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Tour Overview

Join our captivating 6-day journey with the Xian and Luoyang tour package, delving into the rich history of China. Discover iconic attractions such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Mt Huashan, Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple, and more. This immersive experience takes you through the heart of China, unraveling the ever-glorious history of this mysterious oriental country. Unearth the cultural treasures and historical wonders that await in Xian and Luoyang.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Visit the eighth wonder of the world – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the best-preserved city wall in China – the Xi’an City Wall, and the architectural remains of the Tang Dynasty – the Small & Big Wild Goose Pagodas.
2. Have a visit to the Great Mosque, a major spot for religious activities among the Muslims in Xi’an
3. Wander the lively Muslim Quarter to hunt for local snacks & drinks and experience Islamic life and culture.
4. Embark on an exciting adventure to the most precipitous mountain in the world – Mount Hua.
5. Be amazed by more than 100,000 stone sculptures ranging in height from 2 centimeters to 17.14 meters at Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang.
6. Learn about the origins of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin martial arts at the Shaolin Temple.
7. Visit the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist temple in China, and take in its historical background and far-reaching influence.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon arrival in Xian, our driver will greet you at Xian airport by holding a welcome board with your name. Board the car to Xian downtown hotel to check in. The rest day is free for you.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Xian

  2. After breakfast at the hotel, meet our local guide at the hotel lobby and board the car to visit the No.1 highlight in Xian, Terracotta Warriors. It is praised as "the eighth major miracle of the world". Before visiting the Warriors Museum, you will pay a short visit to a Terracotta Warriors Factory. You will have the opportunity to buy some mini warriors as souvenirs if you are interested. Then you will start today's history exploration adventure at the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It's one of the top ten places of historical interest in China. It was listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1987. Our tour guide will uncover the mysterious mask of this world wonder by showing you the hidden history of their master, Emperor Qin, and his dynasty. You will stay about 2.5 hours in the museum. After lunch, drive back to downtown for next stop. On the way, the van will pass by Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum and have a glimpse of it.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xian
    The Life-size Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Then, head to Xian Ancient City Wall. It is not only the unique and intact city wall that has survived in China but also the biggest and most complete military system of defense in the world. Next, move to Bell and Drum Tower Square which is located in the very center of the city and is considered as the symbol of this old capital. Then, you will visit the Muslim Quarter where you will find many special local products and authentic local snacks. You can enjoy preserved meat, casserole, and various noodles. In the hidden lane of the Muslim Quarter, you will visit the Great Mosque, a major spot for religious activities among the Muslims in Xi'an. You will see Chinese pavilions with painted beams and engraved ridgepoles. After all visits, transfer you back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Xian

    The Great Mosque Xian
    The Great Mosque in Xian

  3. After breakfast, you will start your tour today from the Small Wild Goose Pagoda Scenic Area. Set within charming gardens, this relic from the Tang Dynasty emanates a serene ambiance. The pagoda, symbolizing the enduring impact of ancient Buddhism, beckons exploration of its detailed architecture. Wander through peaceful courtyards, appreciate elaborate sculptures, and become immersed in the opulent cultural heritage preserved at this captivating site. Inside of Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will pay a visit to the Xian Museum to learn about the city's history and appreciate some exquisite relics unearthed in the local area.

    Collection of Xian Museum
    Tri-colored glazed pottery of the Tang Dynasty in the Xian Museum

    Next, head to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, an iconic structure originally designed by the renowned monk Xuanzang, which served as a repository for Buddhist scriptures and artifacts that Xuanzang brought back from his extensive journey to India. Afterward, come to Yongxingfang Food Street. Here, traditional meets contemporary as you stroll through narrow lanes lined with charming shops and stalls. Discover local crafts, watch skilled artisans at work, and sample a variety of street foods that capture the essence of Xi'an's culinary heritage. The last stop today is Shuyuanmen Ancient Cultural Street, a vibrant marketplace teeming with stalls offering cultural goods and souvenirs. Enjoy some leisurely free time to explore the rich offerings of this historical street.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Xian

    Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xuanzang

  4. After breakfast, our English-speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am. We will arrive at Mount Huashan after 2 hours of driving. You will take a shuttle bus to North Cable Car Station and then cable car to the North Peak. Along the way, you will appreciate the amazing scenery on the thrilling cable car ride and listen to the interesting introduction about this famous mountain from your tour guide. When you get to North Peak, your tour guide will suggest a detailed route to explore the peaks one by one according to your physical condition and interest, and also appoint a meeting place after your hiking.

    Huashan Mountain in Xian
    Huashan Mountain

    Then it's the free time on your own to enjoy the adventure here. On the top of the mountain, there are several spots, such as the Buddhist and Taoist temples, sculptures, and engravings. You will enjoy yourself very much on the 4 peaks. You will have a good treat in the fresh air on Mount Huashan! Afterwards, return to North Peak and take the same way down to the mountain by North Peak cable car and shuttle bus. Meet the guide at the appointed place and get back to your hotel together.

    We recommend that you prepare some food throughout the hike. Since there is no restaurant on the summit, lunch is on your own.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Xian

  5. Your driver will pick you up at your hotel around 6:00 for a journey to Xian North Train Station, where you'll board a high-speed train to Luoyang. Upon arrival, a local guide will meet you at the railway station exit, and a private car will transport you to explore the Longmen Grottoes. Regarded as a treasure trove of ancient stone-carving art, the site boasts over 100,000 stone statues ranging from 2 cm to 17.14 m in height. Extending approximately 1,094 yards along both banks of the Yi River, it sits about 12 km from Luoyang city, ranking among China's top three most valuable Buddhist cave and rock carvings.

    In the afternoon, continue to visit the Luoyang Museum, which showcases a diverse collection of artifacts, spanning millennia. Exhibits range from ancient ceramics and sculptures to relics from the Tang Dynasty. Immerse yourself in the vivid narratives of bygone eras, exploring the intricate details of Chinese heritage. The Luoyang Museum provides an enriching experience, inviting patrons to unravel the mysteries of this historically significant city. Finally, follow the guide to your local hotel for check-in.

    Accommodation: 4-Star Hotel in Luoyang

    Luoyang Longmen Grottoes
    A view of Longmen Grottoes from a distance

  6. Gather with the guide in the hotel lobby during breakfast to commence today's itinerary. Our first destination is White Horse Temple, founded by Emperor Mingdi in 68 AD, marking China's inaugural Buddhist temple and earning the distinction as the country's premier ancient temple. Led by our knowledgeable guide, delve into the temple's historical significance and its profound impact, gaining insights into its venerable past.

    Following that, our next destination is the renowned Shaolin Temple. Renowned not only as a crucial Buddhist sanctuary but also as the epicenter of Chinese Kung Fu, it was originally built in 495 to house the famed Indian monk, Batuo. Recognized as "the Number One Temple Under Heaven," Shaolin Temple earned UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage status in 2010. A cradle of Chinese Zen Buddhism and Shaolin martial arts, the temple hosts a captivating Kung Fu Show, a major highlight embodying the saying, "All martial arts (Kung Fu) originate from Shaolin."

    Lastly, you will be transferred to the train station for a high-speed train to Xian. When you arrive at Xian North train Station, you will be picked up by the driver and directly escorted to Xian airport for your departure flight. Service ends here.

    Dengfeng Shaolin Temple
    Shaolin Temple

 

Tour Price Per Person ($=USD)

From $919 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

  • Transportation: Xian-Luoyang-Xian high speed train (2nd class seats)
  • Accommodation: 4-night centrally located hotels in Xian and 1-night in Luoyang
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meal: 5 breakfasts are included at the hotel and 4 Hala lunches are listed in the itinerary
  • Guide: Excellent English-speaking tour guides in Xian and Luoyang
  • 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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