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Private Day Trips

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Dujiangyan Wolong Panda Tour option panda keeper experience

Chengdu’s most famous residents aren’t human, they’re pandas. With this private tour, enjoy a customized day interacting with these black and white bears at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Design your own experience with options to help a panda keeper in their daily tasks, snap photos of the pandas under staff supervision, or simply observe red and giant pandas in their enclosures.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

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Panda Keeper Volunteer in Dujiangyan Wolong Panda Base

Get the special opportunity to volunteer at one of China's top panda rehabilitation programs, Dujianyan Panda Base, on this full-day experience from Chengdu. Under the supervision of the center's staff, make panda food, clean the enclosures, feed the pandas snacks, and more. Buffet lunch and round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel are included.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Cultural Tours

Day Tour: Chengdu Panda Breeding Base and Leshan Giant Buddha

Combine visits to Chengdu Tianfu Square, the Leshan Giant Buddha, and the Chengdu Panda Breeding Base in one full-day tour from Chengdu. Pickup and drop-off at select Chengdu hotels included.
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

All Inclusive Chengdu Private Tour of Giant Panda and Buddha

Experience several Chengdu top attractions in one day on this private day tour. It’ll be the ultimate stress-free experience with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Avoid waiting in line by having your entrance ticket to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding included. After seeing the giant pandas, you’ll travel to a UNESCO-listed site—Leshan Giant Buddha and enjoy a local lunch.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

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Chongqing Wulong Exploration Private Day Tour With the Lunch

On this private day-trip from Chongqing, explore the remarkable Wulong Karst National Geology Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, without a large and noisy tour group to disturb your peace and quiet. Take your time touring the park’s highlights, including the stalactite-filled Furong Cave, the grand Three Natural Bridges cluster and the Houping Giant Doline, a massive sinkhole that’s home to its own lush forests.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Cultural Tours

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Chengdu Leshan Giant Buddha Private Day Tour With the Lunch

Embark from Chengdu and enjoy a full-day tour of the Giant Buddha of Leshan. Carved from a riverfront mountainside, this ancient statue of Buddha is one of the most awe-inspiring attractions in Sichuan Province.Highlights:1. See the Giant Buddha of Leshan, the largest stone statue of Buddha in the world2. Climb the Buddha and enjoy amazing views from the top3. Learn the fascinating history of the Giany Buddha at Lingyun Temple and Museum4. Explore the beautiful region of Leshan
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Leshan Giant Buddha and Fishing Village from Chengdu

At over 230 feet tall (70 meters), the 1,300-year-old Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest Buddha in the world and attracts visitors from around the globe. Keep yourself from getting lost in the crowds of this UNESCO-listed attraction by visiting with the comfort and convenience of a private tour, which includes informative commentary, transportation from your hotel, and a side-trip to a local fishing village. This tour also includes all entrance fees, high-speed train tickets, and lunch.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours

Cultural Tours

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Private Day Tour: Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Center and Leshan Giant Buddha

Spend the day visiting two of the Chengdu area’s top locations on this full-day private tour. First, head to the Giant Panda breeding center for a closer look at these gentle giants. See them playing, take photos, and learn more about the conservation efforts from China. Then, head to the UNESCO-listed Leshan Giant Buddha to admire the tranquility of the area and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Leshan Giant Buddha Day Tour

Leshan Giant Buddha’s location outside of Chengdu can make it tricky to get to by public transport. Avoid the hassle of working out local transport schedules, and get there in a quick and efficient way—on an organized day tour. Conveniently, hotel pickup and drop-off are included, and the transfers are private too.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Sightseeing Tour of Chongqing City Including Hot Pot Lunch

Sample the best of Chongqing 8-hour private city sightseeing tour including a spicy Hot Pot lunch. Observe pandas and more than 200 other species at the city zoo before exploring the serene pavilions and lotus ponds of Erling Park. After a typical Chongqing-style Hot Pot meal, check out the Three Gorges Museum and the area around Jiefangbei Shopping Square.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Chengdu Giant Panda & Leshan Giant Buddha GROUP Day Tour

Visit two popular Chengdu attractions, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Leshan Giant Buddha, without the hassle of planning public transport or learning how to drive on local roads. On this small-group tour, watch giant pandas as they feed and play and marvel at the Giant Buddha, carved into the red limestone cliff centuries ago, without the noise and distractions of a large tour group.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Huanglongxi Ancient Town and Countryside Trekking from Chengdu

Venture off the tourist trail and experience rural life on this full-day tour from Chengdu. Practice your haggling skills at a traditional market, then enjoy a 1-hour hike to the village of Chen Jia Xiang, where you can meet the villagers and immerse yourself in local life. After a delicious homemade lunch (included) at a local farmhouse, hike back to your vehicle and journey to the ancient town of Huanglongxi. Admire Huanglongxi’s Ming and Qing-era architecture and beautiful temples, then stop at a traditional teahouse, before heading back to Chengdu.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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City Tours

All Inclusive Private Day Tour of Chengdu Old Streets including City Top Attractions

Stroll among the old shopping streets of Chengdu on a private tour and you’ll get a personalized look at the city’s different architectural styles. Visit Wenshufang Street, Jinli Street, and Kuanzhai Alley accompanied by your guide, and gain insights about  Wenshu Monastery along the way. Learn about Sichuan cuisine during lunch, and relax with private hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Mini Group: One-Day Leshan Giant Buddha and Tea Terrace Tour In Lost Town

See giant pandas and the Giant Buddha of Leshan, and ride a bullet train on this private 12-hour trip from Chengdu. Visit the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to view these rare animals, and learn about the center’s conservation work. Plus, take a high-speed train to Leshan to see its immense 8th-century Buddha statue carved into a riverside cliff. Train tickets, entrance fees, private Chengdu round-trip transfers, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

