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9-Day Tour Yuanyang Rice Terraces

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Tour Code: CFT-YN-06
Tour Name: 9-Day Tour Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Note: B—Breakfast, L—Lunch, D—Dinner

Destination: Kunming, Xinping, Yuanjiang, Yuanyang, Jianshui, Chengjiang, Kunming

Departs: Daily

Tour Highlights

>>Stone Forest
>>Fuxian Lake
>>Golden Temple
>>Mt. Mopan Forest Park
>>Jianshui Confucius Temple
>>Different ethnic villages
>>Yuanyang Terraced Rice Fields

Tour Overview
Welcome to make a Yunnan ethnic odyssey with the China Fact Tours guides! They will lead you to many remote Yunnan minority villages to discover the Yi, Hani, Miao, and Dai people. You will sure to be mesmerized by their traditional garments, folkways, houses, daily life as well as the picturesque scenery in their areas...

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming (D)

Upon your arrival at the Kunming Airport, your guide and driver will pick you up to the hotel. After checking in, visit the Bamboo Temple. Hotel: Camellia Hotel  (3-star)

Day 2 Kunming To Stone Forest (B, L)

After breakfast, drive 90km to Lunan County to view the Stone Forest. In the afternoon drive back to Kunming to see the Golden Temple.

Day 3 Kunming To Xinping (B, L, D)
Drive from Kunming to Xinping to see the Mt. Mopan Forest Park, and then visit the village of Yi minority people and the village of Hani minority people. Hotel: Xinping Hotel(3-star)

Day 4 Xinping ToYuanjiang (B, L, D)

After breakfast, drive from Xinping to Yuanjiang. Visit villages of Dai minority people. Hotel: Yuanjiang Hotel(2-star)

Day 5 Yuanjiang To Yuanyang (B, L, D)

Drive from Yuanjiang to Yuanyang to visit the villages of Miao minority people. Hotel: Yunti Hotel (3-star)

Day 6 Yuanyang (B, L, D) 

Get up early morning and drive 28km to enjoy a spectacular view of sunrise from the scenic mountain rice terraced fields at Duoyishu Village. After that exciting time, visit a local minority morning market as well as elegant small terraces at Shengcun Village. Afterwards, go on climbing to the Tiger Mouth to overlook an extensive view of the rice terraces. Lastly, pay a visit to Qingkou (Jinkou) Hani Ethnic Village.

Day 7 Yuanyang To Jianshui (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive from Yuanyang to Jianshui and enjoy the beautiful sceneries along the road. Upon reaching jianshui, visit the Family Zhu's Garden and the famous Confucius Temple. Hotel: Zhu Family Garden (3-star)

Day 8 Jianshui To Chengjiang/Kunming (B, L)

Drive from Jianshui to Kunming, on the way visit the beautiful Fuxian Lake in Chengjiang County. Hotel: Camellia Hotel  (3-star)

Fuxian Lake: at an altitude of 1,750 meters, waters with a depth of 153 meters, Fuxian Lake is the second deepest lake in Yunnan. An old story goes that an unknown old city of ancient "Yunnan Kingdom" had sunk deep at the bottom of the Fuxian Lake in several millenary years ago.

Day 9 Depart Kunming (B, L)

After breakfast, pay a visit to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, and then visit the Kunming Birds and Flowers Market. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Services End

Questions & Comments

  • jared on September 12, 2013, 9:59 am

    Hi. Id like to visit yunnan villages and rice terraces for trekking and homestays, 9 days, starting from september 18. i prefer to sleep at homestays rather than hostels. Can you please contact me asap with cost and itinerary? ill arrive from vietnam, hekou city border. My number in vietnam is +84 124 9796413 thank you.

  • Andre on July 12, 2013, 11:25 pm

    We are interested in a photographic tour to the Yuanyang rice terraces in November 21 to 24 '. We have heard that there is NO water in the fields at that period, but only mud. Could you confirm this ?

