2 Days Luxi Alu Cave and Chengzi Ancient Village Tour from Kunming

This journey will take you to visit the less-well known attractions of southeast Yunnan. Chengzi Ancient Village which has a history over 600 years. It preserves their traditional dwelling house well. You will be surprised by its unique settlement untouched by modernity. Luxi Alu Cave shows three different passages of the cave which are called Luyuan Cave, Yuzhu Cave, and Biyu Cave, each with characteristic speleothems.


  • Marvel at its natural stone masterpieces in Stone Forest.
  • Meet the friendly ethnic group, Yi in Chengzi Ancient Village.
  • Walk and explore the unique karst landscape in Luxi Alu Cave.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming-Luxi
  • Day 2: Luxi-Kunming

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Shilin-Luxi

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone Forest
Accommodation:the Stone Forest, Luxi
Meals: Lunch

After breakfast, we will drive 86 kilometers to the renowned Stone Forest, the ‘First Wonder of the World’. You’ll marvel at its natural stone masterpieces and be bewitched by the intricate formations. You will feel like get into a ‘stone world’.

In the late afternoon, drive to Luxi for overnight.

Day 2 Luxi-Chengzi Ancient Village-Shilin-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Luxi Alu Cave, Chengzi Ancient Village
Meals:Breakfast and lunch

Alu Cave in Luxi County, Honghe

This day, we will explore the surroundings of Kunming city including Alu Ancient Cave and Chengzi Ancient Village.

Our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel lobby early in the morning and drive for 2.5 hours to Chengzi ancient village. Explore the ancient village and have lunch nearby. Chengzi Village is a beautiful Yi village in Luxi County, 200 km from Kunming city and 80 km away from Stone Forest. The mysterious village has a history over 300 years featuring unique Yi ethnic group traditional style dwellings. Many visitors are draw to here by its characteristic structures and history.

Continue to visit Alu Cave in the afternoon. Alu Cave is a formation of karsts caverns with an area of 1.6 square kilometers. Located just 2 kilometers from Luxi County, the cave had been discovered in ancient times. Now a three-kilometer tour route has well equipped and opened to public, including Luyuan cave, Jade Pillar Cave and an underground 800-meter long River. After visiting, drive back to your hotel in Kunming around 6pm in the evening. 

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

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 insurance;
  • All optional programs;
  • Domestic flight/train not listed in the itinerary. (We can provide you the domestic flight/train ticket booking service at the BEST discount price; please contact us our travel experts for the details.)

Travel Tips:

  • Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.
  • The climate is relatively dry, so drink more water every day.
  • Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.
  • Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest.
  • Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.
  • When take photos, please pay attention to your safety, do not shoot in dangerous areas.