Day 1: Be met at Xiamen Airport and transferred to the dock and take the ferry to Gulang Islet, a tiny and nice island south to Xiamen City.
Arrive in Xiamen be welcome at the airport and then check in hotel in Gulangyu (Gulang Islet); we will take ferry on the dock, and a battery cart will take us to the nearest station to the hotel. Free strolling the beautiful Island after check-in.
PS: you could choose hotel in downtown Xiamen City, if time permit, we could take a visit to Gulang Islet after check-in.
Accommodation: hotel or guest house on Gulang Islet
Day 2: Be drived from Xiamen to Zhangzhou, visit Tianluokeng Earthen Buildings, Yuchang Earthen Building and Taxia Village.Program:
After breakfast, you private vehicle will take you from Xiamen City to Shuyang Town, Nanjing County of Zhangzhou City (150 km, about 2.5 hours driving), to visit the unique architecture – Earthen Building (Tulou). Sightseeinig include Tianluokeng Earthen Buildings, Yuchang Earthen Building and Taxia Village.
Overnight in beautiful Taxia Village.
-Tianluokeng Earthen Buildings: it is located on the hillside, 5 earthen buildings (3 roundness, 1 tetragonum and 1 oval) compose a group. The Huang Family use 170 years (1796 - 1996)to complete these amazing buildings.
-Yuchang Earthen Building:it is the largest and oldest existing round earthen building in China. It is build around 1368 AD, with 5th floors. The features of this building include: tilted pillars, the five elements and lots of wells.
-Taxia Village: “Watery village in mountains”. The village was built in 1426 AD, with 300 families staying here now. Large and small earthen buildings built along the river, beautiful and peace village.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
local guest house in Taxia Village
Day 3: Today we will go on discovery to Yongding District of Longyan City: Chengqi Earthen Building, Zhencheng Earthen Building and Hongkeng Village.Program:
After breakfast, we will drive from Taxia Village to Chengqi Earthen Building
(9km, about 20 minutes driving)in Gaobei Village, Gaotou Town, Yongding District of Longyan City; Chengqi Building is a castle not jsut a building. After that, we will go to another earthen buildings village - Hongkeng Village
(7 km, about 10 minutes driving), to enjoy the pretty "Prince Earthen Building" - Zhencheng Earthen Building
and other buildings in the village.
After all the program, we will drive back to Xiamen downtown （160 km, about 2.5 hours driving）.
-Chengqi Earthen Building: "The King of Earthen Building", it is with 4 floors of beyongd building and 4 rounds of buildings inside - to - outside. 3 generations of Jiang family keeped on working and finally we could see this castle like earthen building.
-Zhencheng Earthen Building: Famous for its architectural design (mixed west-east pattern), decoration and eight diagrams project. The building belongs to Lin Family in Hongkeng Village.
-Hongkeng Village: from the 13th century, Lin Family moved here and passing down. Earthen buildings were build for defending against enemies. Now, the oldest 13th century's earthen buildings (Congyu Building and Nanchang Building) have collapsed; 13 Ming Dynasty buildings and 33 Qing Dynasty buildings are existing.
PS: If your flight tomorrow is in the afternoon, you could choose to stay in Hongkeng Village instead of Xiamen downtown. Upon your request.
hotel (3-5 star) in downtown Xiamen
Day 4: Be drived to Xiamen Airport for your flight to next destination. End of Service.
Check- out before 12:00 am, and be transferred to Xiamen Airport for your flight to next destination.
*Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are
subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).
*All meals as specified in the itinerary.
*Transportations between cities specified above in the itinerary.
*Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by
private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.
*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.
*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.