Xi’an is one the most popular destinations for tourism in China. Famous for the largest ancient city wall left from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the ancient drum and bell towers, Xi’an attracts the world’s attention. With more than 5 billion tourists from all over the world every year, Xi’an is now becoming an international arrival center. If you want to book a budget Xi’an Tibet Tour, this article is just to your taste.
With no direct flight from many western countries, you can firstly board a plane to Xi’an and then transfer to Tibet by train. You can stay in Xi’an for 2 days to enjoy the real life of Xi’an citizens. Since the train tickets are much cheaper than the airplane tickets, you can search websites to find the best train tour to Tibet.
Visit during the Low Seasons
Although it is not the most expensive city in China, you still need to make a plan to cut costs. First one is to visit in the low seasons. What you want to see in Xi’an is the historic sites, such as the ancient city, mosque, pagoda and Terra-cotta Soldiers. Unlike natural scenery which changes with the seasons, there’s no difference in season for historical sites. In addition, many discounts will be given by many travel agency and hotels. You can use the price for a 3-star hotel in peak season to a 4-star hotel in low season. With fewer travelers and “better” service, you can enjoy a better journey.
Choose the Proper Flights and Trains to Tibet
Many flights offer great discounts in low seasons. You can choose the proper flights or trains to Tibet. With no direct trains runs from Xi’an originally to Lhasa, many trains to Tibet will make a stop in Xi’an railway station. Owing to this, you need to book the train ticket in advance. The length of the Tibet train from Xi’an to Lhasa is 2864 kilometers. It is the third shortest railway to enter Lhasa which takes about 32 hours. You can take Z265 from Guangzhou and Z165 from Shanghai. Here is the recent timetable.
Notes: no matter you choose to board a train or plane, you need to get a Tibet Travel Permit which you should seek help from a Tibet travel agency before you enter Tibet.
Join a Group Tour Rather than a Private Tour
It is a good idea to join in a group with people from all over the world with the same destination. They can share much money in different ways. A private tour costs at least 30 dollars per kilometer which is the second times of the price for a group tour. What’s more, an experienced guide will take you to the hot destinations directly instead of wasting your time and money to consider where to go. GTT is recommended as a local travel agency specializing in arranging many kinds of Tibet tours. If you have any question, you can ask them without any hesitation.