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

Geonannie

5.0

Top China Travel is the the tops! I booked an 21 day tour of China for my husband and I and from the very first contact with Lily Lui I was totally impressed. We communicated via e-mail and Lily was very quick and helpful with her responses. Because this was not our first trip to China, I wanted an itinerary that was different from the norm. Lily's recommendations were top notch. The hotels she used were top shelf as we requested. Our guides and drivers were fantastic. What impressed me the most was that when we were in China, Lily called to speak to me and make sure everything was going well. When I ran into some issues due to altitude sickness, I contacted her and she had the itinerary changes done and finalized within an hour. This was a private tour with guide and driver and I honestly can say there was not one thing I wished we had done differently. Thanks to Top China Travel and Lily our trip to China was perfect. I will definitely be contacting Lily when we return to China for yet another visit.
Helen L

5.0

We have just returned from a very satisfying trip to China. One of the highlights was the lovely city of Guilin. We had no idea that this would be such a pleasant spot in which to stroll around and enjoy the bridges and walkways. The temperature was comfortable and we felt at home walking around the park, footbridges, and along the lakes. Helen and Jim from Canada
Clarence F

5.0

We were driven to the mountain where the terraced fields were found by Ocean and his driver. When we arrived, the weather was threatening and then the rain came. Fortunately, there is a fix; the sedan carriers volunteered to carry us up the steps to our hotel for a reasonable price each (420 Yuan total, about $70). It was fun, we stayed dry and off the uneven steps in pouring rain. The Ping An Hotel was fine, although beds were a bit hard. View of terraced fields was awe-inspiring in every way!!! We got pictures on our balcony and at a spot Ocean recommended. We returned to Guilin the next morning. We thank Top China Travel for a wonderful tour.
snoopy10463

5.0

We booked our trip with Top China Travel a private tour and was amazing experience. We were 4 people , just ladies. It was very well organized, our Spanish guides in the different cities very good especially Leon in Xian, the best. They were very knowledgeable and took care of us. Every time we went to another city, they didn't leave us until the check-in at the different airports. Our agent Raylene did an excellent job, organizing our trip, she was on top of everything. Thanks Raylene for our unforgettable vacation.
MartinBaxter58

5.0

After completing an upstream Yangtze River Cruise from Yichang to Chongqing we had a couple of days in Chongqing itself. We decided to organise a full day private city tour and as a result I did some research on the internet as to the options. I quickly discovered that Top China Travel (TCT), who are based in Guilin, not only had the best option but also the best prices. I contacted TCT and was immediately contacted back by Yocky Yang. She was excellent in all aspects in organising the tour for us. All communications (her English was amazing) were made through WhatsApp which worked really well, payment was made through PayPal. The actual Full Day Tour included Peoples Hall and Square, Three Gorges Museum, Huguang Guild Hall, General Stilwall Museum and the Erling Park. A huge and excellent lunch (spicy Sichuan cuisine) was also included. Our guide David (who contacted us the day before to agree hotel pickup timing) was excellent, super friendly, spoke excellent English and was incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of Chongqing. He pretty much let us dictate the speed in which we moved from one place to another, and there were no shopping stops !!! At the end of the tour we expressed a wish to visit Hongyadong as we had heard good reports of this quirky bar / restaurant complex and its amazing views. As we didn't know the way he offered to walk us there which was a nice touch, indeed we had a few drinks together which finished the wonderful day of nicely. Both Yocky Yang at TCT and David our tour guide are highly recommended.
Pouchet

5.0

TCT provided us with EXCELLENT Guides and Drivers. Very attentive to meeting our requirements. In fact all of the arrangements and organization, more than met our requirements. The highlights for us were our visits to the Stone Forest and the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. At the Stone Forest, we benefited from having a knowledgeable guide (Shirley) - she was able to let us see all of its beauty but still avoid the crowds. The Jade Mountain was the highest elevation that we have ever been - over 14000 ft. This is the time of the year to there - 50 F and sunshine. Also thrilling was going through the cloud bank before completing the cable car ride. As far as we could tell, the Minority people's (all over Yunnan) were living harmonious lives. All in all - a wonderful trip.
kalpsgans

