4 days' Hakka culture experience

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In this 4-day trip to Yongding and Zhangzhou, you will visit the earth buildings, exploring the culture of Hakka people. Through these round or square residences for Hakka people, you will soon realize the simplicity of their life in these fortified Tulou in the countryside of Fujian.

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Arrive in Xiamen

Upon arrival at the Xiamen Airport, your guide will meet you at the arrival hall and then you will be transferred to have lunch. After lunch, you will mount the Hulishan Fortress to overlook the sea. You will enjoy a splendid view of the expanse of water out of sight and the islands beyond. Redeveloped in part museum, you can admire weapons, uniforms and beautiful guns. They are of great rarity. This is definitely worth a visit.

Time for this evening, you can relax or explore the neighborhood on your own. You can ask for a great restaurant for your dinner.

 

 

Meals/Accommodation

Lunch Included 

Culture of Earth Buildings

This morning, you will leave for Yongding County, a 3-hour drive from Xiamen. Wander the cobbled streets of the village and discover the most beautiful Yongding Tulou. These Hakka earth buildings will be available for visitors. Real architectural heritage classified under UNESCO, these houses circular or square, large or small, are a marvel created by wisdom. Midday, you will take your meal at a restaurant in the Hongkeng village. Here you can enjoy local specialties such as rice and vegetables that have been grown in the region. During your walk in this county, admire the largest Yongding Tulou, “Chengqi Lou” as well as the prince of Tulou, “Zhengcheng Lou”. After these imposing circular earth building go for the square Tulou “Kuiju Lou” and one of the smallest earth building, “Rusheng Lou”. Some are these areas are still inhabited by locals, so you can observe the daily life of the Hakka people. Moreover, you will have even the chance to sleep in one of these fortified farms in order to fully soak up the atmosphere.

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Fortified Dwellings

Today, go 70 miles towards the east of Yongding for the Nanjing Tulou, Fujian true architectural heritage. Find a set of the impressive Hakka earth buildings, Tianluokeng. This Tulou group will amaze you with their beautiful decoration and splendid panorama from a hill overlooking. Then head to the Tulou of Yuchang Lou which is distinguished for having the pillars not perpendicular. This has also earned the nickname building zigzag.
Then, visit the small Taxia village. Follow the river through the village to see the old Hakka fortified farmhouses. Here, people have kept their traditional way of life and open the cover of their house so that you appreciate the special architecture. You also discover the hall of ancestors Zhang, true cultural relic in this region.

By late afternoon, you will return to Xiamen.

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 


European Styles with Traditional Chinese Style

This morning, take the ferry to Gulangyu Island. Being isolated, the quiet reign in this haven of peace is far away from hustle and bustle. Stroll in the Garden Shuzhuang and rainforest. You enjoy the beautiful view of the sea and even visit the museum of piano and instruments of great rarity. Then enjoy a ride on the Sunlight Rock where you have a more comprehensive view. Finally, as you stroll through the peaceful streets of the island you can admire some of the most delightful western houses of the early twentieth century. You can even visit one of them, the Haitian villa where you will see a puppet show.

After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight.

 

Meals/Accommodation

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

No hotel

3 destinations

Travel 650km

5 attractions and activities

Include

  • Natural and cultural heritage ( 5 )
  • The Constructions ( 5 )
  • Chinese Lifestyle ( 4 )
  • Culture of Ethnic Minority ( 2 )


Arrive in Xiamen

 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Hulishan Fortress

Accommodation

Economy: Wujiayuan Boutique Guest House

Superior: Gulang Villa Hotel

Deluxe: Gulangyu Yangjiayuan Hotel

Culture of Earth Buildings

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Yongding Tulou

Accommodation

Economy: Fuyulou Changdi Tulou Lodge

Superior: Fuyulou Changdi Tulou Lodge

Deluxe: King Tulou Hotel

Fortified Dwellings

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Nanjing Tulou,Taxia Village

Accommodation

Economy: Wujiayuan Boutique Guest House

Superior: Gulang Villa Hotel

Deluxe: Gulangyu Yangjiayuan Hotel


European Styles with Traditional Chinese Style

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

 

Sights:Gulangyu Island

Accommodation

No hotel

  • Yongding Tulou

  • Nanjing Tulou

  • Taxia Village

  • Hulishan Fortress

  • Gulangyu Island

Prices

Prices: Price may vary depending on the season, the price of transport and other external reasons. (Quoted in U.S. dollars and based on per person)

Classes 4 persons
Economy 0
Superior 0
Deluxe 719

General Price Inclusion of Private Tours

1. The entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.(Including any cruise). 
2. Professional and private english-speaking guide for airport transfer (train station transfer) and sightseeing. 
3. Private and well-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver for airport transfer (train staion transfer) and sightseeing. 
4. Meals as stated in the itinerary. Chinese meal in a tourist restaurant or a local restaurant. The number of dishes varies according to the number of persons in the group. The meal also includes a glass of softdrink or beer.
5. Accommodations usually with breakfasts as state in the itinerary. Prices given are calculated on the basis of a double room or a twin-bed room for one night. When requesting a single room, a supplement will be required. Usually,the room is available from 11 am and must be vacated by noon the next day. 
6. Service Charge and government taxes. 
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance. 
Your entire tour is covered by the travel agency's liability insurance, the insurance is directly regulated by the National Tourism Administration of China. This insurance covers accidents that transpire as a result of any services caused by a travel agency. It doesn't cover any incidents or physical problems occurring outside of the tour period caused by clients themselves. We, therefore, recommend you purchase additional travel insurance in your home country before departure. 


Excluded from the General Price of Private Tours

1. Chinese visa application fee. 
2. International flights fee 
3. Overload luggage fee. 
4. Tips for guides and drivers. 
5. Personal expenses. (such as room service, laundry, telephone bill...). The settlement of these expenses will be done when you check out. The deposit, which will be requested when you check in, will be returned on departure.

 


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