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Colourful Yunnan in Spring, China

Depart: 23rd, Jan 2015 (Friday)
Return: 30th, Jan 2015 (Friday)
Price: SGD1600 (Twin share) / SGD1850 (Single) 
Group Size : 6 (min) / 16 (max) 


  • Landscape at Dongchuan Red Land, believed to have the world's most imposing red earth
  • Sunrise and sunset at Yuanyang terrace paddy field, including Honghe Hani Rice Terraces which is China 45th UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Villages of Yi minorities where Yunnan has the most ethnic minorities in China
  • Chengzi Fortress Village with clusters of residences built in the Yi ethnic group’s traditional architectural style 
  • Green lake park at Kunming established in 17th century, sometimes described as a “Jade in Kunming”

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Kunming (D)

Arrive Kunming by noon, head to the north and arrive at Dongchuan district by late noon to experience the most magnificent red land in the world. Overnight at Luoxia Valley.

Red Land (B/L/D)

Sunrise at Red Land, and have a full day to explore the Red Land at Dongchuan with the most massive red land with typical features of Yunnan plateau. Due of the warm and humid climate in Yunnan, the Iron oxide in the soil had slowly deposited over the years and gradually developed an extraodinary reddish brown soil. Red land landscape is decorated with multi-color of crops, that create a picturesque scenery. Overnight at Luoxia Valley.

Luxi (B/L/D)

Seconed attempt of sunrise at Red Land, followed by a transfer to Luxi county. Visit the Yi minority group at one of the remote village at Luxi county. Overnight at Luxi.

Chenzi Fortress Village (B/L/D)

Sunrise over Chengzi village, follow by a visit to the village for the unique construction of houses and to explore the village that is build like a maze. After lunch, travel to Yuanyang for the sunset shot at Longshuba terrace paddy field. Overnight at Yuanyang.

Yuanyang (B/L/D)

Sunrise at Duoyishu. Visit a few spot for Yuanyang landscape. Sunset at Bada terrace paddy field. Overnight at Yuanyang.

 Terraced Rice Fields (B/L/D)

Sunrise over terraced rice fields. After breakfast, trek to Malizhai village and to visit Hani tribes for daily activities. Sunset at Laohuzui and a remote terraced field with Hani tribe. Overnight at Yuanyang.

Quanfuzhuang (B/L/D)

After sunrise shot at Quanfuzhuang, transfer back to Kunming. Overnight at Kunming.

Kunming Airport (B)

Visit Green Lake park in the morning and photograph the winter migration of Siberian red beak seagull before heading to Kunming Airport.

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Inclusions :

  • Fully private tour in vehicle with extra seat for photography equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation at 3 star hotel ad guesthouse, twin sharing basis
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • Local guides entire trip
  • Xing Asia tour leader (x1) and local guide (x1)
  • One and half hour pre trip briefing and departure notes

Exclusions :

  • International flight to Kunming, China (participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)
  • Visa entry to China (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)

Weather :

  • Kunming temperature : 16° / 3° ; Dry
  • Yuanyang temperature : 24° / 12° ; Dry
  • Red Land temperature : 6° / -1° ; Dry
  • Warm clothing is necessary 

Fitness :

  • Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores

Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :

  • Airline : Malaysia Airline
  • Price : Online ticket range from SGD296 onwards
  • Depart : 23, Jan 2015 MH602 MH352  0640 / 1240
  • Return : 30, Jan 2015 MH353 MH607  1340 / 2030
  • Airline : SilkAir
  • Price : Online ticket range from SGD596 onwards
  • Depart : 23, Jan 2015 MI916 1355 / 1755
  • Return : 30, Jan 2015 MI915 1855 / 2300