6-day Deep 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 beautiful scenery, the local customs are gorgeous treasure on the red land of Yunnan. It gathers the advantages of residents of several ethnic minorities. Doing this 6-day tour, you will be totally refreshed by each day of the exploration.
Green Lake Park, Stone Forest , Jianshui Ancient Town, Zhu Family Garden, Jianshui Confucius Temple, Hani Rice Terraces, Qingkou Hani Ethnic Village
Hotel + Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee + Lunch
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.
Day 2 Kunming – Jianshui (B+L)
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.
After lunch, you will proceed to Jianshui Ancient Town, which can be called a “museum of ancient architecture” and “museum of folk dwellings”. There are still preserved ancient wells in many shapes and configurations. Meanwhile, you can partake of different kinds of local snacks especially Tofu made from the well water.
You will check in the hotel in the ancient town, and enjoy the night life before your rest.
Day 3 Jianshui – Yuanyang (B+L)
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.
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.
Day 4 Yuanyang (B+L)
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.
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.
Day 5 Yuanyang – Kunming (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.
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.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.