From natural wonders through historic monuments and impressive play of colours.

The route will start in Kunming and brings us to the first station to „Shillin“, about 120km away, which is also well known as the Stone Forrest of China. The huge fascinating karst stone forms will invite us to a wonder of nature. On the same day you will explore the architectural remarkable oldtown of Jianshui where you can find the second largest Confuzian Temple among other traditional monuments. Last but not least the Rice Terraces of Yuanyuan will present to you a highlight of entire China with its fabulous play of colours.


Tour overview

Date On request
Price On request
Highlights/ Route
Kunming – Shilin – Jianshui – Yuanyang
Character/ Style
Culture and Natur tour
5 Days
Vehicle 4×4, SUV, Van, Bus



Daily itinerary: Riceterraces of Yuanyang


Day Route: Description
1  Arrival in Kunming: Airport pick-up and transfer to Kunming Green Lake Hotel in the city center. Activities depend on your arrival time.
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2  Kunming – Stone Forest – Jianshui: On the way to Jianshui you will visit the famous Stone Forest 90 kilometers away from Kunming city. The karst stones form a unique landscape and you guide will show you the area few tourists walk through.

After arriving in Jianshui a visit of the astonishing old town is planned: a short walking tour brings you to the main sights: you will visit of the historic old town gates of Jianshui and the second largest Confucian Temple (Wenmiao) of China. Wenmiao features beautiful Taoist architecture and gardens.
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3  Jianshui – Yuanyang: Jianshui – Yuanyang: From Jianshui the road leads you directly into the world famous rice terraces of Yuanyang. Enjoy the views all the way to Shengcun, where you will spend the night. Your driver will stop at several view points and especially the sunset overlooking the rice terraces is truly amazing. 

Its best to spend the night in a small village within the rice terraces.
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4  Yuanyang: Visit the famous rice terraces and take a walk among the fields. Here you can experience the life of the rice farmers and villagers. Visit of an indigenous family at their home. 
The afternoon is free. 
In the afternoon transfer to a bigger town in the vicinity.  
5  Yuanyang – Kunming: Transfer back to Kunming and directly to the airport. Flight to Shanghai in the afternoon.
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Included services:

– 4 nights in hotels
– English speaking Guide by Tibetmoto
– Vehicles
– All entries free
– All transfers
– Breakfast and lunchNot included:
– Flight to/from Kunming
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