6 Days Kunming-Jianshui-Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces Group Tour

Yuanyang Rice Terraces occupy over a hundred thousand square kilometers of land, and it is the masterpiece crafted by the Hani people over a period of 1300 years! For this tour, the main highlights will be the Stone Forest and the Yuanyang Rice Terraces. It could be a winter experience for the most beautiful scenery in Yuanyang Rice Terraces from November to March of next year. And this tour will be a good choice to photographers for its huge area of idyllic scenery made by local people. 


  • Enjoy the winter experience for the most beautiful scenery in Yuanyang Rice Terraces.
  • Have a photography tour to the huge area of idyllic scenery.
  • Be amazed at the “wonder of the world” – Stone Forest.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming – Stone Forest – Yuanyang
  • Day 3: Yuanyang
  • Day 4: Yuanyang- Jianshui
  • Day 5: Jianshui- Kunming
  • Day 6: Kunming Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:the Green Lake, Kunming City Tour
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: None

The Green Lake Park(Cuihu Park) in Kunming

You’ll begin your journey to the diverse and captivating province of Yunnan from the capital city, Kunming. Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel.

You will take a leisurely stroll along the Green Lake, a charming area of teahouses and small boutiques selling handicrafts and beautiful local paintings. If time permits, you will have a Kunming city tour. 

Day 2 Kunming-Shilin-Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone Forest,  Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces
Accommodation: Yuanyang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

You will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: ‘It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming’, which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder. 

In the afternoon, you will transfer to Yuanyang and enjoy the sunset view of Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces.

Day 3 Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities:Doyishu Village, Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village, Bada Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market, the sunset of Longshuba Rice Terraces
Accommodation: Yuanyang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early in the morning, you’ll drive 30KM to visit Doyishu Village and enjoy the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields when the sun appears above the eastern horizon. The terraced fields are ring upon ring and cascade one by one. They go along the hillside up to the sky. You will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. They are all farms under the sunshine and cloud and mist. The landscape is spectacular.

And then, you will visit Qingkou Village and rice terraces where Hani people for generations inhabit. Visit Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market as well. You will enjoy the sunset of Longshuba Rice Terraces in the late afternoon about 5KM away from Xinjie Town.

Day 4 Yuanyang-Jianshui

Sightseeing and Activities:Yuanyang Rice Terrace, Jianshui Old Town, The Garden of Family Zhu, Jianshui Confucius Temple
Accommodation: Jianshui
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Enjoy the sunrise of Yuanyang Rice Terrace, take photos as you like. After that, we will drive to Jianshui County. You’ll visit Jianshui Old Town and the Chaoyang Gateway Tower, which was built in Ming Dynasty (1389). It is also known as ‘Miniature Tian’an men’ because the out shape of it is similar to Tian’anmen Square in Beijing.

Then visit a typical southern private garden-the Garden of Family Zhu. And you’ll visit the  Jianshui Confucius Temple at last, which  has a history of more than 700 years and ranks among the largest Confucian temples in China.

Day 5 Jianshui-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Double Dragons Brigde,  Tuanshan Dwellings, Xingmeng Mongolian Village
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the moring, you’ll drive to Double Dragons Bridge.  It is a large stone arch bridge with three pavilions and 17 holes, which is one of the famous historical sites in Yunnan Province and has been listed in the history of Chinese bridge building. Then visit the historical residence of Yi people – Tuanshan Dwellings.

After the tour of Jianshui, you’ll drive back to Kunming. On the way, visit Xingmeng Mongolian Village, which is the only Mongolian settlement township in Yunnan ProvinceAnd arrive in Kunming in the late afternoon.

Day 6 Departure from Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Kunming
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Departure from Kunming. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Kunming Crown Plaza Kunming City Centre Wenhui Hotel Baiyun Hotel T&T Story Hotel
Yuanyang Duoyishu Landscape Hotel Yunti Hotel(Shengcun Village) Yunti Hotel(Xinjie Town) Guanjing Tiantang Hostel

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodations as listed in the itinerary;
  • Sharing English-speaking tour guide;
  • Sharing 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;
  • Accommodations not listed in the itinerary;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

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