On this Xiamen private day tour, you will enjoy the scenery of Gulangyau Island, Putuo Temple and walk around Huandao road before transfer back to Xiamen International cruise port or Xiamen hotel.
Your private guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of your Xiamen hotel or Xiamen International Cruise Port and then you will head 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. 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. After returning to the main island, you will have a walk tour around Nan Putuo Temple and Huadao Road. Nanputuo Temple, sitting at the foot of Wulaofeng Mountain. The original temple was built during Tang Dynasty but later destroyed during Ming Dynasty and then rebuilt during Qing Dynasty. The whole temple complex, with four main buildings and many smaller rooms, covers an area of 3 hectare (30,000 square meters). All around on the mountain side, there are many small structures containing hundreds of Buddhist statuettes. If you are energetic enough to walk to the top of the mountain, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view of Xiamen and the surrounding counties. Huandao Road in Xiamen is located at the west Fort Hill Huli and east to the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center.The road starts from the Xiamen oldest ferry terminal, Lendu Ferry Terminal, passing by Yanwu Bridge, Hulishan Fort, Zengcuo'an, Convention and Exhibition Center, Wuyuan Bay and the airport, which is 31 kilometers long in total. The seashore from Xiamen University to Qianpu, about nine kilometers long, is called the golden coastal lines, which are a green seaside corridor integrating tourism, sightseeing, leisure and recreation. It is a wonderful thing to rent a bicycle or have a leisure walk like locals along Huandao road before return to your hotel or the port.At the end of your visit, you will be transferred back to your downtown Xiamen hotel or Xiamen International Cruise Port where this private tour ends.Xiamen International Half marathon 2018 will be held on Nov 25 and Xiamen Marathon will be on Jan 06, 2019, during these time, the Huadao road will be closed.