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Tour Overview

This mesmerizing 3-day Yuanyang tour will take you to explore its stunning rice terraces and vibrant ethnic culture. Witness captivating sunrises at Duoyishu Rice Terrace, engage with local Hani families in Azheke Village, and immerse yourself in the bustling Ethnic Market & Bazaar. Capture breathtaking landscapes at Bada Rice Terrace and enjoy scenic drives from Kunming. This itinerary offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and unforgettable experiences in Yuanyang.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Marvel at the terraced fields of Yuanyang Rice Terrace, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and be captivated by the intricate patterns carved into the landscape by generations of Hani people.
2. Witness the captivating sunrise at Duoyishu Rice Terrace, where golden hues paint the terraced landscape, creating a breathtaking sight.
3. Engage with local Hani families in Azheke Village, learning about their daily lives and rich ethnic customs firsthand.
4. Explore the bustling Ethnic Market & Bazaar in Yuanyang, immersing yourself in vibrant colors, local products, and traditional food.
5. Embark on a scenic 4.5-hour drive from Kunming to Yuanyang, indulging in the picturesque countryside views along the way.
6. Capture the enchanting beauty of Bada Rice Terrace, where panoramic vistas and stunning sunsets create a photographer’s paradise.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. You will arrive in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, known as the "City of Eternal Spring." The city is famous for its pleasant climate and diverse ethnic cultures.

    After your arrival in Kunming, you will embark on a scenic 4.5-hour drive to Yuanyang. Enjoy the picturesque views of the countryside and the changing landscapes as you leave the city behind and head towards the Yuanyang Rice Terrace.

    Yunnan Yuanyang Rice Terraces
    Yuanyang Rice Terraces

    Upon reaching Yuanyang, your first destination will be Xinjie Town. From there, you will embark on a short 45-minute hiking trip to Longshuba Rice Terrace. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the terraced fields, which showcase the incredible agricultural engineering of the local Hani people. Capture stunning photographs and admire the breathtaking scenery.

    After the tour, you will be escorted to your hotel in Yuanyang, where you can relax and unwind after a day of exploration.

  2. Rise early to witness the mesmerizing sunrise at Duoyishu Rice Terrace. The terraced fields, illuminated by the golden rays of the morning sun, create a truly enchanting sight. Capture the beauty of this natural wonder as the landscape transforms before your eyes.

    Yunnan Yuanyang Duoyishu Rice Terrace
    Admire the Amazing Sunrise View of Duoyishu Rice Terrace

    After sunrise, continue your journey to Aichun Village, famous for its blue terrace. From there, proceed to Azheke Village, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the local Hani families. Engage in conversation with the residents, learn about their daily lives, and gain insights into their rich ethnic customs. This interaction provides a unique cultural experience and a deeper understanding of the local community.

    Yuanyang Azheke Village
    Azheke Village

    In the afternoon, visit Bada Rice Terrace, renowned for its panoramic views and considered the best location to capture the sunset. Marvel at the vast expanse of terraced fields and enjoy the serene atmosphere. As the sun begins to set, witness the striking colors that paint the sky and reflect on the water-filled terraces.

    After an eventful day, you will be driven back to your hotel in Yuanyang. Take some time to relax and reflect upon the stunning landscapes you've witnessed.

  3. Begin your day by exploring the Ethnic Market & Bazaar in Yuanyang. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as you browse through a wide array of local products, handicrafts, and traditional food items. Engage with local vendors and experience the bustling energy of the market.

    Yunnan Yuanyang Ethnic Market Bazaar
    Ethnic Market Bazaar

    On your way back to Kunming, take advantage of the opportunity to visit some other primitive ethnic villages near Yuanyang County. Explore these villages to gain further insights into the unique cultures, traditions, and ways of life of different ethnic groups in the region. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the rural countryside as you venture into these off-the-beaten-path destinations.

    After a day of exploration, you will arrive back in Kunming after a 5-6 hour drive. Once in Kunming, you will be escorted to the airport or train station for your onward journey. It is advised to schedule your flight or train departure for after 18:00, allowing ample time for travel and any unforeseen delays.

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $590 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.


Price Includes

  • 2 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary (B=breakfast & L=lunch);
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets to/off Kunming;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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