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Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Minority Culture Tour

6-Day Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang

Code:YN03
Type:Private Tour
fr US$1137based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels
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Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Minority Culture Tour

This tour will reward you with jaw-dropping nature wonders and diverse minority's culture of Yunnan by exploring some off-the-beaten-track highlights in 6 days. Beside the karst wonder of Stone Forest, you also get a chance to capture the archaic Jianshui Old Town along with exquisite private garden residence and get lost in the charming views of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces. A deeper insight would be acquired from a close visit to the folk village and market of Hani and Yi ethnic groups.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Navigate into the maze-like Stone Forest of karst landscape.
  • Discover the elegant Zhang's Garden in the Ancient Jianshui Town.
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring Yuanyang Rice Terraces.
  • Pay a visit to a Hani Village to learn about the local's idyllic farming life.

Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Minority Culture Tour

6-Day Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang

Code:YN03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$1137
Tour Highlights
  • Navigate into the maze-like Stone Forest of karst landscape.
  • Discover the elegant Zhang's Garden in the Ancient Jianshui Town.
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring Yuanyang Rice Terraces.
  • Pay a visit to a Hani Village to learn about the local's idyllic farming life.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Kunming
Airport pick-up, and private vehicle transfer to your hotel.
Luxury: Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming Superior: Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

Welcome to the Spring City, Kunming! Upon landing at the airport, our guide will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area, holding a signboard with your name on it. Then you would be helped to check in a comfortable hotel for recovery and rest. 

Day 2
Kunming-Jianshui by Private Vehicle
Marvel at the grotesque Stone Forest, and then take a ride to Jianshui.
Breakfast
Luxury: Lin An Hotel Superior: Lin An Hotel

In the morning, you will have a two-hour land transfer to wonder at the Stone Forest that was naturally formed billions of years ago. The Stone Forest is clustered with grotesque limestone peaks abruptly rising from the ground, along with emerald lakes, deep bizarre caves and cascading waterfalls waiting for your discovery. Immersing in this otherworldly park, you will be dazzled with both the unparalleled beauty of karst wonders and the unique folk custom of Yi minority.

At the end of the sightseeing, sit back for a private vehicle land transfer to Jianshui, with duration of about 4 hours on the road. Upon arrival, your guide will help you to check into your hotel for tonight's stay.

Stone Forest
Day 3
Jianshui-Yuanyang by Private Vehicle
Check out the highlights in Jianshui Ancient Town. Then head for Yuanyang Rice Terraces for sunset views.
Breakfast
Luxury: Yun Ti Hotel Superior: Yun Ti Hotel

With a far-reaching history over 1,200 years, Jianshui is a famous ancient town housing a number of historic structures and diverse ethnic cultures.

You will take a half day to sight-see the major spots in Jianshui Ancient Town, including the Zhang's Garden and Double Dragon Bridge. Occupying an area of 2.5 acres, Zhang's Garden is a well-preserved private courtyard residence in traditional Chinese garden architecture style that is originated from late Qing Dynasty. The exquisite wood carvings on the doorway and eaves are big highlights worthy of your deepgoing discovery. Then stroll to the Double Dragon Bridge, an elegant seventeen-arch bridge paved with polished bricks. From a distance, you could capture amazing pictures of the bridge and its reflection merging together. 

Afterwards, you will head to Yuanyang County by a land transfer of 3 hours. Upon arrival, rush to the Yuanyang Rice Terraces to catch the spectacular sunset scene at Laohuzui Spot, and marvel at the 1,300-year-old agricultural miracle of Hani ethnic minority. After night falls, check into a local boutique hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 4
Yuanyang
Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise over the paddy fields. Visit a Folk Village and a local marketplace of Hani People.
Breakfast

Today, you need to get up early to chase after the sunrise over the massive Duoyishu paddy fields filled with water if weather permits. When the first rays of the morning sun cast down, every layer and strip of the mist-shrouded terrace fields glitters with gentle ripples, which are just like the pieces of a broken mirror. Stroll along the village path to unveil more wonderful sights of the paddy fields.

