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 $ 744

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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 $1146 $1146
6 ~ 9 pax $744 $744
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1257 $1257
6 ~ 9 pax $855 $855
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1474 $1492
6 ~ 9 pax $1057 $1075
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, 2020 to Feb 28, 2021, 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.

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

Cruiser794284

5.0

I took the one day cruise tour and it was fabulous. The view is very good and the service provided by the travel agency is also accepted. I highly recommend this tour for all of you.
kcoble44

5.0

I am from the USA and currently live in Beijing. My wife and I wanted to visit Xian mainly for the Terracotta Warriors. I looked online for tour companies and began to see just how many were in operation. I did as much research as I could to ensure I did not land in Xian without someone there to followthrough on our arrangement. I finally settled on TCT after emailing them for more details. Mimi was extrememly responsive and was able to help build a private tour for us. I paid via PayPal which I like to do as often as possible while overseas. Our guide and driver picked us up from the airport, took us to the sights, and then to our hotel. The next morning they were right there again and dropped us off at the airport. There's something about logistics that I love and TCT has got it down. Sometimes you don't know what you are going to get with foreign companies. Needless to say, this tour company isn't one you need to worry about. It was impressive. All the best.
rae m

5.0

Just returned home to the US after a 6 day China Tour. TCT, our guide Cathy, drivers and Janet our tour organizer all exceeded our expectations. We especially appreciated the ability to shorten or lengthen our days as our energy levels permitted - this was truly a private tour experience.
tvschidambaram

5.0

Ms.Joyce of Top China Travel ( TCT ) made a wonderful program for my family in a short notice. Highly committed and tour operators are excellent and good in communication. Shown us all beautiful places and were amazing. Commitment to time was so good and we never had any problems anywhere.
Jose F.P. C

5.0

The 6 day Guilin tour had been very well designed with the help of M/s Raylene He, adviser of TCT. All the time had been fully filled and extremely enjoyable, visiting special, beautiful and interesting cultural, historical and scenic places. The tour general service had been very good, specially with the professionalism of the English speaking tourist guide M/s Tang Yong Hong. I would express my appreciation for these two excellent professionals for the good time provided with this tour.
Resort56712889221

5.0

I visited China by TCT in October 2018. The tour of Beijing, Zhangjiajie, Mt. Huangshan& Shanghai was very well arranged by TCT. Hotels, vehicles & other facilities provided were very good. Thanks TCT.
Charles C

5.0

The tour of China arranged through top China travel was the best adventures ever throughout the country. Our guides were first rate and unparalleled professionalism was shown in every area of China we visited: Guilin, Beijing, Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We enjoyed every moment of our privately guided tours. Our visit to China was wonderful and we cannot say enough to endorse top China travel as a first-class travel agency. We have returned to our home in Corpus Christi, Texas with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
Amanrey

5.0

Even though the boarding process might be a bit of a hassle, the tour is totally worth it: amazing landscape and unspoilt nature. One sees locals fishing, big birds, daily river life. The one hour trips on the river don’t do this fantastic amd unique lime stone scenery justice, the 4 hour cruise is very recommendable if you want to see this Guilin highlight! The boats are very comfortable, one can order Chinese food. With children it is recommendable to bring hats, sunscreen, snacks ( in case they don’t like the Chinese meal offered), binoculars and cards.
bazza916

5.0

Top China Tours show as a Amazing Adventure throughout China we would like to mention some Special people the work for TCT Joyce our tour consultant truly has done a excellent job with the organisation of our tour and looking after all our needs also I want to say a huge thank you to two exceptional tour guides CiCi and Sally they were amazing the went above and beyond to ensure we had a wonderful time Thanks TCT for a 5 Star tour we will be back again
Quinnabroad

5.0

My wife had travelled to China before but it was my first time. We had a limit of 2 weeks and Top China Travel's 13-day Dreamy Plateau ticked the box for duration and interesting stops, including Beijing, Xian (Terracota Army), Lhasa (Tibet), Chengdu (pandas!) and Shanghai. This was a private tour, that is to say that for each destination we were met by a guide, driver and car at each arrival airport/station and they were ours exclusively for the duration of our stay in that location. The tour was well organised by Janet Chan at TCT and we had the option of hooking up with a small group tour for the Tibet stop and saving about $200 on the overall cost, which we elected to do. The guides were all knowledgeable and very good English speakers. Drivers seemed to err on the side of safety (and that is fine by me!) and cars were all in excellent condition. As mentioned, this is a private tour so, although there is only 2 or 3 days per location, with a dedicated guide and car, a lot can be fitted into that time. In summary, the tour delivered what we wanted. I may never get back to China but I have seen as many of the sights I could have hoped for in the time I had available. And did so in some comfort. If this tour features the sights that you want to see and it fits your budget I would thoroughly recommend it.
YumnaM1

