10 Days Overland Tour from Jinghong to Kunming via Yuanyang and Jianshui

In this tour, you will be visit Yuanyang- the world’s largest rice terrace. Xishangbanna- China’s most reputed tropical rain forest in the north. The colorful culture of ethnic minority groups Jianshui- a classic with culture relics like Confucius Temple and the most decent Yunnan local food. 

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Day 1 Kunming -Jinghong (-/-/-)

Arrive at Kunming airport, then you will own move to the 3rd floor of Kunming airport for the connection flights to Jinghong.
Upon arrival, be picked up by your local guide, then head to your hotel for check in.
Overnight at Jinghong


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Day 2 Jinghong-Menglun-Jinghong (B/L/-)

Morning, transfer across vast rubber plantation and the Mekong to Ganlanba, the main residential
area of Dai, visit local morning market and explore villages in the countryside  to find out the facts
 about their culture and authentic life.
Then further your trip to visit the biggest Tropical Botanical Garden, view many rare exotic and  endangered plant species here; Afterward, move back to Jinhong,  drop in village of Jinuo
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Overnight at Jinghong


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Day 3 Jinghong-Menghun-Jinghong (Must Saturday ) (B/L/-)

This morning, drive to Menghun to visit local Saturday market, a weekly gathering of both ethnic villagers and various local produce.
Visit Dais paper making village where people are still making papar with tree bark in traditional product is adopted for tea packing.
Drop in quiet and nice countryside temple to learn about Dai’s Theravada Buddhism. In the afternoon, on the way back to Jinghong, visit Mount. Nannuo, short hiking across aged tea tree plantation and villages of Aini, chat with the local over a cup of homegrownorganic tea to find out how local life is tightly related to tea growing.
After the tour,continue drive back Jinghong.
Overnight at Jinghong


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Day 4 Jinghong-Simao (PU’ER) -Ning’er (B/L/D)

Morning, visit of Wild Elephant Valley (around 40 kilometers from Jinghong, observation spot of tropical wildlife. A gallery hung in between the trees a few meters above the ground allows you to observe elephants where they are most likely to pass. The number of the last wild elephants in the area is estimated to be around 300 specimens. This protected site, created in 1996 in the middle of a vast natural reserve also has a Butterfly Farm Park and a Tropical Bird Park. The elephant school offers three shows daily where the gentle animals display their skills.)
Later, drive across rain forest and vast tea plantation to enjoy view en route near Dadugang. 
Further move to Ning’er via Pu’er, en route stop to visit village that thrived because of tea business along Ancient Tea Caravan Trail.
Lunch en route / Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at Ning’er


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Day 5 Ning’er-Yuanyang (B/L/D)

9:00-17:00 Today continue your journey through interesting landscapes to Yuanyang, the center of many traditional minorities and set in magnificent landscapes of terrace fields.
The journey will takes about 6-7hrs on the way via Mojiang, Yuanjing, and Honghe.
You can enjoy the landscape on the way, and visit some traditional village of Dai 
on the way, where you may find the difference between different branches of Dai nationality.
Lunch en route / Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at Yuanyang


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Day 6 Yuanyang (B/L/-)

Morning,  transfer to Duoyi village to see the Terrance field.Spend your day outside in the villages giving you a unique opportunity to approach the villagers and see their special techniques of agriculture. Later stroll in the Shencun Market Have a stop at Qingkou Hani Village for 1hour; Later we will transfer to Tiger Mouth area to take picture of terrace fields under the Sunset.  
Lunch en route / Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at Yuanyang


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Day 7 Yuanyang -Jianshui (B/L/-)

Today,you will further driving about 3hrs to Jianshui  one of the earliest developed cities in south Yunnan that enjoys the fame of being an ancient cultural city and important gateway.
Take the tour of Jianshui Confucius Temple (It with a history over 730 year. Based on its scale, construction standard and excellence in preservation, Jianshui Confucius Temple stands second  largest one in China.) Continue to visit Family Zhus Garden( The complex has a total area of 20, 000 square meters. With the well - arranged yards and well-furnished rooms and halls, the structure of the architecture can be described as ''streamlined'' it enjoys the fame ''the Daguan Garden at a Border Town''. Large and magnificent buildings like the private Garden of the Zhu family are now rarely seen in China)
Lunch at Chinese restaurant, dinner on your own account.
Overnight at Jianshui

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Day 8 Jianshui -Kunming

This morning, you will transfer 20m to visit Tuanshan Village ( .The village has preserved a great number of ancient and traditional architectures. Most of the houses are made of clay walls and tile roofs)  Afterward, have a stop at Twin Dragon Bridge ( This stone bridge is well combination of science and art, and endowed as the first in Yunnan in terms of size and artistic value. )
Then will drive to Kunming ( 4.5hrs ) which is the capital of Yunnan. Famous for the nice weather. Stop at Tonghai to visit Xinmeng Village the only Mongolian Villages in Yunnan province. Around 750 years ago, the cavalries led by Kublai Khan conquered Dali Kingdom. Some Soldiers settled down as inhabitants in Tonghai County. 
Check in your hotel after arrival at Kunming.
Lunch en route, dinner on your own account.


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Day 9 Kunming

Today’s drive 1.5hrs to sightseeing Stone Forest. Due to a process of weathering and erosion, nature has created an art gallery of stone sculpture here. This typical Karst physiognomy takes the form of a forest of stone pillars and boulders.
After the tour, drive back to Kunming downtown, you will stroll at Flower and Bird Market ( it is a popular daily market for trading difference flowers, plants, pets and antiques, Jade articles , jewelry , ink stones , potteries , stone carving , fan and handcrafts. Here is one of the most alluring attractions in Kunming)  
Lunch en route, dinner on your own account.
Overnight at Kunming

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Day 10 Kunming Departure

Free at leisure before transfer to Kunming airport or Kunming high speed train station for to next destination.