Welcome to Yuanyang Rice Terraces


Yuányáng (元阳) is actually split into two: Nánshà, the new town, and Xīnjiē, the old town an hour’s bus or minivan ride up a nearby hill. Either can be labelled Yuányáng, depending what map you use. Xīnjiē is the one you want, so make sure you get off there.


Top experiences in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Yuanyang Rice Terraces activities

$59 Transfers & Ground Transport

1 Day Private Transfer from Kunming to UNESCO Yuanyang Rice Terraces

1. 07:30 am. Your private driver will meet you at your hotel or an accurate position in the downtown of Kunming 2. If you book the option with the Jianshui Old Town stop. You will be transferred to the Jianshui Old Town after 4 hours driving from Kunming, includes leg stretching stops. 3. Your driver will give you an English Map of the Jianshui Old Town and you will have a 2 hours free visit at Jianshui. Suggest you to visit the Zhu Family's Garden(Zhu jia hua yuan) or the Confucius Temple(Wen miao) in Jianshui.  4. You will hit the road again around 14:00 pm. With several picture stops, you will arrive your hotel in Yuanyang around 18:00 pm.  5. If you book the option includes 1 Night accommodation: You will be transferred to the Jacky's Guset House at the Pugao Laozhai village in the Yuanyang Rice Terraces. One Night Accommodation of Twin-Bed scenery view room is included. Single supplement is upon request.6. At the end, your driver will help you to check in and say goodbye to you. If you are less than 3 travelers, the system will automatically arrange you a 5 seats car. If you want more space or if you have more than 3 pieces of big luggages, please check the option of 7 seats business van.If you are 4-6 travelers, the system will automatically arrange you a 7 seats business van. If you want more space or if you have more than 6 pieces of big luggages, please check the option of 20 seats private coach.If you are 7-15 travelers, the system will automatically arrange you a 20 seats private coach. If you want a direct transfer without Jianshui Old Town stop, please check the option of Kunming to Yuanyang directly.This transfer will take an approximately 8 hours directly from Kunming to Yuanyang Rice Terrace. Includes all the leg stretching and toilet stops. Another 2 hours will be added if you book the option with the Jianshui old town stop. 

$125 Private & Custom Tours

All Included 3 Days UNESCO Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Ethnic Minority Markets Tour

Day 1: 8:30 am, you will be picked up by your guide and driver at your hotel or an accurate position in the downtown of Kunming.11:00 am, you will have a visit at the traditional Mongolian village enroute.With several scenery stops along the road, you will arrive the Yuanyang Rice Terraces around 18:00 pm.You will watch the Sunset and be transferred to your hotel around 19:30 pm Day 2 Watch the Sunrise at the Rice Terraces. Visit a  minority market in the morning.Have a short hiking along the Rice Terraces from the Qingkou village to the Bada village.Watch the Sunset at the Laohuzui Rice Terraces, be transferred back to the hotel around 19:30 pm Day 3 Visit a minority market in the morningExplore more scenery around the Rice TerracesYour driver/guide will send you to your hotel or an accurate position in the downtown of Kunming.End of the tour.

$197 Private & Custom Tours

All included 4 Days Hong'he Hani Rice Terraces & Minority Markets private tour

Day 1: 8:30 am, Your private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel or an accurate position in the downtown of Kunming.You will visit a traditional clay-house village after 3 hous drive.Many scenery stops are available enroute to the Baohua town.View the sunset at the Samaba Rice Terraces in the Baohua town.Overnight stay in a cozy village gusthouse beside the Rice Terraces. Enjoy the home made food by the owner of the guesthouse. Day 2: Visit the most traditional Hani people's village in Jiaying town, which is 2 hours drive from the gusethouse with amazing scenery along the road.3 hours scenic drive to the UNESCO Yuanyang Rice Terraces. Visit the Laohuzui Rice Terracs.17:00 pm. Arriving the Jacky's gusethouse at the Pugao Laozhai village in Yuanyang. Enjoy the sunset at the Jacky's guesthouse. Day 3: Watch the sunrise beside the Duoyishu Rice Terraces, Hit the road to an Ethnic Minority Market after your breakfast.Visit the Azheke village with Hani people's traditional mushroom-like houses.An 2-4 hours hike in the Rice Terraces will help you to meet many local people and have a better understanding of the farming civilization.View the sunset at the Bada Rice Terraces.Back to the Jacky's Guesthouse around 19:00 pm. Day 4: Visit another colorful market and discover the ethnic diversity of Yuanyang.Visit the largest mosque of Southeast Asia.Arriving Kunming around 18:00 pmYour guide and driver will send you to your hotel in the downtown of Kunming*Visits to the Jianshui Old Town and the UNESCO Stone forest is also available upon request*

Yuanyang Rice Terraces in detail