Full-Day Private Tour to Stone Forest and Jiuxiang Cave
Escape the bustle of the city and discover two of the Yunnan Province’s most spectacular natural attractions outside of Kunming on this double-duty, full-day excursion. First, visit the UNESCO-listed sites of Stone Forest, stroll around the park with your tour guide who will explain the stories along the way and find the best location for photos. After a delicious Yunnan Style lunch, explore Jiuxiang Scenic Region. Use the elevator, boat and chairlift to discover the karst caves, river valleys, and waterfalls. Today, you will not only enjoy beautiful landscapes but also be amazed by the custom and culture of the Yi and Hui minorities. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fee, boat and chairlift ride, lunch and door-to-door hotel transfers.
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Elevator and Chairlift at Jiuxiang Scenic Region
- Bottled water
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off(For hotels in Kunming city)
- Transport by private vehicle
- Entrance fee
- Entry/Admission - Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park
- Entry/Admission - Jiuxiang Scenic Region
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000 China
Meet your private guide in hotel's lobby in Kunming, heading directly to Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park which takes about 1.5 hours. On the way, your tour guide will explain the related stories, feel free to ask questions if you have.
Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park Kunming Stone Forest is a spectacular set of limestone groups and the representative of south China’s karst landscape. Since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), It is considered as the 'First Wonder of the World'. Approximately 270 million years ago - during the carboniferous period of the Paleozoic era - the region was a vast expanse of sea. Over time, the movements of the lithosphere gradually caused a retreat of the waters and the rise of the limestone landscape. Due to constant erosion by the elements, the area finally developed into the present-day appearance. The whole park is a huge natural treasure gallery, upon arrival, follow your tour guide to use your imagination to discover the park, your tour guide will tell many legendary stories along the way, and show you the best location for photos. You will spend 2-3 hours to visit the Big Stone Forest Area and the Small Stone Forest Area.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Jiuxiang Scenic Region, Jiuxiang Country, Yiliang (Zhaotong) County 652114 China
Enjoy a typical Yunnan style lunch in the local restaurant. Then heading to Jiuxiang Scenic Region.(50 minutes).
Jiuxiang Scenic Region is known as the Museum of Karst Caves, is a cluster of hundreds of karst caves, forming the largest such complex in China. Here, you will not only enjoy beautiful landscapes but also be amazed by the custom and culture of the Yi and Hui minorities. Jackie Chan's movie "The Myth" took this special landscape as a backdrop.
Upon arrival, follow your tour guide to take the sightseeing elevator with a fall of 53 meters (174 feet) down to Green Shady Valley. Green Shady Valley, also known as Lover Valley, used to be the place where boys and girls sang love songs to each other. Taking a boat through the narrow gorge, you can appreciate differently shaped limestone formations covered with lush plants on both sides of the river. Next, walking pass through The Grand Underground Valley to the Grand Lion Hall, which is the Fairy Palace of Jiuxiang Scenic Region. Here you will find different-shaped stalactites and stalagmites, highlighted with colored lights, they are bright and mysterious. Pass through Diehong Bridge, you will enter Lying Dragon Cave where you can find Two huge waterfalls. Get ready your camera for photos.
Then, you will visit Yi Minority Village where young people perform traditional minority dances for you. Your last stop is Bat Cave where remains a stone ‘forest’ hanging upside down from the top of the cave. The stone forest is characterized by its great and irregular inclination.
At the end of the path, take the chairlift to the exit. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kunming.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel in Kunming city, please offer hotel details when make booking
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.