We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Xi'an Insiders

#33 of 141 Tours in Xi'an
Xi'an, China
More
About Xi'an Insiders
Recommended by TIME magazine, National Geographic Traveller, Vogue and ELLE Magazine across 38 countries; we're pretty qualified when it comes to off the beaten path adventures in comfort. Let your insider take you around Xian in a quaint 1950's convertible jeep. Make a stop in a beautiful winery for a wine tasting session, climb to inhabited caves or discover China's oldest Christian building. Just let us know what you're interested in and we'll take you there through small villages and narrow roads. An experienced insider will open the way. Rides go from half day to two days. Trips are family-friendly.
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Xi'an Insiders

INSIDERS Private tour in vintage jeep: The 1000 Buddhe Ride

This vintage jeep ride is designed for true explorers. Venture on the small roads to a jade workshop where talented sculptors will show you. Further on, a building detonates in the middle of the mountains. Designed by the famous architect, Qingyun Ma, this vineyard will surprise you with the beauty of its design and the delicacy of its wine. In a typical Shaanxi market or at lunch, savor the richness and unique diversity of local dishes. The highlight of this trip is the discovery of the Thousand Buddha Temple with thousands of priceless Buddhist sculptures. Before returning to town, drive along the top of the mountains for a last breathtaking view of Xi'an and its surroundings.
Read more
10 hours
from $680.77

Insiders Private tour in vintage jeep: The Craftsmen Ride

Open your eyes to the colorful landscapes of this walk on the famous Loess Plateau and through old villages. During 4 hours, you will discover all the tricks of the traditional crafts with the visit of an old forge where a talented blacksmith creates and repairs agricultural equipment for the people of his community as well as replicas of old weapons of war. While discovering the many troglodyte dwellings dotting the mountain, we will stop at Mrs. Qu's, a real paper sculptor, who will be happy to share her knowledge.
Read more
4 hours
from $582.70

INSIDERS Private tour in vintage jeep: The Warrior Ride

Start your adventure early! With a professional tour guide, unlock the mysteries of a lost empire on the famous UNESCO Terracotta Warriors website before heading to the amazing Loess Plateau. For lunch, travel to the time of the Silk Road with the tasting of Shaanxi specialties. In the middle of the mountains, enjoy a cup of tea in a troglodyte dwelling and learn about the traditional Tou Luo game. Take one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the area to reach a 2000-year-old temple, considered by the local population as the cradle of mankind. After this last stop, your Insider will drop you at your hotel.
Read more
8 hours
from $746.54

