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Giant Panda and Buddha 1 day tour
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Giant Panda and Buddha 1 day tour

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Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Ages 4-65, max of 8 per group
Duration: 9h
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Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Chengdu Panda Centre Entrance
  • Giant Buddha Boat Ticket
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
  • Entry/Admission - Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • we pick up people from their hotel, please leave the hotel info to us
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 49115P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Comfortable walking shoes
        • Devices to record your adventure
        • Snacks or some pocket money for snacks
        • Daypack with your necessities
        • Curiosity & smiles
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        • U2panda
          160
          Chengdu, Sichuan, China
          Joined in January 2017
        • C456CSjamesj
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Day Trip from Chengdu
          Really excellent day with Patrick. He was full of information and really helped us get a feel for these places.
          Written October 6, 2023
        • Andrew O
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant experience.
          What a fantastic tour! My host, Sheldon, definitely went above and beyond when I experienced travel difficulties. I'd definitely recommend. If you're considering a trip to Chengdu, give it a go. The panda tour was definitely a highlight.
          Written June 27, 2023
        • Yantong L
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very bad experience in Panda base
          We had very bad experience in the Panda base. As it locates in the city, there is reallyyyy crowded. It basically is a panda zoo. Sure There are many pandas there but you can hardly see any panda as it is too crowded. The park is very big, and pandas are split, we walked a lot with the crowded people but we can’t see panda, as wherever there is a panda, where are thousands of people crowded there ,Very exhausted in the end.and very disappointed in the end. We paid more than 150$ for this half day private tour for 2 people .The tickets are around 8$ each,if you take taxi, round trip is about 20$. It is really not worth to book tour to Panda base, you can go by yourself if you don’t mind you can barely see any panda. At least you don’t waste your money. We went there on Wednesday, and it is not the peak time for travel, and it is still full. The tour guide can’t do anything to help you seeing panda better than other people, you need to be tall enough to see the panda, like above 2.5 meters high :).
          Written June 14, 2023
        • Erin S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Traveling again 🙂
          We really enjoyed exploring and learning about Chinese culture and meeting the local people, it was great to visit unique areas hard to reach traveling solo.
          Written February 4, 2023
        • svennoatchina
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          71m Buddha Figur and how to earn tea day trip🍵
          + Started in the morning from chengdu, visited the giant Buddha by using the boats. Chilled walkthrough in some hidden streets and end of the day harvested some green tea and learned how to cook and dry. It was a really nice experience to see in detail how to win tea and talk directly to the farmer about their business and the learn about their life story. Our Tourguide Sheldon was very young but shared a lot of facts during the hole trip. He was friendly and helpfully by everything. So we really enjoyed just to follow him and not to care about driving, paying or organizing something what can be easily a bit stressfully in china. -I am only a bit disappointed that we still have 130 air pollution values. Thought will be better outside from Chengdu
          Written May 9, 2021
        • guangfengl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful guide which makes the tour worth every penny
          Sheldon is a very professional guide. He has many interesting stories to share and he takes good care of us.
          Written February 6, 2021
        • UniqueSpirits
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Paradise in Sichuan
          Amazing experience! Our guide Lucy was funny and personable. She Was extremely knowledgeable about the city, the history, as well as everything you wanted to know about pandas! We started our day at the panda reserve, and were able to skip a very long holiday line due to Luces great efforts to get us a priority tickets. Afterwords we went to a really nice local restaurant and tried some of the local specialties was extremely knowledgeable about the city, the history, as well as everything you wanted to know about pandas! We started our day at the panda reserve, and were able to skip a very long holiday line due to Luces great efforts to get us priority tickets. Afterwords we went to a really nice local restaurant and tried some of the neighborhood specialties. All of this was capped off by an unforgettable trip to one of the giant spice markets and personal cooking session afterwards. Overall it was a spectacular experience!
          Written December 13, 2020
        • 183mishelg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great cultural tour in Chengdu
          My tour started with Tai Chi classes and later I went to calligraphy classes. After that I went to Huanglongxi ancient village and walk all around, I tried local food and also went to a tea house to chill out and have a rest. Sheldon was my tourist guide and during the whole trip he always answer my questions and explained me everything. Thank you so much for your patience! He was an excellent tourist guide as same as Mr Zhao, who was my driver. Definitely a great tour if you wanna experience the local culture.
