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Tour Code: YT2
 

This tour centers in the south of Yunnan. Start in Kunming, travel south to Jianshui which is
without any doubt one of the most beautiful city in South Yunnan, Yuanyang with amazing terraced rice
fields and colorful open-air markets in the Red River valley town of Yuanyang, then to
Xishuangbanna which represents the tropical part of China. The journey has a lot of road tour.
These is no return journey, people can leave for Laos from Xishangbanna to visit Southeast Asia
Countries.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kunming ~ 1 hour transfer. Altitude: 1895m
Arrival in Kunming . Welcome by your guide and driver at the exit of airport. Discover the city of Kunming, including Cuihu Park (Green Lake Park) and Yuantong Temple. Overnight in Kunming.

Day 2: Kunming - Stone Forest - Jianshui ~ 4h drive. Altitude: 1700m
Transfer to the Stone Forest. We offer you a walk of about 2 hours between rocky peaks and sometimes through narrow paths, away from the trails crossed by many tourists. Continually drive to the Jianshui area. Visit the Residence of the Zhu family, one of the best preserved in Yunnan, consisting of a set of courtyards, pavilions and gardens. Overnight in Jianshui.


Day 3: Jianshui
Walk through the old town of Jianshui to visit the Chaoyang Arch and a small bird market nearby. Visit a local tofu factory, old wells, morning market. In the afternoon, Then take a restored section of the "little train of the French" to the village of Tuanshan. Stroll through Tuanshan, in which most of the buildings date from the Qing Dynasty. On the way back to Jianshui, stop to visit the double dragon bridge, as well as the Wanyao potters' village, the red land of Jianshui being known throughout China. Hotel same as above
 
Day 4: Jianshui - Yuanyang ~ 4h drive. Altitude: 2000m
Discover the Temple of Confucius, which is the second largest in China after that of Qufu, the birthplace of the master. The set consists of a large park with pond, several courtyards, beautiful porticos, temples and pavilions. Then drive to Yuanyang and view Bada for sunset. Overnight in Yuanyang.


Day 5: Yuanyang
Continuation visit of Yuanyang area: including Duoyishu, ,morning market (set according to the lunar calendar and the day of the week), you will be able to meet the Yi and Hani minorities, and Hani village of A Zheke. In the afternoon, easy hiking from 2 to 3 hours through beautiful landscapes of terraced rice fields, viewpoints and small villages. Hotel same as above.

Day 6: Yuanyang - Puer. 6-7h drive ~ Altitude: 1300m
Possible visit of another market in the Yuanyang area. Long road then along the Red River Valley, passing through Honghe and Yuanjiang. Pass through Dai minority villages, then you recover the South Highway to the city of Pu'er. Stop on the way to visit the small traditional village of Nakeli, formerly important stop on the road of tea and horses. Discover on foot the wooden houses, the big mill and the walkway, meet the friendly locals and stroll along the small river. Overnight in Puer


Day 7: Puer - Jinghong ~ 2h drive. Altitude: 580m
Transfer to Jinghong, on the way a stop at the valley of the wild elephants, take the chairlift to overlook forest, then free walk on a path on stilts through the jungle in search of the wild elephants, small museum and spectacle of tame elephants at fixed times. Continuation to Jinghong.  Overnight in Jinghong.

Day 8: Jinghong - Menghai - Jinghong ~ 1h40 drive(one way). Altitude: 1300m
Transfer to Menghai. Visit the Menghai Market, the octagonal pavilion, a Dai village of artisanal paper making. Afternoon trek in the mountain of old Nannuo tea trees. In the evening, explore the night market. Hotel same as above.

Day 9: Jinghong - Mengla ~ 2.5h drive. Altitude: 1200m
Transfer to Mengla. Stop en route to explore minority park around Ganlanba and its beautiful wooden carved Buddhist temple. Discovery of the Menglun tropical garden in the afternoon, and a long walk to learn more about biodiversity. Continuation drive to Mengla. Overnight in Mengla

Day 10: Mengla - Mohan ~ 1h drive.
Depart to Mohan, border area between China and Laos, go through the formalities and leave for Laos, where this tour ends.

 

Tour Price
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Price Includes Price doesn't include
*Airport pickup upon your arrival in China and transfer to your hotel * Roundtrip air travel between your home and China and airport departure taxes on such travel
* all air and other transportation within China * the cost of your Chinese visa
* all airport departure taxes on included flight * personal insurance
* all accommodations (double occupancy) * personal items such as extra beverages at meals, food or snacks at times other than regular meal times, laundry, telephone, fax or Internet/E-mail access charges, film, fees for taking photographs or videos in certain locations, fees for changing money, individual transfers, medical expenses, excess baggage fees, customs duties, shopping and tips or gratuities.
* all Chinese meals (including one glass of beverage)
* transfers and permits
* entry fees for sightseeing attractions
* services of your guide throughout the trip
* drop off service at the airport of departure for leaving China
* Note. 1. This is a sample itinerary. We can offer customized and individual tours for you, please contact us for detail and prices.
            2. “Services of your guide throughout the trip” means that you’ll meet a local guide when you get to a new place each time during your tour. If you need a national guide from your entry to China throughout the trip, you need to pay extras.
            3. Meals include as listed above, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
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