Fujian Explore 7 Days
Fujian is well-known for Mt Wuyi and Tulou, a UNESCO site, and Gulangyu Island. This 7-day tour will let you explore Fujian province with these must-see sites and taste local food, learn the Hakka culture etc.
Day 01. Arrival in Xiamen
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel.
Overnight: Xiamen 5- star hotel
Day 02. Xiamen
Attractions: Gulangyu Island; Shuzhuang Garden; Nanputuo Temple(South Putuo Temple); Hulishan Cannon Fort;
Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the Dongdu ferry terminal. Upon arrival Gulangyu, take a peaceful walk and appreciate various old buildings before visiting Shuzhuang Garden, a beautiful seaside garden and the famous Piano Museum with a collection of 80-fold rare old pianos from all over the world.
Take the ferry back to Xiamen Island at noon. After having lunch, visit South Putuo Temple(the most famous Buddhist temple in town) and Hulishan Cannon Fort which houses the world's biggest canon for coastal defense followed by a scenic drive on the Island Ring Road along the East Coast of Xiamen.
Overnight in Xiamen 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 03. Xiamen/Tulou Castle by car
Attractions: Tianluokeng hakka Tulou Cluster
Pick up from hotel and take a 3-hour scenic drive to Tianluokeng hakka cluster (田螺坑土楼群), located in Shuyang Town,take a overview at the top of the mountain (view platform). The castle, composed primarily of four round houses plus one rectangular earthen house, which is named 4 dishes and 1 soup.It is one of the most magnificent and well- preserved hakka houses in the area.
After having a traditional Hakka lunch at Tianluokeng Hakka house, roaming in the village to see their daily lives.
Then transfer to Xiaban Village(下坂村),visit Yuchanglou(裕昌楼)(leaning structure hakka house),then pass Taxia village(塔下村)(one of the beautiful village build along a stream),roaming at this water village,visit Zhang's clan ancestral hall(张氏堂), which is listed among the key culture relics protected under national level.
Transfer to Taxia village,Check in at the Tulou guesthouse; After dinner, enjoy a free walk at this quiet and peaceful town.
Overnight in Tulou Guest House
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 04. Tulou Castle/Xiamen by car
Attractions: Yongding Tulou Cluster
Check out from the hotel in the morning, transfer to Gaotou village(高头村), visit Chengqilou(承启楼),the largest grandess circular building composed by 4 cicular buildings. Then driving to Yongding Hakka Cultural Village(土楼客家民俗文化村). After having lunch, visit Yongding Hakka cultural village, including Zhenchenglou(振成楼) ( a magnificent building combining the Chinese style with the western style), Kuijulou(奎聚楼)( a palace style building),Fuyulou(福裕楼) ( a five-phoenix style building) , Rushenglou (如升楼)( a mini-sized circular building). Drive back to Xiamen in the afternoon.
Overnight in Xiamen5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 05. Xiamen/Wuyishan by bullet train
Transfer to Xiamen Railway Station to catch a 3-hour bullet train to Wuyishan. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel, free time.
Overnight in Wuyishan 5- star hotel
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 06. Wuyishan
Take a full day to enjoy the natural beauty of Mount Wuyi, a world Natural and Cultural Heritage Site. Float down the Jiuqu (nine twists) Stream（九曲溪）on bamboo rafts fitted with rattan chairs. Then visit Wuyi Palace（武夷宫）and ancient Song Street（宋街). Climb up Tianyou Peak（天游峰）- the sheer rock peak that stretches up into the sky.
Overnight in Wuyishan 5-star hotel
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Day 07. Departure from Wuyishan
Transferred to Wuyishan Railway station or airport where the tour concludes.
As one of the forerunners of the special economic zones of China, Xiamen is located at the southeast coast of China as "a gate of China."Xiamen is a tourist city of Fujian province famous for its attractive seascape. As one of the major seaports since ancient times, Xiamen boasts a wide gulf with deep water but withour freezing and sitting. Consisting of Xiamen Island, Gulangyu Island, the north bank area of the Jiulong River and Tong'an County, Xiamen is connected with the mainland by the Gaoji Seawall, Xiamen Bridge, and other links. Xiamen has been called the Egret Island because of hundreds of thousands of egrets inhabiting there. This is due to the beautiful scenery, the fresh air and the clean environment of the city.
Due to its subtropical monsoon climate with mild weather all year round except the typhoon months, Xiamen is an ideal tourist destination for People all over the world. It is a typical coastal city with abundant tourist attractions such as islands, mountains, temples and parks, providing tourists with a full sightseeing schedule. The well-known Gulangyu Island, Nanputuo Temple, as well as other tourist areas like Jimei, Wanshiyan, and the like, are highly recommended. A sea tourist route is also available for you to enjoy the amazing scenery of the many beautiful small islands around the city.
Being the hometown of many overseas Chinese, Xiamen has actually benefited from the contributions made by these people and its economy has advanced rapidly. To promote its tourism industry, Xiamen has established not only the corresponding infrastructures, but also a great variety of entertainment centers. The folk customs of the minorities, varied local festivals, and especially the particular local dishes and snacks are lures to visitors.
