Kunming Day Tour: Stone Forest & Sani Ethnic Villages
- Private Tour
Visit two of Kunming’s most stunning scenes on this private Kunming day tour. You'll marvel at the UNESCO world heritage Stone Forest. In Sani Village, learn about their culture and history, and admire the dance and singing with them. Experience amora Flowers and Birds Market to truly experience the Spring City-Kunming.
Day 1 Kunming
You will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast around 8:30 am, and then it will take about 2 hours to drive you to Stone Forest. The stone forest is around 90km to the south of Kunming. Due to a process of weathering and erosion, nature has created an art gallery of stone sculpture there. The stone forest is marveled by numerous stone peaks with various sizes and shapes. Hence it is the reason that this magnificent scene has earned its name as the "First Wonder Under Heaven". This area is also home to Ashima. Ashima is a name appointed to unmarried young girls of Sani who is one branch of Chinese Yi ethnic minority. After lunch, you will walk into Sani Villages with your guide. The village is located by stone forest lake, where makes it possible for you to acquaint with their folk songs and dances. After the tour, be transferred to Kunming and visit the Flowers and Birds Market in the downtown. At last, transfer to hotel.
Note: A Passport or ID card is mandatory for visiting the Stone Forest.
Scenic spots included in the itinerary
5 Star Hotel
4 Star Hotel
3 Star Hotel
Yunnan (Kunming) Airport Pickup
Yunnan (Kunming) Airport Drop-off
$65 For 1 people
Dynamic Yunnan is the first large original ecological song and dance performance.It is a new production that combines the traditional and modern art.It reintegrates the original local dance essence and classic national dance, shows the rich ethnic customs of Yunnan. Performance time: Monday to Sunday (20:00-21:30) in Kunming.
70% actors are from everywhere all over Yunnan, and even from the local fields.There are primitive dance gene in their blood.Their dance has the folk characteristic that can not find from professional dancers.Their sing and dance is full of the spirit of life blooming.
There are seven songs and dances in the show,showing the worship of nature and the love of life.The dance combines the dance of Yi, Tibetan, Miao, Dai, Bai, Hani and other ethnic.Primitive, unsophisticated folk dances and a fresh artistic concept converge in the programe, giving audiences a unique impression of Yunnan. The props, like a "praying stone" and bull's head are taken from real life. Costumes are daily dress of minorities in Yunnan.
It uses a large number of mobile devices and lifting conversion to reproduce the original life on the stage.180 masks with Yunnan characteristics,Mani stone,Prayer wheel under the unreal and true stage lighting,that will make you feel as if shuttling in the ancient and modern.Drum is the basic musical instruments in the show.Yunnan boasts the most drum tales in China, where the drum is not only perceived as a musical instrument, but also as a totem. They think that women share some common features with moonlight. Using abstract body language, they express their parallel sentiments with the help of her imagination.Swaying one's hair has become a common gesture in their daily lives. Gradually, the custom has become a dance form expressing the women's strong inner sentiments and to symbolize fire.
It is not only a surprise for Yunnan but also attract the people from all over the world.These people includes Singapore's prime minister, deputy prime minister of Laos, deputy prime minister of Burma, as well as many cultural celebrities, they all give the Dynamic Yunnan of the high evaluation.Now the show use the name”Looking for Shangri-la”to enter the international cultural market, held more than 160 performances in the United States and more than a dozen countries.
Air-conditioned vehicle with driver
English speaking guide
A bottle of water per person
Shuttle bus at Stone Forest
Hotel for 1 night (if selected)
Tips to the guide and driver
How to Choose Tour Type?
Affordable Group Tour:
Our small group tour is around of 15 peoples picked up from different hotels. Suitable for tourists with limited budget and who would like to travel with others from different countries.
Best Value Private Tour:
More flexible and time saving.No need to wait for other tourists.Flexible schedule . Possible to be customized for your own itinerary. A privet tour guide and air-conditioned vehicle will be at your service.
How to Book:
1. You can book online, choose to pay the deposit or full payment. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Wechat and Bank Transfer. After booking, we will send you a booking confirmation email.
2. When you arrive at the departure city, the exactly pick up time will inform by your tour guide though your hotel one night before your tour date.
3.Pick-up Service: To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the fourth ring road of the city. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the above mentioned area. If your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, we suggest you find the nearest hotel on the main street as your pick-up point.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Hotel, flight and train ticket fees are not refundable.
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