This 2-day Xian small group tour will take you to Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and Mt. Huashan. You will follow a helpful and knowledgeable English-speaking tour guide to explore the intriguing Chinese history and culture, set your eyes on the life-size terracotta army made from clay more than 2000 years ago, learn the stories of monk Xuanzang at Big Wild Goose Pagoda, challenge the most precipitous mountain in the world and enjoy breathtaking scenery on the top of the mountain. No matter what you are interested in, history, culture, or natural beauty, this tour will be a great choice for you. You will have lots of fun and wish you have more time in Xian.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Mt. Huashan
English speaking guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch on the first day
AM: In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel. We will drive about 1 hour to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Before visiting the museum, we will pay a short visit to Terracotta Figures Factory where you will learn about the process of making figures and appreciate some fine artworks. There are also souvenirs like mini warriors if you are interested. Then you will spend about 2.5 hours at the Terracotta Warriors Museum. 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.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch at a nearby restaurant, we will drive by Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum on the way back to downtown and have a glimpse of it in the car. Then we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The pagoda was originally built in the early Tang Dynasty (618-907) to keep the sutra and Buddha statues brought back to China from ancient India by Master Xuanzang. Now the Big Wild Goose Pagoda area is a popular amusement place among local people.
After the tour, you will be escorted back to hotel at about 16:30.
Accommodation: Hotel in city area booked by yourself
AM: In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. After collecting all tourists, we will drive about 2 hours to Mt. Huashan.
We will arrive at Mt. Huashan at 10:00 – 11:00 am. Take the shuttle bus to the foot of North Peak and get on the cable car up to the mountain. Your guide will tell you the climbing route and meeting place. You will enjoy your free time for sightseeing and photo taking. The scenery here will definitely surprise you! We will stay on the mountain for 4 to 5 hours and you may cover 3 to 5 peaks according to your interest. And on the mountain you may experience some exciting activities like plank road. Please watch your steps.
Noon: Lunch on your self. This tour does not include lunch because there is no restaurant on mountain top. Please bring something for lunch.
PM: At about 17:00, our guide will meet you at the appointed place and take the cable car down to the foot of North Peak. Then take the shuttle bus to the exit and board our car back to your hotel in Xian.
Round way shuttle bus and North Peak cable car at Mt. Huashan
Simple lunch on the first day
Transfer in air-conditioned car
Excellent English-speaking tour guide and experienced driver
Personal expenses & optional activities
A minimum of 2 people are required to operate the tour.
The cost is based on pick-up and drop-off at Xian downtown hotel. If you arrive in or depart Xian by train on the day and need train station transfer, the extra cost is CNY100 per way for Xi’an Railway Station and CNY200 per way for Xian North Train Station.
The itineraries of two days may be done in inverse order according to the booking of other tourists, but we promise you will visit all mentioned sites except for force majeure.
Step 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours.
Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking.
Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date.
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.