2 Days Dongchuan Red Land Photography Tour

The 2-day Dongchuan Red Land Tour is one of the famous Yunnan photography tours. It can not be missed for photographers. Dongchuan, a rural place in the Wumeng Mountainous area, about 180 km north of Kunming, becomes very famous among Chinese photographers for its red soil(also called red land). Within several dozens of miles radius from Huashitou Village, the most beautiful attractions of Dongchuan Red Land are Damakan, Qicaigou, Jinxiu Yuan, Luoxiagou, Yuepuao, Ancient Tree, Luosiwan, etc. Most of them are comparatively concentrated. Have a leisure walk on the red land, watch the sunset and sunrise view of the red land, and take photos of the colorful fields. You will not leave here with regret.


  • Enjoy spectacular views at the villages and farmlands surrounded by red land;
  • Have a photography tour in Dongchuan Red Land;
  • Enchanted by sunset and sunrise view;
  • Have a walk on the red land.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Dongchuan Arrival
  • Day 2: Dongchuan-Kunming

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Dongchuan

Sightseeing and Activities:Dongchuan Red Soil, Huagou village, Ancient Dragon Tree, the sunset view of Luoxiagou Valley
Accommodation: Dongchuan
Meals: Lunch,dinner

Pick up from your hotel in Kunming ,drive to Dongchuan Red Land area within about 3.5 hours (180km). After your lunch on the way, when you get to Red Land area, visit Huagou village where many photographers gathered to seize the beauty of the red land, then visit the Ancient Dragon Tree, it is the place for local people to sacrifice. Afterwards, you will pass Luoxiagou Valley and enjoy spectacular views onto the villages and farmlands surrounded by red land. The sunset atmosphere in the evening turns the splendid views to an even more remarkable event, offering almost endless opportunities to photography enthusiasts. Afterwards we enjoy a typical local dinner and stay overnight in Dongchuan.
Luosiwan of Dongchuan Red Land, Kunming

Day 2 Dongchuan-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:The sunrise view of Dongchuan Red Soil
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Get up early when the sun is rising over Dongchuan Red Land in the morning.Enjoy the sunrise (if weather allows) at Damakan; then the colorful Qicai Po, Luosi Wan, Waliang Houses and Jinxiuyuan;View from distance, the hills and fields appear in all kinds of red colors. You will watch local peasants doing their farm work. Going ahead along the road to Yuepu Ao , then, you will get to Wangfang Liangzi. It is supposed that the small village is well-known for locating on the hill of the mountain. After the tour, drive back to your hotel in Kunming.
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Service Included:

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

Service Excluded:

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