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6 Days Xiamen Nanjing Tulou & Yellow Mountain Amusing Tour

Xiamen / Nanjing Tulou / Xiamen / Huangshan

Novelties in Southern China!

Why put Xiamen and Huangshan together in a trip? Because it is time to refresh your impression on China now. Great Wall, Forbidden City, Pandas, Shanghai skyscrapers, Xian Terracotta Warriors, beautiful Yangshuo… these places are great and famous, but are only parts of China, representing the Classic Travelling Experiences in China. While in Xiamen and Huangshan, you will see and experience something quite different. Besides, Huangshan is only about 4 hours high speed train ride from Xiamen, and the landscapes along the railway are very stunning.

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-XNHS-06
  • Price : request
  • Trip Length : 6D/5N
  • Theme : Hiking / Culture / Photography

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Walk into the villages of Tulous, the vast, packed-earth and round buildings, and exploe the unique living styles of local Hakka people.
  • Experience the best of the colonial and Chinese intersection in Gulangyu Island where more than 1000 colonial villages sitting with shaded warrens of Chinese backstreets.
  • Hike the most beautiful mountains in China - Yellow Mountain, and admire its archetypal granite peaks and twisted pines.
  • Using high speed bullet train as the major transportation which is fast (average speed over 250km/h), comfortable and punctual.
6 Days Xiamen Nanjing Tulou & Yellow Mountain Amusing Tour
  • Day 1 ~ 3 Visit Xiamen and Tulou
    It's flexible for you to arrive at Xiamen by flight or train. You will be picked up by local tour guide to check in your hotel. In the Day 2, you will have a day excursion visit to Tulou, the Hakka earth buildings in Nanjing County. Day 3 is for you to explore the highlights in Xiamen and take a high speed train to Huangshan (4.5 hours).
  • Day 4 ~ 5 Yellow Mountain Hiking
    On the Day 4, transfer by park bus from the mountain foot to Yungu Temple to take a cableway to North Sea Scenic Area. Hike to lofty Begin-to-Believe Peak and West Sea Grand Canyon, Bright Summit and Flying-over Rock. On the Day 5, get up early to enjoy the sunrise, then visit the sights on the Lion Peak. Lastly, take a cable car down the mountain, and transfer back to Huangshan city.
  • Day 6 Visit Xidi Hongcun & Departure
    Today, you are going to visit two remarkable ancient villages, best examples of ancient Huizhou-style architecture, which are listed in UESCO World Heritage Sites - Hongcun and Xidi. After the sightseeing, it’s time for departure. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to catch your flight/train to next destination. Our service ends.
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Day 1 Xiamen Arrival

Xiamen airport / railway station pick up, and check in hotel.

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.

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Day 2 Xiamen - Nanjing Tulou - Xiamen (B, L)

Today's highlights: Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster, Yuchanglou, Taxia Village, Chengqilou

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.

  • Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster
  • Yuchanglou Yuchanglou
  • Chengqilou facade Chengqilou facade

Day 3 Xiamen & High Speed Train to Huangshan (B, L)

Today's highlights: Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple

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 a high speed train to Huangshan North Railway Station. Get picked up by local tour guide after arriving at the railway station, then transfer to check in your hotel in Huangshan City.

  • Beautiful Gulangyu Island Beautiful Gulangyu Island
  • Amazing Beach of Gulangyu Island Amazing Beach of Gulangyu Island
  • South Putuo Temple South Putuo Temple

Day 4 Mt. Huangshan ( B )

Today's highlights: West Sea Grand Canyon Hiking

Today after breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel, then drive about 80 kilometers (1.5 hours) to the foot of Mount Huangshan (Yellow Mountain), the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of the most beautiful mountains in China. Your memorable Huangshan trip starts!

To save energy and time, you will directly transfer by park bus from the mountain foot to Yungu Temple to take a cableway to upper beautiful sightseeing area of Huangshan Mountain – North Sea Scenic Area which is famous for marvelous precipitous peaks, beautiful giant pine trees and far-reaching vision. Walk to lofty Begin-to-Believe Peak (1668m) to stretch your eyesight over cloud seas to far distance, and then hike about 40 minutes to Dispelling Cloud Pavilion to look down the Dreamland - West Sea Grand Canyon. Walk down along the stone steps to the bottom of the canyon while enjoying the Avatar-like rising rock peaks, unfathomable cliffs, bizarre stones and tenacious pine trees. 

