6-Day Jianshui and Yuanyang Tour

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

Lose the Crowds in a Less-visited Stone Forest Area

Skip the touristy spots loved by Chinese people. Visit a less crowded area — the Naigu Stone Forest. You will feel that you are walking in a national geological park, but not a tourist attraction.

the stones in stone forest
the reflection of the stone forest

Find the Soul of Chinese Architecture

Admire a fascinating collection of traditional Chinese folk dwellings and temples. The planned yards and gardens are aesthetically matched with the furnished rooms, halls, and the overall structure of the architecture, making this a very charismatic place.

the red ancient city gate
the old bridge

Capture the Dance of Sunlight on the Rice Terraces

Enjoy spectacular views of the stunning mountain terraces from Duoyishu Village and Tiger Mouth Pass at sunrise and sunset, when light reflects off the paddy water creating a magnificent color show.

the sunset in the terraced fields
the terraced fields with water

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Tour Map

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Itinerary Quick Look

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

DAY 1 Kunming Arrival

Airport pick up. Relax for the rest of the day.

DAY 2 Kunming to Jianshui

Explore the less-crowded Naigu Stone Forest. Have a relaxing walk in the historical town of Jianshui and enjoy an old-world evening.

DAY 3 Jianshui to Yuanyang

Visit Jianshui Confucian Temple, Zhu Family Garden, and then take a private transfer to Yuanyang.

DAY 4 Yuanyang Rice Terraces

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.

DAY 5 Yuanyang to Kunming

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.

DAY 6 Kunming Departure

Kunming airport transfer

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

the lobby of the hotel

the bedroom with a nice view
FromCNY7,700p/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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