2-Day Tour of Leshan Grand Buddha and Emei Shan including Monastery Stay (Private)
Attractions: Leshan Giant Buddha, Mt.Emei.
Tour Code: CD004 Tour Duration: 2-Day
Tour Type: Private Tour
Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Pivate car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch
Highlights 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.
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Chengdu- Leshan Grand Buddha (L, D)-Mt.Emei. After private pickup from your Chengdu hotel, enjoy a relaxing 2-hour drive to the Leshan Grand Buddha. Spend four hours on a guided exploration of the surrounding trails and visit the Wuyou Temple, which houses a large number of calligraphic paintings and various Buddhist artifacts. At the foot of this structure, admire its grandeur – at 233 feet (71 m) high and 92 feet (28 m) wide, it is the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the entire world! A short drive will take you to the foot of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Emei Shan. Covering an area of about 10 acres (4 ha), there is plenty to see on a walking tour with your guide, like the classical Chinese courtyard surrounded by springs and ponds or the Tiger-Taming Temple, allegedly named because of a pillar built in front that protects people from tiger attacks.
Spend the night at Baoguo Monastery, an ancient temple where you can witness elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Day 2: Emei Shan- Chengdu (B, L)
After breakfast, follow your guide to the excursion bus that will take you to the cable car station. Board the cable car with your guide to ascend Emei Shan to the Golden Summit. Upon disembarking, find yourself among a sea of clouds at 9,842 feet (3,000 m) above sea level. If you wake up early enough, you can enjoy a gorgeous sunrise from the summit that many people come from afar to witness. See the tallest golden statue of Puxian, standing at 157 feet (48 m) high. Explore two traditional Buddhist temples – the Woyun Nunnery and Hua Zang Si, where you will find countless padlocks inscribed with couples’ names to symbolize eternal love. After spending a whole day atop Emei Shan, your guide will lead you back to the cable cars to descend the mountain, where you’ll embark on your journey back to Chengdu.
Included in Tour Price Private English-speaking guide
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Entrance fees to Leshan Grand Buddha and Emei Shan
One-night accommodation at Baoguo Temple
Excursion bus to cable car station in Emei Shan
Roundtrip cable car ticket in Emei Shan
Private hotel pickup and drop-off
Not included in Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information 1. Notice before Departure: The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 9:00pm that evening. Alternatively, the tour guide will leave a message for you if you are not in your hotel. If you have not received any contact from your guide, you can call our tour manager emergency number to confirm your time. (Michael Wang: 13811004692)