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10 Days Yunnan Photography Tour To Kunming Dongchuan Red Land And Yuanyang Terraced Fields

Tour Code: FTO_01
Deatinations: Kunming, Dongchuan, Xinping, Yuanyang, Jianshui

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
Your Yunnan photography holiday starts when you fly in to Kunming. Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Bamboo Monastery if time permits.

Bamboo Monastery: A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) temple known for its 500 Arhat statues, the quiet and tastefully laid out temple is surrounded by verdant woods and green bamboos affording crisp and cool air.
Day 02 Kunming - Dongchuan (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Dongchuan red soil land which takes 4 hours. Have lunch, then explore and shoot at Damakan Hill, Jingxiuyuan Hill, LuoXiaGou Valley and so on. Stay tonight in Dongchuan.

Dongchuan Red Land: Although discovered in the mid 1990s, the exact location is kept secret among a few Chinese photographers who scooped award-winning photos here. People who have been the first time to visit this land will be deeply impressive by the gorgeous scenes. Lands in deep red, purple, bright red, etc¡­ cover thousands of mountains.

Dongchuan red soilland
Dongchuan red soilland

Day 03

Dongchuan - Jiaozi Snow Mountain - Xincun Town (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Continue create great photos of Dongchuan Red Soil Land. Have lunch and then drive to Jiaozi Snow Mountain, trek to the top whre you will find beautiful flowers and trees. Drive back to Dongchuan and stay in Xincun Town.

Jiaozi Mountain: Located 150 kilometers away from Kunming downtown, it is a snow-covered mountain with the lowest latitude in Yunnan. Its main peak has an altitude of 4,247 meters. The numerous azaleas blooming on the mountain in spring, its limpid lakes and green alpine meadows make it dazzle with charm. In springtime, you can hike and view flowers in the mountain; in winter you can enjoy skiing.

Jiaozi Snow Mountain
Jiaozi Snow Mountain

Jiaozi Snow Mountain
Jiaozi Snow Mountain

Day 04 Dongchuan - Xinping (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the villages of ethnic Yi and Dulong People. Drive to Xinping. Visit Damuyu Huayao Dai Ethnic Culture and Ecology Tourism Village and the Gasa DaBingLangYuan Huayao Dai Ethnic Village. In Gasa Town, tour to Daika Dai village and Huayao Dai village at Damuyu County. In a plantation, you will see the traditional houses made of mud-bricks, and you will see Dai people weaving and dying hand-made cloth.

Dai People: The Dai ethnic group lives in the southern part of Yunnan Province, mainly in the Xishuangbanna region. The area is subtropical, with plentiful rainfall and fertile land. The Dai is an ethnic group with a long history.Their ancestors were one tribe of the Baiyue people. The Dai people were addressed differently in different periods of time such as "Shan", "Jinchi", and "Baiyi". They call themselves "Dai", "Daile", or "Daiya". "Dai" means "people who ardently love freedom and peace". The Dai nationality is divided into three branches, the Han Dai, the Shui Dai and the Huayao Dai.

Dai people
Dai people

Dai people
Dai people

Day 05

Xinping (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive to the Ailao Mountain National Reserve, on the way, take photos of the Ailao Terraced Fields. Visit the Manor Of Longxi Clan, the Ancient Tea Horse Road and the Stone Gate Gorge and the virgin Forest, we will stop frequently along the way to grab great photo opportunities.

Ailao Mountain: Ailao Mountain Nature Reserve is situated in the north and middle parts of the Ailao Mountain Ranges, covering an area of 550 square kilometers and stretching 5 kilometers from east to west, 102 kilometers from north to south. It is established to conserve the ecosystem in the subtropical evergreen latifoliate forests and rare wild animals such as black gibbon, green peacock and others.
Manor Of Longxi Clan: Covering 2,800 square meters, the manor altogether has 58 rooms, including three parts-the major building, garden and stable. The manor is also the historical testimony of the vicissitudes of "the (Longxi) Family Li" that began to grow up in the 33rd year (1768) of Qianlong Period in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1368). Li Yuying, the ancestor of the Family Li, was bestowed by the Qing court as ¡°Yuqiwei¡± (equal to marquis) due to his military exploits when entering Yunnan. His son, Li Xianzhi, was further bestowed as "Yan Wang Tu Bang Zong" (local chieftain). And the next generations of the Family Li remained as the chief on a hereditary basis.
Ancient Tea Horse Road: The ancient Tea Horse Road was a trade route mainly through Yunnan, Sichuan and Tibet. In ancient times, people in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces exchanged tea for horses or medicines with people in Tibet. The tea, the medicine and the other materials were transported by Mabang (caravans), and thus the pathway was called the Tea Horse Road.

