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.

Travel the Tibetan Highlands of Western Sichuan

9-11 days
Private Tours
Sichuan Tours

Explore the magnificent tibetan highlands from west Sichuan to Yunnan in China

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.

Travel the Sichuan Province in China: The Highlights

6-8 days
Private Tours
Sichuan Tours

A journey through the magnificent Sichuan Province

Travel through the Sichuan province in the southwest of China. Journey to the highlights of Sichuan Province, which is one of the most exciting and varied provinces in China, both scenically, culturally and culinary. Thanks to direct flights from Europe to Chengdu, Sichuan province is now even easier and faster to reach. Starting point of this Sichuan journey is the pulsating metropolis Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province. From Chengdu, your journey takes you to Leshan Giant Buddha, the largest Buddha statue in the world.

The magnificent Rice Terraces of Yuanyang

3-5 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

China's most magnificent terraced rice fields are in Yunnan Province

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.

Yunnan in Style: The luxury Yunnan journey

6-8 days
Private Tours

The ideal busines trip extension for the exhausted managers out there

The "stress-releaved" Yunnan journey. The ideal extention to your business trip to China: Discover the authentic Yunnan in the south-west of China with a touch of luxury. Far away from the usual crowd of tourists you travel by private vehicla via remote country roads and in doing so get to know the charming Yunnan province from a completely different perspective. You will stay in tastefully decorated boutique lodges or hotels, which meet even higher demands and will make your Yunnan trip an even more relaxing and enjoyable experience!

The Yunnan Province at a glance

6-8 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

The comprehensive Journey through the varied Yunnan province in southwest China

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.

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!