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Xiamen is a coastal city with pleasant climate and fresh air in southeast China. Setting out for Gulangyu Island, you can see exquisite European-style buildings, stroll along the beautiful seaside beach and find some tasty local snacks. Besides, your Xiamen tour can also be extended to the scenic Mount Wuyi and Yongding Tulou to admire the unique round architectures in Chinese Hakka culture.

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Xiamen, a port city and a sought-after destination on the southeast coast of China, is blessed with beautiful landscape. Strolling around Gulangyu Island, you can unwind with a captivating harbor scenery. A day trip to the Hakka Tulou exposes you to a completely different culture. Taking a short high-speed train to Mount Wuyi, a world cultural and natural heritage site, makes a richer Xiamen vacation package. With our private Xiamen Tours, you will get an authentic travel experience, like a real insider.
To Hakka Tulou
The Hakka Tulou, a UNESO World Heritage site, is famous for its unique architectural style, ingenious structure and design, with no parallel anywhere else in the world. This kind of earth dwellings has many different shapes, such as round, square, rectangular, semi-circular, pentagonal and octagonal. They are also loaded with multiple functions, such as fire resistance, earthquake resistance, defense, etc. Even more amazingly, the Hakka Tulou is cool in summer and warm in winter with natural lighting and ventilation.

The Yongding Tulou Cluster and the Nanjing Tulou are rated the most brilliant Tulou examples. It takes 3 hours to drive from Xiamen to the Yongding Tulou Cluster and 2 hours to Nanjing Tulou.
The exterior of Hakka Tulou
Visit the Tulou inside
To Mount Wuyi
With a typical rose-cloud landform, Mount Wuyi is a favorite scenic spot and summer resort for tourists coming to Xiamen. If you have plenty of time, you may consider including a 2-3 days side trip to Mount Wuyi by taking the convenient D-train from Xiamen. There are 25 D-trains daily, and the journey is about 3 to 3.5 hours. You can climb the mountain, take a boat, and taste Da Hong Pao tea in addition to communing with nature.
Mount Wuyi is a perfect combination of natural landscape and cultural heritage
To Huangshan, Shenzhen, Hangzhou by bullet train or Shanghai, Beijing by flight
Xiamen enjoys convenient rail, water and air transportation. It takes only 4 hours by high-speed train to both Huangshan and Shenzhen. Some international cruise ships also call at Xiamen port. There are frequent flights to major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Xian and Chengdu. If you are going to visit these cities from Xiamen, please contact us to tailor-make your Xiamen tour itinerary to your liking.

Best Time to Visit Xiamen

With a mild climate, neither too cold in winter nor too hot in summer, Xiamen is a good place for a vacation most of the year. March to May and October to November are particularly inviting time to visit the city since the weather is usually fresh and sunny with blue skies and pleasant temperature. Although it is a bit cool from December to February, visitors can enjoy sightseeing in a relatively peaceful ambience. One may consider avoiding travelling around August since typhoon happen occasionally.
Xiamen greets you all year round!
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    4.726 Reviews
    Jeff
    USA
    Posted on August 04, 2020
    I think the earthen buildings in Yongding were more magnificent than those in Nanjing County. There were many rooms inside and people lived there, which was like a big family. The stunning Shuzhuang Garden in Gulangyu Island was worth seeing as well. A fantastic Xiamen trip!
    Ines
    USA
    Posted on July 07, 2020
    A leisurely Xiamen tour. The Shuzhuang Garden in Gulangyu Island was very beautiful. There were traditional pavilions, terraces, open halls, lakes, and rockeries as well as western architecture. No matter the inside garden scenery or the outside sea view was stunning. I enjoyed strolling around the garden. The guide’s explanation was very interesting, which made me better understand the unique architecture. Jimei Study Village which had local architectural style and western features also deserved a visit. A lot of stone carvings and reliefs in Turtle Park also surprised me! ... More
    Susan
    United Kingdom
    Posted on June 16, 2020
    The itinerary was reasonable and not in a hurry. The daily travel route went smoothly according to the description. I visited the huge and well-preserved Tianluokeng Earthen Building Cluster. The guide introduced that the earthen buildings were usually built in round or square shape with many rooms on each floor. Such kind of building style was so unique and I saw it for the first time. Yongding possessed various towers in different periods. When I visited the towers inside, I could feel the spirit of unity of local residents. I liked the earthen building very much! I was very satisfied with the Xiamen tour!!! ... More
    Overtoom
    Australia
    Posted on May 27, 2020
    The itinerary of the 3 days Mount Wuyi tour was reasonable and tight. Mount Wuyi was very beautiful. We took a bamboo raft to cruise the Nine-bend River while appreciating the natural scenery of the river in the two banks. It was so wonderful! I saw another kind of the beauty of Mount Wuyi when it was embraced by the clouds when I stood on the Heavenly Tour Peak. A joyful trip!
    Farina
    Canada
    Posted on May 06, 2020
    The 5 days tour of Xiamen and Mount Wuyi was good! The spectacular seascape and exquisite Shuzhuang Garden in Xiamen and the natural scenery of the Mount Wuyi made me linger. I wanted to travel to Xiamen and Mount Wuyi next time with my parents!
    Lora King
    Posted on April 07, 2020
    The Xiamen tour was memorable. I visited Mount Wuyi and had a good time! The itinerary was organized well. The guide was enthusiastic and gave us many helpful suggestions. All the scenic spots were very beautiful and interesting. It was worth to recommend!
    Sophia
    Canada
    Posted on March 30, 2020
    All the attractions included in our 5 days Xiamen tour were very elaborately arranged. The accommodations in Xiamen and Wuyi Mountain were both well-pleasing. I preferred the Pan Pacific Hotel in Xiamen, which offered great location, rich & delicious meals. We also could overlook the beautiful coastal scenery in our high-rise room. A fantastic experience!

    Both guides were dedicated. Each had his own good part. Their introductions were quite clear and detailed. The tour guide of Wuyi Mountain was more interesting. Besides, our consultant was quite patient and considerate, giving us a good service from start to finish! ... More
    Easter
    Australia
    Posted on March 22, 2020
    My 3-day Xiamen tour to Mount Wuyi was full of fun and I was so happy to travel with the guide who was well informed, patient and affectionate. I enjoyed the bamboo raft cruising about 2 hours on the Nine-bend River in Mount Wuyi. The landscapes of mountains and rivers were charming and perfect for taking picturesque pictures!
    Brooklyn
    USA
    Posted on March 01, 2020
    Our 5 days in-depth Xiamen tour itinerary of Mount Wuyi was full of “surprises”! All the guides held a positive attitude to solve the unexpected problems and the whole journey went smoothly. Our guide in Xiamen was professional and helpful to explain in detail and adjusted the schedule efficiently because of the heavy rain. And the guide in Mount Wuyi was humorous, knowledgeable and experienced. Thank you for your efforts and your thoughtful service, thumb up!
    Coral
    UK
    Posted on February 05, 2020
    We had a reasonable tour route and high-class accommodations during our 3 days private Xiamen tour. The guide was friendly, considerate and dedicated in sharing with us the real facts about Gulangyu Island. It was a satisfying trip! Huge thanks to TCG!
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