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Sichuan Tour: Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Parks

Travel from Chengdu to the national parks of Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong in the north of Sichuan Province. The Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Parks, located about 400km north of Chengdu, are undoubtedly among the most beautiful and fascinating national parks in China. While Jiuzhaigou offers a fantastic mountainous landscape with waterfalls, clean streams and crystal lakes, the Huanglong National Park inspires with beautiful sinter terraces, which make the heart rate of every photographer go faster!

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Explore Guizhou and Guangxi Provinces: Journey through China's south

Your journey begins in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province and home of the Panda Bears. You will visit the Buddhist caves of Dazu, which rank amongst the most important Buddhist stone works in the world. With the comfortable high-speed train, you travel into the Guizhou province to Kaili. The largely undiscovered Guizhou province inspires by its picturesque Dong and Miao villages, which are embedded in a lovely karst landscape. From Guizhou your China journey continues to the neighboring Guangxi province. The hike in the rice terraces of Longsheng is one of the most scenic hikes in the Guangxi province. The fantastic karst landscape of Yangshuo forms the conclusion of your China journey.

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Travel the Tibetan Highlands of Western Sichuan

The journey over the Tibetan Highland from Sichuan to Yunnan in Western China is a journey of a lifetime. The impressive natural landscapes with snow-covered mountains, endless grass landscapes, countless yak herds as well as Tibetan monasteries will inspire you on this journey! The journey leads from the famous Panda Bears in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province via the fascinating landscape of the Tibetan plateau of West Sichuan, to Zhongdian, the "Shangri-La" of Yunnan Province. With the Haizi Pass you will also cross the highest point of this journey at 4,696 metres above sea level.This journey also includes a visit to the magnificent Yading National Park.

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The magnificent Rice Terraces of Yuanyang

Travel and hiking the Yuanyang Rice Terraces: On this unique journey, you travel to the mostly undiscovered and still little visited south of the Yunnan province almost to the Vietnamese border. Spectacular rice terraces, ethnic minorities, colorful markets, old temples and pristine villages are the highlights your journey to Yuanzang. A visit to the well-known stone forest near Lunan rounds off this journey full of new experiences.

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The Yunnan Province at a glance

On this Yunnan tour you travel to Zhongdian or Shangrila, where you get a deeper insight into the unique Tibetan culture, take a stroll through the winding alleys of Lijiang and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of Dali, the former royal town on the shores of the idyllic Erhai Lake. A varied journey through the Yunnan Province in China with unique landscapes, bustling cities and religious and cultural diversity. The ideal complement to your next business trip to China.

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Yunnan tours are the insider’s tip for opening the gate into the past of China. That is why journeys to the provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan, in the Southwest of China, are the most diverse and exciting tours in China. The cultural, geographical and ethnic diversity make traveling to Yunnan a unique experience.

Tours through Yunnan and Sichuan in South and West China

Along the old "Tea and Horse Road", where formerly merchandise was transported from Yunnan and Sichuan to Tibet, one finds, as before, the original China with its old villages, traditional houses and the traditional lifestyle on a journey to the Southwest of China.

With us, you travel off the beaten tracks and in doing so getting to know a rural China, which is in stark contrast to the China, which often has been shown in the western media.

Traveling through Yunnan and Sichuan captures your imagination by majestic, snow-capped mountain peaks, raging rivers, luminous rice terraces, deep canyons and colorful ethnic minorities. Just in the province of Yunnan live 26 ethnic minorities. That is the largest number of different ethnic groups in a single province within the middle Kingdom.

We are happy to assist you with planning your next China Tour with valuable travel tips and suggestions.

For references and further information on the planning of your China Tour, you can also find us on TRIP ADVISOR.


Well looked after during your Yunnan Tour in China

Thanks to our China insiders’ TRAVEL tips, you can get to know the still original China during your journey through Yunnan and Sichuan. Be it for a journey on the old Burma Road, along the Tea and Horse Road, or to the rice terraces of Yuanyang; we have the appropriate China travel advice for you.

As a result, you are also able to prepare accordingly for your China Tour, already before your departure, we provide you with valuable information on reading matters and travel advice concerning Yunnan or Sichuan.

During the journey, our English or German speaking local travel guides will give you valuable travel information and travel advice about Yunnan and Sichuan in southwest China.

Also, during your China Tour, you can also benefit from our English, French, Spanish 24h  Hotline, where you will be supported and advised competent and uncomplicated in the case of questions and emergencies.


A private Yunnan Tour offers a maximum amount of flexibility

An individual Tour to China (Private Tour) offers maximum freedom and flexibility to the traveler.  You will be traveling together with your driver and tour guide and benefit from a private service customized to your needs.

Your private local tour guide will assist you while checking into a hotel, give you tips for good local restaurants, help overcome the china languague barrier and, most important, will provide you with valuable inside travel information about the places you visit.

The travel program of an individual China Tour has been designed in such a way that you have time to visit spontaneously a local market, can converse with a Tibetan monk while drinking a cup of tea, or furthermore, that you can explore a village on your own and without your tour guide.

Your local tour guide has one or two exciting and valuable China insiders’ travel tips for Yunnan, Sichuan and Guangxi in store for you!

Flexibility and independence are the main slogans at our individual China Tours. Contact us for your entirely customized individual Tour to Southwest China.