INSIDERS Vintage jeep private tour: The Ancient Quest Ride

Discover our best finds at the foot of Mount Guifeng south of Xi'an. Start your adventure with the famous Buddhist temple of Caotang. With its beautiful thatched roof, it is one of the cradles of the Three Treated School. A charming farm welcomes you for a typical lunch and an artisanal distillery will open its doors for you to enjoy baijiu, the most consumed alcohol in the world. Among the four biggest inventions of China, paper making has had a huge impact in the world. Meet talented artisans in a traditional paper making workshop before exploring a Ming Dynasty village. After this last stop, we take you back to Xi'an.
Read more
9 hours
from $648.47
77Reviews4Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 76
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Louise N wrote a review Oct 2019
14 contributions5 helpful votes
Quite simply the best day of our trip. Rocky was fantastic! From the moment we set off, it rocked! Outstanding trip to see the Terracotta Warriors - full of detail for inquiring kids, then singing Country Roads full belt on a mountain top ride, fab lunch, trips to special locations! And we even learnt how to play Mahjong on the ride home. Thank you so much.
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from NyEdward, Owner at Xi'an Insiders
Responded Oct 23, 2019
Thank you Louise for your super kind review! Words like yours mean the world to us as they show we’re doing it right. We’re super happy to read that Rocky delivered to the level of your expectations and hope that we’ll get to explore more of Xian, Shanghai or Guilin with you in the future! Until then, safe travels!
Read more
ShanghaiJets wrote a review Aug 2019
Shanghai, China9 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
Had a great day with Rocky on the 1000 Buddha tour. He is a worldly guy and was easy for everyone in our group to connect with. Great activity rain or shine. Highly recommended.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from NyEdward, Owner at Xi'an Insiders
Responded Aug 29, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words! Rocky’s great indeed! We hope that we ll get to explore more of Xian (or shanghai and guilin where we also operate) with you in the future! Until then, safe travels!
Read more
Gerard Chin wrote a review Feb 2019
Ipoh, Malaysia2 contributions
Rocky, I have heard about him and his tours. I knew I was in for a ride but boy did I have a great time! I know the terracotta warriors and the mausoleum might sound like something every tourist in Xi'an would visit, but I can definitely tell you my experience was very much different because of Rocky! He has a way to keep everything interesting. His way of storytelling is just mesmerizing! What's more, he brought us to a cave dwelling! That was the most special place I've been to, and it was definitely the highlight of our trip! All in all, I enjoyed my tour very much and I would recommend this to anybody heading to Xi'an anyday.
Read more
Date of experience: January 2019
Helpful
Share
Response from NyEdward, Owner at Xi'an Insiders
Responded Feb 28, 2019
Thank you Gerard for your very kind review, Rocky sends you the highest of fives and looks forward t catching up with you in the future! Until then, safe travels!
Read more
Francesca C wrote a review Dec 2018
5 contributions
+1
We spent an entire day with Rocky, a very prepared guide and enthusiastic person who made the difference on our day! He brought us with his vintage beautiful Jeep at the Terra-cotta Warriors site and around the Chinese countryside. With him we had the chance to see China from a more authentic perspective as he brought us off to several farmers villages. We had lunch in a farmer house, it has been so authentic and for sure the best meal we have ever had in China. It has been a pleasure to meet the hosting farmers who are very friendly and generous people! In the afternoon we visited ancient caves and spent sometime hanging in the countryside. Along the way, we met some farmers families that shared their tasty products with us, letting us having fun picking off fruits from their trees. We ended the day visiting the Mao museum, discussing with Rocky on communism and cultural differences. It was a pity to say goodbye! We can only say that when everything is so well managed by great people, the experience remains unforgettable!
Read more
Date of experience: December 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from NyEdward, Owner at Xi'an Insiders
Responded Dec 10, 2018
Thank you so much for your very kind words, we're so happy to read that Rocky and team delivered to the level of your expectations! We hope that we'll get to explore more of China with you in the future (we're all over the country) or even Morocco where we also operate. Until then, safe travels!
Read more
AdelaideAngel wrote a review Oct 2018
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions7 helpful votes
In a 2 week trip to China this was the best investment our family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers made. It seemed very pricey when booked in advance however the thought of travelling independently or on a generic tour bus during the crush of Golden Week was not to be countenanced and after a day with Rocky this hunch was validated in spades. Rocky was not only an incisive and thoughtful guide but a bodyguard too, parting traffic and competently shepherding us through crowds on a day that saw us in a throng of upwards of 80 000 plus people. His relaxed and amused approach and ability to weave in and out of queues was testament to an experienced operator indeed. The lunch we enjoyed at the farmer’s restaurant was our best meal in China, and side trips to caves, a monastery and a zealous private collection of Mao memorabilia made this so much more than a ticking the box exercise to see the Warriors, albeit they were riveting and astounding. We were on the road from 8am - 6.30pm and genuinely felt sad to farewell Rocky who is a fabulous asset to Xi’an Insiders - so too Prisca who managed our reservation and journey to The airport expertly. Wonderful
Read more
Date of experience: October 2018
Helpful
Share
Response from NyEdward, Owner at Xi'an Insiders
Responded Oct 15, 2018
Thank you Adelaide for taking the time to write such a long and nice review, you made us blush! We look forward to exploring more of China or Morocco where we also operate with you in the future. Until then, safe travels!
Read more
Previous