ETC’s 5-day Chengdu Xian tour shows you two of China’s modern yet historical cities at its most accessible and authentic best. Lovers of Chinese culture, history and archeology will be intrigued and inspired. Visit Panda Base, stroll Chengdu’s old streets and escape to the tranquil Qingcheng Mountain where the Taoism is still perfectly practiced. Then in Xian, an ancient capital and once the center of world, you will face to face with life-sized Terracotta warriors from over 2000 years ago, stand on the old city wall to look back this city’s glorious past in the era of the Silk Road.

Duration: 5 days & 4 nights

Travel Style: private tour

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Upon your arrival at Chengdu airport or rail station, you will be greeted by your private tour guide holding a sign with your name at the exit. With the window view, you will be transferred to the hotel booked in prior. Your tour guide will help you with the check-in procedure.

After breakfast at hotel, meet your guide and then set off for today’s trip. Firstly, visit Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, which is home to nearly 50 pandas, and has just inspired the Kung Fu Panda 3 movie creators to portray a secret panda village. Morning hours will be perfect time to see the pandas. They are enjoying bamboos breakfast and having fun together at the outdoor grassy land. Learn more about pandas, their evolutionary process & life habit, by visiting the panda delivery room.

After lunch in a local restaurant, drive for 1.5 hours to Mt. Qingcheng, one of the famous Taoist Holy Mountains in China and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a cable car up and down Mt. Qingcheng.

According to Kung Fu Panda 3, Mount Qingcheng is where the secret panda village locates. The mountain has been known as "the most tranquil place under heaven" and features many Taoist temples and historical sites connected by winding paths and shrouded in mist. Immerse yourself in this hauntingly beautiful, serene world.

Drive back to your hotel in Chengdu city.

Meal: B, L

Admire the Taoist temple on Mt. Qingcheng

In the morning, be guided to visit Kuanzhai Alley and Jinli Old Street. As one of the three conservation districts of historic sites of Chengdu City, Kuanzhai Alley consists of three parallel Chinese old-style alleys. Jinli Old Street is favored by both locals and travelers with laid back atmosphere. Morning time is better to avoid crowded people. Enjoy the tasty Chengdu delicacies and have leisure walks along the alleys. Later catch the high speed train to Xian. 

Meal: B, L

In the morning, meet your guide at hotel and then start today’s trip. Visit the Ancient Wall, the best-kept and longest city wall in China. It was built during the period of the Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a military defense system in Ming Dynasty. Then you will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang via the Silk Road. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, drive around 1 hour then reach Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the top attractions in China and famous for its historical significance and uniqueness. Spend about 2 hours there for the visiting with the guidance of your guide. Transfer back hotel after the trip.


  • Cycling on the Ancient City Wall - You can rent a bike at City Wall on your own for 1.5-2 hours’ cycling. What an unforgettable experience. Besides, you can know more about the City Wall. 

Meal: B, L

A USA family visit Terracotta Warriors and Horses museum

Morning continue your private guided tour to visit the Bell Tower and Shanxi History Museum before leaving for your next destination. Bell Tower has become the symbol of the ancient Xian City since it was built in 1384. From this important landmark extend East, South, West and North Streets, connecting the Tower to the East, South, West and North Gates of the City Wall of the Ming Dynasty. The Shanxi History Museum is China's first large modern national museum that marks a new milestone in the development of Chinese museums. The museum concentrates the essence of the history of China, known as the "treasure house of the Chinese nation", is an art palace displaying the ancient Chinese civilization and the history and culture of Shaanxi Province.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be transferred to rail station for a high speed train to your next destination. 

Meal: B, L

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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