6 days In-depth Minority Tour in Kunming – Jianshui – Yuanyang – Kunming

As the capital city of Yunnan, Kunming is also known as the “spring city” because of its warm weather. It was once the center of the “bronze culture” in the Dianchi lake basin. In addition to the breathtaking scenery, the local customs are gorgeous treasure on the red land of Yunnan. It gathers the advantages of residents of several ethnic minorities. Take this 6-day tour, you will be totally refreshed by each day of the exploration. We also provide tailor-made Yunnan tour according to your needs, interests and budgets, please contact us if you have more ideas about your Yunnan holiday.

Highlights of this tour:
*Visit the Dianchi Lake, known as “the pearl of the plateau”, and feed lovely black-headed gulls.
*Capture the beauty of nature in the magnificent Yuanyang Hani Terrace which is the paradise of photography tourists.
*Walk into the extraordinary natural Stone Forest, marvel at groups of gray-black stone peaks, and climb up a pavilion to have a panoramic view of the intricate stone forest.
*Explore the hidden history and culture in this marvelous “alive ancient town”, Jianshui ancient town.
*With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.

  • Hotel + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch
  • Yes
  • Start from $495 per person
6 days In-depth Minority Tour in Kunming – Jianshui – Yuanyang – Kunming
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  1. Day 1: Kunming arrival
    Green Lake Park (No meal)

    The guide will greet you at the airport holding a welcome sign with your name. Boarding a private, air-conditioned car and then you will be transferred directly to your hotel to check in. Later on, you will follow the guide to visit Green Lake Park. It is praised as an emerald set in the city of Kunming.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Stone forest

  2. Day 2: Kunming – Jianshui by Car
    Stone Forest, Jianshui Ancient Town (B+L)

    AM: In the morning the guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and then take you to Stone Forest which is known for the typical karst landscape. Roaming in the special forest, you will be surprised by the surroundings that can be fantasied into the forms of sword, tower, mushroom and even human beings, the scene of which is peculiar and wonderful.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    PM: Next, let’s drive 2 hours to Jianshui Ancient Town, which can be called a “museum of ancient architecture” and “museum of folk dwellings”. You can freely explore the town on your own, or just have a good rest in hotel keeping energy for the next day’s visiting.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Jianshui Ancient Town

  3. Day 3: Jianshui – Yuanyang by Car
    Zhu Family Garden, Jianshui Confucius Temple (B+L)

    AM: Today you will pay a visit to Zhu Family Garden, the mansion built in the late Qing dynasty for Zhu’s family. The guide will show you around the garden and delight you with each unique part of design, including those exquisite decorations, function of the houses and its story at that time.

    Then come to Jianshui Confucius Temple, having a history of more than 700 years. The temple adopted the palace-type design with north-south axis symmetry. The whole building is magnificent and well-structured, giving people a sense of solemnity. It also highlights the property of Confucianism.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    PM: After that, you will have lunch and be transferred to Yuanyang county for about 3 hours. You will check in at the local hotel tonight.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Jianshui Confucius Temple

  4. Day 4: Yuanyang
    Hani Rice Terraces, Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village (B+L)

    AM: In the morning, meet your guide at hotel lobby and then head to Hani Rice Terraces. It is the masterpiece that Hani minority people left by generations, which looks very spectacular. Walk through the surrounding villages and experience the ethnic customs of Yuanyang. You will also encounter the distinctive architectures and costumes.

    Noon: Lunch at local restaurant.

    PM: What comes after is Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village. Visitors can experience the essence of Hani terrace culture in just a few hours by walking along the village’s stone path, and view the national costumes, harrows, hoes and looms and other production and living tools.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

    Yuanyang Hani Terrace

  5. Day 5: Yuanyang – Kunming by Car (B+L)

    After your breakfast, follow your guide to a local market to get down to the daily life of native minority. You will see people wear their traditional costumes and women carry the special pack basket made of bamboo, for carrying baby. The guide will narrate the customs and other ethnic things to make your tour more interesting.

    Bid farewell to Yuanyang, you will hop on the car for some 6 hours’ riding to Kunming city. Enjoy the scenery outside the window along the road. When you get to Kunming, the guide will help you check in at a local hotel.

    Accommodation: Hotel booked by us

  6. Day 6: Kunming departure (B)

    In the morning, you will be led to visit a bird & flower market. Feed your sight on the large varieties of plants, pet birds and insects. What might surprise you is that eating insects is a popular dietary habit here.

    In the end, the guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure. Our service ends here.

Price includes

  • Transfer in air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees to listed tourism sites
  • Meals listed in itinerary
  • Hotels with breakfast
  • Fuel surcharge, parking fee

Price excludes

  • Personal expense
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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