Visitors can enjoy Xiamen's unique scenery not only during the day but also at night. They can take a walk beside the Yuandang Lake in the evening to see how Xiamen is transformed into a different setting-mushrooming lighted artistic sculptures, the scent of the sea, and romantic enchanting appearance with neon light until it is time for commercial businesses and residential buildings to close, or "sleep", for the night and lights are no-longer on.
Gulangyu Island is one of Xiamen's most famous tourist attractions. This beautiful island is called Island of Piano, because it is almost every single family on the island owns a piano. Another must is Xiamen bland is University, where there is the most beautiful campus in China, with old traditional buildings and a tranquil lake outside the foreign language department.
Compared to many other cities in Chin Xiamen is definitely a very vibrant, affluent, and modem place.
In 1999, Mount Wuyi was inscribed on the list of world heritage by UNESCO.
Located in the south of Wuyishan city, Fujian Province, Mount Wuyi covers an area of 60 square kilometers. As a typical Danbxia landform, most of the hills here are made of red sandstone with stunning mountain view. The steep but flat on top is a wonderful place to view the sun rising and sun set. Moreover, Mount Wuyi is a seat for three religions including Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. There are temples and old building on the mountain to explore. The site of the Wuyi Palace built in the seventh century for emperors to conduct sacrificial activities remains today. It had been an important center of China's Taoism and was listed as one of the top nine Taoist Temples in the 10th century.
The ruin of Han City was also part of the heritage with the best preserved ancient city for Han dynasty in Southern China. There are potteries, tiles, bronze vessels etc. that were excavated here so that the travelers can imagine the high standard of the city from the exhibition.
CNY140.00 per ticket
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Luggage - We suggest you to take one main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Don’t overload yourself, because you have to carry your own baggage.
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Accommodation - Each tour lists the hotel standard, you can check it before your booking, The hotels are selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range differently from tour to tour. In some remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities. Please note that there is no international classification system for hotels, and differences and quality do exist between the European Countries and China, though it is marked 4 or 5 star hotel.
In bigger cities and large towns the standard is similar although on a lesser scale. In small towns or villages where tourism is less prevalent, the hotels we use are smaller and facilities are more limited, though we generally stay in the best place in town. Rooms will still be en suite but rooms can be basic. Plumbing and electricity supplies can be somewhat erratic and although the welcome is warm, service levels may be less efficient than you may be used to.
Booking a Single Room – Silkroadtrips are pleased to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Kindly note our single supplement do not include sharing cabins on the overnight trains or cruises. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.
Aboard the overnight sleeper train, berths are usually in 1st class ‘soft sleeper’ lockable compartments for 4 which have 2 sets of bunks with clean bedding provided. WC and washbasins are provided for shared use at the end of each carriage. Hot meals and snacks are sold to your berth on all overnight journeys. In times of large demand we may have to travel in 2nd class ‘hard sleeper’ which consists of sectioned off compartments for 6,leading off an open plan carriage.
Bullet trains are getting popular, it is very modern with a high velocity of 300km per hour. There are western toilets, dinning car on the bullet trains, and normally for short distance running 1—8 hours.
You can check in 20 kg baggage and carry 5kg hand bag with you while boarding a flight in China. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.
Eating is always an important part of the tours. Each tour of Silkroadtrips has listed the included meals, please check it on-line. Our professional guide will always arrange the meals at clean local restaurants to taste different food with different budget approximately from CNY20 to CNY200 per person per meal. Please check our webpage for Chinese Cuisine as below.
Tipping - If you're happy with the services provided then a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. Tipping is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across China and other Asian countries. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.
The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:
Restaurants: Tipping is not common practice at restaurants in China or Tibet.
Tour guides: Throughout your tour you may at times have local guides or national guide. We suggest CNY10-15 per person per day for guides.
Porters: In some hotels a porter may offer to carry your bag to your room. We suggest CNY5 per bag for porters.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest that you tip only those more involved with the group (for example those that help you with your bags etc). CNY5-10 per person per day is generally appropriate.
Optional Extras - Our standard tours are planned to be as fully inclusive as possible. However, from time-to-time you may be suggested to join optional tours/sightseeing in addition to the standard sightseeing planned for that city. Such options are at an additional cost, with prices ranging from 20-200 CNY per person. If you do not wish to take part in any optional extras, you will have the option of enjoying some free time at leisure or to return to the hotel.
Personal Expenses - Kindly check the inclusions for your tour, you will need to take some extra money to cover drinks, laundry and souvenirs, plus any additional sightseeing that may be offered to you. Based on the advice of previous customers an approximate amount of $250 per week should be sufficient; however for those that can’t resist a bargain, consider allocating a higher amount.
Electricity Supply & Plugs
China operates on a 220V and uses a combination of US/European and Chinese style plugs in most hotel rooms. You can buy an international adaptor before the tour