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8-day Yunnan Tour with Yuanyang Rice Field and Dongchuan Redland

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Yunnan Adventure Travel

YAT is a reliable & prestigious Yunnan tour operator with a team of experienced travel professionals

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8-day Yunnan Tour with Yuanyang Rice Field and Dongchuan Redland

Yuanyang is renowned for its rice terraces, sculpted by bare hands by the Hani people one thousand years ago, transforming a barren valley into a humid Eden; perfect for rice crops.Dongchuan Red Land boasts the most typical and featured red soil in Yunnan highland. Experts regard it as the second marvelous red land in the world following the one in Rio Brazil.Jianshui still retains the traditional style of the original town in the Ming Dynasty.

DAY 1

Arrive in Kunming

Arrive at Kunming airport by flight ( TBA ) , the English speaking guide will hold the welcome board to pick up you from exit of the arrival Hall , then transfer to Kunming downtown to check in your hotel in downtown. to take a good rest.

Kunming
DAY 2

Kunming-Jianshui

Today you will further your driving to Jianshui (3-4hrs )  lies 220 kilometers away from Kunming in the south, is a state-level historic and cultural city. The area measures 3789 square km, its population is estimated at 500 thousand, of which more than one third consists of Yi, Hui, Hani, Dai and Miao ethnic Minorities. The county is under influence of sub-tropical climate, annual average temperature is 19 degrees, neither hot in summer nor cold in winter. On the way , stop for Xingmeng Mongolian Village in Tonghai County. Upon arrival, go to visit Zhu Family ‘s Garden, Constructed on Jianxin Street of Old Down of Jian Shui, the Zhu Family Garden has become famous for being one of the most elaborate and grand residential gardens in the south of Yunnan Province. Built during Qing Dynasty by the Zhu brothers whose family was influential in the locality, the garden measuring 20,000 square meters took 30 years to complete and was orderly designed to include 42 courtyards. In ancient times accessing this amazing garden in this residential plot was forbidden but today tourists are free to enjoy its splendor. The whole garden is perfectly symmetrical and has been described by many as a "maze", tourists heading in alone can begin to feel lost and trapped if they venture in too far. Stroll in Jianshui Old Town, to see Chaoyang Gateway Tower,Old Well , and local Doufu Workshop. Read more

Jianshui
DAY 3

Jianshui-Yuanyang

Today, you will drive to make a tour of Tuanshan Village is a rare surviving example of an intact-albeit neglected-traditional walled Yunnan village compound in southwestern China, and has been added to the 2005 list of internationally significant sites by the World Memorial Fund for Architecture (WMF), an international fund for the protection of world heritage sites.  Afterward, you will drive to Yunayang(3.5-4hrs) renowned for its rice terraces, which claim as the world's largest and most spectacular one, crafted out by bare hands by the Hani people one thousand years ago and is still in use today. The rice farmers have had to practice ecology and land preservation centuries before those concepts were widely accepted around the world. Without hard work maintaining the terrace walls and irrigation system, the precious top soil would wash down the hillsides into the rivers.  Check in your hotel near Shengcun Village after arrival. Read more

Shengcun Village in Yuanyang
DAY 4

Yuanyang

Get up every early in the morning, visit Doyishu Village and enjoy the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields when the sun appears above the eastern horizon. The terraced fields are ring upon ring and cascade one by one. They go along the hillside up to the sky. You will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. They are all farms under the sunshine and cloud and mist. The landscape is spectacular. And then, you will visit Qingkou Village and rice terraces where Hani people for generations inhabit. Visit Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market as well. You will enjoy the sunset of Laohuzui Rice Terraces. Read more

Shengcun Village in Yuanyang
DAY 5

Yuanyang-Stone Forest-Kunming

This moring, you will continue your driving ( 5-6hrs )to Stone Forest Ater arrival, you will have a tour of Stone Forest which is one of the largest plantations of rapeseed flowers in Southwest China. Fields covered with golden rape stretch as far as the eye can see and form seas of yellow buds. Combined with a unique terrain dominated by karst features with small basins among mountain ranges, the place boasts very unique landscape features. Afterward, your will transfer back to your hotel in Kunming (1.5hrs ) Read more

Kunming
DAY 6

Kunming-Dongchuan

08:00am the English speaking guide will Pick you up in the hotel , then drive to Dongchuan Red Land (3.5hrs ) which is a new rising tourist destination near Kunming, loved by photographers and backpackers, and praised as "God's palette". These red lands, extending for nearly 50 kilometers (30 miles), are the most striking and distinctive in the world. Upon arrival, make the tour of Music Hollow' (Yuepuao ) which is near 'Flower Stone' known as "the best place for photography". Get some sunset and sunset glow photos in Wafang Liangzi, or catch the sunset glow in 'Music Hollow' after the sunset. And enjoy the Sunset of the beautiful red land of Luoxianggou Valley Surrounded by mountains, Luoxiagou looks like a sunken depression from a distance. Traditional local villages adorn the colorful fields. A great place for photography blockbusters that you should not miss, a telephoto lens is recommended to shoot villages in the distance. Photographers should arrive at Luoxiagou around 4:30pm. Late afternoon is the best time. Read more

