3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour from Kunming
YuanYang Rice Terraces locate in the southern of Ailao Mountain in Honghe Prefecture of Yunnan province. It is the masterpiece from generation to generation of Hani people. It is the core region of Honghe Hani Terraces. From the 20th Centuries to today, Yuanyang Rice Terraces become more and more popular among the specialists and scholars, also the tourists from other countries.
- Trekking along the terraces and overlooking this beautiful landscape
- Experiencing Hani Culture and their daily life
- Day 1: Kunming – Yuanyang
- Day 2: Yuanyang
- Day 3: Yuanyang – Kunming
Day 1 Kunming-Yuanyang
Sightseeing and Activities:Kunming to Yuanyang, ethnic villages, sunset of Laohuizui Rice Terraces
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
We will meet at the reception of the hotel, then will arrive at Yuanyang in the afternoon. First of all, we are going to visit the ethnic villages in Yuanyang and enjoy the sight of terraced fields of Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) at sunset. Yuanyang locates about 300km south of Kunming, renowned for its rice terraces, which famous for its the world’s largest and most spectacular terraces, 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. Without hard work maintaining the terrace walls and irrigation system, the precious top soil would wash down the hillsides into the rivers.
Yuanyang Rice Terrace is a self sustaining ecosystem. During winter to early spring, the entire field is irrigated with spring water from the forest above to rejuvenate and getting prepared for the next season. The Hani people have repeated this for more than a thousand years. There is only one harvest in a year for the Yuanyang Rice Terrace.
Day 2 Yuanyang
Sightseeing and Activities:Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields ,Qingkou Village, Bada Hani Rice Terrace, local ethnic market
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
We will get up early in the morning, then drive 30KM to visit Doyishu Village and enjoy the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields when the sun appears above the eastern horizon. The terraced fields are ringing upon ringing and cascading one by one. They go along the hillside up to the sky. We will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. There are all farms under the sunshine and cloud and mist. The landscape is spectacular.
After that, we will visit Qingkou Village and rice terraces where Hani people for generations inhabit. Visit Bada Hani Rice Terrace and local ethnic market as well. You will enjoy the sunset of Longshuba Rice Terraces in the late afternoon about 5KM away from Xinjie Town.
Day 3 Yuanyang-Kunming
Sightseeing and Activities: sunrise of Yuanyang Rice Terrace, local market and villages
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Getting up early and enjoying the sunrise of Yuanyang Rice Terrace, taking photos as we like . Then we visit the local market and villages nearby. After lunch enjoy free time in Yuanyang. We can trek around the terraces. Assemble at the visitor center at 15:00 pm, drive back to Kunming at 15:30 pm. After arriving in Kunming, service ends.
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
- Meals as listed in the itinerary;
- Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
- Service charge & government taxes;
- Single room supplement;
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff.
- Personal travel accident insurance;
- All optional programs.