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Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide
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Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide

By Xian Tour Expert - Day Tour
Recommended by 96% of travelers
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
See more of Mount Hua (Huashan) in one day with the benefit of a private tour from Xi’an. Your guide pre-books the necessary tickets so that you can spend your time exploring rather than waiting in lines. While a round-trip hike to the mountain’s summit typically requires two days, using the cable cars allows you to cover more ground, reaching the summit and other scenic spots efficiently.
from
$107.06
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$107.06
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:
8–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Visit one of China’s five sacred mountains in Shaanxi Province
  • View picturesque Taoist temples and dramatic mountain scenery
  • Private guide helps to ensure a hassle-free tour and avoid the crowds
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off provided by private vehicle

  • Private English-speaking driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Entrance fee to Mt. Hua
  • Cable car
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Huashan
  • Entry/Admission - Mountain Huashan Plank Trail


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • we pick up from any hotel at xian downtown
  • Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi we pick up from any hotel at xian downtown
  • Airports:
  • Xianyang Airport, Xi'an China
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45342P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear comfortable hiking shoes
  • Please bring food, snacks, and water with you since there are no reliable restaurants in the nearby mountain area.
  • If your pick up point is from train station or airport, please provide your detailed train and flight schedule upon booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide?
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What is the Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide cancellation policy?
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Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide is hosted by Xian Tour Expert - Day Tour. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Xian Tour Expert - Day Tour on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Private Day Trip to Mount Hua from Xi'an with English Driver Guide on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 45342P1

About the operator

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jamlajatt
jamlajatt
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Immerse yourself in 2000 year old history
An amazing, mind blowing immersion into 2000 year old Chinese history. Never knew the Chinese used chrome plating f
pstripp2018
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Chris
Thanks Bruce! Kind. funny. Helpful. Great local knowledge. Made sure I knew i was being picked up from my hotel! Wh
Traveltowonders
Traveltowonders
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Visit to Terra-cotta Soldiers
Our First time in Xian and this tour was excellent. Our tour Guide, Vivian was fantastic very accommodating and ext
DeHuiC
DeHuiC
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First Trip to China
Yearly overseas trip with friends. Nice tour guide, friendly Bruce. Will be returning to China again soon, definite
billhR3817GQ
billhR3817GQ
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For an exceptional service in Xian, look no further
We had the pleasure of booking our private airport transfers and 2 days excursions to mount Hua Shan and the terrac
Jeremy H
Jeremy H
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Excellent half day out
Bruce was great, he speaks excellent English and certainly knows his history. He picked us up on time and got us ba
mole6000
mole6000
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Relaxing day, but did so much
After catching a bullet train to Xi’an and visiting for just 12 hours Bruce and the driver were incredible. English
mandyvln
mandyvln
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Transport and tickets to Huashan
Upon excellent recommendation from my hotel, I arranged a car transfer to and from Huashan with Bruce, who was very
SandyCortie
SandyCortie
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Half day private tour
Our tour guide Dodo collected us from our hotel with Mr Yang our driver. Dodo was very professional and helpful and
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Ok
We reserved this 3 hour tour of the Terracotta Warriors with an English speaking driver. The positives: Bruce was g
PNGMAL
PNGMAL
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3 days customized Xian Tour
Very good & strongly recommended: 1. the tour company Xian Tour Expert recommended & booked "good" hotel for us;
Gail J
Gail J
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Terracotta warriors tour
Excellent tour from the beginning to the end. We were picked up at the hotel right on time. Vivian, our tour guide,
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Excursion59432280485
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Amazing Tour
We were greeted at the Xian airport by the Tour Guide Johnny of Xian Tour Expert to visit the Han Tomb near the air
bringmebreakfast
bringmebreakfast
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Excellent round trip driver service to Huashan with Bruce
Bruce was fantastic. Full of information and good conversation. Made the ride out and back informative. We learned
PeteCanberra
PeteCanberra
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Fantastic day at the Warriors and Cycling the City Wall
Bruce picked us up right on time and it was a pleasure spending the day with him. He was chatty, knowledgeable and
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Nick_A_Travels
Beijing, China5 contributions
Family
Getting to Hua Shan from Xi'an, not to mention purchasing tickets for its various features, would have been very confusing and difficult had it not been for this package! The deal includes transportation to and from the mountain, assistance in expedited ticket purchasing, and most importantly, Bruce, who is an excellent driver with extensive knowledge about modern Xi'an. He has a strong command of English if language is a concern.

