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Tour Overview

Most foreign visitors’ main interest in Xian is the underground terracotta army. There are many other things to do in Xian. This 3 day Xian tour  package with panda visit will give you a new appreciation for this ancient capital. On the first day, you will see thousands of clay figures buried to guard China’s first emperor 2,000 years ago, stroll or even cycle on the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and mingle with the locals on a bustling square; on the second day, you will travel from Xian to Yangxian County to observe beautiful endangered bird crested ibis; on the third day, you will have a glimpse of lovely panda‘s life that many people always dream of, playing, eating and napping. Our helpful tour guide and driver will take good care of you and bring you a fantastic experience.

Highlights of this tour:

1. See the amazing life-size statues made of clay more than 2,000 years ago at the Terracotta Warriors.
2. Take a bike ride on top of China’s best-preserved and largest surviving City Wall while enjoying the views of the entire area inside the wall.
3. Learn about the crested ibis in its last remaining habitat and observe the lovely pandas and antelopes.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Our excellent English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel after breakfast and then escort you to Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a must-visit Xian tourist attraction. Known as "the Eighth Wonder of the World" and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level of sculpture. The splendid battle formation will leave you with an impressive memory.

    After Xian Terracotta tour and a local lunch, visit the Ancient City Wall, a well-preserved fortification that surrounds the city center. You can opt for an exhilarating bike ride atop the wall for panoramic views of the city and its surroundings. Feel the ancient history come alive as you traverse this architectural gem. Next, we will move on to Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square which sits at the center of the ancient city. We will stroll around to admire the two magnificent towers from a distance. The Bell Tower houses a huge bell which was originally used to tell time every morning in ancient times. Now it is seen as a symbol of Xi’an. At last, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

    Accommodation:  4-Star Hotel

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

  2. After breakfast, meet your guide and driver at your hotel and head to Yangxian County, which is 265 kilometers away from Xi'an City and takes approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes.

    Lunch will be at your own expense (please feel free to ask your guide for suggestions)

    In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to Crested Ibis Nature Reserve, a sanctuary dedicated to the conservation of the endangered Crested Ibis. Home to a significant population of these rare birds, the reserve provides a unique opportunity for visitors to witness the ibis in their natural habitat. The area offers observation points, walking trails, and guided tours to observe and learn about these majestic creatures. Visitors can also explore the surrounding scenic landscapes and enjoy a tranquil environment rich in biodiversity. The Crested Ibis Nature Reserve stands as a testament to conservation efforts aimed at preserving this iconic species. We will spend half a day there and then check in at the local hotel. Please note that today’s lunch will be on your own.

    Accommodation: in Yangxian County (Kind notice: Since Yangxian is just a county, the service facilities there are poor and it may not meet your expectations.)

    Crested Ibis Nature Reserve
    Crested Ibis Nature Reserve

  3. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel and transport you to Foping to discover the captivating Giant Panda Valley, previously known as Da Ping Yu. Nestled in the panda corridor of Qinling Mountain and the Buddha Mountain Nature Reserve, this valley showcases an abundance of rare animals and plants. Witness first-class nationally protected animals, including the charming panda and antelope. The Foping Giant Panda Valley presents a harmonious fusion of giant pandas, pristine primeval forests, majestic mountains, flowing water, and a diverse array of rare wildlife and plants, unveiling the captivating "four wonders" of this unique sanctuary.

    Following your delightful experience at the Panda Valley, relish lunch at a local restaurant before being escorted back to your hotel in Xian. End of your 3 days private guided Xian tour with panda encounter.

    Foping Giant Panda Valley
    Giant Panda Valley

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $555 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
  • 2 Chinese-style lunches
  • One night 3-star hotel in Xian and one-night hotel in Yangxian County
  • Transfer in the air-conditioned car
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day

Price excludes

  • Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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