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Tour Overview

Yearning for an immersive exploration of Xian’s magnificent history and the iconic Terracotta Warriors? Anticipating a Muslim-friendly experience in Xian? Tailored for you, this 6-day tour meticulously caters to your needs, especially in terms of cuisine and itinerary. Revel in encounters with the Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Mt. Huashan, and local culinary delights. This journey ensures an authentic experience, allowing you to truly discover the essence of Xian!

Highlights of this tour:

1. Explore the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites – Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and hear the rewarding stories behind them.
2. Hike 4-5 hours up from the foot of the North Peak of Mt. Huashan to the summit to take in the spectacular views of the peaks.
3. 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.
4. Walk along the Shuyuanmen Ancient Cultural Street to see ancient Chinese stationery, Chinese painting and calligraphy.
5. Pay a visit to Xi’an Museum to learn about the city’s history and appreciate some exquisite relics unearthed in local area.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon arrival in Xian, your guide and driver will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Take some time to settle in and relax. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

  2. Start your day by exploring the well-known Terracotta Warriors, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. The site, located about 40 kilometers east of Xi'an, is a vast complex containing life-sized sculptures of soldiers, horses, and chariots that were buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, over 2,000 years ago. Upon entering the museum, marvel at the sheer scale of the excavation pits and the meticulous craftsmanship of each warrior. Take your time to appreciate the details, as each soldier has unique facial expressions and poses. The accompanying museum offers insightful exhibits explaining the historical context and significance of this ancient army.

    After immersing yourself in the history of the Terracotta Warriors, go for a delicious lunch featuring local specialties.

    As you head back to downtown Xi'an, catch a glimpse of the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum from the comfort of your van. While you won't explore the site in detail, it provides a fascinating preview of another remarkable historical site. Continue your journey to Banpo Museum, which showcases the remains of a Neolithic village dating back more than 6,000 years. The museum offers a glimpse into the daily lives, customs, and tools of the Banpo people. Stroll through the reconstructed houses and learn about the agricultural practices, pottery, and artifacts that provide insights into this ancient civilization.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

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

  3. After breakfast, you will be taken to the enchanting Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area. This ancient complex, surrounded by serene gardens, houses the delicate Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a masterpiece of Tang Dynasty architecture. Marvel at the intricate carvings and learn about its rich history. Take a stroll through the surrounding grounds, appreciating the tranquility and traditional Chinese architecture. Next, head to the Xian Museum located nearby. Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Xian through a diverse collection of artifacts, spanning centuries. From ancient calligraphy to imperial treasures, the museum provides a captivating glimpse into the city's past. Allow yourself to be transported through time as you explore the various exhibits.

    In the afternoon, make your way to the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. This imposing structure, originally built to house Buddhist scriptures brought from India, stands tall in the heart of the city. Ascend the pagoda for panoramic views of Xian and its surroundings. Explore the surrounding square and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere as locals and tourists alike gather in this historical area.

    Conclude your day at Qujiang Pool Park, a scenic retreat offering a blend of nature and history. Wander through the lush greenery, admire traditional architecture, and unwind by the picturesque pools. The park provides a tranquil escape from the bustling city, allowing you to reflect on the day's explorations.

     Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xian
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda

  4. In the morning, our English-speaking guide and driver will collect you from the hotel lobby at 8:00 am. A two-hour drive brings us to Mount Huashan. You'll board a shuttle bus to the North Cable Car Station, ascending to the North Peak via cable car. Along the way, the guide will share intriguing insights about the mountain. Upon reaching the North Peak, a personalized hiking route will be suggested based on your preferences. Enjoy free time exploring the peaks, and discovering Buddhist and Taoist temples, sculptures, and engravings.

    Prepare your lunch as there are no restaurants on the mountaintop. At around 5:00 pm, descend via North Peak cable car and shuttle bus, reuniting with the driver for the return journey to your hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Sea of Clouds in Huashan
    Sea of Clouds in Huashan

  5. In the morning, meet your guide and then be transferred to visit Xian City Wall, a remarkable structure that has stood the test of time. You have the option to rent a bike and ride along the wall, providing a unique and picturesque view of the city. Feel the ancient vibes as you ride or stroll along the massive wall, taking in the panoramic views of Xian. Descend from the Ancient City Wall and head to Shuyuanmen Cultural Street. This vibrant street is known for its traditional architecture and charming atmosphere. Take a leisurely walk along the street, exploring the various shops, boutiques, and traditional tea houses. It's a great place to pick up some souvenirs or experience the local arts and crafts scene.

    Indulge in a delicious local lunch at one of the authentic restaurants near Shuyuanmen Cultural Street.

    After lunch, take a short drive to Daming Palace National Heritage Park. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Daming Palace, the imperial residence during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). This archaeological site provides a glimpse into the grandeur of the Tang Dynasty, offering visitors a chance to explore the ruins of the palace, halls, and gardens that once adorned this expansive complex. Learn about the cultural and political significance of Daming Palace, which served as the political center of the empire for over 220 years. The park features well-preserved foundations, exhibition halls, and multimedia displays that bring the history of the Tang Dynasty to life. Marvel at the ancient architecture and imagine the bustling life that once filled these regal grounds.

    Wrap up your day with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel

    Xian City Wall Bike Riding
    Bike Riding on the Xian City Wall

  6. Enjoy your leisurely morning. Then, your driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby at the appointed time and transfer you to Xian airport for your departure.

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $869 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

  • Accommodation: 5-night centrally located hotels in Xian
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meal: 5 breakfasts included at hotel and 4 Hala lunches listed in the itinerary
  • Guide: Excellent English-speaking tour guides in Xian
  • Private transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle with a licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • China Visas or international flights
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance.
  • Any item beyond “Pirce includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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