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Tour Overview

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. It carries a history of more than 3,000 years. The name of the city has never been changed or the site has been moved. Samely, as the capital of Shaanxi province, Xian boasts a long history and splendid culture. This 4-day fully guided private tour offers the chance to explore the most highlight attractions in Chengdu and Xian. Join us to find out more about China.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Be amazed by the largest stone-carved Buddha in the world-Leshan Giant Buddha, known as “a mountain is a Buddha, and a Buddha is a mountain”.
2. Take a close encounter with the lovely baby pandas in Chengdu Panda Breeding Center.
3. Shocked by the grand Terracotta Warriors and Horses to explore the long history of Xian.
4. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which has over 1300 years history and preserves the Buddhist relics.
5. Have a taste of Muslim delicacies in Muslim Quarter that has so many kinds of snacks.
6. Discover the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China by cycling or strolling on it.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. After breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel lobby and then drive to Leshan Giant Buddha Scenic Area, a marvel from the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 713 to 803), is a colossal statue carved into a cliff face overlooking the confluence of three rivers. Standing at 71 meters tall, it took 90 years to complete and was conceived by Monk Haitong to mitigate local flooding. Visitors can marvel at the intricacy of this ancient masterpiece, explore the surrounding scenic area, and take in breathtaking views of the Buddha from various vantage points. Boat tours along the adjacent rivers offer a unique perspective of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your Chengdu hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Leshan Buddha Statue Boat Trip
    Experience a boat trip to admire the Leshan Buddha Statue

  2. AM: In the morning our guide and driver will greet you in your hotel lobby and escort you to the No. 1 highlight of Chengdu: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a conservation and research facility dedicated to the protection of China's iconic giant pandas. Situated in Chengdu, this renowned base offers visitors a rare opportunity to witness these adorable creatures in a simulated natural environment. Visitors can observe pandas of all ages, from playful cubs to mature adults, engaging in various activities. The base's commitment to education is evident through informative exhibits, providing insights into panda behavior, conservation efforts, and the challenges they face. A visit promises an enchanting experience, fostering awareness and appreciation for these beloved bears.

    After the tour, you will be escorted to Chengdu East Train Station for a high-speed train to Xian. Upon your arrival, the Xian local driver will greet you at the exit and then escort you to your hotel for check-in.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Chengdu-Chengde Panda Base
    Chengde Panda Base

  3. In the morning, our guide will fetch you from your hotel. Your first destination will be the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the Eighth Wonders of the World. Discovered in 1974 by local farmers drilling a well, the original site has become a museum featuring Pit 1 (the largest pit), Pit 2, Pit 3, and an exhibition hall showcasing chariots and horses. Your museum visit will last 2-3 hours, during which our expert tour guide will provide insights into the concealed narratives behind the life-sized sculptures and delve into the history of their owner: the First Emperor of Qin, who is also recognized as the inaugural emperor of China.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
    The Life-size Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    In the afternoon, continue to visit Banpo Neolithic Village (1-hour visiting time). This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world. Next, we come to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a symbol of ancient Buddhism. Originally built in the 7th century, it offers visitors a glimpse into China's rich history and religious heritage. Exploring the pagoda allows for a captivating experience of ancient artifacts, serene surroundings, and a chance to ascend for panoramic views of the city.

    Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by you

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xuanzang

  4. Start your day with a transfer to the majestic Ancient City Wall, a historical marvel that surrounds the heart of the city. Upon arrival, take a moment to absorb the grandeur of this ancient structure, which dates back centuries. Embark on a leisurely bike ride atop the Ancient City Wall, offering an immersive experience as you traverse the perimeter. Feel the cool breeze against your face while taking in panoramic views of the cityscape. This optional activity adds an extra layer of excitement to your morning exploration.

    Following your exploration of the Ancient City Wall, venture into the vibrant streets of the Muslim Quarter. Rich in culture and history, this bustling neighborhood is a sensory delight. As you stroll through the narrow lanes, you'll encounter a kaleidoscope of colors, scents, and sounds. The market stalls are filled with local delicacies, handmade crafts, and traditional goods. Take the time to interact with friendly locals, sample regional specialties, and capture the essence of daily life in this dynamic quarter.

    After a morning filled with cultural exploration, indulge in a delightful lunch at a local eatery, savoring the flavors of the region.

    After lunch, you will be escorted to the train station or airport for your departure.

    Xian City Wall Bike Riding
    Bike Riding on the Xian City Wall

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $689 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

 

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Air-condition car and driver, English-speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch
  • 2nd class bullet train
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family, or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join your group

Price excludes

  • Hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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