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China Yunnan Tours

Discover Colorful Yunnan with China Discovery

Yunnan, located in the remote southwest of China, offers a diversity of both people and landscape that makes it a dream destination for travelers. If you have time to visit only one province in China, then it should be Yunnan.

Yunnan gathers 25 ethnic minority groups living harmoniously together in its vast land. The unique song and dance, culture and folklore, etc. of each distinct group make Yunnan Province the most colorful and majestic region in entire China, providing an extraordinary glimpse into China's mixed garden of humanity with great joy. Besides, this beautiful land houses the hugely varies splendors taking you to see more and diverse wonders by nature and human creativity - quaint ancient towns, Ancient Tea-Horse Road, magnificent rice terraces, beautiful red fields, towering and snow-capped mountains, thrilling gorges, emerald lakes, exquisite pagodas, and tropical flavor in the south... Any sight in Yunnan can be called a picturesque masterpiece!

No matter what kind of travelers you are, you will get a trip to suit best! To help you plan a trip to Yunnan in the easiest way, we list the top CLASSIC Yunnan tours ranging from 5-11 days for a wonderful savory of Yunnan and the top FEATURED Yunnan tours to meet your special likes at below. We also summarize the hottest tours of each top destination and most popular themed travels for your most inspirations. Besides, you will have full understanding of all most popular destinations and find the most useful travel articles for your ultimate trip planning. Furthermore, China Discovery with rich experience in trip customization is always here to help you tailor make your own Yunnan trip or Yunnan China trip based on what you need and like! Please feel free to tell us anything directly to draw a beautiful start of your wonderful Yunnan trip in China!

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Tour Hot Destinations in Yunnan Province

The large Yunnan is home to many great travel destinations. While, there are several hot destinations long been favored by millions of travelers home and abroad, such as Kunming - the capital of Yunnan Province and known as the “Spring City” for its pleasant comfortable weather all years round, Lijiang - national famous old city with literal charm and Ancient Naxi Kingdom with fabulous sceneries, Shangri-La - the globally dreamy earthly paradise as “Lost Horizon” described, Yuanyang - the spectacular rice-paddy terracing listed as the UNESCO world natural heritage to compliment the creativity of both nature and local Hani ethnic people, Dali - a fabulous sunny getaway with profound Dali Old Town Kingdom and Nanzhao Kingdom stories and shining Bai ethnic culture, Xishuangbanna - quite different tropical Kingdom of plants and animals with rich flavors to match Thailand, and so forth. If your time is limited for 1~5 days or you have your own ideas to tour one destination in Yunnan, you can check the following city tours with detailed travel guide (attractions, things to do, transportation plan, hotels, maps) and find your way for exploration. Discover now!

  • Kunming
  • Lijiang
  • Shangri-La
  • Yuanyang
  • Dali
  • Xishuangbanna
Kunming Tours

3 Days Kunming Spring City Tour

Highlights: Stone Forest, Western Hills & Dragon Gate, Yunnan Nationalities Museum, Green Park, Yuantong Temple

The best trip to feel the leisure and “Eternal Spring” weather of Kunming by visiting all must-sees.

Kunming Tours

4 Days Kunming & Dongchuan Red Land Scenic Tour

Highlights: Dongchuan Red Land, Sunrise and sunset of Dongchuan, Western Hills & Dragon Gate

Popular trip to appreciate “God’s Magic Palette” of smooth and magnificent red land with best highlights in Kunming city.

Kunming Tours

3 Days Kunming Tour to Stone Forest & Jiuxiang Cave

Highlights: Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Cave, Western Hills & Dragon Gate, Green Lake, Flowers & Birds Market

Exciting itinerary to admire the Kunming’s miracles of Karst landscape aboveground and underground.

Kunming Tours

4 Days Kunming & Luoping Canola Flowers Appreciation Tour

Highlights: Luoping Rape Flowers, Nine Dragon Waterfall, Green Lake, Yuantong Temple

Scenic tour to appreciate the stunning golden sea of rapeseed flowers in spring from Kunming.

