteries
  • Watch or Clock with an Alarm
  • Bag for dirty clothes

Optional Items

  • Chinese phrasebook
  • Portable games (Bananagrams, cards, etc.)
  • Pictures of friends and family
  • Frisbee, Aerobee, football, etc.