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$366.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

3 Days Group Tour to Jianshui and Yuanyang

Day 1 Kunming – YuanyangAt 9:00AM, your guide will pick you up in Kunming downtown and transfer you to the first destination: Yuanyang Scenic Area which is one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage sites in Yunnan province. A lunch will be provided en route. Once arrive in Yuanyang, you’ll visit the Bada Rice Terraces firstly. The stunning scenery of vast terraced fields and landscapes will give you an unforgettable memory of its unique natural beauty. Next is the Qingkou Village. In this ethnic village, you may get a glimpse of the local Hani people’s life. Later in the evening, we’ll proceed to Laohuzui for watching beautiful sunset on rice terraces. Don’t forget to bring your cameras to capture the stunning scenery which will surely take your breath away. Stay overnight in Yuanyang Yunti Hotel in Sheng Village or similar. Day 2 Yuanyang – JianshuiGet up very early today to catch the sunrise at Duoyishu Village. Afterwards, we’ll move to Sheng Village. After lunch, we will proceed to Jianshui. During the journey we will stop at Tuanshan Village which is listed one of the world heritage sites in 2006. Once you arrive in Jianshui, you’ll pay a visit to Zhu Family Garden before checking-into Jianshui Tongxin Hotel or similar. Zhu's Garden: Zhu's Garden is the largest construction of dwelling house in Jianshui County. It stands in Jianxin Street within Jianshui County. Constructed in late Qing Dynasty, Zhu's Garden has a history of more than 100 years. It covers an area of more than 20,000 square meters and has 42 courtyards. Zhu's Garden has the fame of "Southern Yunnan Grand View Garden" and now has been one of the major attractions in Jianshui County tourism. Day 3 Jianshui – KunmingAfter breakfast, we’ll attend a local tofu workshop. Tofu, also bean curd, is one of the most important food of the area. Then we’ll proceed to Jianshui Confucian Temple. Jianshui Confucian Temple: Jianshui Confucian Temple was built in 1285 during the Yuan Dynasty. It covers an area of 7.6 hectares and is the third largest Confucian temple in China. Jianshui Confucian Temple is featured in the style of Beijing Confucian Temple. It has great values in studying both the history of Confucius and ancient architectural art. After lunch, you’ll be transported back to Kunming downtown.

$1518 Cultural & Theme Tours

6-Day Kunming Small Group Tour

Day 1 (B)Your friendly tour guide will pick you up at Kunming Wujiaba International Airport and assist you to check into Longway Hotel (or similar) located near Kunming City. Breakfast will be served after you settle into your room. After breakfast, you are free to explore the city and visit nearby attractions such as Kunming International Convention & Exhibition Center, Kunming Third People's Hospital, and East Pagoda for the rest of the day. Your tour guide will also give you suggestions on sites to see and restaurants to eat. Day 2 (B) After breakfast, your will depart from your hotel and head to the Stone Forest in Lunan Yi Autonomous County, which is about three-hour drive from Kunming. The Stone Forrest is comprised of seven scenic areas: Lizijing Stone Forest, Naigu Stone Forest, Zhiyun Cave, Lake Chang, Lake Yue, Dadie Waterfall, and Qifeng Cave. You will have the opportunity to walk through these natural stone masterpieces and be intrigued by their intricate formations. After the Stone Forrest, you will visit Jianshui, an ethnic minority old town hosting several famous ancient structures such as Chao Yang Lou, and Seventeen Span Bridge. Accommodation for the night is Lin An Hotel (or similar). Day 3 (B) Today you will visit Confucius Temple, Zhu Family’s Garden, and Tuanshan Folk Houses. The highlight of today's trip is Zhu Family's Garden, a affluent aristocrat's private garden in traditional Chinese style that was built in Qing Dynasty. Accommodation for the night is Yunti Hotel Day 4 (B)Rise early to see beautiful sunrise in Duoyishu, a Jinkou ethnic minority village. After that, you will move on to Laohuzui and visit terrace farmlands. Unlike majority of regions in China, Yunnan has more terrace farmlands nurtured by ethnic minorities. These beautiful terraces in return foster an unique local culture and purity in humanity. You will have ample time to explore the area. Accommodation for the night is Yunti Hotel. Day 5 (B)Today you will embark on a 6-hour ride back to Kunming. You you are free to explore the city after checking into your hotel room. Accommodation for the night is Longway hotel (or similar). Day 6 (B)After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kunming Wujiaba International Airport where this tour concludes.