Lijiang Tours

3 Days Lijiang Cultural & Natural Tour with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Highlights: Lijiang Ancient Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge

Most popular and classic Lijiang discovery to feel its real culture, nature, architecture, etc.

Lijiang Tours

3 Days Romantic Lijiang Tour with Visits to Naxi Kingdom

Highlights: Lijiang Ancient Town, Baisha Murals, Black Dragon Pool Park, Tiger Leaping Gorge

Explore Lijiang’s Naxi ethnic folk culture with charming landscape around the iconic old town.

Lijiang Tours

5 Days Kunming Lijiang High Speed Train Tour

Highlights: Stone Forest, Western Hills & Dragon Gate, Lijiang Old Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

5 worthy days to discover all natural and cultural treasures in Kunming and Lijiang with time-saving transfer by high speed train.

Lijiang Tours

7 Days Yunnan Paradise Tour to Lijiang, Shangri-La & Lugu Lake

Highlights: Lijiang Ancient Town, Baisha Murals, Lugu Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monastery

Discover the mysterious matriarchal society, kingdoms for Naxi people and wonderland for Tibetans in Yunnan.

Shangri-La Tours

3 Days Best Shangri-La Tour with Nature & Culture Experience

Highlights: Songzanlin Monastery, Pudacuo National Park, Dukezong Old Town, Tibetan Family Visit

Best classic Shangri-La trip to seek the “real” and “soul” of Shangri-La described in “Lost Horizon”.

Shangri-La Tours

5 Days Lijiang & Shangri-La Best Highlights Tour

Highlights: Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Murals, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monastery, Pudacuo National Park

Best vacation to explore best highlights in the charming “Kingdom of Naxi People” and “Garden of Eden”!

Shangri-La Tours

7 Days Shangri-La Tour with Meili Snow Mountain & Yubeng Hiking

Highlights: Songzanlin Monastery, Pudacuo National Park, Meili Snow Mountain, Yubeng Village

Full Shangri-La discovery with sacred Meili Snow Mountain and amazing trekking to Yubeng Village.

Shangri-La Tours

5 Days Shangri-La & Meili Snow Mountain Pilgrimage Tour

Highlights: Songzanlin Monastery, Pudacuo National Park, Meili Snow Mountain & sunrise

Seek “Best Shangri-La” with an inspiring pilgrimage journey to holy Meili Snow Mountain.

Yuanyang Tours

3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Hani Culture Discovery Tour

Highlights: Longshuba Rice Terraces, Duoyishu Rice Terrace, Azheke Village, Daba Rice Terrace

Classic trip to appreciate the proud UNESCO heritage rice terraces at Duoyishu, Bada, Aichun...

Yuanyang Tours

5 Days Kunming, Jianshui & Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

Highlights: Stone Forest, Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Azheke Village, Jianshui Ancient Town

Popular trip to fantastic Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Jianzhui Ancient Town and Stone Forest from Kunming.

Yuanyang Tours

3 Days Yuanyang Rice Terrace Hiking Tour for Hani Culture Exploration

Highlights: Duoyishu Rice Terrace, Aichun Village, Bada Rice Terrace, Azheke Village

Hike to explore the most beautiful Yuanyang Rice Terraces spreading near and far.

Yuanyang Tours

4 Days Yuanyang Rice Terrace Awesome Photography Tour

Highlights: Stone Forest, Bada Rice Terraces, Duoyishu Rice Terraces, Yuanyang Ethnic Market

Classic photo tour to shoot the most beautiful rice terrace landscape and Hani folk life.

China Dali Tours

3 Days Dali Classic Tour

Highlights: Dali Old Town, Three Pagodas, Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake, Xizhou Ancient Town, Zhoucheng Tie-dye

The best short trip to discover all best nature, culture and history of Dali City in the most classic way.

China Dali Tours

4 Days Dali Leisure Vacation for Nature & Culture Savory (in Boutique Hotel)

Highlights: Dali Old Town, Xizhou, Shaxi Ancient Town, Linden Centre

Real relaxing holiday to savor natural and cultural gems in Dali with experience at famous boutique hotel.

