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

  • 8 hours
  • Every day
  • Group tour



Have you heard: the Buddha is a mountain, and the mountain is a Buddha?! On this tour, you will gain a panoramic view of the Leshan Giant Buddha from a boat. Discover a 500-year-old town which still preserved traditional workshops and visit a 100-year-old courtyard house, enjoy tea and share stories with local people. Follow the tea farmer to learn about tea and have a try of picking tea experience. 

In 1996, the Leshan Giant Buddha was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, together with Mount E'mei. There are many more hidden Buddhist cultural treasures awaiting your discovery in this land of Buddha.


7:30 - 8:00, Hotel Pickup.

The driver will wait for you at the hotel lobby (or another specified meeting place) at the appointed time, holding the logo of Trippest and your name sign.

After all group members have been collected, you will be transferred to Leshan, approximately 2 hours’ drive from Chengdu. Your group will have a maximum of 6 people.

8:00 - 10:30, Transfer to Leshan.

It is about 2-hour car driving from Chengdu to Leshan. The tour guide will meet and greet all of you at Leshan Port.

10:30 - 11:30, Leshan Giant Buddha.

On arrival in Leshan, you will head to the Giant Buddha Park and be dropped off at the boat dock.

You will take a boat ride on the river to see the Buddha from a different perspective. The whole trip will last 15-20 minutes. The boat will take you right up to the Giant Buddha. Don’t forget to take a selfie, smiling along with the Buddha.

Standing 233 feet (71 meters) tall, the Leshan Giant Buddha is carved into a cliff face over-looking the confluence of the Dadu, Qingyi, and Min Rivers. The 1,200-year-old Giant Buddha holds the record as the largest Buddha sculpture in the world. His ears stretch for 7 meters, his shoulders span 28 meters, and each of his big toes is 8.5 meters long.

13:30 - 14:00, A Walking Tour at A Laid-back Old Town and Taste Local Leshan Food.

After visiting Buddha, there will be 40 mins drive to a laid-back old town. Take a walk around the town where traditional lifestyles still survived from the modernization. Along the way we visit traditional workshops such as blacksmith’s shop, bamboo workshop, barber shop etc. Enjoy tea and chat and share stories with lovely local people in old tea house and later drop in one of the hundred-year-old courtyard house where it’s owner are so proud of and love to share stories of the house.

14:00-16:20, Tea Plantation Experience.

A short drive takes us up to the mountain. The tea farmer will take us to the tea field, where we will learn a lot about tea from how to pick-up the best tea sprouts or tea buds, to weather conditions and different regions for Tea. Have a try of picking tea from the tea trees!

Afterward visiting the tea business family to reveal the process of making all kinds of tea, let’s sit down in front of the farm house and enjoy tea – more stories sharing and learning of tea, as in of wine there are Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir in tea as well!

16:30 - 18:30, Transfer back to Chengdu.

Going back to your hotel in Chengdu will normally take about 2 hours. We will transfer you there at the end of the tour.

If you need to catch a flight or a train after the tour, we will be more than happy to help you arrange it. We suggest you take flights departing after 10 pm or trains departing after 9:30 pm. Please click here to book the airport transfer for your onward flight.

Know before you book

What's included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off services are available within the 3rd Ring Zone of Chengdu City.
  • English-speaking professional tour guide service.
  • Boat ticket for Leshan Giant Buddha.
  • A walking tour at an old town.
  • Family & Old house visit.
  • Tea plantation visit.
  • Comfortable vehicle with air-condition
  • Lunch

What's excluded?

  • Gratuities
  • Climbing for the Leshan Giant Buddha.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Hotel accommodation.
  • Airport transfer.

What do I need to bring?

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 5 minutes prior to your scheduled pick up time. 

What need to note?

A moderate walking is involved. Wearing comfortable shoes are recommended. 

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 48 hours or less before event
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