Colorful Yunnan tour

This short-stay will let you discover the most colorful places of Yunnan ! Photography lovers will love this one. You will be mesmerized by the Red soil region, the rape fields of Luoping, the waterfalls of Jiulong, and the green karstic peaks of Puzhehei. This can be a tour extension, and it is best to book for February !

You will visit :

  • Kunming, Yunnan
  • Red soil region, Yunnan
  • Luoping, Yunnan
  • Jiulong, Yunnan
  • Puzhehei, Yunnan

Find below the details of our program “Colorful Yunnan tour

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Daily program: Colorful Yunnan tour Download the PDF brochure

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)!

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The price includes

  • Charming hotels with breakfast included everyday
  • English-speaking driver and guide from day 1 to 4. On a 6 travelers’ basis, driver + English sepaking guide from day 1 to 5
  • Every other transfers in private vehicles with Chinese speaking driver.
  • The high speed train from Puzhehei to Kunming, in second class
  • Payment by bank card in France so you can benefit from the travel insurance included with your bank card service
  • Guarantees from our French travel agency (professional insurance, guarantee for the transfered funds)
  • 24/7 assistance from our Kunming Agency

The price does not include

  • Flights to and from Yunnan (we can offer you a rate on demand)   
  • Meals and drinks to get according to your wishes and your guide’s recommendation   
  • Distant Chinese Visa application (our agency can offer it for 140€  per person)   
  • Entries on site for visits mentionned in the program.   
  • Tips (you can count 120RMB/day total for the guide-driver)
  • Personal expenses

RATES. Private tour on a 2, 4, 6 travelers basis in double/twin rooms :

Private tour on a 2 travelers basis – Flights not included – : 4790 RMB per person, that is 614€ per person

Private tour on a 4 travelers basis – Flights not included – : 3300 RMB per person, that is 423€ per person

Private tour on a 6 travelers basis – Flights not included – : 3680 RMB per person, that is 471€ per person

* On a 6 travelers’ basis, you will receive the service from a driver and an English Speaking guide from day 1 to day 5.

David is an expert on this circuit Colorful Yunnan Tour.
He will answer all your questions about this trip and will adapt it according to your particular desires and your budget.
Contact David by email david.asianroads@gmail.com or on this form:

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