Looking for traveling to somewhere with warm sunshine and deep culture? Xiamen in the south of China must be on your list! Taking 3 full days, you will be able to enjoy the warm sunshine in Gulangyu Island, discover the fabulous Fujian Tulou, and enjoy the wonderland of Wanshi Botanical Garden. Of course, you would have a chance to pray for health and wealth in the South Putuo Temple!
Highlights of this tour: *Enjoy a leisure walk in the charming Gulangyu Island *Driving along Xiamen Huandao Road to appreciate the amazing ocean-view *Discover the splendid culture of Fujian Tulou, the “Oriental Old Castle” *Come to the famous South Putuo Temple to pray for health and wealth *Explore the wonderland of plants in Wanshi Botanical Garden
Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance tickets + Breakfasts + Hotel
Please make your own way to Xiamen and arrive at Xiamen Gaoqi airport between 10am-11:00am.
Upon your arrival at Xiamen Airport, the local English speaking guide and driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name. After collecting all passengers at the airport, you will start the exploration.
The first site will be the South Putuo Temple which is a Buddhist resort in southern Fujian. Many tourists come here to pray for health and wealth since it is a prosperous temple. If you have more time, climbing the Wulao Peak behind the temple is a great experience.
After that, continue your visit to Wanshi Botanical Garden which covers over 4,000 species of plants from south China and Southeast Asia. Here you will see a lot of peculiar plants like golden larch, cactus, etc. The garden has divided into several areas. Among these areas, the Rainforest World and the Sand Plant Area are two of the most popular places which become the No.1 choice for mots photographers.
After the hotel breakfast, drive around 2.5 hours to Yongding and visit Hongkeng Tulou Complex.
Hongkeng Tulou Complex with the largest scale and the most advantaged development should be the first option without a doubt if you want to explore Tulou buildings at one-stop.
Walking forward for 1km from the entrance gate, you will get to the core of Hongkeng Tulou: Zhenchenglou which is famed as “Tulou Prince” due to the combined features of western and Chinese architectural cultures. The mini circular Tulou, Rushenglou by the stream, with the diameter of only 17.4m, contrasts sharply with the gigantic Zhengchenglou. The Family Temple of Lin and Tianhou Palace standing at the left and right of Zhenchenglou are also worthy of a leisure visit.
Please never miss the Fuyulou at the other side of the stream is a typical Wufeng Tulou which has unturned eaves like a flying phoenix and contains the “five elements” in its construction design. The title of “Potala Palace” of Kuijulou might be exaggerated, but the palatial structures with layer upon layer of eaves indeed make Kuijulou against the hills grander and more splendid.
At the end of the visit, drive back to Xiamen for overnight.
Gulang Island covers an area of 1.87 square kilometers. Because the holes in the southwestern reefs hit by the waves will make sounds like beating the drum, it got its name Gulang Island, meaning "drum waves". On the island, tourists can find winding coastal lines, natural and gentle seaside bathing grounds with fine sands, and oddly shaped reefs showing superlative craftsmanship, which will make every visitor think a lot.
After a 20 minutes ferry, you will set foot on the island and then enjoy your relaxing time. You will visit the largest old villa on the island a the Sea Heaven, where you can also enjoy ancient South music performance and traditional puppet show. Shuzhuang Garden will open up a surprising sea view in front of you as you walk amongst its deliberately designed layout with lush plants, corridors, and rock formations. An amazing collection of rare old pianos inside the Piano Museum will walk you through a rough development history of the piano.
Later, continue your visit to the famous Huandao Road, pay a visit to Yanwu Bridge and Shapowei Art Zone.
At end of the visit, you will be dropped off at the airport for departure flight.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.