Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, is normally the gateway city for a Yunnan tour. It is a desirable metropolis with a comfortable climate, natural scenery, four-season flowers and a slow pace of life. Spending some time in Kunming is not only a chance to see the popular attractions such as the Stone Forest and West Hill, but also a chance to get a general impression of life in Yunnan. See the incredible vegetables in a wet market, visit a huge flower market, and taste authentic Yunnan food in a time-honored local restaurant.
Our Kunming tours will take you to enjoy the best of the "Spring City" and discover its distinct urban culture and leisurely lifestyle.
Top Recommended Kunming Tours
The suggested itineraries below will give you some inspiration for touring kunming and areas nearby. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to tailor-make any of them or create a trip according to your ideas.
- Less touristy Stone Forest
- The local people's lifestyle
Yunnan Tours Starting from Kunming
Here are the recommended Yunnan tours starting from Kunming We are happy to combine any other destinations with Kunming according to your interests to create your Yunnan trip.
- Terraced fields
- Ancient Chinese architectures
Other Popular Destinations in Yunnan
Here are the other popular cities for a Yunnan tour. Click to get more information about each destination and tours
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Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Lijiang Trip July 2021
Kudos to Alisa Liu from the agency who I must say was on hand almost 24/7 for requests and queries. Even though our trip was marred with the onset of the Typhoon In Fa with various flight and train cancellations but Alisa was quick to arrange for alternative solutions under the circumstances and made the most effort to make our journey as comfortable as possible whilst we made our way back to Shanghai. As for the itinerary, Alisa understands her clientele’s different needs very well and for the most part my expectations were met. I love private tours with a very relaxed itinerary and comfortable accommodation and some of us prefer more exclusive accommodation vs a packed itinerary trying to go to a hundred location type of tour. more
Useful Tips for Your Kunming Trip
Average daily temperatures in summer in Kunming are 16–22°C (61–72°F) and the typical winter range is 3–16°C (36–61°F). Rainfall is concentrated from May to October, peaking with the summer heat, when almost daily rain then keeps temperatures moderate.
The weather can be very changeable in a single day in the wet monsoon months, and the temperature difference is big between daytime and night, especially in the dry, cooler months (November–April). So, an extra jacket/coat is a must all year round.
Sun protection is very important when you visit Kunming. You still can get sunburn even if you don't feel the heat of the sunlight. Read more