Suggested Private Tours for Yunnan

Suggested Private Tours for Yunnan

Short Yunnan Tours

For a short tour, it’s a good choice to travel for about 7 days, or you can also extend your trip according to your journey in Yunnan. Ciel Yunnan will provide different ticket booking services, so you can compose your favorite routes as a new itinerary.

It’s vast and mountainous from north to south in Yunnan. The trip can be limited by the time spent on traveling and transportation, so the journey may not cover much of the Yunnan region. We sincerely invite you to check our longer traveling proposals if you want to explore the attractive natural landscape of Yunnan and other provinces in China more deeply.

Also, do not hesitate to browse the destinations section of our site and consult us for a 100% tailor-made travel plan.

Rice Terraces Yuanyang

Sky Mirror: Yuanyang Rice Terraces Tour

4 days | Kunming, Shilin, Jianshui and Yuanyang
A short trip including the most beautiful and majestic rice terraces of China and lively ethnic markets.

Old city of Lijiang

Highlights of North Yunnan

7 days | Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La
Stroll around the charming old villages of Dali and Lijiang. Discover the stunning scenery and Tibetan culture of Shangri-La.

Jinghong Mekong River Market

Tropical China in Xishuangbanna

6 days | Jinghong, and Jingmai
As a locality of the Dai minority, the rice terraces, tea gardens, primitive forests, and valleys compose the marvelous landscapes of Xishuangbanna.

Red Land Luoxiagou Dongchuan

Dongchuan Red Land

2 days | Dongchuan
The Dongchuan Red Land is praised as “God’s palette”, which appeals and inspires photographers so much.

Luoping 2

Luoping, Canola Flower Ocean in Yunnan

3 days | Kunming, Luoping, and Puzhehei
Luoping is famous for its karst landscape and the spectacular Canola flower ocean.

Yujin Bridge in Shaxi

Weishan, Nuodeng and Shaxi, Ancient Tea Horse Road

4 days | Dali, Shaxi, and Lijiang
Explore the less touristy beautiful villages of Northwest Yunnan in 4 days.

Lama Shangri-La 1

Baima Nature Reserve and holy Mountain Khawa Karpo

4 days | Shangri-La, Deqin, and Benzilan
Mount Kawa Karpo rises to 6740 m. Three wide rivers flow through Mount Kawa Karpo, the Yangtze, the Mekong, and the Salween.

Lugu Lake Lijiang Yunnan

Lugu Lake, Wumu and Baoshan

5 days | Lugu Lake, Baoshan, and Wumu
A trip to immersed in the amazing villages away from the hustle and bustle.

2 and 3 Weeks Yunnan Tours

Yunnan is considered one of the most popular traveling destinations due to its colorful ethnic minority culture and multifarious geographical environment. It usually takes at least two weeks to get a real overview of the diversity of this mysterious region.

Starting from Xishuangbanna in the south to Shangri-La in the north, passing by Kunming, Dali, Jianshui, Yuanyang, and Lijiang, the region is vast, which implies transport times that are sometimes long and difficult to reconcile in a single week.

China is a big country, so why limit yourself to Yunnan? Guangxi and its magnificent landscapes around Guilin and Yangshuo, Sichuan for its emblematic pandas and the giant Buddha of Leshan, Tibet with the mystical atmosphere of its capital Lhasa but also Guizhou for its ethnic uniqueness are all proposals for extension presented by the provinces bordering Yunnan.

For travelers wishing to travel through China as a whole, the imperial China and minorities formula is essential. Beijing, Xi’an, and the essentials of Yunnan are on the program.

Below are examples of full tours through Yunnan or combining a tour in Yunnan with other parts of China. But these are flexible routes, we can adjust each of these according to your desires, budget, and the time available for exploring Yunnan.

Thanks to agreements with airlines operating to China, we can also offer domestic flights combined with the purchase of international flights, are cheaper. And do not buy your international flights by yourself, please consult us first to benefit from the best overall price!

Three Pagodas Dali

Wonders of Yunnan

16 days | Best seller
A travel plan for travelers who want to explore the most attractive landscapes of Yunnan in one trip.


Northern Yunnan Tour

15 days | Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La
Deeply explore northern Yunnan and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan range dotted with extraordinary encounters with minorities living on the borders of Tibet.

Market Jinping

Semi-independent Travel in Yunnan

16 days | Affordable travel
A trip for travelers used to traveling economically and independently. Our agency provides services as the list shows in this website.


Highlights of Yunnan (with Xishuangbanna)

24 days | Combine the highlights of Yunnan’s north and south
A 24-day travel plan includes the classics of Yunnan and destinations off the beaten track. Explore the colorful minority culture and varied scenery of Yunnan during the trip.

Festival of Minorites Yunnan

Deep Exploration of Yunnan (with Deqin & Tacheng)

17 days | Meili Snow Mountain
A journey from Kunming to Shangri-La via Lijiang with small detours in intimate Yunnan. Magical natural sites and meeting of minorities on the borders of Tibet.

Tours in Combination with the Neighboring Provinces of Yunnan


Yunnan and Tibet Tour

17 days | Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Lhasa, and Shigatse
A travel plan includes the most stunning places of northern Yunnan and the religious and cultural highlights of mysterious Tibet.

Yao Minorities

Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guilin: villages & minorities

17 days | Lijiang, Shangri-La, Dali, Zhaoxing, Guilin, and Yangshuo
These three provinces of southern China are home to some of the most famous natural scenery in China. You can experience a variety of colorful minority.


Magnificent China: Beijing, Xi’an & Yunnan

18 days | Beijing, Xi’an, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Dali, and Yuanyang
A travel plan includes the attractive historical places of northern China and the rural area of Yunnan.


Yunnan and Sichuan: Pandas and Mountains

16 days | Yuanyang, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Chengdu, Leshan, and Emeishan
A stay on horseback between Yunnan and Sichuan along the Himalayan chain to discover the land of pandas, pepper and the big Buddha.


On the borders of Yunnan and Sichuan

17 days | Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, Ganzi, and Chengdu
Travel overland from Yunnan to Sichuan, crossing North Yunnan and West Sichuan, on the Tibetan plateau between Shangri La and Tagong, crossing through the Yading reserve and the Tibetan areas of Litang or Danba.