Yunnan has more than 26 minority groups, they all have their own flavor.
Why Recommend It
Yunnan cuisine has a wide selection of ingredients, and is known for cooking mountains delicacies and water food, with fresh,moderate sour and spicy flavors, emphasizing original flavor. The soul of Yunnan cuisine lies in “fresh”, various kinds of flowers and leafs are eatable and can be cooked in nice appearances. The best taste of Yunnan is “rare”, rare mountains delicacies and rare Matsutake Mushroom, as well as nameless fruits are all eatable. The flavor of Yunnan Cuisine also features in “strange”, besides the three-course tea with bitter and sweet flavors, there is also shocking insect feast.
|Arrival into Kunming|
On arrival into Kunming, your Guide will meet you as you exit the Customs Area and offer your transfer to the Hotel for your overnight stay. Then Transfer to a local traditional restaurant and enjoy a nice dinner.
|Kunming to Stone Forest|
After that transferand visit Stone Forest–a notable set of limestone formations. The tall Rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. After lunch, drive to visit a local traditional Yi village- Nuohei Village, nearly everything in this village is built with Stone, including stone laid roads, stone walls, stone laid square, and a large quantity of stone houses. … Stone houses here mostly have two floors. Moreover, what may surprise you is that you can’t see any cement mortar among stone gaps. Today,. You will have a chance to Enjoy the local famous dishes ”Eight Bowels/Tubawan”. Overnight at hotel close to Stone Forest
In the morning, drive to Mile to climb the steps to the giant golden statue of the Mile Giant Buddha in the temple on a mountain top. There are beautiful temples, parks, and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. In this region, you can see a lot of grapes grown, and it is here that the famous wine "Yunnan Dry Red Wine" is produced. Visit a local grape plantation with red wine factory, taste the local made red wine. Enjoy the local hot spring in your hotel.
n the morning, drive to visit Keyi village, hen drive to Chenzi Village and check in your hotel. Then walk around to visit the village, climb up to the roof and have a bird view on the roof. You also could sit down and paint the beautiful village. Today you will have a fantastic dinner on the roof of the restaurant.
This morning, you will travel by road to Mengzi town and en route, make a stop at an ethnic minority Yi Village. This afternoon, you will visit the Bise village and Bise old Railway station, In the late afternoon, driev back to Mengzi city and visit Nanhu Lake Park which covers 2 picturesque lakes with several man made isles and pavilions.
This morning, you will continue by road to Yuanyang and en route, we stop at Gejiu, the tin mining capital of China, located around a crater at the top of a mountain. Drive to visit Shadian Mosque, then continue to Yuanyang, on the way visit Lengdun Fruit Market. After lunch, drive to visit Azheke Hani village and enjoy the traditional mushroom-shaped houses and rice terrace filed
whole day rice terrace fields tour with local villages and 2 hours hiking,.
|uanyang to Jianshui|
his morning, you will drive by road to the Ancient Town of Jianshui. The journey takes approximately 2.5 hours, and this afternoon, you have time to explore this wonderfully preserved town. You will see the city wall gates still remaining and the highlight is the Zhu Family Compound which was home to a wealthy merchant. You also a visit to the Confucius Temple built many centuries ago.
|Jianshui to Shiping|
This morning, you will visit a local Toufu work shop, learn to make local famous toufu. Then drive to visit one of the last remaining cultural villages of the Qing Dynasty. Tuanshan Village is home for the Yi ethnic minority and has many interesting buildings in the traditional architecture. Afterwards, you will travel by car to Shiping County for lunch and in the afternoon, explore Zhengying Ancient Village to see the unique ancestral halls and houses from the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
|Shiping to Kunming|
This morning, you will visit Old Shiping Town which is famous for its tofu and you can see how it is produced as well as trying this out at lunch. Afterwards, you will travel by car back to Kunming. In the late afternoon, visit the Green Lake Park and bird and flower market.
Transfer to Kunming airport and depart.