• Location: Xian, China
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Discover on of China’s most enthralling attractions on a full-day tour to the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses from Xi’an. With an expert historian guide, marvel at the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century; see 7,000 life-sized figures in ordered rows and hear of how the sculptures were meticulously constructed to honor Emperor Qin Shihuang, China’s first ruler. Discover the Neolithic artifacts of the Banpo site; appease you appetite with a delicious Chinese lunch; and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Xi’an hotel.   


  • Xian tour to the Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses
  • Get up close to Emperor Qin's Mausoleum, the site of the Terracotta Army
  • Visit the Banpo ruins dating back 6,000 years
  • Enjoy a Chinese lunch
  • Friendly and informative guide

What You Can Expect

Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi'an

The Famous City Walls of Xi'an

Depart from your Xi’an hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and venture to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of the Terracotta Army. Listen as your guide sets the historical scene and describes how 7,000 life-sized terracotta figures and horses were buried beside Emperor Qin Shihuang in his majestic mausoleum. Disembark and explore the site, marvelling at the endless rows of figures. Browse the exhibitions of the museum to gain further insight into the intriguing history of the tomb. 

Revitalize with a traditional Chinese lunch in a local restaurant then head to the site of the Banpo ruins, an ancient area whose origin is more than 6,000 years old. Marvel at artifacts from a Neolithic matriarchal community and hear of how the ruins were discovered during a groundbreaking excavation.  

After your explorative tour, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Xi’an hotel, where the tour concludes. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Rose is very nice and helpful guide. Proper instructions and details in advance were provided by her. Punctual on pick up time. She welcomed with such a friendly atmosphere, I had a fantastic start! The tour was extremely good, very flexible appreciate this! and for that, she deserves a special thanks. I had two great days there, which obviously also added up to the experience.

Rose is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide recommendable!. I truly enjoyed Terracotta essentials trip with her. She provided all the information on the day trip. She also has great patience. The car was very comfortable and clean. She arranged good quality water and western style food in advance. Also helped with all the tickets and other stuff required for the day. The driver was very good with knowledge of all local spots. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relief to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. The city wall on the end was a great way to end the tour.

The atmosphere is so special that it really felt like home to me. All respect for Rose who does a great job there a true sample of an excellent tour guide!

Many thanks again and I recommend Hantang International Travel to everyone! Thanks for the services.

Dianne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

it was surreal!

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

No doubt I'd recommend this. Small van. Cozy group of 5 and a fantastic tour guide, whose name I can't recall in Chinese, but went by Lucy. She speaks perfect English we discussed politics and history, she is thoughtful and funny. Made our day wonderful. The trip was organized and pleasant. Being American, I can moan this was good.

kishlaya m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

very worthy tour! Lucia was a great guide. they take you to Bampo site first which is 6000 years old, this place has great historic significance. followed by lunch and then to terra cotta army site. The site has 3 pits which are open to public. The pit 1 is marvellous as you see through the remains of a rich history legacy. must visit site in China to understand the essence of culture and history of china. overall the tour was very well organised with no issues at all.

Jim S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

excellent tour guide and wonderful experience...loved every minute of it

Lia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Truly amazing, well worth it.

Leslie Yesenia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Amazing tour guide Amy!!! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Even offered to help us with tips after the tour.

Chanda Lee New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Thank you! Had such a good time. The tour guide she was very friendly and knowledgable. I really enjoyed it!

Chris H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

It was my third time to see the warriors. Just great despite the crowds. Amazing stuff!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

We had a great guide who spoke very good English and provided us with important details about the history of the Warriors. Whilst there were many people present at the Warriors enclosure our guide was able to move us through in a manner that ensured we avoided the big groups.

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