Generally speaking, it takes about 3 hours for energetic hiker to hike from the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion, via 1st Ring and 2nd Ring to the bottom and return to the starting point. For beginners, children, and senior travelers, you can decide the hiking length on your own according to your physical condition, usually 2 hours for the 1st Ring and 2.5hrs for the 2nd Ring. In the bottom of the canyon, there is also a monorail cable trains for those who don’t want to return by walking to transfer back to the peak area. 

If time and energy allow, you can spend about one hour to explore the Sky Sea Scenic Area where you can enjoy the sunset from the second highest peak - Bright Summit (1840m), visit the incredible Flying-over Rock, then return back your hotel and have a good rest.

(Please Note: from December to the late March of next year, West Sea Grand Canyon is usually closed for the cold weather and heavy snow. Please feel free to contact us to adjust your itinerary)

  • Amazing Yellow Mountain in Winter Amazing Yellow Mountain in Winter
  • Breathtaking Scenery of Yellow Mountain - West Sea Breathtaking Scenery of Yellow Mountain
  • Happy Tourists in Yellow Mountain Happy Tourists in Yellow Mountain

Day 5 Mt. Huangshan ( B )

Today's highlights: Sunrise, Lion Peak, Tunxi Ancient Street

Get up early (usually around 5am to 6am) to enjoy the magnificent sunrise from Huangshan. We suggest you watch the sunrise from the Refreshing Terrance which is only a few minutes’ walking from Beihai Hotel. In good-weather days, you can see clearly the golden light of the sun piercing the mists, and rocky peaks rising above the frothy, ever-changing sea of white clouds. After the sunrise, get back to your hotel for breakfast.

Continue on your wonderful sightseeing on the Yellow Mountain to see the famous Dawn PavilionStone Monkey Watching the Sea on the Lion Peak (1690m). Then walk along the wood path to the cable station to take a cable car to exit the mountain. Your driver is ready at the mountain foot to transfer you back to Huangshan City for lunch.

After lunch, go for a relaxing stroll on the 900-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street to appreciate authentic old Huizhou-style architectures. Next comes an interesting visit to Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory to find out how ancient Chinese people produce ink sticks (major item used to write and paint in ancient time).

The rest of today is free for you to relax and have a good rest.

  • Tunxi Ancient Street Survived Relatively Untouched Tunxi Ancient Town
  • Stone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak) Stone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak)

Day 6 Hongcun - Xidi - Huangshan Departure ( B )

Today's highlights: Moon Lake, Southern Lake Academy, Xidi Village

Today, you are going to visit two remarkable ancient villages, best examples of ancient Huizhou-style architecture, which are listed in UESCO World Heritage Sites – Hongcun and Xidi. Quite different from other traditional ancient villages in China, the layout, landscape, architectural form, decoration, and construction techniques all retain the original features Hongcun and Xidi are much more exquisite and grandiose, because they were built by successful officials or merchants returning home from official appointments and business.

Hongcun, originated during Song Dynasty (960-1276), is praised as the most beautiful village in China. It is famous as the ancient village in the Chinese painting. The most beautiful sites are the Moon Lake, the crescent-like pond surrounded by several grand dwellings, and Southern Lake Academy, a private ancient school served for the village. One interesting fact is that the whole village is arranged in the shape of an ox. The famous Oscar-winner film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon were filmed in Hongcun.

Xidi Village is only about 10km from Hongcun. Its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life. Xidi is a magnificent villager of imperial officers. It contributed about 130 government officials, some of whom were dignitaries in the imperial courts, during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Currently, there are still 124 well-preserved ancient dwelling with unique style in the village. 

After the sightseeing, it’s time for departure. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to catch your flight/train to next destination. Our service ends.

