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.

Yunnan: Mighty Rivers & Holy Mountains

9-11 days
Private Tours

Travel the Yunnan Province off the beaten track

A journey to the northern part of Yunnan province, one of the most impressive and diverse regions of China. Deep gorges, rapid-flowing rivers, hidden monasteries, impressive glaciers and snow-covered peaks dominate the landscape of this multifaceted journey through Yunnan. You travel along the Yangtze  and Mekong rivers and move in the footsteps of Swiss and French missionaries who labored here 200 years ago.

Idyllic Lugu Lake & Walking Marriages

9-11 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

In the "Kingdom of Daughters"

This wonderful journey gives you an insight into the cultural and ethnic variety of the Yunnan Province in south-west China. 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!

China Travel: Fascinating Yunnan Province

9-11 days
Cultural Tours
Private Tours

The comprehensive Journey throughout the Yunnan Province

A journey through Yunnan Province in south-west China. On this trip, you explore the spectacular landscapes of the northern Part of Yunnan Province, where you will experience some of the lesser known tribes and areas of the abundant Yunnan Province: the Bai, Naxi, Yi, as well as the Tibetans. A fascinating journey through rural China far away from big tour groups. Ideal for travelers who want to experience the “real” China and at the same time not miss the most important sights.

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.

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.

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.