Air New Zealand Activities

Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi'an

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  • Location: Xian, China
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2042XASIC_01

Xi'an is home to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors Army and Horses, one of the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. This full-day tour offers you the opportunity to explore the site, where 7,000 of these life-sized figures were constructed to guard Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb. You’ll also visit the Banpo site (home to artifacts of a Neolithic matriarchal community).


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  • Lunch included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
The Terracotta Army in Xi’an 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.

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Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi'an

Terracotta Warriors Essential Full Day Tour from Xi'an

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
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Reviewed by: Colin C, November 2015

I initially thought about getting a taxi to see the Terracotta Army and get a guide there. So glad I opted for this tour instead. Our guide, Xin was very good and knowledgeable. The 6000 year old village was fascinating. The tour to the factory was good and a great opportunity to buy a momento of the day. Seeing the Terracotta Army is impressive and going to the Emperors Tomb topped off a perfect day.

Reviewed by: Jim H, October 2015

Fantastic tour and thoroughly recommended - given the time needed to travel from central Xi'an to the site of the Terracotta Warriors, the full day experience is definitely recommended. Our guide was great and even arranged a traditional dumpling meal for us in the evening and to experience a local opera

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Tour code: 2042XASIC_01