2-Day Leshan Giant Buddha And Emei Mountain High Speed Train Tour - Chengdu

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Enjoy this two days escorted tour from Chengdu to Emei Mountain (Emeishan) by high-speed train as well as Leshan Giant Buddha. You will visit Emeishan - Golden Summit (10,102 ft/3,079 m) and hike the poetic mountain trails from Wannian Monastery - Qinyin Pavalion. Stay overnight in Emeishan to soak up the serene Buddhist atmosphere. Apart from that, visit the 1300-year-old Leshan Giant Buddha and walk down the ancient red sand cliff road to appreciate the tallest ancient statue.

Highlights

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  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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Day 1: Chengdu - Emeishan - The Golden Summit - Foot of Mt. Emei
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby, head out to high-speed train station either by metro or by car. (The type transportation is depend on the location of your hotel)

During this comfortable train journey (about one hour 20 minutes), you can mingle with locals and enjoy the idyllic landscape of the Chengdu countryside. On arrival, you'll take a tour bus to the highest parking lot in Emeishan--Leidongping (about 1.5 hours) and then hike 30 minutes to catch the cable car up to spectacular Golden Summit. 

On the Golden Summit, you'll see a giant gold-plated bronze statue of Puxian Buddha (48 meters tall and weighing 660 tons), one of the tallest gold-plated Buddha statues in the world. Behind the statue, there are three magnificent buildings, gold, silver and bronze palaces housing even more exquisite Buddhist statues.

In the afternoon, take cable car and bus all the way down to the foot of mountain, and trek the hidden path along the spring to tranquil Fuhu monastery which is surrounded by dense forest.

Your day will be end by stepping into the back door of Baoguo Temple, visit this time honored monastery when all the tourists are gone.

Overnight stay at a comfortable 4-star standard Emei Zen Boutique hotel 

Day 2: Emeishan - Leshan Giant Buddha - Chengdu (L)
Check out of your hotel in the morning for your 40-minute journey to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, 71-meter-tall sandstone statue, built during the Tang Dynasty.

The Leshan Buddha is carved out of a cliff, facing the junction of three rivers. You will first climb 333 steps to the top of Lingyun Hill. On the hilltop, you will be able to see three rivers confluence in front of Giant Buddha, and explore Buddhist sculptures and murals inside of Lingyun Temple. Then, descend along the red sand cliff to view the phenomenal Leshan Giant Buddha from his feet.

If there was a long queue to go down to the feet of giant Buddha, skip the line, and take the river cruise to behold the panoramic view of Leshan Giant Buddha is recommended.

At lunchtime, your guide will take you on a local path to an old fishing village where you can sit next to the banks of Min River and enjoy an authentic local meal.

Before you head out to Leshan railway station, you can either visit Wuyou Temple, or take river cruise to see Leshan Giant Buddha.

Your guide will escort you either by metro or car to your hotel in Chengdu.

Inclusions for 2-Day Leshan Giant Buddha And Emei Mountain High Speed Train Tour

  • 1 night comfortable accommodation near Baoguo Temple (base on 2 person sharing 1 room)
  • 2 full day English-speaking private guide service
  • Round-trip cable car ride in Golden Summit
  • Entrance fees for Leshan Giant Buddha and Emeishan,Fuhu Monastery and Baoguo Monastery
  • 2nd class high-speed train tickets
  • Lunch on Day 2
  • Ground transportation
  • Tour bus tickets in Emeishan

Exclusions for 2-Day Leshan Giant Buddha And Emei Mountain High Speed Train Tour

  • Single room supplement if 1 person occupy 1 room 
  • Personal expense
  • Meals which are not included in the itinerary
  • Emei Kungfu Show
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please provide all travelers' name and passport number upon booking for train ticket purchase

Early booking is highly recommended as the availability of the tour depends on the availability of high-speed train tickets

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Operates in all weather conditions, winter on the Golden Summit will be below 0 degree, please dress appropriately

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

1 night comfortable accommodation near Baoguo Temple (base on 2 person sharing 1 room)

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Lily was my private tour guide. I cannot say enough good things about her. Reasonably fluent in English, Lily took care of my needs, was flexible in our itineraries, and making sure I had a wonderful time. She was punctual meeting me at the hotel. Throughout the trip, she would teach and inform me about local Chinese culture.

    The highlight of my trip was being at the summit of Emei, with a breathtaking view overlooking the mountains amidst crisp air. It was a breath of fresh air after we had hiked for more than 30 mins on a snowy day, after getting out of the cable car. Luckily it wasn't cloudy, making the view all the more spectacular. Even if you are not a Buddhist, you can still admire and marvel at the statue and monastery atop the mountion, 3,000 ft above sea level.
    Travelling by speed train was comfortable and fast.
    A 3 -4 star hotel, the accomodation that night was fantastic and quiet, only 200 meters from Baoguo temple.
    The next day she took me to Leshan giant Buddha, followed by a nice lunch by the river and some hiking, before the driver picked us up to the speed train station, back to Chengdu.
    In the city of Leshan, such a surprise it was I got to paint Chinese calligraphy in addition to strolling around that city in a sunny afternoon. Yes, you are paying extra for the private tour, which is worth every penny! I've always opted for quality over quantity.

    In summary, here is what you'll get using Lily's service:
    1. A new friend to accompany you who is knowledgeable in her field
    2. A customizable trip
    3. Someone who genuinely cares about your total experience during the trip

  • When I booked this tour, I received all the information about my tour guide name of the company, telephone number and email address. From the moment I contacted Mrs. Lily Chen company owner by email, she was attentive to details and to my needs. She met me on time at the lobby of my hotel. Her English is great and she is a very knowledgeable and warm person. All the travel arrangements were good and in the schedule.

    She took me to the train station in Chengdu and we took the high speed train 200km/h to Emeishan. It was a wonderful experience to be in a very comfortable train. In my visit to Emai Mountain and the Leshan Giant Buddha, I was one of the very few non-Chinese visitors but with Lily as my guide, I felt so relaxed and comfortable. On the way to the summit, you can see the change of vegetation and lots of waterfalls. On Golden Summit was the impressive giant gold statue of Buddha, it felt very spiritual to be there.

    On my way to Wannian Monastery, I saw several Tibetan monkeys. They are so cheeky and could easily take food and water from a distracted tourist. At night I stayed in a very comfortable hotel near Baoguo Monastery. It was a short walk to restaurants and shops. Lily encouraged me to join her for a typical Chinese dinner. At the beginning I was reluctant but it was great! We had 100 local food and it was yummy! We took the bus to the next town and a short ride on a tricycle that made me laugh a lot.

    On the second day Lilly recommended visiting the Fuhusi temple in the morning. So, I woke up early and walked to the temple. It was a magical walk with a stream and bamboo trees and nobody around. After checking out, we went to Leshan Giant Buddha. We joining the queue and walked down 300 steps to see the Buddha. It is impressive! We also walked to different temples and had different views of the area. We had a good vegetarian lunch at the local restaurant with a river view. After lunch, we took the river boat to get a different view of the Buddha. It was great to see the different views from the boat and from walking around the Buddha.

    In resume, my guide Lily made my trip so special and she gave me an experience that felt authentically Chinese. I really enjoyed my time will Lily. It felt like I was travelling with a good friend. I would highly recommend her company.

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