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Tours > China Tour >  Yunnan Tour

Trip code: YN-YAVN6

Private tour: Daily departure from Kuminh with English speaking local guide (English, German and French speaking provincial guides available on request at surcharge).


DAY 1 Kunming - ARRIVAL (D)
Meet with your guide and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a walk around the Green Lake park and take a first glimpse at local way of life before dinner at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2 Kunming – Jianshui (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Jianshui, once the economic and cultural capital of Southern Yunnan through Tonghai and the village of Xingmeng still inhabited by the descendants of Mongolian conquerors sent to Yunnan as part of the expeditionary army of Kubilai Khan some seven hundred year ago. In Jianshui, stroll along the colorful streets of the town and the fortified walls near the Muslim quarter. Lunch en route. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at The Family Zhu’s Garden.

DAY 3 Jianshui - Yuanyuang - (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, continue your visit of Jianshui. You will appreciate the typical architecture of the town: Confucius Temple set in a magnificent site with its glistening glazed tile roof, the garden of the Family Zhu, a typical residential structure of southern Yunnan. Outside of town, stop at the Twin Dragon Bridge built during the Qing Dynasty and the village of Tuanshan where traditional architecture and wood carvings have been left intact. Continue your journey through interesting landscapes to Yuanyang, the center of many traditional minorities and set in magnificent landscapes of terrace fields. Lunch en route and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Yun Ti Hotel***.

DAY 4 Yuanyang (B,L,D)
 Breakfast at hotel. Yuanyang is located at 2000 meters above sea level and the entire mountains here are sculpted with terrace-field commonly called “the ladder of the sky”. Tour the local market in Yuanyang or in a surrounding village, according to the occurrence where you will discover in their full traditional costumes the Hani, the Yi, Miao and Yao minorities. Spend your day outside in the villages giving you a unique opportunity to approach the villagers and see their special techniques of agriculture. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants. Overnight at Yun Ti Hotel***.

Breakfast at hotel. Continue the journey throughout the lush and tropical vegetation towards the south to the border town of Hekou. Tonight, you will enjoy the lively atmosphere of this bustling border town. Lunch en route and dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Comfort Inn**.

DAY 6 Hekou - Lao Cai (Vietnam) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, cross to Vietnam over the Friendship Bridge and meet with your Discovery Indochina guide who will wait for you on the other side of the bridge (if extension in Vietnam has been booked with Discovery Indochina).

Trip includes:
Acommodation in twin shared room, meals as specified in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner), transfers and tours with English speaking local guides, all entrance fees, room taxes and baggage handling.

Trip excludes:
International airfare; airport taxes, Visa, meals not indicated, personal expenses Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinners.
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.        



Name of hotel

Address & phone



96 East Dongfeng Road, Kunming, Yunnan
Tel. (86-871) 316 3000

Best Way

529 Beijing Road, Kunming, Yunnan
Tel. (86-871) 610 8888

Swiss snow Inn

34, Sifangjie, Lijiang
Tel. (86-888) 518 4851, 518 4862


Kunming Hotel

52 Dong Feng Dong Road, Kunming 650051
Tel. (86-871) 316 2063

Tai Li

39 Huancheng Nan Road, Kunming 650041
Tel. (86-871) 330 5888

Old Town Inn

Jishan Road, Xinyi Street, Lijiang 674100
Tel. (86-888) 518 9000


Kunming Hotel

52 Dong Feng Dong Road, Kunming 650051
Tel. (86-871) 316 2063

Tai Li

39 Huancheng Nan Road, Kunming 650041
Tel. (86-871) 330 5888

Grand Lijiang

Xinyi Road, Lijiang, Yunnan
Tel. (86-888) 512 8888


Harbour Plaza

20 Hong Hua Qiao, Kunming, Yunnan 650031
Tel. (86-871) 538 6688

Bank Hotel

399 Youth Road, Kunming, Yunnan
Tel. (86-871) 315 8888

Guan Fang

Shangri-La Road, Lijiang, Yunnan
Tel. (86-888) 518 8888



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