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
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
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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the birds on Erhai Lake
A Memorable Winter Trip in Yunnan 7-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Winter Tour View more

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.

stone forest
3-Day Kunming Tour
  • Less touristy Stone Forest
  • Local people's lifestyle
the ancient building in Lijiang
3-Day Ancient Lijiang Tour
  • Ancient town
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Biking to see cangshan mountain
4-Day Dynamic Dali Tour
  • Hike on the Cangshan mountains
  • Bike along Erhai Lake
the colorful flag and temple
4-Day Shangri-La Exploration Tour
  • Songzanlin Lamasery
  • Tangka painting learning
Lugu Lake
3-Day Lugu Lake Tour
  • Romantic lake
  • Matriarchal Mosuo people
ancient stage in Shaxi town
4-Day Dali and Tea Horse Road Experience Tour
  • Shaxi Ancient Town
  • Salt and ham making in Nuodeng village
Dai people's dancing
6-Day Xishuangbanna and Pu'er Tour
  • Tropical rain forest
  • Dai ethnic minority
Dongchuan Red Land
3-Day Kunming and Dongchuan Red Land Tour
  • Beautiful red land
  • Life in the countryside
Luoping yellow flowers
5-Day Kunming, Luoping, and Wanfenglin Tour
  • Spring scenery
  • Unique limestone formation

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
3-Day Tiger Leaping Gorge and Stone Village Hiking Tour
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking
  • Naxi stone village
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
1-Day Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Hiking Tour
  • Hidden valley of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
  • Yuhu village
Yuanyang Terraced fields
6-Day Jianshui and Yuanyang Tour
  • Terraced fields
  • Ancient Chinese architectures
Snow mountain and village
4-Day Yubeng Village Hiking Tour
  • Snowy mountains
  • Forest and gorge hikes
Meili Snow Mountain
6-Day Shangri-La, Deqin and Tacheng Adventure Tour
  • Meili Snow Mountain
  • Jinsha River and Lancang River
the big bend of Nu River
8-Day Yunnan Tour of the Nu River and Tengchong
  • Great gorges scenery
  • Isolated minority villages
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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. Learn more
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. Learn more
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 Learn more

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Rita had help plan a once in a lifetime tour for us last spring that we cancelled due to Covid. CH refunded our deposit in one day and wished us luck and good health. She then offered to send us masks since they were impossible to find in the US in April. 2 weeks later we received ~200 masks from CH with no charge! What a great, ethical and knowledgeable travel agent. Would rebook in a mi Ute if we knew it was safe. More...

- Greg K. from US

Had a wonderful time with our tour guides Cactus and Jin. In the time of COVID it was a great relief to have help sorting through protocols for entering tourist sights. Excellent lunch options. The juggling and sugar candy art in the hutong was a real treat. Great thing about touring now - no crowds. Highly recommended tour operator for anyone traveling to Beijing. More...

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