5 Days Xi'an Extension to Hukou Waterfall and Mt. Huashan

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>>Terracotta Warriors
>>Hukou Waterfall
>>Mt. Huashan
>>Cave Dwelling & Dangjiacun Ancient Village
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Tour Code: CTG-XA13

Tour Description

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.

Day 1 Arrival in Xi'an - Shaanxi History Museum - Ancient City Wall (Lunch)
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.
Highlights
Shaanxi History Museum Ancient City Wall Ancient City Wall          
Chinese Zodiac Images
Shaanxi History Museum
Performance
Ancient City Wall
Cycling on Ancient City Wall          
Day 2 Terracotta Warriors - Mt. Huashan (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
Highlights
Terracotta Warriors Mt. Huashan Mt. Huashan          
Terracotta Warriors Peaks
Mt. Huashan
Pavilion
Mt. Huashan
         
Day 3 Dangjiacun Ancient Village - Check-in at Yellow River Hukou Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
Highlights
Dangjiacun Ancient Village Dangjiacun Ancient Village Dangjiacun Ancient Village          
Overview
Dangjiacun Ancient Village
Dangjiacun Ancient Village Chastity Archway
Dangjiacun Ancient Village
         
Day 4 Hukou Waterfall - Cave Dwelling - Back to downtown Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch)
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.
Highlights
Hukou Waterfall Cave Dwelling Cave Dwelling          
Hukou Waterfall Overview of Cave Dwelling Close view of Cave Dwelling          
Day 5 Great Mosque - Muslim Quarter - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
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!
Highlights
Great Mosque Great Mosque Muslim Quarter          
Praying Hall
Great Mosque
Chinese-Styled Tower
Great Mosque
Muslim Quarter          
Package Details
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.
Hotels in Xi'an City
Xi'an Hotel
Sheraton Hotel Xi'an
Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport.
With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi'an Hotel will make you feel at home.
Xi'an Hotel
Bell Tower Hotel Xi'an
Right in the busy center of Xi'an downtown and facing the famous Bell Tower, the Hotel enjoys convenient transportation and offers great service. It's only minutes' walk from the Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter and the Great Mosque, about 25 minutes' walk from the Ancient City Wall. The hotel is close to bus station, metro station (Line 2), and Airport Express stops. It's about 50 minutes' drive from the Airport.
Xi'an Hotel
City Hotel Xi'an
Located in the booming city center, City Hotel is within walking distance to the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque and the Ancient City Wall. It's right behind the Bell Tower Hotel. Bus station, metro and Airport Express stop are within easy reach. It's about 50 minutes' drive from the Airport.
The hotel is a 3-star modern hotel offering comfortable living space with simple but elegant decor.
Hotel in Mt. Huashan Scenic Area
Huashan Hotel
Huashan Hotel
Renovated in the early 2013, the 3-star Huashan Hotel welcomes every guest with its unique theme of swordsmen. All the 276 guestrooms come with vintage tone, echoing the classic lifestyle of Chinese swordsmen. A series of swordsmen theme cultural activities held by the hotel add more fun to the pleasant staying of the guests. Moreover, the hotel enjoys great traffic convenience. Right at the foot of Mt. Huashan, the hotel is merely 10 minutes driving from both the East Gate and West Gate of Mt. Huashan Scenic Area.
Hotel in Hukou Waterfall Scenic Area
Hukou Hotel
Yellow River Hukou Hotel
Yellow River Hukou Hotel is a business & resort hotel located within walking distance from the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River. The hotel building features European-fashion exterior and lofty cozy interior. Multiple room types are ready for your choice. Chinese and Western restaurants cater to different appetites. A whole set of entertainment facilities ensure your happy staying here.

Meals in the Package

-- 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

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

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Comments

Hi Nancy,

I came back to Thailand already. Have a nice trip in Xi'an, your guide, Mr.Tony is the good , polite, more knowledge for us. We're happy at Xi'an and hope to come back in October and will go to Luo Yang as his recommend. We're enjoyable by Mr.Tony and his driver.

Beside, I would like to thank you , Nancy, your arrangement is suitable for us. Next trip in October, we will come back to your service.

Best regards,

Customer: Ms. Leakhaka

Destinations: Xi'an

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Dear Nancy,

My visit to Xi'an was great. Except for the pollution - it was terrible.

The guide, driver, accommodations, tour, and food all were as I expected. I have been amazed at China's history for some time and I it a real pleasure of mine to see some of it first hand.

I make trips tso China every nine months or so and try to plan a short excursion every time. When I'm back, I will see if you have any other recommendations.

Thanks again for all your help,

Customer: Mr. Sharrock

Destinations: Xi'an

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