$603 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Yun Nan Four Nights Five days sightseeing private tour from Kunming to Yuanyang and Jianshui

Day 1 Arrive at Kunming live in Jingjiang Hotel(4star) Today our guide and driver will meet you at the airport, then sent you to hotel and check in. have lunch, than you will be driven to Western Hill. you can overlook  city Kunming and DianChi. After the tour, you will be sent back hotel. Tonight you will reside in Kunming Jinjiang Hotel.  Day 2 Kunming-Stone Forest -Yuanyang live in Huawowo Inn (Yuanyang shop No. 2) At 08:30 am, your tour guide pick you up at lobby in hotel. Then you will be driven to the Stone Forest . It will cost one and half hour driving. Your lunch will be served with Roast Duck of  Yi.  After the tour, it takes around 6 hours to drive you to Yuanyang. you will view  the sunset view of Laohuzui Rice Terraces which is located 50KM away from Yuanyang. It is breathless beautiful. After the tour, you will be sent back hotel. Tonight you reside in Huawowo Inn.  Day 3 Yuanyang live in Huawowo Inn (Yuanyang shop No. 2) You need to get up very early in the morning and  visit Duoyishu Village for viewing the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields.. After the sunrise, you will visit Qingkou Village and Rice terraces where Hani people reside generations after generations. Your lunch will be served with local red rice. After lunch, you will visit Local Market in rural style. The last stop is Bada Hani Rice Terrace. After the tour, you will be sent back hotel and tonight you reside in Flowers Residence Inn.  Day 4 Yuanyang - Jianshui live in Zhu Family Garden Hotel(4star) In the morning, you will leave  Yuanyang and be driven to Jianshui. It will cost you 3 hours. After arrival, you first go to visit the Double Dragon Bridge. Then you will continue to visit the Tuanshan village.  You will be served with local bean curd, grass shoot and etc. as lunch in Jianshui.   The last stop is that  you will go to Zhu Family Garden, After the tour, you will be sent back hotel. Tonight you reside in Zhu Family Garden Hotel.  Day 5 Jianshui- Kunming Airport   In the morning, you will go to visit Jianshui Confucius Temple. It is the second largest Confucius temple in China. Have lunch in Jianshui. After the lunch, you will be driven back to Kunming (4 hours). Guide and driver will send you to  the airport of Kunming. 

$698 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Yunnan 4 Days Rice Terraces Photography Tour

Day1: Kunming – Stone Forest – Danuohei VillageYour tour guide and driver pick you up from hotel in Kunming at 9am. First you'll be served at Yunnan Purer Tea Ceremony. Later on you will be driven to Stone forest. It is about 90 km to Kunming and will cost  1.5 hours drive. The Stone forest has earned its name as the "First Wonder Under Heaven." In 2007, Stone forest were listed as one of the famous UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. You will stay in Stone forest for 2 to 3 hours. You will enjoy a local Yunnan lunch.After that, you will be driven to Danuohei Sani Village which is 25 km to Stone forest , in 30 minutes driven and get to know the life of  the local Sani ethnic people.Overnight in Stone forest. (Yinruilin International Hotel )Day 2: Shilin – YuanyangAfter breakfast, you will be driven to Yuanyang Scenic Area. It is about 300 km to Stone forest and cost 4.5 hours drive. Yuanyang is listed as one of Yunnan’s famous UNESCO World Heritage sites. Upon arrival, you first visit the Bada rice terraces which offer a great view over the gigantic terraced valley.Then you will visit the Qingkou Village. The village is ranked as the most beautiful village in Yunnan for its magnificent view on the rice terraces. Later in the evening, you head to the rice terraces at Laohuzui where the colorful sunset can be enjoyed if the weather permits. After that, you will be sent back hotel.Overnight in Yuanyang.(Beyond the Clouds Hostel)Day 3: Yuanyang - JianshuiThe Yuanyang Rice Terraces  were listed as world heritage in 2013. You will get up very early today to witness the sunrise over the terraces at Duoyishu Village (you will stay here in half an hour) and visit a local street market in Shengcun afterwards.After that, you will be driven to Jianshui.  It is about 130 km and cost 3.5 hours driven. visit Tuanshan Village on the way. Tuanshan Village was listed as world monument of architectural heritage in 2006. In Jianshui, you will visit Zhu Family Garden. You can visit complex of local residential buildings in Zhu Family Garden. Jianshui Confucian Temple is another must-go. You will lean how Confucius beliefs passes around in south-west of China. Overnight in Jianshui (Tingziyun Boutique Hotel)Day 4: Jianshui - Kunming After breakfast, you will attend a local tofu workshop. It is about 30 minutes drive.   You will stay here for half an hour. The next, you will be driven back to Kunming, it is about 210 km and cost 3.5 hour driven. You will visit Xingmeng on life of  Mongolian  in Yunnan on the way back. You will Visit Yunnan Provincial Museum . than visit the famous Guandu Ancient Town too and you will stay here for half an hour too. You will be dropped off at Kunming city center or airport according to your schedule and request. Your tour ends here.

