Terracotta Warriors & Horses Plus Banpo Ruins Essential Full Day Tour From Xi'an - Xian

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Tour departs from Xi'an hotels
    Dates: Daily
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


XiAn is the capital of Shaanxi Province and was the fabled starting point for the famous Silk Road. It served as the provincial capital for 13 dynasties, spanning a period of 1,100 years. XiAn is unlike any major city in China, with an intact city wall, quaint local customs and a long history, even by Chinese standards. XiAn is home of the world renowned Terra Cotta Army, an archeological site of unimaginable size and importance.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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The Terracotta Army in Xian was created to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb and to protect him in the afterlife. It is estimated that there are more than 7,000 life-sized terracotta figures and horses buried in the mausoleum, and you can see this spectacular site on this full-day tour! The museum complex features extensive exhibits, artifacts and a movie of the rich history of the site.

After your visit to the Terracotta Warriors site, enjoy a traditional Chinese style lunch. Then, you'll head to the site of the Banpo ruins. Dating back about 6,000 years, Banpo was a typical Neolithic matriarchal community. At that time, the Banpo people used tools made primarily of wood and stone. Women, the crucial labor force, were responsible for making pottery, spinning, and raising the family while the men fished. These ruins of a Banpo village was discovered in 1953, when 45 houses, six pottery kilns, 200 storage pits, 250 adult's tombs and children's burial jars, and 10,000 tools and utensils were unearthed.


Professional English-speaking tour guide

Chinese style lunch

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Admission tickets

Entry/Admission - Xi'an Banpo Museum

Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Not wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Mar-2020

    This was a fabulous day trip in Xian. It is well organized and planned and something not to missed while in Xian. The Terracotta Warriors have been well preserved and are well presented with great, close access available to leave a lasting experience.

  • 21-Oct-2019

    To see the warriors of Xian should be a must when visiting China. It is difficult to describe them: they simply are the eight wonder of the wander.

  • 23-Jul-2019

    Pretty disappointing! First, it appears that we paid too much, since another couple paid around 50€ less when they booked it directly at our hotel. During the first 2 hours of the tour we were not sure if we were on the right one, because the pick-up at the hotel was very chaotic and no names or room numbers were asked and the guide just pointed at us. When asking for reassurance, the guide did not understand what we meant and kept smiling. That's in addition to never being contacted by the tour operator in the first place to confirm the exact pick-up time. Our first stop was the Banpoo Museum and if you have ever been to an European archeological excavation site there is no need for you to go there. The presentation of our guide seemed poorly prepared and she kept looking at the signs for help. And it didn't help that the signs were in poor English as well. The next stop was the Terracotta Warriors Museum where we were shown how the warriors are made. This was somewhat interesting and the guide from the museum (Anna) spoke excellent English. We then had some time to stroll through the shop next door and later we had an excellent, but not traditional Chinese meal. Afterwards, we went to the Terracotta Warriors which were really impressive, although very crowdy and sometimes you got pushed through. Before going back to the hotel, we stopped at a Mausoleum which was more of a 20 minute walk through a garden and not really necessary. In general, the Terracotta Warriors were impressive, the lunch good but the other sites not that interesting. Unfortunately, the English of our guide was not good and therefore we did not learn any information on the monuments and could not ask our questions. An example that describes her English skills is the following question: "who the terrakotta warriors were founded?" when she actually meant "how were the warriors found?". Hence, her elaborations were sometimes impossible to understand and the receiver did not really work at times.

  • 20-Jul-2019

    The Terracotta Warriors tour was amazing! From the ease of setting it up, to the on-time arrival of the tour bus in the morning, to the unbelievable scope of the site itself, it was truly a stress-free and memorable day. Despite the fact that I had initially provided an incorrect hotel location, the tour company took my corrected location just one day before the tour in stride. The front desk personnel of our hotel let me know upon check in that they had been in touch with them, and confirmed the arrival time, thereby relieving any stress I might have had about making the morning connection for the tour. Our tour was provided in English, and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, and explained everything clearly. The tour itself, including a stop at a 6,000 year old excavated settlement, along with the actual site of the Terracotta Warriors, was extremely interesting. And the Terracotta Warriors site itself is, quite frankly, mind-blowing. It's a massive site, and our guide did a great job gathering us for explanations of things, while also giving us time to wander around on our own. Rendezvous points were clearly explained so that we all knew when and where to reconvene. The return trip to Xi'an was efficient and included drop offs at our respective hotels. One person in my party inadvertently left his phone sitting on the seat of the tour bus when we were dropped off, and between the very helpful Viator staff, in conjunction with our hotel front desk staff, we had his phone back in his hands within forty-five minutes, averting what could have been a really upsetting end to our day. I can't thank Viator enough for, their helpful staff, and for providing an amazing and educational day! I can highly recommend this tour without reservation!

  • 18-Jul-2019

    It was wonderful the visit of the worriers. The guide was nice and the driver was nice too. Place full of people but you can not miss it.

  • 06-May-2019

    This was a very disappointing tour. The guide was lovely but barely spoke any English. My partner did most of the work and ended up being a translator for the guide for most of the tour. The sites we visited were amazing and it was a convenient way of getting there but the tour itself was very disappointing.

  • 18-Apr-2019

    This is a well organised and extremely popular world class attraction. A well planned out walk through the buildings will help do some research before, spend a couple of days in the village and spa

  • 24-Mar-2019

    Outstanding! Lucia was informative and funny and made our experience that much more special. I would highly recommend this tour

  • 18-Mar-2019

    It is never late to review this site though I am now back home for almost half a year from my last years visit. The site was impressive with some 8000 soldiers and horses together. The bronze chariots are a masterpiece located in a separate building inside the large museum complex. Do not forget it check it out.

  • 19-Nov-2018

    I learned a lot at both the Banpo village and Terracotta Warriors sites. Amazing insights into Chinese (and world) history. Nana was a great guide - very passionate and knowledgeable

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