Welcome to Fújiàn


Xiàmén is the star attraction to visitors, with its long seaside promenade and easy access to little Gǔlàng Yǔ, a hip island enclave just offshore. Many travellers also pass through the area en route to the Taiwanese island of Kinmen.

Away from the coast, the Unesco World Heritage-listed tǔlóu (roundhouses) rise out of the countryside and for generations have housed traditional Hakka and Fujianese communities. Further north, the hill station of Wǔyí Shān offers year-round hiking opportunities and a memorable river cruise on bamboo rafts.


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$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Xiamen, Amoy Circular Road, Gulangyu, and South Putuo Temple

In the morning, you will be met and picked up from your hotel at about 9am. Your private guide will contact you in advance to confirm exact pickup time. Firstly, take a 10-minute long ferry ride to laid-back Gulangyu Island. Stroll around the island to appreciate its delicate natural beauty, ancient relics, and a variety of architectural style including the old consulates, churches, and other European-style colonial buildings. Follow your guide to explore Shuzhuang Garden, an exquisite seaside villa, and Piano Museum that has with a collection of more than 70 valuable old pianos curated from all over the world.Then, head to famed South Putuo Temple. Comprised of three halls and one garret, the structure was first built during Tang Dynasty. Walk into the temple and enjoy the great collection of Buddhist relics including a Burmese jade Buddha carving and important Buddhist scriptures. Afterwards, head to Amoy Circular Road (Huandao Road or Island Ring Road), the most beautiful marathon route in the world. This is the main road of the city established for citizens for recreational use by the beach. You will have a chance to take a nice walk along the road.Finally, drive to Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street, passing by one of the most beautiful universities in China, Xiamen University. Enjoy your free time window shopping on this famous commercial street. At the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel after a short drive.

$38.83 Private & Custom Tours

Xiamen Private Half Day Tour of Gulangyu Island and Shuzhuang Garden

Your private guide and driver will meet you at Xiamen cruise port at 9am or 1pm and then you will be guided to the ferry terminal where you will start your visit to Gulangyu Island. Xiamen is an island connected to the mainland by Gaoji Causeway and Xiamen Bridge. Being located on the south eastern coast of China, Xiamen has mild weather all year round, making it an attractive and popular holiday retreat. And because of its large natural harbour, now closed off from the sea by land reclamation, the city became an important trading port since Song Dynasty.  Your first visit today is to the small and picturesque island of Gulangyu just off of the southwest coast of the main island. Access to Gulangyu is by a short ferry ride, and when you reach the island, you will find that only electric powered vehicles are allowed so it is a peaceful retreat from the noise and fumes of petroleum powered vehicles. You will be able to take a leisurely stroll around the island and enjoy the natural beauty as well as the colonial European architecture of the churches and other buildings. Because this is a popular holiday spot, there are also many small cafes and boutiques for you to enjoy. You will also visit Shuzhuang Garden, originally a private villa built in 1931, that were opened to public since 1955. After returning to the main island, you will embark on your cruise. 

$102 Cultural & Theme Tours

Day tour to Tianluokeng Tulou Clusters from Xiamen

After breakfasts, your private guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Sit back and relax in a well maintained, air conditioned non smoking private vehicle for a 2.5-hour drive. You will learn from your knowledgeable Tulou travel guide about the history of the Tulou (Hakka Earth Buildings), the local life of the Hakka people, some basic facts of the earth buildings you will visit and other things you should know for this tour. Get off the vehicle, you will first go to the viewing platform to have a bird view of Tianluokeng Tulou Clusters. You will have 20 minutes free time to enjoy the picturesque of the famous "Four Dishes and One Soup" . Don't forget to take some stunning photos like everybody else come here do. Walk down from the viewing platform, the vehicle will take you directly to the village. You will step into this masterpiece of traditional Chinese residential buildings and unveil its mystery by your own eyes. With the help of your Hakka language speaking guide, you could also have a conversation with the inhabitants whose ancestors built this building 650 years ago. After the 1-hour visiting of the Tianluokeng Tulou Clusters, you will go to a local Hakka family to have a traditional Chinese lunch. Enjoy the local Hakka food and their special home made rice wine! Later after lunch, you will continue visit the “rickety building”-Yuchang Building which is the oldest and largest round building known so far. You will see the teetering columns that seems almost to collapse but to your surprise it has undergone seven hundred years of erosion and numerous earthquakes. It has still remained the same as ever and has become a living specimen of ancient residential buildings. Come out of Yuchang Building, you will stroll in Taxia Village along the tranquil river, known as “Zhouzhuang Water Town in south of Fujian”. You will have an inside looking of this typical Chinese Hakka village which is the home to many famous overseas Chinese. Take a look at the ancestral hall, De Yuan Hall where the local Hakka people worship their ancestors. After the tour,  you will have a good rest on the comfortable vehicle during the 2.5-hour drive back to Xiamen. You will be transferred back to your hotel, airport, train station or any other places in downtown Xiamen like a restaurant or a bar if you like.