  • Hongcun - the masterpiece of ancient Hui architecture Hongcun - the masterpiece of ancient Hui architecture
  • Archway at Xidi Ancient Village Archway at Xidi Ancient Village

The quotation for this trip is from Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons.
2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities in your itinerary and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate. If you want a lower price, you can get more people to join you, or use economy class hotels.
3. This price is only valid to March 31, 2020.
4. Reference exchange rate of USD 1= RMB 6.7. The final quote is based on current exchange rate. It may change according to the currency fluctuation, while the RMB quotation will be remained the same.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Domestic flights (economy class) and high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;
  • Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Accident insurance;
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

Check What our Customers Say...

Hello Tracy

We had a wonderful time in the mainland China. We are still in Hong Kong and will be flying back on Tues, the 12th. We’re enjoying our stay here too even though its raining. 

Go ahead and give me the link to trip advisor. I’ll be happy to share our experience to everyone.

Dan Bernardo‚ USA, March 10, 2019

Hi Vivien

We have arrived safely at Chengdu today. The driver is very nice and Ruby is wonderful. We have enjoyed the programme today. I will give a box of chocolate to Ruby on Tuesday to pass it on to you.

Thanks for arranging everything for us.

Regards

Khin‚ Myanmar, March 9, 2019

Dear Wonder,

The cruise is a great experience.  My family and I were happy with it.  Please see below for the answers. 
1. Is your travel consultant of our company fast enough to answer your E-mail and patient enough to answer your questions?

Yes.

2. How’s the experience of the cruise?

Great experience considered it was a river cruise in China.  Certainly Century cruise can learn from the ocean cruises to make their evening entertaining programme even more successful in terms of variety and quality, but for now those entertaining shows met my expectations.


I tried to look for another river cruise with another route for next year but it looks like the Yangtze 3 gorges river cruise is the only river cruise available.  I look forward to further development in future.

Best,

Eddy‚ Hong Kong, March 8, 2019

Hi Rita

Thank you for putting this trip together for us. The only thing that could have been better was the weather.  Something no one has control of, the views made up for the lack of Sunshine.

I think we made the right choice in our choice of boats and taking the up stream cruise.  The smaller boat was less crowded and very comfortable and the crew was outstanding.  

Attached are a few Photo's to share.

I will recommend you to others.

Thank you again.

 

 

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Enjoy the Cruise

Otto‚ USA, March 6, 2019

Hi Vivien,

I’m sorry I’ve taken so long to get back to you, but I had a huge amount of work to catch up on when I got back from your tour.

My wife and I had a really great time with your company and I was really impressed with how quickly you got back to me with answers to my questions (thanks again Vivienne! You were fantastic and really helpful!)

Your trip was well planned, and went amazingly smoothly. If there was one piece of advice I would give it would be to try to find out which train station exit to meet the guides at. The stations can be very large, crowded and a little intimidating if you have not been there before. While I knew we could always phone them, sometimes batteries run out or phone numbers are lost!

All your guides were excellent. Lily in Beijing was really friendly and was really informative. She seemed to know a lot about everything. The driver was also really friendly and was an excellent driver, particularly with the difficult, snowy roads on the day we went to the Wall.

Timo in Xi’an was perfect. His English was excellent and He helped us appreciate Xi’an, it’s history and it’s (especially) it’s food! We also really appreciated how he helped organise our trip to see the Xi’an traditional dances and dumpling feast, and also how the lady driving us was good enough to wait for us as we watched the show.

Terry was also good, but we didn’t get much time to get to know him with just the one day in Shanghai, and we had bad luck with the weather- heavy rain and low clouds made Shanghai a bit tricky for a proper tour!

We really enjoyed our trip with you and we would definitely recommend you to our friends. We also may well book tours for other areas of China in the future, as we may be teaching in China for a number of years and would like to see as much of it as we can during our time here.  

Thank you again for helping us have a wonderful vacation!

