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.

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.

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!

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.

Southern Yunnan and northern Vietnam via Dien Bien Fu

12-14 days
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Travel overland 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 splendid 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.

Travel from China to Vietnam by Railway

15-17 days
China Tour
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Railway Journey from Beijing in China to Hanoi in Vietnam

China journey by Rail from China to Vietnam. With the construction of the modern CRH high-speed railway network, a journey by rail in China has become a pleasant travel experience. With more than 300 kilometers per hour you travel comfortably through the rural areas of China. You travel across the border into Vietnam where you travel by the nostalgic, over 100 years old night train at leisurely pace from Lao Cai to Hanoi. On this China trip you will follow the footsteps of the French colonialists and ride aboard the antique Jiayang steam train in Sichuan Province.