          Written November 16, 2020
        • bj_rnm243
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day in Leshan🙂
          Thanks to our super kind and experienced tour guide Lucy , and driver Zhou, we have spent an awesome day to Leshan to visit the Giant Buddha. A landmark to be seen in just 2hrs Driving distance from Chengdu city. We viewed the Buddha by boat and hike. Either is a lifetime experience. Following visiting the Buddha we had a nice lunch in a local garden restaurant to try some of the local cuisine. Delicious and priceless. If you are looking for a day trip to escape from the city , recommend this tour with Lucy, who is local, super experienced , fluent in English and most importantly a lovely person. Credits to driver zhou for touring us safe and sound 🙂
          Written November 14, 2020
        • Travel_Tips91
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great private tour to appreciate the Leshan Giant Buddha
          My favorite part of my experience was that that the tour went really well. It was convenient and comfortable. The tour guide, Sheldon, spoke very good English and shared interesting facts and insights. The tour was also flexible because it allowed us to pick which type of tour we want (to climb the mountain or ride the boat). We ended up climbing the mountain and it was all worth the climb. It was the best way to appreciate the Leshan Buddha. Also, on that day, we were able to change our itinerary for our lunch venue. We wanted to try some really good dishes from Leshan, and so our tour guide brought us to a very good restaurant where we enjoyed local dishes. This private tour served its purpose. We were able to enjoy the tour according to how we want it. We did not feel constraint and rushed in any way. If you want a private tour, I would highly recommend this team and service. The tour guide, the car/transporation and the driver were all commendable.
          Written October 27, 2020
        • Mirandchan
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience.
          What a lovely day to see so many panda in such a nice place. Enjoyed it very much. Amazing service that day
          Written October 3, 2020
        • Discover699861
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          panda panda panda
          I usually don't do tours but since we were traveling during national week we thought it was best to book ahead. Everything about the tour was good (better than expected). Sheldon was very affable and knowledgeable. I would recommend.
          Written October 1, 2020
        • DickSportello
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Panda Party
          So many playful pandas! This tour is well worth it to make getting into each park, both the panda park and the irrigation scenic area. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The Dujiangyan Giant Panda park well exceeded my expectations of providing tourists with chances to see pandas and other animals. It was also less crowded than I thoight it would be given our time of visit during Golden Week.
          Written October 1, 2020
        • 454lanceh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour of the giant Buddha and
          This was an excellent tour. It was a great way to learn some history, experience incredible cuisine in the lost village, and relax and enjoy some tea and conversation at a traditional family-run tea house. Sheldon was a great guide, and I will recommend this tour to any friends who visit Chengdu in the future.
          Written September 18, 2020
        • G6752TYsteveng
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cool Buddha and Tea
          We had a great time visiting Leshan and the giant Buddha. Sheldon, our tour guide, was very friendly and spoke great English. He gave us a lot of history and we also were to talk about US and Chengdu culture. The food spot we were taken to in old town was also incredibly declious. It was one of the best meals I’ve had in China. We also had a great driver who was safe and timely. Overall was a great 1 day experience to see some parts outside of Chengdu.
          Written September 18, 2020
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        Kari P
        Bordeaux, France4 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Family
        If you go on this tour, I highly recommend you ask to leave Chengdu early (6:30) and tell the company what your priorities are -- I would think it should be relatively easy to customize as it is a private tour. We left at 8 a.m. and by the time we got to the pandas, 90% of them were napping because they are fed at 8 a.m., according to our guide. There is also a particularly famous panda that people were lined up to see. Our guide did not ask our interest in waiting to see this panda; we just walked by, probably because we needed to get on our way to see the Leshan Buddha. The crowds were extensive (as was our experience at every attraction in China), so that was not surprising but did make it a bit of a competition to see the pandas. We were able to see one panda awake and moving for about 20 seconds. The visit to the pandas felt rushed; having come thousands of miles to China, I would have gladly taken more time, so in retrospect, I would have shared this preference with the tour organizer ahead of time and gone earlier and/or skipped the Leshan Buddha. The buddha was interesting, but I am not sure it was worth the long drive and quick zip through the panda zoo. I also would have appreciated more information about the Leshan Buddha and Buddhism from our guide; Chinese tour groups on the boat appeared to be getting more information from their guides. Our guide was nice but reserved and maybe a bit rusty after years of pandemic-related lockdown. But my hunch is that the company has all the infrastructure to be able to create a great, customized tour, so I encourage you to give them a try.
        Written October 30, 2023
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        very thank you for suggust us. if you want to spend more time on panda that you can book the HALF DAY day tour for panda. this panda and buddha may fit the people who hv not that much time. so that they want to do more things on one day. also if you want to go panda park before it open, then can pay the extra guide working hour is fine. thank you again
        Written November 29, 2023
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        Paradise14132924648
        9 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had Cecile take us to both the Panda and Leshun Buddah in a one day tour. We knew most of the day would be in the car because that's what you sign up for when you select this tour due to the Buddah being 2.5 hour drive away, but the car and driver were very comfortable and the journey felt quicker by Cecile letting us pick music to play on the car speakers and us having a sing song in the back. Cecile was fun and very personable telling us stories about her life. She was very enthusiastic about the pandas and took lots of pictures for us on her phone to send to us later. The pandas were fantastic and it was great we were picked up early to see them having their breakfast before they went off for a mid-morning snooze. We could have done more in Leshun as we drove all the way there and only saw the Buddah for about half an hour on the boat. It was good, but maybe more history and info on the area would have been more interesting. Lunch was traditional and really tasty. We let Cecile pick as it was a local restaurant and we had no idea what was on the menu, but it all was all really yummy and extremely cheap (about £3 each for a big meal)! Would recommend if you're not in Chengdu for long and want to see both attractions in a oner. You can easily do both yourself without guide but by choosing this tour you get the comfort of the driver and Cecile guiding you where to go. Only downfall is that it's to a strict time schedule in order to miss traffic in the evening so by going on your own you'd have the freedom to spend as long as you want in each area. We left earlier as well due to one of our friends booking an opera that evening so it was good Cecile and driver accommodated and got us back in plenty time for her to see the show.