1-Day Civil Culture Tour in Kunming

Our tour takes place in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province and a historical and cultural city. Throughout China she’s also called “Spring City” because her climate is like spring all year round. In this trip we will show you Kunming’s hidden side. We will visit Yuantong Temple first, the oldest and biggest temple in Kunming and the center-point of Buddhism in Yunnan. Then we will show you some hidden cultural gems along Yunnan University and Green lake and visit the Yunnan military academy, a famous military school in the last century. Jingxing Bird and flower market, an interesting place full of life will show you the Old Kunming’s way of life. • Yuantong Temple: oldest temple in Kunming and the center-point of Buddhism in Yunnan. • Hidden cultural sites: hidden cultural sites along the Green Lake • Yunnan military academy: one of the most famous military academies in Yunnan • Flower and Bird Market: the real Old Kunming
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  • 1 day
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  • 1 day
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Skip-the-Line Experience: Yunnan Minority Culture Show & Wild Mushroom Hot pot

Yunnan is the paradise of the wild mushrooms. There are more than 800 different of edible wild mushrooms are harvested here. The local best gourmet food is the Wild Mushroom Hot Pot. Be relax, all the mushroom ingredients are choosen by the local expert and you will be guaranteed a safe and elegant gourmet food experience. There is no need to worry about which mushroom you should choose because of the language barrier, you will be audio guided in English at the restaurant, 3 different kinds of wild mushroom and 5 different vegetable dishes will be included in this dining experience. As a province with 25 ethnic group inhabitants, Yunnan is famous for its unique minority history, traditions, colorful costumes and festivals. Dynamic Yunnan is a perfect channel for you to immerse into the ethnic minority culture. You will be transferred to the Dynamic Yunnan after the dining experience, your driver will get your ticket and escort you into the theatre. Drop off service is also included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Multi-day Tours

Leshan Giant Buddha and Emei Mountain Train 2-Day Tour

Make a special trip to see Leshan Giant Buddha and one of China’s four sacred Buddhist mountains, Mt. Emei, on this 2-day tour by high-speed train from Chengdu. Visit the Leshan Giant Buddha, Baoguo Temple, and Fuhu Temple, and take a cable car up to the Golden Summit. Sit along the banks of the Min River, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days

Private Sightseeing Tours

All-Inclusive Private Day Tour of World Heritage Sites: Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan

Visit two UNESCO-listed Sichuan sights on a full-day private trip from Chengdu. Hike and ride a cable car up forested Mount Qingcheng, the birthplace of China’s Taoist religion. View the Shangqing Palace, temples, and lake, and learn how Qingcheng starred in the movie 'Kung Fu Panda 3.' Plus, visit the Dujiangyan project, the world’s oldest non-dam irrigation facility to see its ingenious 3rd-century BC design. Includes private transport, lunch, and central hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Day Trips

Qingcheng Mountain and Dujiangyan Irrigation System Day Trip from Chengdu

Escape the metropolitan madness of the city and experience the natural splendor of the Sichuan region on an immersive full-day excursion from Chengdu. Marvel at the sacred temples and impressive halls cradled by dense layers of bamboo trees at Qingcheng Mountain. Gain fascinating insight into the mystifying construction of the Dujiangyan Irrigation System from your knowledgeable guide and hear of how the structure led to significant agricultural development in the region. Enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Chengdu hotel and feast upon an authentic Chinese lunch during this tour.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

Combine a trip to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base with a visit to the Leshan Giant Buddha on this 9-hour private tour from Chengdu. With a private guide, travel via high-speed rail and private transfer. Entrance fees and lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Overnight Tours

2-Day Private Tour of Leshan Grand Buddha and Emei Shan including Monastery Stay

Discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Leshan on an all-inclusive 2-day tour from Chengdu. Accompanied by a private guide, witness the colossal majesty of Leshan Grand Buddha, the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world, and soar over the magnificent Emei Shan (Mt Emei) during an exhilarating cable car ride. See sacred shrines and beautiful Buddhist temples; spend the night in an enchanting monastery; and appease an appetite for authenticity with traditional Chinese meals. Relish the freedom and flexibility of this private tour and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide throughout your experience.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Multi-day Tours

Chengdu Panda Leshan Buddha and Mount Emeishan 2 Days Group Tour

This is the perfect tour to discover the top attractions in and around Chengdu. You’ll save hours researching your trip and planning transport by having a full itinerary organized for you. Visit Chengdu Panda Research Base, Leshan Buddha, Mount Emei, Huazang Temple, Wannian Temple, and more on one tour. Conveniently, entrance tickets, accommodation, and transfers are all included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Private Day Trips

Private Day Tour: Chengdu Panda and Leshan Buddha

Get up close to Chinese wildlife and ancient culture on a full-day tour from Chengdu. You have the option to take a private tour or join up with a group. Regardless, you relax in comfortable round trip transportation from your hotel.  Entrance is included to both the Leshan Grand Buddha and Chengdu Panda Base, where you also enjoy engaging tours with your guide.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Full Day Panda and Leshan Giant Buddha Group Tour

See China’s beloved Giant Pandas up close and the Leshan Giant Buddha on one convenient combo tour. After a time-saving pickup at your hotel, travel by private vehicle with your English-speaking guide to Chengdu’s top panda research facility. Stroll down bamboo paths and watch as the animals nurse, play, and tumble. Then, head to Lingyun Mountain and see the massive Leshan Buddha carved into a cliff-side where three rivers merge.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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