PD01: 2 Days Private Chengdu Panda Tour without Hotel

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Day 1 Chengdu
Cuddly Pandas
This morning, your private guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and start your 2 days Chengdu tour by visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, which is located in a large forest complex with magnificent scenery. There are many different enclosures depending on the ages of pandas (babies, teenagers, adults), where getting up close to these amazing animals is very easy and you will get many opportunities for fantastic photos when they are munching on bamboos, playing with each other or some even climbing to the tree top. They are more active in the morning till about 10:00. After that some of them will go to sleep. You can also get a chance to cuddle a panda to take photos if you are interested in, but the booking is recommended in advance as there are a limited number of visitors allowed to cuddle the pandas every day. And also you need to pay extra charge for this activity on the site. Two to three hours visiting in the research base is needed to see those pretty cute and cuddly pandas.

Then let's turn to the Broad and Narrow Alleys, an ancient street lined with many old houses and some newly-built with traditional style. It is really fun to stroll along the street with nice atmosphere and find many interesting shops and nice restaurants. You may have your own lunch here, or you can ask for your guide's advice. No matter what you want, local speciality or western-style lunch, he/she will give you good suggestions. After that, we will transfer you to visit Jinsha Site Museum. It is a huge site museum combining history and archeology. There are total five exhibition halls displaying the culture of ancient Shu Kingdom during the Shang and Zhou periods (17th century BC - 256 BC). The featured artifacts are the Golden Sun Bird, which is also the city of Chengdu's logo, and the Golden Mask. Afterwards, we will transfer you back to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Chengdu - Leshan Giant Buddha - Chengdu
After picking you up from the hotel, we will drive you to Leshan. It takes about two and a half hours to reach Leshan Giant Buddha scenic area. The highlight today is to see the 71-meter high Giant Buddha, which is the largest carving in the world. It was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD) and had taken three generations of carvers to complete from the year of 713 to 803 AD. As the Buddha is carved on a cliff facing by the river bed, we will arrange you to take boat to get the best view of this amazing statue. After finishing the Chengdu 2 days tour itinerary here, we will drive you back to your hotel in Chengdu.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide(s)
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Casselsm from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 08, 2017 01:37Reply
Do you recommend the cruise around the Leshan Budha or to walk around?
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Answered by Wendy | Nov. 08, 2017 02:12

I would say it is worth taking a boat cruise to see the Buddha from distance, which is probably the best view as you can get far enough back to appreciate his full size. You can also climb the narrow and seep stairs on either side to get a close up view, but it is usually crowded and very slow going, especially during holidays.
Asked by Tanm from SINGAPORE | Apr. 22, 2017 10:29Reply
From Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Ascot Raffles City.
As my flight will reach Chengdu at 9pm , what is the best way to reach ascot raffles city? I m not taking taxi
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Answered by Riley from USA | Apr. 23, 2017 22:37

Upon landing, you can take shuttle bus line 1 and get to provincial gymnasium first. The bus will operate until the last flight arrival. After arriving, walk south along 4th Section of South Renmin Road around 500 meters to find your hotel.
Asked by vajee paungphu from THAILAND | Apr. 07, 2017 08:14Reply
Does a bus route from Leshan to Jiuzhaigou still operate? If so, please advise the schedule. Thanks
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Answered by Virginia from GERMANY | Apr. 12, 2017 01:02

Currently, there is no direct long-distance bus from Leshan. You are advised to take a coach from Leshan Passenger Transportation Center to Chengdu North Bus Station. The buses depart from 06:50 to 19:20 at intervals of around half an hour. Then take a taxi to Xinnanmen Bus Station. After arriving, you can find many direct shuttle bus to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. The bus schedules are 07:40, 08:00, 08:10, 08:20 and 08:30.
Asked by Foxy from USA | Oct. 02, 2016 16:23Reply
Visiting in late Dec.? Holding Panda and volunteering?
Will the tour still be available in late Dec.? is holding the panda still suspended? How about the volunteering program?
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Answered by Ken | Oct. 07, 2016 22:29

Now, the activities of holding panda to take photos and volunteering program are only available at Dujiangyan Panda Base. You may visit it in December.
Asked by Edward from USA | Jul. 20, 2016 03:00Reply
One day trip to Mt. Qingcheng and Jinsha site
Do you think our visit to Mt. Qingcheng and Jinsha site would be too much to do in one day?
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Answered by Diana | Jul. 20, 2016 03:13

Based on my experience, it is not too much for you to visit Mt. Qingcheng and Jinsha Site Museum in one day. For your information, usually it takes around 1.5 hours to drive from downtown to Mt. Qingcheng per single way. 2.5 hours is enough for you to visit the mountain by using the cable car. And the visiting time in Jinsha Site Museum is around 1.5 hours.
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