Panda Leshan Giant Buddha Tour

Panda Volunteering Plus Leshan Giant Buddha Visiting - 2 Days

Leshan Giant Buddha Giant Panda Tour Map

Trip Information

Price: from $218based on 6 pax

Destinations Visited: Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Leshan

Departure: Private Tour / Flexible Date

Highlights of the Itinerary

For people who have only two or three days in Chengdu, this is the ideal trip which has covered two most popular things to do - visit the giant panda and go to visit the world famous heritage site - Leshan Giant Buddha. To get better experience, you will go to Dujiangyan Panda Base to have a full day's panda volunteering project to contribute your own effort to protect our Giant Panda. On the second day, you will be taken to visit the world famous Leshan Giant Buddha which is only two hours' driving away from Chengdu.

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Day 1 Chengdu - Dujiangyan Panda Base Volunteering (L)

Get up early, and your tour guide will take you to Dujiangyan City which is only about 50km away from Chengdu. The Giant Panda Base is another 18km from Dujiangyan City as the only panda base in China that has Panda Volunteer project open to the public at present. Today, you will take part in a full day's project in the base, including: A) Feed the panda three times each day at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00, each feeding takes about 20 minutes. It is very exciting. B) Clean the panda enclosure one or two times before the feeding, each time takes about 40 minutes. This is very interesting.

While during the free time, you can visit the red panda enclosure, hike to the tea farm in the park, watch panda documentaries. If there is child involved, you can consider making panda bread or attending a panda lecture.

Last, drive back to Chengdu.

Leshan Buddha and Giant Panda Tour
Feed Giant Pandas

Leshan Buddha and Giant Panda Tour
Cute Pandas in the Base

Day 2 Chengdu – Leshan - Chengdu

Today, we will go to visit the sacred Buddhist places as well as world famous heritage site which are also great place to get amazing both visual and heart touching. Firstly, drive about 2 hours to Leshan city to see the famous Giant Buddha. Sculptured on the cliff facing River, Leshan Giant Buddha is 71 meters high, and has sit here for more than one thousand years. You will walk the plank road built on cliff to get close observation of the Buddha.

After about 2 hours’ stay at Leshan, drive back to Chengdu. Time is still enough if you want to catch flight to other destinations.

Leshan Buddha and Giant Panda Tour
Visit Leshan Grand Buddha

Leshan Buddha and Giant Panda Tour
Front View of the Buddha

What's included in this price?

  • English-speaking guide
  • Fees for tickets listed in itinerary including panda volunteer fee
  • Private transfers
  • Lunches
  • Service charge

What's excluded in this price?

  • Accommodations
  • Any international flight
  • Chinese visa fee
  • Optional tips for tour guide and driver
  • Personal expenses

Tips from local tour guide

Dujiangyan Panda Park provides panda works for volunteer workers. Its mission is to raise money for panda protection and to give people knowledge about giant pandas to raise the awareness of protecting wild lives and nature. And it also provides opportunities for visitors/workers to have close experience with the lovely pandas.

It is actually a project rather than volunteer works. One needs to pay 700 Chinese yuan(included) per person per day to do the work. After you pay, one volunteer worker’s tag and working T-shirt will be given to you. And you need to sigh a contract of this volunteer work you are doing. You will be led by an English-speaking worker in the park to guide you through one day’s work. You are suggested to arrive at the park by 8:30 to 9:00.

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