Travel to a quiet hamlet in the subtropical mountains west of Xiamen and immerse yourself in Hakka community life. Discover hidden village gems and hike the rolling tea bush covered hills, which have shielded this village from the outside world for centuries. A great opportunity to slow down, immerse yourself in local life, and drink (lots of) tea.
After settling in, climb to the village hideout for panoramic views of your temporary home. Visit the near deserted second largest tulou in the world, an anomaly the masses haven’t picked up on, and drop by the local distillery for a bit of sampling after. Have one of the villagers show you the way across the tea bush covered hills to a more commercialised tulou cluster for dinner. Extend your stay to enjoy rural tranquillity a little bit longer, or to include optional activities such as tea picking (and processing), bamboo shoot harvesting, miniature tulou workshops (great for kids!), and a hike to a refreshing waterfall.
A WORD ON ACCOMMODATION
This program includes multiple nights in a 400-year-old tulou, a giant square shaped communal building made from earth and wood. You stay in the three-storey ancestral home of the Zhang family, with basic but tastefully renovated rooms.