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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

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.

Skip the Crowded Spots and See a Less-Visited Stone Forest Area — Naigu Stone Forest

Climb to a high viewpoint and overlook the awesome Stone Forest.

Skip the Crowded Spots and See a Less-Visited Stone Forest Area — Naigu Stone Forest

Feel the Vitality of Jianshui Ancient Town

Admire the fascinating traditional Chinese folk dwellings at Zhu Family Garden.

Feel the Vitality of Jianshui Ancient Town

Visit Confucian Temple where Confucianism was developed and preserved.

Feel the Vitality of Jianshui Ancient Town

See the hustle and bustle of local life around the wells in Jianshui.

Feel the Vitality of Jianshui Ancient Town

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.

Fully Unlock the beauty of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces at the Best Time — Spring

Walk through the rice fields, where you may see locals doing farm work.

Fully Unlock the beauty of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces at the Best Time — Spring

Visit Hani ethic group villages, and see their mushroom houses and minority culture.

Fully Unlock the beauty of the Yuanyang Rice Terraces at the Best Time — Spring

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

Your guide will take you to taste the locals' famous fresh soy milk or Tofu in Jianshui.

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

We have arranged a hotel inside Yuanyang Rice Terraces Scenic Area, so you don't need to rush around.

China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences
China Highlights' Special Discovery Experiences

Why Choose Us

Your Wellbeing is Our Priority

Your Wellbeing is Our Priority.

  • 1-to-1 travel expert
  • Vaccinated guides
  • Private Rides
Your Trip is Perfectly Planned

Your Trip is Perfectly Planned.

  • No crowds
  • Exclusive Exciting Experiences
Your Booking is Risk-Free

Your Booking is Risk-Free.

  • No cancellation fee
  • Free changes

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About China Highlights

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!"

Tour Map

Fall in Love with the Heavenly Palette of Colors tour map

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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1-to-1 Expert Planning

1-to-1 Expert Planning

Your tour will be tailor-made by your personal travel advisor — a destination expert. Every reply will be within 24 hours.

Personal Journeys

Personal Journeys

Enjoy your personal local guide and ride. Explore destinations at your own pace. Have unparalleled flexibility, which is impossible on a group tour.

Authentic Experiences

Authentic Experiences

Discover the hidden gems. Experience local culture by practicing it. Try new and exciting activities, and unveil the stories behind the sights and people.

Well-Selected Local Guides

Well-Selected Local Guides

Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and attentive — your personal local guides will share interesting stories, insider information, and even create unexpected highlights!

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