Private Day Trip: Chengdu Research Base Of Giant Panda Breeding And Leshan Grand Buddha

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Chengdu
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Chengdu
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Check two don't-miss Chengdu attractions off your bucket list on this 10-hour private tour: the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in the world. Tour includes entrance fees, private vehicle, and private guide.


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Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Get up-close to native wildlife

Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Led by a local guide

All entrance fees included

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Meet your private guide in your hotel lobby around 7:30am. From here, it's about 30 minutes drive by private vehicle to the Chengdu research base of giant panda breeding.

Established in 1987 with just six pandas rescued from the wild, this conservation facility has grown over the years into one of the world's most important panda breeding centers. Giant pandas are more active in the early morning and late afternoon, so 8am is a good time to catch pandas of all ages eating and playing.

Your guide will lead you round the landscaped grounds which include some fascinating museums and panda exhibits, where you can learn how this once-endangered species is being preserved for the future.

Lunch is at your own expense: choose whether to enjoy it in Chengdu or in Leshan. Your guide will help you navigate the menu and recommend local specialties to try.

It's about two hours drive to Leshan, and the UNESCO-listed Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest Buddha in the world. Admire the 233-foot (71-meter) statue that towers above the confluence of three rivers as your guide explains the story of its origins.

You can choose whether to see the Buddha on foot, by boat, or (time depending) both. Should you opt for a boat ride, the fee is around USD $12 per person, payable at Leshan in renmimbi.

You'll leave Leshan around 3:30pm, arriving back at your hotel around 5:30pm. If you'd like to be dropped at the airport, please contact your local tour operator after booking: a surcharge may apply.



Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Bottled water

Entrance fees



Boat ride at Leshan Giant Buddha

Gratuities (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Traveler Reviews

  • 29-Oct-2017

    Fantastic day trip. Well worth it. Excellent english speaking tour guide and friendly driver. They accommodated every request we had which made the trip more enjoyable. Highly recommended.