Bruce picked me up early in the morning and on time and we drove to Huashan; in the hour and a half it took to get there, he was able to give me useful information about Xi'an's development and Huashan itself. When we arrived at the base of the mountain, he helped me purchase tickets for all of the attractions (there are many moving parts here, so I was glad he could help!), clearly explained the best routes to take, and personally sent me off on the shuttle buses that take you to the cable car at the base. When I returned about five hours later, he was waiting for me exactly where he said he would be and we drove back to the city, no hassle at all.

If you are going to Huashan and you don't want to take the train (which I don't recommend as you'll be thoroughly exhausted after you're done hiking and your tolerance for more crowds, tickets, and waiting may be stretched thin), there is no better way than to book Bruce! Note that the price of this package does not include tip, mountain tickets, and any snacks or water that you may want to take with you to Huashan (a must!). Still, I felt that it was well worth the money!

*Notes about the mountain itself unrelated to Bruce's excellent service*

Overall, the mountain was an enjoyable day trip and I'm glad that I went; the views at the top are absolutely stunning and well worth the 3 hours it takes to get to each of its four main summits (North, South, East, and West). However, it's not exactly "hiking" - the terrain is vast and the vistas are gorgeous, but it's effectively the equivalent of climbing an endless set of concrete stairs. Conditions are cramped, and there is no shortage of people traversing both upwards and downwards, and in some of the narrower passes, you are ground to a standstill as you wait for traffic to pass. Finally, the main reasons I went - to scale the Sparrow Cliff and walk the Plank Bridge on the East and Southern Peaks, which require harnesses to climb, and are thereby more "adventurous" - were closed due to high winds; this was disappointing, but the trip was still without having experienced them.

The map and the mountain's multiple peaks seem confusing but once you get on top, the sign posting is excellent, and you can hit all the highlights on a pretty linear path without doubling back too frequently. You take a shuttle bus from the visitor center to the base of the cable car (you need round-trip tickets for both), which takes you up to the North Peak. This a "base camp" to which the East, South, and West Peaks all connect, so it's pretty straightforward, and you can access them in any order you want. Hitting all five is about a 5 hour experience, including waiting time for the shuttle bus and cable car both ways.

Finally, be sure to bring your own food and water, and also hand sanitizer, soap, and tissue paper as the bathrooms have none! You will often be grabbing railings, chains, and other handholds that are pretty grimy after being touched by so many guests, so you'll really want to wash your hands.
Written May 4, 2018
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Sviatoslav C
5 contributions
Solo
very friendly and will help you out in a pouch as well give grate advise and will help you even when in the dumps at 0230 in the morning.
Written September 17, 2018
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Pratik S
10 contributions
Solo
Bruce is very nice and helpful guide. Proper instructions and details in advance were provided by him. Punctual on pick up time. He welcomed with such a friendly atmosphere, I had a fantastic start! The tour was extremely good, very flexible (appreciate this!) and for that, he deserves a special thanks. I had two great days there, which obviously also added up to the experience.

Bruce is such a warm personality and highly motivated guide (recommendable!). I truly enjoyed Mt. Huashan trip with him. He provided all the information with the day trip. He also has great patience. The car was very comfortable and clean. He arranged good quality water in advance. Also helped with all the tickets and other stuff required for the hike. He is a very good driver with knowledge of all local spots. The scenery was beautiful and it was a relief to walk in such a quiet and peaceful environment. The plank road on the end was a great way to end the tour.

The atmosphere is so special that it really felt like home to me. All respect for Bruce who does a great job there; a true sample of an excellent tour guide!

Many thanks again and I recommend Xian Tour Expert - Day Tour to everyone!
Written February 19, 2018
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Yukiko B
Melbourne, Australia12 contributions
Couples
We decided to go to climb Hua Shan Mountain for 1 day trip from Xi’an and in order to save the transportation time, we booked Bruce, English Driver Guide for the transportation between our Xi’an hotel and Hua Shan. Bruce picked us from the hotel at 8:00am and arrived at the car park of Hua Shan at 9:30am. It was a smooth ride and he purchased the shuttle bus, cable cars and mountain entrance tickets for us and made our trip to the mountain easy. He advised which way would be the best for us. We went North Peak by the shuttle bus & cable car and then climbed up to West Peak for 2 & half hours. It was a sunny day and not too cold and we enjoyed the view! On the way back, we took the cable car from West Peak to the shuttle bus parking area and then took a shuttle bus back to the car park. We met Bruce at the same place he parked the car at 4:00pm. We came back to Xi’an hotel at 5:30pm. He is very professional and knowledgeable about Xi’an and China and we recommend him to all of you if you would like to visit Hua Shan! We had an amazing experience!
Written January 12, 2019
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David R
Reading, UK9 contributions
Solo
I will look back on Hua Shan as one of the highlights of my trip to China(I am a mountain lover) and the service provided by Xian Tour Expert was excellent. I was picked up promptly from hotel and my guide Mary talked through the various options of getting around the mountain during the drive to Hua Shan. There are various options depending on how active you want to be - if not keen on walking cable cars are available to take you to the north or west peaks of the mountain ( Hua Shan has five peaks) ; if you have the time and feeling very active you can walk from the base and traverse all five peaks; or take the cable car to North Peak and then walk to each of the remaining four peaks and return to base through either the north or west cable car. I took the latter option as not really time to walk up from the base and there would be enough walking once you get uptonthe North Peak. The mountain was beautiful - the walk from the north Peak to the remaining peaks involves some steep sections but is all stepped so safe to complete. Very adventurous can take the plank walk in the sky (google it) but not necessary to get to the peaks. Similarly there are some fun vertical ladder sections if you’re feeling up to it but alternative easier stepped options are available so really it is a mountain for all tastes.

