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Tour Overview

Xian is no doubt a must-visit city in China with the famous Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and more. Tailored for Muslim travelers, this 4-day tour is meticulously crafted to cater to your interests, customs, and preferences. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural tapestry of Xian while enjoying a hassle-free holiday experience designed to meet the specific needs of Muslim visitors in this vibrant city.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Get a glimpse into the legendary history of the construction of the impressive Terracotta Warriors with a fascinating guided tour.
2. Join the historical exploration of the World Heritage Site of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and China’s largest and best-preserved ancient City Wall.
3. Pay a visit to the Great Mosque, a major spot for religious activities among the Muslims in Xi’an.
4. Wander the lively Muslim Quarter to hunt for local snacks & drinks and experience Islamic life and culture.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Xian! Our friendly tour guide will warmly greet you at Xian airport or railway station. A comfortable van will be waiting to transfer you to downtown Xian. Upon arrival at the hotel, check in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore this ancient capital.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  2. Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up promptly from your downtown hotel in Xian. Please be ready at the designated time for a day of exploration and discovery. Embark on your journey with a visit to the Terracotta Figures Factory. Here, you will get an exclusive look into the intricate process of making these incredible figures. Marvel at the craftsmanship and skill involved, and perhaps even purchase a unique souvenir to commemorate your visit. Next, we will head to the main attraction: the spectacular Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Be prepared to step back in time as you witness the thousands of life-sized soldiers, horses, and chariots that were buried with China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the historical significance and archaeological marvels of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army

    After lunch at a halal restaurant, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It was originally built to hold Buddhist sutra and figurines of the Buddha that Xuanzang brought back from India in the Tang Dynasty, 652 A.D. Now there is a big square divided into North Square and South Square, surrounding the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The design of the buildings and statues on the squares is in Tang style, showing people the glory of that great time. It's busier in the evening when many activities with Tang elements are held by local amateurs. You will have time to wander around there after visiting the Pagoda.

    After today's tour, you will be escorted back to the hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xian
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  3. In the morning, pick you up from the hotel and drive to visit Xian City Wall, a remarkable structure that has withstood the test of time. Built during the Ming Dynasty, this well-preserved structure encapsulates centuries of history within its massive ramparts. As you walk atop the wall, feel the echoes of the past and appreciate the panoramic views of the city that have witnessed the ebb and flow of time. You have the option to pay extra and ride a bike on the top of the City Wall, providing a unique perspective of the city.

    After lunch, head to the historic heart of the city to visit the Great Mosque, a masterpiece of Chinese Islamic architecture. Marvel at the combination of traditional Chinese and Islamic styles as you explore the beautifully landscaped courtyards and intricate prayer halls. Take a moment for prayer and reflection, immersing yourself in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred site. Then, hop on a delightful culinary journey through the bustling streets of the Muslim Quarter. Sample a variety of local snacks, from savory lamb kebabs to sweet and sticky desserts. Engage with friendly local vendors, learn about the unique ingredients, and discover the vibrant flavors that define Xi'an's street food culture. Don't forget to try the famous Roujiamo (Chinese hamburger) and Yangrou Paomo (lamb soup with bread).

    Conclude your day with a leisurely walk through the vibrant Luomashi Shopping Mall. Explore a mix of modern and traditional shops, offering everything from fashion and electronics to local crafts. Admire the dazzling city lights and lively atmosphere as you meander through the mall, perhaps picking up some souvenirs to remember your Xi'an experience.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Xian Food in Muslim Quarter
    Delicious Kebab in the Muslim Quarter

  4. After breakfast at the hotel, meet the guide at the hotel lobby and go to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is the twin of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Both the two pagodas are important witnesses to the history of the Great Tang Dynasty. Similar to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda was also built to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from Ancient India by the master monk Xuanzang in the Tang Dynasty. Different from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda attracts visitors with its special charms that keep quiet and peaceful in the bustling downtown area, and have precious value in architecture and Chinese garden aesthetics.

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda
    Small Wild Goose Pagoda

    After lunch, embark on a cultural journey through Shuyuanmen Ancient Culture Street. This historic street is lined with traditional shops, ancient-style architecture, and a myriad of cultural artifacts. Explore the quaint bookstores, calligraphy studios, and art galleries that capture the essence of ancient China. Engage with local artists and craftsmen, and perhaps try your hand at traditional Chinese calligraphy or painting.

    Next, head to Tang West Market, a bustling marketplace that combines history with modernity. Here, you can freely stroll through the lively market lanes, filled with a diverse array of stalls selling handicrafts, traditional clothing, and unique souvenirs. Take your time to browse through the market, interact with friendly vendors, and pick out some special gifts for your family and friends. Don't forget to bargain for the best deals!

    As the day transitions into the evening, enjoy a relaxing dinner at a local restaurant. After a satisfying dinner, it's time to bid farewell to Xi'an as you are transferred to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport for your next destination.

    Xian Shuyuanmen Cultural Street
    Calligraphy and paintings sold at Shuyuanmen

 

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $459 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 fees to the attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 4 breakfasts at the hotel & 3 typical Chinese lunches
  • Accommodations for 3 nights
  • All private transfers between airports, sites, and hotels in a private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced licensed driver
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • China Travel Accident Insurance maximum insured amount RMB 200,000
  • Government taxes and service charges

Price excludes

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Entrance to Bell Tower (CNY35p.p), Drum Tower (CNY35p.p)
  • Cost for climbing the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (CNY40p.p)
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