5.0

I was planning a trip to China with my mom and 2 kids. Had received a few quotes from various people, Joyce being one of them. After shortlisting, I decided to go with Joyce from TCT & that's the best choice I made which made my trip super nice and very memorable. Joyce is very nice, understanding, patient, always replied to my emails promptly and fully answered anything and everything I asked her. Eventually we both came up with a 12 day itenary covering 4 places - Shanghai, Xi'an, Harbin & Beijing. She had looked into every single detail to make sure all my needs were met. We are an Indian vegetarian family. :) Every 2nd day, there was a change in my idea and I used to write it down to her and she responded very well to everything :) So, there were English speaking guides and drivers for us during the trip. Every single one of them is just awesome and very prompt. A special mention to my guides Mulan - Shanghai, Miki - Xi'an, Gloria - Harbin, Emily - Beijing. Not to forget the drivers. Such helpful, friendly, professional, punctual, prompt and efficient people. The entire trip was so smooth. Ticketing, checking in at hotels, taking us to Indian restaurants, even checking us in at the airports no time was wasted and everything just went right. We covered a lot of places in all the cities. Had the best of weather (Harbin was -21) and it even snowed in Xi'an. The great wall is just grand :) At Shanghai, there was a little confusion and my ATM card got stuck at the bank machine. My guide Mulan did all she could to help me out. She spoke to the officers, tried to help and then when we were looking for other ATMs she walked with me all they way just to help me out. After we finished shopping, we forgot one of our packets at the market, Mulan helped it get delivered at Beijing for us. That's how sweet she is. Similarly, Gloria at Harbin was equally amazing. She helped us so much in that freezing weather - she even provided the kids with warmers and helped us click pictures when our hands were numb with cold & she made sure the kids had a gala time. Thanks girls. All tours were very professionally arranged. So much so that we had to prepone our trip by 2 days and when I mentioned this to Joyce, she immediately spoke to the agency and even arranged for a refund of the places we did not visit. Very accommodating, I must say. I would like to emphasise that without TCT, we would not have enjoyed our trip at all. It is my most memorable trip ever. Thank you again Joyce :) Had a very satisfying experience. Looking forward for more trip through TCT
Redbeak

5.0

If you ever go to Beijing try to have Likun Sun or Li as we called him, as your guide. He is very professional, very knowledgable and also good fun. His English is very good, so no communication problems, and he goes out of his way to make sure you see and do everything you want to. We went to Gubei Water Village, to Simatai Great Wall and on to Chengde, where we visited the Imperial Summer Resort. Li suggested we took the shuttle bus which took us around the huge grounds with several photo stops with fantastic views. An excellent suggestion as there was no way you could have seen so much on foot. Then we visited the Putuo Zongcheng Temple and Quingchui Mountain. Li was able to tell us all about the history of the temple, explaining its origins. From there we drove to Shanhaiguan Area to see the First Pass Under Heaven, Great Wall Museum and where the Great Wall ends/starts in the sea. Again Li was a fount of information. But the thing we really appreciated was being able to find out so much about not only Chinese culture and history but Li told us about everyday life. Unlike many other guides Li had a professional career which involved travel abroad, and when he was forcibly retired at 60 he retrained to become a guide. His previous experience gives him a perspective and depth of experience you don't get with younger guides. He tells you about life in China past and present from personal experience. And best of all he is so very enthusiastic about being your guide, for example, finding out what you like to eat and making sure you get it!
maity_monalisa

5.0

We were really fortunate to have engaged Top China Travel as our travel organiser . Our entire 10 day trip went through without a hitch. Rebecca had been our correspondent from the very beginning, answering all our queries. Our travel guide at Beijing was Eric , (a most amiable , punctual and enterprising person ) who arranged all our sightseeing tours in the most convenient way. He always tried to satisfy our curiosities regarding the places or Chinese way of living. He never seemed to tire of our endless questions about anything and everything we saw. We visited the summer palace , temple of heaven , Great Wall of China , water cube and bird's nest stadium in our three days stay at Beijing. We learnt about Chinese culture , some ancient stories about the emperor, concubine etc. Also a funny story about the famous dish - Peking roast duck. Seeing the huge area of temple of heaven and summer palace we thought we won't be able to cover it, but thanks to Eric - our guide, it was a smooth and enjoyable tour. We didn't feel exhausted at all. We got enough time at the Great Wall - a wonderful structure, climbed about 1000 steps and come down through the toboggan which was thrilling. We loved the Chinese which our tour guide had planned. All in all it was leisurely and fun. Thanks again for planning such a wonderful trip
JrnyJunkie

5.0

The views are stunning and the boat that we were on had VIP seating for just our group with a private balcony to view the river.
Oldjack

5.0

The tour was well managed although expensive. The cruise vessel was fine and pretty much as you might expect. The scenery however is worth some minor hassles and a must do if in Guilin. It takes some 4.5 hours up the river and if you avoid the tourist on the road trip back it will take another 1.5 hours. Allow an hour in Yungshuo which is interesting but a tourist trap.
drphani

5.0

professional people to handle everything. Rebecca the star of our trip to china answered my unending emails with lot of patience and smile. gave a perfect tour to see china in a memorable way. the guides Helen at shanghai and windy at Hongkong are very kind people and lot of patience to organise the trip to your liking. curt very bad guide in Beijing, doesn't have patience and smokes continuously, very rough in speaking. but china is beautiful country to visit.see it through these guys.
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.
Candi S

5.0

Raylene did a wonderful job organizing our tour to meet our time constraints. She answered all questions very efficiently. Our tour guide Rocco met us at the airport and the Driver was waiting near by. I have specific dietary restrictions and the guide was extremely helpful communicating that with the restaurants. The trip was so easy and we always felt safe. My husband and I are looking forward to booking a more extended trip in the future. There is so much to see and the food is wonderful!
jeanettey54

5.0

Both my husband and me booked a 8 Days tour self designed, no shopping China tour with TCT in Nov 2018. Yocky is the best consultant that I have worked with. She is so responsive and patient with all my request from the planning stage to the end of the tour. I was so impressed with Yocky answering my message even at 6am in the morning due to flight delay. We are so thankful that she had always tried her best to help and take action with some unhappiness with hotels and other issues. Without hesitation, I would strongly recommend TCT to everyone interested to tour China.
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