6 Days Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Professional English Speaking Guide

Max Group size of 12 people

All accomodations included

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Price of tour: $660*

* (Price can be 10% lower or higher depending on the season. Please tell us your preferred travel month in the booking form)

Short tour summary

Discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Yunnan province on this 6-day tour starting in the modern city of Kunming, surrounded by stunning karst peaks. Travel to Jianshui county, then venture to the iconic Yuanyang Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where you will marvel at the intricately terraced hillsides resembling a vast work of art. Explore ancient villages perched on the terraces, meet local Hani people, and gain insights into their agricultural practices that have sustained life in this region for centuries. This tour offers breathtaking scenery, immersive cultural experiences, and a taste of Yunnan’s diverse landscapes and heritage.

Tour highlights: Stone Forest | Jianshui Old Town | Zhu Family’s Garden | Tofu Workshop | Making Pottery | Shuanglong Bridge | Tuanshan | Duoyishu Terrace | Ethnic Market | Azheke | Xingmeng

Day by day schedule:


Day 1: Kunming Arrival

Picked up at airport or train station, transfer to hotel. The rest of time can be spent on your own, either stroll along Green Lake, or pay a visit to flower & birds market and learn locals’ life.

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Day 2: Kunming- Stone Forest- Jianshui 288km/4hrs

Drive 68km to Stone Forest, this geopark has almost all karst forms in the world! After that, drive around 3 hours to Jianshui. Upon arrival, visit Jianshui Old Town, and Zhu Family’s Garden, they are typical traditional dwellings in Jianshui, you will be amazed by the architectural style.

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Day 3: Jianshui- Yuanyang 185km/3.5hrs

In the morning, attend a local tofu workshop. Next, visit the Purple Pottery street, learn and make a pottery yourself. On the way, pay a visit to Shuanglong Bridge. Continue to Tuanshan Village, the traditional dwellings, temples are well preserved here, admire the exquisite workmanship of wood, stone, brick carvings. In the afternoon drive to Yuanyang, it is famous for its spectacular rice terraces, the exploration starts tomorrow.


Day 4: Yuanyang

Get up around 6am to watch sunrise at Duoyishu Terrace, the fields gradually turn golden when sun appears above, together with the villages scattered around in the cloud and mist. Later, join the Ethnic Market & Bazaar where locals trade daily supplies, get close to Hani people’s life. After that, drive back to hotel to rest. In the afternoon, head to Azheke, explore in the primitive Hani minority village with mushroom-like houses. Continue hiking in the rice paddies, see locals working in the fields, and finally enjoy the sunset.


Day 5: Yuanyang-Kunming 344km/5hrs

On the way back, pay a visit to Xingmeng Mongolian Village, their language is composed of ancient Mongolian, Yi, Hani, and is only handed down orally without writing records.

Day 6: Kunming Departure

Transfer to airport or train station, tour ends.

Included in the price

  • Airport and train station pickup and drop services on arrival and departure dates
  • Experienced, knowledgeable English-speaking guide for scheduled tours and activities
  • Transportation via air-conditioned vehicle/coach for the duration of the tour
  • Accommodation in comfortable hotels, based on double occupancy room sharing
  • Daily breakfast at hotels
  • Entrance fees for attractions and activities listed in the itinerary
  • Participation in a tofu workshop visit and Jianshui pottery making experience
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

Excluded from the price

  • International or domestic flights/train tickets
  • Meals not specified as included such as lunches and dinners
  • Single room supplements
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

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