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Fujian Treasure, China

Depart: 10th May 2014, Saturday
Return: 17th May 2014, Saturday
Price:  SGD1250 (Twin share) / SGD1450 (Single)
Group Size : 6 (min) / 16 (max)


Highlights:

  • Visit the sand dunes at Qidu during low tide (fast diminishing due to city developments)
  • Snap a picture to the oldest trees in the world, the Banyan tree group at Yangjiaxi
  • Listed as the top 10 Photographers Paradise by the Digital Photographers, the sunset and sunrise at Xiapu is something you don’t want to miss !
  • Visit and interact with the She minority group in Fujian
  • The amazing architecture of Fujian Tulou, a unique Hakka enclosed and fortified earth buildings located in mountainous areas. It is also the 36th World Heritage site in China
  • Situation at the foot of Wulaofeng, the South Putuo Temple founded in the Tang Dynasty
  • In Taxia, visit the exquisite 600 year old Hakka village that was built during the Ming Dynasty

* Itinerary during Day 4- 6 are subject to change , depend on weather and timing of high/low tide at Xiapu.

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Singapore - Xiamen (D)

Depart from Changi Aiport, arrive Xiamen. Lunch and check in, visit South Putuo Temple, Huli Hill Fort. Overnight at Xiamen.

Nanjing - Yunshuiyao (L/D)

Drive to Nanjing county, with stop at Shangban Village at Shuyang Town. Visit a few toulo cluster. Arrive at Yunshuiyao ancient town late noon. Overnight at Yunshuiyao.

Taxia village (B/L) 

Morning depart to Taxia village, explore the village to visit a few historical buildings. After lunch, return to Xiamen. Check in and overnight at Xiamen.

Xiapu (L/D)

After breakfast, take 2.5hour train to Xiapu. After lunch, we will start the 3 full day photoshot at Xiapu coastal line. Overnight at Xiapu.

Qidu (B/L/D)

Early wake up for the spectacular sunrise scene from the sea at Hat Hill. Visit She people, the largest minority ethic group in Fujian province. Late noon drive to Qidu for the sand dune scenery, that can only be seen during low tide. Overnight at Xiapu.

Huazhu Village - Shajiang town (B/L/D)

Sunrise shoot at Huazhu Village, and the fisherman activities of fish scooping in the open sea. Sunset shoot at Shajiang town where there are countless bamboos sticking out of from the beach. Overnight at Xiapu.

YangJiaxi - Lujiang (B/L/D)

Proceed to group of bayan trees at YangJiaxi. After lunch, take the train back to Xiamen. Check in hotel. After dinner, depart for river cruising on Lujiang, a strait between Xiamen inland and Gulangyu Island. Overnight at Xiamen.

Xiamen - Singapore

After breakfast, depart to Xiamen Airport.

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Inclusions :

  • 2 way domestic train tickets from Xiamen to Xiapu
  • Fully private tour in vehicle
  • 7 nights accommodation at comfortable hotel, twin sharing basis
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • Local guides at Xiapu
  • Xing Asia tour leader 
  • Photography guidance by Master Photographer (MPAUK)

Exclusions :

  • International flight to Xiamen, China (Participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)
  • Visa entry to China (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)
Remarks

Weather :

  • Fujian temperature : 30°/ 20°

Fitness :

  • Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores
  • Uphill walking for 15mins

Gear :

  • Wide angle to long range tele
  • Graduated neutral density filter, Circular Polarizer (CPL), Tripod
  • Suggest to carry another spare body, battery, and charger. If your equipment stops working during the trip for whatever reason, it is unlikely to find a repair shop or buy a replacement.

Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :

  • Airline : Silk Airways
  • Price : Online promotion range from SGD583 to SGD693
  • Depart : Saturday 10 May 2014 / MI922 / 0810 1215
  • Return : Saturday 17 May 2014 / MI921 / 1310 1735
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