  • Ripple on September 18, 2012, 10:03 am

    Hi Wartono, our travel experts will answer your questions via email, and s/he will help you design a feasible photography itinerary according to your request, please check your email later.

  • Wartono on September 17, 2012, 6:47 pm

    I plan to visit Yuanyang for a photography, but consider to come from Hekou since we will visit Hanoi and take a trin to Lao Cai. How far (distance and time/hour) from Hekou to Yuanyang ? What itinerary do you suggest for photography ? I would prefer starting and ending in Hekou since our flight coming and leaving from Hanoi. Thanking you for your kind cooperation. Regards, Wartono

  • Eddy on August 7, 2012, 1:43 am

    Since I was interested to visit a similar but shortened tour as your CFT-YN-06, but without the Stone Forest (I was there before), could you please advice a 6- or 7-day tour with focus on the Yuanyang rice fields and minorities please ? I am a single traveller and can possible arrive in Kunming on december 22 or 23. IF I could join with a group, that is fine to reduce costs but if I have to go in private tour, you can send me a calculation as well please. Thank you, Eddy

  • Ripple on January 10, 2012, 11:03 am

    Hi Bernard, the dates and itinerary are flexible. And the quotation was sent to you yesterday, pls don't forget to check your email. Thank you for your kind inquiry.

  • bernard on January 7, 2012, 8:38 pm

    Hi.. Interested in this tour.. Are the dates flexible? Please provide a quotation.. Travelling alone.. thanks

  • Ripple on December 6, 2011, 11:12 am

    Hi kim walker, one of our travel consultant who specializes in the travel plans of Yunnan had answered your questions via email, please check your emailbox later. Thank you for the inquiry. webmaster - Ripple

  • kim walker on December 5, 2011, 6:17 am

    Interested in a short tour (6 days) to include photographing ethnic people engaged in traditional activities and also 3 days of varying vantage points of the Yuanyang rice paddies. What do the rice paddies look like in early Jan? Colors/fog? Would I have options to photograph local people inside their homes or work place? Price for 2 people for early January 2012. Thanks!

  • Ripple on November 23, 2011, 4:46 pm

    Hello Tom Davis, your inquiry was handled by my colleague, Charlie Chen, please check your email-box. Thank you for your inquiry.

  • Tom Davis on November 23, 2011, 12:54 pm

    I am very interested in yuan yang rice terraces. I am serious photographer. I visited yuan yang for 4 days in 2008. Hotel was very near rice terraces and probably 1 star or no star hotel but was close for travel to terraces. I would like price for a car and driver and english speaking guide for tour from Kunming to yuan yang to photograph terraces at sunrise and sunset for minimum 4 days. No stone forest. This is rice terrace tour. There was street market in yuan yang that was very interesting. Market ok. Do you have ideas? Cost please for 2 persons and for 4 persons. Thank you.

  • Ripple on September 15, 2011, 9:46 am

    Hi Elisabeth, we will send you the quotation for the package of 9-Day Tour Yuanyang Rice Terraces. At the same time, we design a tentative package(8days-7nights)for your reference. If you like it we will send you the quotation latter. Thank you for your kind enquiry.

  • Elisabeth Chintia Siayanti on September 14, 2011, 8:20 pm

    Bisakah Anda memberikan penawaran untuk - 9-Day Tour Yuanyang Teras Beras Juga bisa Anda silahkan menawarkan sesuatu untuk minoritas Yunnan tur (8days-7nights) Terima kasih David

  • Sonja on August 17, 2011, 10:03 am

    Hi David, nne of our travel consultants will contact you asap. Thanks for the kind inquiry.

  • David on August 17, 2011, 9:51 am

    Can you please provide a quote for - 9-Day Tour Yuanyang Rice Terraces Also can you please offer something for Yunnan minorities tour (8days-7nights) Thanks David

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