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Tour Overview

This remarkable journey will take you through the scenic landscapes and cultural treasures of Xiamen and Xiapu. Explore Xiamen’s vibrant streets, visit Nanjing Tulou’s unique Hakka earth buildings, and delve into the rich history of Yongding Tulou. Witness panoramic views of Chuxi Tulou Cluster and discover coastal beauty along Huandao Road. Immerse yourself in the serenity of South Putuo Temple and experience the charm of Gulangyu Island.

In Xiapu, capture breathtaking sunrises in Beiqi Village and embrace the tranquil ambiance of Xiaohao Village. This travel route promises unforgettable adventures and awe-inspiring natural and architectural wonders.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Marvel at the unique Hakka earth buildings in Nanjing Tulou, including the Tianluokeng and Yuchang Buildings, showcasing architectural brilliance.
2. Immerse yourself in the rural charm of Taxia Village, where well-preserved tulou structures provide a glimpse into the traditional Hakka way of life.
3. Capture the breathtaking panoramic view of Chuxi Tulou Cluster after a short hike, surrounded by the beauty of nature and historic tulou buildings.
4. Discover the coastal beauty of Xiamen along Huandao Road, enjoying scenic ocean views and the option to explore further by bike.
5. Visit the serene South Putuo Temple, a Buddhist temple with stunning architecture, providing a tranquil space for reflection and contemplation.
6. Embark on a ferry ride to Gulangyu Island, where you can explore Sunlight Rock, Shuzhuang Garden, and the fascinating Piano Museum.
7. Experience the enchanting beauty of Xiaohao Village, where the setting sun casts a golden glow on the vast mudflat, creating a captivating and picturesque scene.
8. Witness the captivating sunrises over the Xiapu mudflat in Beiqi Village, capturing the ethereal beauty of nature’s morning spectacle.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival in Xiamen, you will be greeted by your guide and driver at the airport or train station. They will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to your hotel in Xiamen city. After checking in and freshening up, take some time to relax and adjust to the new surroundings.

    In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to explore Xiamen at your own pace. We recommend starting with a visit to Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street, a bustling commercial street famous for its shops, restaurants, and lively atmosphere. Stroll along the street, browse through the shops, sample local snacks, and soak in the vibrant energy of the city. Overnight in Xiamen.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Xiamen

    Xiamen Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street
    Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street

  2. After breakfast at your hotel, you will embark on a scenic 3-hour drive to Nanjing Tulou, located in the countryside of Fujian Province. Nanjing Tulou is a collection of unique Hakka earth buildings, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Your first stop will be the Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, where you will be mesmerized by the beautiful combination of circular and square Tulou buildings. Marvel at the ingenious architectural design and learn about the history and culture of these remarkable structures.

    Nanjing Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster
    Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster

    Next, you will visit the Yuchang Building, a grand tulou known for its historical significance. Step inside and imagine what life was like for the Hakka people who once resided here. Continuing your journey, you will explore Taxia Village, a picturesque village that still maintains its traditional charm and features well-preserved tulou buildings. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance and immerse yourself in the local rural lifestyle. In the evening, your guide and driver will accompany you to your hotel in Taxia Village, where you can relax and unwind. Overnight in Taxia Village.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Taxia Village

  3. After breakfast, bid farewell to Taxia Village and head to Yongding Tulou, another prominent area known for its Tulou buildings. Your first stop will be the Hongkeng Tulou Cluster, a UNESCO World Heritage site that offers a fascinating glimpse into Hakka culture and architecture.

    Admire the impressive Zhencheng Building, a large circular tulou with multiple floors. Take your time to explore and appreciate the intricate details and historical significance of this structure. A short walk away, you will discover the Kuiju Building, a unique rectangular tulou with a rich cultural heritage. Continue your journey to Rusheng Building, where you can learn more about the everyday life of the Hakka people.

