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.

China Grand Tour: Explore China by Train

15-17 days
Active Tours
Private Tours
Sichuan Tours

Train Travel China: Journey thoughout China by all sorts of trains

Travel and Explore China in the best way possible: by train! The construction of the modern high-speed train network in China makes it now possible to travel in China in a fast, comfortable and economical way. You travel comfortably on board of the modern high-speed trains through the rural areas of China. From the train window you experience China from close-up and from a different perspective! Another unique experience will be your journey on a Chinese overnight train and the ride with the antique steam train of a former coal mine in Sichuan Province.

Exploring the northern Yunnan Province

12-14 days
Active Tours
Private Tours

Travel the fascinating landscapes of north Yunnan in China. Hiking to Yubeng Village

A journey to the spectacular northern part of Yunnan province in China, with hiking tour to Yubeng Village. The up to 6'700m high peaks of the year-round snow-covered mountains in the north of Yunnan Province are among the most spectacular natural landscapes in China. Deep gorges, raging rivers and hidden monasteries define the landscape on this varied journey through Yunnan. You will experience a pristine Yunnan province away from the big tourist flows, which impresses with its impressive natural beauty as well as the hospitality of the ethnic minorities of this region. 

Journey to Yangshuo: The fairytale landscape of Guangxi Province

Guangxi Travel
6-8 days
Active Tours
China Tour
Family Tours
Private Tours

Travel and explore the stunning Guangxi Province in China

The region around Yangshuo i Guangxi Province is one of the most scenic and beautiful landscapes in China. Sooner or later everyone will come face to face with this fairytale landscape during a trip to China, because the karst landscape of Yangshuo in the south of China is so famous that it even serves as a motif for the 20RMB banknote of the Chinese National Bank. On this trip we will take you to the fascinating karst hills of Yangshuo as well as the scenic rice terraces of Longsheng in the north of the province.

Hiking / Trekking Tiger Leaping Gorge

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge
3-5 days
Active Tours
Family Tours
Golf & Trekking Trips

3 days of breathtaking scenery suitable for families

Wedged between the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the Haba Mountain, the impressive Tiger Leaping Gorge is reputedly the world’s deepest canyon. You walk along a scenic trail high above the Yangtze River in fresh air and stunning views of the snow capped peaks of the Jade Dragon Mountain. This tour ranks amongst the best scenic treks you can undertake in China! It is also suitable for families with children above 8 years old.

Hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Travel 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.

Yunnan Tour: South of the Clouds

Yunnan Travel, The Rice Terraces of Yuanyang
15-17 days
Active Tours
Private Tours

The in-depth tour of Yunnan Province in China with 3 days hiking in the Tiger Leaping Gorge

Get an insight of the Yunnan Province. Travel “South of the Clouds”.  That melodious name is the literal translation of Yunnan Province in China and reflects its climate, which is pleasant throughout the year, and the open-mindedness and friendliness of its inhabitants. Come with us on an in-depth journey through Yunnan Province in south-west China. From the magnificent rice terraces of Yuanyang this exciting Yunnan journey takes you through the sub-tropical Xishuangbanna all the way up to the eastern Tibetan Plateau, 3,300 meters high!

Active Tour from Yunnan in China to Laos

Travel overland from Yunnan in China to Luang Prabang in Laos
12-14 days
Active Tours
Budget Tours
Crossborder-Tours
Private Tours

Dynamic 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.

Dynamic Yunnan

Yunnan Province. Travel South-West Chna
12-14 days
Active Tours
Private Tours

Yunnan active holidays: 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.

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.