 

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Great Wall Covered by Snow

Alex and Cindy‚ UK, March 5, 2019
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  • Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster
  • Yuchanglou Yuchanglou
  • Chengqilou facade Chengqilou facade
  • Beautiful Gulangyu Island Beautiful Gulangyu Island
  • Amazing Beach of Gulangyu Island Amazing Beach of Gulangyu Island
  • South Putuo Temple South Putuo Temple
  • Amazing Yellow Mountain in Winter Amazing Yellow Mountain in Winter
  • Breathtaking Scenery of Yellow Mountain - West Sea Breathtaking Scenery of Yellow Mountain - West Sea
  • Happy Tourists in Yellow Mountain Happy Tourists in Yellow Mountain
  • Tunxi Ancient Street Tunxi Ancient Street
  • Stone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak) Stone Monkey Watching the Sea (on Lion Peak)
  • Hongcun - the masterpiece of ancient Hui architecture Hongcun - the masterpiece of ancient Hui architecture
  • Archway at Xidi Ancient Village Archway at Xidi Ancient Village

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1. How to travel by high speed trains in China?
Understanding China Train Designations
China trains are divided into two kinds: High Speed Trains and Normal Trains with different speeds, facilities and names. There are three kinds of High Speed Trains in China, differed by the letters G/D/C plus several digits. Generally speaking, G trains are faster and with better amenities. Normal trians are not recommended.
Facilities and Services in China’s High Speed Trains
All China high speed trains are fully air-conditioned and non-smoking. Western toliets are provided. There are also luggage racks, dining car, power plugs, water-dispenser and some other user-friendly facilities equipped on the train.
Which Class of Seat to Take
Second Class Seats, First Class Seats, Business Class Seats are three common seats you can find on most China high speed trains. First Class Seats are strongly recommended. They are larger and less-crowded.
How to Book China Train Tickets
Currently, you can only book China train tickets 30 days in advance. You can book on China Railway’s official website or some online travel agencies, or go to purchase tickets at any of China’s railway station. Passport is always required no matter you book online or at railway stations. If you book ticket online, you can collect ticket at the ticket counters in any railway station in China any time.
Security Check & Luggage Check
After arriving at railway station, firstly get your ticket and passport prepared and represent to the staff, and then pass Security Check & Luggage Check, and find the right boarding gate. It's easy and simple.
How to Handle Your Luggage
Travelling with luggages on China train is not a problem. If you take high speed trains, it will be easier to handle your luggage because there are plenty of spaces to place your luggage, and there are also many ways to deliver your luggages.
Related Tips about this tour
When is the best time to take this trip?
This tour is available all year around. Generally speaking, April to November is the best time to take this tour. In winter, West Sea Grand Canyon of Yellow Mountain is usually closed. But you can get good rates of hotels and other tour services. Rainfall is plentiful especially in July and August. The average temperature on the mountain is about 10C (50F), you should bring a coat even in summer. If you go to visit it in winter, bring warm clothes. Xiamen, with a subtropical monsoon climate, is mild and pleasant most of year. The annual temperature is 16.5 °C. There is no intense heat in summer and no extreme cold in winter in Xiamen. So, it is suitable for traveling all the year round and the best seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November).
Vehicle and Road Condition
In this tour, the driving hour is usually less 2 hours each day. Most of the roads are in good condition. There may be traffic jams in rush hours and holidays. We usually choose the suitable time to start your trip to avoid large traffic. Our drivers are licensed drivers with many years’ driving experience. All our vehicles are air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained.
Hotels and Dining
The choices for accommodation are flexible in this tour. The standards of hotels range from local 3-star to some international 5-star. We usually use 4-star and 5-star hotels for our customers to ensure better stays. All the hotels we choose are usually based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Air conditioning and Wi-Fi are usually available. Chinese food is mainly provided in this trip. Western food can be arranged too if you want.
Payment and Booking Guide
1. What kind of payment method do you accept?
PayPal, Wire Transfer/Bank Transfer, Western Union are acceptable before your arrival, and after your arrival, CASH is required.
2. How soon before our trip do you need payment?
Early booking is always better than being rushed, and we would suggest booking to be 2-3 month earlier than your arrival so as to guarantee the booking items. If you are interested in any of our tours, you can pay a deposit first and balance to be paid 30 days prior to your arrival. You can also choose to pay the full amount so as to avoid small loss caused by currency exchange rate fluctuation.
3. When should we pay the deposit and the balance?
Certain deposit will be paid if you decide to book, and balance is required to be paid 30 days prior to your arrival. If booking is less than 30 days, full payment is required.

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