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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

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    What to Expect
    Be ready bright and early for pickup at your Chengdu hotel, where you’ll meet your private guide and take off for the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. During your time there, you will get to see a variety of pandas, from infant to adulthood, and learn about the center’s mission to save and rehabilitate pandas.

    Return to the city and catch the high-speed train from Chengdu Station to Leshan City. Watch the scenery out the window during the 1-hour journey. Arrive in Leshan City and transfer to the Leshan Giant Buddha Park, where you will sit down for a Sichuan-style lunch before exploring.

    After lunch, climb the Lingyun Hill to visit the statue, which is 233 feet (71 meters) tall and carved out of a cliff, overlooking the confluence of the Qingyi, Dadu, and Min rivers. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest stone Buddha in the world.

    Walk down the Red Sand Cliff Road to see the Buddha’s profile from the bottom, then take the path over to the Mahao Grottoes, cave formations that are over 2000 years old.

    Please note: on the weekends or holidays, there can be a long wait to see the Buddha. If you wish to skip the climb, you can go on a river cruise and see the Buddha from there.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick all travelers directly from where they stay in Chengdu

    Please advise your hotel name&address at the time of booking.
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Free hotel pick-up and drop-off service within 3rd ring road
    • Lunch in local restaurant
    • Experienced local English speaking guide service
    • Private transportation of hotel-Chengdu panda base/Chengdu railway Station drop-off&pick-up;
    • Private transportation of Leshan railway station-Luch-Leshan Giant Buddha-Leshan railway station
    • Entrance fee of Chengdu Panda Breeding Center
    • River cruise ticket of Leshan Giant Buddha
    • Roundtrip Chengdu-Leshan High speed train 2nd class tickets
    • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
    Exclusions
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Personal expense
    • Gratuities for your guide and driver (recommended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • All travelers' name, passport number is required for train tickets reservation at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Hotel information and address for pick up and drop off
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days 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 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    I will make this very short; Lily was my main coordinator for this group and she was so helpful and friendly. She even go beyond that and helped us throughout the trip! I am visiting China again and Lily I’m calling you very soon :)....More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    westchinago-travel, Owner at Westchinago, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for your affirmation of our work. China is my motherland, we would love to share our local knowledge to make your China trip easier:) Whenever you need our help, just feel free to drop me a note:) Welcome back at any...More

    Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

    Even before our trip at the end of Mar'19 we were very pleased with the service we recieved from 'West China Go'.I emailed Lily several times with queries, she was quick to reply & always answered in great detail. After booking we had to change...More

    1  Thank MJ0MJ
    Reviewed March 15, 2019

    What a wonderful day with Flora and Mr Jo!! Thank you so much Lily for organizing a perfect day of Panda viewing, Big Buddha sighting and the beautiful ancient fishing village/grottos. Flora spoke amazing English and was a ray of sunshine and knowledge. I would...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank rachellorch
    Reviewed March 5, 2019

    Myself and 2 friends recently did 2 days of touring Chengdu and had a fabulous time. Lily was very helpful communicating with me to ensure we had the best 2 days and Flora our guide was great. She spoke English really well and was fun...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank JoanneR2257
    Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

    I worked with Lily over email to customize a tour for myself and my traveling companion for a couple of days in Chengdu. Lily was very responsive and accommodated all of our requests. (Note: I wrote a few different tour operators and this company's price...More

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    Response from SantiVet | Reviewed this property |
    You can, for an extra fee you get 20 sec with a young panda and take pictures and videos...and it’s 20sec to the dot!! Feeding them is included on your fee for “volunteer for a day”. It’s worth the money!
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