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Tour code: RET-YN03

5-Day Luoping Golden Canola Flower Tour

Mouth:

All Year Round

Destination

Kunming

Operates

Daily

type

Landscape

  • Experience the colorful canola flower bloom in Luoping!
  • Visit famous sights in Yunnan's East
  • UNESCO World Heritage: The Stone Forest
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Important Info


A tour to Yunnan's East, especially recommended in the months of February and March when the yellow rapeseed flowers are in bloom. Enjoy Luoping County from its most colorful side and make beautiful pictures. The famous karst landscape of Stone Forest can be astonished on the way back to Kunming.









Day 01  Kunming - Arrival(/)

You'll begin your journey to diverse and captivating Yunnan Province from the capital city, Kunming. Upon your arrival at the Kunming International Airport or train station, meet your local tour guide and driver who'll bring you to your hotel.

If your schedule allows, you can visit the interesting Kunming City Museum where you have the chance to learn about Kunming's history and to see an exhibition of Yunnan's role in 2nd world war.

Option for the evening: if you like you can visit the Dynamic Yunnan Show in Kunming's Art Theatre – an original ethnic dance musical. It was directed by Yang Liping and has been an outstanding gain to the Chinese stages in recent years. Primitive, unsophisticated folk dances and a fresh artistic concept converge in the program, giving audiences a unique "Yunnan Impression." Sixty-two drums and 120 masks of strong ethnic characteristics are incorporated in the performance. The show starts at 20:00h every day (except at and around Spring Festival) and lasts for 1.5 hours. 

Overnight in Kunming


Day 02  Kunming – Luoping (B/L)

In the morning, we drive to Luoping. Located 230 kilometers east of Kunming, and neighboring Guizhou and Guangxi Provinces, Luoping County is home to one of the largest plantations of rapeseed flowers (Canola) in Southwest China. Fields covered with golden rape stretch as far as the eye can see and form seas of yellow buds. Combined with a unique terrain dominated by a fascinating karst landscape with small basins among mountain ranges, the place boasts very unique landscape features. On top of that, majestic waterfalls can be found in the area. All of this makes Luoping a very unique attractive destination for traveling. Each February and March, the flowers in the basin of Luoping are in full bloom. Looking far, you just see golden and yellow colors stretching to the horizon while standing in a huge natural garden.

Our tour continues to explore the area called Hundred Thousand Hills (Shiwan Dashan). It is specifically interesting for photography enthusiasts: the hilly terrain offers endless photo shooting options! 

We will be back at our hotel in Luoping in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Luoping


Day 03  Luoping (B/L)

We get up early today to witness how the sun rises over close Golden Rooster Hill (Jinjiling). Jinjiling offers an excellent and expansive view of the fields and hills in north-south direction. Standing on the hill in the morning, watching the white dew slowly disappearing and uncover the golden sea of flowers and the hills around jut out as islands, is an astonishing moment. A visit at Lingyi Temple on the same hill expands the sight-seeing part for today. We have breakfast afterwards and head to the Nine Dragon Waterfall which is a ten-tier waterfall, located within an hour's drive from Luoping and known as one of China's biggest and most beautiful waterfalls. We either take a cable car or hike up the hill to a viewing platform, giving view to valley and waterfall. Afterwards we walk the area and down the hill again to the biggest waterfall itself: 56 meters high and 112 meters.

We drive back to Luoping again after these visits.

Overnight in Luoping


Day 04  Luoping – Stone Forest – Kunming  (B/L)

After breakfast we drive to Stone Forest on the way back to Kunming. According to an old saying it is a pity not visiting the Stone Forest while you are in Kunming. After lunch, we will have a full afternoon to visit this wonderful landscape. Enjoy the beautiful views of the sight and spend about 2-3 hours in the park.

The Yunnan Stone Forest was listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2007. The vast southern Chinese karst landscape is jointly composed by the sword- and pagoda-shaped karsts pillars of Yunnan's Stone Forest as well as the cone-shaped and stereoscopic pillars with its nature made bridges and crevices of the Karst Forest in Libo, Guizhou. This typical Karst physiognomy assumed shape of stone pillars and boulders which have been formed 500,000 to 300 million years ago and in total covers an area of 1,460 square kilometers. The scenic attractions in these regions enjoy great reputation, both within China and abroad.

Shilin, how the Stone Forest is called in Chinese, is located in between Kunming and Luoping. It is a very popular tourist hot spot. Due to the gigantic size of the park it is nevertheless still possible to find less visited and remote areas, especially in the winter months. Find your own way through the maze of enormous stone pillars!

Later in the afternoon we drive back to Kunming and drop you off at your hotel in Kunming.

Overnight in Kunming


Day 05  Kunming - Departure (/)

It's time to say good-bye! We drop you off at Kunming's airport or train station where you can continue your trip according to your schedule. We welcome you next time in Yunnan!





  Inclusions

  •   Centrally located hotels (as per chosen category, 2 persons share one twin-bed room) with breakfast
  •   Authentic Chinese meals as listed
  •  Private car / van rental with skilled driver
  •   Private English-speaking tour guide
  • ●  Entrance fees as listed in the program
  •  Supplements for meals and accommodations for tour guide and driver
  •  24/7 English-speaking customer services
  •  Government taxes
  • ●  Travel accident insurance

  Exclusions

  • ●  Flight tickets and its taxes
  •  China entry visa fee (China requires visa for most travelers)
  • ●  Personal Travel Accident Insurance
  • ●  Personal expenses
  •  Tips for driver and guide (highly appreciated but not requested)
  • ●  Surcharges for upgrades from standard twin-bed rooms to doubled-bed rooms
  •  Payment transaction commission charged by bank or third-party

  •   15 days prior to departure date, we will fully refund your purchase without any additional charges
  •   7 days prior to departure date, 50% of reservation cost will be charged
  •   24 hrs prior to dearture date, 100% of reservation cost will be charged
  •   Certain refund policy should be subject to current circumstance

 

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