5 Days Xiamen, Tulou and Wuyishan Experience Tour

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- Gulangyu Island
- Chuxi Tulou Cluster
- Wuyishan Mountain
- Xiamei Ancient Village
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Tour Code: HRC-FJ03

Tour Description

It's a tour combining the resort leisure with the natural enjoyment - Gulangyu Island of Xiamen and Wuyishan Mountain. It's also a tour walking back to the old times - Fujian Tulou (Hakka Houses) and Xiamei Ancient Village. Experience natural charm together with the traditional culture, whether of tea, of Hakka people, or of architecture. Join and Rejoice.

A pleasant bamboo raft drifting on Jiuqu Xi (Nine-Bend River) of Wuyishan Mountain

A leisure stroll at Shuzhuang Garden & Piano Museum at Gulangyu Island

A taste of the local culture at Fujian Tulou & Xiamei Ancient Village

Day 1 Arrival in Xiamen City
Today's Activities

Upon your arrival at Xiamen city, our local tour guide will meet you at the airport/ train station and take you to your hotel for checking in. This day is free for your own arrangement. You can take a rest at the hotel for preparing energy for tomorrow's trip, or have a stroll around the hotel for a quick peek of this city.

Praised as the Garden on the Sea, Xiamen (Amoy) is a seaport city with pleasant environment. It faces Jinmen (Kinmen) Islands of Taiwan across the Taiwan Strait. Gulangyu Island is a top feature of Xiamen. Local snacks are also very welcome.

Highlights
Modern Xiamen Leisure Xiamen Delicious Xiamen      
Modern Xiamen Leisure Xiamen Delicious Xiamen    
Day 2 Xiamen - Yongding - Xiamen (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

After having breakfast, you will set out for a full-day exploration to Fujian Tulou, the UFO-like Hakka houses at Yongding County. Though the 4-hour drive from Xiamen is a little bit tiring, these amazing buildings are surely worth your visit.

Lying in the mountainous area, Fujian Tulou (Earthen Buildings) is both a living house and defensive fortress. A tulou is usually circular or rectangular in shape, acts as a small city of a clan, and divides into several parts like living areas, ancestral hall and storehouses. The largest tulou can hold up to 80 families.

Your destination is the Chuxi Tulou Cluster, the most gorgeous part of Fujian Tulou. It's a less beaten path and therefore preserves the original appearance and lifestyle at best. It's made up of 5 circular tulous and tens of rectangular ones. The oldest and biggest of the Chuxi region is Jiqing Lou, which dates back to the year 1419 and can hold 72 families.

Feast your eyes with the fantastic building style and gain some insight of the wisdom of local Hakka people and their culture and lifestyle. Lunch will be at the local restaurant.

Highlights
Chuxi Tulou Cluster Tulou Decoration Fujian Tulou Model      
Chuxi Tulou Cluster Tulou Decoration Fujian Tulou Model  
Day 3 Xiamen - Wuyishan (Breakfast, Lunch) Transfer by Flight
Today's Activities

After breakfast, you will start for a half-day tour to Gulangyu Island, which is renowned for its tranquil beauty and buildings in different styles. Gulangyu Island is only 600 meters off Xiamen downtown, and is 5 minutes' ride by ferry. Take a stroll around the Island through lanes, slow down your pace and rest your mind.

Sunlight Rock, a huge stone which is 92.7m (304ft) above sea level, is the premier scenic spot of Xiamen, and is the highest point where you can enjoy an overview of the Island.

Move on to Shuzhuang Garden, once a private garden featuring the exquisite architectural art of combining the sea with the garden. Elegant pavilions, artificial hills, bridges… all are displayed at best here. Another highlight of Shuzhuang Garden is the Piano Museum, which is Asia's largest piano museum and has a collection of world famous antique pianos. Listen with your heart to the classical masterpieces as if they're coming from the old times…

After enjoying the music, hop on the golf cart and back to the ferry station for returning to Xiamen downtown. Lunch will be of local flavor. In the afternoon, set out for Hulishan Fortress, where the biggest and oldest Cannon in the world is displayed.

Later of the day, you will take a flight from Xiamen to Wuyishan city (45mins), and prepare for tomorrow's trip to Wuyishan Mountain. Our local guide will pick you up at the airport and escort you to the hotel for checking in.

Highlights
Sunlight Rock Shuzhuang Garden Piano Museum Collection      
Sunlight Rock Shuzhuang Garden Piano Museum Collection      
Day 4 Wuyishan (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, and then set out for today's trip to Wuyishan National Resort. Take a relaxing bamboo raft drifting (1 hour and 40 minutes) along the featured Jiuqu Xi (Nine-Bend River) through the pleasant and elegant mountains, and feel the charm of Wuyishan.

After a 30-minutes climb to the summit – Tianyou Peak (Heavenly Tour Peak), you are exposed to a grandeur overview of Wuyishan, especially the panorama view of the Jiuqu Xi.

After lunch, keep on your exploration of Wuyishan at the impressive One Line Sky. Between two towering huge rock, a thread of sky can be seen from a tiny crack, which is less than 0.3m (1ft) wide and stretches more than 100m (328ft) long. Some legend goes that it was slipped by a needle of a goddess, while some says it was split by the axe of an ancient god.

Wuyishan is also home to the best quality oolong tea, so don't miss the Dahongpao Tourist Zone. Taste a cup of oolong tea, rest yourself while listening the history and culture of tea rooted in Fujian. A lingering fragrance of oolong tea is also the aftertaste of Wuyishan Mountain.