The Yunnan Province is perfect for your next Family holidays

Like any family travel, a Family Tour to China should also be well prepared.

Our Family Tours are designed so that both the parents as well as the children get their full money’s worth.

A mutual bike tour along the Erhai Lake in Yunnan, a ride on the night train or an exciting hike through one of the deepest canyons in the world contribute to the success of a Family Tour. Our Family Tours are designed to be stress-free and flexible, as a result, you are even able to sleep a little longer in the morning, or you can do something spontaneously as a family.

Moreover, in the case of family travel, we ensure that you do not have to make too many hotel changes. That means you are also staying in the same hotel for two or three nights, from where you take exciting excursions and activities.

Ask us about our special Family Tour to Yunnan, Sichuan, and Guangxi.


Tours from Yunnan in China to Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam

Treat yourself to an experience of travel off the beaten inrush of tourists: A cross-border, overland journey from Yunnan in the southwest of China along the old Burma Road to Myanmar/Burma, from Yunnan to Laos or an exciting journey from Yunnan to Vietnam.

Such a cross-country journey leads through to the remotest corners of South East Asia as well as from Southwest China and allows the traveler a fascinating insight into the different cultures and traditions. The traveler awaits breathtaking natural landscapes, huge river valleys, ethnic minorities and the many exciting encounters with the local population.

A cross-country journey from Yunnan to Laos, into busy Vietnam or in the original Burma (Myanmar) will also delight experienced world travelers!

Our travel advice for Yunnan: Combine your cross-country journey from Yunnan to Laos or from Yunnan to Vietnam with an intermediate stop at the rice terraces in Yuanyang. The rice terraces of Yuanyang are among the most beautiful rice terraces of China and are placed under the protection of UNESCO in 2013.

For more information and travel tips for a cross-border trip from Yunnan to Burma/Myanmar via the old Burma Road from Yunnan via Xishuangbanna to Laos or from Yunnan via Hekou to Vietnam, contact our most qualified team of experts in Kunming.


A professional tour guide is the key to a successful Journey

Travel more relaxed with one of our English, French of German-speaking tour guides!

Thanks to our professional English, German or French-speaking local tour guides, we can offer Yunnan and Sichuan Tours in the German, English and French language. Our French, English or German-speaking tour guides provide you with fascinating insights into the other China, and they can explain the cultural differences and customs clearly to you.

A good tour guide is key to a successful journey to Yunnan. Regularly - and upon request - the two owners of Colorful-China Tours China Travel accompany even personally.

As a result, they remain in touch with the latest trends, and it allows them at the same time to carry out a regular quality control of our China Tours. In a rapidly developing China, this is an indispensable task.

Also, you benefit from our English, French, German 24/7 Hotline. Simply ask us without any obligation.


Experience the facets of the Yunnan Province: Lunch with a tibetan family

Having up-to-date, first-hand travel information regarding Yunnan: Colorful China Travel and Tours is an English, German and French-speaking travel agency specialized in traveling in the provinces of Yunnan, Sichuan, and Guangxi in the Southwest of China. Our headquarters is located in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan. Since we are local, we can always provide the most up-to-date travel information and adapt our Tours to the latest conditions at short notice.

Whether you are traveling as a couple, a family or a small group, we can arrange a suitable Yunnan or Sichuan Tour for you! Our Yunnan Budget Tours offer the greatest flexibility. On our Budget Tours, we offer our guests optional excursions, which can be booked and paid for directly on site. By doing this, you have the choice whether you prefer to head out on your own or to visit the tourist features along with your tour guide. Of course, you can spontaneously decide on site whether you want to take part in these guided excursions or not. That gives you a high degree of flexibility and independence during a Yunnan Tour.

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Encountes with the local population of the tibetan plateau in west Sichuan

Are you planning a journey to the Sichuan province? The province of Sichuan is interbedded between 3 mountain ranges and is one of the largest provinces in China regarding the surface area. The further one goes to the west, the higher the sparsely populated, almost endless Tibetan highlands rise into the sky. 

To the east, in the direction of the Chongqing, trends the plain, fertile Sichuan basin, which already shows a subtropical climate.  The scenic, cultural and culinary diversity turn a Sichuan Tour into a fascinating experience.  Chengdu and the Sichuan Province are also perfectly suitable for combination with a Yunnan Tour. Please contact us for the latest travel information regarding the Sichuan Province. 

Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, is an ideal starting point for a journey to Southwest China. There are several non-stop flight connections from Europe to Chengdu, which significantly reduce the travel time.

Please contact us for the latest travel information regarding Sichuan.


The best time to travel to the north of the Yunnan Province is from April to October. July and August are the rainiest months. October to March the temperatures are cold. However, the winter months are a good travel time in Yunnan, since there are not many tourists and hardly ever rainfall. For the southern subtropical areas of the Yunnan Province, the best time to travel is the cooler winter months from October to March.

The climate in Sichuan differs considerably depending on the region. For the subtropical Sichuan Basin in the East of Sichuan, the best time to travel is during the winter months. On the other hand, the Sichuan plateau, located in the West, experiences a warm and mild spring and autumn. That is the best time to travel to the West of Sichuan. The most rain falls between May and October. The winter months are not considered to be the best time to travel to Western Sichuan because the climate is cold, dry and quite rough in most places.


"... Every journey begins with a first step in the right direction ..."
(Confucius 551 - 479 BC)