7 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang Rice Terrace

Traveler Reviews


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

Free Inquiry

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.

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

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.
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.
karenilena

5.0

wonderful visit and wonderful guide Li. Li showed us all the charms of this great city together with our Li river tour. We fell in love with this place and Yangshou. Great place to visit and it was a favourite city in all the cities we visited. great guide
World_lover4

5.0

TCT was very helpful in our Guilin trip. We are vegetarians and they made sure we were well fed. We had a private tour with TCT and my only regret was that I wish it had included a Li river cruise to Ghanshou. Make sure you ask for one instead of going by road.
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.
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.
karenilena

5.0

wonderful visit and wonderful guide Li. Li showed us all the charms of this great city together with our Li river tour. We fell in love with this place and Yangshou. Great place to visit and it was a favourite city in all the cities we visited. great guide
Michael B

5.0

Top China Travel provided a superb trip (11 days) to China. I am not all that easy to please, but TCT was perfect in every respect. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke clear English. They were flexible and accommodated every request. The hotels were all excellent and the food, in the hotels and the lunches, was first rate. I plan to return to China and will certainly book through TCT. Many thanks to the entire TCT staff!!!
markingq

5.0

We took a private tour to Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang with TCT and here's my rating: Tour Advisor Lily - Excellent Tour Guide Summer - Excellent Driver - Excellent Sights, Hotel and Restaurants - Excellent It's value for money. Great service. Lily, Summer and the Driver went out of their way to provide an EXCELLENT service. We just booked another tour with TCT...
Jennifer T

5.0

I wasn’t told about pick up time until very late the night before (and I had to contact them about it). They did upgrade us from a group tour to a private one though, which was nice. Our driver and guide were the same person. He picked us up from our hotel in the morning and drove us to the place where we boarded the cruise. He got our tickets for us and told us he’d be waiting for us when the ship docked at Yangshuo. The cruise itself was very nice. It was 4 hours and included a boxed lunch (the food was actually pretty good). The views were great and it was nice to be able to alternate between being outside on the deck and inside. The only bad thing about the cruise is that all the announcements about what we were passing were all in Chinese. When we docked, we met our guide and he took us to West St (really cool), Ten-Mile Gallery, and we went bamboo rafting on Yulong River (this was awesome and I highly recommend this)! At the end of the day, he dropped us off at Chongshan at our request (we had asked him for a recommendation for a place with good Guilin rice noodles and apparently Chongshan is known for that). We liked that our guide/driver took great photos for us throughout the day. However, we were disappointed that we felt a bit rushed. We also felt that he was trying to sell us side trips, which bothered us a little. Also, when we were driving back to Guilin someone hit the car from behind (it wasn’t our driver’s fault) and I hit my head pretty hard yet he didn’t ask us if we were okay.
Johnf8958

5.0

From the minute I contacted Vicky at Top China Travel to book our holiday, to the time we were taken to Pudong airport for our flight home, the experience was perfect. My wife and I visited Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and all of our tour guides were fluent in English, very knowledgeable and very friendly. Thank you Vicky and all at TCT and I will definitely be in contact when I return to China.
andyanne2017

5.0

We recently returned from a 16 day tour of China. Our holiday was organised by Rebecca Wei who was a pleasure to deal with. We arrived in Beijing and departed from Shanghai. There was lots to organise as we had two internal flights and three train journeys as well as three nights on a boat cruising the Yangtze river. All the arrangments fell into place like clockwork, our guides were excellent, spoke very good english and had a good knowledge of the places we visited. We saw some fantastic sights but some of the highlights for us were The Great Wall, The Yungang Grottoes, The Hanging Temple Datong, The terrracotta warriors and the muslim quarter in Xiang and the cruise on the Yangtze. We travelled in September so the temperatures were around 28C [ fine for us as we live in Durban] it is also a good time as the lines to get enterance to some places were very short. There was a lot of walking involved so comfortable walking shoes are a must as well as a sun hat. We stayed in a couple of "traditional" hotels which we loved and then some very upmarket hotels. The exception was the hotel in Xiang which scored 100% on location but had some very unfriendly staff a poor restaurant as well as putting us in an unrenovated room for the first night. We moved to the renovated floors for the other night which was much better. I should add here that this was a mistake by the hotel not TCT] My one regret is that we should have stayed a night in Wuzhen Water Town but that really was not practical as we had to leave our hotel in Shanghai at 4 in the morning to catch the flight home. We have some wondefull memories so thank you Rebecca and TCT for organizing a really interesting holiday Andrew and Anne B, DurbanSouth Africa
Dennis L

5.0

We spent 3 days in Beijing and were so pleased with the tour including Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Great Wall
FromCanada514

5.0

We still can't believe that we've spent 11 days of dream in China, organized for us by TCT Guilin. The pick ups at the different airports went without a hitch. our guides were warm and so friendly, although a few were quite busy with their IPhone. The hotels recommended were outstanding. The breakfast at The Marriott were excellent. The terra cotta army in Xian is a marvel. The dumpling banquet in Xian was somewhat below our expectations though. The cruise on the Yang Tse river, a once in a lifetime experience though a bit too short. Don t hesitate to upgrade to the suite on the Victoria cruises (Victoria Selena), you won't regret it, a panoramic view of breath taking intensity....quite interesting shore excursions, they are worth the money. We would hesitate one second to book another and longer trip with TCT Guilin.
Mishki_12

5.0

We used Top China Travel for planning our trip from Shanghai to Hangzhou. Bonnie from TCT was our contact person. She was very helpful, corresponded with us by email before our trip and was extremely responsive and flexible, trying to accommodate our interests. . Every aspect of the trip was well planned and organized. She purchased our tickets on the bullet train, reserved our hotel in Hangzhou (hotel Shangri-La), arranged for airport transfer, and excellent private guide in Hangzhou and Shanghai. We highly recommend TCT for visiting China. Thank you Bonnie.
More

You Might Also Like

10 Days Best Yunnan Tour

10 Days Best Yunnan Tour

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la

From $1302

6 Days Dongchuan Red Land Tour

6 Days Dongchuan Red Land Tour

Kunming, Dongchuan

From $485