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Tour Overview

This journey will take you through the enchanting landscapes and geological wonders surrounding Xi’an. The Yan’an travel route allows you to visit the awe-inspiring Yucha Grand Canyon, where vibrant rock formations create a breathtaking backdrop. Discover the artistic splendor of Flaming Danxia and Geocentric Danxia, followed by a cable car ride to Huifeng Village for panoramic views of Yellow River Shequ National Geological Park. End your adventure at Hukou Waterfall, the Yellow River’s magnificent cascade. Immerse yourself in history and culture while exploring Yan’an city, completing an enriching experience of natural beauty and historical charm.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore the Yucha Grand Canyon’s stunning rock formations and immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty.
2. Witness the vibrant hues of Flaming Danxia and Geocentric Danxia, where nature’s artistry comes to life.
3. Take a cable car to Huifeng Village for panoramic views of Yellow River Shequ National Geological Park.
4. Stand in awe of Hukou Waterfall, the Yellow River’s grandest cascade, a true marvel of nature’s power.
5. Experience the historical charm of Yan’an city and admire its night view from the captivating Baota Mountain.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. In the morning, your exciting journey begins in Xi'an, one of China's ancient capitals. After a delightful breakfast, your friendly guide will pick you up from your accommodation. The road trip to Yucha Grand Canyon is an adventure in itself, offering picturesque landscapes of rolling hills and rural scenery.

    After a 4.5-hour drive, you'll arrive at the stunning Yucha Grand Canyon. The canyon is renowned for its magnificent rock formations, colorful cliffs, and breathtaking vistas. As you enter the canyon, be prepared to be mesmerized by the wonders of nature.

    Yucha Grand Canyon
    Yucha Grand Canyon

    A delectable lunch awaits you at a local restaurant, allowing you to savor authentic regional flavors. With renewed energy, you have nearly 4 hours to explore the Yucha Grand Canyon. Walk along well-marked trails, traverse over wooden bridges, and capture stunning photographs of the remarkable geological formations.

    In the late afternoon, you'll leave the Yucha Grand Canyon and proceed on a 1.5-hour drive to Yan'an City, a city of historical significance in China's revolutionary history. As the evening approaches, you have the freedom to explore Yan'an on your own. Don't miss the opportunity to ascend Baota Mountain, where you can witness a mesmerizing panoramic view of the city lights glittering in the twilight.

    Meal: Lunch

    Accommodation: in Yan'an

  2. After a hearty breakfast in your hotel, get ready to embark on another day of exploration. A 2-hour drive will take you to the enchanting Wavy Valley, a hidden gem with a diverse array of geological wonders.

    Shaanxi Wavy Valley
    Shaanxi Wavy Valley

    The first stop is the Flaming Danxia Scenic Area, named for its brilliant red rock formations. Stroll along the pathways surrounded by vibrant hues, and admire the intricate shapes carved by nature over millions of years.

    Next, you'll head to the Geocentric Danxia Scenic Area, where the landscape showcases a symphony of colors, including orange, yellow, and green. The unique patterns and layers of rocks will leave you in awe of the Earth's artistic prowess.

    Continue your journey to the Water Danxia Scenic Area, where water has shaped the rocks into beautiful, flowing formations. Explore the water-eroded features and take in the serene beauty of this tranquil setting.

    As the day winds down, return to Yan'an city, where you can spend another relaxing evening exploring its cultural sites, trying local delicacies, or simply soaking in the ambiance of this historically significant city.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Yan'an

    Yanan Baota Mountain
    Enjoy the night view of Yan'an City

  3. After breakfast, you'll embark on a 2.5-hour drive to the Yellow River Shequ National Geological Park, a place of natural wonder and geological marvels.

    At the park, your first destination is Qiankun Bay, where the Yellow River flows majestically, carving its way through the landscapes. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the riverbank, taking in the serenity and grandeur of the surroundings.

    Next, you'll visit Qingshui Bay, an area known for its cable car ride to Huifeng Village. Experience an exciting aerial journey with stunning views of the Yellow River and the surrounding valleys as you ascend to the charming village perched atop the mountains.

    Yellow River Shequ National Geological Park
    Yellow River Shequ National Geological Park

    In the afternoon, you'll be escorted to nearby Yanchuan County for an overnight stay. Yanchuan County is known for its hospitality and tranquil environment, making it an ideal place to rest and rejuvenate after a day of exploration.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Yanchuan County

  4. On the final day of your adventure, after a delightful breakfast, you'll embark on a 160km drive to Hukou Waterfall, a natural wonder that leaves visitors in awe.

    Hukou Waterfall is the largest waterfall on the Yellow River and a spectacular sight to behold. If you're visiting between May and October, you'll witness the waterfall in its full splendor. However, even during the cold winter months, the frozen landscapes and glaciers cascading down the cliffs offer a breathtaking and unique experience.

    Hukou Waterfall
    Hukou Waterfall

    After savoring the beauty of Hukou Waterfall, it's time to begin the 4-hour drive back to Xi'an, marking the end of your memorable journey through the fascinating landscapes and geological wonders of the region.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price Includes

  • 3 nights' accommodation in local hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to/off Xi'an;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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