Highlights
Wuyishan Bamboo Raft Drifting Jiuqu Xi (Nine-Bend River) One Line Sky      
Bamboo Raft Drifting Nine-Bend River One Line Sky      
Day 5 Xiamei Ancient Village / Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

Today is a journey back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911A.D.) at Xiamei Ancient Village. Being part of the Wuyi World Cultural Hertiage, Xiamei village impresses visitors with its exquisite carvings of brisk, wood and stone. Passing the well-preserved buildings left from the old times, you can also experience the local lifestyle from the simple and unsophisticated villagers.

Later you are transferred to the airport/ train station for your onward flight/ train. Wish these days' experience will leave an everlasting memory on you. Bon voyage!

Highlights
Xiamei Village Peaceful Dusk Stone Carving      
Xiamei Village Peaceful Dusk Stone Carving      
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Xiamen and Wuyishan City
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Xiamen Hotels
Sheraton Xiamen Hotel
Sheraton Xiamen Hotel
Sheraton Xiamen Hotel enjoys a convenient location – only 15 minutes' drive from Xiamen International Airport and 20 minutes' from the Ferry Terminal of Gulangyu Island. The 360 guest rooms are all equipped with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds for guests' comfort. High speed internet access is available in guest rooms, while wifi is equipped in all public areas. The hotel also offers a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, spa and other relaxation facilities for guests' regeneration.
Fortune Hotel Xiamen
Fortune Hotel Xiamen
Located in the business center of Xiamen, Fortune Hotel offers fantastic views of Xiamen harbor and is next to Xiamen International Cruise Center and the Bay Park. 300 rooms are equipped with broadband internet access. Restaurants offer both local cuisine and authentic Japanese food. A variety of light meals, all kinds of drink and dessert are available throughout the day in the coffee bar. Facilities include a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, a gold court, a spa house and many more.
Vienna Hotel Xiamen
Vienna Hotel Xiamen
Newly open in 2011, Vienna Hotel Xiamen is just close to Huli Tax-Free Shop and with easy access to other parts of the city and tourism attractions. Designed in European style, this business hotel offers 160 guest rooms in various types, and each is comfortably decorated and equipped with broadband internet access. Meeting rooms, business center, Chinese & Western buffet restaurant, sauna and other facilities are available at the hotel.
Wuyishan (Fujian) Hotels
Yeohwa Resort Wuyi Mountain
Yeohwa Resort Wuyi Mountain
Situated in Wuyishan National Tourist Resort, the Yeohwa Resort is a deluxe resort hotel built in line with 5-star standards, boasting convenient traffic and picturesque scenery. Famous attractions of Wuyi Mountain like Chongyang Creek and Dawang Peak are nearby.
The hotel is equipped with 204 guest rooms (suites), multi-functional halls, conference venues, fitness and recreational facilities like gyms, heated swimming pools, SPA, Thai massages and lounges.
Baodao Conference and Exhibition Center Hotel
Baodao Conference and Exhibition Center Hotel
Located in the center of Wuyishan National Tourist Resort, Baodao Hotel is a luxurious 4-star hotel for both commercial conference and vacation. Facing gorgeous scenic spots of Wuyishan and overlooking a serene stream, the hotel has 220 guest rooms in different types, offers cozy surroundings and perfect facilities like Chinese & Western restaurants, health palaestra, indoor & outdoor parking lots as well as professional and considerate service for guests' comfortable stay.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 4 breakfasts provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You can just feel free to make dinner arrangements as per your personal taste.

Below are some featured local food and snacks for your knowledge. Try some or you can also ask your guide for recommendations.


Fujian Food & Snacks:

Fujian food is one of the Eight Culinary Traditions in China, and its snacks are also very popular nationwide. Fujian style cuisine is known to be light but flavourful, soft and tender, as well as retaining the original flavour of the main ingredients instead of masking them.

Notable dishes include:
(1) Fo Tiao Qiang (Buddha Jumps Over the Wall): a complex dish making use of many ingredients, including shark fin, sea cucumber, abalone, and Shaoxing wine.
(2) Yanpi & Rouyan: Yanpi is a thin wrapper made with large proportions of lean pork. It's used to make Rouyan, a type of wonton.
(3) Oyster Omelette: Omelette with oyster filling. Also popular in Taiwan.
(4) Tusun Dong (Sipunculid Worm Jelly): an aspic made with a species of marine peanut worm. Especially famous in Xiamen.

Fujian Food - Fo Tiao Qiang    Fujian Food - Rouyan Wonton   
Fo Tiao Qiang (Buddha Jumps Over the Wall)    Rouyan Wonton   
Fujian Food - Oyster Omelette    Fujian Food - Tusun Dong   
Oyster Omelette    Tusun Dong   
  

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The Red Hill park comes as the symbol of Urumqi. When standing on such a highlight of the city’s landscape, you will fall in love with the magnificent view of Urumqi.

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

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Comments

Dear Allan,

Wuyishan Resort is a quite ipressive geological park and we enjoyed our trip. The bamboo rafts riding along the Jiuqu Stream is really wonderful. It's not the fierce type I thought, but gentle and pleasant. Life jackets were provided. Watching the strange rock formations is interesting.

Customer: Mr.& Mrs. Adams

Destinations:Wuyishan, Fujian

Related Tour: 3 Days Wuyishan Essence Tour, 5 Days Xiamen, Tulou and Wuyishan Experience Tour

Hello Sara,

The fujian hakka Tulou is really amazing! Our guide told us that the large ones can hold 60-80 families! The building itself is interesting. I wonder if next time I can stay overnight at Tulou, lol. Local people are very friendly also, though they can hardly speak English.

Thanks for arranging such a wonderful tour.

Customer: Mr. Weller

Destinations: Yongding Tulou, Fujian

Related Tour: 4 Days Xiamen and Tulou Discovery Tour

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