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Kunming 2-Day Private Tour without Hotel Accommodation

Kunming Stone Forest

Kunming Stone Forest

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Book from: $ 196.00 per person
1 person - per adult:
  • 2 persons - per adult: $358.00
  • 3 persons - per adult: $288.00
  • 4 persons - per adult: $268.00
  • 5 persons - per adult: $248.00
  • 6 persons - per adult: $238.00
  • 7 persons - per adult: $218.00
  • 8 persons - per adult: $208.00
  • 9 persons - per adult: $198.00
  • 10 persons - per adult: $196.00
Child (Age 2-12): 80% of adult price
Infant (Age 0-2): free
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Tour Highlights
• Admire the towering karst cliffs of the UNESCO world heritage site of Stone Forest.
• Venture underground to discover the karst caves, river valleys, and waterfalls of the Jiuxiang Caves.
• Visit Western Hills with cable car for a bird's eye view of Dianchi Lake and Kunming City.
• Visit Grand View Park to appreciate the longest antithetical couplet in China.
• Visit Yuantong Temple, the largest Buddhist Temple in Kunming.
• Admire the Golden Temple, the best preserved and largest existing copper Taoist temple in China.
• Visit the historical landmark of Kunming, Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archways.
• Experience local life at Flowers & Birds Market.
• Experienced English speaking tour guide.
• Overland transfers with private chauffeur and in-transport refreshments.

Tour Itinerary at a Glance
• Day 1 Hotel Pick-up, Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Scenic Area, Hotel Drop-off
• Day 2 Hotel Pick-up, Western Hills, Grand View Park, Yuantong Temple, Golden Temple, Golden Horse & Jade Rooster Archways, Flower & Bird Market, Hotel Drop-off

About This Tour
• Departure: Daily departing from Kunming
• Pick-up Time: Between 07:00 and 10:00, choose a departure time most suitable for you.
• Pick-up & Drop off Place: Your accommodation in Kunming
Advice on Meals: Lunch is not included in this tour, please have a big breakfast and pack snacks just in case you get a bit peckish during sightseeing. If you want to try authentic local food for lunch, please feel free to inform your guide who is always ready to help.

Tailor This Tour to Meet Your Needs and Requirements
• If you want to modify this itinerary, please feel free to contact GoGrandChina by WhatsApp (+86-18309280878), Wechat (+86-18309280878) or email (, we will create a tailor-made tour package for you.

Tour Prices (US$ Per Person)

1 person 2 people 3 people 4 people 5 people 6 people 7 people 8 people 9 people 10 +
$648 $358 $288 $268 $248 $238 $212 $208 $198 $196

Price Remarks
• Prices are not valid during China's Official Holidays (such as National Day & Chinese New Year Festival etc.).

Price Inclusions
• Professional English language speaking private tour guide
• Air-conditioned vehicle with private experienced driver
• All admission tickets to sightseeing places
• All government taxes

Price Exclusions
• Hotel accommodation
• Your personal expenses.
• Meals are excluded allowing you flexibility on menu.
• Travel insurance is not included. Please purchase before your trip to provide for any unforeseen circumstances.
• Gratuities to guide & driver. They are customary and would be of great encouragement and reward for quality service.

Additional Info
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
• The itinerary is subject to change due to traffic conditions or bad weather.
• The itinerary is flexible; changes can be made upon written request from travelers.
IMPORTANT: It is required by the government regulations that travelers must provide their name, gender, nationality, passport number and date of birth to their tour operator upon booking a tour. Failure to do so could result in being denied access or admittance to sites and attractions during sightseeing. When you book this tour, please complete all required fields at checkout. Please bring your passport with you on the tour.

Cancellation Policy
• You may cancel your tour and receive a full refund up to 24 hours prior to the date of your tour.
• Cancellation within 24 hours or after the tour begins is non-refundable.
• Cancellation request will be confirmed in 2-5 business days, you will receive your refund within 14 working days.

