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Yunnan & Sichuan

  • Duration

    17 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    $6,080pp
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As two of the most fascinating, diverse and colourful provinces in China, Yunnan and Sichuan are utopias of wonder, from the lofty peaks of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the colourful calcite pools of Huanglong, to the lovable nature of the Giant Panda.

Tour Highlights

Our Yunnan & Sichuan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Yunnan & Sichuan Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a good amount of time available to tour in China and who are interested in enjoying an in depth tour of the provinces of Yunnan and Sichuan. This tour is a moderate pace, and therefore there are periods of walking.

  • Days 1-2

    FLY OVERNIGHT TO KUNMING

    DAYS 1-2: FLY OVERNIGHT TO KUNMING

    Fly to the relaxed city of Kunming. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3

    STONE FOREST

    DAY 3: STONE FOREST

    Spend the morning meandering through the formations of the UNESCO-listed Stone Forest, where towering limestone pillars stand tree-like in a fascinating illusion of woodland. Return to Kunming and in the evening, sample the local delicacy, Across the Bridge Noodles. Tonight, there is also the option to see a colourful showcase of Yunnan’s performing arts.

  • Day 4

    DISCOVER DALI

    DAY 4: DISCOVER DALI

    Travel to Dali, a charming town that offers a peek at the China of times-gone-by. Begin your tour by exploring the fascinating old quarter and lively market to soak up the local atmosphere. Next, visit the age-old Three Pagodas and later this evening, take a stroll down Foreigners' Street.

  • Day 5

    ERHAI CRUISE

    DAY 5: ERHAI CRUISE

    Spend the morning cruising the mirror-like waters of Erhai Lake, admiring the spectacular scenery provided by the Cang Mountains. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to further explore the area.

  • Day 6

    TRAVEL TO LIJIANG

    DAY 6: TRAVEL TO LIJIANG

    This morning, explore Xizhou Village, where you can mingle with traditionally-dressed Naxi women, and browse its lively local market. Drive to Lijiang, set in the foothills of the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit the Black Dragon Pool, where there are wonderful views of the mountains.

  • Day 7

    JADE DRAGON SNOW MOUNTAIN

    DAY 7: JADE DRAGON SNOW MOUNTAIN

    A magnificent mountain, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain comprises several peaks, the tallest of which soars 5,500 metres. Taking a cable car, explore one of the beautiful high meadows and enjoy the amazing vistas. On the way back to Lijiang, visit Baisha old town to view the fascinating frescoes painted during the Ming Dynasty followed by a visit to the Embroidery School.

  • Day 8

    TIGER LEAPING GORGE

    DAY 8: TIGER LEAPING GORGE

    Journey to the 3,000-metre-deep Tiger Leaping Gorge. With its backdrop of snow capped mountains, it is one of China's most extraordinary sights with spectacular and breathtaking views. Return to Lijiang and explore the old quarter; the quintessential Chinese 'old town' and wander the jumble of cobbled streets, traditional wooden buildings and rustic stone bridges.

  • Day 9

    WULONG

    DAY 9: WULONG

    Fly to Chongqing and transfer to Wulong – an area of stunning natural scenery with towering limestone karsts, deep gorges, caves and natural bridges. Its remote location has ensured that the park is relatively unspoilt. It will come as no surprise that Wulong is a UNESCO World Heritage site!

  • Day 10

    THREE BRIDGES NATIONAL PARK AND LONGSHUIXIA

    DAY 10: THREE BRIDGES NATIONAL PARK AND LONGSHUIXIA

    Today, visit Three Bridges National Park, a rare geological wonder consisting of three natural karst bridges: Tianlong Bridge, Qinglong Bridge and Heilong Bridge. Continue to Longshuixia Fissure, a narrow fault line that has been carved out by the river.

  • Day 11

    LESHAN

    DAY 11: LESHAN

    Take a scenic drive to Leshan and upon arrival, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Day 12

    GRAND BUDDHA

    DAY 12: GRAND BUDDHA

    Take a day trip to see the 71-metre high UNESCO-listed Grand Buddha. Completed in the year 803, it is said that the Buddha's presence has calmed the turbulent waters of the river. View the Buddha from below on a short boat trip, which will give you a great perspective of the impressive rock carving. Later, continue to Emeishan.

