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1 Day Sichuan Panda Tour and Leshan Grand Buddha


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●  See the different stages of a giant panda's life, from baby to young adult to adult in Chengdu Panda Breeding

    Center.Take a close look at groups of fat but cute panda wrestling,eating, and danglin in the tree

●  Admire the world's tallest stone carved buddha siting at the confluence of Minjiang, Qin,Daduhe  river trace 

    back 1300 years ago to  learn  the tre  story  of  why  our  people  construct the  grand   Buddha from your

    konwledgeable guide

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Chengdu Panda Center

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding was founded in 1987. It started with 6 giant pandas that were rescued from the wild. by 2016, it had 154 panda births, and the ccaptive panda population has grown to 163. Now it's a world-class" research facility, conservation, education center and tourism destination. 

Sichuan panda tour

Leshan Giant Buddha including the Mt.Emei Senic Area, has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. The Giant Buddha is a 71-metre (233 feet) tall stone statue, built during the Tang Dynasty (713--803 AC) ,depicting Maitreya. It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan Province. The stone sculpture faces Mt.Emei,with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest stone Buddha in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.

Giant Panda is an endangered animal species inhabiting only in China, and mostly in Sichuan Province. Their unique black-and-white appearance and cute behaviors make all panda fans get crazy about them. Do you know how many pandas survive in the world and where are they? Where to get closer touch with panda, such as doing volunteering works even cuddling an adorable panda? You find all answers here.

Based in Chengdu, we Red Earth Tour will offer you the best Sichuan panda tour at a very local price! Here we give you the rare opportunity to see the lovely pandas in person, feed them or even join volunteer program to take care of them and to know how to protect their natural habitats and ecological balance.

Sichuan homes to more than 80% population of world’s giant pandas. In 2006, the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries-Wolong, Mt.Siguniang and Mt.Jiajin were inscribed into the World Heritage List by the UNESCO. As the hometown of the pandas, it couldn’t be more suitable to set pandas as the tourism ambassador for Sichuan. Ever since 1869 when the first giant panda was discovered and introduced to human by the French missionary and naturalist— Armand David, near the Dengchigou Church in Baoxing County, human’s pursuit of the giant panda has never stopped.
In 1980, the Chinese government and the WWF cooperated to establish the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (CCRCGP) at Wolong National Nature Reserve, which is the first research center on Pandas in history. Thereafter, Wolong becomes a must-see site of Sichuan panda tour and later often referred to as the Wolong Panda Nature Reserve worldwide. Unfortunately, the Wolong Panda Reserve was damaged by the earthquake on 12, May, 2008; after that, all the pandas in Wolong were transferred separately to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Ya’an Bifengxia Panda Base and Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base; and from 1st, Oct, 2014 the Dujiangyan Panda Valley in Dujiangyan opened to visitors, also a new panda base near Wolong named Wolong Shenshuping Panda Basewas also completed in 2014 with 32 pandas living there now, so at present there are 5 major panda bases operating normally in Sichuan. 
Chengdu Panda Base, abbreviated from Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, is the closest panda base from downtown Chengdu, which makes it the mostly visited one in Sichuan, visitors including Michelle Obama, Jackie Chan, Yaoming and etc. If you do have a tight schedule in Sichuan and want to see pandas, this base is the best choice.
For people who have only one day in Chengdu, we supply an ideal trip which has covered two most popular things to do - see the giant panda and visit the world famous heritage site - Leshan Giant Buddha. Book a Sichuan panda tour today to help save this rare species and see for yourself why pandas have captivated the world.

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  • ● 07:00 -- 08:00  a.m:        Pick up from the hotel 
  •  08:30 -- 08:40  a.m         Arrive at Panda Breeding Base before (40 minutes’ drive)
  • ● 08:30 -- 11:00  a.m.        Visit the panda area,    
  • ● 11:00 a.m -- 01:00  p.m. Head to leshan (160 km    2 hr )
  • ● 01:00-- 02:00  p.m.         Luncn at an authentic local restaurant
  •  02:00-- 04:00  p.m.         Arrive at Leshan Giant Budda follow your guide down a twisting trail toward

                                               the left side of the mammoth monumen when you reach the bottom, gasp at 

                                               the  233 feet height of the largest carved Budddha in the entire world and 

                                              capture fantastic photographs of the sacred site

  • ● 04:00--06:00 p.m            Back to Chengdu around 6p.m



  • ● English-speaking guide
  • ● Entrance fee to panda breeding center and Grand Buddha
  • ● Transportation by minivan or ourist bus depending upon the groups size
  • ● Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • ● Travel accident insurance


  • ● Meals (RMB 50/person, optional)
  • ● Gratuities are hightly appreciated but not requested)
  • ● Payment transaction commission charged by bank or third-party
  • ● Anything doesn't listed in the inclusions. 


  •  ● Boat cruise on Minjiang river (CNY 70)
  •  ● Sichuan operal face-changing show (CNY 150--260 )


Please email  redearthtour if you need to cancel your booking. ,Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 3 days in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time

  •  Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • ● Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, we will contact you to verify your exact pickup time 
  •    at previours night
  • ● Depart Chengdu on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from April to October.
  • ● Depart Chengdu on every Saturday from November to March
  • ● This tour ends at approximately 17:00 . We can book you post tour accomodation at our gateway 
  •    hotel  if  required.