$98 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private day tour to Chuxi Tulou from Xiamen

After breakfasts, your private guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Sit back and relax in a well maintained, air conditioned non smoking private vehicle for a 3-hour drive. You will learn from your knowledgeable Tulou travel guide about the history of the Chuxi Tulou(Hakka Earth Buildings), the local life of the Hakka people, some basic facts of the earth buildings you will visit and other things you should know for this tour. Arrive at the Chuxi Village, you will first go to the observation deck to have a panoramic view of Chuxi Tulou, which had been mistaken for flying saucers or missile base by foreign intelligence before. Cross the Chuxi river you will then go to a local Hakka family to have a traditional Chinese lunch. Enjoy the local Hakka food and their special home made rice wine!  After lunch you will visit the Jiqing Building which has a history of more than 580 years. Have a try on those stairs only built with wood, not a single nail is used. You will then visit the "Hakka Folk Museum" inside of the building to learn more about the Hakka people, local customs and the Hakka Earth Buildings. Go out from the museum,  you will continue to explore the other buildings with various shapes like the square Shengqing Building, round Shanqing Building, Gengqing Building and hexagon Gongqing Building. You will have a chance to visit the local primary school in the village and have an interaction with the pupils. After the tour,  you will have a good rest on the comfortable vehicle during the 3-hour drive back to Xiamen. You will be transferred back to your hotel, airport, train station or any other places in downtown Xiamen like a restaurant or a bar if you like.

$95 Day Trips & Excursions

Private day tour to Prince of Tulou-Hongkeng Earth Building from Xiamen

After breakfasts, your private guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. Sit back and relax in a well maintained, air conditioned non smoking private vehicle for a 3-hour drive. You will learn from your knowledgeable Tulou travel guide about the history of the Tulou (Prince of Tulou-Hongkeng Earth Building Cluster), the local life of the Hakka people, some basic facts of the earth buildings you will visit and other things you should know for this tour. Arrive at the tourist center, you will first go to the Zhengcheng Building, which is featured as “the prince of the earth buildings” at the World Architecture Model Exhibition held in Los Angeles in April 1986. Later you will visit the "Rice Liter" like earth building-the Rusheng Building, which is the smallest circular building. At noon, you will go to a local Hakka family to have a traditional Chinese lunch. Enjoy the local Hakka food and their special home made rice wine! Later after lunch, you will continue to visit the Fuyu Building -one of the few sumptuous earth buildings, then the  Kuiju Building, inside of which there are still over 100 people living there. At last part of the tour, you will experience the amazing "whispering wall" at the center point of the  Huanji Building. If you pedal hard or speak loudly, you can hear the echo very clearly, just like the "whispering wall" in Temple of Heaven in Beijing.  After the tour,  you will have a good rest on the comfortable vehicle during the 3-hour drive back to Xiamen. You will be transferred back to your hotel, airport, train station or any other places in downtown Xiamen like a restaurant or a bar if you like.

$93 Day Trips & Excursions

Private one day Xiamen and Gulangyu highlight tour

After breakfasts, your private guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby and transfer you to the ferry terminal. Then you will have a 20-minute deluxe ferry to your first highlight of Xiamen, the tranquil Gulangyu Island. Don't forget to take some stunning photos of Xiamen city and the Lujiang Channel on the ferry. Step out of the ferry, welcome to Gulangyu Island-the "garden on the sea".  You'll start your journey by strolling in the elegant alleys and admiring the distinctive architectures. Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017,  Gulangyu is filled with the charming colonial buildings such as churches, consulates, etc, it is no doubt a museum of "Architecture of the World". Then you will climb onto the highest peak on Gulangyu-the  Sunlight Rock, admire the bird eye view of this tranquil island. Get down from Sunlight Rock, you will visit the unique seaside park to  Shuzhuang Garden with a world-class  Piano Museum in it, which is the only piano museum in China. After the visit on Gulangyu, you will take the ferry back to the Xiamen island and have an authentic seafood lunch in a popular local restaurant where the locals eat. After lunch, you will have a 30-minute good rest in a well maintained, air conditioned non smoking private vehicle while it takes you to your next highlight of Xiamen-the South Putuo Temple. The temple was first built in Tang Dynasty with over 1000 years of history, you can admire the famous Buddhist cultural relics collection here. Then you will go to your third highlight of Xiamen-the  Hulishan Fortress. Built in the year of 1891, the Hulishan Fortress integrated the styles of Ming and Qing Dynasties. You can touch and even stand on those well-preserved ancient military facilities (such as the gates, walls, emplacements, the barracks, the castle, the trenches and fortifications). Come out of the Hulishan Fortress park, you will have a leisure walk at the famous Island Ring Road at the beach, which is your last highlight of Xiamen. Enjoy the stunning sea view and the tender breeze, this is where your wonderful day ends. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel, airport, train station or any other places in downtown Xiamen like a restaurant or a bar if you like.

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