Three Days Chengdu without Hotel

PD04: 3 Days Private Tour of Chengdu Leshan Giant Buddha  Mt. Emei
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Day 1 Chengdu
Our clients visiting the Giant Buddha in Leshan
We will pick you up at your hotel and take you to visit Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. It is a perfect place to see pandas. The best visiting time is around 08:00 to 10:00 as the pandas are more active in the morning. The breeding base boasts of the largest collection of the pandas in the world. You will see many pandas of all ages. Some are in the natural enclosures and some are in glass enclosures. Each enclosure has the vantage point to capture photos and videos. Don't miss the cute baby pandas. If you are hoping to hug a panda to take photos, you must book it with your travel operator prior to your visit. Extra fee will be charged by the breeding center.

After that, you will have a stroll on the Broad and Narrow Alleys, a place with many well maintained old houses, nice restaurants, unique booths, shops and cafes. It is a good place to feel the nice atmosphere and experience the local customs. You can relax in a courtyard cafe or having your own lunch in one of the many very good restaurants. The last stop today is Jinsha Site Museum, where displays many mind-blowing relics showing civilization about 3000 years ago. Among them, the holly Golden Sunbird is truly captivating. Afterwards, we return you to your hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Chengdu - Leshan - Mt. Emei
After about 2.5 hours driving, we arrive at Leshan to see the Giant Buddha, the biggest carving in the world. The Buddha stands at 71 meters (about 233 feet) high and was carved on a rock face of Lingyun Hill by the river bed. It is astonishing that such huge masterpiece was created over 1300 years ago. We will arrange you to take a boat to view this amazing statue and you can snap a full size photo of the huge Buddha. Later, we will continue to drive to Mountain Emei. Stay overnight at the foot of the mountain. Hotel is not included, but our guide will help you check in at your hotel. If you need us to arrange hotel, we are pleased to offer the service for you. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 3 Mt. Emei - Chengdu
A cute Giant Panda
Mt. Emei has significant religious meaning in Buddhism and there are a few dozen Buddhist temples and monasteries dotting the mountain. Today we focus on two famous temples, Baoguo Temple and Wannian Temple. First, start with Baoguo Temple as it is at the foot of mountain Emei with an easy access. It is also the largest temple in Mountain Emei. Wannian Temple is located in the middle way up to the summit. As the oldest temple in the mountain, Wannian Temple is well maintained and a place of serene atmosphere. The architecture is very nice and there is a statue of a golden Buddha on a white marble elephant. In front of this statue people bow, kneel and pray. In addition to those various temples and statues, there are also large rocks, deep valleys, waterfalls, sea cloud, bamboos and verdant forests in the mountain. After finishing sightseeing in the mountain, we will transfer you back to your hotel in Chengdu. Your private three days trip comes to the end.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Attention: According to the official news, the Wannian Cable Car running between the parking lot to the Wannian Temple in Mt. Emei is under renovating from Oct 28, 2017 to Apr 10, 2018. During this period, travelers have to make an average hike around one hour up to the temple. You may also choose to visit the Golden Summit instead to avoid the hiking. Your travel consultant will make the relevant arrangement according to your preference.
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  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by mlvolsh from USA | Nov. 15, 2017 16:45Reply
I have a long layover (14 hours) at Chengdu Airport. Should I take a tour?
Take a nap at the hotel? Just go for a walk? Would love to see a bit of China.
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Answered by Liela from USA | Nov. 15, 2017 21:07

Well, you are suggested to pay a visit to those cute giant pandas! Here is the transport:
Take metro line 10 and change it to line 3 at Taipingyuan, after that, get off at Dongwuyuan. Then change to bus no. 198 or 198A to the base within 10min. It takes about 1h for a whole single trip!

Enjoy your time.
Asked by Lee from MALAYSIA | Apr. 19, 2017 06:33Reply
Does Panda Avenue metro station have any free shuttle bus to Chengdu Panda Base ?
When drop off at Panda Avenue metro station,do there have any free shuttle bus to Panda Base ?
when is the first trip shuttle bus to go there?
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Answered by Olga from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 20, 2017 22:45

As I know, you can get off from Exit A of Panda Avenue Station. Then you will see a information desk. You can purchase the entrance ticket of the base there. After that, you can enjoy the free shuttle bus by showing your tickets. However, I didn't find the exact bus schedules. Maybe you can dial 86-28-83510033 and consult more details.
Asked by Kristian | Jun. 16, 2016 03:40Reply
How long is the boat tour in Leshan
How long is the boat tour in Leshan that we are doing? Are we going to get out of the boat and be able to walk up the mountain?
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jun. 16, 2016 03:41

We will arrange you take the boat to see the full appearance of the Giant Buddha first, which takes around half an hour, including the waiting time. Then you will go inside of the scenic area, climb down to reach the feet of the Giant Buddha and see it closely. After that, you need to climb up and go out of the scenic area.
Asked by pandalover from UNITED STATES | Feb. 14, 2016 22:38Reply
3 days Chengdu
Hi! I will be arriving in Chengdu 10pm, Saturday, June 4. Can you tell me what time the tour would end on Tuesday, in order for me to catch a flight out that night?

Also, does the 3rd day in Mt Emei include going to the top summit? If yes, do we walk, or does it include transportation up? And how do we go from Baogua Temple to Wannian Temple---walking? (I don't mind walking but am wondering about time.) Are those the only 2 temples we would see on Emeishan?

Thanks for your help with these questions.
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Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Feb. 15, 2016 00:08

Dear pandalover,

If you will catch flight out on Tuesday, we can adjust the itinerary for you by visiting Leshan and Mt. Emei on the first two days and take the city trip on the last day. The visit to Mt. Emei does not include going to the top summit. You will visit Baoguo Temple and Wannian Temple on the mountain. The cable car will take you to Wannian Temple. Thank you.
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