9 days of The colourful Yunnan Tour

Highlights

• Lose your way in the less-visited karst landscape of the Stone Forest
• Gain an insight into ancient wisdom in the large Confucian Temple of Jianshui
• Find the soul of Chinese architectures in the Zhu Family Garden
• Gaze at the sunset at the Tiger Mouth Pass in the Yuanyang Rice Terraces
• Capture the dance of sunrise in Duoyishu
• Integrate with the locals in the most original Hani minority market

Itinerary:

  • Day 1 – Arrive in Kunming                             On:Kunming

Activities Arrive in Kunming
Take the flight to Kunming, Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel. You’ll begin your journey at captivating province of Yunnan from the capital city.

  • Day 2 Kunming- Shilin-Luoping                 On:Luoping

Activities Shilin-Duoyi River
After breakfast we drive to visit the Stone Forest. There is a local saying says that “It will be a waste without visiting the Stone Forest when you visit Kunming”, you can see that Stone Forest is trully loved by local people.After lunch drive to Luoping and visit the Sea of Rapeseed Flowers. During the rapeseed flower season, Luoping’s stunning karst scenery is at its best: and the tourism office lays on a few shows to attract even more tourists. The dense cluster of karst around Luoping is stunning at any time of the year. But when the flower of the rapeseed turns the fields into a sea of yellow, thousands of photographers come for the view.And to provide a bit more entertainment, Luoping’s tourism authorities lay on extra shows, many staged by the counties minorities, the Buyi and the Miao.
Duoyi River lies 33km southern of the county seat. Formed by the water from 5 underground springs, the 12km Duoyi River runs 40km to the southeast of Luoping Town. The river has more than 50 shoals formed by waterfalls. The bamboo raft on the river, the bamboo groves, trees, houses and waterwheels on the both bandks of the river present an idylic setting.

the stone forest in kunming

  • Day 3 – Luoping                   On:Luoping

Activities Luoping Rape Field
Get up early in the morning, enjoy the nice view of vast rapeseed fields got from the top of Jinji Mountain, in the February of every year, when rapes bloom, what will be showed before eyes is the biggest garden in the world and a sea of yellow flowers measuring over 130 square kilometers, this gorgeous view made Luoping, a remote small town on the border of Yunnan the most popular destination in every spring. There are patches, undulating waves, snaking lines and coiling spirals of these flowers, together forming a boundless sea of lustrous gold. Yudai Lake, Lashan Lake and Wanzi Lake set like three brilliant mirrors in the midst of a sea of flowers, enhance the luxuriant green of Baila Mountain. Dotted about the sea are Karst cones in all shapes. White clouds partially cloak the verdant mountains and streams flow quietly through the village.
Move to Niujie for different type of nice rape fields’ view, where the farmland was cultivated interesting spiral shapes and with many terraces. NiuJie is a few kilometers to the north of Luoping town. The farms here are of smaller scale. They are carved out of a shallow valley with gentle slopes. These farms do not look any different or attractive as one passes them by on ground level. However as soon as one gets higher up, following the road, the scenery changes.
In the afternoon, visit Jiulong Waterfalls, a cluster of spectacular waterfalls formed on the Jiulong River, the greatest waterfall there has a drop of 56 meters with width of 112 meters. iiulong(Nine-dragon) Waterfalls 22 kilometers away in the northeast from county seat, in a section no longer than 4 kilometers along the Nine-dragon River, diversified landform created 10 falls in different sizes and shapes, some grand, some graceful, some elegant and some small, this is the biggest waterfall group through whole country, as well one of the Six Most Beautiful Waterfalls in China assessed by Chinese National Geography.

luoping town

  • Day 4 – Luoping-Chengzi Village-Mile                              On:Mile

Activities Chengzi Village, Hot Spring of Mile
In the morning,transfer to Chengzi Old Villages, the whole village is located in the 200 -meter-high slope Fei, area 55.59 ha, east dragon winding west Yuping, Beacon Hill, North Furong Mountain (aka Wood Wing Shan), posterior Jinding Hill, a small river meandering flow.
According to legend, the white spoon Department Yi ancestors selected here have used the branches of a tree to build a twenty-four soil palm room, twenty-four families live, so they lived down the long, endless. Ming Chenghua period soil prefect expensive, where the construction of its own bureaucratic, change white spoon (Chengzi village old name) is Wing House, so that the palm room where the soil has been large-scale development, the formation of Tainan pattern, It has been 500 years of history.
Arrive in Mile County which is well-known as the home of “Hot Spring” in Yunnan Province. Enjoy the hot spring in Huquan Spring Resort in the late afternoon.

