4-day Yuanyang & Stone Forest Photograph Tour


Day 1: Kunming-Jianshui • Jisnhui Ancient City is probably one of the most interesting ancient cities in China, It was historic center of the province and remains an important transportation crossroad. Previously, it has been known as Ling'an. • Pick you up at 9 am then drive 4 hours to Jianshui  Ancient City, explore Zhu's Family Garden(Zhu Jia Hua Yuan)and Jianshui Confucian Temple (Jianshui wen miao), the second largest Confucian temple in China.  Day 2: Yuanyang • In the morning, visit Duofu workshop in the old allies and the historical site Seventeen Span Bridge (shi qi kong qiao), built in Ming Dynasty,  and visit Tuanshan village. These sites are all just out of the city. • Driving 3 hours to Yuanyang Rice Terraces • Check in your hotel at Duoyishu  Day 3: Yuanyang • Early morning, get a chance to see the sunrise at Duoyishu • Visit Shengcun markets and Jingkou Hani Museum • Visit Bada scenic area and trek down to the rice terraces for a spectacular view • Catch the sunset at Laohuzui scenic spot in Yuanyang Day 4: Stone Forest-Kunming • Drive 4 hours to Stone Forest • Have lunch at a local Yi restaurant • 2 hours exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site Naigu Stone Forest • Drop you off at the Kunming train station/airport or your hotel in Kunming

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4 days
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Why take this tour?

This 4 Days Photography Tour combines the most stunning landscapes of Yunnan's natural wonders with ancient culture. From the capital city of Kunming you'll go to the nearby Stone Forest, UNESCO World Heritage Site covering a vast area of Karst formations, to then continue to the world famous Yuanyang's Rice Terraces and the charming old town of Jianshui. Yuanyang’s Rice Terraces of the Hani ethnic minority is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and they attract numerous photography-lovers all year round. During Fall, when the rice rapes, the field turns to be  During the winter months, the terraces are filled with water, every single one of them reflecting the sky, offering dreamlike landscapes as the light changes during the day. Certainly, the winter months from Dec. to March would be the best time to visit Yuanyang.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation including breakfast (as per chosen category, based on twin-bed room for 2 pax)

  • Private transportation and transfers, including pick-up and drop-off, with skilled driver

  • Meals listed in the itinerary

  • 2 bottles of drinking water per day

  • English speaking tour guide

  • 24/7 English speaking customer service

  • All taxes, fees and handling charge

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Bottled water

  • Flight tickets

  • Chinese visa

  • Meals not listed in the program

  • Dynamic Yunnan Show tickets

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips for tour guide and driver (not requested, but highly appreciated)

  • Surcharges for upgrades from standard twin-bed rooms to double-bed rooms

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

51 Adventures

About operator:

Welcome to 51 Adventures. We're a team of experts in local culture and history in Yunnan. We're dedicated to providing our customers with off-the-beaten adventures Our guides/drivers are passionate about sharing their experience with travelers all over the world. We speak excellent English and we're also careful and experienced drivers. Most importantly, we're reliable and responsible and we're ready to provide the best service to meet the satisfaction of our respected customers. Yunnan is perhaps the most diverse and beautiful region in all over China, which reflects in its extraordinary mix of ethnic groups and peoples and in the splendor of its landscapes. That combination of superlative sights and different ethnic groups has made southwest China one of the trendiest destination. More than half of China's minority groups reside here, providing a glimpse into China's hugely varied mix of humanity.

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