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6 Days Hidden Gems Yunnan Photography Tour

6 Days Hidden Gems Yunnan Photography Tour

Kunming - Dongchuan - Kunming - Yuanyang - Kunming
Duration: 6 days Departure: All year around
Highlights:
Stone Forest, Dongchuan Red - Soil Land (sunset), Hani Ethnic Minority Village, Yuanyang Rice Terrace
Our Hidden Gems of Yunnan Tour showcases you two breathtaking hidden beauties in Yunnan that are almost only known to Chinese photographers. Dongchuan Red - Soil Land and Yuanyang Rice Terrace are the best sites for hikers and photographers who do not want to travel far from Kunming.
DAY BY DAY
D1: Kunming Tour
D2: Kunming - Dongchuan (250km)
D3: Dongchuan - Kunming
D4: Kunming - Yuanyang (290km)
D5: Yuanyang Rice Terrace Tour
D6: Yuanyang - Kunming (Tour ends)
$ per person

Day 1: Kunming Tour.

Highlights: Stone Forest

Schedule today: In the morning, we will visit Kunming's famous Stone Forest, a bizarre rock formation created over millennia of rain and weather. In the afternoon you will be free on your own, hang out to check out all that Kunming has to offer.

Stone Forest Stone Forest
Stone Forest Stone Forest

Day 2: Kunming - Dongchuan

Highlights: Dongchuan Red - Soil Land (sunset)

Schedule today: Head for the Dongchuan Red - Soil Land after breakfast, about 5 hours on the way. Check in local hotel and have lunch. Afterwards, visit Dongchuan Red - Soil Land, known as Lexiagou. Hike along the road through the mountain till sunset time, the sunset view over the mountain is spectacular too.

Dongchuan Red - Soil Land Red - Soil Land Sunset
Dongchuan Red - Soil Land Red - Soil Land Sunset

Day 3: Dongchuan - Kunming

Highlights: Dongchuan Red - Soild Land (Sunrise)

Schedule today: Get up early to see the sunrise at Lexiagou, and then head to "Qicai po" to have the panorama morning view of Lexiagou; afterwards, back to hotel to have breakfast. After the weather warms up, we can visit some other places before driving back to Kunming. The free time is on your own in Kunming.

Red - Soild Land (Sunrise)  Dongchuan Red - Soil Land
Red - Soild Land (Sunrise)  Dongchuan Red - Soil Land

Day 4: Kunming - Yuanyang (290km)

Highlights: Hani Ethnic Minority Village, Yuanyang Rice Terrace

Schedule today: After breakfast, we will transfer you to Yuanyang County, about 6 hours' drive. After checking in hotel, we will firstly visit local Hani Ethnic Minority Village to get a glimpse of their traditional life. Afterwards, head to the Tiger - Mouth Terrace where is known as the best place for the sunset. Back to hotel and dinner time.

Hani Ethnic Minority Village Yuanyang Rice Terrace
Hani Ethnic Minority Village Yuanyang Rice Terrace

Day 5: Yuanyang Rice Terrace Tour

Highlights: Yuanyang Rice Terrace (Sunrise and Sunset)

Schedule today: We will go to Duoyishu Rice Terrace to see the sunrise, bring the breakfast with you because it’s too early in the morning. Then at 8:00am back to hotel, take a break till the afternoon 4:40 pm, then we will go to Bada Terrace to see another fabulous sunset. Back to hotel after view the sunset.

Rice Terrace in Duoyishu Yuanyang Rice Terrace
Rice Terrace in Duoyishu Yuanyang Rice Terrace

Day 6: Yuanyang - Kunming (6 hrs) - Departure

Schedule today: After breakfast, drive about 6 hours back to Kunming. Our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport or train station in Kunming and see you off. We advise you to book a train or flight leaving Kunming in the late afternoon or evening. Tour ends, welcome to Yunnan next time.

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