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Located in Southwest China, Yunnan is the province with the most ethnic minorities. Its rich tourism resources, diverse ethnic culture, fantastic landscapes and pleasant climate in all seasons have made it a very popular destination for travelers. Our private guided tours to Yunnan including spring city Kunming, romantic Dali, World Cultural Heritage Lijiang Old Town, and heaven on earth - Shangri-La, will bring you exciting travel experiences.

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    What are the top things to do in Yunnan?

    The hot destinations of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La can't be missed for a thoroughly Yunnan travel package. The province boasts abundant natural sceneries and cultural sites, among which the most popular ones are Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Old Town, Dali Ancient City, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Stone Forest.
     
    Stone Forest
    Tiger Leaping Gorge

    What is the best time to visit Yunnan?

    Yunnan has a generally mild climate all year round. Spring (March-May), summer (June-August) and autumn (September-November) are the best seasons because of the charming scenery with green hills and clear water. Due to the pleasant weather at that time, it is alright for you to wear T-shirts when traveling. Visitors are advised to carry light jacket or coat in case of the sharp temperature differences between day and night.

    How to plan a private tour to Yunnan?

    It is suggested to spend at least 4 days for a brief Yunnan tour itinerary. Any two cities of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang or Shangri-La can be covered. If you prefer to include all four popular cities, then an 8-day tour is needed. For photography enthusiasts, Yuanyang Rice Terraces in Jianshui could be a good choice.
    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
    Minority people in Yunnan

    How to get there and around?

    There are direct flights from major cities of China to hot cities of Yunnan. It is quite easy to take Yunnan tour packages from Beijing, Shanghai, Xian or Hong Kong by either flight or high speed train. Also it is convenient for traveling within Yunnan.
    By flight
    Beijing  Shanghai  Chengdu  Xian Guilin Hong Kong Lhasa
    Kunming 3.5h 3.5h 1.5h 2.5h 1.5h 2.5h 2.5h
    Dali 4h 4h 1.5h 2.5h / / /
    Lijiang 3.5h 4h 1.5h 2.5h 1.5h / 2.5h
    Shangri-la / 5.5h 1.5h 2h※ / / 1.5h
    ※ indicates not daily
    By High Speed Train
    Beijing Shanghai  Chengdu Xian Guilin Hong Kong
    Kunming 11h 12h 6h 10.5h 5h 7.5h
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      4.819 Reviews
      Sarry H.
      USA
      Posted on December 09, 2019
      We had a great experience with Travel China Guide from the start to the end. Our Kunming, Lijiang and Dali tour was fantastic with hassle free booking and the rep was very prompt in replying my emails. All of the tour guides spoke English. The hotels were at great locations. I enjoyed the food very much.
      I would definitely use Travel China Guide again in the near future.
      Claudia
      France
      Posted on December 09, 2019
      I contacted Travel China Guide to help me arrange a private airport to train station transfer, train tickets between Kunming and Dali, and a 3-day solo custom private tour that included Lijiang, Xizhou, Shihgu, Yuhu, Shuhe, Baisha, Shaxi, and Tiger Leaping Gorge. Doris Chang was my contact and she was a star from the get-go: responsive, patient, professional, and thorough. Our pre-trip planning email communication was seamless. Once in China, we communicated by WeChat. Mike, my English-speaking airport to train transfer guide in Kunming was also great. Mike was friendly, professional, and made sure I got on the right train. Kevin was my Dali-based guide who took me around Xizhuo, Shaxi, and the Shizhonshan Grottoes. Alice, my Lijiang-based guide, took me around Lijiang, Yuhu, Shuhe, Shigu, and Tiger Leaping Gorge. Kevin and Alice were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. My private driver was also excellent. Travel China Guide delivered excellent, trouble-free service. I look forward to arranging future trips with Travel China Guide. Thank you! ... More
      Bonnie South
      Canada
      Posted on November 25, 2019
      We decided to have a trip to Yunnan. It was just an idea occurred to me. We were so lucky to choose this excellent travel agency—TravelChinaGuide. Many classic scenic sights were covered in our cost-effective itinerary, including Stone Forest, Erhai Lake, Dali Ancient City, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Lijiang Old Town and so on. All of them were terrific. The experience of the local customs was amazing!
      Anthony Nodal
      USA
      Posted on November 05, 2019
      Had a great time in Yunnan! Referring to the accommodation, it was quiet and made me feel at home. We all thought highly of this Yunnan tour. Thank all of you!
      Solang Uk
      Switzerland
      Posted on November 02, 2019
      Overall arrangement is good, except that it should be known that some or most museum close on Monday. Guides and drivers were very good. Mr. Zhi who drove us from Dali through Lijiang to Shangri-La through very difficult winding narrow mountain roads with many potholes was excellent. Meals were good, but for non-Asian, may be too spicy and hot.
      Mary Atilla
      Aus
      Posted on October 14, 2019
      We were very satisfied with this Yunnan tour. Before departure, we finally chose the travel agency—TravelChinaGuide through comparison. Indeed, their service was great. They took an initiative to keep in touch with us as soon as we placed an order. All the things gave us the satisfaction!
      Carlos Schiavon
      Sweden
      Posted on September 24, 2019
      I believed that Yunnan tourism would be better and better and more and more people would be attracted by its unique beauty. We visited beautiful Erhai Lake where I wanted to go there again with my family. I fell in love with Yunnan! During these days in Yunnan, the weather was fine. So lucky!
      Graeme Colabaugh
      Canada
      Posted on September 17, 2019
      Well, my special appreciation was expressed to the people who supported in silence---our driver. In our itinerary, they served us well. Our punctual driver was always there for us and was never late. With his efforts, our Yunnan tour was pleasing!
      Ethel Laurie
      Australia
      Posted on September 09, 2019
      During this trip in Yunnan, we slept well in the five-star hotel where the bed was comfortable and the surrounding environment was quiet. We had abundant activities in our itinerary and we had great fun there! Also, enough time was left for us to travel along and enjoy the beautiful sights. It was so convenient to book a package tour. We had a good rest and ate delicious food. The only thing we did was enjoying the wonderful sights. It was a marvelous trip!
      Subhasis
      United States
      Posted on September 03, 2019
      I loved my Yunnan tour which came to a successful ending. I really enjoyed myself with delicious food and comfortable accommodation! Speaking to accommodation, I slept very well in five-star hotels so that I could restore my energy to continue my pleasant trip.
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