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2-Day Xi’an Private Tour including Farmers’ Caves, Terracotta Warriors, Hanyangling Mausoleum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and City Wall

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Overview:

Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover by bus or taxi over two fascinating days of door-to-door touring with a private guide. See two terracotta armies, one crafted for Qin Shi Huang, the second for a Han emperor. Walk on Xian City Wall, tour the Muslim Quarter, admire Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and explore traditional cave homes. Accommodation is at your discretion: Upgrade to include Chinese restaurant lunches.

Tour Code

XA2D1N-CCM-215

Duration

2 Days/1 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Xi’an Arrival

Attractions: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Farmers' Caves, Xi'an City Wall
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

You will arrive at Terracotta Warriors Museum. Your tour guide will take you through every important figures, horses or weapons. By examining the terracotta figures discovered here, you can imagine how Qin soldiers looked like 2000 years ago. From the horse cart and weapons displayed, you will have an idea how these soldiers used to fight. If you look closely enough, you will discover that each figure has different facial expressions, which is very astonishing considering how many figures are there. Then, you will know how great this work must be and why the Terracotta Warriors Museum is regarded as the eighth wonder in the world.

Visit a local family lives in Traditional Cave Dwelling. Your tour guide will introduce to you why people like to live here. Then, depart Terracotta Warriors and get back to the city. It takes about 50 minutes to get back to City from the Terracotta Warriors museum, during which time you can have a little rest and be prepared for the afternoon tour. 15:00p.m: Visit the Ancient City Wall, there are two choices available. You can either walk or ride a bike, or even take a golf cart. This City Wall is the best preserved and most complete wall that has survived through China’s long history. It is about 12 meters high, 12 to 14 meters wide across the top and 15 to 18 meters thick at the bottom.

Proceed to visit a local family lived in the Traditional Cave and learn about the local farmer’s life. It’s hard to picture someone actually live in a cave, but there are indeed. In fact, it was pretty popular back to a few decades ago in Shaanxi Province. Believe or not, the cave dwelling was comfortable back then. It’s very cool in the hot summer and warm in the winter. Some people in northern part of Shaanxi province still live in such form nowadays.

Day 2Xi’an Departure

Attractions: Hanyangling Mausoleum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi’an Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
Meal: Not included

Get ready to be picked up by your smiley tour guide. 09:30 – 12:00p.m: Start your day tour with the only underground museum in China – Hanyangling Museum, also called Jingdi’s Tomb. It is located near the airport about 30km north of Xian City. This is a burial sight for Emperor Jingdi and his wife Empress Wangzhi. This tomb could be dated back to 2,100 years ago. You will see some of the funeral goods such as pottery figurines dated back to Han Dynasty, Luojing Stone that was used for measurement, and all kinds of stela inscribed with words.

Your afternoon tour will start with a visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s locate inside the Da Ci En temple. It was built in Tang Dynasty to store all the Buddhism sutra and Buddhism figures that Xuan Zang has brought back from India. It’s the biggest and also the earliest square pagoda that has been built. Now, it has been remodeled and enlarged like a large park. In the sunny days, local people usually come here and relax themselves. If you come here at night, you will see local people dancing, singing, children running, fountain show performing, and various small stalls setting up for local snacks.

Visit the symbol of Xian city – Square of Bell Tower and Drum Tower. In ancient times, the bell and the drum were used to strike time in the morning and at dusk because people didn’t have clocks or watches, so there is a saying ‘Morning Bell and Dusk Drum’ in Chinese. The two towers are the name card of Xi’an, as they are the best preserved all around China.

Wander in Muslim Quarter. As a block famous for its various food, although the Muslim Quarter is regarded as a tourism spot for the tourists coming from other places, the locals considered it as the place for snacks and entertainment. Especially in summer, you can find tons of local people having snacks and amusing themselves there. In fact, all the “Huifang” area is filled with restaurants, various Muslim food stalls, in which you can find the widely-praised old shops. In here, you can find the true Xian lifestyle. However, these places need your further discovery. 17:00 p.m: Finish your day tour and be back to your hotel.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 1 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned