Chengdu, located in the center of Sichuan, is the political, economic and cultural core of Sichuan Province. This is an ancient and mysterious capital city. While Xian is also an ancient capital city of Shaanxi province. This tour is designed for those who have very limited time and want to visit the essence of Chengdu and Xian. Take this 2 days Chengdu-Xian tour to visit Chengdu Panda Breeding Center, Wuhou Temple, Terracotta Warriors and Horses and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. If the advised itinerary can not match your schedule, we are more than happy to adjust and provide you a tailor-made tour.
Highlights of this tour: *Take a close encounter with the lovely baby pandas in Chengdu Panda Breeding Center. *Explore the most influential Three Kingdoms Heritage Museum in the country. *Shocked by the grand Terracotta Warriors and Horses to explore the long history of Xian. *Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which has over 1300 years history and preserves the Buddhist relics. *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of Chengdu and Xian.
AM: At around 08:30, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from Chengdu downtown hotel, and your amazing exploration begins!
The first scenic site will be the excitingChengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, which is well known for the protection and breeding of the endangered giant pandas which are unique to China. The base is definitely a highlight for most visitors to Chengdu. There are adorable pandas everywhere. You can watch them eating bamboo, playing with each other, and of course sleeping. Your tour guide will navigate you through the huge area, share some information about the pandas, and help you take amazing photos.
Afterward we will pay a visit to Wuhou Temple – the memorial temple of Zhuge Liang, the outstanding strategist of Shu Kingdom in the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280 A.D.).
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After the sightseeing transfer to Chengdu East Train Station for high speed train to Xian. Met by the Xian driver and transferred to your hotel.
AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00am. First you will visit Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which lies in Lintong District. The museum covers three pits with the total area of 22,780 square meters. The terracotta warriors and horses, the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century that show a surprisingly high level in craftsmanship and sculpture. It is a sight that should not be missed by any visitor to China.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, you will move to Big Wild Goose Pagodawhich was originally built to hold Buddhist sutra and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back from India in Tang Dyansty, 652 A.D. Now there is a big square divided into North Square and South Square, surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The design of the buidlings and statues is in Tang style, showing people the ever glory of that great time. It’s busier in the evening when many activities with Tang elements held by local amateur.
After the tour, you will be transferred to train station/airport for departure.
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.