Discover Less-Traveled Roads in Northwest Yunnan
8-Day Yunnan Tour of the Nu River and Tengchong
In the northwest corner of Yunnan Province, three great rivers flow through the mountains in parallel. If you have listened to the roar of the Jinsha (Yangtze River) at Tiger Leaping Gorge and have seen the torrent of the Lancang (Mekong River) at Meili Snow Mountain, the Nu Jiang (Salween River), known as "the land where God and human beings live together", will be your ultimate destination.
Meet incredible landscapes and friendly ethnic people in an untouched land during this 8-day northwest Yunnan tour. It is a trip of which you will proud for a long time after you do it. (yn-3)
Tour 'Wow' Points
Witness the Great Gorges along "the Last Untamed River in China"
Drive up into the folds of the Tibetan Plateau foothills. Be impressed by high mountains, deep valleys, and the rushing torrents of the Nu Jiang (Salween River), the only great river in China without a hydropower station.
Escape from Modern Civilization to Isolated Villages
Discover the Arcadia of China's ethnic minorities. Feel their respect for nature, their love of their homeland, and their optimism towards life.
Hike on the Original Tea Horse Road
Have a moderate hike in the gorge. Cross the bridge where the horse caravans had to. Take the path where the bells of caravans rang
Relax Your Body and Mind in a Volcanic Hot Spring
Enjoy the best volcanic hot spring in China! Relax yourself when soaking in a pool with a view of the old town or a forest.
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Since 1959 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!"
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Enjoy the private vehicle transfer and the scenery along the way.
Drive from Liuku to Laomudeng. Visit Laomudeng Church and the "City of Memory", Zhiziluo town.
Drive from Fugong to Bingzhongluo. Overlook the Stone Moon on the mountain. Be impressed by "the first bend of the Nu Jiang".
Visit Chongding Catholic Church and Puhua Tibetan Buddhism Temple. Explore Qiunatong village，Zhanatong village, and Wuli village. Enjoy moderate hiking (6 km total) in the villages.
Drive from Bingzhongluo to Liuku. Enjoy the scenery along the gorge. Witness the zipline used by local people to cross the river in the past.
Drive from Liuku to Tengchong, Visit Heshun old town. Enjoy the hot spring in the hotel or in Lotus Hot Spring Center.
Visit Tengchong Hot Sea Scenic Area with 80 hot springs. Discover a combination of the traditional culture and modern art in Gaoligong Mountain Paper-Making Museum.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.