Literally no one go all the way to Xian without visiting the world-renowned terracotta warriors and horses. This amazing underground army dates back to the first emperor of China. This tour will lead you to see the rows and rows of life-size terracotta soldiers standing in the pits which seem to be ready to defend against any enemy. In addition to the terracotta warriors, you will also visit Hanyangling Mausoleum to see the great treasures unearthed from the mausoleum and learn some things about ancient Chinese burial system from your knowledgeable guide. The unique part of this tour is that you will pay a visit to interesting cave house. You will be amazed by the dwelling’s structure. You and your guide will meet the host and have a glimpse of the local people’s life. An exciting and unforgettable experience is waiting for you in Xian!
Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Cave house, Hanyangling Museum
AM: At 09:00, our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel. Today’s first stop is the traditional dwelling in northwest region of China: Cave Houses. Till 1970s cave house was the most common dwelling of local people. Digging a cave out of a hillside with further consolidation and decoration will make a comfortable house which is cool in summer and warm in winter.
Next, we will head to the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World” and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the 20th century, the museum shows a surprisingly high level in sculpture. The splendid battle formation will leave you an impressive memory.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: In the afternoon, we will visit Hanyangling Museum. It is shared by Jingdi, the fourth emperor of the Western Han Dynasty, and his empress, but they have their own graves. You will admire the terracotta figurines carved as servants, riders, and domestic animals, and see the excavation pits which contain hordes of half-hidden statues and crockery through the glass floors.
After one day’s wonderful trip, your guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.