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.
- Mountains and old towns
- Ethnic minorities
- Moderate biking and hiking
- Cultural experiences
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.
- Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking
- Ancient Tea-Horse Road
- Discover ethnic minorities
- Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking
- Naxi stone village
- Hike in the Terraced fields
- Ancient Chinese architectures
- Meili Snow Mountain
- Jinsha River and Lancang River
- Hidden valley in the mountain
- Naxi culture in Yuhu village
- Snowy mountains, ice lake, and holy waterfall
- Forest and gorge hikes
- Great gorges scenery
- Isolated minority villages
- Tea Horse Road Hiking
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.
- Explore the rain forest
- Experience the culture of Dai ethnic minority
- Romantic lake
- Jump on a Grass Trampoline
- Matriarchal Mosuo people
- Visit the ancient Shaxi Ancient Town
- Salt and ham making in Nuodeng
- Beautiful red land
- Experience the Life in the countryside
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.
About China Highlights
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!"
We have been travelling around Yunnan…
We have been travelling around Yunnan Province for 8 days and it’s been amazing. The culture, the food, the people’s kindness, all these things made our trip unforgettable. Especially our guide Nancy! The most helpful and friendly guide we could have. We really appreciate her knowledge about the local history and the culture. She’s really amazing and we strongly recommend her services. more