$526 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day To Yuanyang and Jianshui

Day 1 – Kunming – YuanyangAt 9 am your tour guide and driver will pick you up in Kunming and drive about 6 hours (380 km) to one of the most spectacular sceneries in the world, the Yuanyang Scenic Area. It is a big area, with stunning rice terraces spread between several small villages. We will first visit the Bada Rice Terraces, the biggest of all the rice terraces in Yuanyang area, that covers the entire valley like a colorful carpet. Tucked away in this valley also lies Qingkou Village, a typical Hani minority hamlet with ‘mushroom houses’, where primal country life still exists and where forest, village, watering system and fields created a unique working ecosystem. In the evening, we go to Laohuzui, or translated ‘Tiger Mouth’ and see the vivid and iridescent reflections on the water during sunset, her colors changing like a kaleidoscope. Meals: B/LOvernight in Yuanyang Yun’ti Hotel in Sheng Village or similarDay 2 – Yuanyang – JianshuiGet up early and drive through the early twilight hours to Duoyishu Village to find the best place in the area to see the golden sun rise over the mountains and shine her pink and azure light on the shimmering water of the rice paddies. Then the mystic sea of clouds silently approaches and slowly covers the villages and fields. Visit Sheng Village an important trade center where the locals from the villages come to trade wares. Then we drive to Jianshui (3.5 hour, 130 km). On the way we will stop over at Tuanshan Village. If you want an idea of how the rich Chinese used to live a few centuries ago, this Qing-dynasty village is the place to visit. Grand houses with courtyards were built by villagers who earned money from trade made possible by the Yunnan-Vietnam railroad. Then we'll go to Jianshui, where many Ming-dynasty buildings are still intact. Visit the 20.000 square meter Zhu Family Garden, a private complex that was built over 30 years in the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) by the influential Zhu brothers. The brothers earned their wealth by trading in everything possible from tin to opium until they eventually fell victim to the political chaos in 1911. Meals: B/LOvernight in Jianshui Tongxin Hotel or similarDay 3 - Jianshui – KunmingAfter breakfast we will visit a local tofu workshop (about 30 minutes) as tofu is one of the most important foods of the area. See how they still produce this local product the traditional way, from sweet water from an old well, and have a try at it yourself. Afterwards we visit the Confucius Temple. Built in 1285 and astoundingly well preserved, this temple is a precious architectural and cultural relic. The temple is still used for sacred sacrifice rituals to show respect to Confucius. Then we will go back to Kunming (about 210 km, 3.5 hours) where your tour will end. 

$360 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 Days Rice Terraces Photography Tour

Day 1: Kunming-Stone Forest Your tour guide and driver will pick you up from your centrally located hotel in Kunming at 9am and will drive you to the Stone Forest, located about 90 km from the city. Here you'll enjoy a typical lunch and you'll visit the scenic area of karst pillars. After the visit, you'll move to Danuohei Sani Village (about half an hour away) to learn about local Sani minority customs and lifestyle. Here you'll spend the night in a local hotel. Day 2: Stone Forest-Yuanyang After breakfast, you'll go to Yuanyang Scenic Area (about 300 km distance), one of Yunann's top destinations. Here you'll first visit Bada rice terraces which offer a great view over the gigantic terraced valley, then you'll move to Qingkou Village. Later in the evening, you'll head to the rice terraces at Laohuzui, the ideal spot for the sunset. Get dropped off at your hotel to spend the night.Day 3: Yuanyang-Jianshui Get up early to watch the fantastic sunset over the terraces at Duoyishu. Afterwards you'll visit Shengcun street market, that attracts every day people from the surrounding villages who gather here to buy and sell all sorts of food and necessities. Afterwards head to Jianshui (about 130 km, 3.5 hours). On the way you'll stop at Tuanshan Village, listed as world monument of architectural heritage in 2006. Upon arrival, you'll visit Jianshui major landmarks: Zhu Family Garden and the Confucius Temple, which is the second largest of its kind in China! In the evening enjoy your free time with a stroll in the old town. Day 4: Jianshui-Kunming After breakfast, you'll visit a local tofu laboratory to learn about tofu making and what makes Jianshui tofu so special. You'll then head back to Kunming (about 210 km, 3.5 hours, mostly highway). On the way you can stop in Xingmeng to get an insight about Mongolian culture in Yunnan. Once in Kunming, you'll visit Yunnan Provincial Museum and Guangdu Ancient Town. You'll then be dropped off at your hotel or at Kunming International Airport, depending on your plans, where your 4-Day Photography Tour comes to an end. If you're not leaving the city yet, we recommend you don't miss the chance to see the famous Yang Liping's Dynamic Yunnan Show, an original ethnic dance musical. Don't hesitate contacting us for more info and discounted tickets!

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