        Written September 21, 2019
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        thanks for traveling with us. and we will make it better and better.
        Written September 22, 2019
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        Eugenio D
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Solo
        Panda base is a big and nice facility which I think is worth to visit and Buddha visit is a little far away but in my opinion it is a good chance to view some countryside. I do recommend this tour.
        Written July 11, 2019
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        hope can see you next time Eugenio. we are so glad to hear your appreciation
        Written July 13, 2019
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        RICH8Uk
        Sheffield, UK88 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        From start to finish Lucy was brilliant very friendly,very knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. Even though it was raining she remained cheerful and ensured we had a fantastic day. I would highly recommend u2 Panda and if you are lucky Lucy will be your guide.
        Written July 11, 2019
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        today's weather not good, but we believed that you have a great day with Lucy. thanks for traveling with us. and hope to see you again.
        Written July 11, 2019
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        Russell A
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2019 • Solo
        I had Lucy who is an energetic, fantastic, and knowledgeable tour guide. We accomplished so much in one day. Lucy’s communication is fantastic; and Lucy was extremely helpful throughout the whole tour. The tour group I was with was a fun collection of individuals as well from around the world. We started with the Chengdu Panda Tour first and then went to the Leshan Buddha Tour. Lucy was also helpful in helping me locate my wallet at the airport which I had misplaced earlier upon arrival. It was wonderful, I’m extremely grateful to have had Lucy as my tour guide and to be part of the Space Pandas :).
        Written July 10, 2019
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        Dear Russell, thanks for your time to write back us. we really happy to get your high appreciation. Cheers :)
        Written July 11, 2019
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        Ryan N
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Family
        Was worth it. Started with 35 min drive to see Pandas followed by 2 hrs drive to Leshan Budda. Lunch was NOT included, but it was cheap. Our tour guide Kay got us local cuisine for an inexpensive lunch. It was nice cruising with a guide that knew the Panda place. It was like going to Disney on a fast pass on every ride. We completed the Panda Breeding grounds in 2 hours, then drove to the boat in Leshan. After an amazing lunch, we sailed to the Budda. It was so cool. Returned to our hotel by 6pm. Very Satisfied .....
        Written June 16, 2019
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        hope you always happy like the laughing Buddha :) great thanks again
        Written July 9, 2019
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        howieyoudoin
        Hong Kong, China2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our tour leader, Kay, was fantastic. Knowledgeable, great recommendations, and excellent English. He was flexible to our plans and accommodating to what we wanted to do. Tour picked us up on time, driving was smooth and car was comfortable. Tour was great if you want to see the main sights of Chengdu in one day (reduces two day trips into one day in an easy experience). Would highly recommend.
        Written May 11, 2019
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        Anthony M
        Los Angeles, CA269 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Friends
        We were surprised to see it was just us on this tour, our driver picked us up at our hotel and drove out to the Pandas very early to beat the crowds. Glad we did. While we didn't get to hold any of the pandas that was fine with us. They already have too much human intervention as it is. We walked through the park and saw pandas all over the place including Red Pandas. The driver then took us out to the Buddah via a very long drive which gave us a chance to rest our legs from all the walking we've done before this tour. We went to lunch at a 'locals' place and enjoyed some terrific noodles. We boarded the boat and went out to see the Buddha and get the low down on this world record statue. The guide is very nice and very knowledgeable. One thing we noticed was when he asked what other things we had planned while in Chengdu and when we mentioned a food tour not through his company his body language changed and he was very quiet on the drive home. Either way - we enjoyed our day very much. Would recommend this one to anyone wanting to see both attractions.
        Written November 7, 2018
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        thank you so much. and we asked our guide that he felt littlle tired and in order to keep your safe when he's driving. that's why he kept quiet when you on the way back for the 2 hours long drive. So hope you can understand and great thank you for using us. cheers :)
        Written January 3, 2019
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        Ratiyakorn C
        Doha, Qatar9 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was very nice and fun with this tour. I got very nice experience and nice knowladge from the tour guide (Ms.Shishi) very thanks so much for that. Not only experience and knowladge that she has but also friendly as well. So no need to surprise next time if I visit chengdu I will also join the trip from this company again.☺
        Written May 5, 2018
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        Hope you could travel with us again, the foodie on Tuk-Tuk in the evening and also cooking class will make you a different experience. thanks agian.
        Written May 7, 2018
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        Cyrielle P
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        We recommend the services of Sheldon. Very nice and attentive guy. He brought us to a typical restaurant with delicious food.
        Written January 13, 2024
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