“Terracotta Warriors & Pandas” 6 Days Xian and Chengdu Tour
Visit the top 2 China destinations, Xian and Chengdu in 6 days to uncover the mysterious mask of the eight world wonder, the Terracotta Warriors and get closer to the lovely creature Pandas. Following our local expert guide, you will not only visit the shinning 2 highlights but also learn more about the 2 famous Chinese cities.
Day 1 Xian Arrival
Upon your arrival, our driver will hold your name and greet you at airport or train station if you come by train. The rest of day is free on your own disposal.
Accommodation: Hotel in Xian
Day 2 Xian Terracotta Warriors & Banpo Museum Tour (B+L)
Traveling by air-conditioned coach, you will be collected from your downtown city center hotel for the drive east. Before getting to the Warriors, you will first visit a special factory where you can see how the warriors made and you can you buy your own imitation if you are interested. Then during the driving to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, you will bypass the Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of the Qin dynasty. When he ascended to the throne at the tender age of 13, he ordered 720,000 conscript laborers to build him a royal tomb. It took about 38 years to finish, and was so magnificent that it set a precedent for future feudal rulers.
Little compares to his army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Wander the gallery to marvel at some 8,000 life-size sculptures of men and horses of the Emperor’s funerary art. Amazingly, each one has unique features.
Next, immerse yourself in Chinese history at the Banpo Museum and see artifacts excavated from the prehistoric Banpo village. Built at the base of the archaeological site, the museum also features several reconstructed houses designed to resemble the Neolithic settlement.
Finally, you will be transferred back to your downtown hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Xian
Day 3 Xian-Chengdu by bullet train (B+L)
Get picked up by our driver and guide in the morning after your hotel breakfast. Please prepare your luggage well and take it with you when you board the car because you will directly go ahead to Xian North Train Station for bullet train to Chengdu after the tour.
Today’s first stop is Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is one of most famous Buddhist pagodas in China. You will follow the guide to enter the Da Ci’en Temple where the Pagoda stands. Listening to the interpretation of your expert guide, you can immerse yourself in this bright pearl on the Silk Road with excellent architectural beauty, precious Buddhist relics, rich religious culture, and stories of the famous ancient monk – Xuan Zang. After lunch, you will get to visit the Ancient City Wall which usually leads to people first-impression to Xian: old with long history. Not surprisingly, it’s because you have to go through the gate of City Wall when you get to the city center and the bricks-made wall with 600-year-history no doubt to be remarkable in a stranger’s mind. It was built for city protection in Ming Dynasty as military defense. Next, go to the famous Muslim Quarter. It’s a paradise for the food-goer as you can find all he authentic local and even Chinese northwest area’s food here. Strolling on the stone paved street, your eyes will be well feasted, and mouth watered with all kinds of snacks alongside.
After the tour, you will be transferred to Xian North Train Station for your 3-hour train journey to Chengdu (Train D1701/15:25-19:14 or similar one). Our Chengdu driver will wait you at Chengdu station when your arrival.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chengdu
Day 4 Chengdu Panda Tour (B+L)
Get ready to start the tour in the morning and follow your local expert guide to visit the Panda Base firstly, the No. 1 highlight of Chengdu. Panda is the national treasure of China as we know and also adorable so much on planet so that many people feel happy even just seeing them eating and playing. Here is the chance for you to see the real pandas before your eyes. Chengdu Panda Base is the largest panda base in the world where you could see more than 50 pandas. You will spend about 2 hours here to enjoy the happy time with cute pandas. Next, go to Wuhou Temple, the only one temple in China which is in memory of both emperor (Liubei) and his courtiers (Zhuge Liang with other heroes in the Kingdom of Shu). It is also the most influential heritage museum of The Three Kingdoms. Jinli Street is right next to the Wuhou Temple, you can enjoy the handicraft of kneading clay and sugar painting, visit shops with characteristics of the Three Kingdoms, shadow puppets, the chopsticks shop, etc.