Having the private car to take you home at the end of day was great ( alternative involves taxis trains etc not what you need after a long day hiking) and having a guide to buy all the tickets was also a great help as the trip involved five separate tickets for shuttle buses, cable cars and the mountain itself.

In summary a trip to Hua Shan is a must in my opinion if you have any love of the outdoors and I’d strongly recommend the private car and guide option - many thanks to Mary who set up a fabulous day
Written October 23, 2018
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mishdoyle
Wilmington, NC24 contributions
Solo
To be clear this isn’t a “guided tour”, but transportation and excellent guidance and conversation by Bruce. Bruce picked me up in a timely manner from my
hotel in the morning with a smile on his face. We had a lovely chat about China, it’s people, customs, history and philosophy. He was very funny and his English was spot on. One of the best English speakers I’ve run into in China! We discussed what I wanted to see and do on the Mt. and when we arrived he bought the tickets for the cable cars and busses that I needed. I decided to go to the plank wall and was grateful it was open. All map signs on the wall have Chinese and English, however when you get to the plank wall “check in” desk there is no written English and the 2 guys checking passports do not speak any English. First I was told I couldn’t do the was because I was over 50. I argued I wasn’t OVER 50, but that I WAS 50....so they allowed me on. Then, I discovered that you can only go in pairs..meaning no solo climbers. Disappointed, I started to walk away but a very lively Chinese girl in line who spoke a little English helped me out and paired me with a solo guy in her group. In reality it seems they want groups of 4...not sure why, as you climb as like a group of 12!? Anyway, the wait ended up being about 2 hours and the climb took about 45 to 1 hour (from suit up to finish). It this point it was 4pm and due to the cable car closing I didn’t have time to finish the rest of the hike (but was successful in what I came to do). I went down the mountain the same way I came up (West Peak). When I got off the bus there was Bruce waiting for me at the bottom. He went out of his way to make sure I had a great trip by helping out some friends. By this action alone, I can tell that he is a compassionate, honest man with a good soul. He deserves abundant success. On the way back to Xi’an we had a wonderful conversation and shared favorite music. By far the best tour I’ve taken in China by the most compassionate man with stellar taste in music! Thank you Bruce!
Written November 15, 2019
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Reeza Kalik
5 contributions
Family
Bruce was 👍! A knowledgeable guy who made the trip down to Mt Huashan a memorable one. Suggested routes which were appropriate for us with kids aged 5 and 7. Recommended, don't leave Xi'an without seeing and enjoying this scenic attraction.
Written July 1, 2019
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383gib
Stuttgart, Germany4 contributions
Family
Bruce guided us safely to Mt. Huashan and introduced us to the characteristics of the area. This helped us a lot to plan an appropriate tour for us as a family with a little one. As a father himself and with his english and german skills and a lot of cultural knowledge he made the trip a really nice experience.
Written June 22, 2019
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mismoniker
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Family
We decided last minute to go to Hua Shan and it wasn't too convenient for my parents (aged 65+) to travel via train and walking, so we booked a private car trip with Bruce. He was a great driver who was communicative throughout the whole trip, offering historical stories, information about Xi'An and surrounding areas, as well as aiding us with purchasing tickets and advice on how to tackle the hike up Hua Shan. He made the day trip so much easier for us. Completely recommend his service!!
Written May 3, 2019
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Nelson Yu
1 contribution
Friends
Bruce was an amazing tour guide. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a smooth trip. I booked the Huashan day trip and Bruce took the initiative to message and call me to verify the itinerary the night before. Bruce is very knowledgeable and personable. Bruce arrived early to pick up my friends and I at our hotel and got us tickets for Huashan. There are numerous entrance bus and lift tickets for Huashan and Bruce saved us a lot of grief. Believe me, running around and buying the correct tickets is the last thing I wanted to do before hiking Huashan and all the peaks. I would definitely book again with Bruce if I was coming to Xian.
Written April 18, 2019
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