2 Days Kunming to Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Tour at a glance

Yuanyang Rice Terraces has been a masterpiece of the ingenuity of the Hani people for generations. Southern Ailao Mountain, with this typical tiered landscape, is famed for its unique frontier scenery. This 2 Days Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Tour is designed for someone who does not have enough time to travel, but want to visit or shoot at Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace.

Highlights

  • Visit the marvelous stone masterpieces of Stone Forest.
  • Lost yourself in the beautiful Rice Terrace sunrise and sunset, as well as spectacular Hani Rice Terrace.
  • Experience the culture of Yi and Hani minority.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming-Yuanyang
  • Day 2: Yuanyang-Kunming

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Shilin-Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities: the Stone Forest, Longshuba Rice Terraces
Accommodation: Yuanyang
Meals: Lunch

At 08:00 am, our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Kunming, then drive to the Stone Forest(85 km, 1.5 h). An extremely rare geological phenomenon dating back to 270 million years ago, the Stone Forest is 80 hectares of karst limestone pillars in fantastic shapes which resemble a forest viewed from a distance. It is also home to the Sani tribe, a branch of the Yi minority renowned for their diligence, embroidery and dancing.

After visiting, drive 6 hours to Yuanyang. Yuanyang is now attracting more and more attention of overseas tourists for its unparalleled terraced paddies and diversified ethnic cultures of the Hani, Yi, Dai and Yao. If time permits, drive to enjoy the sunset view of Longshuba Rice Terraces which is located 5 kilometers away from Xinjie town. Then stay overnight in Yuanyang.

Day 2 Yuanyang-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities: Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace, Duoyishu Village, Qingkou Village, Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Get up very early in the morning, we will drive 30 km to visit Doyishu Village and enjoy the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields. The terraced fields ring upon ring and go along the hillside up to the sky. You will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. Under the sunshine, Rice Terrace is spectacular.

And then, you will visit Qingkou Village and rice terraces where Hani people inhabit for generations. Visit Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market as well. After lunch, we will depart from Yuanyang and back to Kunming (6-7 hours driving). On the way, have a stop at Tonghai to have a tour of Xinmeng Village which is the only Mongolian village in Yunnan, with a history over 750 years. Upon arrival Kunming, check in your hotel.(OWN BOOKING). Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

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Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation with breakfast as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Two bottles of mineral water each day;
  • Travel Agency’s Responsibility Insurance.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

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