2-Day Panda Base plus Leshan Giant Buddha and Emei Mountain Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in China

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This tour departs every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.  Make the most of your 2 days in Chengdu with our extraordinary tour that will take you to the popular Chengdu Panda Base, Leshan Giant Buddha and the sacred Mount Emei.   Take bullet train from Emei to Chengdu on Day 2.
Day 1  Chengdu / Leshan / EmeiPick up from your hotel lobby in Chengdu between 7:30 to 8:30. Board an air-conditioned tour coach bound for the famous Chengdu Research Base of the Giant Panda. Spend several hours at the Chengdu Panda Base, learning about the staff's breeding and conservation efforts. Visit the research laboratory, the museum, the panda playground, the animal hospital, and the facility's beautiful lake. Depart around 11 am for the tour's next stop, the Leshan Giant Buddha. Arrive at the world's largest stone Buddha around lunchtime, and immediately take a break for lunch. Your guide will be happy to recommend some area restaurants (own expense). The statue, dating from the Tang Dynasty, overlooks the confluence of the Qingyi, Dadu, and Minjiang rivers, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.Then you will take 40 minute coach to Meishan, a city at the foot of Emei Mountain.  Between 6:00PM-7:00PM you will be transferred to your hotel in Baoguo Temple area, situated at the foot of Mount Emei. Upon arrival your guide will take you out to the local food street for dinner. Some local restaurants will be recommended (own expense). Accommodation: Days Inn Frontier Emeishan 3 starDay 2   Emei Mountain After hotel breakfast, start to explore Emei Mountain.Golden SummitTake shuttle bus to Leidongping, take cable car up to Golden Summit, visit Golden Temple Palace and Silver Palace.  The view on the summit is magnificent if weather permits.Take the cable car down to Leidongping, change to shuttle bus to Wannian Temple.The shuttle bus ride is organised by the Mount Emei National Park.  Every passenger has no choice but to take this shuttle bus.  Please ask your tour guide to tell the driver to slow down. Though your driver might knows every turn of the mountain road, safety is our first concern.  Wannian TempleThe Wannian Temple is the oldest surviving Temple on the mountain, dating in the 9th century. Its dedicated to the man on the white elephant, the Bodhisattva Puxian, who is the protector of the mountain.You will take cable car down to Jieyin Hall, walk to Leidongping to take the bus to Wannian parking.  Then you will walk to visit Wannian Temple.   Take a lunch break here (own expense).. Your guide will be happy to recommend some area restaurants.  Hiking trail down the mountainYou will walk down the mountain to Wuxiangang after lunch, pass Qingyin Pavillion.  Take the shuttle bus from Wuxiangang to the parking lot at foot of mountain. Mount Emei to ChengduThen you will take 50-minute bullet train back to Chengdu. Your tour will conclude at 6:30pm at Chengdu Bullet Train Station.

What’s included

  • Hotel Pickup from 44+ hotels in downtown Chengdu
  • 1-night accommodation with breakfast at Days Inn Frontier Emeishan 3 *, based on twin share
  • Escorted tour by English-speaking tour guide
  • Transfers by air-conditioned company coach with expereinced driver
  • Escorted walking tour at Chengdu Panda Base
  • Option of an escorted walking tour along Leshan Giant Buddha, or a boat ride to see the Giant Buddha
  • Escorted walking tour on Emei Mountain
  • Admission tickets of Leshan Giant Buddha, Emei Mountain and Wannian Temple
  • Shuttle bus service on Emei Mountain
  • 2nd class bullet train from Meishan to Chengdu

What’s not included

  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Extra cost for optional photo opportunity with baby panda by request (RMB$2,000/person, proceed goes to Panda Research and Protection Program).
  • Cable car tickets between Leidongping to Golden summit @ RNB120 round trips
  • Gratuities for tour guide and driver (recommended)
  • Accommodation in Chengdu
  • Coach transfer from Chengdu railway station back to your hotel in Chengdu

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Instant Confirmation
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