hot spring in mile

  • Day 5 Mile-Yuanyang                     On: Yuanyang

Drive about 4.5 hours to Yuanyang via Kaiyun and Gejiu, with visits to villages on the way. You will drive through the area of Yi people in the mountain and Dai people in the Red River valley where they grow banana and tropical fruits. Visit Malipo Miao Ethnic Village one the way. After lunch, continue the driving to Yuanyang rice terrace.
Every sunset in Laohuzui, numerous of photographers from entire China come to disputes themselves for a one-foot space just because of the perfect position to set up their tripods. Start from every May, the Laohuzui rice fields turn into green from yellow right after the farmers did the rice seedlings at the end of spring.

Yuanyang rice terrace

  • Day 6 – Yuanyang                                     On:Yuanyang

Activities Yuanyang Rice Terrace, Local market, Azheke village
Today you have a full day to visit the terraces belonging to the Hani and Yi people. These rice terraces – carved out of the mountainsides by generations of Hani people – are said to be among the most magnificent in the world. you get up very early to see the sunrise over the terraces at Duoyi village and then visit the local Hani and Yi people. During the day you will visit different areas of the huge valley to see the amazing engineering and beautiful formations of the terraces. There are lots of rice terraces in Yuanyang, you will choose the most beautiful parts of them to visit.
Duoyishu Rice terrace in Yuanyang is one of the most photographed in Yunnan. The low lying cloud and the water field rice terrace is unique during winter and early spring. As the sun rises the terraces come alive with the sky’s reflection. In the winter months the fields are flooded in order to plow and plant for the new season. The rising sun creates an amazing reflection off the water in the terraces.
Then, visit a local market to see the ethnic people’s life.
In the late afternoon, hiking about 2 hours at Azheke village where you can see the mushroom houses of Hani people.

mushroom houses of Hani people in yuanyang

  • Day 7 – Yuanyang-Jianshui                                                       On:Jianshui

After breakfast in the hotel, drive about 3 hours to Jianshui County.
Arrive in Jianshui Ancient Town in the afternoon, pay a visit to Jianshui Ancient Town, Zhu Family Garden and Confucius Temple. Visit the famous Confucius Temple with its interesting history. Confucious was born in Shandong province 2,500 years ago and taught more than 3,000 students in his lifetime, among them 72 were outstanding. He is the greatest teacher in China’s history and has worldwide influence and his work has worldwide influence.

Confucius Temple in jianshui

  • Day 8 – Jianshui-Kunming                       On:Kunming

Activities Tuanshan village, Zhang Family Garden, Double Dragon Bridge
Drive to Tuanshan Village about 15KM away from Jianshui Ancient Town, visit the Zhang Family Garden, the ancient houses and the Double Dragon Bridge. Visit Tunshan village with hundred year old houses built by the family of Zhang. In the village, you will see the different standards of houses built by rich and poor families, and also the family temple which plays an important role for education, family history, and Chinese culture, which says that people should always remember their ancestors and maintain community traditions.
After lunch, drive back to Kunming, visit Xingmeng Mongolia Village in Tonghai County of Yuxi City.

Mongolia Village in Tonghai

  • Day 9 – Kunming

Activities Departure Kunming
Free and easy in the morning, and take the flight back to home tour end.

Tour Price inclusive

Entrance Tickets: tour attraction tickets (attractions tickets first)
Transportation: transfer fare for airport, train, hotel and scenery sport listed in the itinerary
Hotel: Stay in twin sharing room with breakfast, 24 hours hot water service
Guide: excellent English-speaking tour guide all the trip
Insurance: travel accident insurance in China.

Tour Price does not cover

Meals: lunch & dinner .
Visa: passport and visa fee.
Air ticket: international air ticket and its tax.
Personal expenses . Passport and visa fees.
Tips for driver and tour guide.