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  • Luoping Rape Flowers and Yuanyang Rice Terraces
  • Luoping Rape Flowers and Yuanyang Rice Terraces
  • Luoping Rape Flowers and Yuanyang Rice Terraces
  • Luoping Rape Flowers and Yuanyang Rice Terraces
  • Luoping Rape Flowers and Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Yunnan is one of China’s premier tourist destinations for travelers and endless stream of people go there to experience its natural and untamed beauty throughout the four seasons. Famous for its world-famous tourist cities such asKunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la and Xishuangbanna,Yunnan is also home to some other pristine untouched wilderness.

Sea of Cole Flowers in Luoping County, Yunnan

Located in the eastern part of Yunnan, Luoping County is known as “the oil depot of eastern Yunnan” as well as one of the 31 national production bases of rapeseeds. Normally, the blossom of the local cole flowers that cover approximately 533 square kilometers falls between FEBRUARY and MARCH every year, during which the hills that will be surrounded by a sea of golden cole flowers and offer a good chance to travelers and shutterbugs.

Terraced Rice Fields in Yuanyang County, Yunnan

The history of the Hani minority ethnic group inhabiting in Yuanyang can be dated back to 1200 years ago. It’s Hani people who first introduced agriculture including constructingrice paddies and dykes. So far, about 113 square kilometers terraced rice fields have been created in the county, with the Honghe Hani Terraced Rice Fields being the core zone.

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
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.
  • the stone forestsThe Stone Forests
  • the stone forests in KunmingThe Stone Forests
  • beautiful rape flowers Cole Flowers
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.
  • Nine Dragon Waterfall Nine Dragon Waterfall
  • Going Near to the Nine Dragon WaterfallNine Dragon Waterfall
  • The Rape Flowers in Luoping Attracts Tourists WorldwideRape Flowers
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.
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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.
  • landscape of the rice terrace fieldRice Terrace Field
  • the life of Hani people in Yuanyang countryThe Hani people
  • the villages where the Hani people livesLives and buildings
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 2012 (USD/P.P)1USD=6.28RMB
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)
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=6.28RMB, 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.
  • the 

stone forestsThe Stone Forests
  • the stone forests in KunmingThe Stone Forests
  • beautiful rape flowers Cole Flowers
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.
  • Nine 

Dragon WaterfallNine Dragon Waterfall
  • Going Near to the Nine Dragon WaterfallNine Dragon Waterfall
  • The Rape Flowers in Luoping 

Attracts Tourists WorldwideRape Flowers
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 2012 (USD/P.P)1USD=6.28RMB
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)
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=6.28RMB, the final quotation will based on the lastest rate when guest confirm their booking.

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.

Blossom Percentage & Time

Rough Florescence in 2011 Estimated Florescence in 2012
1-15
Feb.
80% late February
to
early March
15-20
Feb.
90%
21-28
Feb.
100%
1-6
Mar.
90%
7-15
Mar.
80%

The 2012 Luoping Cole Flowers Cultural Tourism Festival lasts from January 23 to April 8. If the weather is nice, the blossoming time of the cole flowers this year is be estimated to last approximately from late February to early March; if there is sharp temperature rise or reduction, 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 only. For a more perfect cole flowers in Luoping, it is advised guests interested in this tour to keep an eye on our website for the real-time situation of the blossom.