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-----Standard Kunming Xishuangbanna - Jianshui - Yuanyang - Hekou 9 days Tour
   
 

Standard Kunming Xishuangbanna - Jianshui - Yuanyang - Hekou 9 days Tour
Tour Code:YNNO-13

Travel Route
Kunming Xishuangbanna - Jianshui - Yuanyang - Hekou

Itinerary
Day-1 Arrive in Kunming
Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Kunming Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.overnight in kunming

Day-2 Kunming - Jinghong in Xishuangbanna
This morning, you will take a flight to Jinghong in Xishuangbanna. Upon your arrival, our local guide will greet you at Jinghong Airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will travel to the Wild Elephant Valley in Sanchahe Nature Reserve, the only region in China where wild elephants are living. Here, you could appreciate the wild elephants herding and moving in companies, watch the trained elephants performing dancing, greeting and bathing as well as admire the amazing tropical rainforest landscape.overnight in jinghong

Day-3 Jinghong in Xishuangbanna
Today, we will transfer you to Menglun along the Mekong River to visit the Tropical Botanical Garden. On the way, visit the local market, a minority family and the temple. In the local market, you will find various local products like fruits, vegetables and handicrafts as well as the local people in their traditional clothes. The local minority family visit afterwards will help you learn more about the exotic custom. The majestic, splendid and ancient temples are the highlights to see. Upon arriving at the Tropical Botanical Garden, you will be astonished by this plant kingdom in miniature. Afterwards, we will transfer you back to Jinghong.overnight in jinghong

Day-4 Jinghong in Xishuangbanna
The excursion will take you to Menghai in the morning to explore the Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion, the Aini People's Village and the Tea Plantation. Harmoniously combined with southeast style and ancient Chinese style in architecture, Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion was built in the honor of Sakyamuni by the local Dai people. Tradition has it that the Dai Buddhists usually have meetings and some important religious activities here. In the Aini People's village, you could experience traditional and interesting custom of despoiling marriage. In the afternoon, you will return to Jinghong and visit the Manting Park, the oldest park in Xishuangbanna. overnight in jinghong

Day-5 Jinghong - Kunming - Jianshui
You will take an early morning flight to Kunming. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to Jianshui. You could stop off at the Stone Forest, which is crowned as 'the essence of karst landforms in the world' and 'one of the eight natural wonders on earth'. Besides the rare geologic landscape and various stone formations, the rich Yi ethnic culture is also a highlight in the scenic area. overnight in jianshui

Day-6 Jianshui,Sightseeing
The whole day will be devoted to Jianshui. You will firstly visit the Zhu Family Garden, a grand complex featuring in fancy combination of garden architecture and dwelling house. The exquisite courtyards, austere ancestral hall, antique furniture, delicate wood carvings and stone sculptures all bear silent witness to the rich life that its former owner once led. After that, you will proceed to visit Zhang Family Garden and Jianshui Confucius Temple, the largest Confucius Temple in Yunnan. The temple was built over 700 years ago to commemorate Confucius, a great thinker, educationist and founder of Confucianism in history. Then we will take you to visit a 17-hole stone bridge, the Double Dragon Bridge.The visit today will end with a visit to Jianshui Ancient Town, famed as the 'Museum of Ancient Constructions'. overnight in jianshui

Day-7 Jianshui - Yuanyang
In the morning, you will journey to Yuanyang and check in the best local hotel. After a short break, continue to Qingkou Hani Minority Village and the terraced fields. Qingkou Hani Minority Village has a strong flavor of primeval country life. Its forest, streams, village and terraced fields have formed a sound ecosystem and are the most cherished properties of the villagers. Its terraced field, cultivated one thousand years ago, is an important part of Yuanyang Rice Terraces, which is one of the world's largest and most imposing terraces.overnight in yuanyang

Day-8 Yuanyang,Sightseeing
Your tour today begins with a visit to a local market, a brilliant scene in Yuanyang when the locals flock in from all quarters wearing their colorful costumes and dresses. The narrow streets will also be full of assorted vending booths selling local products. Later, you will come to Duoyishu, another famous scenic area of Yuanyang Rice Terraces, to visit its local village and terraced fields. Here, you will find many mushroom-shaped houses dotting on the fields, like a scene in the fairy-tale world as well as the cloud-decorated terraced fields, presenting a traditional Chinese ink wash drawing. The last travel destination is the terraced fields in Laohuzui (Tiger's Mouth), distributed in a deep valley and resembling a huge flower.overnight in yuanyang

Day-9 Yuanyang - Hekou Exit
After breakfast,go to Hekou.As your Yunnan minorities tour ends, we will drive you to Hekou to reach Vietnam today. end the tour.