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Tour Overview

Looking for a tour to see the amazing Terracotta Warriors? Want to know how the primitive people lived 6000 years ago? Interested in the entertainment activities of the royal family in the Tang Dynasty and the romantic story of Emperor Xuanzong and Lady Yang? This private Xian day tour will satisfy you with the itinerary including Terracotta Warriors, Banpo Museum, and Huaqing Palace.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Discover the ruins of an ancient human village of Neolithic Yangshao culture (6,000 years old) in Banpo Museum.
2. Visit the underground army of China’s first emperor at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum.
3. Enjoy the beautiful scenery at Huaqing Hot Spring and listen to the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong and his concubine Yang Yuhuan in the Tang Dynasty.

 

Your day begins with a prompt 9:00 AM pick-up from your downtown hotel by our local guide and experienced driver. Get ready for an exciting exploration of Xi’an’s rich history and cultural heritage.

Your first stop is the Banpo Museum, an archaeological gem that takes you on a captivating journey back in time. This museum is a treasure trove of artifacts from the 6,000-year-old prehistoric Banpo village, offering a rare glimpse into the daily lives, rituals, and innovations of this ancient Neolithic community. Walk through the meticulously reconstructed dwellings and marvel at the artifacts that provide insights into their sophisticated pottery, tools, and burial practices. Banpo Village stands as one of the most completely preserved Neolithic agricultural settlements globally, making this visit an immersive experience in humanity’s early history.

After an enlightening morning, enjoy a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Relish the flavors of authentic Shaanxi cuisine, providing a perfect interlude for the adventures that lie ahead.

Banpo Museum in Xian
Banpo Museum

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the iconic Terracotta Warriors and Horses, aka the Eighth Wonder of the World discovered in 1974 by local farmers. You will witness the awe-inspiring army of life-sized terracotta soldiers, each meticulously crafted to guard the mausoleum of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Marvel at the intricate details and historical significance of this archaeological wonder. Continue your exploration at the Huaqing Hot Springs, the winter retreat of Emperor Xuanzong. Nestled at the foot of Mount Li, this historical site boasts not only thermal springs but also the stunning Lotus Flower Pool. Walk through the elegant halls and courtyards, surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque landscapes. Explore the romantic tales and imperial history that add a unique charm to this serene destination.

After the tour, our driver and guide will transfer you back to your downtown hotel.

Terracotta Warriors and Horses Xian
Terracotta Warriors photographed by our customer in April 2023

 

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $139 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

  • All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Typical Chinese-style lunch
  • Private transfer in an air-conditioned car
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
  • One bottle of mineral water per person
  • This tour is only for you and your party. No other travelers will join your group

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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