Amazing 7 Day Tour of Yunnan: Do Kunming, Dongchuan & More

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Tour of Yunnan Highlights

  • Private tour with private tour guide and private car.
  • No shopping stop.
  • Warm climate, red earth, stone forest.
  • Distinctive Folk Houses and Ethnic Hani Customs.
  • A strong flavor of humanistic landscape.

Price Per Person

MonthHotel Category2~3 pax4~5 pax6~9 paxSSP
MAR-NOV3stars1,594 USD1,404 USD1,130 USD 202 USD
DEC-FEB3stars1,594 USD1,404 USD1,130 USD 202 USD


*The quotation above is not valid in the following duration in 2016: Sep 29-Oct 8.

*SSP refers to single supplement.

Services Include:

  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy basis).
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle for transfers and sightseeing.
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees and meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Service charges & government taxes.

Services Not-Included:

  • China visa.
  • Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge, beverages, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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  • Groups allowed
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Tour Schedule by Day

Day 1 Arrival at Kunming

Meals: null


  • Jinjiang Hotel 4stars or similar class

Your tour of Yunnan starts soft and upon arrival in Kunming, one of our English-speaking guides will pick you up and escort you to your hotel in a private car.

You'll get to see and learn what the city is like along the way.

Rest assured our travel guide will help you with your luggage and make sure you safely check into your hotel.

Kunming is also called the Spring city due to its temperate weather.

We know you may be tired from jet lag, so you'll have the rest of the day to explore yourself.

Please feel free to ask for some recommendations if you need.


Day 2 Kunming-Dongchuan

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch,Chinese Dinner


  • Spring and Autumn Hotel4stars or similar class

After you finish your breakfast, your Yunnan tour guide will escort you to Dongchuan.

It usually takes 3.5 hours to get there, but it surely worth the wait. When we get there we will firstly visit Red Earth.

Dongchuan has the world’s most imposing red earth due to its warm and humid climate.

Fiery red soil, emerald green barley, and golden yellow buckwheat, an arresting backdrop that seems to be too good to be true.

Photographers travel across the world for this scenery, it was a hidden secret made famous.

After exploring the beautiful sights and sounds of Red Earth we leave with an unforgettable experience and navigate way back to the hotel.


Day 3 Dongchuan

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner


  • Spring and Autumn Hotel or similar class

After we finish breakfast, we will continue to visit more of Red Earth, spending half of the day photographing then driving to Stone forest, a 4-hour drive away.

This UNESCO geological park is situated 100KM away from Kunming.

It consists of the Greater Stone Forest, the Lesser Stone Forest, the Outer Stone Forest and the Stone Forest Lake and it can be dated back to 270 million years ago.

Geologists say that Stone Forest is a typical example of Karst topography. After the tour, we head back to the hotel for a well-deserved rest.


Day 4 Dongchuan-Yuanyang

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner


  • Yunti Hotel4stars or similar class

Your Yunnan tour drives back to the Yuanyang, a 6-hour drive.

Here we will visit minority villages of Zhuang and Dai on the way. Due to its distinctive geographic condition setting near China-Vietnam border and with Yuanjiang flowing through, more and more tourists are coming to Yuanyang for its incomparable terraced fields and diversified ethnic cultures of the Yi, Dai, Yao and Hani nationalities.

After the tour, we will escort you back to the hotel for a little rest and recuperation.


Day 5 Yuanyang

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner


  • Yunti Hotel4stars or similar class

After buffet breakfast, we take on a whole day tour of Yuanyang Terraced Fields. 

In Spring and Autumn, when water flows into the paddies, a spectacular natural scenery of thousands of mirrors is formed when the sun is low beside the horizon at the end of the day.

The terraced fields are magnificently distributed on the southern bank of the Honghe River.

The scenery of the terraced fields in Yuanyang is at its best from November to the following April.

When planting time comes, usually in early June, water is pumped over the rice paddies. It's absolutely breathtaking when you look at them from above.

After, we will also visit the local market and a Hani nationality’s village -- observing and eavesdropping on local life.


Day 6 Yuanyang-Jianshui

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner


  • Guotai Hotel4stars or similar class

After breakfast, we will take you to the Jianshui for 3.5-hour or so.

Here is where we'll explore the Zhu Family's Garden, a complex of nearly 100-year-old buildings and 42 courtyards, covering a total area of over 20,000 square meters.

It is a group of lovely residential quarters built in the Qing dynasty, known as a "Grand View Garden in a border town".

From here we then explore the Old Town of Jianshui.

Inside the town, we will visit the Chaoyang Tower, which is regarded as the smaller Tian’an Men.

It was built in the Ming Dynasty and has been towering for centuries in southern Yunnan, and the Confucius Temple, which was built in 1285 and is the second largest Confucius temple in China.

A 625-meter-long axis connects with six courtyards and 31 buildings. When you see it in person, you will definitely be surprised by its religious gravity and humanistic landscapes.

After the tour, we head back and escort you back to the hotel.


Day 7 Jianshui-Kunming Departure

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, we will head out to visit the Family Zhang’s Residence.

It features 237 households and over 90 percent still share a common family name of Hangmen.

Along the way we will also visit the Double Dragon Bridge.

Many view it as an engineering masterpiece, built of stone and one of the best architectural pieces of its type during Qing Dynasty in all of China.

After lunch, we will drive to Kunming Airport (4 hours) for the departure flight.

Attention: please book a flight leaving Kunming after 6:30pm.

For more information about this unforgettable tour of Yunnan call 1-888-373-6882.


Themes: Ancient Town, Confucianism, Nature, World Heritage Site
Attractions: Chaoyang Tower, Confucius Temple, Dali Ancient Town, Dongchuan Red Earth, Double Dragon Bridge, Family Zhang’s Residence, Meili Snow Mountain, Stone forest, Yuanyang Ancient Village, Yuanyang Terraced Fields, Zhu Family's Garden
Cities visited: Dongchuan, Jianshui, Kunming, Yuanyang
Provinces visited: Yunnan
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
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Type of transportation: Private Car