704: 6 Days Private Trip to Kunming - Jianshui - Yuanyang - Kunming
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches

Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the spectacular Karst landscape of the Stone Forest in Kunming
  • Visit Jianshui Ancient Town, the museum of ancient buildings and residential houses
  • Enjoy the beautiful views of Yuanyang Rice Terraces & watch the sunrise or sunset over the terraces
  • Head for Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village and get up close with the local people's life
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Day 1 Arrival in Kunming
Stone Forest, Kunming
Your wonderful Yunnan trip comes to the Spring City, Kunming, first. Our thoughtful tour guide and driver will provide you with on-time pick-up service at Kunming Airport and transfer you to the hotel by a comfortable vehicle. Leave your luggage and have a short break at the hotel. In the afternoon, follow our guide to explore Green Lake Park. Like a shining emerald, the lake boasts mirror-like views and flourishing plants.

If traveling in summer, you can admire gorgeous lotus flowers covering the lake, while in winter the park is full of gulls and you can feed them at a close distance. After lingering for a while, our driver will escort you back to the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Jinjiang Hotel
Day 2 Kunming - Jianshui
A local open market in Jianshui
The Stone Forest is an essential part of Kunming. Enjoying a well-known karst landscape, it is endowed with unique stalagmites clusters, with sharp peaks, deep caves and mighty waterfalls. Viewing these wonders, you will marvel at the power of nature.

After a hearty lunch, we will drive you to Jianshui Ancient Town. The duration is about 2 hours. Jianshui is a cultural city with a far-reaching history and boasts well-preserved old dwellings.

We arrange a fancy hotel inside the ancient city. By the way, the lantern-lit night view of the town is amazing for taking shots of.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Lin An Hotel
Day 3 Jianshui - Yuanyang
Zhu Family Garden
Continue your Jianshui tour by a visit to the delightful Zhu Family Garden. The garden is a big residence complex of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), which was owned by a local celebrity surnamed Zhu. It covers a big living area, a grand ancestral temple as well as a stunning private garden.

Then drop by the Confucius Temple, where you can trace the profound culture of the Confucianism with the interpretation of our knowledgeable tour guide. After that follows a visit to a tofu (bean curd) workshop, where you can witness the whole making process of tofu and taste the fresh soy bean milk.

After the lunch break, a 3-hour private car ride will transfer you to Yuanyang County. Our guide will help you check into a local boutique hotel, and the rest of the day is left for your own arrangements.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Yunti Hotel
Day 4 Yuanyang
Yuanyang Rice Terraces
You need to get up a bit earlier this morning, as we will take you to Duoyishu Rice Terraces. It is a perfect place to appreciate the sunrise scene. At the spots like Aichun and Dawazhe, you can also capture the sea of clouds above the terraces.

Then head for Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village to enjoy the breathtaking idyllic scenery. If lucky enough, their Long Street Banquet will bring you an experience of a lifetime. Next, our guide will lead you to Azheke Terrace Fields. Its bright color makes the terrace look like a giant oil painting.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Yuanyang - Kunming
Local girls wearing their costumes on the terraces
Before saying goodbye to Yuanyang, our guide will navigate you to a local market. There you will have a glance at local people's bustling and lively life. People of minority nationalities wear their unique costumes and ornaments, even with a bamboo-weaved basket on their back for carrying baby. You can learn more about their customs, habits and living conditions by close contacts.

At last, this Kunming to Yuanyang Terrace with Jianshui trip will return to Kunming by a 6-hour private ride. Although the duration is a bit long, you can capture charming scenery along the way.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Jinjiang Hotel
Day 6 Departure from Kunming
Your 6 days private Kunming to Yuanyang tour package is going to end. Before leaving, we arrange another relaxing spot for you, the Flowers and Birds Market, where you could have a glimpse of various rare plants and pet birds as well as insects. They will constantly bring surprises to your eyes.

Then our guide will see you off at Kunming Airport for your onward flight home. We hope that you will have a nice journey home.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by ELSIE96 | Oct. 23, 2018 19:26Reply
Does anyone know the date of Long Street Banquet in 2018?
Do we just join in the festivities - is it at Luchun? Or pay for an invite? Many thanks or any info on that.
Answers (3)
Answered by Andrew | Oct. 24, 2018 02:29

The 2018 China Luchun Hani Long Street Banquet Culture Festival will be held in Luchun County from Nov. 29th to 30th. As I know, the ticket fare is CNY70 per person.
Answered by ELSIE96 | Oct. 26, 2018 21:20

We would love to visit. Can you tell me how I can get to Luchun, please?!? I am arriving at Kunming, then to Jianshui, Yuanyang Rice Terraces and hopefully to Luchun. Would love to stay overnight to join in the festivities on the 29th and then the festival itself. Please help with any information. I wasn't able to find how to get to Luchun.
Answered by Andrew | Oct. 28, 2018 23:52

To be honest, there is limited information about Luchun Long Street Banquet online, but I heard that there is an expressway between Yuanyang Rice Terraces and Luchun, so you may charter a vehicle to get there.
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