Ailao Mountain
Ailao Mountain

Day 06

Xinping - Jianshui (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Depart Xinping and travel to Jianshui, a wonderful shoot destination for Chinese ancient architecture. Visit city gate - Chaoyang Tower. Tour to the Zhu's Family Garden, the Confucian Temple and the Shuanglong Bridge. In the evening, explore the old residential area and its unique ancient wells. Stay overnight at Zhu Family's Garden, the best hotel in Jianshui.

Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden

Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden

Day 07

Jianshui - Yuanyang (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tuanshan Village and the Garden of Zhang Family. Drive to Yuanyang where you will have tons of great shooting opportunities. On the way, visit the Swallow Cave. Enjoy the wonderful view of Laohuzui terraced fields at sunset. Stay overnight at Mengnong Chieftain Palace.

Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang Terraced Fields

Hani kids
Hani kids

Day 08

Yuanyang (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
The photographic treasure-hunt today is the spectacular sunrise view from scenic mountain terraces at Duoyishu Village. In the afternoon, visit Qingkou Ethnic Hani Village and rice terraces, Bada Hani terraced fields and Shengcun Market. Enjoy the sunset of terrace fields in Longshuba in the late afternoon.

 

Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang Terraced Fields

Hani woman
Hani woman

Day 09 Yuanyang - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
Get up early and catch the sunrise on terraced fields in Yuanyang, do a bit more landscape photography and portraiture, seizing on the opportunities all around us in these hills, then return to Kunming. Visit the Stone Forest on the way.

Stone Forest: Located 120 kilometers southeast of Kunming, the Stone Forest is a typical karst formation covering an area of more than 350 square kilometers. In 2007, it is listed as World Natural Heritage. Walking inside the forest, you will find a wonderland consists of innumerable huge rocks of fantastic shapes.
Day 10 Kunming - Departure (Breakfast)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.


2. Hotels For The Above Trip

City Luxury Standard
Kunming Kaihwa Plaza New Era Hotel
Dongchuan Lijing Grand Hotel Lijing Grand Hotel
Jianshui Zhu Family's Garden Zhu Family's Garden
Yuanyang Mengnong Chieftain Palace Mengnong Chieftain Palace

3. Tour Price

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1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
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4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

4. Quotation Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodation
The hotel is based on two adults sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities. Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the above recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport / railway station and hotel and all the sightseeing spots by air-conditioned vehicle. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
4. Transportation Between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the above itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
5. Entrance Tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sightseeing spots mentioned.
6. Driver And Guiding Service
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

5. Quotation Exclusions:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge Of Arrival And Departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?- The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or any meals not specified in the itinerary, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
7. Extra Cost
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of us and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

 

Bamboo Monastery
Bamboo Monastery
Dongchuan red land Kunming
Dongchuan red land
Dongchuan red soil
Dongchuan red soilland
Dongchuan red soil Kunming
Dongchuan red land
Dongchuan red soil
Dongchuan red land
Jiaozi Snow Mountain
Jiaozi Mountain
azalea in Jiaozi Mountain
azalea in Jiaozi Mountain
Jiaozi Snow Mountain
Jiaozi Mountain, Yunnan
Ailao Mountain
Ailao Mountain
Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang
Yuanyang rice terraces
Yuanyang
Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang
Yuanyang Terraced Fields
Yuanyang
Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Yuanyang Rice Terraces
Yuanyang rice terraces
Yuanyang
Chaoyang Tower
Chaoyang Tower, Jianshui
Confucian Temple
Confucian Temple, Jianshui
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Zhu Family's Garden
Shuanglong Bridge
Shuanglong Bridge
Swallow Cave
Swallow Cave, Jianshui
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
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