Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province sitting in the southwest of China, strikingly featured in “home of pandas”, “Sichuan cuisine” “capital of fun with slow life pace” and “addiction of Mah-jong” which forcefully dominates people’s first impression of the city. Obviously, it is a paradise for FUN! While it also is a choice for those who are interested in Buddhist cultures. Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest stone Buddha figure in the world and a World Heritage acknowledged by UNESCO. And Mt. Emei is one of the most sacred Buddhist mountains in China. Take this 2 days tour from Chengdu to learn more from this two sites.
Highlights of this tour: *Be amazed by the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world–Leshan Giant Buddha, known as “a mountain is a Buddha, and a Buddha is a mountain”. *Appreciate the most beautiful landscape of Mt. Emei and learn more about Buddhist culture. *Challenge your taste bud to enjoy the real Sichuan cuisine. *Experience Chengdu’s local life by playing Mahjong with local people. *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance Fee + Lunch + Hotel at Mt. Emei
AM: Today, you’ll head to the amazing Giant Buddha in Leshan. Drive around 2 hours from Chengdu city, you can enjoy the urban scenery on the way.
Regarded as the tallest stone Buddha in the world, Leshan Giant Buddha was carved out of a cliff face 1300 years ago. When you look up to it from its toes, it’s hard to imagine how ancient Chinese people built this massive statue which withstood the ravages of wind and rain as well as man-made damages. You will climb up the stairs to the top of the mountain to enjoy wonderful scenery. The stairs may seem intimidating, but the hiking is well worth the time and effort.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After visit in Leshan, drive to Mt.Emei and transfer to local hotel for check in.
AM: Today you will spend full day to explore Mountain E-mei. First, take an Eco-car in the Scenic Area to Leidongping and hiking to Jieyin Hall, from where you will take a cable car up to the Golden Summit (altitude: 3077 m). At the highest peak of the mountain, you will be amazed by the awe-inspiring view of Huazhang Temple and witness the breathtaking sea of clouds if it’s sunny. Next, go down to Wannian Temple parking lot by car. Take a cable car up to Wannian Temple at the middle of the mountain. Appreciate the most beautiful landscape of Mt. Emei in Qingyin Pavilion as you hike from Wannian Temple to Wuxiangang parking lot.
Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After the tour, you will be escorted back to Chengdu downtown hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.