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3 Days Joyous Xiamen & Tulou Tour with Huandao Road Cycling

Fun with Coastal Xiamen Biking & Fujian Tulou Treasure


Have more fun at leisure and refreshing coastal Xiamen?

This 3 days Xiamen tour is specially designed for your more fun discovery in Xiamen with an exciting 1-hour cycling experience along the colorful Huandao Road belting Xiamen main island. Also, you will have a rich panorama of the well-known Gulangyu with over 50 UNESCO World Heritage international architectures and enjoy an interesting but also meaningful walk along Zhongshan Road for a wonderful marvel at the lined Fujian featured arcade buildings with fine carvings. Of course, you will not miss the best match with Xiamen - Fujian Tulou and marvel at those top amazing Hakka earthen buildings in various shapes and styles from outside to walking in and figure out why they have also been named as a World Cultural Heritage! Take this tour to start your fun discovery of Xiamen and Tulou!

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy a fun and exciting cycling at Huandao Road to appreciate the beautiful way with blue sky, golden beach, azure sea, green grove, etc. Along the seashores;
  • Appreciate the intriguing scenery, historical international architectures and relics, literal atmosphere at must-see Gulangyu Island;
  • Marvel at the most famous Earthen Buildings at Nanjing County from different angles, key part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage - Fujian Tulou;
  • Feel the jubilant historical Zhongshan Road to feel its long CBD charm and admire the outstanding arcade buildings.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Xiamen - Nanjing - Xiamen
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
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Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want
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Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Xiamen

Welcome to Xiamen, the Garden City on the Sea! Your local guide and driver will meet you at the arrival hall of Xiamen airport or railway stations and then escort you to your hotel at Xiamen downtown and help you with the check-in.

After a short break, head to take a 20-minutes’ ferry to Gulangyu Island from Xiamen downtown. It is the No.1 attraction in Xiamen and also a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage with dozens of precious historical architectures built by people from the UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, etc. during the Second Opium War, thus, this little island of 1.88 s.q.m wide is regarded as “International Architecture Museum” with relic sites of 13 embassies from 18th-19th centuries. Roam along the old alleys to appreciate those left sites of churches, mansions, villas, banks and museums telling the historical stories of Gulangyu. Walk up to the most famous Sunlight Rock and catch the wonderful panorama of the large group of red and pink Western styled architectures with dotted emerald trees. Then, go to discover the must-see Shuzhuang Garden that is the classic model of traditional Chinese garden on the sea. Take a leisure stroll amongst the twisty corridors, ancient halls with flying eaves and blue tiles, delicate pavilions, poetic gardens and ponds, etc. facing the shimmering sea and feel its traditional Chinese literal beauty contrasting to the western charm surrounding. Step into the outstanding Piano Museum which boasts an awesome collection of nearly 100 precious old pianos from all over the world for your worthy musical inspiration. Enjoy your architectural savory and then take the ferry back to Xiamen downtown.

Then, take a leisure walk at Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street of 1,198 meters long, which was from 1925 and the past CBD in Xiamen during the Republic of China period. Now, it is still the most famous and prosperous commercial street in Xiamen. Stroll along to appreciate abundant well-preserved beautiful old arcade buildings in Chinese, Western and South Asian styles with delicate carvings and the street charm with rich South Fujian flavor. You can find some local popular food for a good try!

After the visiting, Your guide and driver will escort you to your hotel in Xiamen. Have a good rest!

Arrival Ideals: Xiamen has frequent daily flights from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, Kunming, etc. Besides, you can take a bullet train from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guilin, Fuzhou, Huangshan, and so on.

Sightseeing from Sunlight Rock Shuzhuang Garden Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street
Day 2 Xiamen - Nanjing Tulou - Xiamen (B, L)

After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet at your hotels and then escort you to see the earthen buildings (Tulou) in Nanjing County with a 3-hour scenic drive. Nanjing Tulou is a key part of Fujian Tulou that are the traditional dwelling houses of Chinese Hakka people with round, square or rectangular appearance for living in family groups and have been listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site in 2008.

First, walk up to the viewing platform to have a bird’s eye view of the must-see Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster from the best angle, which is the most famous earthen building cluster known as “Four Dishes and a Soup” with 3 round, 1 oval and 1 rectangular well preserved earthen building looking really like a set of meal on the natural tablecloth of the lush mountain an graceful rice terraces surrounding.

Next, go to discover Yuchang Building that was built during 1308-1338. It is the present oldest Tulou and the largest and highest round Tulou with highest floor height in Nanjing region. Also, it is famous as “Zigzag Building” because it looks about to totter with a maximum inclination of 15 degrees due to weather beats and earthquakes, however, it stands quite still till nowadays. Walk into this Tulou and closely look at the zigzag wooden pillars which have well supported such huge building for over 600 years.

Then, visit Taxia Village. With an “S” shaped stream floating across the entire village, two earthen buildings located just right on the two curves, and multiple big and small Tulou built along the banks, this village is reputed as a “Water Town of Taichi” with rich Tulou flavor. You will not miss Yude Building known as “Apron Building”, Deyuan Hall with outstanding sculptures of birds, beasts and flowers and also the 24 Hakka stone flagpoles beside the semilunar pond.

After the visiting, your guide and driver will escort your back to your hotel in Xiamen. Have a good sleep!

Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster Yuchanglou (Zigzag Building) Taxia Village
Day 3 Xiamen & Xiamen Departure (B)

Today, after breakfast, your guide and driver will escort you from your hotel to visit Huandao Road, which is the main track of Xiamen International Marathon belting Xiamen Island. Rent a bike under the help of your guide and enjoy your exciting scenic cycling along Huandao Road from Zengcuoan to Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center (about 1 hour, 8.5 km). Get relaxed on the beautiful “golden coastal line”, which is also praised as “Five Colors Road’ with the blue sea, golden beaches, green grassland, red track and gray highway! You can make some short stops to savor the pleasant seascape and palm grove, various interesting sculptures, sunshine at a quiet soft beach, little salty sea breeze and the strong ideal island charm of Xiamen City.

Next, go to visit Nanputuo Temple (South Putuo Temple) of more than 1,000 years old. Enter the temple to admire a grand cluster of Buddhist halls with flying eaves and yellow tiles standing layer by layer under century-old trees and against the emerald mountain and pray in front of the holy Buddhas. Meanwhile, immerse into the peaceful atmosphere with locals taking a break around the large lotus pond, traditional Chinese pavilions, corridors, etc.. Later, walk about 20 minutes up to Wulao Peak to have a terrific bird’s eye view of the beautiful Xiamen University, Xiamen Port and the nearby islets on the blue sea!

After the tour, your guide and driver will escort you the airport/railway station to catch the flight or train to your next destination. Tour ends!

Cycling at Huandao Road Nanputuo Temple Panorama

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