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Private Yunnan Sichuan Travel Tours

Private Tours: Travel at your own pace throughout Southwest China and beyond

A private tour, together with our driver and an experienced tour guide, offers the maximum amount of liberty and flexibility during your trip throughout South-West China and the adjoining countries Myanmar (Burma), Laos and Vietnam. Your travel itinerary can be adjusted on the spur of the moment whenever and wherever  you like.  Whether you are invited spontaneously to a wedding party, offered the hospitality of a Tibetan Nomad to have a cup of Yak-butter Tea inside his tent, or you want to explore an additional hidden temple, church or monastery - we leave you with the necessary flexibility. Ask us for your own, personal travel itinerary for South and West China today!

Our individual/private Tours are ideal for elderly persons and for travelers who want to have a South-West China travel experience at his/her own pace. Apart from English we also offer our private tours throughout South-West China in French and German language.

 

Private Tours

Duration:
15-17 days

From the Tibetan Highlands to the Golden Land

Explore the old Burma Road, running from Myanmar to Yunnan. Join one of our tours and travel overland on a journey from the beautiful south-western China, across the border to the laid back life style of "The Golden Land". Drive through some of the remotest and most fascinating landscapes of South-East Asia; regions that are not much travelled by western tourists. Experience two fascinating countries full of great contrasts and with many enriching encounters with the local population!

Duration:
15-17 days

Overland Crossborder Tour from Lijiang to Yangon

Stunning natural landscapes, impressive river valleys, ancient temples, golden pagodas and imposing colonial style buildings are only a few of the many highlights on this tour. From the mystical Dongba culture of the Naxi ethnic minority in Lijiang you drive through spectacular scenery along the infamous “Old Burma Road” all the way to Mandalay in Burma (Myanmar). This unique journey will also inspire the most experienced globetrotter.

Duration:
9-11 days

The comprehensive Yunnan Tour

A trip through Yunnan Province in south-west China. On this trip, we shall carry you off into the spectacular landscapes of the north of Yunnan Province, where you will experience some of the lesser known tribes of Yunnan Province: the Bai, Naxi, Yi, as well as the Tibetans. A many-faceted trip through rural China far away from big groups of tourists. Ideal for travelers who want to experience the “real” China and at the same time not miss the most important sights.

Duration:
12-14 days

Travel 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 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.

Duration:
9-11 days

In the "Kingdom of Daughters"

This wonderful journey gives you an insight into the cultural and ethnic variety of the Yunnan Province. The visit of the idyllic Lugu Lake with the unique matriarchal society of the Mosuo people is just one of many highlights of this tour. While traveling through the stunning landscapes of Northern Yunnan you come across century old villages, Tibetan monasteries, deep gorges and colorful ethnic groups. A tour which will inspire even the experienced traveler!

Duration:
12-14 days

Explore the remote parts of Yunnan

While our Yunnan tours normally try to offer a balanced view of the province, this tour puts a focus on Yunnan's mountainous regions to the north and the west. Visit the Yangtse and Mekong river, as they grind their way through deep valleys. Take a tour of Yunnan's Deqin county, which offers stunning views of Mt. Kawa-Karpo. Experience untouched nature on tours through Yunnan's national parks. 

Duration:
9-11 days

Crossborder overland tour from Laos to Southern Yunnan

During this fascinating overland journey from the laid back life style of Laos to the beautiful Yunnan province we drive through some of the remotest and most fascinating areas of South-East Asia; regions that are not much travelled by western tourists. A trip full of friendly faces, stunning contrasts and some of the most breathtaking landscapes Southeast Asia has to offer.

Duration:
15-17 days

with 3 day hiking though the Tiger Leaping Gorge

A journey through Yunnan, “South of the Clouds”.  That melodious name is the literal translation of Yunnan and reflects its climate, which is pleasant throughout the year, and the open-mindedness and friendliness of its inhabitants. Come with us on an exciting trip through Yunnan Province in south-west China. From the rice terraces of Yuanyang this Yunnan journey takes you through the sub-tropical Xishuangbanna up to the eastern Tibetan Plateau, 3,300 meters high!

Duration:
3-5 days

Travel the south of the Yunnan Province

Travel to the Rice Terraces of Yuanyang: Set amongst amazing scenery high above the Red River Valley in the southern Yunnan Province in South-West China, the rice terraces of Yuanyang rank amongst the most beautiful terraced rice fields in Asia. Since June 2013, the Yuanyang rice terraces have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Enjoy an unforgettable sunrise over the rice terraces of Yuanyang and stoll along the streets of ancient Jianshui Village.

Duration:
9-11 days

Travel from the Panda Bears of Sichuan to the Shangri-La of the Yunnan Province

The impressive landscapes with the snow covered hills, endless grassy plains, numerous yak herds, and Tibetan monasteries will enthuse you on this trip. The trip takes you from the famous panda bears in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, via the fascinating landscape of the Tibetan high plateaus of Western Sichuan, to Zhongdian, the Shangri-La of Yunnan province. While crossing the Haizi Shan you will cross the highest point of the trip at 4696 meters above sea level.

Duration:
6-8 days

The comprehensive Yunnan Tour

This Yunnan Tour is recomendable for travelers with limited time who are keen to see the major sites of the Yunnan Province. You get a glimpse of the traditional Chinese city life in Kunming, experience the rich Tibetan Culture in Zhongdian, visit Lijiang's famous old town and take a stroll in the streets of Dali, the former capital of the Nanzhao Kingdom. A varied journey with great scenery, beautiful nature as well as bustling Chinese cities.

Duration:
12-14 days

A tour designed for the traveler who does not only want to see the major places of interest but also experience some of the local rural life and witness parts of Yunnan’s most spectacular landscapes. You take a walk through the fascinating Yuanyang Rice Terraces and travel along the legendary "Tea and Horse Road" from Dali to the Tibetan Highlands. You get a glimpse of the Tibetan culture in Shangri-La, maybe the Shangri-La described by James Hilton in his Novel "the lost Horizon".

Duration:
9-11 days

Add a bit of luxury to your Yunnan tour

Discover the authentic Yunnan Province in an as comfortable way as possible, without setting aside a certain luxury. Far away from the large tourist crowds you drive on secluded roads and hereby get to know the beautiful Yunnan Province from a different angle. You stay overnight at high standard, tastefully decorated boutique lodges or hotels, which will inspire even the experienced traveler.

Duration:
12-14 days

Overland journey from Lijiang (Yunnan) to Luang Prabang

An action-packed trip from the spectacular landscapes of Yunnan in China into the countryside of the 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 through Tiger Leaping Gorge are only two of the highlights of this journey. Spending nights away from the major tourist paths with local families in Khamu villages give you in addition a first-hand experience of the daily life of the native people.

Duration:
3-5 days

The art of Tea making

For centuries Pu’er Tea has been cultivated in the mountainous area of southern Yunnan and its quality is gaining on popularity all around the world.  With this trip we offer you a unique in depth experience of the art of tea making. You stay at the home of a local tea farmer, right in the heart of one of China’s most significant tea planting areas. From the villagers you will learn how tea is picked, fried, rolled and dried; and you will be able to press your own tea cake from the tea you have made!