Route 1: Haikou Tropical One Day Tour
Route: Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Forest > Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden > Haikou Volcano Park
Route Guide: In the morning, take a trip to the “forest on the water” at Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Forest. This is China's first Mangrove Forest Preserve, where you can see amazing mangrove trees growing in the water, migratory birds nesting, and take a boat ride or a stroll along the boardwalk through this unique natural landscape.
For lunch, eat at one of the seafood restaurants at the Mangrove Forest. The seafood is fresh caught, and not expensive.
In the afternoon head out to the Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden, which is a safari style zoo where you can ride through secure enclosures featuring lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Here there are also winding paths to hike, with plenty of thrilling zoo animals along the way. Feed the giraffe and pet a white water buffalo!
Still have some time and energy? Don’t miss Haikou’s Volcano Park. The easy climb up the extinct volcano is rewarded with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
Dongzhai Harbor Mangrove Forest 东寨港红树林
Address: Mingbei Ring Road, Meilan District, Haikou 海口市美兰区明北环线
Transportation: Take Tourism Bus Line 4 from Baishamen Park to the Mangrove Forest for 18 RMB.
Tickets: Boardwalk 22 RMB/person
Tickets: Boat Tour: 60 RMB/person
Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden 海南热带野生动物园
Address: Dongshan Town Xiuying District Haikou City 海口市秀英区东山镇（海榆中线27公里处）
Tickets: 95 RMB/ person, children under 1.2 meters free with accompanying adult.
Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM
Phone: +86 898 68526666, 65569366
Transportation: Take Haikou Tourism Bus Line 2 from Baishamen Park to the Hainan Tropical Wildlife Park and Botanical Garden for 20 RMB
Haikou Volcano Park 雷琼海口火山群世界地质公园
Address: Shishan Town, Xiuying District, Haikou 海口市秀英区石山镇
Tickets: 60 RMB/person
Transportation: Take Haikou Tourism Bus Line 1 from Baishamen Park to the Volcano Park for 16 RMB
Phone: +86 898 65469121
ROUTE 2: HAIKOU LOCAL CULTURE ONE DAY TOUR
Route: Hainan Province Museum – Movie Town – Historic Qilou Street
Route Guide: The Hainan Province Museum is a great place to start your journey into a deeper understanding of Hainan’s culture. See artifacts from every period of Hainan’s history, as well as beautiful local art, exhibits on local minority culture and lifestyles. At lunchtime, head over to Mission Hill’s Movie Town, where you will find all kinds of great food as well as whole streets from different Chinese historical periods, regular cultural shows, and opportunities to dress up in period costumes for some fabulous photos. Spend the evening downtown enjoying the lights and architecture in the historic Qilou Street area. Here you can find local Hainan food, souvenir shops, and get a real feeling for how locals have lived for the past several hundred years in Haikou.
Hainan Province Museum 海南省博物馆
Address: #68 Guoxing Ave., Qiongshan District, Haikou City 海口市琼山区国兴大道68号
Entrance is free of charge, but photo ID such as a passport is required.
Phone: +86 898 65238880
Movie Town 冯小刚电影公社
Address: Movie Town, Mission Hills Complex, Haikou, Hainan 海南省海口市观澜湖海口国际高尔夫度假区
Phone: +86 898 36688000
Tickets: RMB 138 RMB/ person
Transportation: Take the free Mission Hills shuttle bus from the Guomao RT Mart to Movie Town.
Historic Qilou Streets 骑楼老街
Address: Deshengsha Rd., Zhongshan Rd., Bo’ai Rd., Xinhua Rd., Jiefang Rd., Changdi Rd., Haikou
Route 3: Haikou Foodie Tour
Old Dad’s Tea – Salt Baked Chicken – Banqiao Seafood Square – Qilou Snack Street
Route Guide: For a truly local breakfast experience, skip the hotel buffet and head on out to an Old Dad’s Tea shop. These bustling open air shops serve both tea and local Hainan coffee, as well as many varieties of pastries and breakfast noodles. For lunch you have to try a Hainan Salt Roasted Chicken.
These family owned restaurants make the most tender, flavorful chicken you’ve ever had! At dinner time, why not try some of the local seafood? At Banqiao Seafood Square you can buy your own fresh caught seafood, and have it prepared just how you like it. Still hungry? Qilou Snack Street to the rescue! Stop in any time of the day or evening to get a few sticks of BBQ mutton, some fresh roasted garlic oysters, a slice of coconut rice, and more!
Old Dad’s Tea 老爸茶
These are located throughout the city, and any taxi should be able to take you to the nearest location. The one on the south side of West 4th Street in Haidian Island is a great choice.
Address: Old Dad's Tea, West 4th Street, Haidian Island 海甸岛四西路老爸茶
A Bo Po Salt Roasted Chicken 阿卜婆盐焗鸡
Address: Stall 5, 2nd Floor Tailongcheng Snack Street, Longhua District, Haikou 龙华区泰龙城小吃城二楼5号铺
Banqiao Seafood Square 板桥路海鲜广场
Address: Banqiao Seafood Square, Banqiao Rd., Meilan District, Haikou 海口市美兰区板桥路板桥新村板桥海鲜广场