2-Day Private Tour to Jianshui and Yuanyang Hani Rice Terraces from Kunming

In just two days, you can accomplish a lot of sightseeing from Kunming on this private guided tour. Take an easy walk around to snap photos of the famous Yuanyang Rice Terraces from different location. Capture stunning image of a dramatic sunrise and sunset moment. Visit local villages and market and learn from your guide about the local Hani communities. Visit the 1,200 years old Jianshui Ancient city, explore major attractions including: Double Dragon Bridge, Jianshui Confucius Temple, Zhu Family Garden etc. Tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch and travel by private vehicle. Tour includes the option to book local 3 or 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Private guide
    • Private air-conditioned comfortable car
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin share if choose the option
    • Entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Yuanyang Rice Terraces
    • Entry/Admission - Bada Terrace
    • Entry/Admission - Duoyishu
    • Entry/Admission - Jianshui Ancient City
    • Entry/Admission - Jianshui Confucius Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Zhu's Family Garden (Zhu Jia Huayuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Double Dragons Brige
    What's excluded :
    • Single supplement charge of accommodation
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Kunming- Yuanyang (L)

    Stop At: Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Yuanyang, Yuanyang County China
    Meet your private guide in hotel's lobby in Kunming, heading directly to Yuanyang Rice Terraces which takes about 5.5 hours. Sit back and enjoy the sceneries along the way.

    Yuanyang is renowned for its rice terraces, which claim as the world's largest and most spectacular one, crafted out by bare hands by the Hani people one thousand years ago and is still in use today. The rice farmers have had to practice ecology and land preservation centuries before those concepts were widely accepted around the world. At present, known as 'land sculpture' the terraced fields have been being officially acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bada Terrace, Wenliu Country, Qiubei County 662400 China
    Upon arrival, choose the sites interests you most, then set off and explore. Typically you will start from Qingkou Village. Qingkou Hani Village is the key area of declaring the World Culture Heritage Site. It maintains a compete ecosystem of four elements: forests, water system, mountain villages and terraces. Follow your tour guide to stroll around their Mushroom House. Get to know Hani people's folk customs which featuring with a distinctive national cultural, unique production and lifestyle.

    Then, spend the rest of the day at Bada Terrace. It is the biggest attraction in terms of acreage of Yuanyang Terraces and the best of the sunset scenery.

    Afterwards, you will be transferred to your hotel in Yuanyan.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Yuanyang if you chose the option

    Day 2: Yuanyang-Jianshui-Kunming (B,L)

    Stop At: Duoyishu, East of Shengxiang Country, Yuanyang County 662401 China
    Meet your tour guide early in the morning, heading to Doyishu Village and enjoy the spectular sunrise moment.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shengcun Market, China, Yunnan Sheng, Honghe Hanizuyizuzizhizhou, Yuanyang Xian, 胜村段
    Visit Shengcun Morning Market to experience local minority life. Your tour guide will help you negotiate price if you want to purchase. Afterwards, return to your hotel to have breakfast. Then, stroll around Duoyishu Area with your tour guide. You will enjoy the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. Discover different Hani and Yi ethnic villages.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jianshui Ancient City, Within Jianshui County, Jianshui County 654300 China
    Afterwards, hop on your private vehicle, heading directly to Jianshui Ancient City which takes about 2.5 hours. Sit back and enjoy the sceneries along the way.

    Built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Jianshui is the well-known hometown of grain and sugarcane and an amazing place with mix culture of central plains and border. With more than 100 ancient temples, 50 ancient bridges and 56 state-protection cultural relics, Jianshui enjoys the fame "the Museum of Ancient Constructions", which highlights the ancient Chinese culture and art.

    Follow your tour guide to explore major attractions at Jianshui Ancient City.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jianshui Confucius Temple, North-west of Jianshui County, Jianshui County 654300 China
    Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then spend some time to visit Jianshui Confucius Temple. With a history of more than 600 years, Jianshui Confucius Temple is the third largest Confucius temple after Confucius Temples in Qufu and Beijing. Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, learn about the symbolic significance of the architecture, pay a visit to memorial archways, pavilions, palaces and memorial temples. Get to know Confucius' life experience, and many other historic and cultural items related to Confucius and Confucius culture.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhu's Family Garden (Zhu Jia Huayuan), Jianxin Street, Jianshui County 654300 China
    Move on to Zhu's Family Garden. Jianshui Zhu Family Garden is a set of large-scale residential buildings of Qing Dynasty with the reputation as “Grand View Garden at Southwest Border of China”. There are about 42 small or large courtyards and 214 rooms. Stroll around the halls and gardens, enjoy its steep ridge eaves, painted beams and intricate painted ceiling, exquisite and elegant.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Double Dragons Brige, West of Jianshui, Jianshui County 654300 China
    Last stop is the Double Dragon Bridge.

    Double Dragons Bridge was first building in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), now it have 17 arches and 3 pavilions. It is the largest ancient multiple arch bridge with the highest artistic value. It adopted the main character of Chinese bridges and perfectly combined the technique with formative arts. It embodies the superb skill and wisdom of local people living in south Yunnan.

    Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kunming.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast: If you choose the option to including the hotel, breakfast offered by hotel
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from your hotel in Kunming, please provide your hotel details when make booking
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Unique Beijing Tours

Activity ID: V-19099P410

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