Embark on a captivating 4-day photography tour, immersing yourself in the vibrant landscapes of Kunming and the picturesque canola flower fields of Luoping. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Stone Forest, marvel at its karst formations, and connect with the local Sani people. In Luoping, witness the golden sea of canola flowers, capturing stunning sunrise moments, cascading waterfalls, and serene river views. Gain insights into the sustainable farming practices of the local Yi people, harmoniously living with the land. Join us for a journey that unfolds the natural wonders and cultural richness of Kunming and Luoping in each captivating day.
2. Golden Canola Fields of Luoping: Capture the mesmerizing golden sea of canola flowers in Luoping, featuring stunning sunrise moments, cascading waterfalls, and serene river views.
3. Cultural Connections: Connect with the traditional and sustainable farming practices of the local Yi people, gaining insights into their harmonious coexistence with the land and uncovering stories embedded in the landscapes of Kunming and Luoping.
4. Photographic Delight: Embark on a 4-day photography tour capturing the natural wonders and cultural richness of Kunming and Luoping, offering enchanting landscapes for photography enthusiasts.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kunming & Leisure Time
Welcome to Kunming, China's spring city! Your guide will meet you at the airport or train station and take you to your hotel. Once you've checked in, feel free to relax and explore the city at your own pace.
Recommended activities for your free time: If you're up for it, check out some downtown highlights like Yuantong Temple, Kunming's oldest and largest Buddhist temple, and Kunming Green Lake Garden, a beautiful park with lotus ponds, pavilions, and willow trees. Don't miss the chance to try local snacks and specialties at nearby markets and restaurants.
Accommodation: in Kunming
- Day 2: Stone Forest & Luoping Canola Fields (B, L)Stone Forest, Niujie
Start your day with breakfast, and then hit the road to the Stone Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting an impressive karst landscape. Explore the Greater Stone Forest Scenic Area, where bizarre limestone formations create a majestic sight. Wander through the Lesser Stone Forest for a peaceful stroll among the rocks and ponds. Dive into the culture and legends of the local Sani people, a branch of the Yi ethnic group.
Continue your drive to Luoping, renowned for its canola flower fields. Arrive at Niujie, a village surrounded by luosi fields—terraced plots filled with canola flowers. Be captivated by the golden floral carpet against the green mountains and blue sky. Capture the beauty with some fantastic photos of both the scenery and local farmers at work.
Accommodation: Luoping County
- Day 3: Luoping Exploration & Photography (B, L)Jinji Hills, Nine Dragon Waterfalls, Duoyi River Scenic Area, Hundreds of Thousands of Mountains
Embark on a full day of exploration and photography in Luoping. Begin at Jinji Hills, cone-shaped wonders covered in canola flowers. Rise early to catch the breathtaking sunrise and misty hills. Explore the traditional wooden houses of the Buyi people, another branch of the Yi ethnic group.
Next, visit the Nine Dragon Waterfalls, a series of cascading waterfalls along the Jiulong River. Take a cable car for a panoramic view from the hilltop, or opt for a bamboo raft to feel the spray of the falls up close.
After lunch, explore the Duoyi River Scenic Area, featuring clear and colorful waters, wooden houses of the local Yi people, and waterwheels along the banks. Enjoy leisure activities such as boating, or fishing.
On your way back to Luoping, pass by Hundreds of Thousands of Mountains, a breathtaking sight of canola flower fields on rolling hills. Stop at viewpoints to capture more photos of the golden waves and the sunset.
Accommodation: Luoping County
- Day 4: Luoping Farewell - Kunming Departure (B)
After breakfast, say farewell to Luoping and drive back to Kunming. Your guide will drop you off at the airport or train station for your departure. Have a safe trip!