Dongchuan
DAY 7

Dongchuan Redland-Kunming

Early in the morning enjoy the Sunrise of Damakan A large spread of red fields are in the arms of continuous mountains at the skyline. Due to its local topographical advantage, Damakan is the best site to see a sunrise. In order to get a favorable position for perfect pictures, travelers should get up at 5:00. Leave the hotel at 5:30 and arrive at Damakan within 30 minutes. Continue to visit Seven-Color Slope' (Qicaipo) Near 'Embroidery Garden', 'Seven-Color Slope' gets its name from seven fields with seven different colors (when the right crops are planted and growing). However, usually travelers are not lucky enough to see the seven colors, so we don't suggest visiting it. Later move to visit Jinxiuyuan has a vast expanse of many rolling hills with red fields. A great location for shots of the colorful fields, a traditional village and some trees also offer a vivid countryside picture. After lunch ,drive back your hotel in Kunming hotel (3.5h Read more

Kunming
DAY 8

Kunming departure

Free at leisure before transfer to Kunming airport for the departure flight to next destination (Check out time is 12:00 at noon )

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kunming
Hotel Enjoying International Hotel
Day 2
Location Jianshui
Hotel Tongxin Hotel
Day 3
Location Pu Gao Lao Zhai,Yuanyang
Hotel Timeless Yuanyang Hostel
Day 5
Location Kunming
Hotel Enjoying International Hotel
Day 6
Location Dongchuan
Hotel Sheying Local Guesthouse
Day 7
Location Kunming
Hotel Enjoying International Hotel
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kunming
Day 2
Location Jianshui
Hotel Lin An Hotel
Day 3
Location Shengcun Village
Hotel Yunti Hotel
Day 5
Location Kunming
Day 6
Location Dongchuan
Hotel Redland Shangju Hotel
Day 7
Location Kunming

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • All land transfer and transportation;
  • Luggage transfers between airport and hotels;
  • Daily accommodation with breakfast (7 nights):
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program;
  • An experienced&skilled driver
  • One Professional&excellent English-speaking guide;
  • Accommodation and meals for driver and guide for this tour;
  • Local government tax;

Package excludes

  • International/domestic flight tickets or train tickets: to & from Kunming;
  • Daily lunch and dinner;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Any optional programs/activities;
  • Personal Travel Insurance;
  • Personal Consumption;
  • Tips to guide and driver;
  • Chinese Visa application fees(we will offer Invitation Letter when you plan to apply for China Visa );
  • Any service/item not mentioned in the program;

More information

  • 1. Please inquire us if you will visit to my region during these two periods:
  • China National Holiday(29th Sep-8th Oct,2017)
  • Chinese Spring Festival Holiday(15th Feb-21th Feb,2018)
  • 2. Please inquire us if you need French or Italian Speaking guide for this tour,there is price difference.

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Rachel, United States

My trip was 12 days in Yunnan. It was tailor-made to include the locations that I was most interested in visiting. This included Yuanyang, Jianshui, Shilin, Dali, Shaxi, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lugu Hu. The consultant was Kelly. The guides were Joe, Amy and Sophie. The drivers were Joe and the Yu brothers. Their tour agency was selected by me after I sent inquiries and received quotes from multiple agencies in Yunnan. These are my overall comments of their people who specifically provided tour services for me. They do quality work in a professional, reliable and cooperative manner. They are great people who are helpful, courteous and trustworthy. Their consultant and guides are very competent with the logistics, English and coordination. Their consultant, guides and drivers are very knowledgeable with the locations, transport and guidance. I’m very satisfied that I chose them for my tour of Yunnan. In my opinion, I’d like to recommend them to other foreign travelers who are interested in arranging a tour of Yunnan with an excellent local tour agency. Read more

Sanjeev, India

I found them on the internet, and was impressed with the service, which i had used twice. Will consider them in future also for travel to China

Ron, United Kingdom

In planning out an itinerary in Yunnan I needed a company who could provide us with a driver and guide, and crucially, who could finesse a trip to see snub-nosed monkeys in Tacheng. After quite a lot of Googling I found Yunnan Adventure - and I was very happy to have done so. Kelly worked with me to sort out our itinerary, and our guide, Sandy, and driver, Mr Yu, provided just what we needed. Sandy ensured that we found good quality, delicious food every lunchtime (not always easy!). He also gave us a fascinating insight into the culture and lives of local minorities. On our last night we were treated to dinner with the local Yunnan Adventure team - a generous gesture that we enjoyed thoroughly. In summary: A good team offering excellent tours - both off-the-shelf and bespoke - at reasonable prices. Read more

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