Giant Panda

The Giant Panda is one of the world’s rarest animals in the world. It is known as “national treasure” in China. Covering with the black and white fur on body, the Giant Panda is cute and lovely. The Leshan Giant Buddha (乐山大佛) is a 71 meter high sculpture carved into one of the large cliffs by the river. It is the biggest stone Buddha statue in the world. Our join-in coach tour will take you to visit both of these fantastic places with affordable price.

Tour Code: CDC01
Price: $90/person
Departure: Every Sat from Nov to Mar / Every Tue, Thu, Sat from Apr to Oct
(The tour is not available from Oct 1 to 7)
Duration: 1 day
Language: English
This is a join-in excursion coach tour, guaranteed departure.

Tourist Map


Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Map


Trip Highlights

1. Pure sightseeing tour; No shops in the tour.
2. Visit the Giant Pandas and the Leshan Giant Buddha in one day.
3. English-speaking tour guide and air-conditioned tour vehicle.
4. Free pick up from hotel and drop off at the Tianfu Square in  city center.
5. Free drop off at Leshan bus station where you can take public bus to Emeishan Mountain.

Itinerary by hours

Lovely Panda in Chengdu
Lovely Panda in Chengdu

7:00-8:00am: Pick you up from hotel in Chengdu City.

8:30-11:00am: Visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. It is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism. Red pandas, golden monkeys and other wild and endangered species also live and breed here.

11:00am-1:00pm: Drive to Leshan Giant Buddha. It is 160 km from Chengdu City and 2 hours’ drive.

1:00-2:00pm: Lunch time, lunch cost is on your own.

Leshan Giant Buddha

2:00-4:00pm: Visit Leshan Giant Buddha. The Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya in sitting posture. It is 71 meters tall cut from the cliffs facing the distant Emei Mountain, the 400-year old world wonder is a sight to behold. . The Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage Sites in 1996.

4:30-6:30pm: Drive back to Tianfu Square in city center of Chengdu, or we can also drop you off at Leshan Bus Station where you can take public bus to Emei Moutain (optional RMB25/person).

Notes

1. Travelers will be picked up from your downtown hotel around 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. We will contact you to confirm pick up information before 11:00pm on the day before your scheduled tour. Please call Wang @(+86)13331039261 for any urgent matters.
2. We accept payment via PayPal before your traveling date, or pay cash when pick up, both USD and RMB are acceptable.
3. We arrange visiting Giant Pandas in the morning when they they tend to be active early morning.
4. There are 2 ways to visiting the Giant Buddha, by walking into the park and river cruise. The climbing up the mount allows you to see the Buddha closely; the river cruise lasts about 20-30 mins for you to see the panorama Buddha. We usually take you to visit it by walking, if some visitors want to visit it by boat please discuss with our tour guide.
5. We pick up travelers from places within the Second Ring Road of Chengdu. Those who stay beyond this area need to take a taxi to our designated hotel. Please consult our trip advisor if you are not sure if you hotel is within our reach.
6. We can drop you off at Chengdu Shuangliu International airport at extra cost CNY100 per time.
7. You clothes and shoes should be adapted in line with weather condition in Chengdu.

Price in US$

$90 per person. Guaranteed departure when confirmed. 

Inclusions

1. Entrance tickets for Chengdu Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha
2. Air-conditioned tour vehicle (Pick up from your hotel and drop off at Tianfu Square in city center)
4. English-speaking tour guide
3. Travel insurance

Exclusions

1. Tips to guide and driver
2. Meals

Booking

Tel: +86 1333 1039 261 (9:00 am—5:30 pm)
E-mail: service@intochinatravel.com
Skype ID: intochinatravel


Chengdu Giant Panda Base Facts:
1. Giant pandas like to play outside in cool weather. But in summer time, pandas like to stay indoors to avoid the summer heat.
2. The best time to visit the panda base is between 8:30am–10am when they tend to be active.
3. In the base you can not only see baby and adult Giant pandas, but also Red Pandas, Peacocks and Black Swans.
4. The Panda Base is 10 km away from Chengdu downtown and 30 minutes drive.

Leshan Giant Buddha Facts
1.The statue is 71 meters high and 28 meters wide, 100 hundred people can sit on its lap. It is the tallest Buddha statue in the world.
2. The statue is carved out of a cliff by Min River. It is the largest symmetrical Maitreya Buddha sculpture in the world.
3. The Buddha was carved from 713 AD and completed in 803 AD. The construction of the Buddha was the idea of a Chinese monk Haitong, who hoped the Buddha slow down the water flow.
4. On the right cliff of the Giant Buddha, there is a plank road called Nine Bends Plank Road. From the top to foot, the plank road has nine turns and 217 stone steps in total.
5. Leshan Giant Buddha was listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO together with Mount Emei in 1996.
6. It is 150km from Chengdu and 2 hours drive.