Full-Day Tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village from Xi'an

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  • Location: Xian, China
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5335XIASIC_1

Travel back in time to three different time periods in Xi’an! 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. You’ll 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.


  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included

Take a ride in an air-conditioned bus and travel back in time to prehistoric China! On this full-day guided tour from Xi’an, 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 Huang’s 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 you’ve 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.

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Full-Day Tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village from Xi'an

The Terracotta Warrior in the Museum


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


  • Gratuities (optional)

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be over the age of 2

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Reviewed by: ash, June 2015

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.

Reviewed by: Stephen W, November 2012

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.

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Tour code: 5335XIASIC_1