Traveling South-West China

Recommended Tours by Colorful China Travel

China is a multi-faceted travel destination with a rich breadth of history and culture, ancient heritage sites, spectacular natural wonders and an unrivaled ethnic diversity. Thanks to modern infrastructure, travelling in China has become less strenuous in recent years. However, we firmly believe that a good preparation is the key to a successful and unforgettable journey to the middle kingdom. Because of the size of China, the choice of magnificent sightseeing spots is endless. Therefore, the question about which places to visit mainly depends on your interests and the time on hand.

On the following pages we put together some interesting itineraries for tours in China and beyond. These tours should simply serve as an inspiration and help you with the planning of your next trip to China. It comes without saying that all tours can be adapted to your personal interests and wishes. Just tell us your own personal travel ideas for China and let us do the rest.

Journey along the ancient Silk Road

Travel along the Silk Road from Xi'An to Turpan in Xinjiang
12-14 days
Active Tours
China Tour
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

Travel the Silk Road in the footsteps of Marco Polo and the Monk Xuanzang

Travel along the ancient Silk Road in China. The Silk Road - a mythical term that triggers associations like treasures of the East, adventure, abandoned ghost towns, mysterious cultures and civilizations of which we generally know little. On your journey along the Silk Road you will follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and learn more about the glorious past of the once magnificent cities along this ancient trade route.

Day Trip to the Tiger Leaping Gorge Yunnan Province

Day Trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge with scenic hike. Yunnan
Active Tours

Spice up your your Yunnan Holiday with a day trip to the Tiger Leaping Gorge

A day trip from either Lijiang or Zhongdian to the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Yunnan Province, one of the deepest canyons in the world. The difference in height from the Yangtze River to the highest peak of Jade Dragon Mountain measures almost 4,000 meters. Along a high trail, you hike high above the Yangtze River and enjoy the most breathtaking views the Yunnan Province has to offer. The ideal family tour suitable for kids of 6 years or more.

Dynamic Yunnan

12-14 days
Active Tours
Private Tours

Cycling and Hiking: Explore and discover the Yunnan Province the active way

The Yunnan Active Tour was especially mapped out for all active travelers out there who are on the look out for a memorable and “out of the ordinary sightseeing stuff” trip, peppered with activities like cycling, hiking and encounters with the local population. Some days you choose your activity for the day, which leaves you with a maximum amount of freedom and flexibility while exploring the beautiful Yunnan Province in South-West China.

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.

Yunnan Tour: South of the Clouds

15-17 days
Active Tours
Private Tours

The comprehensive Yunnan Tour with 3 day hiking in 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!

Hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Active Tours
Golf & Trekking Trips

2 days hiking with breathtaking scenery in Tiger Leaping Gorge in Yunnan Province

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge: Enhance your Yunnan Yunnan experience with a 2 day hike through one of the deepest gorges in the world! This trek follows a scenic trail high above the Tiger Leaping Gorge along the Eastern slope of the Haba Mountain and offers some of the finest views in Yunnan. Stay overnight at a romantic guesthouse high above the Yangtze River with magnificent views of the snowcapped "5 fingers" of the Jade Dragon Mountain! Ideal for the keen hiker with limited time.