Fall in Love with the Heavenly Palette of Colors
6-Day Jianshui and Yuanyang Tour
The southeast of Yunnan Province has another kind of beauty. It is not as popular as the middle and the northwest, but it is definitely worthy of a visit if you are interested in Chinese culture and the unique views hidden in a remote area.
Admire the classic ancient buildings in Jianshui and recharge your spirit with the spectacular sight of the sprawling Yuanyang Rice Terraces. The ingenious local people have created a splendid hill-farming culture and make their centuries-old living through their wisdom and hard work.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Skip the Crowded Spots and See a Less-Visited Stone Forest Area — Naigu Stone Forest
Walk through the peaceful Stone Forest as your guide tells you interesting stories.
Climb to a high viewpoint and overlook the awesome Stone Forest.
Feel the Vitality of Jianshui Ancient Town
Admire the fascinating traditional Chinese folk dwellings at Zhu Family Garden.
Visit Confucian Temple where Confucianism was developed and preserved.
See the hustle and bustle of local life around the wells in Jianshui.
FullyUnlock the beauty of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces at the Best Time — Spring
Enjoy spectacular views of the irrigated rice terraces at sunrise and sunset.
Walk through the rice fields, where you may see locals doing farm work.
Visit Hani ethic group villages, and see their mushroom houses and minority culture.
China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences
Your guide will take you to taste the locals' famous fresh soy milk or Tofu in Jianshui.
We have arranged a hotel inside Yuanyang Rice Terraces Scenic Area, so you don't need to rush around.
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Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Lijiang Trip July 2021
Kudos to Alisa Liu from the agency who I must say was on hand almost 24/7 for requests and queries. Even though our trip was marred with the onset of the Typhoon In Fa with various flight and train cancellations but Alisa was quick to arrange for alternative solutions under the circumstances and made the most effort to make our journey as comfortable as possible whilst we made our way back to Shanghai. As for the itinerary, Alisa understands her clientele’s different needs very well and for the most part my expectations were met. I love private tours with a very relaxed itinerary and comfortable accommodation and some of us prefer more exclusive accommodation vs a packed itinerary trying to go to a hundred location type of tour. more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Airport pick up. Relax for the rest of the day.
Explore the less-crowded Naigu Stone Forest. Have a relaxing walk in the historical town of Jianshui and enjoy an old-world evening.
Visit Jianshui Confucian Temple, Zhu Family Garden, and then take a private transfer to Yuanyang.
Take in awesome views of the rice terraces from Duoyishu Village. Climb to Tiger Mouth Pass to overlook an extensive panorama of tiered fields. Experience the folk culture of Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village.
Wake in idyllic surroundings and experience more of the Yuanyang terrace farmers' lifestyle, and then enjoy a comfortable and flexible private transfer back to Kunming.
Kunming airport transfer
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.