Why Travelers Have to Choose GoGrandChina Private Tours?
• Choose your most suitable departure time, whether you are an early bird or you prefer sleeping in.
• GoGrandChina private tours are more flexible, allowing you to adjust everything on your trip to your wishes.
• GoGrandChina tour guides will be at your service to make sure you get the most from each destination. They are there for you and are responsible for making your journey special – and your needs always come first.
• GoGrandChina offers comfortable and luxury vehicles with a private & experienced driver who’s always by your side and ready to take you to your next destination.
• No shopping stops & factory visits, no chance of getting ripped off.
• No hidden costs, rest assured that there are no nasty surprises.


Know Before You Go
• Keep your passport on you constantly. It might be needed to buy entrance tickets.
• Add us on WeChat (+86-18309280878) or WhatsApp (+86-18309280878) to reach GGC service staff at anytime.
• Pick-up time, guide's name & contact information will be confirmed by WhatsApp, WeChat or email.
• Your guide will hold GoGrandChina welcome sign with your name, waiting at the appointed meeting place.
• Meals are not included; please feel free to ask your guide for recommendations.
• Please note that if you book accommodation on Airbnb, you may not be picked up and dropped off at the door.
• We provide up to 20 minutes of waiting. If you don’t show up and cannot be contacted, this tour will be cancelled and you will receive no refund.

Day 1 Hotel Pick-up, Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Scenic Area, Hotel Drop-off

Hotel Pick-up & Transfer to Stone Forest
Your private guide will be holding GoGrandChina pick-up sign and waiting for you in your hotel lobby (or other appointed meeting place) at the appointed time. You will be transferred to the Stone Forest by a comfortable air-conditioned private vehicle (2 hours).

Explore Stone Forest (90 minutes)
The Stone Forest is a region of typical karst formation covering an area of more than three hundred square kilometers. Geological research has shown that what is now the Stone Forest was some 270 million years a shallow sea. Extensive deposits of sandstone overlain by limestone accumulated in this basin during the Permian period of geologic time. Uplift of this region occurred subsequent to deposition and exposure to wind and running water shaped these limestone ridges. These formations extend as far as the eye can see, looking like a vast forest of stone, hence the name "the Stone Forest". The Forest contains peaks, pillars, stalagmites, depressions, underground rivers and caves. The Stone Forest is considered superlative natural phenomena and a world reference and listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Drive to Jiuxiang Scenic Area (50 minutes)

Visit Jiuxiang Scenic Area (90 minutes)
Jiuxiang Scenic Area is located about 90 km from central Kunming. It is famous for its unique karst caves, mountains, rivers, deep valleys as well as minority customs and cultures. Covering an area of about 20 square kilometers, Jiuxiang Scenic Area consists of over 100 caves and is the largest cave group system in China. It beats out China’s other caves in scale, quantity, and grotesqueness. Jiuxiang has been dubbed the “Karst Cave Museum” and “the Hometown of Karst Caves”. Among the caves are numerous natural bridges, valleys, rivers and waterfalls, making up an almost fantasy like subterranean world.

Transfer Back to Your Hotel
After visiting the Jiuxiang Scenic Area, your private guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

Day 2 Hotel Pick-up, Western Hills, Grand View Park, Yuantong Temple, Golden Temple, Golden Horse & Jade Rooster Archways, Flower & Bird Market, Hotel Drop-off

Hotel Pick-up & Transfer to Western Hills
Your private guide will be holding GoGrandChina pick-up sign and waiting for you in your hotel lobby (or other appointed meeting place) at the appointed time. You will be transferred to Western Hills by a comfortable air-conditioned private vehicle (30 minutes).

Visit Western Hills & Dianchi Lake with Cable Car
Located west of the Dianchi Lake, Western Hills extend for more than 40 kilometers at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. It looks like a beautiful lady laying beside Dianchi Lake with her face upward and her hair trailing into water. That is why it got another name 'Sleeping Beauty Hills'. The top of Western Hills is the Dragon Gate which is a group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions that were hacked from the cliff between 1781 and 1835 by a Taoist monk. Dragon Gate offers a great view of Dianchi Lake. Take a 20 minute cable car up to the Dragon Gate, then hike for 20 minutes to Kuixing Pavilion, the highest point of Western Hills. Here you can enjoy an amazing bird's eye view of Dianchi Lake and Kunming City.

