We are heading down South (where it’s warm ;)) for an awesome hike around an island. Avoid the insane sea of travelers during October Holiday and come with us over to Dayushan Island, where we will hike around the island, go camping, check out some spectacular nature, watch the sunrise, fly Chinese lanterns, visit an ancient village, the She minority people, have a bonfire party on the beach, and more!!!
Signing up for the Mudcastles trip? Let us know. This one is right after and in the same area, so it’s easy to hop on both.
14:45 – Catch our train to Xiapu (dinner on your own)
20:18 – Bus pickup and check into our hotel
*If you just finished our Chinese Mudcastles Trip you can take train D3212 and wait for us in the train station (Xiapu Station).
07:00 – Simple Western breakfast
08:00 – Head over to the port
09:30 – Hop on the boat to the island
10:00 – Arrive on the island and get on the bus to our starting point
10:20 – Start our awesome hike (16 km)
13:00 – Picnic lunch (on your own)
16:00 – Arrive at our campsite and set up our tents
16:30 – Check out the sunset on the campsite
17:00 – Local specialty seafood dinner (on your own)
18:00 – Bonfire party with music and drinks!!!
21:00 – If the sky is clear, check out the stars at night!
* There is a bus available to take you to the campsite. If you choose to take the bus, please note that it is direct and you will not be able to get off to hike part of the route (this will be at your own cost).
05:00 – Wake up and watch the awesome sunrise
07:00 – Simple Western breakfast
08:00 – Continue our hike (12 km)
12:00 – Head over to the port
12:30 – Local specialty lunch (on your own)
13:30 – Rest up or look around before heading back to the mainland
15:00 – Hop on the ferry back to the mainland
15:30 – Head over to China’s most beautiful intertidal zone
15:45 – Check out the stunning shoreline and take awesome pictures!
17:00 – Head back to downtown
18:00 – Local specialty dinner (on your own)
19:00 – Have some drinks if you want (optional) or rest up!
* There is a bus available to take you to the port. If you choose to take the bus, please note that it is direct and you will not be able to get off to hike part of the route (this will be at your own cost).
07:30 – Simple Western breakfast
08:30 – Check out and head to a traditional bridge in the fields
09:00 – Walk on the bridge through the rice fields
11:30 – Local specialty lunch (on your own)
12:30 – Check out the She minority ancient village in the hillside!
14:30 – Hop on the bus to Xiapu Railway Station
17:17 – Catch our train and chillax on our way back home
22:27 – Arrive in Shanghai (if you follow our recommended train)
Included – Insured private bus with A/C, railway station pick up and drop off, boat ride, shuttle bus (except for transport to the campsite on D2 and to the port on D3)
Depending on your departure point and schedule.
If you are coming from the Shanghai area the recommended trains are listed below. If you are joining from another departure point please arrive by/before and depart at or after the times listed below. For more information about transportation from other cities, please contact us.
Shanghai Hongqiao – Xiapu – D381
Day 1 – 14:45 – 20:18
(If coming from the Mudcastles trip:)
Xiamen North – Xiapu – D3212
Day 1 – 17:14 – 19:45
Return to Shanghai:
Xiapu – Shanghai Hongqiao – D378
Day 4 – 17:17 – 22:27
Estimated Cost: 516 RMB (to/from Shanghai) OR 362 RMB (from Mudcastles trip)
Please book early! Trains tend to fill up quickly for the holidays!
Please book your tickets. It’s really easy with www.trip.com! They even have an app. (If you need help booking your flights, a booking fee of 100 RMB per ticket will apply, paid directly to the booking agent. Contact information will be sent upon registration.)
*You must arrive at the suggested arrival time or slightly earlier and meet us at the station, and leave on the suggested train or slightly after the departure time. If your travel arrangements do not allow for this, you will have to arrange for your own transportation.
Included – 3 nights – 2 nights clean double occupancy rooms and 1 night camping in a tent; double occupancy with a mat and quilt are included in the price. These will be booked on a first come first served basis. If you wish to room alone, the single occupancy fee is an extra 150 RMB per person per night. Please note that single occupancy availability may be limited. (If needed, we can help you find someone to share. Pairings, in this case, are distributed in order of request submission. If there is an uneven number of travelers, the nightly single occupancy fee may apply.
The campsite will supply quilt for camping, you can bring your own sleeping bag, if needed.
Bring your own camping equipment and receive a discount of 100 RMB.
Included -Breakfasts – Western breakfast (toast, jam, butter, peanut butter, eggs, coffee, tea)
Not included – lunches, dinners
Price: Book now to get the early bird price of 2199 RMB or 2299 RMB if booked after January 9
We do not go cheap on safety… We get the best equipment and the most experienced instructors for our trips.
4-day onsite transportation, accommodation, camping permits and equipments, meals as listed(including BBQ and seafood), baggage and camping equipment transportation, entrance tickets to all sites, boat tickets, trekking guide, bonfire party, speakers, emergency medical insurance, driver’s allowance, English/Chinese speaking facilitator, pre-trip scouting and site research, coupons, an experience of a lifetime, and looots of fun!
Does not include:
Train to/from Xiapu, some transportation fees on the island if you don’t hike, meals listed as on your own, mineral water, drinks, other personal expenses
PASSPORT/ID card, camera/GoPro, walking shoes, walk sticks, small daypack, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, headlight/flashlight, toiletries, flip flops, towel, your favorite picnic, sleeping bag if needed.
Note: If your passport is in the visa office for processing, please bring the slip of paper given to you by the authorities along with a copy of your passport with you on the trip. This paper can be used for domestic travel instead of a passport.
– Cancellation more than 30 days prior to the trip departure date, 100% refund
– Cancellation 30-15 days prior to the trip departure date, 75% refund
– Cancellation 14-10 days prior to the trip departure date, 50% refund
– Less than 10 days prior to the trip departure date, no refund
The schedule may be adjusted due to weather conditions, unforeseeable events etc. For complete information please refer to www.travelers-society.com/terms-conditions. Travelers Society Adventure powered by SummitTrip.
1) ICBC Bank Transfer
2) Alipay / Wechat Pay (Open with an external browser to pay with Alipay; if opened within Wechat, it the Alipay option will not appear)
3) Secure online payment (PayPal/UnionPay Credit/Debit Card/International Credit Cards)
4) Cash on Delivery
What is the minimum age to join in this trip?
Kids older than 7 years old can join, depending on the fitness level of the child. Safety is our priority. Please contact us if you would like to bring your children.
How difficult is the hike?
It’s not too strenuous, but requires you to walk long distances.