    Hongkeng Tulou Rusheng Building
    Rusheng Building

    Afterward, you will drive to the Chuxi Tulou Cluster, known for its picturesque setting and well-preserved tulou buildings. Here, you will visit the Jiqing Building, an impressive example of a fortified tulou, and the Shengqing Building, known for its architectural elegance. To fully appreciate the beauty of the Chuxi Tulou Cluster, take a short hike to the north mountain viewpoint, which offers a panoramic view of the entire cluster against a backdrop of lush greenery. After capturing some fabulous pictures, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Xiamen City. Overnight in Xiamen.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xiamen

  4. After breakfast, you will embark on a delightful coastal exploration of Xiamen. Your first destination is Huandao Road, a scenic coastal road that winds along the shoreline. As you travel along this picturesque route, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the ocean, rocky cliffs, and beautiful beaches. You have the option to explore Huandao Road on foot, immersing yourself in the coastal scenery, or you can choose to rent a bike for an additional fee to cover more ground and discover hidden gems along the way.

    Xiamen Huangdao Road Cycling
    Take a leisurely bike ride on Huandao Road

    Next, you will visit the South Putuo Temple, a renowned Buddhist temple known for its tranquil atmosphere and stunning architecture. Marvel at the intricate carvings and ornate decorations as you explore the temple grounds.

    In the afternoon, you will take a short 20-minute ferry ride to Gulangyu Island, a charming car-free island known for its colonial architecture, beautiful gardens, and vibrant arts scene. Upon arrival, you will visit Sunlight Rock, the highest point on the island, offering panoramic views of Xiamen and the surrounding seascape. Continue your exploration with a visit to Shuzhuang Garden, a delightful seaside garden featuring winding paths, rock formations, and peaceful ponds. As you wander through the garden, you'll discover picturesque pavilions and intricate sculptures.

    Gulangyu Island Sunlight Rock
    Sunlight Rock

    Lastly, visit the Piano Museum, housed in a charming villa, where you can admire a vast collection of antique pianos. After your visits, you will take the ferry back to Xiamen downtown and return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xiamen

  5. Today, you will bid farewell to Xiamen and embark on a scenic 3-hour high-speed train journey to Xiapu. Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you at the train station and assist you with the transfer to your hotel. After checking in and having lunch, you can take some time to relax and rejuvenate before starting your afternoon excursion.

    In the afternoon, you will drive approximately 35 minutes to Xiaohao Village, where you can witness the enchanting setting sun and the vast mudflat stretching out before you. The interplay of light and shadows creates a mesmerizing scene, perfect for capturing stunning photographs.

    Fujian Xiapu Xiaohao Village
    Xiaohao Village

    Next, you will proceed to Dongbi, another picturesque location where you can witness the sunset and observe the local fishermen casting their nets on the mudflat. Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance and savor the natural beauty of Xiapu.

    After the tour, return to your hotel in Xiapu for a well-deserved rest. Overnight in Xiapu.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xiapu

  6. Rise early and prepare for an unforgettable sunrise experience in Beiqi Village. Make your way to a scenic spot overlooking the Xiapu mudflat, where you can witness the golden rays of the sun illuminating the landscape, creating a breathtaking spectacle. Capture the beauty of the sunrise and the reflections on the water as you immerse yourself in the serenity of the surroundings. After capturing this memorable moment, return to your hotel for breakfast and some relaxation.

    Later in the morning, you will be escorted to Shajiang, where you will witness the many "S" shapes formed by rows of bamboo poles covered with dark brown or dark green kelp on the sea, where local fishermen shuttle in small boats. The observation deck on the top floor of a local high school is the best angle for shooting.

    Fujian Xiapu Shajiang
    Xiapu Shajiang

    In the afternoon, you will drive to Yantian Village, renowned for its unique and beautiful landscapes. Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings and capture the local culture of the fishing family.

    Finally, your local guide will accompany you to Xiapu Railway Station, where you will board a high-speed train to your next destination or return home, bidding farewell to Xiapu and concluding your memorable journey.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.


Price Includes

  • 5 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • High-speed train tickets from Xiamen to Xiapu;
  • Ferry to Gulangyu Island;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to Xiamen / off Xiapu;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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