You’ve seen many photos of the Terracotta Warriors, haven’t you? Or perhaps your friends shared their amazing Xian traveling experience with you. If you have been thinking about doing this trip for a long time, just pack your bags and you will see everything. This 4 days Xian history tour with Huashan Mountain will take you to know more about Chinese history and culture by exploring the sites such as Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall and Hanyangling Mausoleum, and also challenge the breathtaking Huashan Mountain which is said to be the most precipitous mountain under heaven. You will feel perfectly at ease with our friendly tour guide and driver. Welcome to Xian!
2. See the amazing life-size statues made of clay more than 2,000 years ago at the Terracotta Warriors.
3. Challenge yourself to a hike on one of the world’s most precipitous mountains, Mount Hua, and enjoy stunning sunset views.
4. Have a more in-depth exploration of Xi’an’s history and culture by visiting Hanyangling Mausoleum.
- Day 1: Xian ArrivalShaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Lunch)
AM: Upon your arrival in Xian, our tour guide will greet you at Xian airport by holding your name and escort you to downtown Xian in a comfortable van.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, we will visit the Shaanxi History Museum near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The entire building possesses the architectural features of the Tang Dynasty. It houses the priceless cultural relics of Shaanxi Province and shows the development of Chinese civilization. Then move on to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built to store the scriptures and Buddha statues brought back by monk Xuanzang from India. It’s one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China.
At last, the guide and driver will send you to hotel or you can freely explore the city by yourself.
- Day 2: XianTerra-Cotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, Muslim Quarter (Breakfast + Lunch)
AM: After breakfast, our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel. Today’s adventure will begin with the most notable attraction Terracotta Warriors and Horses which is known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World”. Standing in front of the three pits, you will feel like traveling back to the Qin Dynasty.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, we will go back to downtown and visit Ancient City Wall, the best-preserved and largest city wall in China. It was built in the Ming Dynasty for military defense. It provides invaluable materials for the research of the history and architecture in that period. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. Today’s tour will end at the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square and the nearby Muslim Quarter where you can take a leisurely stroll and optionally try some local snacks.
Then return to your hotel.
- Day 3: Xian-Mt. Huashan-Xian by CarMt. Huashan (Breakfast)
AM: In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. After about 2 hours’ driving, we will arrive at Mount Huashan. First, we will take a cable car up the North Peak where you will start your own hiking. The guide will leave you to freely explore the mountain. On the top of the mountain, there are several spots such as Taoist temples, sculptures and engravings. You will enjoy yourself so much on the 4 peaks. After you reach the Gold Lock Pass, you can buy a golden lock and lock it on the iron chains. Visitors usually do this to pray for safety and health. It must be marvelous scenery with thousands of golden locks on the iron chains. On the Middle Peak (Jade Maiden Peak), you can immerse in its supernatural atmosphere. It must be fantastic and amazing to watch the sunset with your own eyes if you are lucky. Then you will move on to the East Peak, the South peak and the West Peak. You can breathe the fresh air on the Mount Huashan! Our tour guide will meet you at the North Peak and take the cable car to the foot of the mountain together.
Noon: The lunch is on your own since there is no restaurant on mountain top. We would like to suggest you prepare some food and bottled water for the whole climbing.
PM: Enjoy your free time on the mountain top. At about 17:00, the driver will wait for you at the exit of the mountain and transfer you back to your hotel.
- Day 4: Xian DepartureYangling Tomb of the Han Dynasty (Breakfast)
Our tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and lead you to the Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty which is shared by the fourth emperor of the Han dynasty Liu Qi and his Empress Wang. This place is famous because it is the first complete underground museum with advanced relic protection technology in the world.
At the end of this Xian history tour with Huashan Mountain, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination. Wish you a pleasant journey!
- All entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
- 2 Chinese-style lunches
- Centrally located hotel with breakfast
- Excellent English-speaking tour guide and skillful driver
- One bottle of mineral water per person per day
- Personal expenses and optional activities such as bike riding on the City Wall
- Gratuities (recommended)