With the profound history and splendid culture, Xian is definitely worthy of your visit. With the unbelievable natural landscapes in the world, Zhangjiajie is completely your best choice to appreciate nature. Take this 4 Days Best Xian-Zhangjiajie Tour by Flight, and you will have the chance to visit famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses, explore the secretes of nature in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and meet the Bailong Elevator which is the must-visit tourist site. In this 4 days tour, you will also enjoy many other best highlights in both Xian and Zhangjiajie. Join us to discover the breathtaking landscapes in China!
Highlights of this tour: *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. *Satisfy your taste bud by enjoying kinds of delicacies and feel a different culture in Muslim Quarter. *A life-time experience to the leg-shaking Glass Bridge. *Marvel at the highest elevator in the world to appreciate the beauty of Zhangjiajie—Bailong Elevator. *Enjoy the picturesque landscape in Golden Whip Stream and listen to the fairy tale of this place.
Upon your arrival at Xian airport / train station, our local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to downtown hotel for check-in. Free and easy on your arrangement for rest of the day.
AM: Your Xian exploration begins with the world’s heritageTerracotta Warriors and Horses. Known as “the Eighth Wonders of the World”, it was found by four local farmers while drilling a well in 1974. Now it has turned into one of the most important attractions in China and the No.1 attractive site in Xi’an. The museum includes Pit 1(the largest pit), Pit 2, Pit 3, and the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses. You will stay in the museum for 2-3 hours. Listening to the explanation from the expert tour guide, you will learn the hidden story of those live-sized sculptures and history of their owner: First Emperor of Qin who is also the first emperor of China.
Noon: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: Head back to Xian downtown area for another historical highlight- Ancient City Wall. It is the most complete preserved and the largest city wall in China, which was built for the military defense in the ancient time. Since it is cycling the city, visitors can ride a bike around the city wall ( optional).
Later, continue your visit to Bell and Drum Tower Square, which locates in the very center of the city and is considered as the symbol of this old capital. Walking forward, you will come to Muslim Quarter where you will find many special local products and authentic local snacks. You can enjoy preserved meat, casserole, various noodles, and purchase some Terracotta Warriors imitation as souvenirs.
Last, transfer to airport for your evening flight to Zhangjiajie. Upon arrival, our local driver will be waiting for you at the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to local hotel for check-in. Have a good rest for tomorrow’s amazing exploration!
Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Area
Today, you’ll start your adventure with Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It’s the first national forest park in China and was included in World Natural Heritage List in 1992 for the queer forest of quartz sandstone peaks. You will see the pillars rise hundreds of meters into the sky, stroll along tranquil valleys and feel rejuvenated by the fresh air.
The first scenic site is Tianzi Mountain. There is a saying that you will not want to see any other mountains after visiting Tianzi Mountain. One of the spectacular sights is the sea of clouds after rain if you are lucky. You will witness rugged rocks and a forest of stone peaks which looks like a group of warriors listening to orders.
After that, continue to explore Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, the inspiration for Hallelujah Mountain in the super famous movie Avatar. You also can experience Bailong Elevator, the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world. You will be amazed by the speed of the elevator, only 1 minute and 58 seconds up to Yuanjiajie. When you step out of the elevator, a magical landscape painting will unfold in front of you. The massive quartz-sandstone pillars are just towering over you or next to you.
Afterwards, move on to Golden Whip Stream, one of the most beautiful sites in Zhangjiajie. The stream winds its way through the hills and valleys and got its name because of passing by the Golden Whip Rock. Just listen to the murmurs of the stream, stroll along the valley and stop to watch the fish swimming in the crystal clear water.
Accommodation: Overnight in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Area
In the morning, take a peaceful cruise in Baofeng Lake, which is the only water themed scenic spot in Zhangjiajie. Its picturesque scenery even attracts TV crews to come here. You can have a pleasant cruise watching the peaks being reflected on the lake and enjoying the folk songs from local Tujia minority girls in traditional costume.
Later, move on to challenge yourself at the longest and highest Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in the world with a length of 430 meters. You can have a panoramic view of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon while walking on the transparent glass floor. You may be scared to step on the bridge at first, but once you take the first step, you will enjoy the magnificent view of flying waterfalls, lush forests, running streams.
Finishing the adventures, transfer to Zhangjiajie airport / train station for your departure.
Friendly Tips: If you decide to take this tour, kindly please make sure you will be booking Zhangjiajie hotels in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Area. If you have any question on booking hotels,or if you would like hotels to be included in the package, please feel free to ask your travel consultant.
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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.