Cross-border Overland Journeys from Yunnan to Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam

The Yunnan Province is located in the extreme southwest of China and shares the border with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. 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 is an unforgettable experience with many fascinating contrasts and adventures. Often such an overland trip leads through some of the most remote and impressive landscapes of Southeast Asia - areas which are rarely visited by western tourists. Colorful ethnic groups, breathtaking natural landscapes, huge river valleys and secluded villages are just some of the characteristics of these exciting journeys. Whether you travel along the infamous Old Burma Road to Myanmar (Burma), through the untouched subtropical rainforests of Northern Laos, or along the old narrow-gauge railway in the footsteps of the French colonial rulers to Halong Bay, these are all unique and unforgettable journeys full of fascinating encounters with the local population.

A cross-border overland trip requires a certain understanding of the local conditions and some flexibility and patience from the participants. Ideal for the traveler who like to explore and who like to travel off the beaten track.

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Travel from China to Vietnam by Railway

15-17 days
China Tour
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Railway Journey from Beijing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

China journey by Rail from China to Vietnam. With the construction of the modern CRH high-speed railway network, a journey by rail in China has become a pleasant travel experience. With more than 300 kilometers per hour you travel comfortably through the rural areas of China. You travel across the border into Vietnam where you travel by the nostalgic, over 100 years old night train at leisurely pace from Lao Cai to Hanoi. On this China trip you will follow the footsteps of the French colonialists and ride aboard the antique Jiayang steam train in Sichuan Province.

Active Tour from Yunnan in China to Laos

12-14 days
Active Tours
Budget Tours
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Overland journey from Lijiang (Yunnan) to Luang Prabang

An activity-packed tour from the spectacular landscapes of Yunnan in China into the relaxation of Laos. Travel from Lijiang in Yunnan province as far as the gold-gleaming temples of Luang Prabang. The boat trip along Nam Ou river and the hike on a scenic high trail through Tiger Leaping Gorge are only two of the highlights of this journey from China to Laos. Spending nights off-the-beaten-track and away from the major tourist paths with local families in Khamu villages give you a first-hand experience of the daily life of the native people in Laos and China.

Travel along the legendary Burma Road

6-8 days
Crossborder-Tours
Cultural Tours

Compressed overland tour along the "Old Burma Road" from Yunnan to Burma

Travel along the infamous "Old Burma Road" from the Yunnan Province in Southwest China to the "Golden Land" of Myanmar (Burma). The Burma Road has long been a trading route between the British occupied Burma and China, but played an important role for China during the Second World War. A fascinating journey through the rugged mountain terrain of Southwest China and Northern Burma. A compressed version of our other fascinating tours along the Burma Road, ideal for the traveller with a limited amount of time and a limited budget.

Southern Yunnan and northern Vietnam via Dien Bien Fu

12-14 days
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Travel overland from Kunming (Yunnan) to the Halong Bay in Vietnam

Overland tour from the Yunnan Province in southwest China to the Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam. The mountainous border area between Yunnan and Vietnam is historically, ethnically, as well as scenically amongst the most inspiring and exiting areas within Southeast Asia. You travel from Kunming via the splendid Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Sapa and Dien Bien Fu to Hanoi. The remnants of the French Colonial times are omnipresent and serve as a reminder of the French presence in Asia.

Travel the Old Burma Road from China to Myanmar

Temples in Bagan
15-17 days
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Overland Crossborder Tour from Lijiang to Yangon along the legendary Burma Road

Travel the legendary Old Burma Road from China to Myanmar. From a history as well as culrue and landscape the journey along the Burma Road from China to Myanmar is one of the moste exciting journeys in China if not south-east Asia.  From the snow-covered mountains around Lijiang in the norther Yunnan Province in China you travel in the footsteps of General Stilwell and “his” Burma Road right down to the former royal city of Mandalay in the heart of Myanmar.

Travel overland from Yunnan to Laos with Mekong River Cruise

12-14 days
Crossborder-Tours

Travel Overland from Yunnan in China to Luangprabang in Laos

A fascinating overland journey from China to Laos. From Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in south-west China, travel via the UNESCO protected rice terraces of Yuanyang to the golden temples of the former royal city of Luang Prabang in Laos. A two-day boat trip on the Mekong River rounds off this exciting journey from Yunnan to Laos. A journey off-the-beaten-track and far away from the major tourist routes through China and Laos. Travel and discover two different countries with striking contrasts, fascinating scenery and amazing people!

Journey from Mystical Laos to Hidden Yunnan in China

9-11 days
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Overland Journey from Laos to China

Insider tip: Journey from Laos to Yunnan in China. Fascinating overland journey from the pristine Laos to the still largely unknown Chinese province of Yunnan. Our journey leads through one of the most remote and impressive landscapes of Southeast Asia. The old royal capital Luang Prabang, the wonderful rice terraces of Yuanyang, the boat trip on the Nam Ou river as well as the many contacts with the local population will inspire you!

Along the Old Burma Road, overland journey to Myanmar

15-17 days
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

From the Tibetan Highlands of Yunnan to the Golden Land of Myanmar

Travel the Burma Road from the Yunnan province to Myanmar: A fascinating cross-country tour from the Yunnan province in the Southwest of China to the golden shining Pagodas of Myanmar. You travel in the footsteps of General Joseph Stilwell along the legendary Old Burma Road through the magnificent and undiscovered landscapes of southwest China and northern Myanmar. You will experience two countries, which could not be more different; full of fascinating contrasts and encounters with the local population.