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Yunnan Tours - Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la and more!

Yunnan Tours - Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la and more!

Yunnan, an ideal holiday destination in China, enjoys a perfect combination of amazing natural scenery, diverse ethnic customs, and a pleasant climate all year round. From the snow mountains to the tropical rainforests, from the highland lakes to the canyons, from the historic cities to the fascinating minority villages. It is the most complicated and colorful area in China.

No matter whether you would like to include the main sites — Kunming, Lijiang, Dali, and the legendary Shangri-La — for your first visit, or if you would like to discover Yunnan's hidden beauty in your second trip, we will tailor make your private Yunnan tour according to your interests. We'll help you enjoy charming Yunnan!

The Best Yunnan Tours

These are the top Yunnan tours to visit the highlights of the area. Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La are the must-visit cities for first-time visitors in Yunnan. Sightseeing is just a basic way to experience the beauty of Yunnan — in our best Yunnan tours, you will get an in-depth experience by reliving the history, immersing in the culture, and interacting with locals.

ancient city gate of Dali
Meet the Amazing Beauty of Yunnan 8-Day Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La Tour
  • Mountains and old towns
  • Ethnic minorities
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 Bai ethnic minority
Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Tour 6-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Tour View more
a family play in the garden
A Trip with All Sorts of Memorable Family Moments 9-Day Yunnan Family Tour
  • Moderate biking and hiking
  • Cultural experiences
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village on the bank of Erhai Lake
A Feast of Landscapes and Ethnic Minority Culture 7-Day Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La Tour View more
the birds on Erhai Lake
A Memorable Winter Trip in Yunnan 7-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Winter Tour View more

Yunnan Adventure Tours

There is a saying in a folk song about Yunnan: "The beauties of Yunnan are as many as the flowers on the slopes of the mountains." What Yunnan has is definitely more than you would expect. Here are some tours to help you find the roads less traveled and discover the hidden beauties of Yunnan.

Yunnan Mini Group | 7-Day Lijiang to Shangri-La
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking
  • Ancient Tea-Horse Road
  • Discover ethnic minorities
4-Day Yubeng Village Hiking Tour
  • Snowy mountains, ice lake, and holy waterfall
  • Forest and gorge hikes
8-Day Yunnan Tour of the Nu River and Tengchong
  • Great gorges scenery
  • Isolated minority villages
  • Tea Horse Road Hiking
4-Day Haba Snow Mountain Climbing Tour
  • Experience the snow mountain climbing
  • Summit a mountain of 17,700 ft

Hot Destination Tours in Yunnan

If you have limited time or are just passing through Yunnan or want to explore a single destination in-depth, here are some hot destinations you might want to explore. We have combined the highlights of each place with some special experiences to help you fully enjoy the history, culture, and the local people's lifestyle in each destination.

6-Day Xishuangbanna and Pu'er Tour
  • Explore the rain forest
  • Experience the culture of Dai ethnic minority
3-Day Ancient Lijiang Tour
  • Ancient town
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
4-Day Dynamic Dali Tour
  • Hike on the Cangshan mountains
  • Bike along Erhai Lake
3-Day Lugu Lake Tour
  • Romantic lake
  • Jump on a Grass Trampoline
  • Matriarchal Mosuo people
4-Day Tea Horse Road Tour
  • Visit the ancient Shaxi Ancient Town
  • Salt and ham making in Nuodeng
3-Day Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land Tour
  • Beautiful red land
  • Experience the Life in the countryside
3-Day Kunming Tour
  • Less touristy Stone Forest
  • Local people's lifestyle
 
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Popular Destinations in Yunnan

Here are the popular cities for a Yunnan tour. Click to get more information about each destination and tours

Spotlight Experiences to Enrich Your Yunnan Tour

Besides sightseeing, we would like to help you have a more in-depth experience in Yunnan, no matter whether you are interested in the history of the Tea Horse Road, the old and mysterious minority cultures, or the legend of Shangri-La. Our spotlight experiences connect you with the local people. They will show you the splendid cultures they have created and the hometowns they love.

Relive the history of economic and cultural exchanges
Find the Lost Tea Horse Road
Relive the history of economic and cultural exchanges.
Understand the lifestyle and the philosophy of the Naxi people
Discover the Colorful Culture of the Naxi Nationality
Understand the lifestyle and the philosophy of the Naxi people.
Visit the Songzanlin Lamasery and a lama's dormitory
Discover the Life of a Tibetan Lama
Visit the Songzanlin Lamasery and a lama's dormitory

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