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Mini Group: One-Day Leshan Giant Buddha and Tea Terrace Tour In Lost Town

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at your Chengdu hotel, and settle inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, make the roughly 1-hour drive to the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center on the city’s outskirts.

    On route, hear about the goals of this world-famous project from your guide. Founded in 1987, the center works as a research facility, conservation education center, and international tourist attraction, and has created an environment that imitates giant pandas’ natural habitat to encourage breeding.

    Learn how the center began with six giant pandas rescued from the wild, and how its work quickly expanded, with 124 panda births by 2008. Today, the center houses more than 80 pandas in a vast park of bushes, rivers, and bamboo forests. Head inside and follow the pathways to glimpse the pandas as they roam and rest.

    Explore the educational facilities spotlighting the panda conservation work, and watch for the center’s other wild animals, including peacocks and red pandas.

    Afterward, travel to Chengdu East train station, and catch the high-speed Leshan-bound bullet train accompanied by your guide. Relax on the approximately 2.5-hour journey, either purchasing lunch on board (own expense), or enjoying any snacks you’ve brought with you.

    On arrival, take a taxi (own expense) with your guide to the Leshan Giant Buddha site. Measuring 233 feet (71 meters) high, this 8th-century stone statue is carved from a cliff face at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu, and Qingyi Rivers, and is the world’s biggest stone Buddha.

    Take in views of the Buddha and rivers flowing past it and if you wish, walk down the steep cliff staircase to stand at its feet. Afterward, return by cab (own expense) to the station, and relax on the bullet train to Chengdu, where your tour finishes with a hotel drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We offer free hotel pick-up and drop-off services if your hotel is within the 3rd ring road of Chengdu. For further distances, there might be an extra cost for the transfer. Please provide your hotel information at the time of booking.
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Your Chengdu hotel
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Chengdu City.
    • English-speaking professional tour guide service.
    • Boat ticket for Leshan Giant Buddha.
    • A walking tour at an old town.
    • Family & Old house visit.
    • Tea plantation visit.
    • Comfortable vehicle with air-condition
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Climbing for the Leshan Giant Buddha.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • Hotel accommodation.
    • Airport transfer.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • You will receive details about tour guide and exact pickup time in your voucher the day before. And the tour guide will also call you via hotel or leave a message for you about pickup time the night before tour.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Chengdu City.
    • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This tour will have a maximum of 6 travelers.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed March 8, 2018

    We had an amazing few days in Chengdu with our guide Snow. The pandas were obviously a highlight, but we also really enjoyed exploring some of the other things Chengdu has to offer. Snow was a fantastic guide - super knowledgable having been born and...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank DavidAGould
    Zhengwei X, Guest Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2018

    Hi there, Thanks for writing in detail and sharing you overall experience in the Chengdu with us. Great to know you had a good time. Hope that you can visit with us again. CH Customer-care Team

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