5.0

We were a party of 9. Four adults and 5 children, varying in ages from 8-13. Travelled to China August 2017. After contacting a number of agents in China for our holiday, Janet from TCT was extremely prompt in her responses whilst trying to finalise our itinerary she was as accommodating as possible. We had a wonderful trip to China. It is one of the most incredible countries with so much culture and history. We were greeted at each destination by a guide and had an air conditioned mini bus ready with a driver at each destination. I would say Ken in Xian and Martin in Shangahai were the better of the four. They all spoke English well they were fun and enthusiastic! My personal highlights In Beijing - were the Great wall of China_ Muttanya section. ( I chose this section to toboggan down the great wall at the end- our guide JOYCE was very cautious and did not allow us to attempt this. I was very disappointed in her lack of adventure! she could have let us adults take the ride! ) However the view whilst on the Great Wall were just breathtaking! Xian- the Muslim area- incredible food and history and The Terracotta army- unimaginable. Our kids especially like the Calligraphy lesson! Guilin- for us was not as good as we expected- partly because it was so hot and we couldn't appreciate nature as much! But it is scenic ! The river cruise was relaxing after days of non stop sightseeing! Shanghai! Its a wonderful city.! Wild! The water villages are a must! Overall, I would say that its essential to have guide in China. All our guides sourced us Halal restaurants so food was never a problem! If I were to visit again- i would pick a cooler time perhaps such as October or April as August was just too hot! I would like to thanks Janet and her team for giving us such wonderful memories in China!
jonaswe1989

5.0

This is a must to do when you are in Beijing. It's not crowded with tourists. The The food is good but the same of all tours in China. The guide was friendly but his English was very bad, sometimes you couldn't understand a thing what he said. The communication with the company was good.
qingyanzhu99

5.0

We had our 8 day trip from Beijing to Tibet from 5/19/17 to 5/26/17. We had a great trip. From the beginning when we contacted our agent, to the time everything is arranged, then when we actually got there, it was well organized, everything we wanted, we got it. The price was reasonable, the tour guides and drivers were very knowledgeable, caring, responsible, and flexible. We saw the culture, beautiful scenes, and friendly people there. It was an unforgettable trip, we are very satisfied.
J B

5.0

We generally do not use tours when we travel. In fact, I normally don't enjoy tours at all. However, given the language challenges in China, we looked at several options and eventually settled on Top China Travel. We used TCT in Beijing, Shanghai and Long Ji area. All I can say is that I was blown away by the professionalism and service of each individual guide within each city. Our guide in Beijing was extremely knowledgeable and really gave us an amazing tour of the city. In Shanghai, our children left our IPad on the plane, and the guide volunteered to go get it for us (the airport is 40 min outside of the city). The third and final guide also went far and above what was expected. She stayed with us until the end of each day and we could tell that she really had a passion for sharing the Chinese culture with us. Each city guide provided unique personalities and service and each was in it's own right amazing. Quite honestly, we were initially reluctant to use a Chinese tour operator, but we are so very glad we did. I feel like we lived in China during our two week trip, as opposed to just visiting. This experience was directly related to the exceptional service provided by TCT. I highly recommend this group!
Natasha J

5.0

I can't recommend this company enough!!I started talking to Yocky via the chat system on their website, as we wanted to do a 2.5 week trip around China. Our itinerary was:Shenzhen-Beijing-Xian-Kunming-Dongchuan-Chengdu-Guilin-SanyaHere's how things went:1) She was instant in her replies and responded to subsequent emails within the hour (and trust me, I sent A LOT of emails). She was always so thorough and efficient.2) She made us a tailor made trip that covered everything we wanted, including some slightly more off the beaten track attractions.3) She helped us keep to our budget and suggested reasonable things we could cut out when things were too expensive (not something many companies would do as they are trying to make a quick buck).4) She listened to all of our requests for things such as early morning flights, vegetarian food, and readjusting itineraries.5) All our drivers and guides were EXCELLENT; they were prompt, kind, spoke excellent English and had a wealth of knowledge about all the sites we saw. All the cars on our private tours were nice and comfortable and had water.6) Despite asking for 3* hotels, all 7 hotels we stayed in seemed like 4* to us and all included breakfast.7) With such a large and complicated trip there were bound to be a few hiccups (e.g. there was a marathon in Xian one day which meant a lot of roads were closed, so we couldn't access sites). Yocky was in touch with us the entire time and helped us rearrange our plans quickly and ordered complimentary tickets to a show to make up for the inconvenience.We were so nervous about our first trip to China as we speak no mandarin and are strict vegetarian but honestly this was one of the best trips of our life; this company made it so easy for us and I really can't imagine having been able to do it myself any better!
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