6 Days Kunming and Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour Tour

Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Tour Code: ctkm-2

Tour Type: Private Tour with Exclusive Tour Guide and Driver

Departure Date: Daily Departure

Tour Highlights:

In this tour you will not only visit the natural wonder of the Stone Forest in Kunming, but also admire the traditional architecture of Jianshui and contemplate the spectacular panorama offered by the rice terraces of Yuanyang.


  • Day1

    Kunming Arrival, Stone Forest

    • Lunch
    • in Shilin
    Arrive in Kunming (before 12:00), the capital of Yunnan Province in southwest China. Your will private guide will pick you up at the airport on time and transfer you in a comfortable vehicle to your hotel to the Stone Forest (Shilin). It is a karstic landscape which was formed due to the movement of the earth for millions of years. The area of Stone Forest is home to the Sani minority. Their popular customs have become spectacular scenery, and the embroidery of colors and dances of the minorities are combined with the natural scenery, sure to leave a deep impression. 
    Tonight we will accommodate in Shilin.
  • Day2

    Shilin to Yuangyang by car, Laohuzui Rice Terrace

    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • in Yuanyang
    Today we will drive to Shilin to Yuanyuan and it will take about 6 hours. But it’s not a boring trip, which you can visit some ethnic minority villages.
    When we arrive in Yangyuan, it will be great time to see sunset at Laohuzui Rice Terrace. Yuanyang Rice Terraces, this incredible piece of engineering was not discovered until 1980 and now appears as one of China's World Heritage Sites. The area has three scenic areas: Duoyishu Scenic Area, Laohuzui Scenic Area and Bada Scenic Area.
    We will stay overnight in Yuanyang.
  • Day3

    Yuangyang: Duoyishu Rice Terraces, Local Market, Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village, Bada Rice Terraces

    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • in Yuanyang
    In the morning we will driving to Duoyishu village and see the beautiful scenery of Duoyishu Rice Terraces. Enjoy a spectacular view from the scenic mountain terraces in Duoyishu village. To climb to the mouth of the tiger pass overlooking a wide view of the terraces. The highlight is a visit at sunrise and sunset, when the light reflects off the puddles of water, creating a magnificent colorful spectacle.
    Then we will go to the ethnic local market to know about the local life of the Hani people. 
    Enjoy the popular culture in the Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village. We will attend the performance of the villagers' dances and songs.
    At last we will take a shoot of sunset in Bada Rice Terraces and tonight we will still stay overnight in Yuanyang.
  • Day4

    Yuanyang to Jianshui by car, Jianshui City, Jianshui Confucius Temple, Zhu Family Garden

    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • in Jianshui
    After breakfast we will move to Jianshui town from Yuanyang for 2.5 - 3 hours driving. Jianshui City was an earthen city at the very beginning built in Nanzhao Period (a local regime in ancient China) , and then was expandedto a brick one in 1387, the 20th year of Hongwu Peri-odin the Ming Dynasty. The city enjoys a long his-tory and splendid culture, and in and out of the city there remain a large number of architectures embodying profound cultural connotations, in-chiding 50 sites of antique temples, nunneries, towers, platforms and pavilions.
    Jianshui Confucius Temple is the one of the largest Confucian temple in China and was built in the Yuan Dynasty more than seven years ago by hundreds of people. It covers an area of 76,000 square meters. Valuable historical information is provided for the study of Confucianism, the system of ancient examinations and traditional Chinese architecture. 
    Then visit the Zhu Family Garden, which is located on Jianxin Street. It’s a private garden of the Zhu family with a total area of 20,000 square meters.
  • Day5

    Bridge of Double Dragon, Village of Tuanshan, Jianshui to Kunming by car

    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • in Kunming
    In the morning, we will visit to Bridge of Double Dragon. Located 5 km west of Jianshui near the confluence of the two rivers Tachong and Lu, it is considered a masterpiece of architecture for its structural and aesthetic qualities. 
    Later continue to the Historic Village of Tuanshan, which is an architectural treasure of Yunnan. The traditional buildings and grey roofs of Tuanshan have not changed as if it was frozen in time.
    After tour we will transfer you back to your hotel of Kunming. You will have a good rest.
  • Day6

    Kunming Departur

    • Breakfast
    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport/ train station for your next destination.

Price Inclusion&Exclusion

Price Inclusion

•    Tickets: Entrance fees of all attractions listed in the itinerary.
•    Meals are specified in the itinerary.
•    Hotel accommodation
•    Private Transfers: A private driver and a private tour guide will transfer you to airport/railway station, hotel and attractions in the cities in private air-conditioned vehicle.
•    Private Guide: We provide professional licensed tour guides who speaks English or other langauges  acorrding to your requirement. They are responsible, knowledgeable and have a sense of humor to accompany you throughout your journey.
•    Service Expenses (includes planning, handling, operating and communication expenses) and Government Taxes.
•    Insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Price Exclusion

•    International air tickets to enter and leave China
•    Chinese visa fees.
•    Personal Expenses: For example cost of excess luggage, laundry, beverages, fax, telephone, optional activities etc.
•    Dietary expenses other than meals in price inclusion are not included in the itinerary.
•    The cost of the attraction not listed in the itinerary is not included.
•    Tips to tour guides, drivers etc.

Trip Notes

Meals of Young's China Travel•     About Your Meals 
In order to have our customers to taste authentic Chinese food and avoid tourist menus, we take food quality, dining environment and travel convenience into consideration when planning your lunch. Therefore , we will arrange a la carte lunch at a local restaurant whenever possible. Lunch a la carte is varied with different recommended restaurants and different cities. You could order the dishes according to your taste under the instructions of your guide. However, in some remote regions where it is difficult to find a non-tourist restaurant, you could have lunch at a local tourist restaurant or in a local family.

•   Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private guide, private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle to accompany you at each destination of your trip, which will provide you with maximum personal care, security and flexibility.
All our guides are qualified and responsible professionals. All our vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, crewed with licensed drivers.
Private Tour Guide
In each city, we have a professional local guide. Our guide picks you up punctually at your arrival from the airport/railway station/spring of each destination. On your way out of that city, your guide will stay by your side until you have checked in and passed through security. All our travel guides in each destination are local and responsible, who know this area well. They accompany you visiting this city during 8 working hours of each day and they will tell background stories of the tourist places, and show you the secret places to take your best Vehicles of Young's China Travel pictures.
When it is necessary to change your itinerary for unexpected reasons, your private travel guide will suggest alternatives to ensure that you still have an excellent experience.

Private Transfer
With our comfortable and safe private transfer, your trip will be more relaxing and less tiring, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China. In all destinations visited, your vehicle is air-conditioned, clean and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured and experienced.
Normally we will arrange vehicles with more space for you and your luggages. Depending on the number of passengers, we generally use sedans or minivans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small buses (12-22 seats) for 5 to 12 people, medium cars (33-37 seats) for 13 - 25 people and large buses (more than 45 seats) for more than 25 people.

•     Remarks 
We reserve the right to modify the price due to exchange rate fluctuation
If you have special requirements, please tell us in advance.
We reserve the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control.