Yunnan is a province of great diversity.
Surrounded by Tibet, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Guizhou, Guanxi
and Sichuan and with almost a third of its population belonging
to one of 25 different minority groups, the colorful cultural
mix is fascinating and contrasting influences are seen everywhere.
Geography is varied with tropical forests
in the south in Xishuangbanna and snowy peaks along the northern
Tibetan border. Forest covered mountains and sparkling lakes
in fertile plains make for staggering scenery. An amazing
array of fruit, vegetables and flowers are grown in Yunnan
all year round.
For centuries the province remained an independent
kingdom despite the Han Dynasty's attempts at invasion. In
the 13th century, Yunnan was conquered by Kublai Khan and
the Mongols ruled the province for a century or so, before
being overthrown by the Ming dynasty. Yunnan has stayed somewhat
isolated from mainstream Chinese culture due to its location
"South of the Clouds" (yu nan) but is strategically
important because of its position at the crossroads of Asia
Yunnan is still a remarkable contrast
to the rest of the country although it now has good communications
and accessibility. Kunming, the capital, is a melting pot
of all the province's history and influences rich with well
restored temples, and natural wonders such as Stone Forest
and Lake Dianchi. Lijang is in the heart of Naxi minority
country amid the mountains. Dali was the capital of the independent
Nazhao Empire, is home to the Bai people and has a beautifully
preserved old city. Xishaungbanna is the tropical home of
the Dai People and borders the Mekong region.
We have more than 20 Private Yunnan travel to
the most attractive places: Stone Forest in Kunming, Tree Pagodas
in Dali, Lugu Lake in Lijiang, Meili Snow Mountain in Deqin, amazing
rice terraces in Yuanyang, Zhu Family Garden in Jianshui.... We
specialize in customizing or tailor making a package to make it
do exactly what you want, and there's no charge for this service.
We can easily customize an existing Yunnan Kunming tour to meet
Our Yunnan travel below are full travel service
which includes hotel booking, private picking up from Kunming airport
or railway station to hotel, tour around Yunnan, seeing you off
at the airport. The private guided tours are tailor-made for you
exclusively. No other participants will be in your group and you
will not take part into any tours of others on land services.
The Yunnan travel below do not include
arrrival and departure airfare, you have to book your flight
tickets before taking any of tours below, if you have questions
in booking flight tickets, please let us know, we will help
or give suggestions.