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[1-Day Tour] Hakka House Highlights (Private)

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Private Tour

Daily

Xiamen

Chuxi tulou cluster

The province of Fujian is home to one of the most unique cultures in China, the Hakka people. There is no better way to glean as much as possible from a brief encounter with a new culture than visiting where they live. When you visit the Chuxi tulou cluster, you will get a glimpse of the way these people have lived since the Ming Dynasty, peeking into their everyday life and enjoying picturesque sights of the entire village.

Details

8:00 a.m. Xiamen downtown hotel pickup and drive to Yongding County (about 3 hours)

En route to see these fascinating homesteads take a break in a picturesque tea field and visit a teahouse to witness a Chinese tea ceremony and enjoy a cup of the local chá. Tea has a 1,600-year-long history in Fujian Province and the techniques for brewing the five different types of tea grown in the region—oolong, black tea, green tea, white tea, and scented tea—all originated here, with the exception of green tea.

1:00 p.m. Chuxi tulou (Chūxī tǔlóu, 初溪土樓) (about 2 hours)

The Chuxi tulou are 15th century Ming-era tulou, including one building that is four stories tall, no small feat for a building made of mud. These enclosed homes, which are made of rammed earth, stone, wood and other miscellaneous materials (some even have rice in the walls!), house members of the Hakka minority. Like many of the tulou in the region, it represents a remnent of an older time, when communal living was more common and warring tribes were a more regular occurance.

Work off lunch (not included in price) with a climb up a nearby hillside to enjoy a bird's eye view of Chuxi's dozen or so tulou, after which you'll be free to relax and enjoy a stroll in the village.

3:00 p.m. Head back for Xiamen and return to hotel at about 6:00 p.m.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking tour guide

2) Admission fees and transportation as listed in the details

What is excluded?

1) Lunch

2) Personal expenses, optional items and anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

1.Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. If you cancel at least 7 days prior to the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 4 and 6 days prior, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days prior, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

2.On departure date we will pick you up from downtown hotel. You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before your scheduled activity to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. Please call Abby @(+86)18760006909 for any urgent matters.

3.Currently payment is only accepted by credit card. Once payment clears, Ctrip will send you a confirmation email with your booking details. If payment fails, your booking will automatically be canceled. To ensure a smooth payment process, we recommend you contact your credit card provider in advance.

4.Time arrangements described in itineraries are subject to change. Guides reserve the right to change arrangements according to weather, transportation and other variable conditions.

5.If you opt to join only part of this activity, you forfeit the right to join subsequent parts, as well as the right to receive a refund for any part of the activity that you miss.

6.Please ensure personal and travel information is entered correctly. Ctrip will not refund any losses that result from incorrect and missing information.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.