Is it possible to do the Panda base and Leshan Buddha in one day? My wife and I will be in Chengdu next week. We would like to see the Panda Base first thing in the morning, then see the Buddha in Leshan in the afternoon.
We are comfortable with using a bus rather than a private tour to save money.
However, we don't know where to look to find bus routes. Can someone help us?
Is it possible to take a bus from a main hotel area in Chengdu (if so, which area?) to the Panda Base? If so, which bus line goes to the base?
Then is it possible to take a bus from the panda base to the Leshan Buddha? Again, which bus would we take?
Finally, which bus would we need to take back into Chengdu?
How much would these bus rides cost for each person? Is taking a taxi a viable alternative? How about a group tour that will have the same itinerary?
We found a private tour, but the quote was for $200US per person. That seemed a bit high to me, I was expecting less.
Any help would be appreciated.