China Dali Tours

4 Days Kunming & Dali Highlights Tour by High Speed Train

Highlights: Stone Forest, Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake, Xizhou Ancient Town

Best combo to seek the best sightseeing, leisure life pace, ethnic culture ... in Kunming and Dali.

China Dali Tours

6 Days Dali Lijiang Tour with Shaxi Ancient Town

Highlights: Dali Old Town, Zhoucheng Tie-dye, Shaxi Ancient Town, Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Murals

Wonderful discovery of best landscapes and old towns in Dali and Lijiang with Shaxi Ancient Town on Tea-Horse Trail.

Xishuangbanna Tours

4 Days Xishuangbanna Tour with Tropical Flavor & Dai Culture

Highlights: Manting Park, Tropical Botanical Garden, Dai Minority Park, Wild Elephant Valley, Zongfosi Temple

The classic itinerary to savor the symbolic tropical charm and Dai ethnic culture in Xishuangbanna.

Xishuangbanna Tours

5 Days Kunming & Xishuangbanna Contrast Flavor Tour

Highlights: Stone Forest, Green Lake, Tropical Botanical Garden, Dai Minority Park

A memorable memory of comfortable "spring" Kunming and “hot” Xishuangbanna with tropical charm.

Travel Colorful Yunnan on the Focus

You have already known Yunnan is a colorful land, but, do you know how to explore to the fullest in each destination? China Discovery has well selected seven different travel styles for different travelers. No matter what kind of travelers you are (nature fan, culture lovers, photographers, or good hikers), we' ve got a tour that’ll fit you just right. Select your favorite now!

Highlighted Experience & Articles for Yunnan Travel

For your deeper and full understanding of Yunnan and its top popular places, we here have our comprehensive travel guide and best-selected travel articles to give you the best and most up-to-date information of each major travel destination, including Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Dali, Yuanyang, etc. And each place includes all you want to know, such as why to go, top things to see and do, best time to visit there, how to get there & travel around, suggestion on places to stay and accommodations, other useful tips should know before setting off, etc. Please feel free to check all travel information for more travel ideas and know more things as locals!

Ultimate Yunnan Travel Guide & Useful Articles

Extend Your Yunnan Tours

Yunnan located in the southern China borders Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan and Tibet is usually planned with one of its bordering destinations into a China Yunnan trip for in-depth exploration of the south and west part of China. Besides, it is also a popular idea to travel Yunnan with other top destinations such as Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Xian, Zhangjiajie, and so on for a panoramic China seeking. Choose our popular well-organized tours to discover the differences between the various ethnic groups' cultures and marvel at the diverse culture and majestic landscape of China. Furthermore, if you have other attractions or destinations want to discover or any other idea to plan your own Yunnan China trip, please feel free to tell our professional travel expert to customize your own Yunnan China tour! Start your vacation now!

Monks Debating at Sera Monastery
10 Days Yunnan Tibet Unique Discovery Tour

Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Lhasa

Lijiang Old Town Full View from Wangu Tower
14 Days Wild China Tours from Shanghai to Yunnan on Expresses

Shanghai / Zhangjiajie / Kaili / Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-la / Kunming

Kaili Miao Minority People
10 Days Yunnan & Guizhou Amazing Minorities Tour

Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming / Fanjingshan / Kaili / Zhaoxing / Congjiang

Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
10 Days Classic Sichuan & Yunnan Highlights Tour

Chengdu / Leshan / Mount Emei / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
8 Days Brilliant Yunnan & Zhangjiajie Avatar Mountains Tour

Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming / Zhangjiajie

Yangshuo Biking Experience
9 Days Guilin Karst Landscape & Diverse Yunnan Tour

Guilin / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming

Naxi People Dancing at Sifang Street in Lijiang Old Town
10 Days Beijing & Yunnan Treasure Tour (5 Destinations)

Beijing / Kunming / Dali / Lijiang / Shangri-La

Panoramic View of Yangshuo Town
15 Days Vast China Tour with Yunnan Highlights & Guilin Karst Landscape

Beijing / Xian / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming / Guilin / Yangshuo / Shanghai

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