  • Day 13

    EXPLORE MOUNT EMEISHAN

    DAY 13: EXPLORE MOUNT EMEISHAN

    Mount Emeishan is the cradle of the Buddhist religion in China with the first temple built on its peak in the 1st-century. Take a cable car to the summit and admire the striking and diverse natural beauty of the mountain and surrounding landscape. Spend the day soaking up the ambience and exploring.

  • Day 14

    CHENGDU

    DAY 14: CHENGDU

    Travel to Chengdu and take a walk through the famous snack street – Jinli! Tonight, there is an option to see a performance of the Sichuan Opera, famous for 'face changing'.

  • Day 15

    PANDAS

    DAY 15: PANDAS

    Visit Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre to see and learn about China's celebrated bears. See them up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat as they chomp through piles of bamboo. Later, stroll through People's Park, visit traditional teahouse and see Matchmaker's Corner where parents search for worthy suitors for their children. This evening, dine on mouthwatering Sichuanese cuisine.

  • Days 16-17

    FLY CHENGDU TO AUSTRALIA

    DAYS 16-17: FLY CHENGDU TO AUSTRALIA

    Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 9°c
  • 16mm
  • Dali
  • 8°c
  • 14mm
  • Lijiang
  • 6°c
  • 2mm
  • Chongqing
  • 8°c
  • 20mm
  • Leshan
  • 7°c
  • 17mm
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 10°c
  • 16mm
  • Dali
  • 9°c
  • 23mm
  • Lijiang
  • 8°c
  • 6mm
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 21mm
  • Leshan
  • 9°c
  • 23mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 14°c
  • 20mm
  • Dali
  • 12°c
  • 28mm
  • Lijiang
  • 10°c
  • 17mm
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 36mm
  • Leshan
  • 13°c
  • 41mm
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 17°c
  • 24mm
  • Dali
  • 14°c
  • 24mm
  • Lijiang
  • 13°c
  • 21mm
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 105mm
  • Leshan
  • 19°c
  • 81mm
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 19°c
  • 97mm
  • Dali
  • 18°c
  • 66mm
  • Lijiang
  • 17°c
  • 56mm
  • Chongqing
  • 23°c
  • 152mm
  • Leshan
  • 22°c
  • 98mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 20°c
  • 181mm
  • Dali
  • 20°c
  • 178mm
  • Lijiang
  • 18°c
  • 167mm
  • Chongqing
  • 26°c
  • 171mm
  • Leshan
  • 25°c
  • 154mm
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 20°c
  • 202mm
  • Dali
  • 20°c
  • 186mm
  • Lijiang
  • 18°c
  • 242mm
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Leshan
  • 26°c
  • 276mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 20°c
  • 204mm
  • Dali
  • 19°c
  • 219mm
  • Lijiang
  • 17°c
  • 207mm
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 134mm
  • Leshan
  • 26°c
  • 299mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 19°c
  • 119mm
  • Dali
  • 18°c
  • 158mm
  • Lijiang
  • 16°c
  • 161mm
  • Chongqing
  • 24°c
  • 128mm
  • Leshan
  • 22°c
  • 163mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 16°c
  • 79mm
  • Dali
  • 15°c
  • 104mm
  • Lijiang
  • 13°c
  • 70mm
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 92mm
  • Leshan
  • 18°c
  • 66mm
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 12°c
  • 42mm
  • Dali
  • 11°c
  • 33mm
  • Lijiang
  • 9°c
  • 16mm
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 46mm
  • Leshan
  • 14°c
  • 34mm
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Kunming
  • 9°c
  • 11mm
  • Dali
  • 8°c
  • 15mm
  • Lijiang
  • 6°c
  • 4mm
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 25mm
  • Leshan
  • 9°c
  • 12mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
Yunnan & Sichuan map

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