2-Day Private Tour to Stone Forest and Yuanyang Rice Terrace from Kunming
In just two days, you can accomplish a lot of sightseeing from Kunming on this private guided tour. Discover the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Stone Forest. Be amazed by the karst landscape, follow your tour guide to find the best location for photos. 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. 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.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- 2x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 1 night
- English-speaking guide
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance Fee
- Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin share if choose the option
- Entry/Admission - Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park
- Entry/Admission - Yuanyang Rice Terraces
- Entry/Admission - Bada Terrace
- Entry/Admission - Duoyishu
- Entry/Admission - Shengcun Market
What's excluded :
- Gratuities to tour guide and driver(recommended)
- Accommodation if you choose to have tour only
Day 1: Kunming-Stone Forest- Yuanyang(L)
Stop At: Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000 China
Meet your private guide in hotel's lobby in Kunming, heading directly to Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park which takes about 1.5 hours. On the way, your tour guide will explain the related stories, feel free to ask questions if you have. Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park Kunming Stone Forest is a spectacular set of limestone groups and the representative of south China’s karst landscape. Since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), It is considered as the 'First Wonder of the World'. Approximately 270 million years ago - during the carboniferous period of the Paleozoic era - the region was a vast expanse of sea. Over time, the movements of the lithosphere gradually caused a retreat of the waters and the rise of the limestone landscape. Due to constant erosion by the elements, the area finally developed into the present-day appearance. The whole park is a huge natural treasure gallery, upon arrival, follow your tour guide to use your imagination to discover the park, your tour guide will tell many legendary stories along the way, and show you the best location for photos. You will spend 2 hours to visit the Big Stone Forest Area and the Small Stone Forest Area.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Yuanyang, Yuanyang County China
Then, hop on your private vehicle, heading directly to Yuanyang Rice Terraces which takes about 4 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: 1 hour
Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Yuanyang if you choose the option to including hotel
Day 2: Yuanyang-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.
When you are ready to leave, enjoy lunch in the local village, then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kunming.
Duration: 2 hours
• Breakfast: If you choose the option to including 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.