5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location:Xian, China
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Private Tour of China’s National Treasures: Giant Pandas and Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an

Immerse yourself in the cultural majesty of two of China’s national treasures on a full-day private tour of Xi’an. Encounter endangered giant pandas amid the botanical beauty of Louguantai National Forest Park, and then marvel at the ancient wonder of the Terracotta Army, a UNESCO-listed landmark that commemorates China’s first emperor. Satisfy an appetite for authentic Chinese food with a delicious lunch at a popular restaurant. Enjoy the undivided attention of your guide and convenient round trip transportation on this private tour, the commentary of which can be tailored according to your interests. 

Highlights

  • Full-day private tour of Xi’an
  • Discover China’s national treasures with your English-speaking guide
  • Visit the panda garden next to Louguantai National Forest Park to see adorable giant pandas and other endangered species
  • Tour the UNESCO World-Heritage listed Terracotta Army and Emperor Qin Shi Huang's Mausoleum
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant
  • Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour of China’s National Treasures: Giant Pandas and Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an

Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Depart from your Xi’an hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and venture to the verdant panda gardens beside Louguantai National Park. Admire the picturesque perimeter of rolling green hills and lush valleys as you gaze at adorable giant pandas in accurate recreations of their natural habitat. See them interact with other species, like golden-haired monkeys, and capture photographs of the majestic mammals. 

Next, take a seat in a charming restaurant to enjoy some authentic Chinese cuisine. Revitalized, head to Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum to marvel at the Terracotta Army, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed collection of figures memorializing China’s first emperor. Hear of the ancient origin of the sculptures, and how they were miraculously discovered during an excavation, then return to your vehicle for the relaxing journey back to Xi’an.  

Customer Reviews

Dennis F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We were unable to do the Panda portion of the tour due to the Park being closed but instead we added a visit to the City Wall, and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Rosemary was amazing, in addition to having excellent language skills she was well versed in the history of the sites we visited and added to the overall experience by sharing her personal experience of growing up in Xi'An. The Terracotta Warriors are not to be missed but all of Xi'An is well worth the time. Our driver was safe and efficient and it truly was a day to be remembered.

Ling N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The Terracotta Warriors were amazing. Once in a lifetime dream come true. Our Tour Guide Jing Jing was the best. Fluent in English and very knowledgable. I wish she could have been our tour guide for the the whole trip. Unfortunately the Panda tour got canceled because the place was closed so we were able to go see a Tang Dynasty music show and have dumplings. It was great!!! Highly Recommend

Alyson R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had an amazing day with Willow and Mr. Wang in Xi'an! The day was perfect - Willow knew all about the pandas and when we needed to arrive. We were super lucky and got to see a bunch up close. Lunch was great too - we ate with Willow and Mr. Wang so they had great suggestions we would not have known about. And then the experience at the terracottas was just fantastic. Really such a great day - Willow even set up dinner at one of the Tung dynasty shows for us. Willow and Mr. Wang, the driver, went above and beyond for us. We had many tour guides on out trip and Willow was one of, if not, the best.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Just a note to let you know I have a 5* rating to your National Treasures Giant Pandas and Terracotta Warriors Tour that we took on 7th September 2014 with tour guide Sunny. The tour had a real quality feel and Sunny was a wonderful guide keeping things moving along on track without ever making us feel as if we had to keep up with the schedule. She was a knowledgable but fun addition to our party. The lunch was really good and added to the special feel of the day.

Mary D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fantastic!!!!!! Our guide was excellent and very knowledgable. She spoke very good English and was wonderful to be with. We learned so much from this trip. Highly recommend taking a private tour.

chris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Sunny rang and introduced herself the day before the tour and suggested an earlier start time because of the Moon festival traffic - a wise choice! The Pandas were adorable and came out in the rain to see us. The terracotta warriors were stupendous and made all the more real by Sunny's engaging stories and factual information. Sunny was a joy and a flexible guide, keeping to tour timescales but without ever making us feel rushed. We enjoyed the best meal we have ever had as part of a tour and it made the whole day seem high quality and special. A long day but a fabulous tour - do it!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

We completed our tour of China's National Treasures - Giant Pandas and Terracotta Warriors as arranged today. We'd like to thank our Tour Guide, Jade & our driver. They were both very professional, friendly and helpful. Jade was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver was very polite and professional and his car clean and safe. Thanks again.

tor s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

For those who have an interest in Pandas we highly recommend this tour. The Panda Garden visited is not a zoo - so no kiosks etc - and they had many Pandas there. No youngsters though - but the site is a good alternative if Chengdu is not on the travel agenda. And our kids (age11 upwards) loved it. The tour started early to enable us to reach the Panda breakfast - so they were all active when we got there. The second part of the trip to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors was also great - the place is beyond imagination and qualify for one of the top historical and cultural wonders of the world.We had an excellent guide and also our own driver who safely took us around. And even with heavy rain during most of the day we enjoyed the trip very much.

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

We booked a trip to visit the Panda park and the Terra Cotta Army yesterday - guided and managed by your company and the guide Jade. Just want to say that she was outstanding and had the right balance between being a guide and a host. Very skilled and very caring to a family of four from age 11 and upwards. This tour was well organized and I will highly recommend to anyone going to visit Xian. We had a great day even it rained all the time. Many thanks also to the driver Mr. Wong who safely took us there in slippery conditions. We had a fantastic day with your team and I will also recommend back to Viator whom I have used many times when travelling to different places around the world.

Angela V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The guide was brilliant. He was very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The terracotta warriors were amazing!!! Had a great lunch tasting some delicious Chinese cuisine and the tour guide went over and above to make our day worthwhile.

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