3-Day Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land Tour

Capture "God's Palette of Colors"

3-Day Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land Tour

Only the red land in Brazil can rival it. The rich iron deposits in the soil have been gloriously exposed for thousands of years as local people worked on this land generation after generation. This is Dongchuan Red Land — "the palette of colors placed on Earth by God".

On this 3-day Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land tour, you will visit the highlights of Kunming City and then head north for the unique landscape of colorful earth. Enjoy the most artistic sunrise and sunset shoots, and also encounter authentic rural life photo ops on China's greatest red land. (km-5)

Tour 'Wow' Points

Enjoy the "Oil Painting" Landscape Energized by the Red Earth and Sunlight

Visit the best places for beautiful views of the red land at sunrise and sunset.

the red land and the village
the old man with a dog

Encounter Local Life in a Less Touristy Village

Get off the beaten path to visit a quiet village on the red land. Shoot the rich hues of their real life.

Beihe village
people are drying the crops

Taste Potatoes as You Have Never Tried Them Before!

Challenge yourself to something new with the locals' 18 sauces for their Dongchuan-grown baked potatoes and their home-made pickles.

potato with sauce
pickles and sauces

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1Kunming Arrival, Yuantong Temple, and Green Lake Park

Meet your private guide at the airport. Visit Yuantong Temple, and see the three main branches of Buddhism — Chinese Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Theravada Buddhism — meet together there. Walk around Green Lake Park, where you are likely to find local people in traditional dress dancing together. You are welcome to join them.

DAY 2Kunming to Dongchuan Red Land

Drive from Kunming to Dongchuan. Have a lunch in a local restaurant and try the famous snacks of Dongchuan.

The key to touring Dongchuan Red Land (photography-wise) is visiting the right place at the right time. Enjoy the views and take pictures at Luoxiagou and Luosiwan in the late afternoon. Capture the sunset at Wafang Liangzi and catch the sunset glow at Yuepuao after sunset.

DAY 3Dongchuan Red Land to Kunming and Departure

See a sunrise at Damakan and then take pictures at Jinxiuyuan and Qichapo. Take the chance to photograph local life in a photogenic and peaceful traditional village — Beihe Village, a place generally not visited by travelers, on the way back to Kunming. Not listed as a Dongchuan attraction, Beihe is an untouched village set against the background of a red-field hill.

We'll get you back to Kunming airport for your departure.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

the courtyard of the hotel
the bedroom

the lodge of the hotel in Kunming
FromCNY3,140/USD483 p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
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