6 Days Yunnan Ancient Villages Tour with Puzhehei Scenic Area and Bamei Xanadu Village

Step into Yunnan ethnic villages , walk around the villages and see what their life and culture are. Taste Yunnan food, and have local traditional meals in local families. Discover the Xanadu Village which is hiding in the mountain by passing through caves. Take a boat to enjoy the karst landscape in Puzhehei.


  • Explore a boat tour to enjoy the karst landscape in Puzhehei.
  • Enjoy the charming landscape of Bamei.
  • Step into ethnic Village to familiar ethnic people’s life and culture.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming-Shilin-Mile
  • Day 3: Mile-Chengzi Village-Puzhehei
  • Day 4: Puzhehei
  • Day 5: Puzhehei-Guangnan-Bamei
  • Day 6: Kunming Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Kunming
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: None

Arrive in Kunming. Pick you up at train station or airport. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2 Kunming-Shilin-Mile

Sightseeing and Activities:Kunming-Shilin-Mile
Accommodation: Mile
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Visit the Stone Forest in Shilin County, there is a local saying says that “It will be a waste witout seeing the Stone Forest once you visit Kunming”.
Then transfer to Mile City, visit Keyi Yi Ethnic Village (可邑村) in Mile City on the way.
Arrive in Mile City in the later afternoon, enjoy Mile Hot Spring in Huquan Hot Spring Hotel.

Day 3 Mile-Chengzi Village-Shede Yi Ethnic Town-Puzhehei

Sightseeing and Activities:Mile-Chengzi Village-Shede Yi Ethnic Town-Puzhehei
Accommodation: Puzhehei
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Transfer to visit Chengzi Village in Luxi County.Visit  Shede Yi Ethnic Town and Shede Pasture in Qiubei County. Then visit Hebian Village (丘北县曰者镇河边村) which is listed as Traditional Ethnic Villages of China located in of Yuezhe Town in Qiubei County.
Arrive at Puzhehei in the later afternoon.

Day 4 Puzhehei

Sightseeing and Activities:Puzhehei
Accommodation: Puzhehei 
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

This morning, take a small boat to visit the Karst landscape and rurality and lakes.  If you come to Puzhehei on June, July and August, you will see large scale of lotus flowers on the lake. Then disembark at the Qinglongshan wharf and climb Qinglong Mountain to see the panorama of Puzhehei. After that, walk to visit the Torch Cave and Kwan-yin Cave. Then visit the “Swan Lake”. 

Day 5 Puzhehei-Guangnan-Bamei

Sightseeing and Activities:Puzhehei-Guangnan-Bamei
Accommodation: Bamei
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Drive to Guangnan County, then take a boat to Bamei village by passing through the caves. After landing, visit Bamei Village and the Big Banyan Tree, enjoy the peaceful life of Zhuang ethnic people.  

Day 6 Bamei-Kunming-Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:Bamei-Kunming-Departure
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

This morning, walk around in Bamei Village and visit Bamei River. Take the boat to get out of the village from another cave. Then  drive back to Kunming City. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Lijiang InterContinental Hotel Lijiang Wangfu Hotel Louwailou Hotel Baisha Holiday Resort
Mile Mile Huquan Tiyi Hotel Shangjing Hotel Mile Tingyuan Hotel Yuezhou Hotel
Puzhehei / Puzhehei Mijia Hotel Heimansu Hotel Yanhu Hotel
Bamei / / / Bamei Agritainment

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.