Private Tour of Chengdu Panda Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

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From $256.42

5 reviews   (4.60)

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Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


The giant pandas are not only Chinese national treasures but also beloved by people around the world. This full day customized private tour guarantees the best experience of the top attractions in Chengdu - giant pandas in Chengdu Panda Breeding Center and the spectacular Leshan Giant Buddha.

What's Included

Bottled water

English-speaking guide

Entrance ticket fees

Fuel surcharge and tax

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local lunch

Private transportation

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi)
At 8:00 am, your private tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and then head to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda which is a 30-minute ride away from Chengdu city.

Pandas are more active in the morning. There you will see lovely furry giant pandas of all ages eating and playing with each other. You will also have a chance to see those very cute baby pandas as well as documents and pictures of how these pink little mouse-sized things grow to giant black and white chubby pandas of over 100kg (about 220 pounds).

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Then take a 2-hour drive to the Leshan Grand Buddha. Upon arrival in Leshan, indulge in a delicious Chinese lunch at a popular local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit Leshan Giant Buddha abducted by UNESCO as the World Heritage site. You may take a boat to enjoy the whole view of Giant Buddha and then enter the park to visit or choose one of them. Facing the river, the Buddha has symmetrical posture beautifully captured in its solemn stillness.

At the end of the tour, the guide and driver will transfer you back to the city and drop you off at the hotel.

5 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Thank you to Bella for the most...
Anne_H, 13-03-2018

Thank you to Bella for the most wonderful day. This tour was amazing but Bella was the best tour guide ever. We would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you Bella!

Great attractions, great guide
Angie L, 01-11-2017
Our guide Bella was the best guide we had in three weeks of tours around China. Her English was excellent, she was very knowledgeable, but also very chatty and interested in us. On the long trip to Leshan we chatted and we felt like old friends chatting, not like a guide giving us endless historic soundbites and nothing else. This gave us a better understanding of life in China than anything else.
She made sure that we got to see the pandas at a time when they are active, which is very important, as they sleep for a lot of the day. The pandas were amazing. I wasn't looking forward to a trip to a "zoo" that much, expecting sad animals in cages, but the pandas are very well treated and seem very content. The whole centre has been planted with bamboo to create a natural feel, and it is beautiful.
Bella took us to her favourite restaurant at lunch and we were glad to have her sit with us to try some authentic local food, even dishes specific to Leshan itself. The Buddha was spectacular. I don't know whether it is best to see it from a boat or from the land, but either way it is huge and worth the trip to visit.
I can't recommend this highly enough.
First, let me compliment my guide...
Michael_P, 19-04-2017

First, let me compliment my guide Emma for her professional and attentive service.

The Giant Panda Center was an inspiration to anyone who understands our need to improve certain ecological environments and situations or anyone who just wants to have fun. The scope of the facility, while apparently directed toward tourists, more importantly provides vital information, learning tools and a wonderful visual education. If you visit Chengdu or anywhere in the area, a MUST SEE experience! Limited physically challenged assistance is available.

I also highly recommend the Giant Buddah 200KM roundtrip. A great driver and knowledgeable tour guide make the journey seem a lot shorter while you are enjoying both industrial and agricultural scenery. TAKE THE FERRY to view an amazing engineering feat of ancient technology, unless you are in VERY good shape. Mountaineering skills would probably benefit anyone hugely ambitious enough to visit on foot.

Excellent trip led by Nancy. Very...
Corbin W, 05-01-2017

Excellent trip led by Nancy. Very informative tour. Next time I would choose to hike up the Giant Buddha rather than viewing it from the boat.

Missing the Leshan Giant Buddha
Jimecg, 07-10-2019
Everything started good, our guide Vivian was kind and very helpful. But after the visit to the Panda Breeding Center she told us that the agency couldn’t buy our tickets for the Buddha because we didn’t t have a Chinese ID and in the ticket office they were already sold out. So we didn’t see the Leshan Buddha and they only refund the amount of the ticket for the Buddha (70RMB) and got a visit to Jinlin street. I think the agency should know and be prepared for these kind of things. We only had one complete day in Chengdu and we couldn’t see the Buddha, which was one of our priorities in the trip. We are very disappointed.

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