Yunnan Hani Minority Rice Terrace Tour

Duration: 12 Days
Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, Jianshui, Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang, Kunming
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Tour Highlights

After getting lost in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian (Shangri-la), we will see the Ancient Constructions in Jianshui county, and Hani ethnic minority groups's rice terrace in Yuanyang. Yunnan minority and rice terrace tour welcomes you to join in...

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Day  1  Kunming  

Our English speaking tour guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you at Kunming Airport and drive to the hotel. If time permit, you may stroll around to visit the Ancient Archway of Golden Horse and Green Phoenix, the Sculpture Cultural Pedestrian Street and Flower market.

Day  2  Kunming   (B,L)

After breakfast, transferred to visit the Stone Forest (about 89 KM / 2 hours). It covers 350 square kilometers, is the highest karst terrain in the world and a national scenic area in China. After the tour, drive back to Kunming, pay a visit to Cuihu Park for your leisure time at the rest of the day.

Day  3  Kunming, Dali   (B,L)

After early breakfast, transferred to Kunming airport for the flight to Dali. Upon your arrival at Dali airport, picked up by English speaking tour guide and drive to visit the Three Pagodas, Dali old town and Ancient Wall Gate.

Day  4  Dali, Lijiang   (B,L)

Visit Xizhou morning market, Xizhou Bai Minority old town, enjoy the tea ceremony of Bai Ethnic, take as more pictures of the colorful costumes of Bai Ethics, listening to their stories...After lunch, transferred to Lijiang. Visit Dayan Old town, Square Street and enjoy the beautiful sunset on the top of the Lion Hill--Wangulou (if the weather is fine), overlooking the old town and the great Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is in the distance.

Day  5  Lijiang   (B,L)

Drive to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the morning, take cable car to Yak Meadow, walk along the trails for 1 hour on the summit. Visit Yuhu village, a village famous for Naxi Ethnic Culture in the afternoon.

Day  6  Lijiang, Zhongdian   (B,L)

After breakfast, we will drive to visit First Bend of the Yangtze River and upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, then drive to Zhongdian (Shangri-la) directly. Visit pasture of Xiao Zhongdian on the way. Upon arrival Zhongdian, free time at your leisure.

Day  7  Zhongdian   (B,L)

Today we will drive to visit the Puda Tso National Park, including Shudu Lake & Bitahai Lake. Later drive back to Zhongdian, pay a Tibetan Family visiting on the way. Visit the Songzanlin Monastery, if you come at the right time, you may see the Lama having their evening lessons, and many Tibetan people enjoying the ceremony.

Day  8  Zhongdian, Kunming, Jianshui   (B,L)

After breakfast, transferred to Zhongdian airport to catch the morning flight back to Kunming. Upon arrival at Kunming airport, be met and transferred to Jianshui county directly (140 KM / 3.5 hours) to visit the garden of Family Zhu, an example of a typical residential structure of southern Yunnan, built in Qing Dynasty.

Day  9  Jianshui, Yuanyang   (B,L)

Highlight morning tour to the Temple of Confucious, Shuanglong (Double Dragon) Bridge, Chaoyang Gateway Arch and the Zhang Family Garden in Tuanshan village. Afterwards, we'll drive to old town of Yuanyang (3.5 hours). We may enjoy the fresh air everywhere. Stay overnight in Yuanyang County for 2 nights.

Day  10  Yuanyang   (B,L)

After simple Chinese breakfast in hotel, we'll drive 28 KM to visit the Duoyishu Rice Terrace in sunrise. Afterwards, drive back to join in the Sheng village's morning market, then transferred to visit the Bada Rice Terrace. After your lunch, transferred to visit the Qingkou Hani and Yi ethnic minority villages, and enjoy the Tiger Mouth (Laohuzui) Rice Terrace in sunset, the eighth world wonder.

Day  11  Yuanyang, Kunming   (B,L)

After simple Chinese breakfast, we will say goodbye to Yuanyang, and drive back to Kunming. The total journey is about 472 KM / 8 hours. Enjoy the unique view on the way. Check in the hotel in Kunming, free time at the rest of the day.

Day  12  Kunming   (B)

Morning is free at your leisure till transferred to Kunming airport according to your flight schedule. And your pleasant tour ends here.

Package Details

Tour Package Includes:

-- City transfers by air for economic class: Kunming to Dali, Zhongdian to Kunming.
-- City transfers by coach: Dali to Lijiang, Lijiang to Zhongdian, Kunming to Jianshui to
-- Accommodations in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, Jianshui and Yuanyang.  
    Deluxe hotels are 4 star, superior hotels are 3 star. No 4 star hotel available in Jianshui and
    Yuanyang, but we arrange the best for your staying. 
-- Private escorted tours in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, Jianshui and Yuanyang with
    service of English speaking tour guide.
-- Private land transfers by air-conditioned company coach.
-- All entrance fees of attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
-- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary "B" stands for American / Chinese and Western buffet
    breakfast; Chinese breakfast in hotels of Jianshui and Yuanyang, "L" for Chinese Lunch in
    local restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.

Tour Package Excludes:

-- Other optional tours and activities in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian, Jianshui and
-- Insurance.
-- Flight arriving Kunming, departing Kunming. 
-- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, telephone bill, laundry etc.
-- Other tours & meals not mentioned in the itineraries.
-- Gratuities to service staffs. Please read our "Tipping Policy".

Tipping Policy in China