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Yunnan, a supreme tourist destination for streams of travelers to experience its natural and poetic beauty throughout the four seasons, is known to all for such tourist cities as all-time warm Kunming, modern-and-ancient Dali, Tibetan-inhabited Shangri-la and Xishuangbanna of tropical flavor. More strikingly, travelers can have a pristine view of wild southwest China.

A World of Cole Flowers in Luoping County, Yunnan
Luoping, a little town on the junction of Yunnan province, Guizhou province, and Guangxi Autonomous Region, wins the acclaim as the world's largest natural garden for cole flowers. Covering approximately 533 square kilometers, the local cole flowers becomes golden sea when they are in bloom from FEBRUARY and MARCH every year. It must be a tremendous opportunity for travelers and snappers!

Terraced Rice Fields in Yuanyang County, Yunnan
Terraced rice fields in Yuanyang County in Southern Yunnan are masterpieces of Hani people from generation to generation, who first introduced agriculture including constructing rice paddies and dykes. Travelers who once have been here always agree that Terraced rice fields in Yuanyang County are great land art.

7 Days Luoping Yuanyang Tour

5 Days Luoping Tour

Tour Dates Destinations Tour Summary Hotel and Meals
Day1 Arrive in
Kunming
Guests required to arrange own transport to Kunming, guide and driver will receive guests upon arrival and provide transport to the hotel and check-in assistance. Kunming Golden Dragon Hotel
(4 star)
or similar
Day2 Kunming
Luoping
Guests required to arrange own transport to Kunming, guide and driver will receive guests upon arrival and provide transport to the hotel and check-in assistance. Luoping Duoyi River Hotel >
(3 star)
or similar
B,L,D
Day3 Luoping In the morning guests will take a chance to take photographs with the renowned 'Ten Thousand Great Mountains' while experience the wonder of the sunrise at altitude. Afterwards guests will be transferred by private bus to the Nine Dragon Waterfall (110kms) via the Golden Rooster Peaks.
Luoping Duoyi River Hotel
(3 star)
or similar
B,L,D
Day4 Luoping
Yuanyang
In the morning depart for Yuanyang County; stopping midway and enjoying the tropical scenery as well as the panoramic views over fields of blooming cole flowers. The journey to Yuanyang takes around 7 hours.
Yunti Hotel,Yuanyang
(3 star)
or similar
B,L,D
Day5 Yuanyang In the early dawn before sunrise (before five-thirty), guests will be transported to the Yuanyang Rice Terraces to experience the most amazing sunrise and cloud sea in Southern China (Tip: the sunrise occurs at about 06:30). After enjoying the sunrise, guests will be transferred to a local restaurant and afterwards offered another chance to explore fields of blooming spring flowers. Then guests will also be introduced to the local Hani Minority Village including local customs, traditions, etc.. At dusk the guide will show guests around the nice Bada Rice Terrace Scenic Spot.
Yunti Hotel,Yuanyang
(3 star)
or similar
B,L,D
Day6 Yuanyang
Kunming
In the morning guests will be transferred to by private car back to the provincial capital, Kunming. Upon arriving in Kunming guests will be transferred to the Green Lake Park for free-time. Kunming Golden Dragon Hotel
(4 star)
B,L
Day7 Departure

After free time guests will be transported to the airport for flights departing Kunming. Tour ends.

B


Group Size 2013 (USD/P.P) 1USD=6.2RMB
1 person 1549
2 persons 857 (single room supplement: $139)
3-5 persons 744 (single room supplement: $139)
6-9 persons 549 (single room supplement: $108)
More than 10 454 (single room supplement: $108)
book
The above quotation

- includes: an English-speaking guide, private vehicle, the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), hotel and attraction entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary.
- excludes: air tickets, tips and other personal addition expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.

※Note: The currency exchange rate used:1USD=6.2RMB, the final quotation will based on the latest rate when guest confirm their booking.
Tour Dates Destinations Tour Summary Hotel and Meals
Day1 Arrive in Kunming
Guests required to arrange own transport to Kunming, guide and driver will receive guests upon arrival and provide transport to the hotel and check-in assistance. Kunming Golden Dragon Hotel
(4 star)
or similar
Day2 Kunming
Luoping
On the first morning guests will be transported by private vehicle to the Stone Forest, home of the world heritage listed ancient geological remains (89kms, 1.5hrs), after completing tour of the forest group will be transported to Luoping County (140kms, 2hrs) upon arrival guests will be given an opportunity explore the famous 'Ox Street' rape seed oil.
Luoping Duoyi River Hotel
(3 star)
or similar
B,L,D
Day3 Luoping In the morning guests will take a chance to take photographs with the renowned 'Ten Thousand Great Mountains' while experience the wonder of the sunrise at altitude. Afterwards guests will be transferred by private bus to the Nine Dragon Waterfall (110kms) via the Golden Rooster Peaks.
Luoping Duoyi River Hotel
(3 star)
or similar
B,L,D
Day4 Luoping
Kunming
In the morning guests will be transferred to by private car back to the provincial capital, Kunming. Upon arriving in Kunming guests will be transferred to the Green Lake Park for free-time.
Kunming Golden Dragon Hotel
(4 star)
B,L
Day5 Departure
After free time guests will be transported to the airport for flights departing Kunming. Tour ends.
B

