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Yuangyang Terraces and Dongchuan Red Land (10 days)



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Edward He

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Yuangyang Terraces and Dongchuan Red Land (10 days)

This tour takes you to the southern part of Yunnan to visit Stone Forest, Mile Buddha Image, Colourful Terraces of Hani people and hundreds of years old houses in Jianshui, experience the colours of farmland in Dongchuan. Meet up with people of Sani, Yi and Hani.


Arrival in Kunming

Pick up from Airport and Transfer to hotel. Kunming, also known as the Spring City, is the capital of Yunnan province, with mild weather throughout the year. It is nice to walk around the birds and flowers market in the old part of the downtown of Kunming. 100ms away from the market is the commercial center of Kunming, which is full of the modern buildings. Here you can see the different faces of Kunming. Read more

Kunming 1 night

Temple and Stone Forest

Morning visit to the Bamboo Temple which famous for 500 life size arhats, where you possibly someone looks like you in some ways. Drive to visit the Stone Forest in the later afternoon when most tourists left.

Stone Forest 1 night
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Drive to Yuangyang

Drive to Mile to visit the Biggest Image of the future Buddha in the temple on a hill. In this area, you can see a lot of grapes which are grown, and it is here that produce famous wine Yunnan Red Dry. And then drive to Yuanyang via Kaiyun and Gejiu, with visits to the villages on the way. We will drive through the area of Yi people in the mountain and Dai people in the valley where they grow banana and tropical fruits. Read more

Yuangyang 2 nights

Visit Yuangyang Terraces

Today we 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 amongst the most magnificent in the world. We get up early to see the sunrise over the terraces at Duoyi village and then visit the Hani and Yi people living there, during the day we will visit the different spots of the Terraces. In the late afternoon we drive to Tiger’s Mouth to see the sunset of the Terraces. Read more

Yuangyang 1 night
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Drive to Jianshui

We drive to visit Swallow Cave which is the largest karst formation cave in Asia. There are usually thousands of swallows flying around in the cave so named Swallow Cave. We will follow a guide in the cave to see the beautiful of the cave and also to see the bare hand rock climbing performance in the cave. Take a boat ride out of the cave to finish the visit. Drive to Jianshui and visit the old part of Jianshui , with its traditional architecture and market. Read more

Jiangshui 2 nights
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Visit Jianshui

Visit Tunshan village with hundreds-year-old houses built by the family of Zhang. In the village, we will see the different standards of houses built by rich and poor families, and also the family temple which plays an important role for the education family history and Chinese culture. A man should always remember his ancestors and study Chinese Culture. Visit an arch bridge on the way back. Visit famous Confucius Temple in town. Confucius 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 since then. Read more

Jianshui 2 nights

Drive to Red Land

Drive to Tonghai for an easy walk to Xiushan Mountain to visit the old Taoist temples with nice gardens, all the temples here were well protected during the Culture Revolution with traditional gardens and furniture. Tonghai is very famous for vegetable planting, we will see all kinds of vegetables during the drive in the area. Drive back to Red Land and see the Sunset of Red Land at Luoxiaguo. Read more

Red Land 2 nights

Visit Red Land

Day in Dongchuan to visit the different spots during the different time of the day to see the best of the Red Land, visit the villages working on the Red Land.

Red Land 2 nights

Drive to Kunming

Visit the Red Land for the morning and drive back to Kunming in the afternoon.

Kunming 1 night
DAY 10

Tour ends

Transfer to Kunming Airport for your departure flight.


Day in trip
Day 1
Location Kunming
Hotel Green Land Hotel
Day 2
Location Stone Forest
Hotel Xinya Hotel
Day 3
Location Yuangyang Terraces
Hotel Hani Guesthouse
Day 5
Location Jianshui
Hotel Zhu Family Garden Hotel
Day 7
Location Red Land
Hotel Photographer's Hotel
Day 9
Location Kunming
Hotel Green Land Hotel


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • The price is based on twin share, if you want to have a single room for the trip, single supplement is US$270.00


3 Reviews

Amy, United States

Our customized tour of Yunnan province for 16 days far exceeded our expectations. It was a fascinating journey through some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen. There is a lot of unique geography and interesting ethnic groups throughout the region. We traveled through many areas of relatively remote mountains and river gorges. Really off the beaten track! But even on somewhat treacherous roads, we were comfortable and felt secure. One reason we chose Edward Adventures was because they were able to provide us with one guide and driver that would be responsible for us the whole trip. The high level of service and consistency of this approach was really exceptional and very tailored to our preferences. We felt like a family friend was showing us around his home territory. The meals were really something special! Our guide knew all the local specialties in each place we visited and we tried them all. It seemed he handpicked our food for us and made sure of the best quality everywhere we went. Our hotels were very comfortable. The most impressive thing about our tour was probably the way our guide seemed to always know where to go to get away from the crowds, to see the most amazing scenery and interesting sites in a very personalized way. And the many Chinese people he introduced to us everywhere were so friendly and warm. We didn’t even feel much like tourists travelling with him! It was really a fabulous trip that we will always remember! Read more

Joan & Pat, Australia

Edward helped the two of us plan a two week trip to fascinating places and people in China. Edward took us on a cultural and scenic adventure. The scenery was wonderful. The people were so very hospitable, and the food great. We never felt that we were on a typical touristy tour but rather that we were with an old friend learning all about his country and having a trip of a lifetime. We still keep in contact with Edward and cherish our new friendship. Read more

Ian Noakes, United Kingdom

We did a 3 week tour from Lijiang to Chengdu ( 3 of us ) with Edward as our guide and driver. It was a most memorable experience with Edward intimate knowledge of the best scenery , the best cultural experience and local customs and events. Wherever we went we got an insight into the local way of life and tried all the local food specialties. We also did some trekking and were taken to some really special places such as Thousand Tortoise Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yading Nature Reserve. The scenery is really spectacular and for us fortunately also were the wildflowers. We have previously toured in Western China and had a fantastic time but Edward Adventures provided us with a far superior experience from start to finish. Read more

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