A Xi’an Street Food Exploration by Tuk Tuk

A Xi’an Street Food
Exploration by Tuk Tuk

Food unites and in Xi’an, this is no exception. Once work is done, the streets and alleys
turn into a buffet of local delicacies and cold drinks. An evening tour by tuk-tuk
that supports local families, show ancient traditions and sample the finest.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Xi’an’s vibrant Muslim Quarter and Great Mosque are a memento of a time when the city was the eastern terminus of the Silk Road and attracted cultures whose religions and art changed the country forever. With must-sees like the Terracotta Warriors, the Ming City Walls, the Muslim Quarter, and the Bell and Drum tower, the city itself back ample historical landmarks, dating back over 3,000 years.

Gathering influences from inside and beyond its city borders over these centuries, Xi’an has turned into a pure foodie paradise. Blending family traditions with regional delicacies and gastronomical highlights further afield, an evening tour by tuk-tuk brings you closer to culinary pillars of cultural importance.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Xi’an Street Food Exploration by Tuk Tuk

18:00 - 21:30

A team of passionate foodies welcomes you at around 6 pm at your central meeting point in Xi’an (transfers from and to your accommodation is not included). The excitement starts from the moment you board onto your private tuk-tuk for a night out of town, diving deep into what Xi’an has been cooking. A maximum of 2 guests per tuk-tuk is permitted; parties exceeding 2 clients will be spread over multiple tuk-tuks.

Food is almost a religion in China, and Xi’an forms no exception. A family matter of great importance, cherished recipes are transferred over from generation to generation to keep their unique flavours and stories preserved. During this 3-hour evening tour, a plethora of dishes will fill the evening, washed away with local drinks. One can expect to savour up to 10 different snacks, dishes and gastronomical highlights of the Xi’an kind while being tuk tuk’ed effortlessly through the streets and alleys of frantic Xi’an. Each dish comes with its own story, often loaded with secrecy on how it found its way to the people, and your guide eagerly translates the stories told by the local families you. Aside from enjoying what’s on the menu at various street stalls, your guide will take you to 4 restaurants, known by the Xi’an residents as culinary institutions and protectors of the city’s gastronomical allure.

At the end of the evening, a small brewery marks the end of a tuk-tuk journey. To round off this unique culinary trail that supports the local community, a cold freshly tapped brew marks the perfect end of an in-depth motorized wander through Xi’an’s food culture. With a kaleidoscope of impressions and a full stomach, the tuk-tuk ride back to the meeting point marks the end of an exciting night tour through this mesmerizing metropolis.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by tuk tuk with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snacks, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour

EXCLUSIONS

  • Return transfers from / to your booked accommodation from / to the indicated meeting point.
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.
  • This excursion does not include return transfers from and to your booked accommodation. Customers are requested to get to the meeting point well ahead in time of the starting time on own arrangement. Should customers prefer to have a pre-arranged transfer included, supplements apply.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Xi’an. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and Xi’an’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • This food-themed tour along local restaurants and food stalls may not be suitable for customers who are vegetarians or have specific food allergies.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to reach the meeting point for this excursion at least 30 minutes prior to the commencement of this excursion. Failure to do so may result in 100% cancellation charges / no refunds.

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