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Tour Overview

This 8-day Yunnan Pu’er tour is perfect for families with children, which will start in the “Spring City” of Kunming and end in the “Little Thailand of China” of Xishuangbanna!

The iconic Karst Stone Forest is just an appetizer. The highlight of the trip is Pu’er, where you will spend a wonderful evening with your kid(s) in a marvelous tree house and be woken by cute animals in the early morning. You will also have the opportunity to explore the charms of Chinese tea and coffee. Finally, arrive at the tropical paradise – Xishuangbanna, where you will experience the rich Dai culture and have an exciting hike through the rainforest.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Have an exciting rainforest hiking adventure in a relatively wild jungle.
2. Get a glimpse of the history of the Tea-horse Ancient Road and the knowledge of Pu’er tea.
3. Spend an unforgettable night with your children in a tree house surrounded by animals.
4. Venture into the Wild Elephant Valley to meet with many lovely elephants.
5. Learn about coffee growing, processing, making, and brewing in Xiaowazi Coffee Manor.
6. Explore the amazing Botanical Garden to see giant tropical trees.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province! Please make your own way to Kunming Changshui International Airport.

    Upon arrival, the local driver will pick you up from the exit gate and then escort you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore or rest at the hotel.

    Accommodation: in Kunming

  2. In the morning, we go to visit the Stone Forest. A local proverb, "A trip to Kunming is not complete without the Stone Forest," vividly expresses the locals' love for this wonder of the world. The typical karst landscape makes every visitor revel in its wonders.

    Kunming-Stone Forest Yunnan
    The typical karst landscape of Stone Forest

    In the afternoon, follow your guide to Green Lake Park, one of Kunming's most beautiful parks, which features clear water, verdant willows, and tropical forests. If time permits, you will be taken to a flower and bird market. Feed your sight on the large varieties of plants, pet birds, and insects.

    After the tour, drive back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: in Kunming

  3. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the railway station and taken to Pu'er by bullet train.

    Upon arrival, transfer to the Taiyanghe Forest Park, where you'll explore cute animals such as red pandas, deer, slow lorises, and rhinos. Spending a night in a treehouse-like hotel room in the forest will be an unforgettable experience.

    Accommodation: in Forest Park

    Pu'er-Taiyanghe Forest Park Yunnan
    Red pandas in Taiyanghe Forest Park

  4. After breakfast, set off for the Tea Horse Ancient Road Scenic Area and follow your knowledgeable guide to trace the ancient trade routes. We will visit Nakeli, a very important post on the Tea-horse Ancient Road. It is a small town with strong ethnic characteristics on 213 National Road, a perfect combination of natural and human landscapes, where it is said that there are only 66 ethnic minority families.

    In the afternoon, we will drive for 1 hour to Xiaowazi Coffee Manor, where you will learn about coffee growing, processing, making, and brewing. Pu'er is known as the "coffee capital" of China, and almost half of Yunnan's coffee production comes from Pu'er.

    Accommodation: in Pu'er

    Pu'er-Xiaowazi Coffee Manor Yunnan
    Xiaowazi Coffee Manor

  5. After breakfast, you will be transferred to Xishuangbanna, a paradise for animals and plants.

    Your guide will take you to explore the Wild Elephant Valley - the only sanctuary of wild elephants in China. Known as the "bridge between humans and Asian wild elephants", the area is filled with a tropical landscape where visitors can safely observe the daily life of Asian wild elephants without disturbing their lives. In addition, you can also encounter rare animals such as macaques and green peacocks.

    Xishuangbanna Wild Elephant VAlley Yunnan
    Get a closer look at wild elephants in Wild Elephant Valley

    Follow your guide to the Manzhang Village, a characteristic village with a history of more than 500 years and the Dai nationality as the main ethnic group. You will get a glimpse of the interesting traditional stories of the local people and take a wild hike in the virgin forest.

    Accommodation: in Xishuangbanna

  6. Today's tour starts at the soul of Xishuangbanna - Dai National Park, where you will see some of the best-preserved Dai villages, traditional Buddhist temples, simple bamboo houses, and delightful entertainment...

    Xishuangbanna Dai National Park Yunnan
    Dai National Park with strong ethnic customs

    Afterwards, drive to Tropical Botanical Garden. Boasting the richest plant diversity in China, the garden is the place you can see over 12,000 species of tropical plants and a colorful botanical landscape. The park is divided into two parts, the East and the West. The main attraction is in the West, which is made up of several small botanical gardens, where you can see the Parashorea Chinensis, the Antiaris Toxicaria (the most poisonous plant in the world), Orchids, Water Lilies, Bamboo Groves, etc.

    The Eastside is a narrow strip of rainforest, suitable for hiking. There is a long distance between the east and the west. You can take a sightseeing bus to visit the whole scenic area.

    After that, transfer you back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: in Xishuangbanna

  7. After breakfast, we will drive to Manting Park, the landmark of Xishuangbanna and the carrier of Dai culture. In this 1,300-year-old former royal garden of the Dai kingdom, learn the culture of the Dai royal family, and folk customs.

    Then continue to visit Zongfosi Temple (General Buddhist Temple), just behind Manting Park. It is the oldest temple in Xishuangbanna, feasting your eyes with over 25 states of Buddhas and many grand Dai Buddhist architectures.

    Xishuangbanna Zongfosi Temple Yunnan
    Zongfosi Temple

    After that, move forward to Nannuo Tea Mountain, which is well-known for its long history of tea cultivation. Hiking along the trail through forests of green bamboo and other trees, you will encounter some of the oldest and largest tea trees (many between 200 - 500 years old) which grow together with some wild plants and produce some of the best Pu'er tea in Yunnan. The oldest of the tea trees is the over 800-year-old "King of Tea Trees".

    Step into some Hani Villages, meet the locals, and try discovering facts about their customs, culture, and traditional life tightly related to countless tea trees growing around homes.

    Accommodation: in Xishuangbanna

  8. Our driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby and drop you off at Xishuangbanna Airport, at the agreed time according to your flight. Your 8-day Yunnan Pu'er tour package ends here.

    Note: There are no guide services today.

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • 6 nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels & 1 night's stay in Taiyanghe Forest Park with daily breakfast;
  • Private land transportation in an 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;
  • Bullet Train from Kunming to Pu'er;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Kunming or off Xishuangbanna;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Lunches or dinners throughout the itinerary;
  • Single room supplement fee;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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