Group Size 2013 (USD/P.P) 1USD=6.2RMB
1 person 975
2 persons 559 (single room supplement: $102)
3-5 persons 502 (single room supplement: $102)
6-9 persons 378 (single room supplement: $81)
More than 10 305 (single room supplement: $81)
book
The above quotation

- includes: an English-speaking guide, private vehicle, the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), hotel and attraction entrance fee mentioned in the itinerary.
- excludes: air tickets, tips and other personal addition expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.

※Note: The wide-blooming of the cole flowers in Luoping in 2012 is estimated to occur from about February 18 to the beginning of March, 2012. Guests interested in obtaining a more intimate cole flower experience please notify us in advance.

The currency exchange rate used: 1USD=6.2RMB, the final quotation will based on the lastest rate when guest confirm their booking.

Blossom Percentage & Time

Rough
Florescence
in 2012
Estimated
Florescence
in 2013
15-20
Feb
80% mid February
to
mid March
20-23
Feb
90%
24-29
Feb
100%
1-10
Mar
90%
11-20
Mar
80%

The 2013 Luoping Cole Flowers Cultural Tourism Festival lasts from 31st January to 18th April. If the weather is nice, the blossoming time of the cole flowers this year is estimated to last approximately from mid February to mid March; if temperature rises or drops sharply, then the blossoming of the cole flowers would happen ahead of time or defer. Normally, the best blooming time of cole flowers in Luoping lasts about 10 days. Luoping Cole Flowers Photo Festival will also take place in this city. For a more perfect cole flowers in Luoping, guests intrigued with this tour are advised to keep an eye on our website for the real-time situation of the blossom.

Spring Travel Highlights

Enjoy the golden cole flower-carpeted fields dotted with small hills in Luoping.

Tour the large-scale terraced rice fields in Yuanyang.

Visit the fabulous Stone Forest, the World Natural Heritage site in Yunnan.

Have a close touch to the Nine Dragon Waterfalls in Luoping, one of six most beautiful waterfalls in China, which enjoys equal fame with the Huangguoshu Waterfall (the biggest waterfall in Asia) in Guizhou Province.

Guizhou, though is less developed, is worth visiting for those who have a liking for off-the-beaten-track tours, for Guizhou enjoys both a lively mix of ethnic minorities and a mix of caves, waterfalls and forests. Known for its Huangguoshu Falls in Anshun and Zhenshan Ethnic Village in Guiyang, Guizhou is also a world garden and the colourful belt of the globe.

Sea of Rhododendrons in Bijie City, Guizhou
Bijie city, the source of the Pearl River and Wujiang River and located on the ridge of Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, is famous for its rhododendrons in Baili Rhododendrons Scenic Area which covers 125.8 square kilometers, and where diversified sorts of rhododendrons such as rhododendron delavayi, rhododendron irroratum, rhododendron decorum are here and there. Normally, the blossom of the flower lasts from mid March to mid May, when surrounding hills are carpeted with eye-catching flowers and tourists can grab this big chance to take photos and travel around.

Blossom Percentage & Time

Rough
Florescence
in 2012
Estimated
Florescence
in 2013
15-20
Feb
80% mid
March
to
mid May
20-25
Mar
90%
25 Mar
- 25 Apr
100%
25-30
Apr
90%
1-15
May
80%

Whenever we mention rhododendrons in China, those in Bijie city of Guizhou province can never be left out. Every year when March or April approaches, Baili Rhododendron Festival is held. During that time, rhododendrons of wide varieties that cover 125.8 square kilometers are in bloom, with most of them being rhododendron lapponicums. Besides Bijie city, travelers can also revel in these brilliantly-coloured flowers in Wumeng Shan within the same province and on Yao Mountain in Guilin city. Photographers and travelers can take this golden opportunity and closely follow our website for the updated information of the blossom.