7 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang Rice Terrace

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Tour Code: TCT-Yunnan-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

Visit one of the magnificent scenes in China, Yuanyang Terraced Field.

Yuanyang Terraced Field is an great choice for photographing travellers.

Tour starts and ends from Kunming, the capital city of Yunnnan Province.
 

Best Travel Time: Best time to have this tour is from mid-Nov to April in the next year, and the ideal period will be in Jan and Feb because of the comparative fine weather.

Price from $ 677

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Day 1Arrival Kunming
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Kunming

Arrive in Kunming, the start of this tour. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.

Day 2Kunming
Western Hill & Dragon Gate, Village of Ethnics Culture, Qiongzhu Temple

Meals: breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation; In Kunming
Optional Night Activities: Guoqiao Rice Noodle (1 hour)

Today, enjoy your full day city tour starting from a visit to the Western Hill Dragon Gate (1 hour) - set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds. Continue your trip to Village of Ethnics Culture (1 hour) - managed to represent and exhibit the history, the cultures, the customs and the natural village houses of the 26 nationalities in this province. And then, a visit to Qiongzhu Temple (1 hour) - the first temple dedicated to Zen Buddism in Yunnan. After the tour, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.

Details in the itinerary:
Western Hill and Dragon Gate can let you have a view of Dianchi Lake

Village of Ethnics Culture
Village of Ethnics Culture

Day 3Kunming - Jianshui
Stone Forest, Drive to Jianshui

Meals: breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Jianshui

Another day in Kunming gives you a chance to visit the famous Stone Forest (2 hours)- famous as the typical karst landform and known as the First Wonder of the World. After lunch in the scenic area (about 1 hour), continue to have another 4 hours driving to the Jianshui. You may arrival there in the evening.Just have a rest of this day.

Details in the itinerary:
The travelling route in Stone Forest is not fixed and you can discuss with your guide to choose the you own travel route.
Jianshui is a historic center of the province and remains an important transportation crossroad.
The accommodation in Jianshui may not as comfortable as that in Kunming. It will be the best one which can ensure the basic equipment of daily life.
Kunming downtown - Stone Forest: 87 km, 1.5 - 2 hour driving Stone forest - Jianshui County: 230km, 4 hours driving.

Stone Forest
Stone Forest

Day 4Jianshui - Yuanyang
Jianshui Confucius Temple, Zhu Family Garden, Drive to Yuanyang

Meals: breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Yuanyang

In the morning after breakfast, we will firstly have a half Jianshui tour by visiting Jianshui Confucius Temple (1 hour) - one of the largest Confucian temples in China, after that of Qufu; Zhu Family Garden (1 hour) - featuring the elegant architectural art in southern Yunnan. After lunch, drive for about 2.5 - 3 hours to Yuanyang New Town.

Details in the itinerary:
The road from Jianshui to Yuanyang is a mountainous road which is bumpy and may cause uncomfortable feeling. Just relax yourself in this moment.
The accommodation in Yuayang may not as comfortable as that in Kunming. It will be the best one which can ensure the basic equipment of daily life.
Jianshui County - Yuayuang New Town: 83km, 2.5 - 3 hours driving

Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Day 5Yuanyang
Terraced Field in Yuanyang

Meals: breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Yuanyang

This is a whole day for you to appreciating the Terraced Field in Yuanyang. Yuanyang terraced fields has been placed into the preparatory list of World Heritage in China. Beside the scenery, the unique Hani ethnic culture in this area add more cultural color.

Details in the itinerary:
A suggested day trip in Terraced Field can be:
Appreciating sunrise in Duoyishu Village: You may need to climb higher to catch a whole sight of the charming terraced field. Be careful when climbing because the route is slippery.
Experience the ethnic cultural in Qingkou Hani Village: the traditional Hani people have lived there
Taking sunset photos in Laohuzui Terraced Field
Dress with comfortable clothes and sports shoes during this day trip .

Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Terraced Field in Yuanyang

Day 6Yuanyang - Kunming
Drive to Kunming

Meals: breakfast
Accommodation:In Kunming

Today is a tired day because there may be about 7 hours driving from Yuanyang back to Kunming. We may arrival Kunming in the afternoon, You can have a leisure walk in this city by yourself or just have a rest in the hotel.

Details in the itinerary:
There will be colorful blossoms along the road if you have this tour on Feb or Mar
Yuanyang - Kunming downtown: 355km, 7 hours driving

Yuanyang
Yuanyang

Day 7Departure Kunming
Transfer service to airport

Meals: breakfast

Say goodbye to Kunming and continue your tour to next city.

Details in the itinerary:
Kunming airport - Kunming downtown: 30 km, 1 hour driving

Service Ends

Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $993 $993
6 ~ 9 pax $677 $677
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1020 $1020
6 ~ 9 pax $704 $704
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1092 $1092
6 ~ 9 pax $776 $776
Price includes:

♦ Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
♦ Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
♦ Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
♦ Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
♦ All attraction entrance fees as specified
♦ Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:

* International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
* Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
* China Entry Visa Fees
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours, meals, activities and services


Remarks:

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control.

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5.0

johnhagnas

5.0

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5.0

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0808joe00

5.0

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P F

5.0

Top China Travel Guide Jim in Beijing was an excellent guide for a solo tourist. He was attentive, passionate about Chinese history and very service oriented. He set the bar high for the following travel guides in Xian, Guilin and Shanghai. Overall the itinerary for my solo tour was amazing and I have so many awesome photos of my trip in China. Ask for Jim if you go to Beijing with TCT.
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5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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Antonello Supino

5.0

We had a 12 day private tour in China mainland (Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Zhangjiajie, Guilin) terminating in HK. All went well, mostly thanks to Lily, our tour organizer who was always available and sorted out any little misunderstanding that happened along the route. Also she was very patient as for months spent time with me to customize the trip in every single particular, so that I could for example pick my preferred 5star hotels and book them directly, chose activities and food. Transportation was very good, modern and clean large vehicles. Also they arranged internal bullet trains and flights. We also went to optional night show in Beijing and to the night cruise in Guilin, both were great. All guides were experienced although a couple of them did not speak perfect English, but enough. I would recommend this tour operator.
GroovyGoofie

5.0

We planned a family trip around China with people joining and leaving during the journey as they had to go back to work. Going the first time to China we decided to book trough an agency to simplify things from our side. We contacted several agencies asking for an offer. TCT was by far the first one to in the most professional way, so we went with them. After 3 weeks of travelling with them I can fully recommend this company when travelling in China.
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Note: WeChat used to prove very useful when travelling around and get in touch with guides etc.
Thank you TCT Team for organizing this great family holiday.
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5.0

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Karan J

5.0

From the 1st point of contact till the end Joyce was great and helped plan a perfect trip which I was for a short time in Beijing. I was traveling alone and was recommended to join a small group of fellow travelers which was perfect. Great tour guide with a clean bus. Pick up on time and overall a great experience.
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5.0

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Til R

5.0

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5.0

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5.0

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