The 5-day tour gives you far beyond your imagination of Xi'an. From human wisdom to natural masterpieces, from historic exhibits to substantial lifestyle, everything in the itinerary will serve as your eye-opener!
Xi'an, the well-kept imperial capital layout and its permanent logo - Terracotta Warriors.
Hukou Waterfall, the most marvelous point of the Yellow River.
Cave Dwelling, the most authentic dwelling layout on the Loess Plateau.
Mt. Huashan, one of the 5 greatest mountains in China.
|Today's Activities|| Upon your arrival, you'll be picked up at the airport/ train station and escorted to the downtown hotel for checking in.
After a brief rest at the hotel, you will pay a visit to Shaanxi History Museum. It is one of the 3 top museums in China, housing a marvelous collection of over 300,000 items. You'll have your eyes wide open at the treasury, and read carefully the 5,000-year-old civilization of the Chinese people.
The last highlight of today is the the Ancient City Wall. The ancient fortification is the best preserved of its kind in China. It's about 12 meters high and 15 meters wide in the upper part. You can stroll freely and leisurely on top, and see the city from above. You can also optionally rent a bike to ride along the City Wall.
|Today's Activities|| Begin your tour today with the world-famous Terracotta Warriors. Figuring as one of the "Eight Wonders” globally, these life-size Terracotta Warriors are definately stunning. Moreover, Mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, the world's largest underground tombs, is right for your exploration. By visiting these two spots, you will know much more about the mysterious funerar culture of the ancient China. |
Launch your natural exploration with the gorgeous Mt. Huashan, one of the 5 greatest mountains in China. It's located about 120km east of Xi'an, and is best known for its sheer precipices and the 12km-long winding plank path to its peak. Round-trip cable car is arranged for your landscapes sightseeing.
The night will be spent at the cozy hotel, which is situated at the foot of Mt. Huashan.
|Today's Activities||Today you will go explore Dangjiacun Ancient Village. With a long history of about 670 years, the village provides a vivid demonstration of how the villages in North China looked in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). You will find a myriad of quadrangle courtyards, exquisite gateways, archways and pagoda of literature as you step through the refined village.
In the late afternoon, you'll be guided to the Yellow River Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area and spend the night at the local hotel.
|Today's Activities|| After breakfast, you will go marvel at the Hukou Waterfall, the only yellow waterfall on the Yellow River and the second largest in China. The scene is quite overwhelming, water stirring up masses of smoke and cloud, colors turning from yellow to grey, grey to blue. Consequently the waterfall is always regarded as the symbol of the Yellow River and even the Chinese people.
Then go on to visit the Cave Dwelling is the characteristic layout of folk houses that develop from the natural Loess Plateau, which is known for serious water and soil erosion. With a family visit, you’ll see both the exterior and interior of the interesting Cave Dwelling, and understand how the human intelligence can get as regards culture of inhabitancy. Drive back to downtown Xi'an in the late afternoon.
|Today's Activities|| After breakfast, you will head for the Great Mosque, which sports more than 1200 years' history as one of the four grand Islamic mosques in China. In so many details the Muslim architecture and Chinese traditional buildings light up each other. Walk a few steps and you reach Muslim Quarter, a big stock of exotic souvenir markets and savory restaurants. Just enjoy shopping and tasting here.
The happy tour in Xi'an will be completed in the late afternoon. You'll be transferred to the airport / train station for your next destination. Wish you an impressive journey of Xi'an!
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Dining: 4 breakfasts and 5 lunches||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Tour Guide: A local experienced English-speaking guide|| Hotels: 2-night accommodation in downtown Xi'an,
1 night at Mt. Huashan, 1 night at Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area
|Vehicle: A private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: An experienced licensed driver|
|Water & Tissues: Free purified water and tissues offered per day;||Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
-- This package include 4 breakfasts and 5 lunches.
-- Other dinners are for your own arrangement
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc..
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named "Jiaozi", typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Friendship Restaurant at Terracotta Museum, is famous for the noodle-stretching performance. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine here, such as steamed cauliflower, pork and small bamboo shoots, bean curd with celery, etc.
(3) One of the best places to sample the dumpling is Defachang Restaurant. Here you can experience Xian's famous "Dumpling Banquet" where you get to feast on many different types of dumplings that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. For example there are tiny pearl dumplings, dumplings made from black rice and fruit-filled dumplings.
(4) Muslim quarter is a fascinating area where you can taste many authentic Islamic snacks, like beef or mutton Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger), northwestern style noodles, Yangrou Paomo and many other attractive snacks that will not make you disappointed. The restaurants and eateries here are serving their food in budget prices.
|Chinese Dumpling Dinner||Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant|
|Dining Hall of Defachang Restaurant||Snack Street in Muslim Quarter|