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3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Hani Culture Discovery Tour

Cultual Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces


Have you ever been infatuated with the masterpiece by nature? Yuanyang is a place like that with its majestic Rice Terraces. You can find amazing views all along your trip here. Prepare to enjoy your way.

Highlights of this tour

  • Be marveled at the enthralling sunrise and sunset Rice Terraces view;
  • Trekking along terraces and have a bird view the overwhelming landscape;
  • Experience Hani Culture and their authentic life.

Recent news: Due to the collapse caused by the sudden mud-rock flow and heavy rain in Yuanyang, the Tiger Mouth Rice Terraces is temporarily closed. At present, Duoyishu scenic area and Bada scenic area are still opening to the public. We will update the news once we get the official notice of the reopening of the Tiger Mouth Rice Terraces.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Kunming / Yuanyang / Kunming
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day (Can Be Customized)

Day 1 Kunming - Yuanyang

Today, you'll drive about 350km from Kunming to Yuanyang which takes about 6 hours on the way. Upon arrival in Yuanyang, you'll have time to tour around Xinjiezhen to trek along Longshuba Rice Terrace and see kinds of Mushroom-shaped Houses.

Longshuba Rice Terrace: Located 5 km from Xinjiezhen(Yuanyang Old Town), Longshuba Rice Terrace is only accessible by foot in around 40 minutes, which is the solo scenic spot comparing with other terraces. After you arrive there, you will be surprised by the unique red duckweed and colorful rice terraces.

Mushroom-shaped Houses: Where there are Hani people, there is Mushroom-shaped House. Inspire by the Mushroom, the Hani people built their houses. Nowadays, numbers of mushroom houses spread in Hani Villages, making a wonderful landscape with peaks, sea of clouds and diverse rice terraces.

Stay overnight in Yuanyang.

Longshuba Rice TerraceMushroom Houses
Day 2 Yuanyang (B, L)

You have whole day to view the Yuanyang Rice Terraces, including Duoyishu Rice Terrace, Bada Rice Terrace and Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) Rice Terrace which are the best scenes to sightseeing and photograph-shooting. Stay overnight in Yuanyang.

Duoyishu Rice Terrace: Duoyishu, 55 km to the Yuanyang County with 1 hour riding from Xinjiezhen, is one of the major terraced-field areas applying for World Cultural Heritage. On this way you can find many Mushroom-shaped Houses, some relics of the mansion and the Family Temple can even be seen nowadays.

Bada Rice Terrace: Bada Scenic Point is 14 km from Xinjiezhen. Most visitors to Bada stop by in the morning on the way back to Xinjiezhen from Duoyishu or come here late in the afternoon to catch the sunset. Bada has one of the biggest collections of terraces and is easy to photograph from different angles.

Laohuzui (Tiger Mouth) Rice Terrace: With 1 hour ride from Xinjiezhen, is the biggest Hani Rice Terraces, listed in World Cultural Heritage. It’s the perfect place to shoot sunset. Standing at the scenic spot zone to view the spectacular terrace land will make you overwhelmed by the nature.

Bada Rice TerraceLaohuzui Rice Terrace
Day 3 Yuanyang - Kunming Departure (B)

In the morning, you may visit the local Hani Village to immerse the authentic rural life and find how the Hani people live for their life.

Hani Village: Hani Folk Village maintains a four factors isomorphic complete ecosystem of "forest, water, cottage, terraced". Hani people have their own folk customs, national culture distinctive and unique production and lifestyle. The integration of terraced clouds and the ancient mushroom house is a rational use of natural resources for agricultural development model.

After the tour, you'll be escorted to Kunming or other destination for sightseeing. Service ends.

Hani Village

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