3 Days Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Tour from Kunming

This tour is designed for photographers who like to shoot at Yuanyang Rice Terraces (human’s great masterpiece and was designated as one of the world heritage sites). It provides enough time for tourists to enjoy the sunrise and sunset of Yuanyang Rice Terraces and discover minority culture in ethnic villages.


  • Be amazed at the stone scenery in the Stone Forest, the World Cultural Heritage.
  • Visit Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces with gorgeous sunrise and sunset, experience the culture of Hani minority.
  • Step into Jianshui Old Town to explore different styles of Chinese traditional buildings.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming-Yuanyang
  • Day 2: Yuanyang
  • Day 3: Yuanyang-Kunming

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone Forest, Longshuba Rice Terrace and Mushroom-shaped Houses
Accommodation: Yuanyang
Meals: Lunch

Yuanyang Rice Terraces in Honghe

Depart from Kunming, you will transfer to visit the Stone Forest in Shilin County first. Then continue driving to Yuanyang Rice Terraces. You have time to tour around Xinjie Town to trek along Longshuba Rice Terrace and see kinds of Mushroom-shaped Houses. Stay overnight in Yuanyang.

Longshuba Rice Terrace: Located 5 km from Xinjie Town(old county seat of Yuanyang), Longshuba Rice Terrace is only accessible by foot around 40 minutes. When you arrive there, you will be surprised by the unique red duckweed and colorful rice terraces. Mushroom-shaped Houses: Where there are Hani people, there are Mushroom-shaped Houses. Inspired by the Mushroom, the Hani people built their houses. Nowadays, numbers of mushroom houses spread in Hani Villages, making a wonderful landscape with peaks, sea of clouds and diverse rice terraces.

Day 2 Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities: Duoyishu Rice Terrace, Bada Rice Terrace and Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) Rice Terrace
Accommodation: Yuanyang
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Duoyishu Rice Terraces in Yuanyang County,Honghe-20

You will have a whole day to view the Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces, including Duoyishu Rice Terrace, Bada Rice Terrace and Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) Rice Terrace which are the best scenes to sightsee and photograph. Stay overnight in Yuanyang.

Duoyishu Rice Terrace: Duoyishu, 23 km from Xinjie Town(新街镇), is one of the major terraced-field areas applying for World Cultural Heritage. On this way you can find many Mushroom-shaped Houses, some relics of the mansion and the Family Temple can also be seen nowadays. Bada Rice Terrace: Bada Scenic Point is 14 km from Xinjie Town. Most visitors stop by Bada Rice Terrace on the way back to Xinjie Town from Duoyishu or come here late in the afternoon to catch the sunset. Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) Rice Terrace: it is the biggest Hani Rice Terraces, which listed in World Cultural Heritage. It’s a perfect place to shoot sunset. Standing at the scenic spot to view the spectacular terrace will make you feel overwhelmed by the nature.

We will also visit the local Hani Villages to immerse the authentic rural life and find how the Hani people live their lives.

Day 3 Yuanyang-Jianshui-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities: Zhu Family Garden, Jianshui Old Town, Confucius Temple
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

On the way back to Kunming. We will stop to visit Jianshui including Zhu Family Garden, Jianshui Old Town and Confucius Temple.

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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 ofmineral watereach day;
  • Travel Agency’s Responsibility Insurance.

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.

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