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7 Days Ancient Culture and New Year's Exploration Tour

Tour Route:
Xian (Terracotta Warriors)→ Chengdu(panda)
Trip Highlights:
Panda
Panda Bear

This tour brings you to two most famous Chinese cities for their long history and delicious food

  • Visit Xian, the ancient capital for twelve dynasties in China, experiencing the grandeur of Chinese Emperor from the first dynasty as you visit the monumental Terracotta Army that stands to protect his tomb.
  • Chengdu, "Heavenly State" in China, gathers the essence of various nature wonders and delicious Chinese snacks. In Chengdu, you can enjoy what you want.
  • Get a close-up look into the life of endangered Giant Panda as you visit Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu, home to babies bred in captivity, adolescent and adult pandas.
  • Enjoy the lunar New Year's exhibit of lanterns with local people of Chengdu, sitting in the tea house to have a cup of tea and absorb the special leisure atmosphere there.
  • Taste the most famous Spicy Hot Pot, which is an absolute must for any visit to Sichuan, for a full blown hot pot experience.
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Tour Code: NY-04
Dates: From January to March. You may decide when to start on your way and where to linger a litter longer.
Tour Customizable: Absolutely. Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form. Let us take care of the details in your tour. Our custom service is free.
Starts/Ends: Xian/Chengdu
Trip Type: Culture & History Journey
Activity Level: Easy walking
Special Experience:
  • Feel the heated  New Year atmosphere in the amazing Terracotta Warriors & Horses city - xian
  • Get your New Year special gifts from your tour
  • Get close to the adorable giant pandas and cradle baby pandas in your arms
  • Appreciate the wonderful New Year lantern show on the Great City Wall

Day-by-day Itinerary

Price & Included Features
Day 1 Arrival Xian
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by yourself
Accommodation:Bell Tower Hotel
Red Packet

You are going to be a lucky guy upon your arrival in Xian. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your warm hotel. On the way, you will receive a Chinese way of New Year greeting, a Red Packet (a red envelope enclosed ¥50  lucky money), a Chinese New Year Painting, and a Chinese Knot, from your lovely and considerate tour guide. These gifts symbolize fortune and wealth wishing you a good luck in the year to come. (Know more Chinese New Year decorations) The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into the heated Chinese New Year atmosphere in the city. (Specific information about the Chinese New Year)

Day 2 Xian
Sites visited: Ancient City Walls ,Big Wild Goose Pagoda,Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Gala Event: New Year Lantern Fair
Accommodation:Bell Tower Hotel
Ancient City Walls

In the morning, you will visit the life-size Terracotta Warriors, China's first emperor's incredible underground army made to protect him in afterlife.

After lunch, you sightseeing today will be carried on to the Ancient City Wall of Xian. It is the largest ancient city-defensive construction in the world. The New Year Lantern Fair will be held during the nights on the city wall. Then you will be escorted to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is regarded as the most precious Buddhist Pagoda in China and the symbol of Xian city.

In the evening, your tour guide will bring you back to the Ancient City Wall to join the New Year Lantern Fair, which is an interesting activity in Chinese New Year Lantern Festival .

Day 3 Xian / Chengdu
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by China Odyssey Tours g
Sites visited: Great Mosque,Muslim community
Special Dinner: Chuan Food
Accommodation:Tian Fu Sunshine Hotel
Chuan Food

After breakfast, you will visit the Great Mosque and Muslim community before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu. Your tour guide in Chengdu will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will have the famous hot spicy "Tongue Numbing" Sichuan dishes for your dinner. Get your mouth and tongue prepared for the challenge.

Day 4 Chengdu / Leshan / Mt. Emei
Sites visited: Baoguo Temple,Giant Buddha ,Mt. Emei
Accommodation:Hongzhushan Hotel
Leshan Giant Buddha

On this day you will be driven about 2 hours to Leshan to visit the Giant Buddha carved out of the cliffs at the confluence of the Dadu, Minjiang and Qingyi Rivers.

You will be taken to Mt. Emei to visit Baoguo Temple, where is famous for the ancient bronze bell.

You will stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei. It is the highest of China's four holy Buddhist Mountains. It is well-known for its sunrise, sea of clouds and the adorable monkeys. Enjoy your stay in Mt. Emei.

Day 5 Emei / Chengdu
Sites visited: Golden Summit,Mt. Emei,Qingyinge,Wannian Temple
Accommodation:Tian Fu Sunshine Hotel
Mt.Emei

Today you will tour the Mt. Emei to see its extraordinary natural scenery by taking the cable car up to the Golden Summit and the Wannian Temple. Then you will walk to Qingyinge - China's biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys before back to Chengdu.

