4 Days Long Street Banquet Festival and Yuanyang Rice Terraces Photography Tour

Long Street Banquet originated from Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan Province. In February every year, local people would celebrate Angmatu in accordance with the customs of the Ham people. During the festival more than 300 families in the village would present banquet of 300-odd tables. Villagers and tourists from other places may sit down to taste Ham food while enjoying songs and dances by the Ham people, men and women, elderly and young. This local custom is called Long Street Banquet, or Long Dragon Banquet. All tourists will be treated as honored guests.

Highlights

  • Be marveled at the enthralling sunrise and sunset Rice Terraces view.
  • Trekking along terraces and have a bird view the overwhelming landscape.
  • Meet diverse ethnic cultures in local villages and Long Street Banquet.
  • Enjoy profoud hidstory in Jianshui Ancient Town.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming – Yuanyang
  • Day 2: Yuanyang
  • Day 3: Yuanyang – Lvchun
  • Day 4: Lvchun – Jianshui – Kunming

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities:the sunset view of Longshuba Rice Terraces
Accommodation:Yuanyang
Meals:B,L

This morning, you will assemble at the gate of Kunming Crown Plaza Hotel. Our tour guide and driver will meet you there. You will start off at 10:00 am. Drive from Kunming to Yuanyang. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way to Yuanyang Rice Terraces.

After arrival in the late afternoon, enjoy the sunset view of Longshuba Rice Terraces  which is located 5KM away from Xinjie town. Stay overnight at Yuanyang.

–Yuanyang Rice Terrace is a self sustaining ecosystem. During winter to early spring, the entire field is irrigated with spring water from the forest above to rejuvenate and getting prepared for the next season. The Hani people have repeated this for more than a thousand years. There is only one harvest in a year for the Yuanyang Rice Terrace; planting is from March to Oct./Nov. every year.

Day 2 Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities:the sunrise view of Duoyishu Rice Terraces, Shengcun Market
Accommodation:Yuanyang
Meals:B,L

Today, you will have a full day to visit the terraces belonging to the Hani and Yi people. These rice terraces – carved out of the mountainsides by generations of Hani people – are said to be among the most magnificent in the world. You will get up very early to see the sunrise over the terraces at Duoyi village and then visit the local Hani and Yi people, visit Shengcun Market. During the day you will visit different areas of the huge valley to see the amazing engineering and beautiful formations of the terraces. There are lots of rice terraces in Yuanyang, you will choose the most beautiful parts of them to visit.

-Duoyishu Rice terrace in Yuanyang is one of the most photographed in Yunnan. The low lying cloud and the water field rice terrace is unique during winter and early spring. As the sun rises the terraces come alive with the sky’s reflection. In the winter months the fields are flooded in order to plow and plant for the new season. The rising sun creates an amazing reflection off the water in the terraces.
Stay overnight in Yuanyang.

Day 3 Yuanyang-Lvchun

Sightseeing and Activities:Long Street Banquet
Accommodation:Lvchun
Meals:B,L

This morning, drive from Yuanyang to Lvchun County. You will have a full day celebration of Long Street Banquet.

Activity 1:Sacrifice Rites of Hani Long Street Banquet Festival

Time: 10:30 am-11:00 am

Activity Place: Ethnic Culture Park(民族风情园)

Activity 2:Music Communication Meeting among folk singers

Time: 13:00 pm-14:30 pm

Activity Place: Shuangyong Culture Square(双拥文化广场)

Activity 3:Lvchun Ethnic Customs and Costumes Exhibition

Time: 13:00 pm-14:30 pm

Activity Place: Ethnic Culture Park(民族风情园)

Activity 4:Hani Long Street Banquet

Time: 16:30 pm-19:30 pm

Activity Place: Shuangyong Culture Square(双拥文化广场) and Ethnic Culture Park(民族风情园)

Dinner Place: Daxing Town, Gegui Township, Niukong Town, Qimaba Township.

Activity 5:Ethnic Dancing and Singing Performance

Time: 17:00 pm-19:00 pm

Activity Place: Shuangyong Culture Square(双拥文化广场) and Ethnic Culture Park(民族风情园)

Activity 6:Bonfire Party

Time: 20:00 pm-22:30 pm

Activity Place: Shuangyong Culture Square(双拥文化广场) and Ethnic Culture Park(民族风情园)

Day 4 Lvchun-Jianshui-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Jianshui Old Town
Accommodation:
Meals:B

This morning, you will drive about 4 hours to Jianshui. Visit Jianshui Old Town. After lunch at Jianshui Old Town, drive back to Kunming downtown. Service ends.

-Jianshui with a long history of more than 1200 years was called Lin’an in the ancient time,first built in Tang Dynasty. As one of the national famous historic and cultural towns of China, it has more than 50 ancient buildings in good keep, enjoying a great reputation as a ‘Museum of Ancient Buildings and Residential Houses’.

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Lvchun / / Yunti Hotel /

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;
  • Two bottles of mineral water each day.
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • 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 insurance;
  • All optional programs;