Xian Mt. Huashan
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Tour Overview

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-day private Xian tour with Huashan Mountain will take you to learn more about Chinese history and culture by exploring sites such as Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, Hanyangling Mausoleum, and 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!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Marvel at the priceless cultural relics and learn about the development of Chinese civilization at Shaanxi History Museum.
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-by-day Itinerary

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  1. 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.

    After lunch, we will visit the Shaanxi History Museum, which showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Shaanxi province. Founded in 1991, the museum houses over 1.7 million artifacts spanning centuries, including ancient bronzes, ceramics, and terracotta warriors from the nearby Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Visitors can explore exhibits that highlight the region's dynastic history, art, and technology, offering a comprehensive journey through Shaanxi's past. The museum provides a captivating experience for those interested in China's profound historical legacy.

    Continue your private Xian tour, moving to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a significant Buddhist landmark built in the 7th century. Originally constructed to house Buddhist scriptures, the pagoda now stands as a symbol of ancient Chinese architecture. Visitors can ascend the pagoda for panoramic views of Xi'an, explore the surrounding gardens, and learn about the historical and cultural importance of this iconic structure.

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xian
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    At last, the guide and driver will send you to the hotel or you can freely explore the city by yourself.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  2. 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, a marvel discovered near Xi'an, China, consisting of thousands of life-sized clay soldiers and horses buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, in 210 BCE. Crafted with remarkable detail, each warrior is a testament to ancient craftsmanship. The archaeological site offers a fascinating glimpse into the emperor's quest for immortality and military prowess. Visitors can witness the meticulously arranged soldiers, archers, and chariots, marveling at the scale of this archaeological wonder and its pivotal role in China's imperial history.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian

    After lunch, we will go back downtown and visit the Ancient City Wall, the best-preserved and largest city wall in China. It was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) for military defense. It provides invaluable materials for the research of the history and architecture of that period. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. Then, we will head to the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square. Nestled at the heart of Xi'an, China, the Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square stands as a vibrant cultural hub. Dating back to the Ming dynasty, the Bell Tower and Drum Tower are iconic symbols of the city's historical legacy. The structures showcase traditional Chinese architecture and once served as timekeeping instruments. Surrounding the square are lively markets, offering a glimpse into local life. Visitors can immerse themselves in the rhythmic beats and explore the dynamic blend of history and contemporary energy that defines this central Xi'an landmark.

    Today's tour of Xian will end at the nearby Muslim Quarter, a bustling enclave, steeped in history and culinary delights. As an integral part of the ancient Silk Road, this vibrant neighborhood showcases a harmonious blend of Chinese and Islamic cultures. Visitors can wander through narrow alleys lined with lively market stalls, sampling a diverse array of street food and experiencing the rich tapestry of traditions that define this captivating district.

    Xian City Wall Cycling
    Our customers ride on the City Wall in February 2023

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  3. In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. After about 2 hours of driving, we will arrive at Mount Huashan.

    First, we will take a cable car up the North Peak where you will start your 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 yourself in its supernatural atmosphere. It must be fantastic 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.

    Huashan Mountain in Xian
    Huashan Mountain

    The lunch will be on your own since there is no restaurant on the mountain top. We would like to suggest you prepare some food and bottled water for the whole climb.

    Enjoy your free time on the mountain top. At about 5:00 PM, the driver will wait for you at the exit of the mountain and transfer you back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  4. Our tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and lead you to the Yangling Mausoleum of the Han Dynasty, a captivating archaeological site dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (202-8 BC). Unlike the renowned terracotta warriors, this mausoleum is a unique burial complex for Emperor Jing and Empress Wang. You will explore the intriguing underground chambers, where life-sized terracotta figures of servants and animals provide insights into ancient burial rituals. The site offers a lesser-known but equally fascinating glimpse into China's imperial history.

    Xian Hanyang Mausoleum
    Hanyang Mausoleum

    At the end of this 4-day classic Xian tour guide with Huashan Mountain, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination. Wish you a pleasant journey!

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $719 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
  • Centrally located hotel with breakfast
  • Excellent 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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