Day 1 Xian Arrival (No Meal)
Upon your arrival in Xian, our local driver will greet you at Xian airport by holding a welcome board with your name and then transfer you to your downtown hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal.
Day 2 Xian
Attractions: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Banpo Museum (Breakfast + Lunch)
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in the morning. Today’s trip will start with the Banpo Neolithic Village. This New Stone Age site, dating from approximately 5,000 to 4,000 B.C., is one of the most complete examples of a Neolithic agricultural settlement in the world. Next, we will move on to Terracotta Warriors Museum which lies in Lintong District, Xian City. The museum has three pits with a total area of 22,780 square meters. Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World” and one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in the 20th century, the terracotta warriors and horses show a surprisingly high level in craftsmanship and sculpture. It is a sight not to be missed by any visitor to China. At last, we will drive back to your hotel.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Day 3 Xian-Mt Huashan-Xian
Attractions: Mount Huashan (Breakfast)
After the breakfast, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. After about 2 hours’ driving, we will arrive at Mount Huashan. We would like to suggest you prepare some food and bottled water for the whole climbing. The lunch is on your own since there is no restaurant on mountain top. First, we will take a cable car up the North Peak where you will start your own hiking. The guide will leave you to freely explore the mountain. On the top of the mountain, there are several spots such as Taoist temples, sculptures and engravings. You will enjoy yourself so much on the 4 peaks. After you reach the Gold Lock Pass, you can buy a golden lock and lock it on the iron chains. Visitors usually do this to pray for safety and health. It must be marvelous scenery with thousands of golden locks on the iron chains. On the Middle Peak (Jade Maiden Peak), you can immerse in its supernatural atmosphere. It must be fantastic and amazing to watch the sunset with your own eyes if you are lucky. Then you will move on to the East Peak, the South peak and the West Peak. You can breathe the fresh air on the Mount Huashan! Our tour guide will meet you at the North Peak and take the cable car to the foot of the mountain together. At about 17:00, the driver will wait for you at the exit of the mountain and transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 4 Xian
Attractions: Qianling Mausoleum, Tomb of Princess Yongtai, Famen Temple (Breakfast + Lunch)
The tour guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and escort you to the Famen Temple which is situated at Famen Town, 10 km north of Fufeng County in Baoji City, and 118 km west of Xian. It is a famous Buddhist temple which holds the genuine relics of Gautama Buddha (Sakyamuni). Patronized by 8 emperors in the Tang Dynasty, this temple has become one of the four most sacred Buddhist sanctuaries in China. After lunch, you will visit the Qianling Mausoleum. It is a Tang Dynasty tomb site situated in Qian County. Built in 684, the mausoleum houses the bodies of members of the royal Li family, including Emperor Gaozong and his wife, the Zhou Dynasty usurper and China’s first and only governing Empress Wu Zetian. After one hour inside the Qianling Mausoleum, you will go to the Tomb of Princess Yong Tai. After the fantastic tour, we will return to your hotel.
Day 5 Xian
Attractions: Small Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Drum Tower & Bell Tower Square, Muslim Quarter (Breakfast + Lunch)
In the morning, meet the tour guide and driver at your hotel and then head to the 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. Then pay a visit to Yongxingfang Food Street, the 2nd most famous food street in Xian where you can try some local food with good sanitary conditions. Afterward, we will take a walk on the Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square to admire the Bell Tower and Drum Tower from a distance. At last, we will stroll down the Muslim Quarter. You will see various delicious snacks and souvenirs. The guide and driver will escort you back to hotel.
Day 6 Xian
Attractions: North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Great Tang West Market (Breakfast + Lunch)
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in the morning. Then drive to Small Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the two existing Tang Dynasty Buddhist pagodas in Xian. We will have a walk in the beautiful garden and appreciate some delicate relics in Xian Museum. Then we will visit the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You may have chance to see the elders do exercise there. Next, move on to Great Tang West Market, a modern shopping market built on the West Market of the Tang Dynasty. That market used to be the major trading place of goods from western countries. At last, transfer back to your hotel
Small Wild Goose Pagoda
Day 7 Xian Departure (No Meal)
Our local driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby and transfer you to the airport according to your flight schedule.