Full-Day Tour Of The Terracotta Warriors And Banpo Neolithic Village From Xi'an - Xian

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Travel back in time to three different time periods in Xian! The Banpo Neolithic Village gives a great background of prehistoric times, while the Terracotta Warriors and Horses display takes you to 210 BC during the time of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. Youll also visit an authentic Chinese market and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. This full-day guided tour delivers a fantastic historical and cultural overview of the province.

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Take a ride in an air-conditioned bus and travel back in time to prehistoric China! On this full-day guided tour from Xian, your first stop will take you 6,000 years in the past to Banpo Neolithic Village. For approximately one hour, tour the village and learn about the matriarchal community of the Yangshao culture through the various relics and exhibitions offered. This site was excavated in the 1950s and visitors can still see the houses, stables, cellars, kilns, graves, pottery and tools that highlight the everyday life of this ancient civilization.

Move along the historical timeline with a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. These warriors were created to guard Emperor Qin Shi Huangs tomb and protect him in the afterlife. So far, this site is estimated to have over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots and over 600 horses, and excavation is still ongoing! Tour the necropolis with your guide for approximately 2 hours and admire the astounding magnitude of the site and the incredible detail of the individual figures. Then, spend about 40 minutes on a visit to Emeperor Qin's Mausolem.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, where you can indulge in an authentic Chinese meal, exchange travel photos, and chat about the marvels youve just witnessed. After a satisfying lunch, make your way to the Terracotta Replication Factory, where you may purchase (own expense) a little terracotta army for yourself!

Return back to the 21st century as you end this tour with a ride back to your hotel by 5pm, giving you enough time to enjoy more activities around the city.

Inclusions for Full-Day Tour Of The Terracotta Warriors And Banpo Neolithic Village From Xi'an

  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Exclusions for Full-Day Tour Of The Terracotta Warriors And Banpo Neolithic Village From Xi'an

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be over the age of 2

Hotel information detail should be provided 24 hours before departure.

Local guide will contact to confirm the departure in the evening before departure day.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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8 Traveler Reviews

  • Our group of 7 first were taken to a reproduction factory to buy warrior statues, lacquered furniture and artworks (nice but not necessary), and then on to the real Terracotta Warrior pits and museum. We were told the Banpu Neolithic village was closed (?) so did the City Wall instead.

  • our tour guide Sunny was very knowledge of the region and subject - spoke great English and made my wife and I feel very welcomed - bus was comfortable and lunch was also very good and plentiful. thank you.

  • Seeing the Terracotta Warriors is a must see in your life. The day trip was well organised and the guide spoke very good English. Well worth the money.

  • must do

  • We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Our guide spoke reasonable english and was very informative. On the way back we wanted to visit the Muslim Quarter and they went out of their way to drop us near there instead of our hotel. This was a highlight of our trip to China.

  • Pros:
    - professional, informative guide
    - the warriors were incredible, and we had a few hours there to enjoy them

    - two painful shopping stops in the morning, each lasting about thirty minutes
    - we stopped at the car park outside Big Wild Goose Pagoda, had a quick look at it from outside the compound (5 minutes) and then continued on our way.
    - the tea ceremony was, for all intents and purposes, another overpriced shopping stop.
    - Banpo village was historically interesting (I suppose), but essentially just a big whole in the ground. Really didn't need to go there.

    In summary:
    Our day started at 8am and we didn't arrive at the Warriors until after 2pm. This would have been fine if we'd have spent time at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (as advertised), but the majority of our morning was occupied with mind numbing shopping stops and an excursion to the bland Banpo Neolithic village.

    When we finally arrived at the Warriors, our guide was very informative and we had a good opportunity to explore and take photos at our leisure.

    Of course, the day didn't end when we departed the Warriors - it was time for "refreshments." (A vastly overpriced tea ceremony - I would have been happy to grab a bottle of water on the way out.)

    Would have been much more enjoyable if we'd have spent just half a day touring and removed all of the horrifically irrelevant stops.

  • This was a very good tour. The only negative point was that the guide did not explain enough, was too quiet and nor forthcoming with enough information.

  • The trip was very good and insightful. The warriors are quite the sight. Our tour guide was very informative and let us spend time browsing around and didn't rush us. I would have wished that we could have spent a little bit more time at the Pagoda.

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