6 days Xi'an City tour with excursion to Jiuzhaigou National Park
This tour, from Xian to Jiuzhaigou, is really an escape from reality tour. First soak yourself in the mysterious ancient civilization of Xian's, filed with historical relics such as the Terracotta Warriors. Then head directly to Jiuzhaigou National Park a must see attraction in Sichuan. A widely known saying is that if there is fairyland, Jiuzhaigou must be it. The name Jiuzhaigou refers to the nine Tibetan village situated here. So when you enjoy the breathtaking scenery, you can also get close to the colorful Tibetan culture without traveling to Tibet.
Upon you arrival in Xian, you will be received be your local guide and driver, who will bring you to the hotel. You can relax in the hotel or explore nearby shops on your own.
Today your tour will begin with a short drive into the suburbs to visit the Terracotta Warriors, this imposing funeral art buried in the tomb of China's first emperor. Embrace this more than 2,000 years lost history with what is now called the eighth wonder of the world. See the more than 10,000 clay warriors and their chariots. The most amazing thing is that there are no two terracotta soldiers are identical, you will have plenty of time to take photos and try to find a pair that matches!
Then you will be driven back in your private car to Xian where in the afternoon, you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the landmarks of Xian. It's said the pagoda was built to house the Buddhist sutras brought back from India by Xuanzang, a famous monk. Here, you can enjoy the fabulous traditional Chinese architecture and take a bird's-eye view of the city. A short drive will then take you to the final stop of the day which is Xian's Muslim Quarters and the Great Mosque. A visit to this place will awaken your cultural awareness to this unique ethnic atmosphere.
In the evening, you can choose to enjoy an impressive Tang Dynasty Dinner Show, and an abundant dumpling buffet, before the start of the performance.
In the morning, visit Shaanxi History Museum, which is often touted as one of the best that China has to offer, with a collection of 370,000 elaborate relics. You may feel that you
have come to the ancient Xian because the museum is built in the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty. A short drive will bring you to the famous Xian City Wall, one of the oldest and best reserved city walls in China. Your local guide will help you visit Shuyuan Men, an ancient street, presenting you what a walk in into the past to see building and people's life as it was during the Tang Dynasty. You can taste delicious local foods and buy some souvenirs. The afternoon is left free for you to explore China's ancient capital city. Overnight at Xian.
Take a morning flight to Jiuzhaigou's airport, upon arrival be greeted by your Jiuzhaigou local guide and drive, who will safely help you reach Huanglong National park, which takes about two hours. Once you arrive at Huanglong, which is renowned as a for it many color ponds, which includes all the colors the rainbow has to offer. Snow-capped mountain and virgin forest will make you feel that it is really a paradise-like place. Depending on your desires and abilities, you can choose to climb up the Huanglong Mountain by foot or cable car. You will have about 3 - 5 hours to enjoy the park.
In the late afternoon, with beautiful scenery still in your mind, you will be transported to Jiuzhaigou and overnight here. Have a goodnights rest and be prepared for next days activities.
People often say that if there is fairyland, Jiuzhaigou must be one of them. Very fortunately, you will spend a whole day to enjoy its unparalleled beauty. With verdant crystal lakes, splendid waterfalls and rich flora all within this well protected fairyland forest, there is plenty to explore. Beyond the park there are the nearby Tibeaten villages, you will certainly forget all your troubles and immerse yourself in the magical scenery.
In the evening, you will have the option to attend a local Tibeaten - Qiang minority culture show. Overnight at Jiuzhaigou Valley.
After breakfast, you will be transfered to Jiuzhaigou airport and fly to your next travel city. WindhorseTour can help plan to continue your stay in China or assist in helping return home.