Chengdu Highlights Private Day Tour of The Panda Breeding Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

Day Trips & Excursions in China

Tour description provided by Viator

Chengdu is not only a city full of historical heritage, but it is a nice place for people who seek leisure and scenic beauty. The private one day tour bring you to see two of the areas biggest attractions: the giant pandas and the amazing Leshan Giant Buddha.
This private day tour starts at 8am, the tour guide and driver will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel, so you may get up early and finish your breakfast before 8am. You will then be driven to visit the Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding which has been created to imitate the panda's natural habitat so that they might have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. There you will see lovely furry giant pandas of all ages eating. You will also have a chance to see the very cute baby pandas.Lunch will be on your own arrangement and tour guide will recommend some local specialties to you. Afterwards, drive to Leshan to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha. Here you may take a boat to have a whole view of the Giant Buddha then walk into the park to see it up close (or choose one of these options). The Leshan Giant Buddha is a sitting stone statue of Maitreya carved on a cliff at the confluence of the Min River, the Qingyi River and the Dadu River. Measuring about 233-feet high, this Buddha with a serious expression is the largest stone Buddha in the world and whose carving work took about 90 years. Facing the river, the Buddha has a symmetrical posture and look which have been beautifully captured in its solemn stillness.At the end of the tour, the guide and driver will transfer you back to the city and drop you off at the hotel before 6pm. Service ends here.

What’s included

  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Licensed professional driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Lunch on your own
  • Entrance ticket fee
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
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