1 Day Kunming Stone Forest and Nuohei Ethnic Village Tour

This Kunming Day Tour is about One Day Stone Forest Tour and Nuohei Ethnic Village exploration for people who like to discover the beauty of the Stone Forest and Yi ethnic culture in Nuohei Stone Village.  At Nuohei Stone Village, you can learn their culture by visiting their houses, playing Dasanxian(大三弦) ( a kind of musical instrument), dancing with local people, learning Sani embroidery and cooking local food. 


  • Appreciate the fabulous Yunnan natural sceneries – the world natural heritage Stone Forest.
  • Meet ethnic cultures – visit ethnic villages.
  • Appreciate the profound history of local villages.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Stone Forest-Nuohei Stone Village-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities::Stone Forest, Nuohei Village,site of the Former Border Command, Yi Ethnic Group Culture Museum,Tiger Totem Gate, Embroidery Products Exhibition, the site of the Former Panjiang Daily

Large Stone Forest in Shilin County, Kunming

This morning, you will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. An old local saying says that ‘If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.’ Truly, the Stone Forest is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan.

Then transfer to Nuohei Stone Village to have local ethnic lunch.  When you step into Nuohei Stone Village, you will see their Monkeytang Pond. You can take photos and take a breath of fresh air, enjoy the serenity of water there. 

After lunch, you will stroll at Nuohei Stone Village to deeply discover ethnic culture. Firstly, you will visit the site of the Former Border Headquarters, then walk to visit  their Yi Ethnic Group Culture Museum to learn the history, and daily life of Nuohei Stone Village. On the way, you will be attracted by a Tiger Totem Gate, a place for local people to celebrate their Mizhi Festival: as important as their Torch Festival (Please note: no one can enter in unless it is during their Mizhi Festival) . Then visit their Embroidery Products Exhibition to learn their costume and decoration culture. Then walk in this village to visit their stone houses and tobacco kilns. Visit the site of the Former Panjiang Daily. Afterwards, go back to Kunming to finish your unforgettable trip. 

(Optional: If you are interested in local ethnic culture and local life, you can learn to make local food or learn Sani embroidery from local people on your own expense, you can take away your works after finishing, it will be a good experience to taste what you make.)

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Accomodations;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.