Welcome to Xiamen, the Garden City on the Sea! Clear the customs and retrieve your baggage by yourself upon arrival, be greeted by our tour guide in the airport or train station who is holding a sign on which says your name. A comfortable vehicle (non-smoking) with experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you check in. The rest of today is on your own to explore this beautiful city.
After breakfast, take a 3-hour scenic drive to see the earth buildings in Nanjing County, Zhangzhou City. You’ll visit Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yuchanglou (learn structure Hakka House), and Taxia Village. Drive 30 minutes to Gaobei Tulou Cluster to visit Chengqilou. After the tour, transfer back to Xiamen.
Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster: Composed primarily of four round and one rectangular earthen house, it is one of the most magnificent and well-preserved Hakka Castles in the area. The village is also listed in the Famous Historic Cultural Village in China for its typical cultural regional system.
Yuchanglou: Yuchanglou was built in 1308 and is one of the oldest existing Tulou. This five-story earth building is most famous for its tilted pillars. The most extreme is slanted at 15-degree angle.
Taxia Village: There are more than 20 earthen building of different shapes built along the bank of a clear brook that flows through the entire village.
Chengqilou: It is the largest of the earth buildings located in Gaobei Tulou Cluster. Chengqilou is about three hundred years old and is made up of four concentric circular buildings. This King of Round Earth Buildings has altogether 400 rooms and used to house 80 families, more than 600 people in its prosperous days.
In this morning, transfer to the ferry for a 20-minute boat trip to Gulangyu Island from Xiamen City. Have a nice stroll in Shuzhuang Garden, a beautiful seaside garden and walk to the famous Piano Museum with a collection of 80-fold rare old pianos from all over the world.
Then, head to South Putuo Temple which first built in Tang Dynasty. It is renowned for its collection of Buddhist cultural relics, such as a Burmese jade carving of the Buddha, some important Buddhist texts. Standing at the top of the Wulao Peak, you can enjoy the bird’s eye view of Xiamen University and Xiamen Port.
After the tour, you'll be escorted to Xiamen North Railway Station to catch the 3-hour G train to Wuyishan East Railway Station. Accommodate at the hotel in Wuyishan resort district.
After breakfast, you will spend this full wonderful day to discover parts of the essences of Wuyi Mountain. First, take the bamboo raft fitted with rattan chairs to float down along the Jiuqu Stream (Nine Bends Stream), during the about 2.5 hours sailing, appreciate the natural scenery along the banks, watch the hanging boat coffins on the cliff, and enjoy the natural beauty of the land. Followed by is a visit to the Wuyi Palace, the most ancient Taoist temple at Mount Wuyi. Next, stroll at the nearby Song Street, an imitating street full of structures of Song styles, to savor the charm of ancient Song dynasty. After that, climb up the Tianyou Peak (Heavenly Tour Peak) to have a bird view of the magnificent mountain scenic area. Enjoy the multiple caves of Yunwo and the extraordinary Tea Cave, and encounter with the misty scenery when in right time and season.
Optional Evening Activity: Appreciate the world large-scale live performance of Impression Da Hong Pao directed by Zhang Yimou, to know more about the culture of tea, admire the charming night view of Mount Wuyi, and the perfection combination of the natural mountain, water into the performance.
In this morning, you'll visit the Dahongpao Scenic Area (Big Red Robe Scenic Area) to see the plantation of the Dahongpao tea trees, and admire the over seed tea trees of 1000 years old there. Then go to the Shuilian Cave (Water Curtain Cave) area to appreciate the fancy waterfalls and the flying springs. After that, drive about 10 minutes to Xiamei Village to enjoy the featured old dwellings built about 1400 years ago.
After the tour, your guide and driver would send you to the airport/train station to catch the flight/train to your next destination or back home. Tour ends.
Private transportation through out the itinerary.
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Travel and health insurance when travel with us.
8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.