2 Days Kunming to Luoping Rapeseed Flowers Festival Photo Tour

The 2-day Kunming to Luoping Rapeseed Flowers Festival Photo Tour offers a delightful experience amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Luoping, known for its vibrant yellow rapeseed flower fields. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your memorable journey.

Luoping enjoys a mild and humid climate. It is dominated by Karst features with small basins among independent green hills. It is a national base for raising bees and processing honey products. The rape flowers cover an area of 250,000 mu. Every year, from February to April, countless yellow rapeseed flowers are in full bloom, looking like an expanse of a golden sea. In this trip, you will enjoy the major sights include the Jiulong waterfall (nine dragons), the Duoyi River and the Lubuge Gorges.


  • Stone Forest: Be amazed at the stone wonderland-Stone Forest, the World Cultural Heritage.
  • Photograph Jiulong Waterfall, one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in China.
  • Photography Opportunities: Enjoy ample chances for landscape, nature, and cultural photography throughout the tour.
  • Rapeseed Flower Fields: Be surrounded by vast expanses of golden rapeseed flower fields, creating a visual feast for photographers. Visit rapeseed flowers fields in Luoping to witness the amazing sunrise and sunset.
  • Local Cuisine: Sample traditional Yunnan cuisine in Luoping town, adding a culinary dimension to your journey.
  • Natural Beauty: Explore the natural wonders of Luoping, including waterfalls and rivers, enhancing the diversity of your photography portfolio.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming -Stone Forest-Luoping
  • Day 2: Luoping-Kunming

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Stone Forest-Luoping

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone Forest, Luositian of Luoping
Accommodation: Luoping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Start the tour when your local guide and driver collect you from your hotel in Kunming and drive about 1.5 hours to the fascinating Stone Forest. Here you can marvel at the phenomenon of the broad expanse of karst limestone pillars in fantastic shapes that resemble a forest when viewed from a distance. Formed by the movement of the earth 270 million years ago, through exposure to wind and running water, these extraordinary formations are of considerable interest to geologists. Remarkably, the forest itself remains home to the Yi minority people, renowned for their diligent work ethic, vibrantly colorful embroidery, and traditional dancing.

Leave the Stone Forest and enjoy a leisurely drive to Luoping, about two hours away. It’s here you’ll discover the content for your photographic adventure. On arrival, the guide will take you to the seemingly endless canola fields covered in brightly colored yellow rapeseed flowers. Take time to savor the experience and capture beautiful images of the magnificent sunset that provides the stunning backdrop to this scene. Once you’ve had your fill of photography for the day, the guide will take you to the hotel in Luoping for check in. Relax for the evening or step out to enjoy the local dining options.

On arrival, visit Luositian (Snail Filed). The fields here are of smaller scale. The flowers are grown in circular rings following the contours of the slopes and the it got the name because the field looks like the rings of a snail’s shell.

Day 2 Luoping-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities: Visit the rapeseed flowers of Jinjiling, Jiulong Waterfalls, Duoyi River and Buyi ethnic villages.
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Set out early enough to arrive at Jinjiling in time for sunrise photography. Jinjifeng(Golden Rooster Hill) is the most famous spot for photographing rapeseed flowers. It offers an excellent and expansive view of the fields and hills. Lingyi Temple, located in the middle of the hill, offers a perfect platform for photographing the fields and sunset.

Then transfer to Jiulong Waterfalls (Nine dragons waterfalls) to photograph the waterfalls. It is regarded as one of China’s biggest and most beautiful waterfalls. Firstly, take a cable car or climb up the hill to the platform overlooking the valley and the waterfalls and photograph the grand vista. Secondly, walk down the hill to the biggest waterfall (56 meters high and 112 meters wide) to photograph it up closely.

Finally, take a bamboo tour along the Duoyi River and see the Buyi ethnic village nearby.  drive back to Kunming Airport (4-5 hours) for the departure flight in the late afternoon.

Note: There is much to see and do in and around Kunming, particularly for the nature lover and photographer looking for beautiful travel memories. If that’s you, why not take advantage of the opportunity while you’re in the region and extend this tour by visiting Xingyi in Guizhou, where the stunning Wanfenglin Scenic Area is located. Making travel plans like this is easy. Just let us know and we’ll take care of every detail. Just ask us!

Recommended Hotels

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Kunming Sofitel Hotel Jinjiang Hotel Longteng Hotel /
Luoping Xinyuan Hotel /

Service Included:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as indicated in the hotel list as below;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • All land transfers & transportation with private air-conditioned coach;
  • All transfers and sightseeing with skilled English-speaking tour guide;
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Domestic air tickets fares with airport tax and fuel extra fee based on economy class mentioned in the program
  • Service charge and all government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airport and hotels;
  • Travel Agency’s Responsibility Insurance coverage.

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.