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Private Tour:Yunnan Rice Terrace Trail

  • Destination


  • Trip duration

    5 days, 4 nights

  • Price

    From 5550 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Nov. 2021 - 31 Mar. 2022

  • Min/Max travelers


  • Transport


  • Accommodation

    4 star hotel

  • *Discover the most beautiful Yuanyang Terrace field in the best season ;
  • *Take off-the-beaten trails to some small villages, learn the life of local minorities and interesting Mushroom-shaped cottage ;
  • *Explore the 1200-year-old Jianshui old town, one of the four famous towns in Yunnan, which is as famous as Lijiang Old town and Dali Old town ;
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Day 1


Arrive Kunming airport, greeted and met by your guide and transfer to city center for lunch.

In the afternoon, visit the Western Hill and Dragon Gate, where you will have a panoramic view of Dianchi and pass the Dragon Gate. As a Chinese idiom says, 'Once you ascend Longmen (Dragon Gate), you would receive a sudden boost in your prestige'. Dragon Gate is a certain gorge on a river flanked by precipices and with a natural dam. If carps swimming upstream could jump over the dam, they would become dragons.

If time allows, you can enjoy a leisure walk to the Dianchi Dam , where you have chance to watch the flying seagulls.

Notes: Seagulls may fly to the other side of Dianchi in the evening, anyway it would be comfortable walk along the lake.




5 Star hotel

Day 2


Transfer to visit Stone forest in the morning. Stone Forest is a spectacular set of limestone groups and the representative of south China’s karst landscape, a must – see place when traveling Yunnan. Followed a long drive to Yuanyang, check into hotel for rest after arrival.




4 star, Local best hotel

Day 3


Full day Exploration to the Yuanyang Rice Terrace. The scenery of the terraced fields in Yuanyang is at its best from November to the following April. Taking a tour to Yuanyang Terraces in winter is amazing, since the fields are full of water, composing a colorful painting.

Early morning, visit the Sunrise at a scenic area, the most beautiful natural and cultural landscape of Yuanyang Terraces, and it is the best place to go if you wish to photograph the sunrise.

Proceed to a local Village, famous for the mushroom-shaped house. It’s home to minorities of Hani and Yi, who lived together peacefully with each other. You may hike around the villages to discover more authentic lifestyle of the local minorities.

Followed by a visit to another Scenic Area, one of the best place to enjoy the magnificent Sunset over the Rice Terrace.

Notes : the trip of the day is subjected to change according to the weather condition.




4 star, Local best hotel

Day 4


Set off to Jianshui, which is as famous as Lijiang Ancient old town and Dali old town. With an history of 1200 years, the old town is rich in cultural heritages and home to many architecture relics, some of which still are well preserved as what they are a few hundreds years ago.

The highlight of today is to visit a quiet and remote ancient village and be amazed by the well preserved compounds and vivid carvings on the wood, stones and bricks. Stop at the famous Twin Dragon bridge, which is one of the milestone in the history of bridge construction in China.

Proceed a visit to the Residence of Family Zhu, which covers an area of 20,000 square meters, is a typical quadrangles courtyard in Qing Dynasty (1636 A.D-1912 A.D) and well kept for more than 100 years. For the rest of the day, explore the beautiful and peaceful town on your own, the beautiful houses, bars and interesting small boutique shops awaits your discovery.




4 star, Local best hotel

Day 5


Drive back to Kunming. En route, visit the Fuxian Lake, as famous as Erhai in Dali, but a less touristy spot and deepest plateau lake in China. The discovered underwater city with many unknown serects make it more mysterious.

Return to Kunming airport for your flight back home.





Enjoy the splendid Rice Terrace in central Yunnan and discover the local minorities' lifestyle

Enjoy the splendid Rice Terrace in central Yunnan and discover the local minorities' lifestyle

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