Day 1 Kunming
Day 2 Kunming- Dongchuan Red Land (by automobile)
Red Earth, Jinxiu Garden, Damakan, Luoxia Valley
Today, hit the road from Kunming to Dongchuan. Dongchuan is famous for its unique Red Earth, that you'll be amazed at a land with dazzling color of reddish brown. The best season for photograph is from May to June and from September to December, when the land reveals itself with reds and browns, and other various strong colors.
Then, discover natural beauty at Jinxiu Garden and Damakan.
End today's visit over the sunset at Luoxia Valley.
Overnight at Hongtu Impression Hotel in Dongchuan
Day 3 Dongchuan Red Land - Luoping (by automobile)
Jinxiu Garden, Moon Land, Jinji Hill (Golden Rooster Hill), Lingyi Temple
Rise early and tread towards Jinxiu Garden, wait for the first sunray hit the mountain tops.
Then visit the Moon Land, the Jinji Hill (Golden Rooster Hill) and the Lingyi Temple.
Later, take a car ride to Luoping, a Mecca for photographers, who flock to this small county every early spring (February & March) to capture the magnificent sea of the blooming rapeseed flowers.
Overnight at Zhongyuan Hotel in Luoping
Day 4 Luoping - Puzhehei (by automobile)
Luositian Farms at Niujie, Jiulong Waterfall (Nine Dragon Waterfall)
Today, take a visit to the Luositian Farms at Niujie. The fields here at Snail Farms are carved out of a shallow valley with gentle slopes. As you follow the road on the opposite slope and view them from an increasingly higher viewpoint, you'll find the flowers grown in circular rings following the contours of the slopes and the fields, like the rings of a snail's shell.
Then, head to Jiulong Waterfall (Nine Dragon Waterfall), a ten-tier waterfall listed as one of China's biggest and most beautiful waterfalls.
Afterwards, take a car ride to Puzhehei, a splendid county which is famous for its Karst landscape and inhabited by Miao, Yao, Yi, Bai and Zhuang Minorities.
Overnight at Yinhu Hotel in Puzhehei
Day 5 Puzhehei
Enjoy a full-day tour to explore Puzhehei
In the morning, take a guided bike tour for a scenic ride. Puzhehei turns out to be Karst terrain formations since it’s endowed with separate small hills, connecting lakes, karst caves and valleys.
Then, take a boat ride and embrace Puzhehei with its best scenery.
Overnight at Yinhu Hotel in Puzhehei
Day 6 Puzhehei - Yuanyang (by automobile)
Today, take a car ride to Yuanyang. Yuanyang is well-known for its spectacular terrace paddies, the masterpieces created by generations of the Hani people, the largest minority group in Yuanyang County of Honghe Prefecture. Midway you'll visit Lengdun Bazaar for the exotic ethnic minority culture.
Overnight at Yunti Hotel in Yuanyang
Day 7 Yuanyang
Explore the terraced rice paddies in Bada and Duoyishu. They are considered to be the best places to take pictures of the breathtaking landscapes in Yuanyang.
Take a visit to the Laohuzui (Tiger-Mouth Village), which you will enjoy the stunning view of a vast area of terraced fields.
Day 8 Yuanyang - Jianshui (by automobile)
Pay a visit to Zhu Family’s Garden, a group of traditional residences, which enjoys a high reputation as “Grand View Garden in southern Yunnan”.
Day 9 Jianshui - Kunming (by automobile)
-- Explore the Red Earth in Dongchuan, a unique land with amazing color
-- Gaze the magnificent sea of the blooming rapeseed flowers in Luoping
-- Tread the land of spectacular terrace rice paddies in Yuanyang
-- Discover the Karst landscape in Puzhehei
-- Visit the splendid county inhabited by different ethnic groups
- Private tour guide
- Private air-conditioned car or coach
- Land transfers between airport or train station and hotel
- First entrance tickets as listed
- Chinese lunch and dinner as listed
- Centrally located hotels with breakfast
- Service charge & government taxes
- Flight or train ticket
- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
- Tips for guides and drivers
- China Visa
- Travel insurance