Private Tour: Leshan Giant Buddha And Fishing Village From Chengdu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will pick you up in the hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This enjoyable day trip from Chengdu takes you by comfortable high-speed train to the Leshan Giant Buddha, built in Chinas Tang Dynasty,over 1300 years.
As you walk the ancient red sand cliff road at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will marvel at the 1300-year-old Leshan Giant Buddha.
In addition,your guide will also take you to much less travel path to Local fishing village and Mahao Grottoes.
A tasty lunch in authentic local restaurant is included.

Highlights

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

All entrance fees included

Round-trip train fares

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Chengdu East Railway Station East Square

Your guide will pick you up directly at your Chengdu hotel.
Head to the Chengdu train station to a hop the high-speed railway to Leshan.
Youll pass by scenic seasonal landscapes, from springtime eruptions of yellow rapeseed flowers to crimson autumn harvests.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo), Leshan, Sichuan

Once you arrive at Leshan, you will head to the Giant Buddha Park.
You will first climb 300 steps to the top of Lingyun Hill, a 20-30 minute journey.
On the way, you will stop to see the Black Dragon Pond and many ancient stone carvings and Buddhist sculptures.
From the top of Lingyun Hill, you will view three rivers: Min, Qingyi and Dadu river as they come together and you can explore Buddhist sculptures and murals inside Lingyun Temple.
You will then descend along the red sand cliff road to view the phenomenal Leshan Giant Buddha from the bottom, and climb up at the opposite side of the hill.
(Sometimes there is a long queue waiting to descend to the feet of Leshan Giant Buddha,in this case,we suggest you to skip the queue,our guide can take you to do river cruise to behold the panoramic view of Giant Buddhariver cruiseis70rmb/personcost on your own).
Then your guide will take you to less traveled path to visit the fishing village and 2000 years old grottoes before leaving Leshan Giant Buddha Heritage Park.
Tasty lunch in a local restaurant is included.
If time permit,your guide will also show you the neighborhood of old Leshan city before return to the train station for the relaxing high-speed train journey back to Chengdu.


Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Chengdu East Railway Station East Square

Private drop-off service at Leshan train station for the relaxing high-speed train journey back to Chengdu.
Your guide will accompany you back to your hotel by metro or taxi around 6:30pm.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions

Professional English-speaking tour guide

Tasty lunch in authentic local restaurant

Free hotel tour guide pickup and drop-off service with 3rd ring road.

Private transportation in Leshan ( from Leshan railway station -Leshan Giant Buddha-lunch place-railway station)

Public transportation(Metro or taxi) to/from Chengdu railway station from Chengdu hotel

Entry/Admission - Chengdu East Railway Station East Square

Entry/Admission - Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

Exclusions

Private expenses

River Cruise to view Leshan Giant Buddha(70rmb/person),according to the actual situation,if there was a long queue on the top to go down the foot of Giant Buddha, river cruise is recommended instead waiting for a long time on the top.

Hotel pick-up&drop-off surcharge if the hotel is out of 3rd ring road

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Please provide all travelers' names & passport numbers at time of booking for purchasing train tickets

Subject to availability of high speed train. If canceled due to no train ticket, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

During busy season, there might be a wait of more than an hour to go down to the foot of Giant Buddha. In this case, a river cruise is recommended (own expense).

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Other language((besides English and Chinese) tour guide is depend on the availability

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 30-Sep-2019

    Had a great day, The Tour guide - Sharlene. was on time, in fact she arrived early, The tour was well organised, went off without a hitch. Sharlene's English was good, and has a lot of knowledge. she was able to answer any of my questions. The Buddah was magnificent, well worth seeing. Went on a weekday to avoid the tourist jam

  • 13-Apr-2018

    Flora was a tremendous guide, and this was a tremendous and very well organised day! Flora - who is very relaxed, chatty and full of interesting information - met us at our hotel, ahead of a short metro, and hour or so train ride to Leshan. From there we were met by a driver who took us to a local hot spot for some super-delicious food. Flora ordered perfectly, and was also kind enough to jot down a few other dishes and restaurants that she thought we might enjoy back in Chengdu. The Buddha is an jaw-dropping feat of design and engineering, Giant indeed, and we took the not very hard route down to its feet, and back up and though the UNESCO national park, all the time, happily nattering away. Travelling back, we could not help but notice the traffic jams from the train window, and were very pleased that we opted for this time saving, and scenic option. We highly recommend this day tour, and Flora as a guide.

  • 24-Feb-2018

    Our guide, Terry, was really nice and knowledgeable. The lunch provided was good, too even though the food was very oily. However, the trip out there took FOREVER. It was 2.5 hours each way. Also, we had to pay 70 RMB extra each to see the entire Buddha. The line to climb down was INSANE, so we skipped it. As we were waiting in line for the boat to see the Buddha, we were told that the water was too law, and the only we we could see the Buddha was by speedboat. So that's what we did. It was kind of annoying because the boat took us out there, let us take pictures for 5 minutes, and then took us back. Only about 10 minutes total trip. Plus, this trip was VERY overpriced. Only do it if you have money to burn in your pocket.

  • 29-Nov-2017

    ‪To say that I had a tremendous experience would be an overwhelming understatement. Amy X was exceptionally early and punctual in all of our agendas. Incredibly friendly, intuitive,knowledgeable in historical facts has keen culinary interest,well spoken English . We sang Beatles songs and had some good mood food after the tour. Should I ever venture into a business in tourism in Chengdu I would steal Amy from you. She has an indelible passion for all the great ornaments Chengdu has to offer.Thanks a million TripAdvisor and please thank Amy X. I left my heart in Chengdu. Ciao ‬

  • 06-Oct-2017

    The day didn't meet expectations. I know it was golden week and the whole of China was on the move. We left the hotel at 5.50am to get to see the Buddha . When we got there the queues were 4 hours long. I suggested a plan B. The guide was very sweet but spent a lot of time on her mobile or asleep in car or train. We then spent two hours at the train station on our return trip instead of looking at local things of interest. Lunch was very nice. So the day could have been better planned.

  • 16-Sep-2017

    Great experience with our guide Heather, she is very knowledgeable and fluent in English. Leshan is quite the sight to behold, impressive structure and the confluence of the three rivers is astonishing. The caves with contemporary Buddhist carvings is also beautiful -not ancient, but still imposing and beautiful.

  • 27-Jul-2017

    Penny was a great tour guide. Very knowledgeable about the history of the Leshan Buddha! Punctual and communicated well in English! Had a great time with her as my tour guide!

  • 20-May-2017

    Fantastic tour! Our wonderful guide Cassie made it more like a day hanging out with a new friend (with excellent local knowledge) than like being on a tour. The Buddha is incredible, a must see. The food in the fishing village was so delicious and the view just gorgeous. Do this tour!

  • 28-Apr-2017

    It was very nice trip. Starting with High speed train which is convenience and comfortable for me and my mom. We had spend a whole day in Giant Buddha. The local delicious nice lunch was offered. Highly recommended for who have a short time visit in Chengdu.

  • 25-Apr-2017

    This is a great tour - but what made it truly memorable and special was my guide Penny! We had a blast - and she was able to give me lots of insight into the history of what we were seeing. She also knows all the ins and outs of navigating the sites. Fabulous day! But wear walking shoes and be prepared to walk and climb! I'm very fit and thoroughly enjoyed the physical aspect of the day, but if you aren't especially fit, you might find it a bit taxing. And ask for PENNY!!!

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