Most foreign visitors’ main interest in Xian is the underground terracotta army. There are many other things to do in Xian. This tour will give you a new appreciation for this ancient capital. On the first day, you will see thousands of clay figures buried to guard China’s first emperor 2,000 years ago, stroll or even cycle on the Ming Dynasty City Wall, and mingle with the locals on a bustling square; on the second day, you will travel from Xian to Yangxian County to observe beautiful endangered bird crested ibis; on the third day, you will have a glimpse of lovely panda‘s life that many people always dream of, playing, eating and napping. Our helpful tour guide and driver will take good care of you and bring you a fantastic experience.
Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Xian Ancient City Wall, Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, Crested Ibis Nature Reserve, Giant Panda Alley
Transfer + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Meals + Accommodation
AM: Our excellent English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your downtown hotel in the morning and then escort you to Terra-cotta 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: After lunch, continue to visit Xian Ancient City Wall, the most completely preserved and largest city wall in China. It was built for military defense in the Ming Dynasty. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall to see the city from a unique angle. Next, we will move on to Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square which sits at the center of the ancient city. We will stroll around to admire the two magnificent towers from a distance. The Bell Tower houses a huge bell which was originally used to tell time every morning in ancient times. Now it is seen as a symbol of Xi’an. At last, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
AM: After breakfast, meet the guide and driver at your hotel and head to Yangxian County.
Noon: Lunch will be at your own expense (please feel free to ask your guide for suggestions)
PM: You will pay a visit to Crested Ibis Nature Reserve. The crested ibis was once widespread in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, and Russia. It has disappeared from most of its former habitats. Now the remaining population is found only in Shaanxi province of China. We will spend half day there and then check in at the local hotel. Please note that today’s lunch will be on your own.
Accommodation: Bai Yun Hotel (Kind notice: Since Yangxian is just a county, the service facilities there are poor and it may not meet your expectation.)
AM: In the morning, the guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and then escort you to Foping to visit Giant Panda Valley (also called Da Ping Yu before). The panda valley is located at the panda corridor of Qinling Mountain and the Buddha Mountain Nature Reserve and it has abundant resources of rare animals and plants. Here, you can see the first class national protected animals such as the lovely panda and antelope. Giant panda, primeval forest, fantastic mountain and water, and rare wild animals and plants make “the four wonders” of the Foping Giant Panda Valley.
Noon: Lunch in a local restaurant.
PM: After a great time at the panda valley, we will return to Xian.
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.