Then pay a visit to a Hani folk village nestled in the mountain slope that embraces the overwhelming scenic beauty of terraces, where you could not only uncover Hani people's rustic mushroom houses, but also meet friendly locals dressed in their ethnic clothes.

Afterwards, drop by an alive local market to delve into the life of the ethnic minorities. Hani and Yi people in bright-blue dressing carry their bamboo-weaving back baskets and gather in the bazaar to sell, exchange or buy life commodities, such as fruit, cloth, fresh meat, knitting works, etc.

Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Day 5
Yuanyang-Kunming by Private Vehicle
Transfer from Yuyuan back to Kunming, and make stopover visit to a local fruit market and a Mongolian Village.
Breakfast
Luxury: Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming Superior: Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

After breakfast, you are going to depart from Yuanyang and sit back for a ride to Kunming. The land journey takes about 7 hours, while you could enjoy amazing rural scenery along the way. The driver will make a stopover at a bustling fruit market for a short break during the journey, which is a good chance to discover the local life and customs.

Continue the bus trip and disembark for an excursion to the Xingmeng Village, the only and last settlement of Mongolians in Yunnan. Venture into the village to uncover the blending-styled culture and life from their unique residence and costumes as well as foods.

Upon arrival Kunming, get lodged in your hotel for a good rest. 

Day 6
Departure from Kunming
Airport see-off and private vehicle transfer to Kunming Airport.
Breakfast

Your memorable nature and culture tour concludes today. Our guide will see you off at the airport for your homeward flight. Have a nice journey!

Accommodations
KunmingJianshuiYuanyangKunming
Kunming
Luxury

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.
Superior

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.
Jianshui
Luxury

Lin An Hotel

2, Yongzhen Rooad, Jianshui
Adjacent to the old town, it is the best hotel in Jianshui with prime location, clean hotel room, and well-quipped facilities. Different styles of breakfasts are offered.
Superior

Lin An Hotel

2, Yongzhen Rooad, Jianshui
Adjacent to the old town, it is the best hotel in Jianshui with prime location, clean hotel room, and well-quipped facilities. Different styles of breakfasts are offered.
Yuanyang
Luxury

Yun Ti Hotel

Sheng Village, Hani Rice Terraces Scenic Area, Xinjie Town, Yuyang
The hotel is amidst in Shengcun Village, the essence sightseeing area of Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces. Back on wetland forest and facing sea of cloud over villages, the hotel gets good location to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. The hotel room also gets amazing views.
Superior

Yun Ti Hotel

Sheng Village, Hani Rice Terraces Scenic Area, Xinjie Town, Yuyang
The hotel is amidst in Shengcun Village, the essence sightseeing area of Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces. Back on wetland forest and facing sea of cloud over villages, the hotel gets good location to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. The hotel room also gets amazing views.
Kunming
Luxury

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.
Superior

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.
Luxury
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Kunming

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.

Jianshui

Lin An Hotel

2, Yongzhen Rooad, Jianshui
Adjacent to the old town, it is the best hotel in Jianshui with prime location, clean hotel room, and well-quipped facilities. Different styles of breakfasts are offered.

Yuanyang

Yun Ti Hotel

Sheng Village, Hani Rice Terraces Scenic Area, Xinjie Town, Yuyang
The hotel is amidst in Shengcun Village, the essence sightseeing area of Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces. Back on wetland forest and facing sea of cloud over villages, the hotel gets good location to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. The hotel room also gets amazing views.

Kunming

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.
Superior
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Kunming

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.

Jianshui

Lin An Hotel

2, Yongzhen Rooad, Jianshui
Adjacent to the old town, it is the best hotel in Jianshui with prime location, clean hotel room, and well-quipped facilities. Different styles of breakfasts are offered.

Yuanyang

Yun Ti Hotel

Sheng Village, Hani Rice Terraces Scenic Area, Xinjie Town, Yuyang
The hotel is amidst in Shengcun Village, the essence sightseeing area of Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces. Back on wetland forest and facing sea of cloud over villages, the hotel gets good location to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. The hotel room also gets amazing views.

Kunming

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.
Price / Enquiry
from US$1137
  • The price above is for one person based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room of 4 star hotels. It is subject to change according to your traveling season, number of travelers, hotel class, etc.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
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  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
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