Find below the details of our program “Colorful Yunnan tour”
Daily program: Colorful Yunnan tour
Day 1 : Kunming – Lexiaguo's red soil ~ 4h drive.
Meeting with your English speaking driver and guide at 08.30 am.
Road to Dongchuan, then towards Lexiaguo “Red Soil” Region, close to the Sichuan Province border. This afternoon, you will discover the region’s terrace fields landscapes, particularly Huashitou and Lexiaguo village (10 rmb per person to access the fields).
Check in at your hotel.
Diner at your own expense and overnight at New Red Soil Hotel 4*
Day 2 : Lexiaguo's Red soil - Luoping (B) ~ 5h30 drive.
Breakfast before going on with your discovery of the surroundings, which are of the best effect for the photographers eyes! All year long, the hills offer a unique and colourful show, although you have to be lucky enough to get the best lighting conditions. You will see another nice viewpoint close to Damakan village.
Then road towards Luoping region. You can contemplate the nice scenery of rape flowers. When the rape flowers flourish and until its harvest in February, the whole region changes color to adorn with a glittering yellow colour. This then becomes one of the most beautiful sceneries that you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy in China.
Dinner at your own expense and overnight at Cloud Hotel & Resort 4*.
Day 3 : Luoping – Jiulong (B)
Breakfast before taking a short walk in the rape fields for 90 to 120 minutes.
Then head off towards Jiulong waterfalls (entrance : 65RMB per person) which consists of 9 rows of waterfalls clustered in a valley, forming a splendid view. The biggest fall is 110m. wide and 56m. high. Each fall represents a Dragon, hence its name called « the dragon’s nine waterfalls ».
Back to Luoping for dinner at your own expense and overnigh at Cloud Hotel & Resort.
Day 4 : Luoping – Puzhehei (B) ~ 4h drive.
Breakfast and head towards the Puzhehei region, on a sinuous countryside road with beautiful viewpoints.
Arrival in Puzhehei in the afternoon (entry fee : 180 rmb/person) and check in in the charming hotel U House Lake View Boutique Inn 4*. End of the service for your English speaking driver and guide, who will go back to Kunming.
Rest of the day free. Stroll in the heart of the village, along the river and its lotus (blooming majestically especially from June to September).
Dinner at your expense and overnight in Puzhehei
Day 5 : Puzhehei – Kunming (B) ~ 30 minutes transfer + 1h high speed train + 1h transfer.
Breakfast then rest of the day free. It will be time to go by yourself to discover Puzhehei’s site, somptuous and simply nicknamed the “small Guilin” due to the well known karstic reliefs. The countryside is very bucolic. Don’t forget the not to miss sail on a bark on the pond, that will lead you towards magnificient grottoes. Climb up the hill to get to a panoramic views on the reliefs, the village and the surroundings. This will be a real delight for photographers! Just for the story, Puzhehei has become very famous and in a way a symbol of romantism after a tv show was shot there and now followed by every chinese families!
Around 3.30 pm, meet your driver in front of the hotel and head towards the railway station to take a high speed train to Kunming South (Kunming Nan), that you will reach at the end of the day after about 1 hour. Welcome by your driver and transfer towards your next destination (hotel, airport, railway station…)
End of our services!
Note : It is possible to plan an extra free day in Puzhehei. The surroundings and the frame are very well fit for walks or bicycle riding. Extra charge : 250 RMB per person only (32 euros)!