Visit Grand View Park
Grand View Park is located on the shore of Dianchi Lake west of Kunming, with lush flowers, trees, rockeries, pavilions, bridges and rivers. The focus of this park is the Grand View Pavilion. As one of the most famous pavilions in China, the present-day three-storiyed pavilion was built in 1883. Standing at the top of the Grand View Pavilion, looking into the distance, you will have a panoramic view of Dianchi Lake and the Western Hills, hence the name "Grand View Park".  The Grand View Pavilion is known in China for its longest antithetical couplet on both sides of its south gate, a 118-character verse, reputed to be the longest set of rhyming couplets in China. The first part (on the right) of the couplet describes the beautiful and magnificent natural views in Kunming. The second part (on the left) reviews the 2,000 years' history of Yunnan.

Visit Yuantong Temple
Yuantong Temple is the largest and most active Buddhist temple in Kunming which dates back 1,200 years to the Tang Dynasty. After two major restorations and expansions during the Ming & Qing dynasties, the temple took on its present design, with covered corridors, bridges and grand halls. Yuantong Temple is a fusion of Mahayana Buddhism (Chinese Han Buddhism), Tibetan Buddhism and Hinayana Buddhism practiced in Thailand, Myanmar and other Southeast Asian countries. Visitors can explore three types of Buddhist beliefs in one temple. The Yuantong Hall features Chinese Buddhism with two 10 meter high dragon pillars on both sides of the main Buddha. The Copper Buddha Hall is the hall of Hinayana Buddhism practiced in Southeast Asia. Tsongkhapa who founded the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism is on the right and the founder of the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism is situated on the left inside the Hall of Tibetan Buddhism.

Visit Golden Temple
The Golden Temple is the best preserved and largest existing copper Taoist temple in China. It was first built in 1602 during the Ming dynasty. Over 200 tons of copper was used in the construction of the temple. Golden Temple is named after the scene that golden light shines from the temple when the temple is in sunshine. Lies on the top of Mingfeng Mountain, with double eaves, the temple is square shaped. It is 6.7 meters tall, 6.2 meters wide and 6.2 meters deep. The beam colums, brackets, roof, tiles, curtains, tables, bottles, horizontal inscribed boards, etc. are all made of copper. The Golden Temple National Forest Park where Golden Temple is located is home to 932 species of wild plants. Tea garden, azalea garden and magnolia garden were added to the park in the recent years. In the tea garden, there is a 500 to 600 year old, 6.6 meter tall tea tree named Wings of the Butterfly camellia.

Visit Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archways
Located in the heart of Kuning, the Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archways were originally built during the Ming Dynasty somewhat 600 years ago, with a height of 12 meters, a width of 18 meters. The east Golden Horse Archway was named after its location that is near the Golden Horse Mountain. The west Jade Rooster Archway is situated close to the Jade Rooster Mountain. The existing archways were rebuilt in 1998 based on the original style as the original archways were destroyed during the Culture Revolution (1966-1976). Both archways are decorated with exquisite patterns and overhanging eaves. The streets near Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archways are a paradise for foodies as they offer a variety of local authentic food and other types of cuisine.

Visit Flower and Bird Market
The Flower and Bird Market is located in the Kunming’s downtown area, and is the city's biggest and most popular bazaar. Visitors can purchase all kinds of flowers and birds, as its name suggests, one can also find a wide array of cute little puppy dogs, live crickets, birds, live bird food, tortoises, crawly and/or fluffy, souvenirs, replica weapons, fish, turtles, rodents, and many other items on sale. The market offers the typical Chinese shopping atmosphere with bargaining shoppers and shrewd shopkeepers.

Transfer Back to Your Hotel
After visiting Western Hills, this Kunming private day trip comes to the end. Your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.

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