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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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      4.822 Reviews
      Claus & Laura Sutor
      USA
      Posted on January 18, 2020
      This was our third visit to China. This time, we booked the "6 Days China Tour to Kunming- Jianshui - Yuanyang - Kunming". It was one of the most, if not the most, memorable and exciting excursion we ever undertook. Our tour guide "Richard" and the driver "Mr. Li" certainly contributed to the overall success. We felt safe at all times with Mr. Li behind the wheel. Richard was a superb guide. His knowledge about Chinese history, figures and locations, was most impressive. There simply wasn't a question he failed to answer and elaborate on. We are already looking where could possible go next year, again booking through TravelChinaGuide. ... More
      Comet Sturm
      Australia
      Posted on January 06, 2020
      Our tour guide was extremely nice! He was considerate and dutiful as well as humorous. On the trip, he introduced local specialties to us but no shopping. He tried his best to provide us with satisfying service. I was fortunate to have a trip in his group. The Yunnan tour was a rewarding trip!
      Rioli
      USA
      Posted on December 16, 2019
      The scenic spots were charming and accommodation was comfortable on the Yunnan tour. Many classic sights were included in our Yunnan tour itinerary, including Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Stone Forest and Erhai Lake. How amazing!
      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!
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