Yunnan Adventure

Yunnan, China

Close  Rice terrace fields in Yuan Yang are the most famous, Kunming, China.

Yunnan Adventure

Yunnan is a province in southwestern China, known for its large number of ethnic minorities, beautiful landscapes and ancient towns. To the west, in the outliers of the Himalayas is the deep blue Erhai Lake; home to Yunnan’s greatest concentration of Bai architecture and culture. Dali village in the northwest has a unique cultural heritage created by 25 ethnic minorities. While the Old Town of Lijiang, dates back more than 800 years. 

Yunnan, meaning ‘Beautiful Clouds in the South’ is the one of the most beautiful regions in China. It has a diverse topography that ranges from alpine mountains to tropical rainforests. This classic tour to Yunnan will visit heritage sites such as Lijang, a small town packed with beautiful canals and historical bridges. The Tiger Leaping Gorge one of the deepest gorges in the world. And Kunming, where you visit the Stone Forest, known since the Ming Dynasty as one of world's natural wonders.

And, explore its most beautiful region known as Shangri-la.

We Love
  • Internal flights as indicated with private airport transfers and assistance.
  • Accommodation is the most luxurious China has to offer.
  • This is a private tour with your own private multilingual guide and driver throughout the trip.
  • Trouble-free travel experiences, as we take care of all the logistics, so that you avoid queuing, irritations and delays.
  • Highly personalised itinerary designed by China specialists with insider knowledge.
  • Around-the-clock support with our local contacts throughout China.
Need to Know
  • We can arrange private Yunnan tours to coincide with festival dates or customise private treks of any length, to include luxury facilities.
  • We can organise special activities such as cooking classes, visits to local homes, local treks of any length with luxuries and meeting local people.
  • We can arrange restaurant and spa reservations, shopping recommendations, access to local festivals and other activities, private airport transfers, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations.

Yunnan Adventure This is an incredible adventure to the most beautiful region known as Shangri-la.
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Zhongdian.

Begin in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province. Its comfortable climate allows flowers to bloom all year round giving it the name of the “Eternal Spring City”. Its alluring highland scenery, bewitching karst landform, varied and exotic habitats and customs and places of historical interest can be found at major scenic spots.

Travel to the ancient lakeside town of Dali, driving through spectacular scenery past the upper reaches of the Yangtze to magical Lijiang and Zhongdian, known as ‘Shangri La’. Wander through peaceful monasteries, meet the friendly locals and discover a completely different side of China. You will witness isolated valleys, tribal villages and remote monasteries - a unique glimpse of a once hidden world.

We travel past Lijiang, a fairyland beneath the clouds of southern China. A place blessed with fresh air, clear streams, breathtaking snow-capped mountains, and an undisturbed landscape inhabited by a friendly group of people. Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, a deep canyon channelling the headwaters of the Yangtze River, en route to Zhongdian, a high mountain town on the Tibetan border.

Zhongdian is the centre of the mythical Shangri La, the promised land of everlasting bliss. This land of snow-capped peaks, virgin forests of spruce and pine, meadow ablaze with fragrant wild flowers and pristine lakes inhabited by Tibetans, offers an introduction to Tibetan culture. Explore the surrounding region of Shangri-la before flying back to Kunming.

Day 1 – Arrive
Kunming Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight.
Afternoon private city tour.

Day 2 – Transfer & Tour
Dali Morning transfer and flight to Dali. Visit to hilltribe market and touring in and around Dali.

Day 3 – Transfer
Lijiang Private transfer to Lijiang for 3 nights.
Afternoon touring of Lijiang and surrounding villages and monastery.

Day 4 – Explore
Lijiang Morning touring to villages and attractions around Lijiang.
Afternoon at leisure. Evening Naxi music performance.

Day 5 – Explore
Lijiang Morning touring to villages. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 – Tiger Leaping Gorge
Zhongdian Private transfer to Zhongdian for 2 nights, visiting Tiger Leaping Gorge en route.

Day 7 – Explore
Zhongdian Private touring in and around Zhongdian also known as Shangri-La.

Day 8 – Transfer & Tour
Kunming Private transfer to flight to Kunming.
Afternoon private city tour or excursion to Western Hills.

Day 9 – Depart
Kunming Private airport transfer.


  • Kunming:         InterContinental Hotel Kunming
  • Dali:                Dali Regent Hotel
  • Lijiang:            Banyan Tree Lijiang
  • Zhongdian:      Banyan Tree Ringha

Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h

Yunnan Adventure Yunnan, China

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Beijing Capital International Airport, about 12 miles (19 kilometres) northeast of the city centre, is served by numerous international carriers from the UK. For the adventuresome there's also a train that whisks you in 23 minutes to a fairly central station in Beijing from which you can cab it to your hotel.

When to go The best time to visit China is during autumn (September to early November) when the skies are clear and the weather is at its comfortable best. The days are warm, sunny and dry with clear skies and pleasantly cool evenings. Local Beijingers describe this short season as tiāngāo qìshuǎng (literally ‘the sky is high and the air is fresh’).

The second-best time is spring, late March to mid-May, when winds blow away the pollution but also sometimes bring clouds of scouring sand for a day or two, turning the sky a livid yellow (great for pictures). From May onwards the mercury begins to surge well over 30°C until the rains arrive. The months of July and August are sultry and humid.