2008 Yunnan Explorer:8 day China Tour

2008 Yunnan Explorer - 8 days

Yunnan at dawn will reveal to you the beauty of Shangri-La.

As the mist of dawn rises from the mountain peaks and quiet streets of Yunnan, you will understand the overwhelming allure of Shangri-La and experience an exotic Asian paradise.

Encounter China's most impressive natural landscapes in Yunnan Province, home to ethnic minority groups who maintain the traditions and cultures that set them apart as national treasures. Whether you're speaking to a monk at a hilltop monastery, left speechless by the thundering power of the Yangtze River at Tiger Leaping Gorge or shopping for local handicrafts at a small Naxi marketplace, you are sure to be mesmerised by Yunnan's manifold wonders.

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian.

Trip grading: MODERATE Suitable for travellers with an average to above-average level of fitness and mobility. Prepare for some long road journeys and high altitude in Zhongdian.

What's included: 7 nights hotel accommodation, flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader based on a minimum of seven travellers, local English-speaking guide throughout, arrival and departure transfers, and breakfast daily.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15


Not Ready to go Home Yet?: From Kunming you can easily add a Yangtze River cruise or a jaunt to Indochina to your journey – both are just a short flight away. Experience the awesome Three Gorges Dam, or the cultural treasure-troves of Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos before heading home.

Ask our Travellers: "We added your 'Yunnan Explorer' onto another trip of ours that brought us to China - can I just say that the differences between you and your 'competition' are astounding? From the hotels we stayed at to the calibre and professionalism of our leader and local guide, we were impressed every step of the way and wish we had done our entire trip with Travel Indochina."  Z. Templeton - UK

Tip's for your Holiday: In Lijiang you can stop at one of the canal-side local cafés to try a ‘Naxi Sandwich’  – a regional specialty.

Responsible Travel: In Zhongdian your visit with a local Tibetan family allows first-hand insight into the daily life and issues faced by the people who call these picturesque villages home.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

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  • 30/10/2008 | Closed
  • 13/11/2008 | Request
  • 27/11/2008 | Request


  • Days 1 to 2   - Kunming & Dali 
  • Days 3 to 4   - Lijiang 
  • Days 5 to 6   - Zhongdian
  • Days 7 to 8   - Kunming