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Four Days Xiamen Highlights and Tulou Tour

1. Visit the charming island - Gulangyu including the Piano Museum and Shuangzhuang Garden.

2. Ride on the coastal cycling trail featuring beaches, sea view and city sights.

3. Yunshuiyao - a very beautiful Hakkha village.

4. Discover the aged Tulou structures at Nanjing and Longyan includes Tianluokeng Tulou, Chuxi Tulou and Chengqilou.

Tour Code : CT-XM-02

Destinations : Fujian Nanjing, Xiamen,

Duration :4 days

Travel Style :Private Tour ( Heritage/ Biking/ Tulou/ Island/ )


Detail Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Xiamen- pick-up and visit Gulangyu Island including Piano Museum and Shuangzhuang Garden

Guide will meet at your arrival (morning hours) with your name sign. Then we directly onto the Gulangyu Island via ferry, then have leisure stroll through the small alleys, visit the Piano Museum and Shuzhuuang Garden.

Gulangyu is a tiny island located 15 minute ride off the coast of Xiamen. Charming must be the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Gulangyu Island for all have been there. Because there is much more to Gulangyu than white-sandy beaches, leafy seaside promenade, fresh air and beautiful sunrise. The island also boasts large number of heritages including 19th-century European mansions, Piano Museum-the largest in the world and the only one in China, gardens and well-maintained cobbled alleyways, which are vestiges of its former glamor as important port for Sino-European trade.

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Day 2 Xiamen - ride on the coastal cycling trail, Hulishan Fortress and Nanputuo Temple

Xiamen is a leisure and beautiful city. The Island Ring Road, biking trails, skywalk provides various ways to enjoy the beauty. We will take a bike ride today on the coastal cycling trail and visit important sights including Huilishan Fortress and Nanputuo Temple.


The cycling trail is around 23km along the east coastal road. It starts near the Xiamen University and ends at Wuyuan Bay, connecting the beaches and many attractions like Baicheng Beach, Hulishan Fortress, Zengcuoan and more. There are many things to do, and places to eat along the way. The bike ride takes 2-3 hours with few stops to photo, but usually you can spend much more time and go into the sights alongside.


Nanputuo Temple is an important Buddhist Temple to worship Avalokitesvara, and is also considered a pilgrimage site by dedicated followers from Southeast Asia. Listen to the monks chanting this millennium temple, or just simply enjoy the beautiful scenery with mountains and sea.

Day 3 Xiamen to Nanjing by car – Yunshuiyao Old Town, Tianluokeng Tulou

Today we drive around 2.5 hours westwards to Nanjing, home of thousands of Tulou Buildings. Tulou is a typical rural dwelling featuring multi-storied houses built by Hakka people in southeast of China between 15th and 20th centuries. The structures are inward-looking, many in circular or square shape, with high walls and only one entrance. The exterior is quite plain, but the inner decorations are surprisingly elaborate and comfortable. The biggest building can house 1,300 people. This architect miracle is definite worth your efforts to discover.

We first visit the region of Yunshuiyao Village which is said to be one of the most beautiful villages, and the Tulou structures nearby including Hegui Tulou, the best decorated and preserved one; Huaiyuan Tulou, the highest in square shape, and built on marshland.

Then we move to Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, it is one of the most magnificent and well-preserved Hakka Castles in the area. The four round and one rectangular structure beautiful settle on the mountain slope. There is a observation platform offering nice panoramic views.  


Stay overnight tonight at one of the buildings at Taxia village.

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Day 4 Nanjing to Yongding to Xiamen by car - Tulous of Chuxi Hakkas and Tulou of Chengqi Hakkas

Before moving back to Xiamen, we will discover some more Hakka Tulou Architecutres in the neighboring town, Yongding. The structures in Yongding have longer history than those we visit in Nanjing. Our stop will be the Chengqi Tulou, King of the Hakkas Tulou, and Chuxi village with the most picturesque Tulou cluster.  

Enjoy a rest on vehicle for your ride back to Xiamen.

Tips: The nearest station to Yongding is Longyan, with only one hour ride away. Bullet trains connect Longyan conveniently with Shenzhen, Huangshan, Hangzhou and Shanghai etc. If your next destination will be any of the above mentioned cities, it is suggested to board at Longyan instead of going back to Xiamen to avoid long distance road journey.

Price Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Price Inclusions

    a)  All sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.

    b) Ground transfers with air-conditioned vehicle (car, minibus or coach depending on the size of your group)

    c)  Lunches (as specific) at local restaurants with a cup of soft drink per meal.

    d)  Hotel accommodations with breakfast (based on double occupancy).

    e)  Local licensed & experienced English-speaking guide.

    f)  Accident insurance during your travel in China.

  • Price Exclusions

    a)  Chinese visa.

    b) Transport to and from China.

    c)  Tips to driver and tour guide.

    d)  Personal expenses.

Additional Info


  1. Note that high-heeled shoes are not recommended for the cobbled path. Also, be on alert for mosquitoes in summer. You'd better bring along mosquito repellent.

  2. If biking not the thing for you, there are other ways to enjoy the city beauty by walking or car driving or taking the sightseeing bus.

Change and Cancellation Policy

  1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.

  2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price.

  3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price.

  4. Within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price.

  5. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

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