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.

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.

Hunan Province in China: A journey to the Valley of the Dong villages

12-14 days
Private Tours

Travel Hunan and Guangxi in China: Karst Landscapes and Drum Towers

Travel in China: Journey through the provinces of Hunan and Guangxi in the south of China. The Guangxi province is famous for its Karst hill landscape around Guilin and Yangshuo as well as the fascinating  Longji Rice Terraces of Long Sheng. In an exciting contrast stands the rather unknown Hunan Province, which offers a lovely landscape dotted with numerous, wonderful Dong minority villages as well as beautiful "Wind and Rain Bridges". The absolute highlight of your Hunan journey is the visit of the impressive national parks Zhangjiajie and Wulingyuan.

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.

Sichuan Tour from Chengdu to the ancient Salt Wells of Zigong

6-8 days
Sichuan Tours

A journey to the south of the Sichuan Province, China

A journey through Sichuan from Chengdu to the Buddhist grottos of Anyue and to the salt well of Shenhai in the city of Zigong in China. The stone sculptures of Anyue, more than 1,200 years old, are among the most beautiful of their kind in the world. On this Sichuan tour you will also visit the salt well of Zigong and the salt museum with an interesting exhibit about the ancient salt trade in Sichuan, China. The visit to the world’s biggest Buddha in Leshan and a lovely walk at the holy Emei mountain round off this tour to Sichuan Province.

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!

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!