Meet your insider in the Xi’an art district, and begin your adventure. All of our insiders have at least 2 years of experience in China, but more importantly, they all have a passion for the culture. In turn, they have a wealth of knowledge which they love to share.
We will immediately transport you from the hustle and bustle of the modern city into the beautiful, scenic countryside surrounding the city. From here, the options are numerous, because each tour is adjusted to fit your interests and hobbies. Once out of the city, you will find yourself snaking through the back roads and fields (we’re not kidding when we say, “Off the beaten path”), towards your first destination, Jade city. You will see live jade carving and enjoy a wine tasting at the beautiful winery.
Between destinations, you may find yourself walking through a local market, sampling the local flavors or hopping out of the jeep to take pictures of a mass goat crossing (it happens). Next is lunch at a local restaurant, at the base of the Qinling mountains. Fishing is optional and if you are lucky, you can catch dinner yourself!
After dinner, you will discover the Thousand Buddha temple. A temple with a rich history, and as the name implies, thousands of priceless Buddhist sculptures that have stood the test of time. The way home, and probably my personal favorite part of the tour, is along a single lane road, following the peak of the mountains, with stunning views surrounding you on either side.
Your adventure awaits!
Insiders Experience takes you on tours centered in one of the four great ancient capitals of China. Learn about Xi’an as you are introduced to the heritage and history! We will take you on tours exploring the culture, local way of life, old temples and beautiful countryside!