9 Days Kunming - Xishuangbanna - Jianshui - Yuanyang
we will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Kunming Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.
Accommodation: chose you like it.
Day 2 After breakfast, drive to Stone Forest.
The Stone Forest which is crowned as 'the essence of karst landforms in the world' and 'one of the eight natural wonders on earth'. Besides the rare geologic landscape and various stone formations, the rich Yi ethnic culture is also a highlight in the scenic area.
Day 3 Kunming to Jinghong in Xishaungbanna
Arrive in Jinghong , transfer to the hotel and have a rest .In the afternoon, you will travel to the Wild Elephant Valley in Sanchahe Nature Reserve, the only region in China where wild elephants are living. Here, you could appreciate the wild elephants herding and moving in companies, watch the trained elephants performing dancing, greeting and bathing as well as admire the amazing tropical rainforest landscape.
Accommodation:Dai Garden Hotel ( 4 star)
Day 4 Jinghong in Xishuangbanna
Today, we will transfer you to Menglun along the Mekong River to visit the Tropical Botanical Garden. On the way, visit the local market, a minority family and the temple in Ganlanba.
The Ganlanba is a place full of tropical scenery and Dai minority flavor. The majestic, splendid and ancient temples are the highlights to see. If Xishuangbanna is described as evergreen boundless forest, the Tropical Botanical Garden would be the soul of it, which collects the most typical rare plants of tropical rainforest. Afterwards, we will transfer you back to Jinghong.
Day 5 Jinghong in Xishuangbanna
The excursion will take you to Menghai in the morning to explore the Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion, the Aini People's Village and the Tea Plantation.
In the afternoon, you will return to Jinghong and visit the Manting Park, the oldest park in Xishuangbanna. This is a place where you could enjoy beautiful scenery, appreciate unique constructions and taste traditional culture of the Dai People.
Day 6 Jinghong - Kunming - Jianshui
Arrive in Jianshui , transfer to you hotel and have a rest ,or night viewing the Jianshui Old Town.
Day 7 In Jainshui
You will firstly visit the Zhu Family Garden, a grand complex featuring in fancy combination of garden architecture and dwelling house. After that, you will proceed to Jianshui Confucius Temple, the largest Confucius Temple in Yunnan.Then we will take you to visit a 17-hole stone bridge, the Double Dragon Bridge.Last, visit today will end with a visit to Jianshui Ancient Town, famed as the 'Museum of Ancient Constructions'.
Day 8 Jianshui to Yuanyang
Today we will visit to a local market, a brilliant scene in Yuanyang when the locals flock in from all quarters wearing their colorful costumes and dresses. After, you will come to Duoyishu, another famous scenic area of Yuanyang Rice Terraces, to visit its local village and terraced fields. The last travel destination is the terraced fields in Laohuzui (Tiger's Mouth), distributed in a deep valley and resembling a huge flower.
Day 9 Back to Kunming
Depart Kunming, end our this tour.
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Xishuangbanna Tropical Garden
- xishuangbanna wild elephants valley
- Jianshui Confucian Temple
- Zhu family`s Garden
- Yuanyang Rice Terrace
- Shilin (Stone Forest)