You’ll set out in a vintage jeep for the famed Terracotta Warriors just outside of Xi’an to see the imposing UNESCO World Heritage site for yourself. Constructed for the first emperor of China to serve him in the afterlife, the life-sized army is estimated to be 8,000 strong. So far, around 2,000 figures have been excavated, of which no two are alike. They stand in three pits of varying sizes, the largest being nearly the size of three football fields. It’s an awe-inspiring sight to say the least.
Next, you’ll discover a truly local way of living with a trip to see some yaodong, cave dwellings found in the Loess Plateau, where the soil is sticky and porous, making it ideal for digging. The unique dwellings, usually built into a hillside, are still inhabited by many people today.
Hungry after all that sightseeing? You’ll have lunch in the countryside at a local farmer’s house where you’ll get an inside look into daily life and customs in the area, and get a better sense of the more relaxed pace of life outside the city.
Hopping back in the jeep, it’s time for a drive to the top of Lishan Mountain, where you can get a bird’s eye view of the Terracotta Warriors below, and we’ll spend some time at Renzu temple, a place where locals have come to pray for their ancestors for more than 13,000 years. Then, you’ll get on your mountain bike and cycle from the top of Lishan Mountain to the foot along beautiful mountain roads, passing epic scenery as you make your way down on two wheels.
Note: This tour is priced for a minimum group size of three travellers. A solo traveller or group smaller than three may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for three travellers.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation to and from the tour start point, bike and helmet rental, entrance fee to Terracotta Warriors museum, lunch, cold drinks and coffee
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking and biking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a private group of a maximum of 3 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at your hotel for pick up. Please check your hotel details are correct on the voucher. If your details are not correct, it is very important to please email us to confirm your correct pick up hotel using the contact details on the voucher. If you prefer you may also phone the change through to us during business hours.
Additional Information: Please provide us with your name as it appears on your passport, as well as your passport number, when you book this tour. This is required for visiting the Terracotta Warriors site. As well, please notify us of your travel insurance provider (name and policy number) for the biking portion of the tour. You can do this in the Additional Information box at checkout, or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the weather is not suitable for biking, we will offer a suitable alternative activity.
Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.