The last stop today is Wide and Narrow Alley. It is typical Qing Dynasty West Sichuan architecture style. You will wander at the allies here and listen to the informative explanation about the ever history and story of this places.
Finally, end the tour day with hotel drop-off.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chengdu
Day 5 Chengdu Leshan Giant Buddha Tour ((B+L)
Today let’s go to visit the largest cliff inscription of China: Leshan Buddha.
Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast and then transfer you to Leshan city for the Leshan Giant Buddha. You will firstly take a boat cruise to get close the Giant Buddha. It’s a very interesting angle for you to appreciate the great human work. Embarking after the cruise, you will step on the stairs to get a closer visit to the huge sculpture. The Buddha was started to be carved in A.D. 713, Tang dynasty and completed A.D. 803, spending 90 years in total. The reason to excavate was that the local people suffered from the flood each year because it’s special location that three rivers meet here. There was a Monk named Haitong made up mind to help the local people and started this huge work. Although it was disturbed times for many reasons, it was completed after 90 years with efforts of generations. You will surprise at how the ancient people make such huge a Buddha in old time when you see its real size.
Finally, come back to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chengdu
Day 6 Chengdu Departure
It’s time to say good bye. Our driver will transfer you to airport or train station for home departure journey.
Minimum 2 people required to operate the tour. If you travel alone, and there is no other traveler book the tour, we reserve the right to cancel the tour and will contact you in advance.
2 people of same gender share one room. If you prefer better privacy, or there is no fellow traveler with same gender to match, you need to pay single supplement.
5 nights economy accommodation (2 nights in Xian and 3 nights in Chengdu)
2nd class seat for Xian-Chengdu bullet train
Transfer mentioned above with air-conditioned vehicle
English tour guides
Entry tickets as mentioned above
4 Chinese style lunches
Airport pick up on day one and drop off on the last day
China Travel Insurance for per pax
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Guide service on the train
Any item beyond “inclusions”
Any optional item
International flights and visa
Gratuities and personal expense
Please send your travel request via e-mail [email protected] to us. You are also welcome to call us at 0086-15129005119 from Mon to Sun 24 hours.
Our real trip advisors will have your booking confirmed no more than 1 working day. We even take last minute booking if time is pressing. When your booking is confirmed, you will get a confirmation email from us, which includes the confirmed detailed itinerary with prices.
A small amount of deposit will be charged in advance via paypal for tour booking (Deposit for tours excluding train/flight/hotel: USD50-USD100; Deposit for tours including train/flight: your travel consultant will advise according to group size and itinerary). The balance can be paid to our tour guide when you are on the tour, or the credit card balance payment via Paypal latest 3 days ahead of the tour date. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable.
Our Tour guide
Over 15 years, we had built up a professional guide team. They are 100% guaranteed licensed guide. Apart from been knowledgeable, they are also friendly, fun, attentive, and flexible. Nothing is too difficult or troublesome for them, as they will always try their best to make a pleasant journey for you! You may get new friend after travelling in China!
Our Driver and Vehicle
Always makes you feel safe and comfortable is the main goal of our service. The vehicles we use are all air-conditioned and kept in good safety and sanitary condition. The drivers we use are all licensed driver with many years driving experience. More attentive, we offer you a free baby seatservice if you travel with your baby.
Inside Looking of Our Vehicle
Our Driver and Car
Food is a part of the important culture for Chinese people. China fits for all budgets. Hotels booked by us will include breakfast. Lunch is chosen at restaurant which is popular among locals, and with good environment. (All restaurants have Western styled Washroom available if this is what makes you feel headache about China) Dinner is mostly left for yourself, so you enjoy more freedom on your local food adventure or some familiar hometown food. If you are a Vegetarian, or Muslim , or allergy on any kind of food, you are suggested to inform this to your travel consultant, they will help arrange proper restaurant or food to meet your needs.