Day 6 Chengdu
Sites visited: Giant Panda Breeding Research Base,Wenshu Temple
Special Dinner: Chuan Food
Gala Event: New Year Lantern Fair
Accommodation:Tian Fu Sunshine Hotel
Panda Bear

The tour on this day will bring you to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base first. You will see many adorable pandas in close distance, even get chance to cradle baby pandas in your arms.

Followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house to have a cup of tea and absorb the special leisure atmosphere of Chengdu.

China celebrates the first full moon of the year with Spring Lantern. So in the evening, you could enjoy the lunar New Year's exhibit of lanterns in the park. When you tired or hungry, you could relax yourself with the delicious local snacks,and appreciate the folk shows. It is a good chance to view real life of Chinese people today.

Day 7 Chengdu / Departure
Transfer via: Domestic flight arranged by yourself

Free until you local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight. Please double check your suitcase before you leave your hotel.

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Price & Included Features

Price & Included Features

As the private tour goes, the price of each person differs in the size of the group, the hotel rating and the domestic flight price. Because our tour has no fixed departure date, there are no international tickets in our quoted price. You could choose the date you arrive in China depends your need. No matter when are you arrive, we will arrange your tour flexible. So you need to get a custom price quote for this tour from travel consultants, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us detailed information you could think in your tour. Our online travel consultants will help you to design a perfect private tour for you. The travel consultants' tour planning service is totally free! All things you do is just enjoy our talented travel consultants' tailor made itinerary.

What's included ?

  • China domestic flights as specified in the itinerary
  •  Accommodations: for 6 nights at 4 star hotels, in comfortable twin-bedded rooms with a private bath, air-conditioning, television, telephone and minibar.
  • 12 meals: 5 full breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinner (included Sichuan local dishes)
  • Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers
  •  A local English-speaking guide in each city
  •  Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
  • Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers

Accommodation

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Location: 110 Nan Da Jie, Lian Hu Dist, Xi'an 710001, China. It is located right in the city center.
Rooms: 321
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon
Location: No. 2 Taisheng Bei Road,Chengdu, China, 610017. It is situated in the bustling city center.
Rooms: 224
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 1:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon
Location: Baoguo Temple (Baoguo Si), Emeishan China 614201. It is located at the foot of Emei Mountain.
Rooms: 500
Rates From:
Average Size of Standard Room:
Bed Types: 2 queen
Check-in: 2:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 noon

Meals

Meals (Click this button to find more details)

If you have any specific requirements for food, for example, vegetarian, vegan or food allergies, feel free to tell us! The things you do just write down your problem on the inquiry form so that we could arrange you the special accommodations according to your situation in advance. If you are a gourmet, China Festival Tours could be your perfect culinary guide and take you to enjoy all the delicious local food and the world famous cuisine. Enjoy your tour in China Festival.

Breakfast - You will have your nutritious breakfast in the hotel you live. The hotel provides both Chinese and western dishes to meet every diner's taste. The menu include: Bacon and Sausage Sandwich, Scrambled Egg, Hot Milk, Noodles and Congee etc.

Lunch - Lunch will be served in one of the Chinese restaurant near the scenic spots. You could taste many of Chinese delicious cuisines, just like: Crispy Chicken, Mushroom Ducks, Mapo Tofu, Steamed Beef etc.

Dinner - If you want to eat the local special food for supper, our enthusiastic travel consultant will introduce a good place for you to enjoy the mouthwatering local food ahead of time, just like the Beijing Duck, Xian dumplings and the Sichuan hot pot etc. You could still let your considerate tour guide to recommend a nice place for you.

Transfer and Transport Service

Transfer and Transport Service(Click this button to find more details)

Every China Festival Tours' tours are Private Tours. Travelers will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Even if a traveler is traveling alone, they will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver. Each of our Tour Guides must meet rigorous standards and are licensed, very knowledgeable, and extremely experienced. Each of our drivers must also meet our standards and are patient and have years of experience. Each of the vehicles used by China Festival Tours is newer luxurious MPVs and each traveler's private vehicle is included in the price of their tour.

As always, the above tours can be fully customized to fit your travel plans. Discuss your trip with our experts and enjoy personalized service, and you can build your exact dream trip.

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Travelers will have their own personal Tour Guide and Driver.  The prices for this private tour are affordable. They are up to 10% below the market average. Please contact our travel consultant for quotation.

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