5 Days South Yunnan Porsche Self-Driving Tour from Kunming to XishuangBanna

This 5 Days Porsche Self-Driving Tour will bring you to experience the most highlights of Jianshui, Yuanyang, Puer and Xishuangbanna. Be marveled at the charming natural landscapes of Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Pu’er Tea plantations and Xishuangbanna Tropical Rainforest; Immerse yourselves in the long history of Jianshui Old Town and profound Pu’er Tea culture in China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden; Lost youselves in diverse ethnic villages and fully appreciate the ethnic minority cultures.


  • Appreciate the masterpiece of mankind-Yuanyang Rice Terrace.
  • Get very close to the nature-live near the tropical rainforest.
  • Experience the proufound culture of old towns and Pu’er Tea.
  • Meet ethhnic cultures of Hani, Yi and Dai, etc.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming-Jianshui-Yuanyang
  • Day 3: Yuanyang-Yuanjiang-Puer
  • Day 4: Puer-Xishuangbanna
  • Day 5: Xishuangbanna Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrival in Kunming
Accommodation: InterContinental Kunming

Upon your arrival in Kunming, your local tour guide will wait you in the arrival hall and your driver will standby. Then transfer to the hotel for to check in and have a short break. After that, attend the welcome banquet hosted by the hotel.

Day 2 Kunming-Jianshui-Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities: Jianshui Ancient Town, Zhu Family Garden, the Sunset of Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Accommodation:Oness Resort Yuanyang Terraces
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, drive to Jianshui County, pay a visit to Jianshui Ancient Town and Zhu Family Garden. Jianshui Ancient Town was built in the Tang Dynasty with a history of over 1200 years. It is located 220km south of Kunming is famous for housing over 50 immaculately preserved buildings with a mix of Han and local ethnic styles, thus reputed as the ‘Ancient Building Museum’ and ‘Folk Residence Museum’.

After lunch, drive to Oness Resort Yuanyang Terraces where you will take a bus to visit the Laohuzui Rice Terraces at the views of sunset. Then, drive back to the hotel for dinner.

Day 3 Yuanyang-Yuanjiang-Puer

Sightseeing and Activities:Bada Rice Terraces Scenic Area
Accommodation: New Century SPA and Resort Pu’er
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, drive to visit Bada Rice Terraces Scenic Area. It is a bright pearl in the tourism of Yuanyang, which includes Quanfuzhuang Rice Terraces, Malizhai Rice Terraces, Bada Rice Terraces and Shangmadian Rice Terraces. There, what you can enjoy is the natural landscape, humanities and ethnic flavor of Hani people since thousands of them have been living there generation after generation.

After lunch, drive to Puer Daoshi Hotel for a short break and have dinner there. Then drive to New Century SPA and Resort Pu’er for rest.

Day 4 Puer-Xishuangbanna

Sightseeing and Activities: China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden, Dai Minority Garden
Accommodation: Anantana Xishuangbanna Resort
Meals:Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

In the morning, drive to visit the China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden which is located at the Yingpan Mountain(营盘山), 29km from Simao District(思茅区), Puer City(普洱市) and near Puer National Park, the China Puer Tea Exhibition Garden is an ideal place for growing Puer Tea because of the pleasant climate and great environment.It was built with the ecological tea garden as the construction background, surrounded by all the green hills. It is a bright pearl in the tea sea with its unique and breathtaking scenery. You can fully appreciate the Chinese tea culture there and try to make some tea by yourselves.

Then, drive to Jinghong for lunch. After lunch, drive to visit Dai Minority Garden(傣族园). Dai Minority Garden is in Ganlanba, which is located in the lower reaches of Lancang River, 40 kilometers from Jinghong City. In Dai language, it is called Menghan. There are hundreds of Dai households living in Ganlanba. Ganlanba is only 530 meters above sea level, being the lowest and hottest place in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. A local saying goes that ”if Xishuangbanna is a beautiful green peacock, Ganlanba is its tail and Dai Park is the most eye-catching feather of Ganlanba”.

Afterwards, drive to hotel for check in and rest.

Day 5 Xishuangbanna Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Tropical Botanical Garden

After breakfast, drive to visit the Tropical Botanical Garden which is the biggest and richest botanical garden in China nowadays. Since 1996, a vast expanse of rainforest has been well preserved in this 900 hectares land. Hundreds of thousands tropical plants from home and abroad are planted separately in 35 specified gardens – Palm Garden, Banyan Tree Garden, Dracaena Draco Garden and Cycas Revoluta Garden, etc.

After the visit, transfer to the airport for the departure.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star
Kunming InterContinental Hotel
Yuanyang Oness Resoret Yuanyang Terraces
Puer New Century SPA and Resort Pu’er
Menglun Anantana Xishuangbanna Resort

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;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • 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.