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Yunnan & Sichuan

  • Duration
    17 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    $6,380pp

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.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 14 , Lunches: 13 , Dinners: 14
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    14 nights in star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 29
  • Physical Rating 4Learn More
    X A good level of fitness is required as you can expect to be walking, or taking part in a physical activity like cycling, for longer periods of time on several days throughout the tour, and may be required to tackle some more challenging terrain. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Extended walking. Physical activities on challenging terrain.
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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.

    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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!

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Leshan
    Day 11: Leshan

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

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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'.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • 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.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 16-17
    Fly Chengdu To Australia
    Days 16-17: Fly Chengdu To Australia

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

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 2
    Jinjiang Hotel
    Jinjiang Hotel
    JinJiang Hotel is located close to Kunming's main attractions. Each of its air conditioned, modern en-suite rooms include satellite television, a minibar, complimentary toiletries and tea making facilities. The hotel is home to one revolving restaurant as well as 6 dining options and a bar. The onsite fitness centre and spa is a highlight.
  • Nights 2
    Asia Hotel
    Tourist Zone, the Old Town of Dali, Yunnan Province, China
    Asia Hotel
    Backed by the snow-capped Cangshan Mountain range and facing Erhai Lake, the four-star Asian Star Hotel offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the natural scenery of this area. The hotel offers an onsite restaurant, fitness room and currency exchange facilities. All of the rooms feature air conditioning, a telephone and a view of the mountain or lake.
  • Nights 3
    Adange Hotel
    No. 1317 Shangri-la Road, Lijiang, Yunnan, China
    Adange Hotel
    Located in the city centre of Lijiang, the Adange 4 star hotel offers 283 elegantly furnished en-suite rooms equipped with air conditioning, satellite television, safety deposit box and refrigerator. The onsite restaurant offers local Chinese and Western dishes. A swimming pool and gym are also available.
  • Nights 3
    Xinliang Hotel
    Xinliang Hotel
    The 4-star Xinliang Hotel is located in the heart of Chengdu, just a short distance from some of the cities key attractions. The hotel's interior was inspired by Bashu culture and blended with a modern charm. Enjoy the recreational facilities available to you, including a sauna and steamroom designed for escapism and relaxation.
  • Nights 2
    Emeishan Grand Hotel
    Near Bao Guo Temple, Emei County, Leshan, China
    Emeishan Grand Hotel
    The Emeishan Grand Hotel guarantees guests a peaceful stay, close to the city's biggest attractions. Home to 458 modern, en-suite bedrooms, all provide Wifi, air conditioning, a minibar, tea making facilities and satellite television. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and sauna.
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
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Yunnan & Sichuan map

Places Visited: Australia - Kunming (2N) - Dali (2N) - Lijiang (3N) - Chongqing - Wulong (2N) - Leshan - Emishan (2N) - Chengdu (2N)

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