Fujian Tulou 5 Day Hakka Culture Tour

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Duration
5 days
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Chinese, English
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What You'll Do
  • Immerse yourself in the local Hakka culture in contact with local people
  • Stay for nights in a genuine Fujian Tulou
  • Tea plantation visit & Tasting
Overview
In this amazing tour you will explore the majestic world heritage Fujian Tulou – Hakka Residential Earthen House based in Yongding, which is called the kingdom of Fujian Tulou, experience the legendary Hakka culture and immerse the authentic rural life.
What to Expect
In Fujian Tulou, you can taste the real Hakka cuisine, drink mellow Hakka rice wine and taste Hakka tea, learn Hakka language with local people and live in the distinctive Hakka Earthen residential house. Peitian Ancient Village – The “Forbidden City” in the south and Mount Guanzhai will bring you back to Ming and Qing dynasty which can be dated back to 800 years ago.

Day 1 Xiamen Arrival: Airport transfer, Check in Hotel in Xiamen, Visit Gulangyu Islands in the afternoon. GulangYu Island is in the southwestern of Xiamen city, it takes just 10 minutes by local ferry boat.There are many colonial buildings built after the Opium War, including the Britain, the America, France, German, Spain, etc. There are many famous pianists in China from this island, and the piano ownership rate is the highest in China. This beautiful island has some tourist attractions including Crag of Sunlight and Shuzhuang Garden. It is very relaxing to wander along the winding small paths and hunt for some interesting souvenirs at shops.

Day 2 Yongding
08:00 Your driver will transfer you to Fujian Tulou in Yongding Area in Longyan City, Fujian Province (2.5-3 hour’s drive). On the way, you will see banana plantations and coffee plantations. Stop in a tea field. You will take a walk in the tea plantation plucking tea leaves or just breathing the fresh air. You will also visit a tea house to watch an artistic Chinese tea ceremony and sip a cup of tasty Chinese tea. According to historical documents, tea has been produced in the Fujian area for more than 1600 years. Fujian province produces 5 different types of tea - oolong tea, black tea, green tea, white tea and scented tea. The production techniques for all of these teas (except green tea) originated in Fujian province. Fujian is also the home of 336 varieties of tea plant - the largest number in all of China.

Day 3 Yongding
08:00 Get up early and trek along the field path in the back mountain of Chuxi to see the beautifule idyllic views. You will also have chance to pick up local fruits and even try the primitive farm work. The terraced fields are built along the sloe-winding riverside up to the mountain top. They look like great chains or ribbons hung on the hillsides as they wind round the contours in tiered bands. 10:00 Visit Yantai Village, one of the most beautiful hakka village, where you will see the breathtaking scenery of terraced rice fields, and feel the best communal living atmosphere. 14:00 Visit Nanxi Tulou Valley, which is called the "Great Wall of Tulou" with more than 100 earth buildings in the valley stretching for 10km. Zhenfulou, Yanxianglou are Recommended tulous to visit. An optional 2-hour biking trip is available there, you can reserve with our tour guide. You can also choose to visit a village school.

Day 4 Liancheng
08:00 Head for Liancheng, Check in 5-star Tinayi Hotspring Resort.11:00 Visit Peitian Ancient Cillag–the Forbidden City in the south. Being a well preserved ancient Hakka village, Peitian Ancient Village lies on the foot of the major scenic resort of China -- Guanzhai Mountain in Liancheng
County, Fujian Province. Since the Ming and the Qing Dynasties, the village has served as a key interchange station connecting official roads to Changting and Liancheng. The history of this "Peitian Ancient Folk House" is more than 800 years, which can date back to the Southern Song Dynasty.  14:00 Visit Mount Guanzhai in Liancheng, Enjoy the breathtaking landscape. Danxia landforms, a unique type of petrographic geomorphology, are widely distributed in Southeast China including Guangdong, Fujian, and Jiangxi. In Fujian, there are three main scenic spots gifted with Karsts or Danxia landforms: Wuyi Mountain, Dajin Lake Scenic Spot of Taining, and Guanzhai Mountain Senic Spot of Liancheng. Every year, thousands of visitors travel to appreciate the beauty of Danxia landform. The so called Guanzhai Mountain is because the shape of the mountain is like an official's hat in the ancient times when looked from afar. It is considered as the Holy Mountain of Hakka. The whole scenic spot is composed by 9 parts. As a scenic spot of Danxia landform, Guanzhi Mountain is rich in various strange stones and rocks. Some are like cars; some are like monkeys, etc. Among all the rocks, the most famous and interesting one is a pair of rocks called Shengming Zhigen and Shengming Zhimen. The shapes of these two rocks are just like the genitals of males and females, and the name of the rock means the beginning of the life.

Day 5 Liancheng / Xiamen
09:00 Head back for Xiamen, Arrive at around 12:00.
What's Included
  • Air-conditioned Transportation and driver
  • Accommodation with Breakfast
  • Entrance Fees
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Surprise Gift
  • Visit Tea Plantation
  • Tea-tasting in Hakka Family
What's Not Included
  • Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Ximen
  • Insurance
  • Meals
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Expenses for extra staying.
Meeting Point

Meet at Xiamen Airport (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
- All Meals are excluded: Costs about 30-35RMB each, our tour guide will assist you to order.
- Tipping Standard: 50-100RMB per day for Tour Guide, 40-50RMB per day for Driver.
- We are flexible, we can stop on the way for you to look into the local lifestyle.

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